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Hi everyone!

First time owner here; but have spent a loooong time wanting an 8 - meaning I've done a fair amount of research, what to look for and how to care for one. With the rising prices, what seems to be decreasing numbers, and for the first time in a while being able to actually afford to buy and run an 8 - I pulled the trigger last weekend.

I'm now the proud owner of a 56 plate PZ in Brilliant Black, (No 409 according to the site that used to hold the list). Good MOT and service history. Overall pretty clean, some carpark dents here and there, but as far as I could see fairly minimal rust, couple of bubbles on arches but thankfully not much more.
I've already got rust converter (arrived today) thanks to the forum posts for which to go for, planning on getting a better look at it this weekend and to start coating what is there ready for winter.

Sadly - shes missing her OZ alloys, otherwise all the usual PZ parts are there, most happy about the backbox being present :thumleft:

Once my membership gets approved - I'll throw some photos up :D

EDIT: adding the pictures in
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Last one is the worst bit of rust I've seen so far.

Jordan
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Hi Jordan & :welcome: to the RX-8OC :thumleft:


Please check out the EVENTS SECTION's for anything coming up soon in your area :thumleft:

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Hi Jordan, welcome to the club and I hope to see you at our monthly “Allsorts” meet 2nd Thursday of each month. Just search Allsorts on here for full details or follow Nigel’s Events link above.
Which bit of Gloucestershire are you in?
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Hi and :welcome: FuelledByJordan. :D It sounds like you won't need this, but have a good read through whatever in the FAQ section you didn't already read :study: and then (and just ignore me if you know all this already) here are my best tips for keeping it all running sweetly:

1. To start up turn the key to position 2, wait for most of the lights on the dash to go out (I watch the airbag light by the glove box), press the clutch to the floor (optional, but reduces drag), turn the key to start and do not touch the throttle until it has started. You can drive off straight away, just keep the revs down for a bit (see #4 below).

2. Never [-X turn off the engine before it has reached at least somewhere towards normal operating temperature (should only take a minute or two, but best to go for a short drive if just swapping cars round on the drive etc). Switching off cold risks flooding, which is a real :censored: with a rotary engine. Mazda recommend rev to 4k and hold it for 8-10 seconds switching off while still revving if you have no option but to switch off cold (it is not necessary to do this in any other circumstance).

3. Check the oil level regularly (use the dipstick - the oil gauge tells you nothing other than that you have or don't have pressure) and top up if necessary with semi synthetic 5w30 (most people and specialists are advising to use 10w40 now though) ... small amounts at a time, no more than ½ a litre then check the level again before adding more as you don't want to overfill it.

4. Use all the revs once the engine is nice and warm (don't sit idling to warm up, start up and drive but keep it below about 4k until the needle on the water temperature gauge is pointing straight up, then give it another 10 minutes for the oil to warm up too before really thrashing it :twisted: ) and hit the beep often. Best acceleration is from 4k revs up - to pull away you really need to rev to 2k - you can let the revs drop after lifting the clutch if you are in traffic, cruising steadily at 3½k revs and changing down to go up hills or accelerate gets you the best mpg ... which still won't be great. ;)

It also sounds like you've pre-empted my tip #5 to join the club =D> Your status should be upgraded so you'll have full access to the rest of the forum as soon as someone with access to the right buttons sees your application.
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Hi Jordan, and welcome to the club. Thanks for joining - you're fully active now so you should be able to share those pics with us all.
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome :)
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Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:44 pm
Hi Jordan, welcome to the club and I hope to see you at our monthly “Allsorts” meet 2nd Thursday of each month. Just search Allsorts on here for full details or follow Nigel’s Events link above.
Which bit of Gloucestershire are you in?
I'll do my best to come along :thumleft: and actually from the same neck of the woods as you Chris!
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If you need any help with anything let me know.
AB Bucket seats & 5 point harnesses
Rebuilt 6 port
Pettit SC
Racing Beat alloy flywheel, oil lines & ARBs , REV 8 Full SS Exh
Stg1 Exedy Clutch
AEM Smart Coils & MSD leads
Remote oil filter
Tein MonoSports & EDFC
Fully polybushed
Racing Brake 4 Pot Calipers
LED Rear Lights
MazdaSpeed skirts & Rear Spoiler
Safety Devices Full cage
Lockwood SS Grills
Mishimoto Catch Tank
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Thank you! I appreciate the offer :) I'm sure down the line I will take you up on it, vice versa too, more than happy to help where I can
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