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by warpc0il
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Code reader
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Code reader

by warpc0il
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: PZ SUSPENSION (brand new) GROUP BUY !! CLOSED MONDAY 21st MAY
Replies: 768
Views: 36005

Re: PZ SUSPENSION (brand new) GROUP BUY !! CLOSED MONDAY 21st MAY

The wheel travels vertically as the suspension moves. "Lower" suspension means that the wheel sits further up within the wheel well, when the car is just parked, but it doesn't go any further up on full compression than standard suspension - there's a fixed limit and most "lower" springs are also mu...
by warpc0il
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Hello am new
Replies: 16
Views: 284

Re: Hello am new

All the tyre sizes listed above will fit the original Mazda wheels
by warpc0il
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: PZ Exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: PZ Exhaust

Removing the backbox would be difficult as the joint will have seized, and they're not designed to be undone until you're replacing with new. You can get better access to the tips by removing the black plastic surrounds, these are fitted with barbed locking tabs that you squeeze from behind as you g...
by warpc0il
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Air solenoid p2259
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Air solenoid p2259

Hopefully it might have done the trick but you can't tell until after/during the next real cold start.

Listen for the Secondary Air System pump running, in addition to the normal engine noises.
by warpc0il
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Essex Rotary
Topic: Announcing our new Idemitsu "Premix Monthly" Subscription at Essex Rotary
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Announcing our new Idemitsu "Premix Monthly" Subscription at Essex Rotary

1 Quart per month - would be recommended for the average user 2 quarts per month - would be good for those that use their cars more often or have installed a SOHN style adapter. Just for clarity... Those running a SOHN style adapter don't need to run any more premix (oil added to the fuel) than tho...
by warpc0il
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: PZ SUSPENSION (brand new) GROUP BUY !! CLOSED MONDAY 21st MAY
Replies: 768
Views: 36005

Re: PZ SUSPENSION (brand new) GROUP BUY !! CLOSED MONDAY 21st MAY

No, I'm currently running much lower springs with 245 tyres

The change of suspension may make the car sit lower but it doesn't change the clearance between the arch and the tyre rim

Spacers or wheels with less offset could cause those tyres to rub.



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by warpc0il
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 18002
Views: 577570

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

Rotary owners are paranoid enough already, without being faced with hairy drain plugs ;)
by warpc0il
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 18002
Views: 577570

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

Get every last bit of gasket off of both parts and use plenty o'brake cleaner to remove every trace of oil before refitting. Ideally leave it a day before adding oil back in after fitting to ensure RTV has set. Don't want to be removing it again in situ I'm sure! And don't get any rtv into the blin...
by warpc0il
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: New to the site, new to RX8’s
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: New to the site, new to RX8’s

Unless you know that the car is fully sorted, don't spend any more than £2000, as you'll need (as least) the extra £500 for ignition coils/leads/plugs, plus brake caliper slide bolt kits. Don't forget that a decent set of tyres will cost you £400-£600, which is still less than the damage from draggi...
by warpc0il
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 18002
Views: 577570

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

I was curious about the wet grip rating for the Federal 595 RS-R, so I checked their website. The 245/35R18 has a rating of C, which is fine for dry/damp trackday use but you wouldn't want to be driving down a wet motorway on them. Strangely the 265/35 and 285/35 have a wet rating of E, which would ...
by warpc0il
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: FAQ - Frequently Answered Questions
Topic: Mazda Customer Assistance
Replies: 1
Views: 1721

Re: Mazda Customer Assistance

If you choose to send an email then feel free to cc: spindoctor@rx8ownersclub.co.uk
by warpc0il
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Recall for software, plugs and oil cooler lines
Replies: 240
Views: 9147

Re: Recall for software, plugs and oil cooler lines

Please contact Mazda customer services and make sure they are aware of this fiasco.

You could phone 03457 484848 but I recommend that you email MMUKassistance@mazdaeur.com
with a cc's to darmitage@mazdaeur.com and spindoctor@rx8ownersclub.co.uk
by warpc0il
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Air solenoid p2259
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Air solenoid p2259

The solenoid will only be triggered on a very cold start, which is difficult this time of year. You could unplug the loom and just connect 12V across the solenoid contacts, at which point you should hear and feel the thump as it opens. A forum search finds this... https://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/for...
by warpc0il
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Am I ruining my car?
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Am I ruining my car?

That bush has been twisted by being bolted up with the suspension extended, hence it ripped apart.

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by warpc0il
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 205
Views: 6302

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

They don't need speedhumps on the roads over here.

The councils plan to reduce the number of potholes is to let them get so big that they join together

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by warpc0il
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Am I ruining my car?
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Am I ruining my car?

The only time I've seen suspension bushes fail that quickly is where someone has loosened the lower A-frame bolts and retighten with the wheels hanging. This makes the car sit high and put a massive strain on the bushes. The Mazda bush material is pretty resilient but it's possible that someone has ...
by warpc0il
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Air solenoid p2259
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Air solenoid p2259

You can only get the code if/when the system is next triggered on a really cold start.

The solenoid switches vacuum not air pressure.

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by warpc0il
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 205
Views: 6302

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

At least the rimsaver moulding on the Uniroyal tyre wall prevented more serious damage :thumleft:
by warpc0il
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Which are the current favourite coils?
Replies: 15
Views: 527

Re: Which are the current favourite coils?

I have a BHR set on my car, installed before Mazda released the C version, and so far without issues*. However, if I were replacing coils today, I'd be fitting Mazda coils bought from a reliable trust source, such as MRP. In the future, I *might* consider the RR MkII coil set... * Saying that's just...
by warpc0il
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: Mazda mobility system
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Mazda mobility system

The compressor is very handy for adjusting tyre pressures at track days. Even more so at "car handling days" where you need to pump them up to 50psi to stop them rolling off the rims in the high speed corners. It's a lot more robust than the generic 12V compressors that you see in Halfrauds etc, and...
by warpc0il
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: Slicks
Replies: 15
Views: 347

Re: Slicks

My Alfa has left-hand-threaded wheel nuts on the left and "normal" wheel nuts on the right, which confuses the hell out of tyre fitters.

Howvere, in this case I'm playing the dyslexia card.
by warpc0il
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: Slicks
Replies: 15
Views: 347

Re: Slicks

I've been to a trackday when a novice turned up with all the gear and not idea, including a set of slicks on his Lotus Elise. He was making a hash of things all morning and nearly took out a couple of other drivers, locking-up in the braking zones. Over lunch he was told by the organisers that he ei...

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