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

Post by GreySilver Beast » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:46 am

Have a great day Haydn :inlove:

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

Post by shroom » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:47 am

New Duke wrote:Thanks Chris. Yeah the track is pretty damp now so it'll be staying on.
What tyres will you be using for the day mate?

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

Post by New Duke » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:06 am

shroom wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:47 am
New Duke wrote:Thanks Chris. Yeah the track is pretty damp now so it'll be staying on.
What tyres will you be using for the day mate?

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The Federal 595 RS-R, same as when we were at Blyton together. I used them here this time last year in the wet and they were all over the place. It's only damp at the moment so hopefully be OK. My wet tyres are bald so it had to be these.

Looking forward to seeing you again on track again next year I hope.
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Thanks handsome. Always feels weird when you're not on a track day with me.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by shroom » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:31 am

New Duke wrote:
shroom wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:47 am
New Duke wrote:Thanks Chris. Yeah the track is pretty damp now so it'll be staying on.
What tyres will you be using for the day mate?

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The Federal 595 RS-R, same as when we were at Blyton together. I used them here this time last year in the wet and they were all over the place. It's only damp at the moment so hopefully be OK. My wet tyres are bald so it had to be these.

Looking forward to seeing you again on track again next year I hope.
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Thanks handsome. Always feels weird when you're not on a track day with me.
Yes mate thanks for the info reason I ask is I brought a set of them so wanted to see what they are like in the damp/wet :-)

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:07 pm

Noticed a bit of condensation in one of my rearlights today. Oh no :( May have to check the whatever they are called...

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

Post by Madman0405 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:56 pm

Cleaned oil out of air intake and resonator?! Must have been overfilled by previous owner.

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

Post by warpc0il » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:03 pm

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Cleaned oil out of air intake and resonator?! Must have been overfilled by previous owner.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Dentist » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:33 pm

Sonh and Headers + ghetto decat
Still I do believe in needs for expansion chamber and thats why I went that way :D
also the bat went house installed.

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I got a question guys, what is alternative for this bolts ? cant find them in reasonable price.
mine is damaged in one side and seems very short on the other side.

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

Post by New Duke » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:50 pm

shroom wrote:
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Yes mate thanks for the info reason I ask is I brought a set of them so wanted to see what they are like in the damp/wet :-)

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Ah well done, you choose wisely. Worry ye not about them.

The rain stopped early on and after a while the damp track turned dry. But they were fine in the damp. No scary behaviour. As usual I seemed to be the only car not breaking down or spinning off. The same silver MX5 spun out right in front of me on 3 occasions.

At the end of the day one of the instructors there came over to compliment me on my driving. He normally passes RX8s no problem but couldn't close on mine in 5 or so laps. He was particularly surprised that the car (and engine) are stock. He assumed it was at least bridgeported. I appreciated the compliment.

So that was a nice warm fuzzy feeling to end the day and track season. And means that I was certainly not held up by the choice of tyres :thumleft:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by johnbb99 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:55 am

Congrats! And great that you had a good day out. =D>
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Madman0405 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:33 pm

Air filter and cabin filter (half a tree came out of the old ones)

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:57 pm

Which cabin filter did you get? Looking to do mine... But from brief searches theres... quite a few at varying price points/sizes all with OEM part numbers of some description.

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

Post by Madman0405 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:20 pm

Yorindesarin wrote:
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Which cabin filter did you get? Looking to do mine... But from brief searches theres... quite a few at varying price points/sizes all with OEM part numbers of some description.
I just went for some Blue Print ADM52507 Cabin Filter
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00B8VM6RA/ ... NDb1RFEQY1
Not very expensive but has to be better than what was in there.

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:54 pm

Alot of the ones I was looking at were pattern or patternesque with higher price tags tbh. Will have to buy those on friday and get them in the car see if it helps with the misting issues.

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

Post by PaulAV » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:48 pm

Last time I changed my cabin filters I got them from mazda main dealer about £18 I think, probably more an ebay or the likes of euro car parts, but even so still didn't brake the bank
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:31 pm

Dentist wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:33 pm
Sonh and Headers + ghetto decat
Still I do believe in needs for expansion chamber and thats why I went that way :D
also the bat went house installed.

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I got a question guys, what is alternative for this bolts ? cant find them in reasonable price.
mine is damaged in one side and seems very short on the other side.

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Wrapping a SS manifold is not recommended as it can cause cracking.
Why have you vented a sealed battery?
That flexi joint looks ok, or us that a before picture. You can buy the whole cat fitting kit on line quite cheaply.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by V8 Power » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:01 pm

Modern batteries are sealed as in you can’t top them up but they do have vent holes. You need to remove at least one of the plugs to allow expansion gas to escape or your battery may burst.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:14 pm

V8 Power wrote:
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Modern batteries are sealed as in you can’t top them up but they do have vent holes. You need to remove at least one of the plugs to allow expansion gas to escape or your battery may burst.
First I have heard of the need to remove a plug.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by jondkent » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:34 am

Definitely do need to remove plugs. I discovered the previous owner (honest) did not and the mess it made was amazing. New battery had this stated on it in bold.

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

Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:10 pm

jondkent wrote:
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Definitely do need to remove plugs. I discovered the previous owner (honest) did not and the mess it made was amazing. New battery had this stated on it in bold.

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I'll hold my hands up, I fitted a battery without removing the transit bung. It swelled up and failed to hold a charge. I was lucky it only cost me pennies for a new battery :P

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

Post by Dentist » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:26 pm

I ended up grinding first few thread on stud and zip tie compress spring to fit easier, my flange gasket was way thicker.
after fitting spring just torch burn tip ties to doing full torque. I hate chines counter fits !

every battery from Adam and Eve till now, needs vent. On today sealed battery there are interconnected vent hole on both sides and plugged
closed for shipping, as soon as you start using battery you should vent 'em or at lease one of 'em.
SO if you battery over charged, zener diod failed or.ext... wont be puke acid everywhere.
some designs even have tiny external filter.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Dentist » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:32 pm

Wrapping a SS manifold is not recommended as it can cause cracking.
those cheap iron flanges will fail any way, cant leave it naked too much heat also reduce gas temp and expand to rest of story.
I hope it will last 3 years or maybe dog years :lol:

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

Post by Dentist » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:39 pm

today ecu flashed
one L sparked plugged disintegrate
engine sucked 0.5 oil from new PCV design, I failed as the vacuum is high on this engines. probably needle valve will help.

can some confirm this oil wont hurt engine please ?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PeteH » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:04 pm

I assume you are asking whether that oil is OK to use in your SOHN / COFS tank (or as pre-mix)? I believe it's fine for this application.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by warpc0il » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:36 pm

Dentist wrote:
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Wrapping a SS manifold is not recommended as it can cause cracking.
those cheap iron flanges will fail any way, cant leave it naked too much heat also reduce gas temp and expand to rest of story.
I hope it will last 3 years or maybe dog years :lol:
I still believe wrapping is better than not.

Yes, there is a slight risk that it *might* increase the chance of the stainless steel failing.

However, without wrapping then you're guaranteed to be applying a much higher radiant heat to the offside engine mount and the steering uj, which the Yanks don't have to worry about, theirs being on the wrong side.

The OEM cast iron brick manifold has a heat shield to reduce this.
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