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by 13Black
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Coil pack testing
Replies: 60
Views: 1937

Re: Coil pack testing

Magnecor leads I've tested have been at the low end of the resistance scale and could be 2-3 times longer and still be within spec from what I recall.

In fact, some pattern leads were about 3x the resistance already, at the same length.
by 13Black
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: False Review! Your help is needed!
Replies: 30
Views: 937

Re: False Review! Your help is needed!

Plot twist:

Carl is Mr Dentist.

And this is all a ploy to get his good reviews in before deleting the 1* review he left himself.

I know all his tricks, you see...
by 13Black
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: [Resolved] Two days into ownership - and I'm flooded!
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: Two days into ownership, with my best endeavours - and I'm flooded!

Sounds more like hot start issues.

Well, about 3000x more likely than flooding.

They really don't run rich enough at idle to flood. Stoich is literally the opposite of rich.
by 13Black
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: For a giggle...
Replies: 47
Views: 1095

Re: For a giggle...

A customer of mine used to have an E63 before I knew anything about them. I remember being in it with about 3-4 (very much full-size) adults and being very confused about the acceleration. Wonderful thing it was.

The only thing I can think of to rival it would be the new turbo hybrid Panamera.
by 13Black
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21645
Views: 801734

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

Sorry sweetie but it'll have been so long ago, it may not be the same ones.

But for reference, the ones that fit Blue Print filters and some others are:
S1: 64mm AF
R3: 67mm AF
by 13Black
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21645
Views: 801734

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

I've found that the pliers and the 3-pronged claw jobbers about as useless as bewbs on a nun.

The 14-flute caps are the best thing you can buy, period.
by 13Black
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Racing Beat Anti roll bar stiffness
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Racing Beat Anti roll bar stiffness

As above, coil springs are measured in linear movement in relation to load... whereas ARBs are measured in angular movement in relation to load. It's like trying to compare how hot the sun is compared to how many Tuesdays your birthday falls on. You could try and get a figure of what spring stiffnes...
by 13Black
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: 370z help fingers crossed
Replies: 110
Views: 2098

Re: 370z help fingers crossed

Who’s Mo? See your reflection in the bumper :mrgreen: https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920&bih=937&tbm=isch&sxsrf=ACYBGNSk6ZIJcGDkzfC4Yd42ROACmacx4w%3A1572374059202&sa=1&ei=K4a4XdH6C9HuxgP5_7zACg&q=mobot+mo+farah&oq=mobot+mo+&gs_l=img.3.0.0.1341.1673..2385...0.0..0.81.292.4......0....1..gws-wiz-i...
by 13Black
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Single rotor failure?
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Single rotor failure?

Without hearing what it sounds like or seeing the comp test results, we could only hope to begin speculating. It could be a number of different things at this point. Cataclean, while it may do some things, isn't really a 'cure' for much. A £15 bottle of something can only be expected to do as much a...
by 13Black
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: The thankyou post!
Replies: 153
Views: 15745

Re: The thankyou post!

The "Great White" of loan sharks.

They'll make a film about me one day and cast Leonardo DiCaprio as the lead.
by 13Black
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: The thankyou post!
Replies: 153
Views: 15745

Re: The thankyou post!

Nah, I explicitly stated that his creme eggs are collateral, so this ensured I got paid in a timely manner.
by 13Black
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: The thankyou post!
Replies: 153
Views: 15745

Re: The thankyou post!

Payday problems so I lent him a 5er.

Only 2,927% interest, which is half what Wonga offers.
by 13Black
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ^^^TRACKDAY, Mallory – Saturday 9th November @ SOLD OUT^^^
Replies: 362
Views: 12221

Re: ^^^TRACKDAY, Mallory – Saturday 9th November @ £119^^^

The incoming No-Deal Brexit has hit Ranjan-Air severely.


Image
by 13Black
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: Rockingham - 5th Oct - Doriftuuu
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Rockingham - 5th Oct - Doriftuuu

Oh yeah, fantastic day really. So much more seat time compared to Santa Pod. Sweaty man in a box doing free tyre changes also *Nigel suddenly becomes DriftKing* Only sadtiems was Bryn breaking a coolant blanking cap on the cylinder head, though it was a nice excuse to get hands dirty and sort it. Bu...
by 13Black
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: Rockingham - 5th Oct - Doriftuuu
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Rockingham - 5th Oct - Doriftuuu

Lovely day for a spot of tyre smoking.

PSA: tyres that keep throwing cords off are about to pop and will render the car undriveable until that time:

by 13Black
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: How many cigarette lighter ports?
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: How many cigarette lighter ports?

Easiest way I've found is to install a fuse tap in the cabin fuse box.

Then hook that up either to the camera or via a [12v -> 5v] USB step-down unit.
by 13Black
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: call me stupid.
Replies: 73
Views: 1880

Re: call me stupid.

Does it state anywhere on any paperwork that it's sold as seen?

Even so, if a garage has sold it then you have 30 days or whatever. Don't just sit and take getting shafted.
by 13Black
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: Rockingham - 5th Oct - Doriftuuu
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Rockingham - 5th Oct - Doriftuuu

Sup

I'll be there.

Maybe come say hi.
:thumright:
by 13Black
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Radiator Hose Size
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Radiator Hose Size

Upper hose on the thermostat is 44mm OD.
Lower hose going to the engine is 46mm OD.

I can't quite get to the rad so these are more on the engine side, but should be close enough for ball park.

Imho jubilee clips are junk, OEM style spring hose clamps are de wae.
by 13Black
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: call me stupid.
Replies: 73
Views: 1880

Re: call me stupid.

To be honest it could be a number of things but unless you give us plenty more information, it will just be somewhat educated shots in the dark.

Your best bet is to get it in the hands of someone who knows what they're looking at and check the simple/likely things first to rule them out.
by 13Black
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: call me stupid.
Replies: 73
Views: 1880

Re: call me stupid.

Engine rebuild possibly.

Be very careful spending money on parts until it gets a proper diagnosis.
by 13Black
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: **REDUCED** Breaking KiwiGaz track car 231 RX8
Replies: 41
Views: 2352

Re: Breaking KiwiGaz track car 231 RX8

:crybaby:

Eeeee no I'd done some of the work on that car, sad to see it parted out :(

I do believe the engine is a half bridge, but I could be wrong!

Flywheel should be a Racing Beat item, too.
Clutch should be fairly fresh as it's probably the one I fitted a couple of years ago.
by 13Black
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Coil bracket nuts ****
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Coil bracket nuts ****

M6 x 1.0mm
by 13Black
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Poor spark from D585 coils destroyed OEM cat
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Poor spark from D585 coils destroyed OEM cat

They can last for a long time but equally some variations of them last a disappointingly short time, less than 10,000 miles sometimes unfortunately.
by 13Black
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 192 vs 231 reliability
Replies: 32
Views: 701

Re: 192 vs 231 reliability

The main bearings don't control any thrust forces.
That's entirely the job of the needle bearings in the front stack.

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