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by johnbb99
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
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Views: 916371

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

You're right about the cable tube, but I found a section of flexible heat-shrinkable ribbbed plastic hose in my local The Range's aquarium section to cover it with, then heated and hot glued the ends to form a seal. It's not quite OEM but it's close enough... Am I right in thinking that you cut rig...
by johnbb99
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

Qwakers :- I'd be happy to describe how I did it under how not to do it! (Joking aside, that can actually be useful.) I see two particular problems with doing a a local repair: there's very little extra room inside the corrugated tube and it's very difficult to to pull out any significant length of ...
by johnbb99
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

I've never noticed any reference to it it on the forum so that surprised me.
I think the only good solution is a replacement cable tube but they obviously won't be readily available second-hand.
by johnbb99
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

Refitted my dried-out rear lamp cluster, with new sealing foam in the hope it won't get water in, in the future. Also investigating why my 3rd brake light in the boot lid doesn't work. Is this a known weak point - here? Broken wire.jpg location of broken wire.jpg Well at least the reason it doesn't ...
by johnbb99
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Cotswold AllSorts Monthly Meet POSTPONED
Replies: 1899
Views: 80828

Re: Cotswold AllSorts Monthly Meet SUNDAY 13th OCTOBER trip to Aberystwyth

Yes, great trip. I'm lucky some of them are my local ones!
Thanks for the company, and I hope I didn't cause any confusion / delay on leaving Aberystwyth (?)
I'll bring a walkie-talkie next time!
Splitting up, doubling back, losing people is the norm for a drive out but it all sorted itself out.
by johnbb99
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Cotswold AllSorts Monthly Meet POSTPONED
Replies: 1899
Views: 80828

Re: Cotswold AllSorts Monthly Meet SUNDAY 13th OCTOBER trip to Aberystwyth

I'll join you later on than Brecon, if you don't mind. If I've done my sums right, you'll be coming through Llandovery around 11:40, and I /may/ be there to join you. More likely I'll join you a little after you leave Lampeter (near where you can turn down to the Falcondale Hotel) around 12:15. Don'...
by johnbb99
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

The first crowfoots I saw were around £30, but having found them at about £6, I'll go for that. Thanks Dave.
by johnbb99
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
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Views: 916371

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

Dave, probably, but it would be way OTT (at least at the prices I've seen). It's for the nut that locks the pressure sensors onto the tyre valve.
by johnbb99
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

Dave, probably, but it would be way OTT (at least at the prices I've seen). It's for the nut that locks the pressure sensors onto the tyre valve.
by johnbb99
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

Chris, that looks to me like it's straight. :(
by johnbb99
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

I'd like to buy a 13mm spanner like this, but a bit more substantial;-
TPMS spanner.jpg
If you google cranked, angled, or offset you get anything but this.
Any suggestions what to ask for?
by johnbb99
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

Congrats! And great that you had a good day out. =D>
by johnbb99
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

Banggood do a neat little voltage display module - cheap as chips - which you could wire up with a press to make switch.
Or possibly more useful would be a good old-fashioned (mechanical) centre-zero ammeter.
by johnbb99
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

Made myself an idiot's guide to dipstick levels:-
colour-coded dipstick.png
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Shamelessly stolen from Dave’s post in
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=50814&p=1201466&hi ... 1#p1201466 (you may need to scroll up a touch)
by johnbb99
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: South Wales Meet - ***TBA***
Replies: 1006
Views: 41341

Re: South Wales Meet - 19th October, 18:00

Hi Chris, if I can, I'll join you at Brecon for at least some of the day. TBC.
Thanks!
John
by johnbb99
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

Xamtex, is your Mazda 3 turbocharged?
Not likely, but if it's like my Mazda 6 it's possible that oil is going from the turbocharger into the engine.
(In my case it consumed all the oil before I had an indication that there was something wrong. 😞)
by johnbb99
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

Apparently they applied 'common sense' and since they're pretty experienced that probably means they only used moderate force.
by johnbb99
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

Right. Thanks.
I've got my fingers crossed the garage looked up their own data then! (And ignored the print out that I thought I was being helpful by providing... ☹️)
by johnbb99
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

I'll be collecting mine soon from the local garage who've been replacing oil cooler pipes, and the original, rusty sump pan. Previously, I'd been checking on potential got-chas, and found this thread, which includes a diagram showing the bolt torque as 18.6 - 25.5 Nm: https://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk...
by johnbb99
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

Wouldn't it be easier to work on it when it had cooled down?
:D
by johnbb99
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

FINALLY got round to completing the installation of my SOHN oil level warning light. I chose to have a separate light for the the two stroke tank but that leaves the problem of where to put it. This is my solution: IMG_20190917_185525272.jpg And this is how how it will appear to me as I drive: IMG_2...
by johnbb99
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

I've been cleaning up my replacement oil coolers as they may be needed and found one of the fixings was so badly corroded that I sheared the bolt trying to unthread it. Here: IMG_20190915_173031618.jpg And in detail: Are these clips (that rusty bit, with a nut welded on underneath) a standard part t...
by johnbb99
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

...oh, and, any point in cleaning up and repainting the cast aluminium pieces?
by johnbb99
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

Many thanks to Wayne (Mr Spiller) for providing replacement oil cooler pipes and coolers at short notice. He did a five-star job of labelling everything, sealing open ends, and wrapping everything up into a tidy package to be picked up. Much appreciated! . IMG_20190914_130430100.jpg The brackets hav...
by johnbb99
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916371

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

Wayne, you have mail.
Thanks. ☺️

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