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Neilparry wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:37 pm
MadTaz wrote:Always nice when quality goodies arrive :)

Resonated and muffled Decat coming up :)

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MadTaz wrote:
Neilparry wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:37 pm
MadTaz wrote:Always nice when quality goodies arrive :)

Resonated and muffled Decat coming up :)

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Haha
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Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:22 pm
New Duke wrote:Just had an air con specialist round to look at all three of my cars. Both of my other, fancier, cars had issues but not the 8! It's never had an air con service and it's still blowing 6 degrees celcius.

Mr Air Con said it's great and didn't need touching :thumleft:
If I turn my aircon down it only turns to 15

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Mine only turns down to 15 as well. The temp reading was from a thermometer probe stuck inside the air vent. So 6 degrees was the air that the air con was chucking out, not the overall cabin temp. It probably warms up once it mixes with the warmer air in the cabin.

It did feel chilly in the the car, but I'd assume not lower that 15 degrees. Hard to tell on such a hot day even in me garage!
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His is just that good! It'll make an iceberg big enough to sink the Titanic again in about 5 mins of getting in! :o :o :o :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I totally just sat in the car today with it idling in my garage with the air con on. To bask in the cold air. LEAST efficient air conditioner ever :lol:
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Had the garage doors open of course for ventilation. But also had an electric fan on full outside the car pointing backwards to push the exhaust fumes out the rear garage doors! Greta Thunberg would be very grumpy with me :lol:
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New Duke wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:34 pm
Just had an air con specialist round to look at all three of my cars. Both of my other, fancier, cars had issues but not the 8! It's never had an air con service and it's still blowing 6 degrees celcius.

Mr Air Con said it's great and didn't need touching :thumleft:
I reckon I probably do need regassing of my RX8 A/C after all these years but it's done very well. I'd say it still blows cold but not as cold as it used to.

However readily admit even now it still beats the AC in my CX5. The CX5 uses some eco AC modes by default but even on full AC I don't think can keep up with my RX8 after almost 15 years!
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nightfire10 wrote:
MadTaz wrote:
nightfire10 wrote:
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Just taken your 200cell cat of and put my rb resonated decat on ready for penbrey as it's not as noisy lol

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Haha really? Is the CAT resonated or a non resonated version? Just goes to show how free flowing that CAT is.

The newer versions with a resonator do tone it down a bit although the CAT itself is the same
Duel resonated de'cat non resonated cat

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New Duke wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:58 am
nightfire10 wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:22 pm
New Duke wrote:Just had an air con specialist round to look at all three of my cars. Both of my other, fancier, cars had issues but not the 8! It's never had an air con service and it's still blowing 6 degrees celcius.

Mr Air Con said it's great and didn't need touching :thumleft:
If I turn my aircon down it only turns to 15

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Mine only turns down to 15 as well. The temp reading was from a thermometer probe stuck inside the air vent. So 6 degrees was the air that the air con was chucking out, not the overall cabin temp. It probably warms up once it mixes with the warmer air in the cabin.

It did feel chilly in the the car, but I'd assume not lower that 15 degrees. Hard to tell on such a hot day even in me garage!
HarSc wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:24 pm
His is just that good! It'll make an iceberg big enough to sink the Titanic again in about 5 mins of getting in! :o :o :o :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I totally just sat in the car today with it idling in my garage with the air con on. To bask in the cold air. LEAST efficient air conditioner ever :lol:
Spoiler:
Had the garage doors open of course for ventilation. But also had an electric fan on full outside the car pointing backwards to push the exhaust fumes out the rear garage doors! Greta Thunberg would be very grumpy with me :lol:
The cabin thermostat display only goes down to 15°C, at which point the A/C is on full all the time, unless the PCM decides otherwise - it will still cut in/out at idle to manage revs and disengage if you floor the throttle for maximum acceleration. - but otherwise it just gets as cold as it can.

Obviously, once you've displaced the bulk of the overheated air, further cooling is most effective on recirculate.
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mrspiller wrote:
nightfire10 wrote:
MadTaz wrote: Haha really? Is the CAT resonated or a non resonated version? Just goes to show how free flowing that CAT is.

The newer versions with a resonator do tone it down a bit although the CAT itself is the same
Duel resonated de'cat non resonated cat

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Rrp 200cel is the dogs I love it with the borla

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nightfire10 wrote:
mrspiller wrote:
nightfire10 wrote:Duel resonated de'cat non resonated cat

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Rrp 200cel is the dogs I love it with the borla

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No need to worry about noise in Pembrey
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mrspiller wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:38 am
nightfire10 wrote:
MadTaz wrote:
Haha really? Is the CAT resonated or a non resonated version? Just goes to show how free flowing that CAT is.

The newer versions with a resonator do tone it down a bit although the CAT itself is the same
Duel resonated de'cat non resonated cat

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CAT none resonated louder than the RB dual deCAT, I suspect the 200 CEL CAT with resonator would be on par.
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Thankfully not to mine, but my spare subframe now looks like this.....

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Vj4sothername wrote:
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Thankfully not to mine, but my spare subframe now looks like this.....

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Damn, that looks crusty :lol: :lol:
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Is it all that hard to take it back and properly re-coat it all? I guess it's off the car so worth doing for your spare. Or is it entirely dependent on the rust condition? :-k
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Welded in a threaded eye to Dave2112s front crash bar on the Kamikase.
Not to bad I reckon for someone who has little to no welding experience!
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Keke wrote:Glossy black things! ImageImageImage

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HarSc wrote:Is it all that hard to take it back and properly re-coat it all? I guess it's off the car so worth doing for your spare. Or is it entirely dependent on the rust condition? :-k
I'm not sure. I've given it a good going over with a hammer and screwdriver and not make any holes. I am likely concerned with some of the damage I did getting the adjustable bolts out.

I think a bit of welding to tidy up a couple of niks from the angle grinder it might be okay. ImageImageImage
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ChrisHolmes wrote:Welded in a threaded eye to Dave2112s front crash bar on the Kamikase.
Not to bad I reckon for someone who has little to no welding experience!
I'll drop my subframe at yours for patches then!
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Vj4sothername wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:42 pm
ChrisHolmes wrote:Welded in a threaded eye to Dave2112s front crash bar on the Kamikase.
Not to bad I reckon for someone who has little to no welding experience!
I'll drop my subframe at yours for patches then!
Sounds like a plan, that’s after the de-rusting I presume!
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Fitted the rear brakes and lines today,
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A rounded over hose nut and a snapped retaining clip!
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New Duke wrote:
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warpc0il wrote:
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#B002-37-160B @ £7.24 each + VAT (dealer retail)
Indeed :thumleft:
Amazing, thanks guys :thumleft:. I don’t mind spending £35 on 4 new nuts, or less if Big Pete has some in stock ;). Will sort after getting these wretched Mcguard things off.
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