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by johnbb99
Tue May 21, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Rebuild following a blown side seal
Replies: 226
Views: 11210

Re: Rebuild following a blown side seal

Have you looked in this area?
viewforum.php?f=58
Hth
John
PS kudos for what you've done!
by johnbb99
Mon May 20, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

The gauges look good Rob. Can you rotate them in the housing so that the pointers when in their average or standard reading are all aligned?. This is not just for neatness but for ease of reading that all is ok. Where did you find in the bulkhead to bring the wiring etc through from the engine compa...
by johnbb99
Tue May 14, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

There's also the PetrolPrices app which is part of petrol prices.com.
It works for me but others may be better 😀
by johnbb99
Sat May 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: South Wales Meet - ***TBA***
Replies: 1006
Views: 41337

Re: South Wales Meet - Saturday 11th May, 18:00

I had hoped to join you and put faces to names but I'm sorry I won't be able to.
Enjoy!
by johnbb99
Thu May 09, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

Awwwww....
by johnbb99
Mon May 06, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

I had my battery tested at the local garage. Switched off the voltage was 12.2 Under heavy load to simulate starting the voltage was 10.8 With engine ticking over it read 14.3 volts. So all good; which leaves me confused as to why on occasions recently I've gone to the car and the battery has been f...
by johnbb99
Mon May 06, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

Bigblueknight3k wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 7:18 pm
Decided to respray my wheels due to someone attempting to do it on top of rust one done 3 wheels to go picture of the one finished
Looks great!
What primer and paint are you using?
by johnbb99
Mon May 06, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

No idea if it fits but personally I wouldn't choose to use it in place of the standard car's shape.
by johnbb99
Fri May 03, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

Wow!
(Nice to have my choice of colour confirmed. 😀)
by johnbb99
Wed May 01, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

Yes, Chris, I'm suspecting that's the case. I'll take it to my local garage who have a tester as soon as they have a free slot.
it's a Varta still in guarantee, fortunately.
by johnbb99
Wed May 01, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

Took it shopping mainly to find out if it would start ok. it did, but recently I've been finding the battery completely and utterly flat. I've completely removed some additional wiring I have put in, so it can't be that. The boot lid is always properly closed and the doors are shut and locked so is ...
by johnbb99
Wed May 01, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: South Wales Meet - ***TBA***
Replies: 1006
Views: 41337

Re: South Wales Meet - Saturday 11th May, 18:00

Oh! Sorry that I wasn't around last time, John.
by johnbb99
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

I'm having trouble getting the leads clamped down securely on the battery terminals. my battery is the popular Varta one, but i find the clamp is already fully closed by the time it starts the grip on the terminal. Has anyone else come across this problem and can I use something like the steel from ...
by johnbb99
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: South Wales Meet - ***TBA***
Replies: 1006
Views: 41337

Re: South Wales Meet - Saturday 13th April, 18:00

Of course!
Expect somebody else will be along shortly to give the official welcome but yes the more the merrier!
by johnbb99
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

I recently bought a new battery charger. At first the residual voltage on the battery was so low [0.5V or less] that the charger would not start charging. It has a pulse function that came on automatically when it did start (eventually) to charge the battery (once the residual voltage has risen enou...
by johnbb99
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

Having to charge the battery, as I found it completely flat - 0.5V! Boot was shut, no lights on , and the accessory socket goes off with the key removed (right?), and the car was locked. No sign of it happening before, either. Strange. Battery is a 2-year-old Varta E23. Will it have suffered damage ...
by johnbb99
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

13Black wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:03 am
^ Although I've never had such issues from just banging the key straight to Start every time.

I always find those sheets unnecessarily verbose.
Good point.
13Black wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:03 am
It's not a Typhoon fighter jet.
...but there are times on a good clear road... :)
by johnbb99
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

Wow, that's seriously unfriendly to most car users.
by johnbb99
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

Apart from checking there are no faults, what does that 'wait' achieve?
by johnbb99
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

I've been rewriting it along these lines:-
Notice - RX8.png
I was going to go and check what the manual actually says, but not just now, before completing the bla, bla.

(I'm not sure if the final paragraph is helpful, or even legal.. :) )
by johnbb99
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

Have you seen this?
RX8 servicing Notice.png
(Although I wish 'with clutch fully depressed' wasn't there. I always do that , but it's hardly essential. Actually, I find the tone generally a bit heavy-handed. )
by johnbb99
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

Oh rats!
by johnbb99
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

I haven't considered that issue, Dave, and will weigh them later today.
by johnbb99
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24131
Views: 916138

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

Tyre pressure monitor system. **Today is the last day to buy these at about £19 instead of £46** https://www.banggood.com/Car-Solar-Wireless-TPMS-Tyre-Tire-Pressure-Monitor-System-LCD+4-External-Car-Sensor-p-1304183.html?version=3&utm_design=130&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=Mail_mid180_email&utm_ca...

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