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by 13Black
Tue May 26, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 422
Views: 14382

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

NICK! Where have you been buddy? https://media.giphy.com/media/xT9IgG50Fb7Mi0prBC/giphy.gif The most belated of responses! I've been keeping my head down on the south coast with Hann at her house on the beach (trophy wife). Because of a couple of major events being cancelled due to 'rona, there was...
by 13Black
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 422
Views: 14382

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

I remember getting a quote on my MX-5 with Admiral. Listed all mods like a good boi. Then I called up to bring the insurance date forward one day (GOOD BOI ALWAYS YOU SEE) and then I got randomly passed to some guy who for seemingly no reason started asking about the mods, specifically the limited s...
by 13Black
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: Flywheel locking tool
Replies: 6
Views: 184

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: 184

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 2 June
Replies: 36
Views: 1943

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: 822

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: 868

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: 22761
Views: 852439

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: 868

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: 167

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: 697

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: 697

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: 564

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: 868

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
Topic: ***TRACKDAY, Le Mans Circuit Bugatti - Sun 9th August 2020 €320***
Replies: 31
Views: 1068

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
Topic: ***TRACKDAY, Le Mans Circuit Bugatti - Sun 9th August 2020 €320***
Replies: 31
Views: 1068

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: 796

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: 680

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: 868

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: 868

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...
by 13Black
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Brix's R3. 'Blue Magic'
Replies: 211
Views: 11533

Re: Brix's R3. 'Blue Magic'

The kit won't fit.

Only the one line between coolers should be the same.
The other two that actually attach to the engine use proprietary fittings.

Mishimoto do a set though, if it comes to that.
by 13Black
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Rev Limit Raise
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: Rev Limit Raise

Possible, yes.

Benefits? Hardly.

Risks? Yus.
by 13Black
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: New look COFS what do you think?
Replies: 20
Views: 599

Re: New look COFS what do you think?

I have also used Millers Nanodrive CFS NT+ 10w50 fully synth for as long as I've had my COFS adaptor fitted and it's one of the few areas where I actually don't have a leak. A public advert seems like a bit of an odd place to bring up such an issue, as if it's a problem with the product, when eviden...
by 13Black
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: And the compression results are in...
Replies: 115
Views: 3829

Re: And the compression results are in...

The front stack has been undone and partially removed while horizontal... there's a decent chance that the thrust/torrington bearings have slipped and will be crushed if reassembled which would write off a few internal parts. Saying that it'll run is a load of BS. It needs some further disassembly a...
by 13Black
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Crank Sensor Replacement
Replies: 36
Views: 873

Re: Crank Sensor Replacement

Looking at the bolt pattern, I was surprised that it's possible to fit the wheel backwards but I least one person on here has claimed to have managed it :roll: Well, like our USA forum'd comrades have proven, people can and do say all kinds of silly things on the internet. You can put it on loosely...

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