RX-8 Owners Club 2020 Annual Meet weekend
Saturday 29th February - Sunday 1st March

Club exclusive trackday at the Three Sisters Circuit | Evening Dinner | AGM




Castle Combe Circuit's Japanese Car Show
Saturday 6th June 2020

Club Displays | Drifting Demos | Tracktime | and more

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by bigpete8
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Jack's WinBlue S1 231 - "Hayami"
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Jack's WinBlue S1 231 - "Hayami"

if the passenger door locks off the fob then you probably need one of these...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mazda-Rx8-Dr ... 4311943397
by bigpete8
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: Farewell from RRP - U Turn.
Replies: 49
Views: 1824

Re: Farewell from RRP

I only hope behind the scenes some sort of agreement can be reached and we can retain a valued trader!
by bigpete8
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21974
Views: 818780

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

Cleaned inside and outside of front then rear screens.
To do rear I slid the drivers seat all the way forward.

Total Panic 8-[ when it wouldnt move back on the motor....
Spoiler:
Think it was just stiff in the track as never goes forward, managed to get it moving wih a little manual assistance! :o
by bigpete8
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in
Replies: 59
Views: 3305

Re: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in

And to colpete the job - POllen filters changed... took all of 5 minutes :)
by bigpete8
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in
Replies: 59
Views: 3305

Re: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in

Mines a daily so wind hail rain or salt, she goes out....
by bigpete8
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21974
Views: 818780

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

Thoroughly serviced her 😉
by bigpete8
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in
Replies: 59
Views: 3305

Re: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in

Did the one in the pug a while back right pita and broke some clips doing it..🥴
by bigpete8
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Bloody battery chargers
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Bloody battery chargers

I still have The charger I made when I was an apprentice. 6v or 12v hand wound transformer using metal plates and shellacked. Must be 25 years old think the only reason it's not working is the fuse is blown and don't have a replacement.... 6v was handy at the time as the MGB GT had two of them... (T...
by bigpete8
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in
Replies: 59
Views: 3305

Re: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in

So today...
Oil and air filter and Plugs.
Cleaned front pads as brakes were still squealing after I did the backs a couple of weeks back.. Just cleaned and checked as front pads were fine.
New mouse mat in my mouse mat mod.😁
Pollen filters still to do but easy job on my lunch hour..
by bigpete8
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in
Replies: 59
Views: 3305

Re: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in

It's one of these....
It does have screw fitting but otherwise just goes into standard light fitting.
LED Garage Ceiling Lights, LACYIE... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B081T4F3R1 ... b_ap_share
by bigpete8
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in
Replies: 59
Views: 3305

Re: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in

Got to say liking the new garage light...

IMG_20200117_174104.jpg
by bigpete8
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in
Replies: 59
Views: 3305

Re: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in

Noticed this coming out of work last night.... Major milestone/engine about to die 😅
by bigpete8
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in
Replies: 59
Views: 3305

Re: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in

Cataclean in last night, the took her for a blast..
Might be placebo but seemed to start and run better this morning!
by bigpete8
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in
Replies: 59
Views: 3305

Re: Living with a rotary - 2 Years in

Already have paper Air filter and pollen filter sourced.
Was going to get plugs from RRP but dont seem to be able to order on website and wanted for weekend so sourced locally (ECP) for a few quid more.
by bigpete8
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in
Replies: 59
Views: 3305

Re: Living with a rotary - 2 Years in

As I said above, was cleaned 18 months ago but I do spend a lot of time in traffic so probably worth a quick clean as still have some of the cleaner left over from last time.
by bigpete8
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in
Replies: 59
Views: 3305

Re: Living with a rotary - 2 Years in

As far as I'm aware never had oil burb and just use paper filters. I'll clean it when I change the filter anyway.
by bigpete8
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in
Replies: 59
Views: 3305

Re: Living with a rotary - 2 Years in

Nobody?
DId find this but doesnt mention MAF
http://www.essexrotaryspecialists.com/t ... cing-tips/
by bigpete8
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in
Replies: 59
Views: 3305

Re: Living with a rotary - 2 Years in

Last few outings have seen some long starts. I'm going to charge battery as she stood for a bit before Christmas so might be down on charge (Its a 2 month old varta E23) Also got some service stuff to do (filter/oil etc) but here's my questions: MAF cleaning - How often should this be done? Last did...
by bigpete8
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21974
Views: 818780

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

I've changed air and pollen filters in the work car park but never while on a call...😅

(Also most of my interior lights,)
by bigpete8
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Living with a rotary - 2 1/2 Years in
Replies: 59
Views: 3305

Re: Living with a rotary - 2 Years in

So as already posted I ended up using the rears to replace the ones I damaged unsticking the ones that were on. New ones were still tight in the pad clips so were filed down to slide easily. Grease between pads and shims, grease on clips were the pad runs against metal and new sliders hopefully that...
by bigpete8
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21974
Views: 818780

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

Had a look at my binding rear brakes. Inner pad was siezed in the slider. Chipped the pad friction material getting it out so good excuse to use the new pads I had just in case Cleaned everything up with wire brush and pads still tight so filed the ends down to get free movement Also changed the sli...
by bigpete8
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21974
Views: 818780

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

warpc0il wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:07 pm
:roll: So, did the Doc fix your binding brakes?
No but I did feel a bit of a p**** when they gave me my flu jab 😁
by bigpete8
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21974
Views: 818780

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

Drove it for the first time in weeks.
I've been avoiding using due to suspected binding brake, but had a relatively short trip to docs and back this morning and treat myself to a beep or two....
by bigpete8
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.
Replies: 27
Views: 721

Re: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.

Interesting overview of the Generator/motor hybrid and mention of electric supecharger..

https://x-engineer.org/automotive-engin ... ntinental/
by bigpete8
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21974
Views: 818780

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

Yeah they do that after a while but still seem to work.

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