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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:50 pm

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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by Yorindesarin » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:50 pm

I need to decide wether I want my number plate mounted somewhere similar to that or far lower down... Lower down is a bit more appealing to me but produces issues in secure mounting. :/
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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by Pingping010101 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:42 am

LC05 VRY is officially uneconomical to repair due to rust.

This may be why only one sill was replaced - Chris confirmed similar adhesive used on both sideskirts, despite one being removed to replace the sill and the other apparently being 'untouched'. It appears that the seller knew exactly what was going one, hence the sale.

I am now considering whether to break the car for parts completely, and restart with an alternative, hopefully good car or to swap the parts over to a broken one and try and start again. Although I'm not sure as to what the total value of the broken parts would be, it'll likely be cheaper to buy a good one than to swap the parts and rebuild the engine.

Any ideas on values for the following? (Parts wont be available until December)


Vertical door hinges
Full genuine mazdaspeed front bumper and side skirts (repair to one)
Mazdaspeed rear diffuser
Mazdaspeed oil cooler ducts
Carbon fibre bonnet
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Carbon rear trunk lid
R3 sfyle e/rotary rear led lights
Rear adjustable brace in boot ( rear strut brace )
321Ti 3" manifold back system
Tubular exhaust manifold
Rotary revs uprated coil packs with magnecor leads - unsure of age so unknown quantity.
Rotary revs 100mm maf tube
Lightened pulley set
Lightened flywheel with exedy stage 2 clutch - used
Racing beat enclosed induction kit ( cai )
Various engine covers carbon dipped
Evolve interior
Kode short shift
Cmst 18x9 wheels with Pirelli pzero tyres - good tread. 3 are 2015 production year, one is brand new.
Blue stuff front pads
Dba discs front and rear
Ferrodo rear pads
Racing beat front roll bar
Racibg beat real roll bar
Racibg beat droplinks all round
Hsd monopro coilovers

Engine (allegedly covered 4219 miles since last rebuild with goopy apex seals, new side seals etc and full
master seal kit, with 9alegedly) housings refaced , new water pump , new oil metering pump etc , mild ( street ) port on housings - compression readings can be seen above. In the 5's but no hot or cold start issues. Put out 320miles to a full tank, twice, on a motorway journey during one of the 15 times I drove it.

new handbrake cables

Doors etc are all in reasonable condition. Drivers side doors used to be red.

Any feed back on parts value would be appreciated.

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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:26 am

You have a PM
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Street Ported 231
Light weight Flywheel
Tein MonoSports with EDFC Active
Racing Beat F&R ARBs
Racing Brake 4 Pot Front Calipers
Racing Brake two piece slotted & drilled discs
LED Rear Lights
LED 3rd Brake light with blink effect
MazdaSpeed skirts
Safety Devices Full cage
Royal Steering wheel
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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by Vj4sothername » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:25 am

Swap everything over. Selling and re-buying will be silly money. You can then use that cash for a respray as those colours look ace.

I'm sure Chris is looking for something to do so he can get out of decorating. I'll happly pitch in some time to swap bits over.


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Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:15 pm

Thanks John but I am currently barred from going anything strenuous pending the results of an angiogram in 6 to 8 weeks time!
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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by Pingping010101 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:22 pm

There is a value crossover point in there somewhere, but I will have to value the used parts before I can work out where that is.

I really like that Nemesis in the For Sale section but I am not buying another one until I can go and view it beforehand!
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Post by Vj4sothername » Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:38 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:Thanks John but I am currently barred from going anything strenuous pending the results of an angiogram in 6 to 8 weeks time!
You direct and I'll do the lifting! That said, it might still be classed as strenous with my ability to take direction.

Need to come say hello and pick up that oil cooler. Hope everything's okay Image
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Replacement engine,
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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by bigpete » Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:48 pm

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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by Pingping010101 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:53 am

An offer for LC05 as it sits right now has been accepted, pending collection etc.

I best decide what I want to do now. :(

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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by Keke » Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:04 am

Buy a new shell, there are too many good parts on the car.

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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by ChrisHolmes » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:01 am

So the hunt begins for another RX8!
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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by Pingping010101 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:03 am

That Nemesis is really floating my boat right now but I will be waiting until I’m in the UK before I buy anything else. I need to see it first!


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Post by V8 Power » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:17 am

I'm sure the right one will come along
Fresh canvas and all that
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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by Honkytonk » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:42 am

I fully commiserate with you pingping, I was in the same boat with mine. If I could get hold of whoever decided rust proofing wasn't necessary on European models of the car...

One will come along. There are enough people who care about it and are taking the steps to protect them that soon enough there'll ONLY be good ones left.
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:44 am

Glad to hear you got a buyer in the end :thumleft:
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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by warpc0il » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:38 pm

Honkytonk wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:42 am
I fully commiserate with you pingping, I was in the same boat with mine. If I could get hold of whoever decided rust proofing wasn't necessary on European models of the car...
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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by Pingping010101 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:35 pm

So thats the end of this thread. LC05VRY has gone to BigPete.

Thanks for making that a pain-free process.

We have decided to just buy a new car rather than chase another RX8, so we've bought a new 2020 Suzuki Jimny that I can take shooting and wifey isnt scared to drive.

If you don't mind, I would very much like to hang about and lurk on posts as you're a good bunch!

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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:13 pm

I am sorry this latest foray into RX8 ownership was painful I am sure another RX8 will join your family one day and until then of course you are welcome to stay around here and share in our highs and lows.
When you are over in the UK then don’t forget to check on local meets, shows and track days for rotary “fixes“
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Post by Yorindesarin » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:33 pm

Damn sad to hear that Thomas! Definitely stick around.. I hear the jimny has a great liberty walk kit. 😂
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LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:59 pm

Sorry to hear this Thomas :( , but at least as the replacement is Japanese :P we can squeeze you onto our Club Stands :thumleft:
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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by Pingping010101 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:17 pm

Image

I won’t need much room!

(Not my car, but an image pinched off eBay. Same colour though!)


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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by Ranjan » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:40 pm

Thomas,

This is such sad news and I thought I had a bad time with my last RX8; you had it worse.

Take care and keep safe.
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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:59 pm

Next time you are home on leave swing by here en route to home and you can borrow the Nemesis whilst you're back to scratch your rotary itch.
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AB Bucket seats and 5 point harnesses
Street Ported 231
Light weight Flywheel
Tein MonoSports with EDFC Active
Racing Beat F&R ARBs
Racing Brake 4 Pot Front Calipers
Racing Brake two piece slotted & drilled discs
LED Rear Lights
LED 3rd Brake light with blink effect
MazdaSpeed skirts
Safety Devices Full cage
Royal Steering wheel
Mishimoto Catch Tank

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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by v-rex » Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:14 pm

Sorry to hear this, especially after the effort you put into the car, but glad you are sticking around.

Hope you still visit here if it turns out the peeps on the Jimny forums are more fun than us ! ;)

P.S. I like that colour. Never seen a Jimny in that colour before but it really works!
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