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by wiggles
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

Yeah to be honest I had loads of interest in it, but with the starting issue and the bodywork needing work etc I was surprised it went so easily. I do miss it but I'm about to buy my first house so money is tight but hopefully give it a few years and I'll have another... Now I've sold it and said th...
by wiggles
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

Certainly was, got a Honda accord in part ex to run me aroutfor the next few months until my next car. 2.2 diesel does 40-50mpg and costs the same time tax for a year as 3 months did for the rx8....

Boring and slow though... But makes buying a house easier so needs must at the moment
by wiggles
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

Well she's gone :( :? :) :(
by wiggles
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Calliper winding tool
Replies: 38
Views: 1324

Re: Calliper winding tool

I've bent and eventually snapped my cheap one doing my parents cars the handle just isn't strong enough... Want to just weld a bolt or old socket on the end so I can use it with a breaker/ratchet
by wiggles
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

Checked all the fuses and nothing loose etc swapped a few around and made no difference. Seems to start better cold with 10-20% throttle for some reason. Unfortunately it looks like the car is gonna have to go soon whatever happens :( Starting a new job and buying a house and just won't be able to a...
by wiggles
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Speed Camera Vans.. information please.
Replies: 41
Views: 1546

Re: Speed Camera Vans.. information please.

I got caught by one the other day first ever speeding ticket... d'oh

Dual carriageway goes from 70 to 50 for no reason that no-one ever pays attention to... Luckily I was in Beth's golf so got caught at 60 rather than the speed I would be doing in my car lol
by wiggles
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

Yeah they've been off and on about 5 times to check that
by wiggles
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

It's not 100% fixed :( Started straight away yesterday but today was a bit slow again first thing. Then fine 3 or 4 times today when left for anything from 10 minutes to 2 hours. But then when it was left for 5 hours while I was in work it was a bit slow and did a massively loud backfire starting th...
by wiggles
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 300 Mile Club (S1 RX8s) or 325 mile club for S2 RX8s
Replies: 1450
Views: 85707

Re: 300 Mile Club (S1 RX8s) or 325 mile club for S2 RX8s

I was aware of that chart, or at one's like it, and so were the engineers that were doing the testing. However, the curve changes as soon as the road surface isn't smooth and the sort of ruts you see on real roads changes it dramatically. The guys were surprised by how much, as were Bridgestone, th...
by wiggles
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

Swapped the relays over to the ones Phil lent me yesterday but car was not started since Saturday and it fires up almost straight away this morning! Will reserve judgment after a few more cold starts but looks like it might have fixed it
by wiggles
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

Oh damn you're in Newport?! Literally there yesterday/today and could have said hi / had a prod. Just as an FYI, my car cranks at 220rpm (maybe even slower when it only has the race battery on) and starts just fine on an 8k street port motor. Yeah I am, wouldn't have wanted to make you stay in Newp...
by wiggles
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

Thanks for dropping off the stuff today Phil. I gave the obd reader a go after work and with the acccelator fully down it cranks at 225-250rpm. I'll try it again in the morning when it's colder and see what it says then try swapping the relays. I did clean the ends of the wires when I changed the st...
by wiggles
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

It's certainly due some recalls anyway. I swapped the starter relay with one of the others before and didn't make a difference. I'll try bridging the fuel pump one and see it it helps, I've suspected some kind of power issue but tried multiple, batteries, battery terminals, adding a jump pack, clean...
by wiggles
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

I did a while ago but now my obd reader is not working properly and loses it's connection after a few seconds so is pretty useless. I should probably get a new one and check, starter definitely is faster than the old one and starts a bit easier now but still always slow from cold.
by wiggles
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

So if I bridge that gap the fuel pump just runs flat out as soon as ignition is on?
by wiggles
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

How do I do that? That over by the airpump yeah?
by wiggles
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

Waiting to see what happens, might just find somewhere to keep it for now and spend a bit of time on it further down the line. Or compression test and I'd bad send it off for warranty and sell when it gets back...
by wiggles
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

Found another car I might be buying... so she might be for sale/breaking soon as lost my patience with it now and starting a new job so it's not really practical for using every day... Not that the new car will be either 😂

Probably break it as doubt I'd get much for it the way it is...
by wiggles
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

by wiggles
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

Got a video of the car starting that I'll upload later if it helps with any ideas. When I was driving only a minute or two after starting I got close to 4k rpm (which I try to stay under while its cold) but it had a big drop off in power felt like the engine just cut from traction control/rev limit ...
by wiggles
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

Tried it with battery from the golf (had very similar cranking amps and size to my battery) made no difference, cranked it twice for about 10 seconds no throttle didn't start. Swapped battery back into the golf refitted mine etc so around a 15-20 gap then reset the ESS and started straight up on my ...
by wiggles
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

If you don’t have dewal changed I can send you working oem plugs and leads to check if will help I can borrow you my compression tester to. If you pack it nicely and cover the postage both ways. My coils were tested by revs and I had the same starting issues when I was using Phil's set while mine w...
by wiggles
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17185

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

The colour match on the doors is pretty bad so not sure I can be bothered with the front ones knowing how much hassle it will be... Starting issue is really getting on my nerves now, stopped for petrol yesterday after ~20 minutes driving came back out after paying didn't fire up straight away had to...
by wiggles
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21495
Views: 794410

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

"accidently" driven it sideways a lot in the snow ;) :D :twisted:
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by wiggles
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What is the sound on 5% throttle?
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: What is the sound on 5% throttle?

I get this as I'm pulling into the road from my "drive" going less than 5mph it just burbles along

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