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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Mherby » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:14 am

Finished putting the PZ back together over the last few days, RRP rebuilt engine working perfectly, no warning lights or anything. Just has to pass its MOT on Thursday and it's back on the road!

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Post by goodeggbob » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:45 am

good luck with mot Mark,see you friday in pz hopefully,rob.

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Post by Mherby » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:29 am

goodeggbob wrote:
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good luck with mot Mark,see you friday in pz hopefully,rob.
Plan is to be driving it home Monday at the moment, so should be at the next meetup :thumright:

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Post by goodeggbob » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:58 am

hey Mark,are you still coming?

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Post by Mherby » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:20 am

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hey Mark,are you still coming?
Yes, will still be there, just in the CX3 again :)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by shroom » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:43 am

Mherby wrote:Finished putting the PZ back together over the last few days, RRP rebuilt engine working perfectly, no warning lights or anything. Just has to pass its MOT on Thursday and it's back on the road!

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Got my MOT today so have a nice fresh one ready for this year's track sessions and shows etc. Should fly through lol

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Post by goodeggbob » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:38 pm

good luck Paul

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Post by ChrisHolmes » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:31 pm

Have had a vibration, and at speed a real rumble so went for a rear wheel balance today and fortunately the car came with a new wheel and tyre because see photo.
The bent section is further round from where the crack are so I am not sure the two are actually related, but then again shock in one place can result in evidence in another.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Neilparry » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:18 pm

Drop it off to me when you come past Chris I’ll see if I can repair it


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Post by Rotary Potato » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:08 pm

I swear Chris, if it wasn't for bad luck, you'd have no luck at all!
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:36 pm

Neilparry wrote:
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Drop it off to me when you come past Chris I’ll see if I can repair it


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Three new photos taken with the tyre removed and camera rather than the old iPhone.
No offence Neil but I think I would rather just leave it as an ornament given that it has 3 cracks in it.
RFTs who would have them with alloys?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by goodeggbob » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:01 pm

has this cured the vibration/rumble issue?

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Post by Yorindesarin » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:26 pm

Living with a lovely rattle in my exhaust now... Before next year its going to get a new stainless exhaust and a cat for sure. Pretty sure I still have a bit of scraping too. The heatshield might still be getting caught on the prop shaft intermittently possibly? Other than that not done a lot today. My tyres still havent shipped. Ordered them on friday was hoping they'd at least of left the warehouse they were in by now. :/

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Post by ChrisHolmes » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:01 pm

goodeggbob wrote:
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has this cured the vibration/rumble issue?
Don't know yet as it was mad traffic time when I came out the tyre shop and I have a pile of work to get through yet having taken the time out this afternoon for car stuff. I certainly hope so.
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Post by Neilparry » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:49 pm

I’ll do the repairs. It’ll be a good get out of jail spare.
As long as you don’t use rft’s


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Post by ChrisHolmes » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:16 pm

OK standby to have a visitor next week then!
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Post by Mherby » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:57 am

MOT passed! No advisories so we obviously put it back together properly. Feels good to get the PZ back on the road, now to run it in. Will be driving it home Monday from Ipswich to Oswestry, so need to plan a non motorway route...
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Post by chriskirkham » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:06 am

Try
A14
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A142 again
Bit of B road
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Bit of B road and done.

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Post by Mherby » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:57 am

:thumleft: Nice one thanks, have worked out a route based on that and sent it ready to my phone
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Post by johnbb99 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:42 pm

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Quick question - does this u-shaped piece of plastic just un clip or do i have to undo bpolts or screws?
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Post by 13Black » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:44 pm

Pull down/out on the top bits and it will rotate down/out.
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Post by johnbb99 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:48 pm

Bloody hell that was easy once you know. 😃
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Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:20 pm

Checked my oil level since I hadnt checked after filling it to 3/4s after the service I did last friday. Down to the 2nd dot on the stick. Must be nicely circulated now since last friday it was on the top dot. However still getting emulsified oil on the dipstick and I was hoping that would be gone if I give it a good few drives each week.

Also, my drivers side window got stuck again. Definitely going to try some silicone grease and see if that makes a difference or not.

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Post by Bigblueknight3k » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:41 pm

Fixed my drivers door locking was the motor thinking lots of water getting in window seals dripping all over it ???

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