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by 13Black
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Digital compression tester?
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Digital compression tester?

I've had a Twisted Rotors TR-01 for years, always treated me well.
by 13Black
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Digital compression tester?
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Digital compression tester?

They're quite new to the market, built by a chap called Ciprian Dalvaru in Bucharest.

This seller is seemingly not impressed, yay rotary community doing it's thing. Drama drama llama.

by 13Black
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Jet Air and other questions
Replies: 31
Views: 754

Re: Jet Air question

That's the one! There's usually a little metal bracket and pipe under the APV motor that is part of the pipework also. The two nipples higher up (rear has a rubber cap in place, front is missing the cap) are the service/maintenance nipples where Mazda suggest to use for their version of Seafoam (Zoo...
by 13Black
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Jet Air and other questions
Replies: 31
Views: 754

Re: Jet Air question

If you take the lower intake manifold off, you will see two hollow metal straws (4), forking out like a snake's tongue into the centre iron, directed at the lower part of the primary ports (3). This air is fed from one of the 3 delicate plastic 90 degree elbows housed on the intake accordion pipe, n...
by 13Black
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Overheated RX8
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Overheated RX8

I should hope that we can trust the RAC to do a simple test - for half the price you could stick some K-Seal in it and possibly get some more miles out of it (though not without the usual caveats).
by 13Black
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Overheated RX8
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Overheated RX8

To be honest I doubt it needs a rotary specialist - they'd be no more clued up than a regular mechanic when it comes to checking for exhaust gasses in the coolant - they'll use the same tool and there's no user input / deciphering required. If you can read a pregnancy test, you can tell if a water s...
by 13Black
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Page 4: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"
Replies: 115
Views: 3842

Re: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"

1. Yes.
2. Yes.
3. Sandicliffe Loughborough, May 2019 I think? Can try and find out but that's probably correct.
4. -
5. No.
6. Yes.
7. Yes they totally bodged my LCAs while sorting out that recall, but no problems fuel related.
by 13Black
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: Flywheel locking tool
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Flywheel locking tool

I've cracked a rear iron getting a flywheel undone before, so I'll take a ring gear over that happening again :D
by 13Black
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Flywheel locking tool
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Flywheel locking tool

The 3-tooth design has been used for years and builders use them, too. It'll be reet.
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by 13Black
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: RRP Semi PP engine - one step closer- update 19 Sept 20
Replies: 63
Views: 4334

Re: RRP Semi PP engine - one step closer- update 1 March

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by 13Black
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: hot start issue....
Replies: 18
Views: 854

Re: hot start issue....

Didn't you use Atkins seals also? I'm guessing that they may not have been kind to the housings either :(
by 13Black
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tein Street Basis Z - wrong instructions?
Replies: 31
Views: 960

Re: Tein Street Basis Z - wrong instructions?

Yes it will probably be a struggle to get them online in the UK, but have you asked your local Mazda dealer? They've usually managed to get me parts overnight and I do believe sometimes with a small OC discount. I'm pretty sure (happy to be corrected) that the club stock of them came from a UK Mazda...
by 13Black
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23707
Views: 901661

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Davred wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:05 pm
Visited Rotary Revs (Motorsports and Performance Ltd) ...

Dave! Good to see you're still about and enjoying the car =D>

I hope that yourself and the wife are keeping well :salut:
by 13Black
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tein Street Basis Z - wrong instructions?
Replies: 31
Views: 960

Re: Tein Street Basis Z - wrong instructions?

Have I missed something or is this the part that is needed and it somehow hasn't been linked yet?
Pretty sure they can be had from Mazda dealers.

https://shop.rx8oc.co.uk/RX8_front_susp ... 72001.aspx
by 13Black
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: Long Term Fuel Trim (LTFT) always zero
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Long Term Fuel Trim (LTFT) always zero

Sounds like Carl did what he did correctly then.
by 13Black
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: URGENT - compression tester
Replies: 16
Views: 719

Re: URGENT - compression tester

"disconnecting the ESS doesn't make any difference to the compression. However, it doesn't prevent the coils being triggered which could otherwise interfere with the tester readings." Shouldn't that be: " DOES prevent the coils being triggered" ? fixed using my new powers.(Chris) Because, it does di...
by 13Black
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: URGENT - compression tester
Replies: 16
Views: 719

Re: URGENT - compression tester

Pop the air box back and up (no need to unplug MAF etc). Reach under it, and between the AC belt - unplug the crank position sensor electrical plug. Spark and fuel disabled, is now ready for comp test. A plug out of each rotor, top or bottom doesn't matter. Throttle pedal up or down, doesn't really ...
by 13Black
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: More side-support for narrower people?
Replies: 21
Views: 595

Re: More side-support for narrower people?

Being a degenerate who likes to drive sideways, I've found the current combo to be plenty good enough: - CG Lock - Hobo-spec cloth seats instead the fancy leather / pleather / teflon / whatever they make it out of - Peel back the cover on the bottom cushion and literally cut some of the foam out, cr...
by 13Black
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tein Street Basis Z - wrong instructions?
Replies: 31
Views: 960

Re: Tein Street Basis Z - wrong instructions?

IIRC that top "blue" bushing is only under tension when the unit is off the car. Once fitted and on the deck, those bushings are only under forces from the damper motion (right?) because the spring tension is between the bottom spring perch and the chassis of the car where the top of the unit mounts...
by 13Black
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ***TRACKDAY, Le Mans Circuit Bugatti - Sun 9th August 2020 SOLD OUT***
Replies: 37
Views: 1867

Re: ***TRACKDAY, Le Mans Circuit Bugatti - Sun 9th August 2020 €320***

Amazing dreams about being a cowboy and riding a horse for 4 minutes.
by 13Black
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ***TRACKDAY, Le Mans Circuit Bugatti - Sun 9th August 2020 SOLD OUT***
Replies: 37
Views: 1867

Re: ***TRACKDAY, Le Mans Circuit Bugatti - Sun 9th August 2020 €320***

I had the best nights sleep next to Nigel after he prepared me his special cup of cocoa. Tasted a bit metallic but I was out until 11am.
by 13Black
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: And to help enjoy the new Tein coilovers to the max
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: And to help enjoy the new Tein coilovers to the max

Yes apologies Rod - nothing to do with the Monos which are lovely units.
by 13Black
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: car reg if anyone knows who it belongs to
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: car reg if anyone knows who it belongs to

Used to belong to a Sidney Clark a few years ago supposedly.
by 13Black
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tein Street Basis Z - wrong instructions?
Replies: 31
Views: 960

Re: And to help enjoy the new Tein coilovers to the max

Clive wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:18 am
... we have sold a huge ammout for the RX-8 and never had a complaint ...

Well, you have, you just choose to brush it aside and refuse to recognise it ...
by 13Black
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tein Street Basis Z - wrong instructions?
Replies: 31
Views: 960

Re: And to help enjoy the new Tein coilovers to the max

...I have the Street Basis Z (the cheap s**t) and I want to raise the front a bit. If i do that, will I mess with the spring's tension? ... With coilovers you dont adjust height by compressing the spring. You adjust at the lower mount Actually... with the cheap Teins, you do in fact adjust the heig...

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