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

Post by WhelanUK » Fri May 12, 2017 10:18 pm

Twistedmonkey wrote:Hi all decided to tint my indicators today will be doing the rear lights tomorrow
And fitted my alloy radio today love this looks great Image

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

Post by martinsamuel » Fri May 12, 2017 11:44 pm

Driven it on a trailer to Shakespeare county raceway. Ready for some 1/4 mile action!

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

Post by Twistedmonkey » Fri May 12, 2017 11:52 pm

WhelanUK wrote:
Twistedmonkey wrote:Hi all decided to tint my indicators today will be doing the rear lights tomorrow
And fitted my alloy radio today love this looks great Image

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Hi mate I used this from eBay only cost £3.95

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat May 13, 2017 5:12 pm

Plugs and coils pulled out on Smedleys car and found that all had been arcing and the plugs were ...well I will let you judge from the photos.
Fitted my old spare plugs and coils and boxed it all back up again and about to go for a drive to see if its any different. Two of the plugs certainly showed signs of fuel wash!
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Post by nightfire10 » Sat May 13, 2017 5:14 pm

Took it around Castle Combe yesterday (110miles) great day
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Re: RE: Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by warpc0il » Sat May 13, 2017 5:45 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:Plugs and coils pulled out on Smedleys car and found that all had been arcing and the plugs were ...well I will let you judge from the photos.
Fitted my old spare plugs and coils and boxed it all back up again and about to go for a drive to see if its any different. Two of the plugs certainly showed signs of fuel wash!
Looking at those pictures on my tiny phone screen i reckon that they're fakes, at least two if not all four

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

Post by stewartm » Sat May 13, 2017 6:56 pm

Bought a Sparkling Black R3, courtesy of Liam22, which means a Brilliant Black 231 will be up for sale soon :)

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Post by jondkent » Sat May 13, 2017 7:18 pm

Started attacking the various paint chips and damaged paint on the rear passenger door from parking (thanks whoever did this)

Door looking miles better bonnet needs more work. I'm a bit rubbish with touch up. The best route I've found is to touch up the paint, leave it to dry and then sand back the excess.

To be honest the bonnet has so many chips it could so with the respray. ImageImage

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

Post by thomo8568 » Sat May 13, 2017 9:29 pm

Fitted some mesh to the oil coolers as per the how to on here. Nice easy job. Should have done it sooner
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Also fitted my new front lip. Not sure if I should colour code it or not. Need to see how it looks parked up in the day light.
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Post by jondkent » Sat May 13, 2017 9:31 pm

Where did you get the front lip from? Like the look of that.

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

Post by thomo8568 » Sat May 13, 2017 10:01 pm

jondkent wrote:Where did you get the front lip from? Like the look of that.

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I got it from eBay. Second hand but they do sell new ones on there.
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Post by jondkent » Sat May 13, 2017 10:02 pm

thomo8568 wrote:
jondkent wrote:Where did you get the front lip from? Like the look of that.

Cheers
I got it from eBay. Second hand but they do sell new ones on there.
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Post by gareth_1912 » Sat May 13, 2017 10:07 pm

Andybird . What rear wing is that I really want a big wing on mine :)


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Post by brix79 » Sat May 13, 2017 10:27 pm

thomo8568 wrote:Fitted some mesh to the oil coolers as per the how to on here. Nice easy job. Should have done it sooner
Good job Thomo, so easy to do it's an absolute no brainer.

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

Post by New Duke » Sun May 14, 2017 2:06 am

After painting the calipers on Wednesday I added decals to them all and spent the last three afternoons fitting MTEC discs (came recommended) and Brembo pads. It took so long because of various issues encountered along the way... and it being my first time. The guide on this forum was extremely helpful though. I tightened the handbrake afterwards; what a wonderfully easy job that is.

All works fine and even without all the black coating worn off I'm impressed by the new brakes, especially at £204 delivered.

Thanks for the spots that the rear drop link has gone. I'd thought the noise was a can of tyre weld knocking around the boot. I've ordered a pair to try to fit myself next week. Putting mesh on the coolers and rad will have to wait a bit longer. Shame as I want the mesh out of my office!

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun May 14, 2017 10:36 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:Plugs and coils pulled out on Smedleys car and found that all had been arcing and the plugs were ...well I will let you judge from the photos.
Fitted my old spare plugs and coils and boxed it all back up again and about to go for a drive to see if its any different. Two of the plugs certainly showed signs of fuel wash!
How many miles do you think the plugs in the above photos have covered?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PeteH » Sun May 14, 2017 11:28 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:How many miles do you think the plugs in the above photos have covered?
I think the clue is the lack of corrosion on the hex. I would guess less than 6 months and less than 5000 miles. Is there a prize?

(You'd probably find that those plugs would self-clean when the new coils are fitted, and the car is taken for a decent revvy drive)

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Post by Rusty Nightspring » Mon May 15, 2017 1:59 am

I had a visitor today, just popped in to say hello and then refused to leave!

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Post by ChrisHolmes » Mon May 15, 2017 3:04 pm

PeteH wrote:
ChrisHolmes wrote:How many miles do you think the plugs in the above photos have covered?
I think the clue is the lack of corrosion on the hex. I would guess less than 6 months and less than 5000 miles. Is there a prize?

(You'd probably find that those plugs would self-clean when the new coils are fitted, and the car is taken for a decent revvy drive)
No prize but its c1000 miles and I would agree if it were not for the fact that the centre electrodes are considerably burned away as is the side electrode and also the side electrodes have been bent down toward the centre one. The outside pristine condition certainly contrasts with the inside state. Curious though how two of the plugs have no carbon on the outer rim.

Car previously would pop and occasionally flame plus puffed out crap at gear changes when pushed hard. Now apparently it runs smoother pulls better and has stopped popping.
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Post by Harris-5310 » Mon May 15, 2017 7:14 pm

I finally got someone to fit my mishimoto oil cooler lines ( james at chamber rotary) and while i was there got him to change my oil filter and spark plugs
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Post by Eddie_r32 » Mon May 15, 2017 11:47 pm

Fitted these:
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Post by Neilparry » Tue May 16, 2017 8:28 am

Eddie_r32 wrote:Fitted these:
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Where are they from?


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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Tue May 16, 2017 9:24 am

They're the 4-pots from the group buy :thumleft: Other happy buyers will be getting theirs in due course - either end of this week or beginning of next :D
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Post by Neilparry » Tue May 16, 2017 9:39 am

Oooooo kicking my self nowwhat was the final price??


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Post by Eddie_r32 » Tue May 16, 2017 9:59 am

Neilparry wrote:Oooooo kicking my self nowImagewhat was the final price??


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£595, so easy to fit, changing brake pads will take about 2 minutes as all you have to do is undo an 6mm Allen bolt, the calipers are identical and made by the same people who make the AP version, only difference is AP powdercoat theirs
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