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by New Duke
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: PistonHeads Shed of the Week - Guess?
Replies: 54
Views: 1478

Re: PistonHeads Shed of the Week - Guess?

The real question is where does the 40th-anniversary edition sit in the debate of s1 vs r3?! :D The 40th is an S1, a really nice S1, but very much an S1. That's where it sits. It's got really nice wheels and some features that were coming on the R3. Finding one for sale is the challenge as they are...
by New Duke
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 3rd gear pop-out
Replies: 21
Views: 418

Re: 3rd gear pop-out

Was that from new though, or did you get your R3 used? Could it just be worn?
My R3 box (may it rest in peace) was smooth when cold. Until I mashed the internals to oblivion anyway.
by New Duke
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: Monza 24th Nov...
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Monza 24th Nov...

If they can smuggle people into Britain in lorries from most European countries should there not be a similar arrangement for those wishing to get to Monza :?: :lol: :lol: Ray I’ll strap you on the back of the Recovery truck and see how we get on 😂😂😂 Buy costume, climb on the back of Pete's truck, ...
by New Duke
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: PistonHeads Shed of the Week - Guess?
Replies: 54
Views: 1478

Re: PistonHeads Shed of the Week - Guess?

Yorindesarin wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:36 pm
Ahah. Id never buy a new car. Too much of a big loss on first investment. :p
I thought the same until I heard some of the discounts Nigel has negotiated on new cars :shock:

He's the Car Dealer Whisperer. Impressive are his skills.
by New Duke
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: PistonHeads Shed of the Week - Guess?
Replies: 54
Views: 1478

Re: PistonHeads Shed of the Week - Guess?

I like the Mazda 3! It's a handsome car. Nigel might be buying one soon. Clearly a natural evolution from the R3 he used to have ;)
by New Duke
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Buying an R3 v2
Replies: 15
Views: 610

Re: Buying an R3 v2

I hope there is a V3. Good luck finding another. Although rare, these cars are worth the wait and the effort!
by New Duke
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Goodbye... I'm leaving...
Topic: It’s been good
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: It’s been good

Congrats on the sale :thumleft:
by New Duke
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: PistonHeads Shed of the Week - Guess?
Replies: 54
Views: 1478

Re: PistonHeads Shed of the Week - Guess?

Wow, guys thank you so much for the considered responses. I'm set on the RX8 for sure, I like how involved the RX8 is -encouraging maintenance and giving you the opportunity to learn a lot. The only thing my old 335i taught me was that you can buy an RX8 for the cost a replacement headlight!! But n...
by New Duke
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 3rd gear pop-out
Replies: 21
Views: 418

Re: 3rd gear pop-out

Leck if adjustment as above doesn't solve it you can always get a used S1 gearbox fitted, they're plentiful and cheap as chips.

I had bigpete supply and fit one for me. All sorted in a morning. I'm amazed you've tolerated that for years!
by New Duke
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: The Ultimate Man Cave (Warehouse) *Picture Heavy!*
Replies: 193
Views: 8617

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

I do have a set of four wheel skates, only really need the two on the rear to move it around out my way. The other two are just to confuse people who think my unit is out of use and park out the front over night only to come back following day to wonder how their car is now outside some one elses u...
by New Duke
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: Monza 24th Nov...
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Monza 24th Nov...

I'll be slumming it around LA in this for work instead :( :
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Hope you have an ace time and we'll all hope for sunshine. Very cool of you to put out the open invite :thumleft:
by New Duke
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ^^^TRACKDAY, Mallory – Saturday 9th November @ SOLD OUT^^^
Replies: 362
Views: 12221

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

There's a picture of Haydn that I would nominate as best photo [emoji6] Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk Thanks mate. I was so good with Ranjan in the car that we could drive the circuit backwards :rofl: I'm gonna frame it: Moonwalking.JPG How do you download the photos? I've not found a way of...
by New Duke
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: RRP Gauge kit - Group Buy
Replies: 15
Views: 638

