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by PeteH
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Electric SUPERCHARGER
Replies: 88
Views: 2776

Re: Electric SUPERCHARGER

Could you operate like NOS and only use "on demand", taking power from a dedicated battery that isn't expected to be re-charged as you drive, for a huge power boost, without the s/c getting in the way of the intake airflow at other times? That gets very complicated very quickly. Imagine if you just...
by PeteH
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Windscreen Cleaning
Replies: 41
Views: 1058

Re: Windscreen Cleaning

I'm interested to know if this is a goer as well. My concern would be that, if you manage to take enough glass away to remove a scratch, will you change the optics of the glass? I'd rather look through a scratch than a distorted view.
by PeteH
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Buying an R3 v3.. kind of
Replies: 27
Views: 1110

Re: Buying an R3 v3.. kind of

I'm sure you know, but ECP cats can fail within weeks. I'd be nervous of driving the car any further than an MOT station with that fitted....
by PeteH
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Air Filters - HKS or K&N? And what needs oiling?!
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: Air Filters - HKS or K&N? And what needs oiling?!

Erm Mazda... Seriously, it will probably flow as much as the aftermarket stuff, and filter better. The K&N oil is a very light dusting of oil on the 'sponge'. It is there to trap the smaller bits of dust that would otherwise work their way through the sponge. It is required because the K&N design ha...
by PeteH
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: COOLANT coming out through starter motor
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: COOLANT coming out through starter motor

Finding a leaking hose isn't too difficult, particularly if the leak is a big as this one seems to be. Just fill it up and get underneath the car. All the hoses are fairly visible. If it's a hose near the top of the engine then you may have to fill it right up to make it leak. Fill it right up, then...
by PeteH
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23048
Views: 862282

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

Pah! That's nothing. My dad emptied a jerry can of diesel into the boot of his Peugeot 206. That required a new car.
by PeteH
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: Monza 24th Nov...
Replies: 20
Views: 677

Re: Monza 24th Nov...

Hmmm. I'm in Milan on 26th.....

Sod it, I'm up for this. :yeah:
by PeteH
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23048
Views: 862282

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

For those confused by this. 2k paint usually contains "isocyanates". These are known to cause asthma and dermatitis. They are not the same thing as cyanide, isocyanide, or cyanates. Apparently, spray booth operators are 90 times more likely to develop asthma than average, so best not to go sniffing ...
by PeteH
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ^^^TRACKDAY, Mallory – Saturday 9th November @ SOLD OUT^^^
Replies: 363
Views: 12917

Re: ^^^TRACKDAY, Mallory – Saturday 9th November @ SOLD OUT^^^

The only other option was first Dave, and I'd like to see anyone try to get the power down in first. :shock: I've never used first on any track. Actually, this is a situation where running the 5.1 diff ratio is a major advantage. Pulling out of the hairpins at Snetterton, Croft and Oulton Park was n...
by PeteH
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1066
Views: 35576

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

qwakers wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:36 pm
i thing r-spec need to do some proofreading :D

spot the mistake!
Is it that one? :P
by PeteH
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: New Member
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: New Member

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by PeteH
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: FORscan for the RX8
Replies: 51
Views: 1531

Re: FORscan for the RX8

That's probably it.

Just for reference, using an RX8 rack doesn't mean you have the RX8 steering ratio. It also depends on the steering arm length. 13Black has short steering arms on his drift RX8 and he gets DSC interference if he drives "normally" without disabling it.
by PeteH
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: FORscan for the RX8
Replies: 51
Views: 1531

Re: FORscan for the RX8

The DSC maths will use the steering ratio, the car's wheelbase and track width, and car speed, to work out if the car is under steering or over steering. The most important of these will be the steering ratio. If the MX5 has a different rack, with a different overall steering ratio, then the DSC mod...
by PeteH
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: The Ultimate Man Cave (Warehouse) *Picture Heavy!*
Replies: 258
Views: 12254

