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by New Duke
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX8 Brake Pads
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Re: RX8 Brake Pads

Just one word of warning when buying brake pads, many brands, such as Ferodo, Brembo & EBC are commonly faked. Some sellers of fake parts have now realised that "too cheap" is a bit of a give-away, so they're asking very nearly as much as legitimate sources. I've been very happy with the Pagid pads...
by New Duke
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: d585 coils (or similar) to borrow for test
Replies: 30
Views: 691

Re: d585 coils (or similar) to borrow for test

Maybe you just got the temp worker Lee who was helping out on Customer Services for the day and hadn't completed their training... Emailing them the above from Warpc0il might help set them straight... on their own policy. ' The Rotary Revs Ignition Kit offers longer lasting durability and increased ...
by New Duke
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: d585 coils (or similar) to borrow for test
Replies: 30
Views: 691

Re: d585 coils (or similar) to borrow for test

No, you've missed what's going on on this case and ( edit: gonna wind my neck in ). This this isn't the same as the RX7 dip, or the same as what happened recently with LC Rotary (which seems to have fallen on hard times and forgot their obligations in the process). RR is a relatively (for our commun...
by New Duke
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: d585 coils (or similar) to borrow for test
Replies: 30
Views: 691

Re: d585 coils (or similar) to borrow for test

I'm going to temper my language given the recent LC Rotary debacle showed how blinkered some folks here are by 'loyalty'. Yeah in short your instincts are right, they are shafting you. Them being bought doesn't change anything, the buying company inherits their obligations. I have some experience in...
by New Duke
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: d585 coils (or similar) to borrow for test
Replies: 30
Views: 691

Re: d585 coils (or similar) to borrow for test

Wow. I'm sorry to hear that. A fresh 'FYI' thread on it (and what they said to you) might be handy when it's less raw. I'd be very unhappy too. It certainly wasn't common knowledge as far as I knew.
by New Duke
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: d585 coils (or similar) to borrow for test
Replies: 30
Views: 691

Re: d585 coils (or similar) to borrow for test

Anyway, as I've been living under a rotary rock for the last few months, I've only just found out that RR are no longer fulfilling their lifetime warranty. Whaaaaaat? They won't fulfil the warranty promise to the original buyer (you)? Or are these ones a second hand set you inherited? If they have ...
by New Duke
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX8 Brake Pads
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Re: RX8 Brake Pads

Yeah, first decide on your budget and go from there. There's hundreds of £££s difference in choice for what you're looking for. Otherwise you're going to get a dozen different answers. It's just like tyres.
by New Duke
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Recommend me a tow car...
Replies: 45
Views: 1226

Re: Recommend me a tow car...

I'm looking at replacing the Renault Zoe within the next couple of years with an older model Great Wall Steed, as a tow truck and practical daily (I do a lot of DIY). Plan to start green laning with it too. They can tow 2500kg braked and are ridiculously cheap compared to other trucks and just as go...
by New Duke
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 17/09/19 - **7pm**
Replies: 91
Views: 3031

Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 17/09/19 - **7pm**

But are you really Nigel ;)
by New Duke
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Condor's Impulsive Panic Buy Rotary Shed and lesser seen FD
Replies: 112
Views: 6531

Re: Condor's Impulsive Panic Buy Rotary Shed and lesser seen FD

Sorry Alan that sounds rough. If you've still got any pain or dizziness get someone to take you straight to A&E.
At least the car died a warrior's death. Your future generations will find it cool that you had an FD and that you had big enough balls to track it.
by New Duke
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: Track day
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Track day

Love me some late apex bends. Thanks for the write up Mark.
by New Duke
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Condor's Impulsive Panic Buy Rotary Shed and lesser seen FD
Replies: 112
Views: 6531

Re: Condor's Impulsive Panic Buy Rotary Shed and lesser seen FD

Ah crap. Really sorry to hear that. Is it a repair job or have you got to let it go?
by New Duke
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: GSB III 03/08/13 - Present
Replies: 2410
Views: 72374

