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by Craig010
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Toyota GR Yaris
Replies: 51
Views: 1383

Re: Toyota GR Yaris

This has peaked my interest too. As has already been said, it's amazing how Toyota are able to offer what seems to be a pretty special machine at that price.
Hopefully it drives as good and it should!
by Craig010
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: My Kuro Project
Replies: 40
Views: 1437

Re: My Kuro Project

Well she's gone. She threw a check engine light half way on the journey to be traded in (in true rebellious RX-8 fashion - it was for the SSV solenoid), but luckily I had my Bluetooth OBD scanner in the car to reset it, and it stayed off. Managed to get into the 300 mile club on the journey to the d...
by Craig010
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: My Kuro Project
Replies: 40
Views: 1437

Re: My Kuro Project

v-rex wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:32 am
I'd be interested to see how you find the 2.5 L engine. I have a 2.0L Petrol CX-5 as the family car and I would love to see that engine in there, like they have in the states.
Will be happy to share my experience with you once I pick the car up :thumleft: .
by Craig010
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: My Kuro Project
Replies: 40
Views: 1437

Re: My Kuro Project

Well it's unfortunate, but already the time has come for this RX-8 to go to a new home. I've gotten all sensible, and have decided to sell both my cars and get one nearly new one, as I don't do anywhere near enough mileage to justify running two cars anymore. I will miss the car, as it's a great dri...
by Craig010
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bug and Sap remover
Replies: 26
Views: 848

Re: Bug and Sap remover

It chemically bonds to the clearcoat, so lasts a lot longer than any wax, and that's the main advantage. Not as glossy as some waxes can be, but your paying for the length of protection. Can be as much as 5 years in some cases, but you have so take special care of the paint for it to really last tha...
by Craig010
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Kuro no1 and no2
Replies: 45
Views: 2189

Re: kuro no1 and no2

Glad the products I recommend worked well for you, certainly has come up a treat!

As you say, the more time you spend on it, the better the results, so I'm sure your other car will come up even better now you've had a bit of practice :thumleft:
by Craig010
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I am now the proud new owner of a PZ!
Replies: 28
Views: 784

Re: I am now the proud new owner of a PZ!

Had a go at fixing the steering tonight. Sadly didn't work. Greased the UV joints and cleaned contacts to no avail. I also jacked up the front of the car and turned the wheel left to right with the car off, and it was equal both sides, lowering the car back down with car running is too light turnin...
by Craig010
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: My Kuro Project
Replies: 40
Views: 1437

Re: My Kuro Project

I've only done around 1500 miles since I've had it as it's a second car. I run it to the beep when I can, but haven't had a chance to really give it some stick and blow out the cobwebs, so I'm sure that will help at least a little bit when I'm able to, although I don't expect it do work miracles.
by Craig010
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: My Kuro Project
Replies: 40
Views: 1437

Re: My Kuro Project

So, today was the Biggie - the dreaded compression test! Car was booked in to RotaryMotion for a good look over and compression test this morning. Very friendly chap, who had the car for around an hour, gave it a good going over and took it for a test drive to see how she's doing. He commented how c...
by Craig010
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Hi, Thomas from Belgium - Good compression
Replies: 20
Views: 752

Re: Hi, Thomas from Belgium - wheels and transmission oil

My fault, I didn't realise it was a 5 speed car. As above then, should be fine as the 5 speed is supposedly made of some strong stuff, however not sure it's worth the risk, even with the 5 speed.
by Craig010
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Hi, Thomas from Belgium - Good compression
Replies: 20
Views: 752

Re: Hi, Thomas from Belgium - wheels and transmission oil

The type of diff fitted to the RX8 is not fussy about the oil used, and does not require it to have special friction modifiers. As long as it's correctly weighted, and of GL-5 spec, the stuff you have should be fine. Some transmissions however are VERY fussy, with some people reporting synchro failu...
by Craig010
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Brake judder
Replies: 34
Views: 1420

Re: Brake judder

- Can anyone with experience of these EBC discs/pads comment on how they perform on the street and track? - EBC say that their GD series discs have some ‘wind noise’. I would be very interested to hear how noticeable this is vs OEM on an RX-8. I've had the dimpled & grooved EBC discs fitted on a pr...
by Craig010
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Azams Racing Blue FK8 Type R GT
Replies: 392
Views: 12498

Re: Azams Racing Blue FK8 Type R

Those Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 are meant to be really good too & cheaper :money: Get your dealer to price-match Black Circles like mine did :thumleft: I run these on my daily (a heavy Mercedes E350 CDI coupe) and they transformed the feel of the car. It both rides better, and has become more ...
by Craig010
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: RIP T200CAD Built Not Bought....
Replies: 18
Views: 888

Re: RIP T200CAD Built Not Bought....

