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

Post by Honkytonk » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:16 pm

Properly thrashed it for 45 minutes. Been a while since I've really just taken it for a proper drive. A DSC tripping, beep every few minutes, 1st gear round an empty A road roundabout drive.

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

Post by HypoThermia » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:40 am

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

Post by bigpete8 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:50 pm

Finally happy with fitment of puddle lights.
Was going to add pic but apparently board attachment quota has been reached 😕

PS now that the rest of the interior lights look very yellow anyone know what the best led replacements are?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by shroom » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:44 pm

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Looks ace!

Can you come fit mine now? Haha

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Post by bigpete8 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:48 pm

In a word.... No.
They were far harder to fit than they should have been.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Reloy » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:50 am

I have just ordered it a nice new shiny Mishimoto radiator.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:16 pm

Loaded the updated Adaptronic ECU firmware and now I should have ABS back, well the lights go out anyway!
Fitted the CG locks ready for Croft on Tuesday which will be my first time on track in an 8 since Brands hatch last December!! Excluding a a quick go in the Batrex That is!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by mrspiller » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:25 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:Loaded the updated Adaptronic ECU firmware and now I should have ABS back, well the lights go out anyway!
Fitted the CG locks ready for Croft on Tuesday which will be my first time on track in an 8 since Brands hatch last December!! Excluding a a quick go in the Batrex That is!
Where’s the link to the firmware Chris ? I need that too


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

Post by Mherby » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:30 pm

Got the Pilot Sport 4s fitted, took it for a spirited drive home to scrub them in. It's like a different car after the mismatched Chinese tyres.

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

Post by Eddie_r32 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:33 pm

Fitted my RRP R3 water pump, it works well, just driving around it's dropped water temps about 8 degrees c, when easing off the temps drop down much quicker, will give it a proper test at Nur next month
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by nightfire10 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:11 pm

Mine !ImageImage

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

Post by sKenDread » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:32 pm

nightfire10 wrote:Mine !ImageImage

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How long did yours take? I ordered mine a week ago ImageImageImage
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Post by nightfire10 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:53 pm

sKenDread wrote:
nightfire10 wrote:Mine !ImageImage

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How long did yours take? I ordered mine a week ago ImageImageImage
Can't remember about a week

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

Post by warpc0il » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:37 pm

Can't remember about a week
I've had days like that ;)


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Post by Yorindesarin » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:40 pm

warpc0il wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:37 pm
Can't remember about a week
I've had days like that ;)


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Is that meant to be an old age thing... Because I'm pretty sure I already get days like that too...

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:24 am

mrspiller wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:25 pm
ChrisHolmes wrote:Loaded the updated Adaptronic ECU firmware and now I should have ABS back, well the lights go out anyway!
Fitted the CG locks ready for Croft on Tuesday which will be my first time on track in an 8 since Brands hatch last December!! Excluding a a quick go in the Batrex That is!
Where’s the link to the firmware Chris ? I need that too


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Connect the ECU to your laptop
Open Eugene and it will load the ECU map into the software and you need to make a copy, just in case!
"Upgrade Available" shoukd be flashing so run that and it will download the latest firmware which will then move into the ECU firmware update process.
Once that's done you should see 1062 as the last entry in the firmware list
In the traction control section there shoukd now be a drop down list from which you select the EU option.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by warpc0il » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:41 am

ChrisHolmes wrote:
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In the traction control section there should now be a drop down list from which you select the EU option.
Make sure to do this before Brexit #-o
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Alexpb2401 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:13 pm

Well my car got keyed last weekend. Courtesy of a Crazy, jealous ex of a tinder date I was on (couldn’t make it up)

Been quoted £900 to respray whole side of the car

Do I use it as an opportunity to get a wrap though....
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Nickp47 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:18 pm

Yes, yes you do!

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Post by warpc0il » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:19 pm

Your handbrake needs adjusting :shock:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by SAS » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:22 pm

Nothing, sat round the pool in the south of France sunning myself 8) 8) 8)
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Post by Devon_Fourie » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:57 pm

Alexpb2401 wrote: Do I use it as an opportunity to get a wrap though....
If you do go down the wrap route can you please report back on which company you used and the sort of quotes you were given because I have been toying with the idea and would like to know the rough costing for it to be done.

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

Post by Honkytonk » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:11 pm

Alexpb2401 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:13 pm
Well my car got keyed last weekend. Courtesy of a Crazy, jealous ex of a tinder date I was on (couldn’t make it up)

Been quoted £900 to respray whole side of the car

Do I use it as an opportunity to get a wrap though....
Wow, that's awful. Police getting involved?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by shroom » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:04 pm

Honkytonk wrote:
Alexpb2401 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:13 pm
Well my car got keyed last weekend. Courtesy of a Crazy, jealous ex of a tinder date I was on (couldn’t make it up)

Been quoted £900 to respray whole side of the car

Do I use it as an opportunity to get a wrap though....
Wow, that's awful. Police getting involved?
Probably not a lot you can do unless it's on CCTV? Or they sent a load of texts FB post saying haha just done this to your car selfie next to it they don't tend to do a lot if there isn't hard evidence.

Is it just paint damage ? Sometimes they can push into the panel and cause a decent dent too

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