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Post by Kaneb » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:22 pm

This is my first post on a forum, and no doubt the first of many on here. I’m definitely going to be after lots of advice.

Anyway, a little backstory as to why I’m here and why Im going to need advice...

About 4 years ago my dad bought an rx8 pz with the intention of us using it to do a few track days. He got the car from an auction so no compression test was done before his purchase. Basically it was bought blind.

Long story short, a very busy life got in the way and the rx8 just sat there un-used for all that time. Unfortunately my dad passed away just before Christmas and we still hadn’t used the car. I hadn’t even heard it running!

So now, I’m planning on taking it on a track day and I’m going to have plenty of questions.

Back to the car... after it sitting for 3-4 years it is in need of some work. Just how much I’m unsure of yet. As you can imagine the battery was flat and brakes seized but I haven’t had a chance to have a good look over it yet. I put some jump leads on it and it fired up, took about 5-10 seconds (not sure if that’s normal or not) but that was the first time I’d heard it running 😀 beautiful noise.

I have just had the car recovered to my house today and I plan to make a start getting it ready for a track day in June.

I would attach a picture of the car but I’m not sure how to. Cue the first question, how do I add a picture?

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Post by warpc0il » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:26 pm

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Post by goodeggbob » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:30 pm

hello and welcome,why not join us at our shropshire meet this friday at burleydam,a mere stones throw from you, you can get a few tips there.rob.

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Post by Kaneb » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:32 pm

goodeggbob wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:30 pm
hello and welcome,why not join us at our shropshire meet this friday at burleydam,a mere stones throw from you, you can get a few tips there.rob.
Sounds interesting. What time do you’s meet there?

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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:45 pm

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


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Post by Shagrington » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:03 pm

Hi and :welcome: Kaneb and very sorry about your Dad. I see you've already been given the link to the 'how to attach photos' thread that I was about to post.

5-10 seconds to start it up if it had been sat for such a long time doesn't sound bad to me. Ask whatever questions you have, we've got everything you'll need to know here (and as warpcOil said, joining the club will get you access to all the best stuff that is in the members' areas). :thumleft:

The Shropshire meet details are all here viewtopic.php?f=99&t=79486
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