Re: GSB III 03/08/13 - Present

I suggest a bigger rear spoiler first if you want another front splitter. The front of your car is already quite aggressive that any more and I feel it looks unbalanced. It's good as it is now for example.
Am not suggesting going full BGW, just bigger to match the front if you add the splitter.
by New Duke
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Dern's 2015 GT86 Aero Edition
Replies: 25
Views: 195

Re: Dern's 2015 GT86 Aero Edition

Very nice! That rear wing really suits it :thumleft:
by New Duke
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21228
Views: 763495

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

Broke this bent that...[emoji24] what should I be searching for to replace the hose connector? I'm hoping I can straighten out the plate. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190913/5e06e87a899de6c04369b2b148f36176.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190913/63f0fadb7ec345152e3d3faab5b8c01b.jpg Sen...
by New Duke
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21228
Views: 763495

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

Thanks for the heads up. I'll reach out to him :thumright: Bigpete had a few I brought see if he still has some in stock as mine snapped exactly the same Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk The broken plastic bit on the air hose is called the elbow joint. I bought 2 just last week. Cheapest plac...
by New Duke
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21228
Views: 763495

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

kopite72 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:47 am
Get a Milltek cat back on her Haydn and you'll have the noise back again 8)
Good call, I need to find one to hear in person. I'll add it to the Autumn cost list after the coils/leads I've just bought, getting the wheels refurbed, new tyres this month, and having the car rust proofed. 8-[
by New Duke
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21228
Views: 763495

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

I changed the belts (personal note: go for a slightly longer 825 alternator belt next time) and finally removed the K&N Typhoon :shock: and replaced it with a stock airbox sourced ages ago from bigpete and a K&N panel filter. Also cleaned the MAF, air meshes, throttle body and resonator. Only took m...
by New Duke
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Changing brake fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Changing brake fluid

bigpete8 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:44 pm
(You could do this yourself at home in ten minutes with a turkey baster)
So true, so often in life.
by New Duke
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Are octane boosters worth considering?
Replies: 23
Views: 495

Re: Are octane boosters worth considering?

I'm a contrarian here, as I don't use the expensive stuff, although I premix. I put in one tank of V-power to see if it made a difference and it didn't... and loads of other good points I'm just snipping to shorten the quote! I read that it takes time or a battery disconnection/manual reset for the...
by New Duke
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Fitting Racing Beat Revi Ramair duct
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: Fitting Racing Beat Revi Ramair duct

Thanks that's helpful. I'll cut it and do my best. Good to know that small gaps (if there are any) won't be the end of the world. Even with the current gap airflow is much better than when the VFAD was there. The scoop has lowered the reported coolant temp significantly, when measured over OBD2.
by New Duke
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Fitting Racing Beat Revi Ramair duct
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: Fitting Racing Beat Revi Ramair duct

Hi Dave. I've got the scoop fitted and am trying to replace my K&N Typhoon with a stock air box that I've bought. Now I'm looking to seal that gap between the scoop and opening of the air box. I'm assuming that leaving that gap will disturb air flow and then I might as well keep the Typhoon. I was p...
by New Duke
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September
Replies: 63
Views: 1605

Re: Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September

My wife and I got to have a walk around the festival on our way home to Essex. We were in a rush to pick up the kids and I didn't spot any of you guys when we went by, so unfortunately couldn't say hello. Your cars all looked great and well done for sporting the club banner Duncan. Peter I didn't re...
by New Duke
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Competition for the most overpriced RX8 part?
Replies: 23
Views: 754

Re: Competition for the most overpriced RX8 part?

Maybe. Perhaps it was a user mod. It was a photo I grabbed from the US forum so I have no answers sadly. My shrouds look so nasty from having to glue them twice there's no way I was going to photo them.
by New Duke
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Got a whine - alternator?
Replies: 14
Views: 524

Re: Got a whine - alternator?

Forgot to update this. Was indeed a belt slipping when pushed hard. A belated 5 points to Nick.

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