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by chiron
Mon May 25, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Windscreen sun shade ?
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Windscreen sun shade ?

Hi,

Can anybody recommend a decent windscreen sun shade? e.g. one that fits the RX8 and keeps it cool?
by chiron
Mon May 25, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fake parts for your RX-8
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Re: Fake parts for your RX-8

Don't forget the fake NGK spark plugs from Greece:

viewtopic.php?f=58&t=79004
by chiron
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: Long Term Fuel Trim (LTFT) always zero
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Long Term Fuel Trim (LTFT) always zero

It was zero before we started the mapping process and it is still zero now. The point is that it is ALWAYS zero. Reading around on the cesspit of arguments that is rx8club.com I found the following useful post that suggests there are 3 MAF points at which the LTFT is written. https://www.rx8club.com...
by chiron
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: Long Term Fuel Trim (LTFT) always zero
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Long Term Fuel Trim (LTFT) always zero

My LTFT is always zero. It never changes. I first noticed this when Carl at rrp did some MAF scaling and tuning for me with Mazdaedit.

I can see STFT moving a few % during closed loop but LTFT is always zero. It's been like this for over a year with no obvious issues.

Any ideas?
by chiron
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: Aux and vdi opening rpm
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Aux and vdi opening rpm

They'll be some benefit in delaying the port opening times. Have a play see how you go. If the primary is standard the SSV should be left alone but you can have a play with the VDI and APV. Hi Carl, I might be up for doing some more tuning work with your kit again. The ssv is an area that could be ...
by chiron
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: De cat vs Sports cat
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: De cat vs Sports cat

Has anyone here had a VOSA roadside check? Never heard of it happening. cant remember if it was silverstone or donny but vosa were pulling some cars in on the way out last year. Police regularly do stings around Silverstone. I got pulled in an untaxed campervan about 2 years ago. Completely forgot ...
by chiron
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: exhaust set up with no drone
Replies: 21
Views: 566

Re: exhaust set up with no drone

Mine is 2005 231 with toyosport catback, gutted OEM cat, toyosport tubular manifold, AEM copy intake. Its been MAF scaled and mapped and will spit flames in 3rd gear over-run. It drones at around 3500 but isnt too bad. I've added extra sound insulation in the boot which helps. I'm about to fit an RB...
by chiron
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: RX8 on the Mongol Rally?... (10,000 mile trip to Eastern Siberia)
Replies: 50
Views: 1006

Re: RX8 on the Mongol Rally?... (10,000 mile trip to Eastern Siberia)

sounds utterly stupid to attempt in an RX8....


DO IT !
by chiron
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Kids and the car
Replies: 1
Views: 851

Re: Kids and the car

Pro-tip: the rear belt buckle is a PITA with a baby seat. You can swap it for a genuine Mazda 3 rear buckle for extra space.

EDIT: or use ISOFIX.

We've got 5yo and the rex is still our daily driver.
by chiron
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Electronic Throttle Body operation and calibration
Replies: 9
Views: 6717

Re: Electronic Throttle Body operation and calibration

A lot of this is accessible in Mazdaedit. When I remapped mine I spent a while "linearising" the pedal map as I didn't like the non-linear pedal map below 30%.
by chiron
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: FORscan for the RX8
Replies: 51
Views: 1499

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: 1499

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: 1499

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
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: 93 RX-7 FD Project
Replies: 75
Views: 2877

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: 645
Views: 33159

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: 3403

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: 2564

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: 258

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: 258

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: 258

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: 2984

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: 71
Views: 5012

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: 2984

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: 2984

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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