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by 350matt
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Battery dead, tried to jump start but engine did not turn over?
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Battery dead, tried to jump start but engine did not turn over?

I'd agree with Qwakers sounds like the battery may be shorted out - possibly due to the solar charger over charging it?
by 350matt
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Detailing - Cleaning
Topic: Portable/Cordless pressure washers
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Portable/Cordless pressure washers

Sorry to say a bucket of water is all I can recommend - however it does work and is a classic....
by 350matt
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Boost Junkies
Topic: Backwoods Supercharger
Replies: 356
Views: 16279

Re: Backwoods Supercharger

I'd agree that a large positive displacement blower is the way to go I don't see the point of fitting a centrifugal blower that only makes power at the top end when what is really required is some low-end grunt to round out the top end zing the engine already has there's a reason why when an OEM fit...
by 350matt
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Boost Junkies
Topic: Backwoods Supercharger
Replies: 356
Views: 16279

Re: Backwoods Supercharger

interesting idea would the kit be all M90 chargers? as we discussed it may a little on the small side for the Renny?
by 350matt
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: Aeromotive 340 stealth fuel pump
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Aeromotive 340 stealth fuel pump

can I ask why folks change the pump for an uprated one? does the stock S1 part tend to fail?
by 350matt
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: RX-8s for sale
Topic: 231 FS, superb condition, low mileage (57)
Replies: 18
Views: 699

Re: 231 FS, superb condition, low mileage (57)

sorry to say that I would also say you will do well to get 3K even in the condition its in
these cars just aren't worth that much
by 350matt
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Engine harness tuck ecu and fuse box relocate
Replies: 17
Views: 388

Re: Engine harness tuck ecu and fuse box relocate

Are you turboing the renesis? or going the Rx7 route
by 350matt
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Oil light on during specific circumstances..
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: Oil light on during specific circumstances..

In that case either ignore it as it will usually not come on for a 1st start
if it does then stop and check the oil level
to make it go away on hot starts you'll have to replace the sensor
by 350matt
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Am I looking at an Engine Rebuild?
Replies: 40
Views: 1183

Re: Am I looking at an Engine Rebuild?

I'd say drop that cat pipe down for a peek or whip the O2 sensor out and use a mini USB camera to look inside
by 350matt
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Oil light on during specific circumstances..
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: Oil light on during specific circumstances..

Mine does the same, tends to come on after a hot restart

needs to be replaced but they are £65....
by 350matt
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: T200 CAD Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance
Replies: 269
Views: 8561

Re: T200 CAD Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

For the best performance on a charge cooler you flow the 'cold towards the hot'
so the hot air from the charger should flow towards incoming cold water from the charge cooler rad

sounds like is it now like that
by 350matt
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Should I be worried?
Replies: 18
Views: 532

Re: Should I be worried?

When were the plugs last changed?
by 350matt
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Boost Junkies
Topic: supercharger centrifugal
Replies: 79
Views: 1982

Re: supercharger centrifugal

water / methanol injection is great but its important to have a level switch on the water tank to at least give you a warning light and ideally switch you to a safer map
by 350matt
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Boost Junkies
Topic: supercharger centrifugal
Replies: 79
Views: 1982

Re: supercharger centrifugal

I have to say that chaps that 10 ° shift in air temp is enough to push you into det if your spark timing is bit on the edge I've had calibrations on the dyno which are fine and dandy at 25°C intake air temp (IAT) and det their head off at 35°C if you are 12-15 ° off Max brake torque( MBT) then yes y...
by 350matt
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Boost Junkies
Topic: supercharger centrifugal
Replies: 79
Views: 1982

Re: supercharger centrifugal

well what they don't know won't hurt em....

to be honest I think the way forward for an SC equipped rexi is to view it as what else could you get for 5 K that has 300+ bhp, handles beautifully and has that rotary spin and not get hung up on the cost of the conversion
by 350matt
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Boost Junkies
Topic: supercharger centrifugal
Replies: 79
Views: 1982

Re: supercharger centrifugal

the main issue you have is the cars are worth about £1500 on average and an SC kit will cost to make about £3300.... + mapping cost

so while the end result will be lovely there's not many out there whom are prepared to spend double the cars worth on an SC kit
by 350matt
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: BMW M235i versus RX8 R3 1 year on
Replies: 48
Views: 1505

Re: BMW M235i versus RX8 R3 1 year on

the big thing though is the price there's almost nothing else you can buy for a 3-4K say thats in the RX8 class for handling and its not that slow either so to say a 18K car is better than a 3k rexi is hardly surprising perhaps whats more surprsing is that you have to spend that much to find somethi...
by 350matt
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Boost Junkies
Topic: supercharger centrifugal
Replies: 79
Views: 1982

Re: supercharger centrifugal

the right sized rotrex will work just fine the main issue with them is they tend to need a fair few revs on the clock to make any appreciable boost so you would normally supercharge an engine to increase bottom end torque and overall driveabily these don't work like that rather the power builds with...
by 350matt
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Hello! Prospective owner on the hunt
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Hello! Prospective owner on the hunt

R3's are nice but I'm not convinced they are worth 3 to 4 times the value of an S1 I'd say to drive a few and make your decision then as you can get an S1 with a rebuilt engine for less than an R3 still
by 350matt
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Hello! Prospective owner on the hunt
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Hello! Prospective owner on the hunt

There are loads for sale just not R3's
depends on how far you want to travel
expect to pay at least £1500 to 2K for an S1 with no rust and decent compression
search on here for buying tips and decide if you want a 231 or 192

but if an R3 it musts be then there were only about 700 or so imported
by 350matt
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX8 Evolve
Replies: 18
Views: 790

Re: RX8 Evolve

I think the reality of a full electric vehicle population is many years off yet there's not the infrastructure to support it both in terms of charging points, available power to supply these charging points and the level of current at these points plus lets not get into the fact that the auto indust...
by 350matt
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Old rotor warning to throw away?
Replies: 23
Views: 725

Re: Old rotor warning to throw away?

thats not messed up
sounds pretty cool to me
but I dont' have a spare rotor - ebay perhaps?
by 350matt
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: New kind of Tuning box with upto 10 maps
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: New kind of Tuning box with upto 10 maps

I'd say they are unlikely to have done a tune for every car listed and have probably just taken the published figures then applied a reasonable gain and I've come across a firm that uses the Alientech kit before lets just say the results were not impressive - they were just changing tables in a 'hit...

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