Re: RRP Gauge kit - Group Buy

Good thing the R3 has a 12v socket in the centre console. So no drama if there's no USB port on any future R3 version. USB ports are only worth it if they're 2.4A anyway, most of my devices drain faster than a 1A charger can charge.
by New Duke
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ^^^TRACKDAY, Mallory – Saturday 9th November @ SOLD OUT^^^
Replies: 362
Views: 12221

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

That hairpin is definitely a 2nd gear corner. I suspect the difference you may have found rotary potato between the 8 and the boxster may have been partly to do with the conditions. First thing in the day that hairpin still had some frozen fog on it, and from mid afternoon it was very, very wet. Any...
by New Duke
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: RRP Gauge kit - Group Buy
Replies: 15
Views: 638

Re: RRP Gauge kit - Group Buy

qwakers wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:13 pm
dont forget carl the price you quoted for the r-spec gauges is full retail, but theres a discount code on the homepage :) worth knowing, incase you. hadnt seen it.
(Unknowingly wipes out RRPs narrow profit margin :lol: )
by New Duke
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ^^^TRACKDAY, Mallory – Saturday 9th November @ SOLD OUT^^^
Replies: 362
Views: 12221

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

Well that was another fun day with the club to remember. These club track days are my favourite hobby. Thanks to everyone for being welcoming despite me not being John/Brix. Having stayed up all night crossing my fingers I saw his PM at 3:45am and got to work in the dark swapping wheels and loading ...
by New Duke
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ^^^TRACKDAY, Mallory – Saturday 9th November @ SOLD OUT^^^
Replies: 362
Views: 12221

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

brix79 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Probably way too late, but if anyone wants to go along to this, you can use my space for nowt.

They can't give me a credit, so I'd rather someone used it than it go to waste. PM me if you want it.
Sorry they wouldn't give you credit John. PM sent in case it's still available and not too late.
by New Duke
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Buying an R3 v2
Replies: 15
Views: 610

Re: Buying an R3 v2

Bit of an awkward position here not wanting to comment against that car. It's a fine car priced low compared to other cars, probably because of the work that's needed to return it to stock. If the seller doesn't know what the aircon delete involved then best assume they removed all the mechanicals. ...
by New Duke
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21645
Views: 801733

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

It has been mostly noticeable on rainy days/going through puddles but did prompt my girlfriend to say “is your car on fire” when we parked up :lol: As others said keep an eye on your fluids just in case you have a leak. But it's normal when water hits your rad or is on the oil coolers. Wash the oil...
by New Duke
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: GSB III 03/08/13 - Present
Replies: 2468
Views: 75764

Re: GSB III 03/08/13 - Present

Have you driven them both? What do you think the differences in the drive are?

I've got all the questions today :D
by New Duke
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ^^^TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 6th Dec **SOLD OUT**^^^
Replies: 51
Views: 2704

Re: ^^^TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 6th Dec £149^^^

I'm not driving (am done for the year) but I will join to watch. Happy to get my hands dirty and be pit crew for anyone in exchange for a passenger ride!
by New Duke
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: PistonHeads Shed of the Week - Guess?
Replies: 54
Views: 1478

Re: PistonHeads Shed of the Week - Guess?

Oh I dunno. Think about the trouble some owners here have keeping their RX8 cool when it's 30 degrees for a few days a year. Imagine what it's like in 38 degrees ambient (and 50+ on the tarmac) and you're crawling on the freeway. Every day for months. Keeping that Renesis below 115 degrees can be a ...
by New Duke
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: Sad Day at RRP!! - Result are in! Engine Teardown
Replies: 51
Views: 1865

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

Good on you all; qwakers, Carl and Scott. Yep. That's your 100% rebuild success rate still unbroken! Might be a good idea for members on this forum to stop suggesting that people simply unplug the coolant sensor if it's faulty and map out the code. I've seen that advice given. Replacing faulty parts...

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