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by warpc0il
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Modifying for Performance & Style
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Modifying for Performance & Style

Some links added within the original post, more to follow...
by warpc0il
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Buy an rx-8 as a first car?
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: Buy an rx-8 as a first car?

To reinforce what kopite said, the purchase price of the car is probably the cheapest part of the ownership equation.

Fitting a quality set of plugs, ignition coils , pads and tyres could cost more than the car, and that's before road tax and insurance, let alone re-filling the petrol tank.
by warpc0il
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 273
Views: 8443

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

Get some flashing HT testers and confirm that all plugs are firing
by warpc0il
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 18687
Views: 608942

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

One thing that most people forget is that there's no return spring in a disc brake caliper, unlike the old drum brakes. While it only requires a tiny movement to create clearance between the pad and rotor, to release the brakes, the only force that's doing this is the recovery of the distorted pisto...
by warpc0il
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 18687
Views: 608942

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

Fake pads?

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by warpc0il
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: Brand new Toyosport Decat
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Brand new Toyosport Decat

Scartlead wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:31 pm
Any peeps know if this will fit a R3?
It should, at least as well as an S1 anyway - given ToyoSports somewhat variable quality control ;)
by warpc0il
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Boost Junkies
Topic: Backwoods Supercharger
Replies: 298
Views: 9856

Re: Backwoods Supercharger

Because the road tax expires as soon as the car changes owners, it's become common now for buyers and sellers to come to an arrangement that the sale doesn't actually complete until the buyer gets the car home, having driven with the owners permission. This does require a level of trust but it avoid...
by warpc0il
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Coolant

The TSB recommends against mixing coolant of different colours, as the resulting muddy hue might cause customer concern.

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by warpc0il
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Weight Saving
Replies: 106
Views: 6986

Re: Weight Saving

The "leather" front seats are quite a lot heavier than the fabric, with all those motors...

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by warpc0il
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Weight Saving
Replies: 106
Views: 6986

Re: Weight Saving

Just watched the program with him and Billy Wiz. A couple of great guys.

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by warpc0il
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tunnel heat
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Tunnel heat

Hot is normal.

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by warpc0il
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have diagram for coolant hoses ?
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Does anyone have diagram for coolant hoses ?

Yep ;)

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by warpc0il
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Buying
Topic: Second Hand SOHN Adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Second Hand SOHN Adapter

The Sohn does have a moving part, the shaft that runs through the body, with a seal this is critical.
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by warpc0il
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Detached mud guard?
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Detached mud guard?

Clean off as much of the old sealant as you can first.
by warpc0il
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Weight Saving
Replies: 106
Views: 6986

Re: Weight Saving

Serious colonic irrigation or did you take the Alex Zanardi approach - too soon?
by warpc0il
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have diagram for coolant hoses ?
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Does anyone have diagram for coolant hoses ?

Don't assume that picture is actually a kit for an RX8, even if it's on a listing with that description.

Sellers often use the same generic picture for all the kits they supply.

That said, all the related information you need is here
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by warpc0il
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Modifying for Performance & Style
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Modifying for Performance & Style

WARNING: This post is long, really long, and doesn’t even have any pictures. I've been active on this forum for ten years now and this is all based on my personal experience owning and working on RX8s, talking to owners, information gleaned and distilled from forum posts and PMs, working for Ford (...
by warpc0il
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Loss of power ***** need advice
Replies: 42
Views: 815

Re: Loss of power ***** need advice

The ECP coils will kill your engine
The only doubt is "how soon"

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by warpc0il
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Which to drive today
Replies: 18
Views: 440

Re: Which to drive today

That Capri is on quite a long leash... ;)
by warpc0il
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Loss of power ***** need advice
Replies: 42
Views: 815

Re: Loss of power ***** need advice

If you got a fuel pump issue then the recall won't help as it's not for the fuel pump itself, just the mounting in the tanks.
by warpc0il
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: RRP have been on the DYNO again!! - Results!
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: RRP have been on the DYNO again!! - Results!

Your power curve has a significant dip @ 7.3k, while the other printout has a noticeable dip around 7.6k Is this related to a delay in the Auxiliary Port opening? If so, I wonder if it would be true in the real world. On a dyno the engine can build revs faster than the car could possibly accelerate,...
by warpc0il
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: Full set Brand New Brake discs
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Full set Brand New Brake discs £66.12

FYI Blueprint commission their own brand (air and oil) filters but everything else they sell is just lowest cost supplier, marketed in their boxes through their supply chain. They had issues a few years ago with products sold bearing the TÜV logo, that clearly didn't meet the quality standards. Blue...
by warpc0il
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: premix increase in MPG?
Replies: 22
Views: 491

Re: premix increase in MPG?

Pauline spotted that and said "You've spelt it wrong"

"No", says I, "That's a screenprint, it slipped through Mazdas spill chocker" ;)

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