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by PeteH
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: Group Buy RRP MKII Coils - Closed
Replies: 61
Views: 2118

Re: Group Buy RRP MKII Coils - Closing date 23 Aug 19

ChrisHolmes wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:34 pm
Do you need two shorter leads for the 20B or two longer ones out of idle curiosity?
You'll know when I do! I would say, Carl is being a great help. :thumleft:
by PeteH
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: Group Buy RRP MKII Coils - Closed
Replies: 61
Views: 2118

Re: Group Buy RRP MKII Coils - Closing date 23 Aug 19

As discussed Carl, I've added myself to the list. 6 coils and leads please.
by PeteH
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tyres And Emissions
Replies: 56
Views: 1796

Re: Tyres And Emissions

What Dave said.

I don't run spacers on my stock wheels. My 9" wheels are ET36 (I think) because that was as far as they could go. That's equivalent to 14mm spacers. But the 9" wheels do tramline more than the stock wheels.

As Dave says, spacers are for aesthetics, not for performance.
by PeteH
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tyres And Emissions
Replies: 56
Views: 1796

Re: Tyres And Emissions

Wow, there's plenty to get my teeth into here! Just for info, I'm not going to go into as much technical detail as some of you may want me to. I've no idea who might read this forum.... Would you run 235/40 over 225/45? Yes, and I do. My 8" wheels have 235/40 tyres. My 9" wheels have 245/40 tyres. B...
by PeteH
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tyres And Emissions
Replies: 56
Views: 1796

Re: Tyres And Emissions

could you explain why the lower profile tyre would a worse choice technically, would it be the same if it has a similar load and speed rating as the OEM fitment as well? Just curious as someone from a technical background Since you asked for the technical answer. A tyre needs a certain amount of "g...
by PeteH
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Acceleration?
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Acceleration?

It's really just a different way of driving. You can launch an RX8 quickly, but you need to get it to about 7000rpm, then slip the clutch as you leave the line. If you don't let the revs drop below about 5500rpm then the car will launch really quickly. If you get it right you'll be abusing your clut...
by PeteH
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Connected battery - blown fuse? Advice required
Replies: 27
Views: 629

Re: Connected battery - blown fuse? Advice required

- Is the battery charged as marked; +ve & -ve? (It is possible to reverse charge a battery) Just when I think Dave has finally lost it, he goes and puts it in the back of the net! Great suggestion (I'd have never gone with that) =D> Mr Teapot, good luck with the new battery. I'd be checking your re...
by PeteH
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: The thankyou post!
Replies: 141
Views: 14859

Re: The thankyou post!

Huge thanks to Ranjan for the roll cage door bars. You are a true gent, sir. I picked them up from Matt's rather surprised partner a couple of days ago (and thanks Matt for holding them for me).
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by PeteH
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Selling Other Items
Topic: SOLD - For Sale - Croft Trackday 20/08 *OFFERS*
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: For Sale - Croft Trackday 20/08 *OFFERS*

I can't drive my RX-7 so need to pass on my place. Anyone willing to purchase it. I'll give you £150 for it. I'll even go to £180 If you fix the hand brake..... :getmecoat: (For the avoidance of doubt, this is just a poor attempt at a bad joke. I'm not offering to buy the track session. Sorry!)
by PeteH
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Rebuild following a blown side seal
Replies: 225
Views: 8923

Re: Rebuild following a blown side seal

There's probably something in the service documents. But if you take them out, including the fuel rail, and give them a 12v feed and a source of pressurised petrol, you can measure the rate at which they inject. They should inject at a certain rate (different for each type), and should match each ot...
by PeteH
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)
Replies: 239
Views: 14116

Re: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)

get a bike inner tube, cut it opposite the valve, tie a knot in one end, put the other end over the filler cap and secure with cable tie or tape and then pump up with a bike pump to pressurise the system. Have you actually tried this Dern? I don't want to sound sceptical, but I'd be surprised if yo...
by PeteH
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Is an RX-8 right for me?
Replies: 39
Views: 913

Re: Is an RX-8 right for me?

