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by 350matt
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: RR54 SC Track Project AKA The Red Devil car
Replies: 705
Views: 21986

Re: RR54 SC Track Project AKA The Red Devil car

May I suggest applying a little vaseline or other rubber friendly grease ( hellerine is best) to the quick release o-rings as well as the other rubber seals just helps it all to settle
by 350matt
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tunnel cooling
Replies: 15
Views: 310

Re: Tunnel cooling

Tiger seal is the stuff https://www.zoro.co.uk/shop/automotive/sealant/tig-gg-tiger-seal-sealant-grey-310ml/p/ZT1120754X?utm_source=google&utm_campaign=pla%2B%7C%2BAutomotive&utm_term=ZT1120754X&utm_medium=pla_css_2&targetid=pla-392746479046&loc_physical_ms=1006959&dev=c&...
by 350matt
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: 400whp turbo setup from NZ
Replies: 39
Views: 1655

Re: 400whp turbo setup from NZ

like this
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by 350matt
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Pond House BBQ Meet - Provisional - Aug 14th 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 652

Re: Pond House BBQ Meet - Provisional - Aug 14th 2021

If this is WR11 7QA, Bretforton, Evesham then I'd like to come along as its about 30miles for me
be good to put some faces to names
by 350matt
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Cosworth SC install
Replies: 26
Views: 832

Re: Cosworth SC install

please do share If you have a drawing or CAD file I can pass this on. He would then look at this and call you. Are you thinking of using the Petit pulley as a guide but changing the size. That’s what I’m doing larger and wider pulley. I’m also looking at the Gilmer style ( Tooth belt similar to a t...
by 350matt
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tunnel cooling
Replies: 15
Views: 310

Re: Tunnel cooling

I'd say the idea of wrapping the pipe in some of that fibreglass bandage should work pretty well as Dan says though it will keep in the heat in the pipe and in my expierence as long as you wrap the pipe tightly and there''s no air trapped underneath then it will be OK As any trapped air in a pocket ...
by 350matt
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Cosworth SC install
Replies: 26
Views: 832

Re: Cosworth SC install

please do share
by 350matt
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Cosworth SC install
Replies: 26
Views: 832

Re: Cosworth SC install

Gents I've just found these rather useful coil connector sets https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263988067577?_trkparms=aid%3D1110018%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.COMPLISTINGS%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140131123801%26meid%3D4a51880a5c454fe09ac91f2901c26dcd%26pid%3D100168%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D292686899265%26itm%3D2639...
by 350matt
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: effect of thinner gearbox oil
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: effect of thinner gearbox oil

looks like some chaps have been using it a while
https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-tech-g ... id-270351/

I think I'll give it a go
by 350matt
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: effect of thinner gearbox oil
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: effect of thinner gearbox oil

I'm not quite getting the positive energy from you on this one Dave.... I've seen that some chaps have tried it on the US forum with good results hence I thought I'd ask the question prompt the debate its considerably less viscous at 100 degC so its got to be worth some drag just what does it do to ...
by 350matt
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: RR54 SC Track Project AKA The Red Devil car
Replies: 705
Views: 21986

Re: RR54 SC Track Project RED-8

can you change your fuel mpa to lean the engine out and then try again with the brake cleaner ?
by 350matt
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: effect of thinner gearbox oil
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: effect of thinner gearbox oil

Well I was kind of thinking it was time to refresh the oil anyway so why not give this new stuff a go as its the same price as the regular MTL
more interested in the reduction in friction to be honest
by 350matt
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: RR54 SC Track Project AKA The Red Devil car
Replies: 705
Views: 21986

Re: RR54 SC Track Project RED-8

I've replaced the inlet manifold gasket with the engine in the car but its a painful process as you have to remove the little 8mm headed bolt that holds the APV linkage to the sleeve valves, rather nerve wracking as the chances of dropping the little bolt down into the port is high.... perhaps try t...
by 350matt
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: effect of thinner gearbox oil
Replies: 7
Views: 197

effect of thinner gearbox oil

So then gents in the continuing sage of trying to squeeze every last erg from a rexi I've come across this extra thin gearbox oil from redline, which is a new addition to their line https://www.redlineoil.com/mt-lv-70w75w from here https://www.redlineoil.com/gear-oil-for-manual-transmissions basical...
by 350matt
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: RR54 SC Track Project AKA The Red Devil car
Replies: 705
Views: 21986

Re: RR54 SC Track Project RED-8

The best way to locate a vacuum leak is to have the engine running and warm and then spray lighter gas /propane or brake cleaner around each joint in turn. If the engine rev's up you've found your leak. Now you might think that spraying lighter gas around a hot engine isn’t wise, however the flash /...
by 350matt
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Car won't start.
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: Car won't start.

OK time to stop trying to start it and check the wiring loom and battery connections and the ground wire connections too
by 350matt
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: RR54 SC Track Project AKA The Red Devil car
Replies: 705
Views: 21986

Re: RR54 SC Track Project AKA The Red Devil

Splendid

what was changed in the end ?
by 350matt
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: RR54 SC Track Project AKA The Red Devil car
Replies: 705
Views: 21986

Re: RR54 SC Track Project AKA The Red Devil

I may be able to help I'm presuming you can set up a viewer window on the adaptronic to show the different injector voltages vs time ? if start with that and then watch it whilst its misfiring you can see if the voltage is jumping around if you monitor all 6 voltages it should be apparent if 1 is mi...
by 350matt
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Buying
Topic: Petit Inlet manifold
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Petit Inlet manifold

Thinking of having the intercooler near the engine radiator. Not above the engine as the petit kit. so you're going air / air as opposed to water /air? tends to be harder to package and not quite as good for a road car as water / air due to the reduced thermal inertia but air/ air is better for a t...
by 350matt
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: RR54 SC Track Project AKA The Red Devil car
Replies: 705
Views: 21986

Re: RR54 SC Track Project AKA The Red Devil

the symptoms certainly sound very reminiscent of the issues I had with a mine several years ago which also turned out to be a broken wire to an injector
I confirmed it by measuring continuity between injector plugs and the ECU socket
by 350matt
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Paul's RX-5
Replies: 784
Views: 24390

Re: Paul's RX-5

STFT will move around all over the place so you have to wait to get a LTFT to know whats happening really
by 350matt
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Buying
Topic: Petit Inlet manifold
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Petit Inlet manifold

what are you planning to use for the intercooler core? as while the petit part is nice you may find your IC core solution will preclude how you fit it all in
by 350matt
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Coolant Puddle Passenger Footwell
Replies: 18
Views: 323

Re: Coolant Puddle Passenger Footwell

it will take a some time for the K-seal to work I've found you have to run the engine with the leak for at least 30 mins once its at temp
by 350matt
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Paul's RX-5
Replies: 784
Views: 24390

Re: Paul's RX-5

how much LTFT ( long term fuel trim) are you tending to see?
as I've found the closed loop is quite slow to respond if your trim values are more than 10%
if its larger than that you need to either re-shape the MAF curve or adjust the VE table
by 350matt
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: RR54 SC Track Project AKA The Red Devil car
Replies: 705
Views: 21986

Re: RR54 SC Track Project AKA The Red Devil

sounds like you may have a vacuum leak Dave, so with the original engine on MAP control idle do you recall what sort of vacuum you saw at idle? and do you know what you're seeing now ?
does the adaptronic have any closed loop functionality ?
can you access the ECU to see what its doing ?

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