Re: The Ultimate Man Cave (Warehouse) *Picture Heavy!*

Awesome job. It must be an amazing feeling to know that you went from an empty shed to this. 8)
by PeteH
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 1054
Views: 62233

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

That look really unfortunate, and pretty unavoidable. You were not over-braking, since you were slowing at the same rate as the Clio. And in the wet it's usually front locking that is the problem, not rear locking, so to have it snap round like that would have been a surprise. You also got on full o...
by PeteH
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: You Tube Channel Help Needed Please
Replies: 31
Views: 1010

Re: You Tube Channel Help Needed Please

For info, it seems that if you were previously subscribed to Clive's channel then you automatically be subscribed to the new "Racing Beat Motorsports Team".
by PeteH
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Brake Disc Minimum Thickness?
Replies: 15
Views: 444

Re: Brake Disc Minimum Thickness?

I use this type. It gives the piston no option but to go in! https://www.screwfix.com/p/laser-adjustable-brake-caliper-rewind-tool/1237J?kpid=1237J&ds_kid=92700046638549236&ds_rl=1243318&ds_rl=1241687&ds_rl=1245250&ds_rl=1245250&gclid=Cj0KCQiA2ITuBRDkARIsAMK9Q7NtjL7yhFh9Sc0xnbzOv2Zo7gijyYhReT_uq1nP3...
by PeteH
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: Sad Day at RRP!! - Result are in! Engine Teardown
Replies: 52
Views: 2226

Re: Sad Day at RRP!! - Result are in! Engine Teardown

Obviously I knew that, but felt a clarification for the less well informed members would be useful. :^o :oops:

:lol: :lol:
by PeteH
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Brake Disc Minimum Thickness?
Replies: 15
Views: 444

Re: Brake Disc Minimum Thickness?

Loosen the bleed nipple, and be prepared for pushing the fluid out of it. The piston doesn't actually screw in, it's just that you can't push it in without screwing (if you see what I mean). So you do need a fair bit of push to get it to go in. Are you using a proper wind-in tool? Personally I would...
by PeteH
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: Sad Day at RRP!! - Result are in! Engine Teardown
Replies: 52
Views: 2226

Re: Sad Day at RRP!! - Result are in! Engine Teardown

We all seem to be saying that the advice to disconnect a faulty coolant sensor is wrong. In an ideal world it is wrong, of course, and a new coolant bottle is the right fix (Perhaps we should push that advice a bit more). But we always say "disconnect the sensor and check your coolant level regularl...
by PeteH
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23048
Views: 862282

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

Ahhhhhhhh. That makes sense. Found it now that you said that. There's a link to a forum post if you scroll to the bottom of the shop listing. Might make sense to have the member price clear on the product page? We deliberately chose to do it this way. We wanted to make sure that only proper full me...
by PeteH
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: Sad Day at RRP!! - Result are in! Engine Teardown
Replies: 52
Views: 2226

Re: Sad Day at RRP!! - Result are in! Engine Teardown

As Alan said, thanks to all involved. RRP for going above and beyond. And Qwakers for agreeing to show the carnage. This does show the difficulty traders can have when warranteeing their products. Unless they do the whole job from start to finish they can't know how the customer is going to install ...
by PeteH
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: For a giggle...
Replies: 69
Views: 2085

Re: For a giggle...

Ferrari GTC4Lusso.

I doubt it's your perfect car (not discrete), but it's certainly the one I'd like to spend 24 hours in! (And I can say that because McLaren don't make a competitor..... ;) )
by PeteH
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Wobbly front end when coming off the power
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Wobbly front end when coming off the power

Another possibility is the engine mounts. You can visually check them. Search on this forum for failed engine mounts for photos of what to look for.
by PeteH
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: fuel economy 101
Replies: 91
Views: 2890

Re: fuel economy 101

the gearbox graph should match engine out put. You show a plot that shows the relationship between driveshaft torque and driveshaft speed. I guess you plan to explain something based on this data? If it's not about fuel economy then I'm sure a Mod will be happy to move your posts into another threa...

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