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Post by robj20 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:32 pm

Just been and picked up my new car. Its my second RX8, I had a 231 Titanium Grey 53 plate one just over a year ago.

More about this car, its done about 50k so far engine has had a compression test just before I bought it with the following results.

Rear rotor 8.3,8.2,8.2
Front rotor 7.9,8.0,7.9

The car has just had new coils, plugs and HT leads. It also had new drop links fitted, there are the usual signs of rust appearing on the sill where the two doors meet on both sides, and also some under the sill and around the high boot brake light. I will be getting these repaired and repainted at a mates garage at some point.

Coming from an old classic ford this rust really doesn't concern me at all.

Going to put a can of BG44K through it tomorrow as im off to pick my sister up in wales so around 200mile round trip.

Already got a full compliment of fluids as well.

Fuchs Titan Race SYN 5 75W-90 Fully Synthetic Gear Oil
REDLINE Synthetic Gear Oil 75W-90NS GL5
Fuchs TITAN XTR 5w-30
Motul Inugel Optimal

I like to know what I have in the car. Only other thing im doing straight away is giving it a full detail so need to wait for a nice day.
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:03 pm

Photo's would be good :roll:

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Post by robj20 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:52 pm

Where my car is i dont have room for pics yet, when its out somewhere i will get some.

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Post by robj20 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:54 pm

Went to Bangor yesterday, stuck a can of BG44k in with 160ml 2 stroke, started running much smoother. Got to Bangor unlocked the car opened the boot and started filling the boot with my sister crap and silly me put my keys down in the boot then shut it, and instantly thought, sh*t i bet the doors have locked them selves.
They had, so had to call the AA out, as soon as i phoned and mentioned RX8 they asked if it was flooded. "No just locked my keys in the boot".
They arrived in 20 minutes and took him 10 minutes to pick the lock. Great thumbs up for the AA.

Is there anyway to turn of the annoying self locking.

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Post by matt_banks » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:18 pm

In my 192 as long as you open the doors once after unlocking it will stay unlocked. If you don't open them in time it will lock itself.
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Post by robj20 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:27 pm

I know its annoying, if I unlock them I want them unlocked until I lock them, its very annoying.

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Post by Naz » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:30 pm

its a safety feature on all cars with remote central locking. can't be turned off.
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Post by stewartm » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:34 pm

They had, so had to call the AA out, as soon as i phoned and mentioned RX8 they asked if it was flooded.
Had the same experience with them, also in a situation where the car was not flooded, but it was reassuring cos I was petrified of having them work on the car, assuming that they would know nothing about it. When the bloke arrived and I got chatting, it seemed that they were pretty clued up on 8's all in all.

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Post by CBSRX8 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:23 pm

Welcome back to the ownership of an 8!

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Post by robj20 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:44 pm

Fitted a Bosch S4 026 today, starts much faster, car was still on the original battery so that just had to go, starter seems good and fast. Also cleaned under the bonnet and ditched the engine cover.

Next to do is a full fluid change, prob just go to my mates garage and pay him £30 to do the lot except the coolant which is too time consuming so i will do that.

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Post by robj20 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:00 am

Picture of it outside work in my reserved space.
First pic as been too busy driving it :D

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Off to Southport tonight with some mates for a drive around, so might get some more pics later, maybe even a video if i remember the GoPro.

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Post by robj20 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:15 pm

Changed the coolant to Motul Inugel Optimal today, takes ages to clean the old fluid out, did 3 flushes with tap water then 1 with distilled water.
Had a blonde moment when i get home and took the coolant cap off, and it went everywhere. Topped it back up.

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Post by robj20 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:49 pm

Thinking of these wheels,



i like the stealth look of black wheels, only others i fancy are these but big difference in price.


Going to stick Falken 452s on them as well, keep the original alloys for winter i think.
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Post by Tommi » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:41 pm

What brand are thoese first ones? look really nice. I too love the OZ wheels but could never spend that much on wheels.

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Post by robj20 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:53 pm

There Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2

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Post by legoadam » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:16 am

love the team dynamics mate, will look awesome on a silver rex

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Post by robj20 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:35 am

Yeah, just cant justify spending double on some wheels, the Tea, dynamics come in at 9kg so a 1kg per corner saving not worth another £900+ to save another 1kg with the OZ.

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Post by robj20 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:13 am

Did a bit on the car this morning.

Fitted some Lockwood grills in black. My bumper didnt have any black plates on the back side so fixed it using the two screws and some cable ties.

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Also removed the washer tank and gave it a good clean with some bleech, good as new now. Total job time about 3 hours and im soaked as it kept raining.
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Post by Bulldog » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:43 am

Nice! I can't believe how bad the weathers been. Can't wait to hear that to decide if I want one :)
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Post by Shagrington » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:18 pm

robj20 wrote:And fitted some Lockwood grills in black. My bumper didnt have any black plates on the back side so fixed it using the two screws and some cable ties.
I think the back plates are part of the original splitter thing and don't exist on the more substantial one you (and I 8) ) have. The body shop which fitted my air dam they put my Lockwoods back on with cable ties too.
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Post by RX8Head » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:45 pm

Looking nice there Rob I've also ordered a AEM intake last week (also in blue :oops: as it should match the cusco strut bar nicely) it should be with me on Wednesday so all being well it'll be fitted in time for Rotorstock [-o< .
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Post by robj20 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:21 pm

MOT this afternoon, sailed through ;), need two rears tyres asap and front ones soon after, so going to order my new wheels with tyres fitted.

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Post by Ross15 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:50 am

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What about these? My mate just put them on his 180SX and it looks mint!!


http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=426457 Although hes only got one dodgy pic of it.

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Post by robj20 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:04 am

Nope going for these,
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Post by California Style » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:25 pm

yep they are a good wheel and should look nice on a silver 8!
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