RX8 Service Notice To Be Used Whilst Car Is Undergoing Work

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RX8 Service Notice To Be Used Whilst Car Is Undergoing Work

Post by VelocityVinnie » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:47 pm

Right, in light of my recent trip to Mazda for body work, and the possibility of them flooding my car, and trying to cover up and lie about it!!

I have created a little Service notice which i am now going to stick on the steering wheel everytime the Rex goes anywhere for work or service!

I have decided that all of us could do with one of these notices, to protect our cars from tw$ts!

I have put the image on my Photobucket, for all to download and use.

I have printed it onto glossy photo paper and laminated it, the image is a 10x8 so it fits nicely in the glove box!

Maybe this notice cold be put somewhere for everybody to access it? Hints and tips maybe?

If everybody downloads and uses these at various places, maybe we can start to educate those who dont know our cars and engines! and save us the hassle of non self inflicted repairs and damage!!

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I can also alter the image if peeps have any ideas to what the text reads!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/v ... 1264897442
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Re: In light of my latest trip to the dealers!

Post by racerboy59 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:02 am

Good idea. I really could have used something like this last time my car was in for bodywork repair.

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Re: In light of my latest trip to the dealers!

Post by Shagrington » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:08 am

=D> Good idea. I would add "with no throttle" to the starting instructions and you may want to amend the spelling of "Temperature".
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Re: In light of my latest trip to the dealers!

Post by Nutwerlal » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:09 am

Excellent..problem is whether these guys at the stealers can actually read :retard: ...perhaps some pictures of Pat Butcher may help...remember these guys are morons ](*,)
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Re: In light of my latest trip to the dealers!

Post by VelocityVinnie » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:19 am

HaHa!! Temperature!! :lol:

Its late dude!!, and ill add the no throttle.

and they could read the bit in Mazda handbook where it says "Shaft every Rex owner, that passes through the door" lol



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Re: In light of my latest trip to the dealers!

Post by gaznrx8 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:25 am

cheers mate nice work i,ve copied this :roll: and will use it when she goes in for owt doin,
i did some thin similar but yours looks like its been done by mazda =D>

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Re: In light of my latest trip to the dealers!

Post by dino1now » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:30 am

In light of your recent experiences, it might be appropriate to add reminders to reset DSC if the battery has been disconnected.

Great idea BTW and I will be using this myself.
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Re: In light of my latest trip to the dealers!

Post by RX8 Loon » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:26 pm

Nice work =D>
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Re: In light of my latest trip to the dealers!

Post by scitmon » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:04 pm

I think the "no throttle" bit is unnecessary because its an electronic throttle. So if you push it when the engine is off, it won't inject any fuel... at least thats the way I think it is.

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Re: In light of my latest trip to the dealers!

Post by Arnie_O » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:16 pm

Its a specific instruction not to apply any throttle during the starting procdure.

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Re: In light of my latest trip to the dealers!

Post by VelocityVinnie » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:20 pm

Yes if you apply the throttle whislt starting it will inject extra fuel into the cold engine, and if the car doesnt start first time, it greatly increases the risk of flooding

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Re: In light of my latest trip to the dealers!

Post by robj20 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:26 pm

I just dont leave my car alone, i stay with it if its having work done.

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Re: In light of my latest trip to the dealers!

Post by stu_1983 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:30 pm

I have done that too so far. I will even be staying with it during it's service at Hurley Rotary- and these of all people should know the do's and don'ts of shutting the engine down.

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Re: In light of my latest trip to the dealers!

Post by VelocityVinnie » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:58 pm

Bit hard when mazda have the car for a week though lol!!!

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Re: In light of my latest trip to the dealers!

Post by scitmon » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:44 pm

VelocityVinnie wrote:Yes if you apply the throttle whislt starting it will inject extra fuel into the cold engine, and if the car doesnt start first time, it greatly increases the risk of flooding
I did a bit of research and found out that pressing the accelerator pedal whilst turning the key indicates to the ECU you are preforming the de-flooding procedure, and it does not supply fuel to the engine while cranking. So you won't increase a chance of flooding doin this... but obviously you still dont want to be touching the accelerator when starting the car unless you are actually trying to deflood your engine. So I think I am right and wrong at the same time!

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RX8 Service Notice To Be Used If Your Car Is Going For Work!

Post by VelocityVinnie » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:53 pm

Your right and wrong, the ECU will only think this if the throttle is fully open (foot to floor), if you start with partial throttle like on a normal engine it will inject more fuel.

Hense why you should not crank the engine with any throttle at all.
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Re: In light of my latest trip to the dealers!

Post by neilhd » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:59 pm

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Re: In light of my latest trip to the dealers!

Post by VelocityVinnie » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:06 pm

Dear Mods!, do you think this service notice could be placed somewhere where its always on hand? as it will soon slide down the depths of the forum.

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Re: RX8 Service Notice To Be Used Whilst Car Is Undergoing Work

Post by hontoir » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:57 pm

Could this be made a sticky as we are allowed upto 6 in a subforum
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Re: RX8 Service Notice To Be Used Whilst Car Is Undergoing Work

Post by falconer » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:14 pm

Mike thanks for bumping this thread, been looking for this for a while! Well since last week when I knew when the car was going into the bodyshop!
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Piece of mind when leaving your car with a garage or friend

Post by Lygase » Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:53 am

My car is going in to get my windows tinted next week, and i dont want them to flood it, so i whipped this together, it's very crude but should do the job, i just printed it out on 2 pieces of card, and stuck them together back to back and will hang it on my rear view mirror, so there'll be no excuses for flooding etc :!:

just 'save as' and print, then chop it out and hang it in the mirror when ever you leave the car somewhere or with someone who doesn't know how to start/stop them :)

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Re: Piece of mind when leaving your car with a garage or friend

Post by VelocityVinnie » Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:00 am

lol, this has been in the hints and tips section for a while now :lol:


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Re: Piece of mind when leaving your car with a garage or friend

Post by Lygase » Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:05 am

ah bugger, it's a hard thing to search for lol, ah well, i've printed mine out, i'll have urs as well tho vin ;)
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Re: RX8 Service Notice To Be Used Whilst Car Is Undergoing Work

Post by RX8Head » Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:10 am

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Re: RX8 Service Notice To Be Used Whilst Car Is Undergoing Work

Post by VelocityVinnie » Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:18 am

take your pick!, nice work Mark

But you have missed the word 'car' out on, 'the CAR must be warmed up before......'

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