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by SmuttyHutty
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: New guy.. but no RX8 yet.. :(
Replies: 31
Views: 615

Re: New guy.. but no RX8 yet.. :(

Very tidy for 46k miles. The V-Power may have made a difference just because it was fresh, as the car had only done 3.5k miles in the last 13 months, so may have had some stale fuel in the tank. That's more miles than BOTH of my RX8s put together. I wonder if anyone from Cornwall needs me to pick u...
by SmuttyHutty
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: New guy.. but no RX8 yet.. :(
Replies: 31
Views: 615

Re: New guy.. but no RX8 yet.. :(

*I'll add a picture later, having some trouble with an embedded link not working #-o * Hit the edit pencil (which you've found) then 'full editor and preview' Screenshot 2021-01-17 at 16.22.23.png then 'attachments' Screenshot 2021-01-17 at 16.22.38.png then 'add files'. Screenshot 2021-01-17 at 16...
by SmuttyHutty
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: New guy.. but no RX8 yet.. :(
Replies: 31
Views: 615

Re: New guy.. but no RX8 yet.. :(

....and don't forget to change your RX8 status to 'owner'.

I spent days just looking at my cars when I first got them. And cleaning them slowly by hand shows you every shape on the body.
by SmuttyHutty
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Flat spot on Kuro 2
Replies: 37
Views: 797

Re: Flat spot on Kuro 2

I found the spring clips next to useless on the old hoses, I used decent jubilee clips when I changed my radiator, found I didn't have 1 big enough, so joined 2 together far more secure than the spring clips(which are essentially single use items) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/9pc-Hose-Clamp-clip-Set-...
by SmuttyHutty
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Flat spot on Kuro 2
Replies: 37
Views: 797

Re: Flat spot on Kuro 2

Hello all,went for a blast this morning and full power is now resumed,goes like stink. The only issue is a small coolant leak by the stat somewhere,hardly surprising given the amount of hoses in there. The upside is,i now know in which order to do things to get to it quickly. Annoyingly i was toyin...
by SmuttyHutty
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Flat spot on Kuro 2
Replies: 37
Views: 797

Re: Flat spot on Kuro 2

Yes Alistair,i have piccies of the one i removed but will have to wait for my lad to upload them,being the dinosaur that i am. As a matter of interest,what air the gains from having air pump delete,apart from weight and space? . As i managed to not break anything,i now have the choice of either or,...
by SmuttyHutty
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Flat spot on Kuro 2
Replies: 37
Views: 797

Re: Flat spot on Kuro 2

That's a result! Did you get any pictures of the SSV itself? Was it properly gunked up or was it seized somewhere else?
by SmuttyHutty
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Not starting..
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: Not starting..

That is a good solution. I did a similar thing with the PZ. I just ran a standard extension lead from my garage to the car and kept everything covered with the bonnet. The 192 and PZ are parked top and tail so the 192 extension lead is at the wrong end of the car and would be a trip hazard if I move...
by SmuttyHutty
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Not starting..
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: Not starting..

A plug in conditioner might be fine as my garage is only 2 m from the front of the car just need to get an extension I can leave out etc. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I have one of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00WMMGQUW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It is comp...
by SmuttyHutty
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Not starting..
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: Not starting..

I use the Ctek MXS 5.0 which is easy to use. It has a connector which you can permanently attach to your battery terminals and poke the end of it between the battery cover and the airbox. I've also bought two alternate connectors which have a traffic light display to show charge level. There's a cha...
by SmuttyHutty
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Mark's Championship White FK8 Type R GT
Replies: 310
Views: 8194

Re: Mark's Championship White FK8 Type R GT

I used to play golf with a chap who claimed to be an agnostic atheist. He also was a self-proclaimed xenophobic Luddite but that is a whoooooooole different ball game.
by SmuttyHutty
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24607
Views: 934971

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

Can't remember which member recommended this to me:
Innotec Deblock XS Oil  Penetrating Oil  500ml  DeBlock  Rust Dissolver https://ebay.us/LiqWMB
by SmuttyHutty
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Mark's Championship White FK8 Type R GT
Replies: 310
Views: 8194

Re: Mark's Championship White FK8 Type R GT

GreySilver Beast wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:18 pm
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by SmuttyHutty
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)
Replies: 318
Views: 16400

Re: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)

I don’t think Vactan has any particular penetrating properties so my suggestion regarding the rusty nuts would be to just spray with the XCP at each service. My thinking behind the Vactan was partly to change the look of the finish - away from rusty brown and back to black - and then using the XCP ...
by SmuttyHutty
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)
Replies: 318
Views: 16400

Re: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)

Ah, thank you. I did read somewhere that it could be sprayed on and buffed which I had hoped would help reduce the likelihood of grot sticking. I bought the aerosol spray can for a finer film but haven't used it because I had planned to do the tyre valves first and then spray valves and nuts. More t...
by SmuttyHutty
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)
Replies: 318
Views: 16400

Re: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)

Told Mrs Smutty about the impact driver purchase. She's decided to intercept the Amazon delivery driver, confiscate the item and wrap it up for my birthday.

My birthday isn't until the middle of March.

Where on Earth did I find this woman?
by SmuttyHutty
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 300 Mile Club (S1 RX8s) or 325 mile club for S2 RX8s
Replies: 1485
Views: 90058

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

I have just done 130 miles on half a tank in the PZ. Kind of creeping up towards the 300 club. On a different note, brand new brake discs feel good.
by SmuttyHutty
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)
Replies: 318
Views: 16400

Re: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)

Adblock idiot here too.

Just whitelisted the site and links now appear in full.
by SmuttyHutty
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)
Replies: 318
Views: 16400

Re: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)

could someone in the admin team take a look at why amazon links dont embed properly? all i have in the above post is a blank between the two blocks of text. for those with the same issue... the un embedded link is here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07D3X5V25/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s...
by SmuttyHutty
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)
Replies: 318
Views: 16400

Re: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)

Great buy here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07D3X5V25/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 There is a deal of the day (7 hours to go at the time of writing) plus 15% off the ORIGINAL price which brings this to just under £60. I like Tacklife stuff and have a few of their tools. ...
by SmuttyHutty
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24607
Views: 934971

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

I didn't see it. It would be specific to the model of 2 stroke tank he used which is understandable. viewtopic.php?f=204&t=50241&p=704096&hilit=tank#p704096

I'm not sure if I have cited the thread correctly...
by SmuttyHutty
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24607
Views: 934971

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

mrspiller wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:10 pm
SmuttyHutty wrote:Thank you - I'll hunt it out
Someone willl link you up
It’s a neat job


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Just found it - thank you. Using card as a template for the mount is a good idea. I'll take a look at my engine bay in the morning and think his solution is inspired.
by SmuttyHutty
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24607
Views: 934971

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

Thank you - I'll hunt it out
by SmuttyHutty
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24607
Views: 934971

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

I'll go back to the power 1 bottle and squirt it straight in. I don't go for precision, as long as I know its at least 150ml to a tank (it's more as I'll add that to a 3/4 fill) - the more the merrier, especially when I'm thrashing it. That was my thinking: a dirty great squirt and a rough guesstim...
by SmuttyHutty
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24607
Views: 934971

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

I am currently playing with ideas for a SOHN/COF tank and don't want to lose the huge windscreen washer tank. My first thought was one type of motorcycle 2 stoke tank but the one I got was too wide at the bottom. I've had a good look at the 192 engine bay and the only decent place I can see to place...

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