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

Post by Bigblueknight3k » Wed May 20, 2020 12:30 am

I have nothing to hide and will put my conversation on here if needed and i have not sleighed you on here as you clame at all i am a professional person and say what i feel and i was let down and you have not expained anything to me at all and you charge me money for testing even tho you have no rig yet as if you said to test on another rx8 i would have and done so and still having this problem plus not my fault the coils did not turn up today late in the day after 4.30 pm and refit them and then have them miss firing. After waiting a long time not been keeping me informed to what is going on and explained to me today and now done it on here as i said i was not able to call and you would not discuss to me in message i have not gone on google and left bad feed back or anything else and want to sort this out and resolve it in a good manner and in the way it should have been expand and updated from the start

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

Post by mrspiller » Wed May 20, 2020 8:40 am

ChrisHolmes wrote:Decided to see if it was possible to return a painted carbon bonnet to a clear coated carbon finish and the answer is....eventually!
Don’t go through the lacquer over the carbon and you’ll be fine
That’ll take some patience


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

Post by untakenname » Wed May 20, 2020 10:29 am

Looks like there's quite a few distinct layers of paint so could use a rotary polisher with some fine grit discs to get through the first ones and just do the last couple of layers by hand to save time.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Craig010 » Wed May 20, 2020 8:27 pm

A small job today, but had a rattle coming from my driver's side mirror, a quick tighten was all it needed. While I had the cover off, I noticed it's held directly against the metal door frame which is bound be be causing rattles when the music is up, so took the opportunity to minimise them. Fits much tighter now.

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Should really get the door card off and do the same behind there - It's gets a bit buzzy with some music on.

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

Post by nightfire10 » Thu May 21, 2020 8:51 pm

Had to go downstairs first time in 9 weeks and get tools out of the boot of the car (flat battery) as the bike alarm was going off due to! (flat battery) lol at least the car alarm wasn't going off! 🙄
Hayward's Street/bridgeported rebuild,595's,Tein coilovers edfc Racingbeat rear anti roll bar oil pres oil temp gauge pod's,lockwood front rear grills,Tinted wind ws folding tow hook's,595s,connect2
To do install sohn tank bracket made but still need to get time to install,caliper painting :thumright:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Thu May 21, 2020 10:01 pm

Put another faultless 30 miles on the car
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Post by Brittishlion1 » Sun May 24, 2020 1:55 pm

Clay bar, T Cut and polished.
Blacked out tyres.
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Post by Brittishlion1 » Sun May 24, 2020 2:53 pm

Oh, and fitted a dash cam that don't work.

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

Post by SAS » Sun May 24, 2020 4:15 pm

Finally managed to give her the first clean And drive this year. Also took some up to date photos as I realised I haven’t got any.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Scartlead » Sun May 24, 2020 9:57 pm

Ordered some premix from Opie, usually use Idemitsu from Aston, but his shipping is too expenive now, went for Millers KR2T this time, seems to be good stuff, so why not.

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

Post by Scartlead » Sun May 24, 2020 9:59 pm

SAS wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 4:15 pm
Finally managed to give her the first clean And drive this year. Also took some up to date photos as I realised I haven’t got any.
Love the bonnet especially :thumright: Lovely 8 :thumleft:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Vj4sothername » Tue May 26, 2020 3:14 pm

Sorted this horrible sticky mess out.Image
S1 - 231 - brilliant black
Feb 08 built,
Fake Toyosport back box,
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Replacement engine,
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by nightfire10 » Tue May 26, 2020 3:22 pm

Wow did you get any air passing through these
Hayward's Street/bridgeported rebuild,595's,Tein coilovers edfc Racingbeat rear anti roll bar oil pres oil temp gauge pod's,lockwood front rear grills,Tinted wind ws folding tow hook's,595s,connect2
To do install sohn tank bracket made but still need to get time to install,caliper painting :thumright:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Vj4sothername » Tue May 26, 2020 3:24 pm

nightfire10 wrote:Wow did you get any air passing through these
Not really. The Aircon got so cold it clicked off today. First time ever! Well since it's worked, smells less too.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Rafael » Tue May 26, 2020 4:29 pm

New shiny parts from RRP fitted :lol:

Top quality =D>
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Yorindesarin » Tue May 26, 2020 4:55 pm

Vj4sothername wrote:
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Sorted this horrible sticky mess out.
Worse than mine were ooft. Ahah. Probably never even been looked at since the factory.
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Post by nightfire10 » Tue May 26, 2020 5:41 pm

Charged battery and went down and fired the car up, first time in 9 weeks lol and only 2nd time going down to the car park 🙄
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To do install sohn tank bracket made but still need to get time to install,caliper painting :thumright:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by V8 Power » Tue May 26, 2020 5:44 pm

Started mine today for first time in a few weeks.
Hopefully going out for a bit of shopping in it tomorrow.
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Post by nightfire10 » Tue May 26, 2020 6:11 pm

V8 Power wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 5:44 pm
Started mine today for first time in a few weeks.
Hopefully going out for a bit of shopping in it tomorrow.
Only on week 10 out of 12 and not sure if it will be extended for sheilding people, can't wait to hear rrp cat sound again going to the beeeep 😻😂
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Post by johnbb99 » Wed May 27, 2020 10:34 pm

Found the battery was so weak it would only rattle the starter solenoid. Gave it several hours charge, and then took it to do the weekly shop.
John -- giving some TLC to a 2006 Winning Blue 231. Mouse Mat Mod & LED sidelights. Fitted the Rotary Revs Coil kit. PZ suspension and Sohn kit fitted. Now have replaced the rusty sump with a new one, and the oil coolers and pipes with tidy used ones.

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

Post by Craig010 » Thu May 28, 2020 5:44 am

Fitted my new RRP MKIII ignition upgrade set, and my RRP 100 Cel CAT. Really impressed with both the quality of the items, and what it's done to the car. It now actually feels like it's got a bit of power, and is so smooth it's like a completely different car! Plus, that rotary sound is much more noticeable through the new CAT, and sounds fantastic, but not intrusive.

A very happy chappie.
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Thu May 28, 2020 9:53 pm

Painted the Hinsberger exhaust shrouds satin black today. Most annoyingly I got two massive runs on the second one, very peeved with that!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by V8 Power » Fri May 29, 2020 6:07 pm

Took mine out for bit of a drive today for the first time in a good few weeks.
Went really well, had to wear the surface rust off the discs and took my time warming it up but once out on more favourable roads it seemed to be very good with no hangover from being parked up.
The backend felt a bit loose but that could just be the tyres are past their best.
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Post by mi60o0 » Fri May 29, 2020 6:47 pm

I'm reading this and I'm so jealous Im still waiting to sell my mazda 6 so rx8 can replace her on the insurance atm 2 cars on the road insured can't afford for n3
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Craig010 » Fri May 29, 2020 9:49 pm

Took mine for a decent drive this morning as I had to make a journey, then got busy cleaning and polishing it. Took a few hours but I think it was worth it...

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