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by PeteH
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Do you see many RX8's?
Replies: 710
Views: 35008

Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Keep your hair on! :lol:
by PeteH
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Honkytonk's Black P-Shed
Replies: 81
Views: 3283

Re: Honkytonk's Black P-Shed

Good luck. I hope your car makes what you want it to. And your back-to-back is a really interesting exercise. Are you doing the air filter in the service, since this can be significant if it is old? How much will you gain? Of course, it depends on how bad your current parts are. I'm going to guess a...
by PeteH
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Diff braces/mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Diff braces/mounts

The diff mounts won't affect the driveshaft torques at all. The diff mounts just stop the diff dragging on the floor, isolate the nasty drivetrain noises from the cabin of the car, and react the drivetrain torque. I've still got stock diff mounts on my race car, and have no intention of changing the...
by PeteH
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart
Replies: 166
Views: 3901

Re: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart

Those gaskets are nasty, and often leak. Some people on here have modified their manifold / cat to be able to take the OE crush washer/gasket, which works much better. If you do want to use that gasket then probably search for gaskets for Toyosport exhausts. Or make your own.
by PeteH
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart
Replies: 166
Views: 3901

Re: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart

Looks like the kind of failure you get when the flex-joint (donut joint) in the exhaust doesn't exist, or has been clamped tight.
by PeteH
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Changing brake fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Changing brake fluid

£15 for the fluid, with markup, so call it £25. And half an hour of labour at £50 per hour, so £25. So in total I'd say £50 would be fair, but £80 isn't silly. It's an easy job, and saves you £65. Win :thumleft:
by PeteH
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: Missing Post
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Missing Post

That's why you see so many for sale threads with :bump:
by PeteH
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Are octane boosters worth considering?
Replies: 23
Views: 493

Re: Are octane boosters worth considering?

Octane rating has nothing to do with fuel trims. The trim should be almost* entirely unaffected by the type of fuel. The octane rating can influence ignition timing, but not on the rex because, as Dave says, the rex doesn't push the ignition timing anyway. *It depends on the exact details of the fue...
by PeteH
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21222
Views: 762275

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

Thanks V8 Power. That reminds me that I didn't use my HANS device when I had the harness fitted to the rear seat belt mounts. I only used my HANS when I had a cage, and horizontal belts. That was on the advice of the scrutineer.
by PeteH
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: New member - Hemel Hempstead
Replies: 20
Views: 551

Re: New member - Hemel Hempstead

:-k I think he's just completed 2) Ian ;)

Well done for saving another one Lloyd. =D>
by PeteH
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: wheel weights
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: wheel weights

Stock wheel. Mazda says 9.695kg, bare weight. I measured 10.26kg, including valve and some random balance weights. There were a couple of small revisions to the wheel, so some wheels may be slightly different. I don't know about the PZ. Some people insist it is lighter, but I've never seen actual nu...
by PeteH
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21222
Views: 762275

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

The angle of those shoulder straps is too great, in a hard head on crash your shoulders will be crushed downward. They need mounting into the parcel shield or rear bulk head. Sort of. From memory, the Blue book specification is between horizontal and 45 degrees, with a preference for horizontal. I ...
by PeteH
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Dreaded Flooding!
Replies: 20
Views: 365

Re: Dreaded Flooding!

Check the battery drain when the car is off. You only need a drain of about half an amp (6 watts) to make starting difficult after three days. It's not uncommon to find some interior lights (especially boot) to stay on due to defective wiring or switches. Each bulb is around 6 watts. Your drain shou...
by PeteH
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Opinions on Dry Sump Pricing
Replies: 27
Views: 544

Re: Opinions on Dry Sump Pricing

The MX-5 NC rack would probably package, but it's hydraulic PAS (I don't think the NC ever came as a manual rack), and I don't fancy trying to retro-fit a hydraulic PAS system into an 8. Earlier MX-5s had manual racks, but they don't fit. There are some kits to put BMW racks into RX-8s, but they are...
by PeteH
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Opinions on Dry Sump Pricing
Replies: 27
Views: 544

Re: Opinions on Dry Sump Pricing

Just to add. I've been pm'ing the OP, since we are both doing similar things. The problem is unique to the 20B, and is a packaging issue. The 20B oil pickup is right where the RX-8 steering rack wants to be. There are various possible solutions, but one way to solve the issue is to adopt a "flat" dr...
by PeteH
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 699
Views: 23914

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

Shoot, I tried to guess low! :lol:
by PeteH
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 699
Views: 23914

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

looks like some porosity on the first picture I know what you mean, but I thinks that's just the reverse side of the weld. The reverse side doesn't get gas protection, so it is never as neat as the front side. If you want to blow even more gas into the atmosphere then it's possible to pipe a second...
by PeteH
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: One man brake/clutch bleeding with Gunson Eezibleed
Replies: 17
Views: 348

Re: One man brake/clutch bleeding with Gunson Eezibleed

Just to add to the methods... When I have been stuck without a helper before, I have bled the brakes by cracking off the bleed nipple a tiny amount (still "finger tight"). When you press the brake pedal you produce a huge amount of fluid pressure, and you can force the fluid past the nipple, but whe...
by PeteH
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September
Replies: 63
Views: 1593

Re: Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September

That Integrale though .... :inlove: Got to say, it may look OK in photos, but it was a bit rough in reality :( . It was quite non-original. I'd swear bits of it were painted with emulsion, and the engine bay was a kaleidoscope of random colours. Each to their own, and I love Intergrales, but this o...
by PeteH
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September
Replies: 63
Views: 1593

Re: Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September

As the interloper in the cream Merc 8) I just wanted to add my thanks to Duncan for organising this. And to Mark, Azam and Amor (get your ppf jacked up!! ;) ) for being great company. It was the inaugural run for my MOT-exempt Mercedes :yeah: so it was the perfect opportunity to give it a run out. S...
by PeteH
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Recommend me a tow car...
Replies: 44
Views: 1174

Re: Recommend me a tow car...

This has excellent towing capacity, and it's a rotary.
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by PeteH
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21222
Views: 762275

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

You have tried Clive at MRP, I suppose? It's the kind of thing he usually keeps in stock, and can deliver next day.
by PeteH
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Recommend me a tow car...
Replies: 44
Views: 1174

Re: Recommend me a tow car...

With the bongo+trailer+Rx8 whats your weight? About 12 stone last time I checked. :P Yes, I'm old, so I can drive all sorts of things I probably shouldn't be able to. Looking at the little pictures on my licence, I think I can tow a camping trailer behind a minibus, or something.... The Bongo has a...
by PeteH
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Changing your Gearbox oil.
Replies: 132
Views: 24639

Re: Changing your Gearbox oil.

The box is supposed to be very similar to the FD box. This is the FD oil change procedure from the manual. As Dave says, 2 drains and 1 fill.
FD gearbox oil change.jpg

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