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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:54 pm

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

Post by Vian » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:05 pm

What is it about the Brits though? Online, it is ALWAYS us lot who spot pun potential and batter it into submission. The Americans don't do that! The Irish do but those poor sods have to live next to us so are used to it.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Rotary Potato » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:34 pm

Vian wrote:What is it about the Brits though? Online, it is ALWAYS us lot who spot pun potential and batter it into submission. The Americans don't do that! The Irish do but those poor sods have to live next to us so are used to it.
I think it's bee-cause we have quite a strong sense of irony & self-depreciating humour. That causes us to bee-have in a bee-zarre way to the rest of the world. :lol:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by kopite72 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:55 pm

it's probably because the yanks just don't get the pun in the first place ](*,) :giggle:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Vian » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:00 pm

My favourite pun of all time came from a punster 500 years ago. He was meant to be extremely sharp (just like any comedian I guess) and was challenged to make one up on the spot. "upon what subject?" he asked. "The King!", came the reply. "The King is not a subject sir".

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

Post by SeeJay » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:12 pm

Nothing much - and these actually went on yesterday - red Muteki's..I like the contrast of red against the bronze..
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by brix79 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:49 pm

kopite72 wrote:
brix79 wrote:Saved mine from the bees..
Only noticed as I thought I'd give her a quick rinse with the PW, whilst setting up I thought 'what the hell is that buzzing noise?'
Ah, it's actually bees. Sorry chaps, no beehives on my car! Clear off. :D
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ed80 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:10 pm

Just went on eBay and paid more than I really should have on a nice set of 17" Enkei RP03 wheels, and a decent set of lightly used Bridgestone RE050 in 245/45/17.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by untakenname » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:00 pm

Spent today swapping the suspension from my old car onto my new car by myself, lowered suspension (-45mm) fits on easy, stock not so much :evil:
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Really impressed with the £20 Lidl impact driver, spent ages on one side under the car trying to fit the breaker bar in to loosen the lower suspension bolts then thought I'd try the other side with the impact not expecting much but it spun the bolts right off :D

Thought I'd try an old wives tale for removing rust and loctite from 13 year old bolts using 50p worth of white vinegar from Sainsbury's.
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Could see the solution bubbling away in the sun when I agitated them
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The finished result is astounding =D>
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by binghamf6 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:20 pm

fitted my new front brakes ...

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

Post by zippyonline » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:10 am

untakenname wrote: Thought I'd try an old wives tale for removing rust and loctite from 13 year old bolts using 50p worth of white vinegar from
Good work :thumleft:

However - you will need to coat them with something pretty much instantly otherwise they will rust up again very quickly, as you've removed not just the rust, but also any surface coatings such as any zinc plating which was previously preventing the nuts from rusting. (There's some stuff on my thread if you want to go geeky doing your own zinc plating)

Impressed that the Lidl impact driver worked well - ;)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by gareth_1912 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:04 pm

Quick oil and filter change . Got 4 litres of new oil in . Old oil thick and black .
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about 3-1/2 to 3-3/4 oil came out . Let drain for about 20 mins until drops stopped . Hope it ok . Just warming up to check again . Image


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

Post by wiggles » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:29 pm

Not RX8 but decided to clean my mum's car for her while she was out. Don't think she has done it in about year!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by akhan48 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:54 pm

binghamf6 wrote:fitted my new front brakes ...

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Post by akhan48 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:07 pm

Quick engine bay clean today.

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

Post by SAS » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:49 pm

Fitted These bad boys, braided brake lines and new brake fluid :P
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by RX8James » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:17 pm

:( :( Said goodbye to it :oops:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Eddie_r32 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:51 pm

SAS wrote:Fitted These bad boys, braided brake lines and new brake fluid :P
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From looking at the pics you may have your anti rattle shims in the wrong place, it looks like you have them in the middle, you want them ideally in the bottom half of the caliper, the two prongs go into the caliper.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by warpc0il » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:00 pm

Clocked-up 76 miles on track at Kirkistown. :)

4th gear synchro now complaining when upshifting above 8k revs. :(

Fine on the way home at roads speeds.

Hoping that gearbox oil change and clutch line bled might sort the 'box but I doubt it. Could have been damage as a result of running Fuchs gear oil for a year before switching back to Redline.

Still don't regret as it's been a great weekend with 22 drivers staying over with us last night - great craic.

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

Post by akhan48 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:04 pm

RX8James wrote::( :( Said goodbye to it :oops:
Oh man... You finally got rid. Did you sell it with or without your Petit exhaust, in the end?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Nickp47 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:39 pm

RX8James wrote::( :( Said goodbye to it :oops:
Sure your new car will make up for it James!

On the flip-side I am the new custodian of the car James sold, just enjoyed an 80 mile drive back in it.

I have to admit to feeling a bit of pressure to keep it in the fantastic condition James has kept it in!
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Post by akhan48 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:42 pm

Congrats Nick, I really wanted James' 8, but he wasn't ready to sell at that time I was looking. Enjoy!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by SAS » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:07 pm

Eddie_r32 wrote:
SAS wrote:Fitted These bad boys, braided brake lines and new brake fluid :P
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From looking at the pics you may have your anti rattle shims in the wrong place, it looks like you have them in the middle, you want them ideally in the bottom half of the caliper, the two prongs go into the caliper.
I just copied where Dan had put the shim is his brake photo, its got to come off anyway, I'm waiting for one to be delivered as my set only came with one, so I had to make this one but the metal is too soft.
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Post by Eddie_r32 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:07 pm

Yea Dan got it wrong :p
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Shagrington » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:22 pm

Congratulations Nick =D> - you have got an absolute bargain there, so no excuses for not keeping it in the same condition. [-X
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