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

Post by v-rex » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:51 am

Dave2112 wrote:
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I had to look up Dvorak....? :lol: :lol:
Don't worry it's probably a good thing you didn't know. Sadly, it shows my geekiness.

We had a running joke about this at my old job as the thing you definitely won't figure out without looking it up is how to actually pronounce it. My old boss kept saying it and we didn't know what he was talking about, until we made that link.

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Post by Yorindesarin » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:53 am

Poor Dave, there are a great many types of keyboard aside from qwerty that we use daily now. And sorry Vinod. F*** my life is correct. :p I could really use stocking up on some more but maybe next week if its still 40% off.

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Post by v-rex » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:59 am

I had no idea about the offer till I went to buy so thought I'd let peeps know. I was just looking for the cheapest postage and packaging option, so that's why I was looking at different sites, and luckily saw this on demon tweeks. No idea how long it will last but fingers crossed it's till next week at least!

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Post by Yorindesarin » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:15 am

I think I still have a few litres or so, so I should be good anyway the cars not going to be doing much mileage other than warming the engine thoroughly between moving it... If I can manage to get it going today.

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Post by v-rex » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:25 am

Yeah good luck with getting the car going Ollie. Sounds like a right pain. Sadly I have no useful advice to help, but hope you get it going with the advice of those far more knowledgeable than I.

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Post by Yorindesarin » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:52 am

Went to try again but sadly its started raining so I only attempted 3 deflood procedures and tried turning it over once. Was going to check the leads/spark plugs but with the rain I'd rather not. And I don't want to end up flattening the battery before I get a charger. On the upside I managed to find my lost towing eye that was in a "safe" place. Was in the passengers door. So I've now put it back in the boot where it belongs and is properly safe!
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Post by Yorindesarin » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:33 pm

So aside from the car not wanting to go... A minor oof today as once again my OC keyring has managed to detatch itself in my pocket... Second time this has happened no clue on the physics of how or why when the piece that holds it on has a smaller gap than the emblem.. Easy to fix at least.

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Post by V8 Power » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:48 pm

Don’t use the ring that holds it on just put the emblem directly onto your key ring.
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Post by mrspiller » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:56 pm

V8 Power wrote:Don’t use the ring that holds it on just put the emblem directly onto your key ring.
It’s that NOS kit done yet buddy ?


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Post by V8 Power » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:21 pm

mrspiller wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:56 pm
V8 Power wrote:Don’t use the ring that holds it on just put the emblem directly onto your key ring.
It’s that NOS kit done yet buddy ?


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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:07 pm

V8 Power wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:21 pm
mrspiller wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:56 pm
V8 Power wrote:Don’t use the ring that holds it on just put the emblem directly onto your key ring.
It’s that NOS kit done yet buddy ?


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All done and ready to go. Just need to get the bottle filled and test it all.
and there he was...gone!
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Post by mrspiller » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:41 pm

V8 Power wrote:
mrspiller wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:56 pm
V8 Power wrote:Don’t use the ring that holds it on just put the emblem directly onto your key ring.
It’s that NOS kit done yet buddy ?


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All done and ready to go. Just need to get the bottle filled and test it all.
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Post by mi60o0 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:54 pm

Move the gauges to new holder noticed my water temp gauges reading 12 degrees higher than ecu once is stand still.
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Post by PaulAV » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:11 pm

Where is your temp guage getting its feed from?
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Post by mi60o0 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:26 pm

PaulAV wrote:
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Where is your temp guage getting its feed from?
The big pipe next to battery and ecu that you have to remove battery tray to access
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Post by PaulAV » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:33 pm

So it will be getting its reading from a different position to the oem temperature sensor, I'm not sure how much the temperature would vary between the two locations, but sure there would be some difference.
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Post by mi60o0 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:35 pm

Yeah I always have it there normally is few degrees different not 12 to 15 hah. I will try to swap the sensor with my spare check the wires etc again once I have time. Give it a blast
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Post by PaulAV » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:38 pm

Possible that there is a change in connections (dirty or loose) I know bad earth's can cause some guages to play up.
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:10 pm

PaulAV wrote:
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So it will be getting its reading from a different position to the oem temperature sensor, I'm not sure how much the temperature would vary between the two locations, but sure there would be some difference.
The only variation should be the delay in registering a temperature as the ancillary gauge sensor is post thermostat therefore until the thermostat opens the ancillary gauge will not register higher than ambient.
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Post by MightyCondor » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:58 pm

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Post by sKenDread » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:29 pm

Well... its done. I thought there would be a large hole in the bandwidth but it does sound a lot more direct. I've only just input gain matched the subs. Which were in dire need as they were far too unbalanced. Finally plugged in the tweeters and ran some different genres.

All in all they sound great! I was a little worried that they might "hype" the top end but they sound quite even.
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:32 pm

You are the man Keni 8)
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Post by Yorindesarin » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:46 pm

Looks good Keni. Can't wait to hear it sometime. :p I'm going to dissect my spare set of lights sometime soon and get all the measurements of the silver parts.. then try and put them into a CAD program of some sort and see if I can come up with a design that would look a bit nicer... With some LEDs on it. :p

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Post by Dave2112 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:18 pm

Well today I decided to swap out the radiator after the little top hose connection on the rad snapped off. What a ball ache of a job, made twice as hard doing it with my busted ankle. (Lots of swearing). Incredible the amount of bits needing removal just to get the dam thing out. Of course a lot of the fixings were seized and snapped while trying to undo, (despite copious amounts of WD40) so had to source new from screwfix which added time, well waiting for them as I sent Karen to get them. :lol: :lol:
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:40 pm

Great achievement with your busted foot!
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