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

Post by PaulAV » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:58 pm

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I maintain my position that the RX8 is one of the most reliable and punishment-friendly cars out there. Stop proving me wrong! :p
Never let me down in 13 years of ownership, I daily driver it and used it when I was a regional technician (34,000 miles in 20 months)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Neilparry » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:56 pm

Went out in the rain this morning to check the battery is holding charge so connected it up and straight off the key vvvvvroooom
Pity it’s kept on the trailer as I’d have been tempted to take her for a “spin”.


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

Post by warpc0il » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:49 pm

Not really a good idea to run the engine without driving.

The amount of time running rich from the cold start is much longer on no load.
The condensation from starting the cold engine doesn't get purged.
The oil pressure at idle is much lower.
The stress on bearings etc is actually higher at idle because the engine isn't running smooth.

All in all, more harm than good running the engine :(
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by nightfire10 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:03 pm

warpc0il wrote:Not really a good idea to run the engine without driving.

The amount of time running rich from the cold start is much longer on no load.
The condensation from starting the cold engine doesn't get purged.
The oil pressure at idle is much lower.
The stress on bearings etc is actually higher at idle because the engine isn't running smooth.

All in all, more harm than good running the engine :(
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by bigpete8 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:14 pm

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😂 Hopefully not frequent! Just seems to be my luck.. Do one thing something else plays up.
I know that feeling... Some time away from the car sometimes helps you think things through.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Neilparry » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:57 pm

Got it up to temp whilst going through a moderate Rev range and waited till the condensation subsided before turning it off.
And yes what a great feeling

And when it’s worn out I’ll just put another engine in. With Wayne’s help lol


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

Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:10 pm

Neil how dare you start up your own car :lol:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Neilparry » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:13 pm

I’ll be taking it for a shake down and an mot shortly so I’ll be sure to let you all know before hand.


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

Post by HarSc » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:03 pm

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Bilstein B12 kit arrived yesterday (finally after a few weeks waiting :shock:) - many thanks to craigy for the heads up on the model number of the kit - so that is going on the car ASAP next week, and in the meantime i've been taking apart the dash and test fitting a Sony double din radio that i picked up. Already had the metra high gloss fascia and a harness, I just need to figure out what wiring is needed to make my own "custom" harness between the mazda connector and the ISO leads from the head unit, i'll be browsing the electrical schematics for the R3 on the OC tonight! Still think i need a PAC RP4 MZ11 can bus adapter and maybe a line level converter as i'm keeping the bose amp? Still got more to figure out hah!
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Hopefully going to be pulling the headliner to wire in a front and rear dashcam tomorrow - any tips on where to run the wire on the pillars? I'm hoping to get it all buried and just wire the usb power straight into the ignition power somewhere under the front dash or into a connector somewhere?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PaulAV » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:21 pm

Fitted my new starter motor today in the hope it would help with my spurious check engine light, result is no it doesn't help.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Pippypip » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:08 pm

So I have discovered that my seats I fitted can recline all the way back meaning that my Rx8 is basically a camper now Image

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Also on my way to work I had an issue where my power steering went and the light came on after going over a bump but it after I restarted the car the light had gone.... I’m hoping that a connector might just be loose otherwise that’s another thing to fix Image

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

Post by nightfire10 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:31 am

HarSc wrote:
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Bilstein B12 kit arrived yesterday (finally after a few weeks waiting :shock:) - many thanks to craigy for the heads up on the model number of the kit - so that is going on the car ASAP next week, and in the meantime i've been taking apart the dash and test fitting a Sony double din radio that i picked up. Already had the metra high gloss fascia and a harness, I just need to figure out what wiring is needed to make my own "custom" harness between the mazda connector and the ISO leads from the head unit, i'll be browsing the electrical schematics for the R3 on the OC tonight! Still think i need a PAC RP4 MZ11 can bus adapter and maybe a line level converter as i'm keeping the bose amp? Still got more to figure out hah!
PXL_20201121_154809436.jpg
Hopefully going to be pulling the headliner to wire in a front and rear dashcam tomorrow - any tips on where to run the wire on the pillars? I'm hoping to get it all buried and just wire the usb power straight into the ignition power somewhere under the front dash or into a connector somewhere?
For my rear and front dash cam cables I just slid them under the trims I think I removed the door step trim also just got a piggyback fuse and connected in the passenger footwell fuse board.

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

Post by SmuttyHutty » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:53 am

Pippypip wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:08 pm
So I have discovered that my seats I fitted can recline all the way back meaning that my Rx8 is basically a camper now Image

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Also on my way to work I had an issue where my power steering went and the light came on after going over a bump but it after I restarted the car the light had gone.... I’m hoping that a connector might just be loose otherwise that’s another thing to fix Image
Oh, I think you can be FAR more creative than that...

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

Post by Markl17 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:04 am

Last night really
I cleaned and checked all the AC components really to put back on,as running a car down here with no ac was a big mistake.
At a track day it was 38 degrees air temp I nearly melted in the car.
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Post by V8 Power » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:08 am

Although my car is stripped out I could not bring myself to sacrifice the air con. So I pleased I didn’t as much for its dehumidifying affect as its cooling.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:39 pm

Removed the rear light cluster to empty put the contents and fix the seal. When I rotated it to pour the water out it poured out of the top edge seam so no wonder it filled up when the gasket is actually sound and the gully clear. I am going to seal that top edge and leave everything else "as is" to see if the problem is returns.
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Post by nightfire10 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:46 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:Removed the rear light cluster to empty put the contents and fix the seal. When I rotated it to pour the water out it poured out of the top edge seam so no wonder it filled up when the gasket is actually sound and the gully clear. I am going to seal that top edge and leave everything else "as is" to see if the problem is returns.
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That is going to look awesome!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PaulAV » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:44 pm

Ordered a varta E23 yesterday, did a battery test today, measured voltage at rest 12.1 volts when cranking I'm sure it dropped below 10 volts (this car is driven basically every day, work is a 40 minute drive each way) so I'm glad I ordered the battery now (I know it should be the other way around, test before replacement is ordered, but had a feeling the battery was suffering a bit)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:11 pm

nightfire10 wrote:
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ChrisHolmes wrote:Removed the rear light cluster to empty put the contents and fix the seal. When I rotated it to pour the water out it poured out of the top edge seam so no wonder it filled up when the gasket is actually sound and the gully clear. I am going to seal that top edge and leave everything else "as is" to see if the problem is returns.
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Post by mrspiller » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:46 pm

Washed it and started it up in this Evenings cool
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Post by Neilparry » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:51 pm

How dare you.
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Post by mrspiller » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:56 pm

Neilparry wrote:How dare you.
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