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by warpc0il
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Pauline's '99 Skoda Octavia SLX 1.8 20V
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: Pauline's '99 Skoda Octavia SLX 1.8 20V

I just happened to look down below the reservoir, as I was refitting the cap, and noticed the vacuum pipe connected to the power assistance servo. Now, one of the first things I'd done before I taken anything apart was to perform a static servo function test. Foot on the brake pedal, with engine off...
by warpc0il
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Pauline's '99 Skoda Octavia SLX 1.8 20V
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: Pauline's '99 Skoda Octavia SLX 1.8 20V

. . . . . . NO BRAKES :shock: :shock: :shock: Seriously, rolling back down the drive out of the garage and didn't have enough brakes to hold the car against the incline and the transmission creep in reverse. :? [-X A few slow circuits around the carpark and there was some braking there but, if anyth...
by warpc0il
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Pauline's '99 Skoda Octavia SLX 1.8 20V
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: Pauline's '99 Skoda Octavia SLX 1.8 20V

Brakes update The discs arrived within a couple of days from CarParts4Less, via DHL with full tracking, and no postage charge even though we're in NI =D> 20210409_113529.jpg The pads were coming from the same warehouse, though ordered via EuroCarParts, two days earlier, and took nearly a fortnight ...
by warpc0il
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1756
Views: 54911

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

You missed a bit [-X :lol: :lol:
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by warpc0il
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 25317
Views: 968428

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

We replaced the missing :shock: undertray on the Skoda this morning and I have to admit it was a doddle with the lift, whereas it would have been a total pain without.
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Please don't look at that subframe :oops:
by warpc0il
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 25317
Views: 968428

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

@ Malcolm - If ever you fancy a holiday in NI, I can lend you a brush... :D
by warpc0il
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Electric water pump
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: Electric water pump

If you want a bit more mid-range/top-end power, join this group buy, quick before it closes
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by warpc0il
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Gearbox issue or not ?
Replies: 19
Views: 349

Re: Gearbox issue or not ?

Driver side = okay
Passenger side = failed

It's common for the right side to fail first due to the heat from the exhaust manifold.
by warpc0il
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Electric water pump
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: Electric water pump

There's no free lunch.

The reduction in parasitic drag from the water pump has got to be replaced by a similar increase in drag from the alternator, to power the pump, unless you're also going to install a dedicated battery system that's charged off-line.
by warpc0il
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Lighter wheels or coilovers for better body/wheel control and damping?
Replies: 18
Views: 455

Re: Lighter wheels or coilovers for better body/wheel control and damping?

I justified my aftermarket wheels on the basis that; - I liked them - they're a brand I know and trust (Dotz Touge) - they were (silly) cheap on Gumtree - they're heavier than oem but lighter than OEM wheels with 23mm spacers, though the offset created the same effect. 20180703_105052.jpg Currently ...
by warpc0il
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1756
Views: 54911

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

qwakers wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:54 pm
yeah, 18 year old's are bad.... :mrgreen:
Some things never change :roll:

My 8 will be 18 next year, and I'm expecting trouble #-o
by warpc0il
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: RX-8s for sale
Topic: KURO, No.001/500, Sparkling Black, VGC, OIEO £5,000
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: KURO, No.001/500, Sparkling Black, VGC, OIEO £5,000

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BigPete (Boston Rotary) has Kuro #2, so I wonder what VIN that is...
by warpc0il
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Lighter wheels or coilovers for better body/wheel control and damping?
Replies: 18
Views: 455

Re: Lighter wheels or coilovers for better body/wheel control and damping?

Again, you need to be careful choosing a Big Brake Kit, as most* are significantly heavier than the OEM brakes, and are more about posing than performance. There are some BBK's that are lighter than OEM, but few of them include dust boots and other considerations that you'd apply to a road car. Some...
by warpc0il
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 25317
Views: 968428

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

I have a heated front screen and have fitted the wiring for two other members that have had screens supplied (special order) by Mazda Rotary Parts.
by warpc0il
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 25317
Views: 968428

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

Don't forget to leave a fuseway and switch location clear for your heated front windscreen upgrade ;) :roll:
by warpc0il
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Lighter wheels or coilovers for better body/wheel control and damping?
Replies: 18
Views: 455

Re: Lighter wheels or coilovers for better body/wheel control and damping?

More info here https://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=82080 and here https://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=58754 Prodrive went for Oz wheels to reduce the unsprung weight, as part of the package for the PZ. The biggest benefit of reduced unsprung weight is in...
by warpc0il
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1756
Views: 54911

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Having had to do an emergency procedure on our 22 year old Skoda, as the first car up on our lift, I can confirm that the perspective on rust is scary.

"The 8 doesn't get to go up until the walls are sorted" - apparently :roll:
So I won't know just how bad she is for a while. :paranoid:
by warpc0il
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Buying
Topic: New owner looking for PZ springs
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: New owner looking for PZ springs

MOD BIT: Post initially moved to I'm New Here... as first post but then to Buying... as specific request - as originally posted in What have you done to your RX-8 today????, where it would just get buried.
by warpc0il
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 25317
Views: 968428

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

Vortex generators?
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by warpc0il
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1756
Views: 54911

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

It cracked me up ! :rofl:
by warpc0il
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Buying
Topic: 231 alternator
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: 231 alternator

FYI all the alternators are the same, 192/231/R3, as in "interchangeable".

However, there was a production design change after VIN SE17**-141787, so one from a donor car with a VIN after that should be more reliable.
by warpc0il
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 25317
Views: 968428

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

nightfire10 wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:18 pm
Moved the edfc out of the glove box and into the front of the stereo!
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That look neat and much easier to access on the move. :thumleft:

You could be starting a trend here...
by warpc0il
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1756
Views: 54911

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Such repairs can be exhausting :lol:

:getmecoat:
by warpc0il
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Steel wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Steel wheels

Might be easier with (most) JDM imports, as the front discs are smaller and they only came with 16" alloys as standard.

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