Forge Action Day 2019
Saturday 7th September | Castle Combe


Club stand display | Exclusive Club track session | The ever popular drift team displays | Show and Shine competitions & more

£15 per car (Admits the driver and up to 3 Passengers) | Under 17's go FREE! And do not need a ticket.

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by 13Black
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: fuel economy 101
Replies: 32
Views: 696

Re: fuel economy 101

Keep in mind that cylinder deactivation in piston engines has the capability to control intake and exhaust valves to reduce pumping losses.

With our ports being fixed gaping holes with nothing that you can really do about it... yeah.
by 13Black
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: 000 Mile Club (Any Other Car Excluding RX-8)
Replies: 88
Views: 3469

Re: 000 Mile Club (Any Other Car Excluding RX-8)

Ferrari is hybrid so that's cheating.
by 13Black
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: misfiring , white smoke
Replies: 70
Views: 2700

Re: misfiring , white smoke

I am reliably informed that LC Rotary / LC Motorsports is "no more" as a company ... no idea how this affects the OP but I suppose that makes the decision to "de-list" them as rotary specialists on the forum a bit easier?
by 13Black
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: Breaking track car
Replies: 42
Views: 1393

Re: Breaking track car

Re: Seafoam I did it to an engine once. Literally the last thing I did to it before I took the engine out and stripped it. Wasn't overly impressed tbh. I know it's not exactly going to suddenly turn the engine into a dishwasher or anything but meh, I doubt it does much (if anything in some cases). B...
by 13Black
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Air con drip.
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Air con drip.

It's where the cold pipes run, yes. Almost certainly just condensation.
by 13Black
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 16
Views: 533

Re: Overheating

ffs :rofl: Though, full disclosure: When that happened previously, I only had limited time to check over the car and never got round to the fans as it seemed to behave immediately after tinkering with whatever, so we assumed a fix - it was the owner who later found the error and told me about it =D>...
by 13Black
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: Breaking track car
Replies: 42
Views: 1393

Re: Breaking track car

The only bits I'm surprised haven't found a good home are the gearbox (is this too expensive?) Nah about right I'd say! Probably just that £150 for a box and £150 for fitting is a bit of a spend for most, just be patient. The boxes are quite sought after for kit cars I do believe so if no one on he...
by 13Black
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 16
Views: 533

Re: Overheating

Yeah it's a totally valid question to find out what exactly happened. Though I would assume Ranjan would know the difference between the two, I'm sure we're about to find out either way. That said, I would also assume that the car would have had its heat cycle by then and pushed out any excess :/ no...
by 13Black
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 16
Views: 533

Re: Overheating

Yis it will throw it out, but it won't overheat because of it. It'll just throw out what is surplus to requirements when hot, and then find its happy Full level when it sucks air back in while cooling. Not that that's the ideal method of setting the level :lol: but not as big of a problem as having ...
by 13Black
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: Breaking track car
Replies: 42
Views: 1393

Re: Breaking track car

Looks like 9.55 should be fine:

by 13Black
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Copper spark plugs... erm.
Replies: 47
Views: 2118

Re: Copper spark plugs... erm.

They were what was fitted to the FD RX-7 - colder plug, less chance of detonation. The small ground electrode should be near enough the same gap with the centre, however the X shape part of the ground electrode is closer to the centre than on RE8C-L etc, so I would assume that this benefits in a mor...
by 13Black
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 16
Views: 533

Re: Overheating

My idle I have set at 1,100rpm (for oil flow reasons) so I can't see 1,200rpm really bumping up the heat that much - being a full bridge port, it's what it needs to be set at, and plenty of other FBP 8s are happy like it. Similarly with the mixture, I don't think there's much that can be done to alt...
by 13Black
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 16
Views: 533

Re: Overheating

Do you still have those Mishimoto fans on by any chance? Though, 28'C shouldn't really phase an 8 :/ even with the fans. It's only 22'C here but I caned it home from work without issue. I guess make sure any air is burped out of the system (raise the front and run it up) with plenty of coolant in th...
by 13Black
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Aftermarket
Topic: home build turbo kit
Replies: 25
Views: 1587

Re: home build turbo kit

Rear mount turbos are so aids, and space under the bonnet isn't exactly the leading issue why more aren't turbocharged.
by 13Black
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: tick over trouble.
Replies: 41
Views: 1051

Re: tick over trouble.

Not the best but when they work, they do seem to work.
I've got a set with one dead coil, so I keep the other 3 as spares.
by 13Black
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: tick over trouble.
Replies: 41
Views: 1051

Re: tick over trouble.

Herko I think - though that doesn't necessarily narrow them down to one supplier. Also Dave, since the leading coil fires first, this wouldn't have anything to do with kickback. And even if it did, surely you'd just retard the Leading coil's ignition timing so that cylinder pressures reach their pea...
by 13Black
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: tick over trouble.
Replies: 41
Views: 1051

Re: tick over trouble.

warpc0il wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:52 pm
The PCM only fires the trailing coils on the initial start-up

Nope.
It only fires the leading coils for the first few revolutions.
by 13Black
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: tick over trouble.
Replies: 41
Views: 1051

Re: tick over trouble.

D585s judging from the first post.

But apparently, so I'm told, that a "trusted garage" doesn't think that those testers are effective on D585s.
But what would I / we know...
by 13Black
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: The Kraken- RX8 Trackcar
Replies: 93
Views: 8792

Re: The Kraken- RX8 Trackcar

Might have to just order as many tins of beans I can afford atm and hope for the best :(
by 13Black
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: The Kraken- RX8 Trackcar
Replies: 93
Views: 8792

Re: The Kraken- RX8 Trackcar

Ah darn, I really liked the car and watching your videos. Seemed like a well-setup and piloted steed. I must have seen you briefly at Mallory last year but I didn't say hi.

I hope it was fun while it lasted.
by 13Black
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 20821
Views: 736342

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

Juey wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:57 pm
As I rarely get her flowers, she'd immediately think I'd done something wrong if I get her some

Plan B it is then:

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by 13Black
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Buying
Topic: 3.5" Floppy Drive required
Replies: 15
Views: 388

Re: 3.5" Floppy Drive required

geofftl1000r wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:25 pm
I think the science museum has one!
I'll have to check one of the 1901 de Dions at works to see if there's one installed on the dash instead of a cassette / vinyl player :lol:
by 13Black
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 20821
Views: 736342

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

Top wifu. Flower-based positive reinforcement treat.
by 13Black
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fantastic Tyre Review Test
Replies: 40
Views: 1126

Re: Fantastic Tyre Review Test

Perhaps a controversial / untrue / unreasonable point, but in my current opinion: I quite rarely feel as though I really 'require' such levels of performance from a tyre. Every-day driving I am far from pushing the laws of physics. Even when being quite brisk going about my business, I must be quite...
by 13Black
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Wolverhampton Mazda and Bristol Street Birmingham
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Wolverhampton Mazda and Bristol Street Birmingham

Wolverhampton Mazda on Willenhall Road is actually run by a buddy of mine - they did my drivers airbag a while back while I waited.
More like an indy than a monolithic, dribbling stealer.

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