spb2002 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:54 pm
Was a company called Rotarymotion?
They are OK. The engine should be good.
by PeteH
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Aftermarket
Topic: Best PolyBushes setup for an R3 track only car
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Best PolyBushes setup for an R3 track only car

I've got Superpro in the front, and Japspeed ball-jointed links in the rear. The handling is rock solid predictable. They would be horrible on the road, but that's not what you are bothered about. The rear links make the biggest difference. I did the fronts only because of the extra camber and caste...
by PeteH
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: New Fuel Injectors
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: New Fuel Injectors

I have these in my 20B. They are quality injectors, and the manufacturer provides huge amounts of technical info so that distributors and tuners like Carl can map your car perfectly. This is a really nice addition to your range Carl. :thumleft:
by PeteH
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Goodbye... I'm leaving...
Topic: No longer a member, but still about.
Replies: 55
Views: 2252

Re: No longer a member, but still about.

Sorry to see you go Dan, but I fully understand. You did a great job to raise the profile of our Instagram presence, as a valued member of the Comms team. As you know, it's very difficult for a small Club to provide enough resource to stay on top of all the social media outlets. We have a presence o...
by PeteH
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX8 13BREW FD Engine Swap
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: RX8 13BREW FD Engine Swap

Or alternatively. FD transplants have been done to a number of cars. It's not that difficult, and various "kits" exist to allow you to use the FD engine mounts and other bits and bobs, within an RX-8 shell. The result can be a very powerful and reliable single turbo rotary, and is what many people w...
by PeteH
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX8 13BREW FD Engine Swap
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: RX8 13BREW FD Engine Swap

Yep. The UK is different to countries like Australia and Germany. In the UK you can do almost anything to your car, as long as it will still pass an MOT. The only time it starts to get complicated is if you are building something new (I.e. doesn't have a valid VIN). In that case you need to get your...
by PeteH
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: refurbishing the PZ lightweight alloys - will it add weight and reduce structural rigidity?
Replies: 26
Views: 695

Re: refurbishing the PZ lightweight alloys - will it add weight and reduce structural rigidity?

Ranjan wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:26 pm
Bugatti make you change all the wheels every two years damaged or not just as a precaution against undetected cracks.
I believe they also make you change all the tyres if you do a top speed run. And they cost £20k a set.
by PeteH
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Electric SUPERCHARGER
Replies: 58
Views: 1280

Re: Electric SUPERCHARGER

I'd fit this. It's cheaper, more powerful (a full 216W), and fits all MX-5s, apparently (so I assume can be modified to fit an RX-8).
by PeteH
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Rebuild following a blown side seal
Replies: 225
Views: 8923

Re: Rebuild following a blown side seal

I'm no expert on this, so I could be wrong. It looks like your long term fuel trim is very high, at about +23%. That suggests the engine is trying to make the mixture richer for some reason. Either the car is under-estimating the amount of air entering the engine (dirty MAF would be a possibility), ...
by PeteH
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Rx8 stalling but not all the time
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: Rx8 stalling but not all the time

Sounds a lot, but not nearly enough to be genuine. If you can poke your phone under your car we'll soon be able to tell you if it's genuine.
by PeteH
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: refurbishing the PZ lightweight alloys - will it add weight and reduce structural rigidity?
Replies: 26
Views: 695

Re: refurbishing the PZ lightweight alloys - will it add weight and reduce structural rigidity?

When people say refurb they usually mean repaint. Sometimes a bit of bodyfiller is used to fill in the kerbing marks. Some alloys are "diamond turned" (which reveals silver highlights), and the refurb process will often involve a further skim of those silver bits, although the amount of metal remove...
by PeteH
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Selling Other Items
Topic: For Sale
Replies: 75
Views: 2370

Re: For Sale

We have a Rolf Harris autograph, including the sweet little kangaroo thing he draws with it. We keep it in the loft now.
by PeteH
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Coil pack testing
Replies: 21
Views: 582

Re: Coil pack testing

I think the following are usually of interest when measuring coils: 1) Volts in (coil dwell time is always voltage compensated, so the input voltage is critical). 2) Dwell time to saturation. 3) Energy out (basically voltage out x current out x burn time). This should ideally be measured as the inte...

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