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by chiron
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: FORscan for the RX8
Replies: 51
Views: 1383

Re: FORscan for the RX8

If you want to download your as-built data, you can get it directly from Mazda here:

https://www5.b2b.mazda.co.jp/asbuilt/fa ... l&direct=1
by chiron
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: FORscan for the RX8
Replies: 51
Views: 1383

Re: FORscan for the RX8

Pretty sure the BCM controls the door locking, FORScan seems to be capable of enabling it on on other vehicles: Here is an article on it for Fiestas: https://owenashurst.com/?p=352 I drive through sketchy parts of London. The doors are always locked! @chiron I'm not aware of an interface between the...
by chiron
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: FORscan for the RX8
Replies: 51
Views: 1383

Re: FORscan for the RX8

Subscribed!!! This is great info.

I would love to know if there is a speed-locking feature available like VW's e.g. locks the doors when you drive above 5mph.
by chiron
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: BigPete's
Topic: 231 Bridge port lighten and balanced (sold)
Replies: 20
Views: 1314

Re: 231 Bridge port lighten and balanced

That is a stonking bargain. Worth trashing your engine just so you can swap this in.

have a free bump...
by chiron
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: 93 RX-7 FD Project
Replies: 24
Views: 1480

Re: 93 RX-7 FD Project

If you want to sell any of the OEM engine bay bits I may be in the market for some! e.g. air box etc
by chiron
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX8 now...... but whats your car history?
Replies: 641
Views: 32288

Re: RX8 now...... but whats your car history?

30 years driving: Fiat Panda (with twin sunroofs) Rover 214 - utter sh*t, the sh*t, least reliable car i have ever owned Triumph Spitfire - loved it. Toyota MR2 Mk1 - the best car I ever owned Rx7 FD3 - the second best car... Rx8 - the 3rd best car?! also numerous other unmentionable euro-boxes, jap...
by chiron
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: rusty sills
Replies: 34
Views: 3017

Re: rusty sills

I'm looking for a repair panel for the end of the sill near the rear wheel. Anyone make these? Seems a shame to buy a full sill just to cut the end off.
by chiron
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: reducing air intake temps
Replies: 29
Views: 2440

Re: reducing air intake temps

My IAT's run +2 degrees above ambient most of the time, they only rise to +15C or more when in stationary city traffic. I fitted a wrapped tubular manifold and an AEM copy intake running a custom K&N cone filter. It's also been mapped by Carl so the fan temps are reduced too. If I insulated the inta...
by chiron
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: MOT cat needed - any good ones?
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: MOT cat needed - any good ones?

We have some lovely 3" inch CATS both 200 CEL (MOT friendly) and 100 CEL ones which do not harm performance. www.ryanrotaryperformance/com/shop You've just been remote-mapping mine, Carl! It won't be staying on the car, i've got a gutted stock cat with its heat shields and extra insulation to keep ...
by chiron
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: MOT cat needed - any good ones?
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: MOT cat needed - any good ones?

Would prefer a new one, but it is only going to get used once a year.
by chiron
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: MOT cat needed - any good ones?
Replies: 4
Views: 253

MOT cat needed - any good ones?

:?:

My MOT is due and the car is decatted. Are there any cheap MOT cats worth buying for MOT time?

I've had eBay specials before but they barely passed the emissions.

The car is ported, mapped and running a tubular manifold and cat back
by chiron
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Copper spark plugs... erm.
Replies: 41
Views: 2851

Re: Copper spark plugs... erm.

I've added my images and info to the other thread. I may create one for the public side of the forum too as it could help future owners.

I'm also keen to get the dodgy suppliers exposed.
by chiron
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Only 629 RX-8 R3's Left !!
Replies: 60
Views: 4535

Re: Only 705 RX-8 R3's Left !!

On the flip side those of us that do keep our rotaries will be in possession of rare ( getting rarer ) beasts :D Who knows twenty years from now we could be sitting on little gold mines 8) My FD3 rocketed up in value from £3500 to £12k in 5 years. So now i'm wondering how long we will still have pe...
by chiron
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Copper spark plugs... erm.
Replies: 41
Views: 2851

Re: Copper spark plugs... erm.

Any idea which post? I've found several
by chiron
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Copper spark plugs... erm.
Replies: 41
Views: 2851

Re: Copper spark plugs... erm.

Phil, I think those are fakes - I think I just fell victim to the same scam. Look at the NGK logos on the boxes - some have the "R" circle next to the NGK logo, others don't. The yellow is different colour on each box too. I've just received a set from Greece (yeah, I know, I know... :oops: ), they...
by chiron
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Copper spark plugs... erm.
Replies: 41
Views: 2851

Re: Copper spark plugs... erm.

More info here:




and here over at the VW scene...

https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread. ... -or-Amazon
by chiron
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Copper spark plugs... erm.
Replies: 41
Views: 2851

Re: Copper spark plugs... erm.

Phil, I think those are fakes - I think I just fell victim to the same scam. Look at the NGK logos on the boxes - some have the "R" circle next to the NGK logo, others don't. The yellow is different colour on each box too. I've just received a set from Greece (yeah, I know, I know... :oops: ), they ...

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