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

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

Post by Eddie_r32 » Sat May 19, 2018 3:10 pm

Gave her a clean (when i should be mowing my lawn)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by qwakers » Sat May 19, 2018 3:28 pm

jondkent wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 3:06 pm
Very tempted, though how the hell I'm gonna get the old ones out without extreme violence I don't know
he probably used either silicone or stikaflex, so good luck with that.., they put entire cars together with stikaflex (lotus elise and vauxhall vx220 anyone) so its going to be BF&I im afraid...

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

Post by warpc0il » Sat May 19, 2018 3:32 pm

jondkent wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 2:58 pm
Whenever they did they also lost the passenger side metal cover somehow, which must have taken skill #-o
There isn't a metal cover on the passenger side, or even on the drivers side on the very early UK cars, or JDM.

The metal cover was added from 2004, as part of the Thatcham security requirements, to stop someone getting to the back of the boot lock by smashing through the drivers side light unit.
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Post by jondkent » Sat May 19, 2018 4:06 pm

Ah interesting, didn't know that. Assumed as one side did other would. Learn something new every day

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

Post by Brimfull » Sat May 19, 2018 6:03 pm

Cleaned and 're oiled (sparingly) my pipercross air filter and give the airflow sensor a good clean

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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun May 20, 2018 7:14 pm

Probably refitted them using silicone which will never bridge! I used non setting roofing mastic on mine but have yet to test the result by trying to remove the lights!
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Post by johnbb99 » Sun May 20, 2018 8:48 pm

Took mine for a short trip to visit a fellow club member with a slightly (we hope!) broken grey 05 plate.
If the problems turn out to be minor then I think he's picked up a bargain. It has PZ door mirrors and spoiler and standard Mazda wheels but in grey which suit the car very nicely.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by MightyCondor » Sun May 20, 2018 11:38 pm

Finally cleaned the significant bug splatter from my windscreen. Also treated the car to a post Pembrey oil and filter change and replaced a side light bulb whilst I was feeling productive...

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

Post by CookieMonster » Mon May 21, 2018 11:17 am

Got the drivers airbag and fuel pump recalls sorted at the weekend, fitted Racing Beats radiator protectors and painted covers under the bonnet so a productive weekend.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Mon May 21, 2018 1:17 pm

Well yesterday at Pembrey technically. First track day since I ported and rebuilt the motor 1500 miles ago. Pleased immensely that it all held together and ran faultlessly, well if I ignore the slight coolant blow off that is, but it was a very hot day.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by mrspiller » Mon May 21, 2018 1:33 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:Well yesterday at Pembrey technically. First track day since I ported and rebuilt the motor 1500 miles ago. Pleased immensely that it all held together and ran faultlessly, well if I ignore the slight coolant blow off that is, but it was a very hot day.
Yes fair play Chris the car pulled really well , nice flames too


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Post by Bex » Mon May 21, 2018 1:59 pm

Today I am making the paint I decided to throw on my car yesterday go all shiney and glossy and flip different colours, ready for a show at the weekend...
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Post by Goobie » Mon May 21, 2018 3:48 pm

Oh the joy of a long bolt suspension head snapping clean off with no space to get a drill etc in. That’s four hours of my life I won’t get back! Got it off and out tho, haha.
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Post by mrspiller » Mon May 21, 2018 6:00 pm

took it apart for a change ImageImageImage


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Post by ChrisHolmes » Mon May 21, 2018 8:44 pm

mrspiller wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 1:33 pm
ChrisHolmes wrote:Well yesterday at Pembrey technically. First track day since I ported and rebuilt the motor 1500 miles ago. Pleased immensely that it all held together and ran faultlessly, well if I ignore the slight coolant blow off that is, but it was a very hot day.
Yes fair play Chris the car pulled really well , nice flames too


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Post by mrspiller » Mon May 21, 2018 8:50 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:
mrspiller wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 1:33 pm
ChrisHolmes wrote:Well yesterday at Pembrey technically. First track day since I ported and rebuilt the motor 1500 miles ago. Pleased immensely that it all held together and ran faultlessly, well if I ignore the slight coolant blow off that is, but it was a very hot day.
Yes fair play Chris the car pulled really well , nice flames too


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No "Flaming" photos of me though!
I can vouch , mostly from the drivers side but loads .


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Post by ChrisHolmes » Mon May 21, 2018 9:01 pm

Did you have your camera on?
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Post by wiggles » Mon May 21, 2018 9:05 pm

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Post by mrspiller » Mon May 21, 2018 9:09 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:Did you have your camera on?
Nope , sorry , have a look at you tube over the next few days , I’m sure someone will post up soon ..... I was so busy with steering and brakes I forgot to put it on .i was probably the minority without a go pro . Neil And I were talking earlier , it always seems to be the last thing we remember, Normally the night before


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

Post by Neilparry » Mon May 21, 2018 10:12 pm

Just booked castle Combe on June 4th £99
With opentrack.

Anyone else doing it??


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Post by mrspiller » Mon May 21, 2018 10:20 pm

Neilparry wrote:Just booked castle Combe on June 4th £99
With opentrack.

Anyone else doing it??ImageImage


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Post by MightyCondor » Mon May 21, 2018 10:26 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:
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Did you have your camera on?
I did :twisted: Got a nice long video following you Chris. Will post it up once I've successfully got the overlays added!
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Mon May 21, 2018 11:30 pm

That would be great Alan.

I must find some time to go through the 40 laps of video that I have of various people
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Post by exiled--viking » Tue May 22, 2018 8:04 pm

well off to Peterborough tomorrow modded rear end and exhaust pods to the sprayers.... spent the last few nights getting the kit ready so I hope to have the bitch back on the road by 2 second week July ;) a full month early :lol: :lol: just waiting for Waterjet to send me my exhaust pod mods back and then some carbon dip to do also made the linkage and rubber covers for the linkage to operate the middle wing on my rear spoiler wing......post a finished picture later the photo below just shows the centre wing in a locked position once the items have been fitted the middle wing will be free to move with the air flow :lol:


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Post by mrspiller » Tue May 22, 2018 8:34 pm

exiled--viking wrote:well off to Peterborough tomorrow modded rear end and exhaust pods to the sprayers.... spent the last few nights getting the kit ready so I hope to have the bitch back on the road by 2 second week July ;) a full month early :lol: :lol: just waiting for Waterjet to send me my exhaust pod mods back and then some carbon dip to do also made the linkage and rubber covers for the linkage to operate the middle wing on my rear spoiler wing......post a finished picture later the photo below just shows the centre wing in a locked position once the items have been fitted the middle wing will be free to move with the air flow :lol:


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