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by GraemeC
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Does anyone know Mctaggart?
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Does anyone know Mctaggart?

The thread subject looks like either the title of a cheap novel or the punchline of a joke. Sorry I can't help with the actual question It was a dark night, the rain had been coming down for hours, soaking the city to the bone. Who knows, maybe the water would wash away some of the dirt and grime t...
by GraemeC
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bigg Red caliper refurb
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: Bigg Red caliper refurb

And I found one before shot to give an indication of what they were like.... https://tqnxsg.am.files.1drv.com/y4mM_s-fT63ghT25xJV0ziY2LuEHhLbOpcjalapptaKdNGdvwC3ITFrSKSsrL2PdyLHlFtX1ZJb5wxD_uOOfDXWPknYAItlirX3wkpo0gT7i5jfHEhryOQ1RC6PFP8YSL0tOp59IA_3WUFVN0QhIdVL-hdhOqCs-OWd2cueLK1HYFgpMZhG6u4ofCATQ1B...
by GraemeC
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bigg Red caliper refurb
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: Bigg Red caliper refurb

Ah well, looks like nobody gets to see them :roll:

Sorted it! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by GraemeC
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bigg Red caliper refurb
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Bigg Red caliper refurb

Had a problem with the OSF caliper so purchased a set of 2nd hand calipers (they were a mess) from eBay (£40) and sent them to Bigg Red for a refurb - I went for midnight blue and replacement of all bolts, seals, pistons etc. - £185 http://www.biggreddemo.auto-guru.uk/ Really pleased with the result...
by GraemeC
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Hi, im a new RX8 owner
Replies: 14
Views: 424

Re: Hi, im a new RX8 owner

For servicing the two nearest specialists I can think of are Rotery Revs (very well respected, located on the outskirts of Leeds) and WGT Auto Developments (seem less well known, but equally well respected, the owner Pip has huge experience in rotary engines and builds rotary race cars!) I'm running...
by GraemeC
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Hello from a prospective buyer
Replies: 48
Views: 1525

Re: Hello from a prospective buyer

To be fair the HME said the engine is healthy and new spark plugs would improve the results. How much would this improve results by? Humm.... :roll: :roll: :roll: Maybe someone more educated can comment on this, I cannot think of any sensible reason why new spark plugs would improve compression!
by GraemeC
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX-8 Jack gone hard to use.
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: RX-8 Jack gone hard to use.

Scissor jacks were a frequent topic of conversation on the Range Rover forum I used to frequent as the one supplier with the car was clearly dangerous Many stories of them failing and almost everyone replaced the scissor jack with a Mercedes Sprinter jack (about £20 from ebay) I have used the scisso...
by GraemeC
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Dreaded Flooding!
Replies: 20
Views: 434

Re: Dreaded Flooding!

If the compression is only 4.7 on both rotors (as per the original for sale thread) this will likely magnify any other weakness re. starting

https://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/v ... 4#p1229694

Did it start ok from hot and cold before the weekend?
by GraemeC
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Recommend me a tow car...
Replies: 47
Views: 1408

Re: Recommend me a tow car...

LOL, let alone double declutching when driving cars without a synchromesh gearbox

And I agree, a Range Rover is the best tow car ever!
by GraemeC
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 2 Shades of Grey and Good Compression
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: 2 Shades of Grey and Good Compression

Avoid short journey and pootling around at low revs
The rotary needs to be red lined (or close) regularly to prevent carbon build up
by GraemeC
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: TRW Calipers
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: TRW Calipers

Dr. FrankenRex wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:54 pm
I'd PM SeriousSam as I believe he had a pair that he'd refurbed recently and could be persuaded to part with them ;)
Thanks, have PM'd him :thumright:
by GraemeC
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: TRW Calipers
Replies: 4
Views: 296

TRW Calipers

Gents, my car doesn't get much use and the front drivers side caliper seems to be sticking My local garage replaced the slider bolts when it was in for an MOT a couple of weeks ago (all passed ok) but its not fixed the problem I've been looking at various options and it seems to be cheaper to buy a ...
by GraemeC
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Supplied keys
Replies: 21
Views: 562

Re: Supplied keys

I got two flip keys and the valet key when I bought mine 8)
by GraemeC
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Electric SUPERCHARGER
Replies: 88
Views: 2608

Re: Electric SUPERCHARGER

I fitted two at the weekend, one for each rotor and WOW it is amazing, I'd have qualified third for the Hungary GP!! Car is off the road at the moment as some of the duct tape I'd used to mount them was sucked into the intake (along with a cat, sunflower and a small child's ice cream) but I'll post ...
by GraemeC
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Dropped myself in at the PZ end
Replies: 30
Views: 980

Re: Dropped myself in at the PZ end

The upgraded door speakers have a massively beneficial impact on the (already amazing) PZ handling :lol:

I would check - I had a dodgy speaker, ordered a standard S1 speaker from eBay and it didn't fit!
by GraemeC
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Do you see many RX8's?
Replies: 771
Views: 39169

Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Saw a blue R3 on the Chill Factore (Manchester snow dome thing...) car park on Sunday morning :thumright:
by GraemeC
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Do you see many RX8's?
Replies: 771
Views: 39169

Re: Do you see many RX8's?

I saw a light blue one on the M60 this morning near Simister Island (I was in my Merc or would have waved!)
by GraemeC
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: RX-8 Trophy, new racing class for 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 4352

Re: RX8 Trophy, new racing class for 2019

I'll be following this with interest, although the missus might kill me if I were to purchase a 2nd RX8 for racing!

Fishy Dave - are you the same Fishy Dave who used to post on the Fiat Coupe forum? (surely must be!)
by GraemeC
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: It's a great car and other non-negative RX8 stuff
Replies: 790
Views: 89104

Re: It's a great car and other non-negative RX8 stuff

I drive my RX8 much, its a summer, weekend car, only used in the dry and when I'm not taking the kids somewhere (ah well, only 24k on the clock and in immaculate condition so at least I'm keeping the miles off it) I don't use it to commute as my route is stop/start traffic on the motorway. I have a ...
by GraemeC
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: The Vault
Topic: Tunerfest North 2018 at Oulton Park - Sat 28th July - **CLUB STAND CLOSED**
Replies: 84
Views: 6212

Re: Tunerfest North 2018 at Oulton Park - Sat 28th July - **CLUB STAND CLOSED**

Tickets received, thanks GSB!

However, I have run into a little problem, my wife has purchased Car Fest tickets for the same day!

As it looks like I may not be able to attend, if anyone is looking for a spare ticket please let me know
by GraemeC
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Carl's Pettit Project MKII
Replies: 311
Views: 21668

Re: Carl's Pettit Project MKII

Looks absolutely fantastic!! How the 8 should have been made by Mazda!
by GraemeC
Sun May 20, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Carl's Pettit Project MKII
Replies: 311
Views: 21668

Re: Carl's Pettit Project MKII

Looks fantastic, v jealous!
by GraemeC
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: The Vault
Topic: Tunerfest North 2018 at Oulton Park - Sat 28th July - **CLUB STAND CLOSED**
Replies: 84
Views: 6212

Re: Tunerfest North 2018 at Oulton Park - Sat 28th July

I enjoyed Oulton Park this year and as it is only about 3 miles away from me, it would be rude not to go!
Please put me down for a place, hopefully we can get a track slot again :-)
by GraemeC
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: Rx8 Plug and Play Peripheral engine - Now Landed!!
Replies: 71
Views: 6006

Re: Rx8 Plug and Play Peripheral engine - Coming Soon!

Love it (starts re-writing Xmas list....)

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