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by 350matt
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Rebuild following a blown side seal
Replies: 108
Views: 3704

Re: Rebuild following a blown side seal

you could just grind down the existing spacer that you have?
by 350matt
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Rx7 alignment...calling Peter H.
Replies: 13
Views: 298

Re: Rx7 alignment...calling Peter H.

thats quite a bit of camber on the front? as your spec calls for 0.8 degrees and you have 2.4 ?

that said I've just measured 2.0 on my rexi so what do I know
by 350matt
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: exhaust port major chamfer...
Replies: 32
Views: 1381

Re: exhaust port major chamfer...

I think GT power could probably do it Pete
I've never had to do a simulation myself but we use it a lot at work and its excellent at cutting out a lot of guesswork / experimentation
by 350matt
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: exhaust port major chamfer...
Replies: 32
Views: 1381

Re: exhaust port major chamfer...

I very much doubt that any of the rotary tuning firms have access to a GT power simulation, mores the pity

really does feel to me that the most worthwhile mod on this engine is to supercharge it - or add another rotor.....
by 350matt
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Data log comparison (Excel file)
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Data log comparison (Excel file)

cheers for this Nick

any chance of a old spec excel copy for those of us whom haven't got office 2017?
by 350matt
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Advice Required - Buying a dry stored RX8
Replies: 39
Views: 1158

Re: Advice Required - Buying a dry stored RX8

when it comes to coils don't be tempted by the ebay knock off's as you can buy them for £20 apiece but they are usually rubbish and may also damage the cat and then damage the engine.......

the price of the RRP items is a bargain for what they are and the have a lifetime guarantee don't forget
by 350matt
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: breaking silver 231
Replies: 48
Views: 1050

Re: breaking silver 231

Hi

is the crank / Eshaft sensor available?
by 350matt
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Cost of rebuild vs diy
Replies: 27
Views: 720

Re: Cost of rebuild vs diy

When I rebuilt mine, admittedly I had the resources of my work to call upon but to be honest the only special tools required over the normal kit were the massive 54mm socket to get the flywheel off , I used: engine stand 54mm socket flywheel locking widget (made one out of box section ) a selection ...
by 350matt
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Goodbye... I'm leaving...
Topic: Good bye
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: Good bye

good to hear, keep us all posted with how your drawings / redesign of the engine are going
by 350matt
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: RX-8s for sale
Topic: RX-8 Velocity Red 231 OE06 EWJ DEAL DONE
Replies: 31
Views: 1534

Re: RX-8 Velocity Red 231 OE06 EWJ £1300 ono

looks like a bargain to me
by 350matt
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Goodbye... I'm leaving...
Topic: Good bye
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: Good bye

Robin I think you were trying a bit hard and if you plan to keep the car maybe venture back in a few months time and see if it all still gets up your nose then I will say that there can be a condescending element on here sometimes but on the whole its a good place to be with a lot of knowledge to be...
by 350matt
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: R3 side seals
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: R3 side seals

well apart from having a spare engine in the shed ...
by 350matt
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: HID main beam headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: HID main beam headlights

you can get a kit with h9 bulbs here

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/55W-HID-KIT- ... :rk:9:pf:0

they seem like good value I have to say
by 350matt
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Lee's Kuro Revival
Replies: 50
Views: 1794

Re: Lee's Kuro Revival

hmmm ok DIN70020 Method This method for power correction, recommended by DIN70020 standard (DIN, 1986), does not account for changes in air humidity. If changes in the atmospheric conditions are small with respect to a standard condition, then the engine overall efficiency, fuel specific heat and ai...
by 350matt
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Lee's Kuro Revival
Replies: 50
Views: 1794

Re: Lee's Kuro Revival

I didn't mean that you've been to different dynos I just meant I've no idea whom EST are? the air intake temp should be measured at the same point each time as this is the correction point for the power calculation and the 2nd visit was a high barometric pressure so I'd be very interested to see wha...
by 350matt
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Lee's Kuro Revival
Replies: 50
Views: 1794

Re: Lee's Kuro Revival

Well don't be too disheartened you've got a solid gain there from the 1st round of mods I presume its now reading less power on the dyno after being mapped? so where is there corrected air pressure and temperature read from? was this the same place each time? what was the variation each time? when t...
by 350matt
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Car Throttle 'Living with a rotary' - Any Questions or requests?
Replies: 116
Views: 3824

Re: Car Throttle 'Living with a rotary' - Any Questions or requests?

Dr. FrankenRex wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:05 am
If you watch yesterday's episode @350matt you'll see the exhaust situation has been rectified :D
Splendid
its a good series
I look forward to see what it makes once the SSV is fixed
by 350matt
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Car Throttle 'Living with a rotary' - Any Questions or requests?
Replies: 116
Views: 3824

Re: Car Throttle 'Living with a rotary' - Any Questions or requests?

might be worth trying something simple like some stiffer ARB's perhaps or a set of lowering springs?
also you have to have a catback the stock exhaust is far too quiet
by 350matt
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Lee's Kuro Revival
Replies: 50
Views: 1794

Re: Lee's Kuro Revival

So If I'm reading that chart right you've picked up 8Bhp at the top end? that seems quite respectable for a sports exhaust and intake with no map changes

do you have a chart with just corrected flywheel bhp on it for stock and with changes ?

and whats the top wobbly line? uncorrected bhp?
by 350matt
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Strange handling issue
Replies: 17
Views: 390

Re: Strange handling issue

Try swapping the tyres front to back and see if the oversteeer tendency goes away
if it does then you know the tyre is at fault

then you can always paint the tyre with bleach to soften it up and make it grippier

might want to also check the rear camber
by 350matt
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: another S1 recall ?
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: another S1 recall ?

same here
anyone had their front lower wishbone bushes done yet?
by 350matt
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tesco Momentum vs. Shell V-Power
Replies: 59
Views: 2290

Re: Tesco Momentum vs. Shell V-Power

on some 90's BMW's they have issues with ethanol fuels rotting out out the petrol tank.....

however I've not heard of any problems with Jap manufacturer's
by 350matt
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: radio whine on bluetooth device?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: radio whine on bluetooth device?

no there's only 1 frequency it transmits on
and the normal car radio is uneffected

I suspect the 12V socket is the issue as the isolation on these tend to be non-existent
plus the socket I'm using is one I've added myself thats just run in paraell off the original socket
by 350matt
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: radio whine on bluetooth device?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

radio whine on bluetooth device?

Hello all I've got one of those bluetooth devices that plugs into the 12V lighter socket and you then tune your radio into so you can play music form your phone however ever since I've fitted Karls new boomshanker coils I've now got ignition whine ( hardly surprising I suppose) I was considering add...
by 350matt
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Detailing - Cleaning
Topic: Anybody tried this gizmo?
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Anybody tried this gizmo?

well I've used it and it seems to be pretty effective , well worth £13
its brought my seats up a treat

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