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by 350matt
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Driving my RX8 for a month now...my thoughts
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Driving my RX8 for a month now...my thoughts

I'd get those ling longs off the car if you want to live long

as its getting colder out there so whats fun at 15 degrees will be lethal at 5 degrees
by 350matt
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Obd ll and codes advice ***
Replies: 44
Views: 856

Re: Obd ll and codes advice ***

whose tears?

your own or somebody elses? ;)
by 350matt
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Selling advice.
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Selling advice.

do a compression test on it I'd say then you know where you stand the quick and dirty one with a Gunsons gauge and no 1 way valve in it will give a 'good enough' reading to say how much life is in the engine and put you in a much stronger position with compression in the 6 to 7 range its a 2K car if...
by 350matt
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Weight Saving
Replies: 106
Views: 7000

Re: Weight Saving

thing is there's not much low hanging fruit with this car, Mazda did a good job what with ally / plastic panels etc and for most of us I'd say we still want the car to be a usable road car so I'd like to know how much can you save whilst still keeping it useable and have 4 seats and not be afraid of...
by 350matt
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Obd ll and codes advice ***
Replies: 44
Views: 856

Re: Obd ll and codes advice ***

combination of an air / vacuum leak and a misfire on rotor 1 then

do the usual replace coils, plugs and leads with good gear( avoid pattern coils like the plague) and check over the inlet manifold post MAF for leaks, crakced rubbers etc
by 350matt
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Rotary Revs
Topic: Big thanks to RR
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Big thanks to RR

I found that when I replaced my clutch release bearing when my lump was out it still squeaked....

however about 2K miles later it shut up and and stayed shut up , well so far anyway
by 350matt
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Holy cat Batman!
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Holy cat Batman!

If its from them I'd say you can trust what they say
by 350matt
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Buying
Topic: WTB a bolt (engine mount to engine)
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: WTB a bolt (engine mount to engine)

I think its an M12 fine so M12 x 1.25
by 350matt
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Semmi/Professional Car Garage Equipment. Input/Advice/Recommendation.
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: Semmi/Professional Car Garage Equipment. Input/Advice/Recommendation.

I've used Clarke / machine mart for all my big bits of kit, press , engine crane gearbox jack etc they've all been fine with occasional use over the last 10 years plus you can get spares for the hydraulics easily the Clarke folding engine crane is a particularly good bit of kit thats been all over t...
by 350matt
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tesco Momentum vs. Shell V-Power
Replies: 54
Views: 1582

Re: Tesco Momentum vs. Shell V-Power

you will also find it harder and harder to get petrol that is ethanol free these days as lot a companies are adding up to 10% without mentioning anything on the pump and I think tesco 99 has a higher ethanol content than V power the biggest issue when running a reasonable percentage of ethanol is th...
by 350matt
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tesco Momentum vs. Shell V-Power
Replies: 54
Views: 1582

Re: Tesco Momentum vs. Shell V-Power

where some folks have had issues running high octane I'd strongly suspect that this has been where the fuel is basically old and de-natured as high octane goes off more quickly than 95 and as most folks don't bother with paying the extra for high octane, so on a forecourt in a less affluent area it ...
by 350matt
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: New coils etc...
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: New coils etc...

did changing the coils make any difference to starting , mpg or power ?
if not then they may be ok , so I'd keep 'em as spares
by 350matt
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bluetooth Stereo?
Replies: 16
Views: 431

Re: Bluetooth Stereo?

or you could just use the cheap ebay radio units that you tune your fm radio into? they're about a a tenner , admittedly reception / sound quality isn't as good but you can do the handsfree phone thing and stream music through them with no issues
by 350matt
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Wasn't expecting to see this....
Replies: 27
Views: 625

Re: Wasn't expecting to see this....

well that nice

what price do they have it up for?
by 350matt
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: SOLD Cat Back - Japspeed (same as toyo I believe)
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: SOLD Cat Back - Japspeed (same as toyo I believe)

A pleasure
thank you, now fitted and yes its quite a bit louder than the rattly stock item I had on there
but after the initial shock I'm growing to like it
I may have to add another silencer at some point I think
by 350matt
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: One for yez
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: One for yez

10 or 12 at a guess nearly every thing inside the car is that
by 350matt
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Rx8 supercharging vs supercharging 370Z or gt86
Replies: 48
Views: 1020

Re: Rx8 supercharging vs supercharging 370Z or gt86

what is the weak point on 13B Rew anyway as I 've seen some silly figures on these with predictably short life
500bhp seems quite common on RX7's
by 350matt
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Rx8 supercharging vs supercharging 370Z or gt86
Replies: 48
Views: 1020

Re: Rx8 supercharging vs supercharging 370Z or gt86

One thing I wondered, and I know that you don’t buy a rotary for this, but...fuel economy. How much does it suffer?! Can’t say I’ve looked into it, but I imagine that adding a supercharger to an 8 would have a dramatic effect on fuel economy. In this sense, would the rew conversion be better in ter...
by 350matt
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Rx8 supercharging vs supercharging 370Z or gt86
Replies: 48
Views: 1020

Re: Rx8 supercharging vs supercharging 370Z or gt86

I'd say a genuine 300+ bhp at the e shaft / crank should be doable on about 0.5bar of boost, and with a positive displacement blower you'll get an uplift from low speed too as for the cost then it's well worth following Pensive's thread in the boost junkie bit of the site as he's trying to do it for...
by 350matt
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Rx8 supercharging vs supercharging 370Z or gt86
Replies: 48
Views: 1020

Re: Rx8 supercharging vs supercharging 370Z or gt86

GT86 'charging is a reliability issue. There's a fair few instances where people have just bolted on a cosworth kit and then they blow up in a few months/ miles. Sorry but that's simply not true not one Cosworth equipped GT86 has gone pop thats running on the Cosworth tune and setup the only one th...
by 350matt
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Is there a list for the loudest to quietest exhausts for rx8's ?
Replies: 26
Views: 783

Re: Is theres list for loudest to quitest exhausts for rx8's ?

I fitted some weights to my Toyo to reduce the drone. I've now got a HKS Legamax and it's quite till 5k then from 7k and up it's super loud. Not sure how they created such a change of tone and noise after 5k but it's nice to only be noticed when your getting on it, the pevious would turn heads when...
by 350matt
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Interesting Rotary news on Pistonheads
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Interesting Rotary news on Pistonheads

cheers, I've already chipped in
by 350matt
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Is there a list for the loudest to quietest exhausts for rx8's ?
Replies: 26
Views: 783

Re: Is theres list for loudest to quitest exhausts for rx8's ?

I see Janspeed also sell an exhaust looks just like Toyo but has an extra silencer in the midpipe? any views on that? Just bought a slightly used toyo / Japspeed item and have yet to fit it but being as my stock exhaust is quite b'ggered and rattling inside I'm hoping that its not much louder to be ...

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