As someone who never saw the car in the metal, and has only seen pictures and read what people have said about it, I can still clearly tell that this was a unique and high quality show car, and it really looked fantastic. It's a shame that's I never got to see the car as it was, but I'm glad someone...
by Craig010
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: RR54 SC Track Project
Replies: 263
Views: 9421

Re: RR54 Back to a red

Looks like you caught it in time, luckily. Could have been a lot worse if you hadn't noticed!
by Craig010
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Another Scottish Newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Another Scottish Newbie

Hello and welcome! You'll get plenty of help and advice around here, as this has to be one of the friendliest car clubs around (certainly the nicest I've been a part of). One thing that really sped up my car starting was a new battery, it was a night and day difference, even though it never failed t...
by Craig010
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: My Kuro Project
Replies: 40
Views: 1437

Re: My Kuro Project

Lovely project done properly, what have you got in store next? Thanks. The one advantage of lockdown is the amount of free time I've had to spend on the car. Next on the list is get to the bottom of the jerking that the car does pretty much all the time. Feels like the drivetrain is moving independ...
by Craig010
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: My Kuro Project
Replies: 40
Views: 1437

Re: My Kuro Project

More work done on the old girl today... Decided to change the gearbox and differential fluids: _20200605_202928.JPG Gearbox fluid was pretty clean, with very little build up on the magnet (history shows they were both changed about 25k ago, so this makes sense). The diff fluid was black though, with...
by Craig010
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: COF Tanks MKII are here - update 08/01/21
Replies: 21
Views: 1385

Re: New Look COFS tanks

What a lovely looking bit of kit. You sell way too much nice stuff!!
by Craig010
Sat May 30, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: My Kuro Project
Replies: 40
Views: 1437

Re: My Kuro Project

Thanks guys, you can't beat a clean car, especially a black metallic. I would not like to have done it by hand though, this took me about 5 hours by machine. IMO a machine is well worth the investment if you want to get substantially better results, plus save a lot of time and energy (hand polishing...
by Craig010
Fri May 29, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: My Kuro Project
Replies: 40
Views: 1437

Re: My Kuro Project

Got around to machine polishing it today. Paint was harder than I was expecting, though I was using a pretty mild combination. Took a few hours, but got there in the end. Here are the results: Before - Pretty hazy and quite scratched up (Camera doesn't pick it all up): DSC_0228_copy_3024x2268.jpg Af...
by Craig010
Fri May 29, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24609
Views: 935044

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

Took mine for a decent drive this morning as I had to make a journey, then got busy cleaning and polishing it. Took a few hours but I think it was worth it...

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by Craig010
Fri May 29, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: My Kuro Project
Replies: 40
Views: 1437

Re: My Kuro Project

warpc0il wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 5:14 pm
SteveD and I had his catback off and hitting it with a length of 2x4 to try and get the broken bits of cat out, and still couldn't get it flowing freely
Wow, that sounds tough. Mine must have only just started to fail.
by Craig010
Thu May 28, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: My Kuro Project
Replies: 40
Views: 1437

Re: My Kuro Project

Nice job. It’s not fun doing exhaust stuff on your driveway or did you have a pit/lift? I thought the RRP MK3 coils were black, not sure I’m keen on that colour in terms of under bonnet blingness. No lift unfortunately, just a pair or Ramps and axle stands... Just makes it more difficult as you say...
by Craig010
Thu May 28, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: My Kuro Project
Replies: 40
Views: 1437

Re: My Kuro Project

Well, yesterday was a big day. Fitted my new RRP MKIII ignition system upgrade (coils, leads & plugs), new drive belts, and a new RRP 100 Cel CAT. _20200528_060423.JPG Hardest bit was removing the old Killer CAT as one of the bolts to the manifold just rounded off, and of course it was the hardest o...

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