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

Post by warpc0il » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:28 pm

Was the RX8 briefly popular with footballers wives?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Vian » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:30 pm

What, with a boot that size?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by kopite72 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:53 pm

I know for a fact it was popular with female estate agents when they first came out. That didn't last too long though once they found out about the horrific running costs :giggle:
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Post by johnbb99 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:07 pm

Looked at it longingly as I arrived back in the family wagon from a trip to Cardiff where I met somebody selling a p z. I've posted what I know of that in the for sales section.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Vian » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:27 pm

kopite72 wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:53 pm
I know for a fact it was popular with female estate agents when they first came out. That didn't last too long though once they found out about the horrific running costs :giggle:
Someone do a correlation between that group and early engine failures... ;)
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Post by CookieMonster » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:22 pm

Added lower front grille last weekend

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Post by warpc0il » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:21 pm

Good idea and very neat.

Can't help feeling that it would look better in black - but that's just my opinion.
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Post by CookieMonster » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:01 pm

warpc0il wrote:
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Good idea and very neat.

Can't help feeling that it would look better in black - but that's just my opinion.
Thank you, I wanted match as the oil cooler grilles but slightly bigger holes. Will eventually change black grille to chrome so whole front matches
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:02 pm

Made up a site tube for the Mishimoto 2T oil tank and thought "I must have a tidy up in here!
Ha! just did a preview of the post and the tank looks huge but its only a 1ltr jobby.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by graemeS83 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:23 pm

Few mundane jobs, fitted some new wipers (Bosch Aerotwin) and a rear fog light bulb.
Went to replace the passenger door light only to find there was no socket, hmm I thought. Turns out the bulb was working just fine but it was lost behind the door trim and was making the plastic alarmingly hot. Armed with the workshop manual and some plastic trim tools I set about removing the trim to retrieve it, made me nervous trying to prise a few of the clips out in case something broke but all went smoothly. Turns out about the half the fasteners weren't fastened and one of the screws was missing.
All replaced and back on the door.

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

Post by NedKelly » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:48 pm

used code reader for first time as light came up on dash. p0703 cade. thanks to previous posts on here 20mins sorted. third light loom cover taped up, fuses checked, brake light switch checked. SORTED!!! thanks to op for the thread

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

Post by WhelanUK » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:20 pm

Not really what have I done but what I’ve had done.

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

Post by Twistedmonkey » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:40 pm

Started to break her for parts today absolutely gutted ImageImageImage I loved my 8

Just can’t afford another engine right now

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

Post by SAS » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:01 pm

So I gone and bought another one, I now own 2,
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:02 pm

Well done Scott :thumleft:

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Post by AutoGibbon » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:13 pm

Twistedmonkey wrote:Started to break her for parts today absolutely gutted ImageImageImage I loved my 8

Just can’t afford another engine right now

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Shame. Looks like you put some into it as well.
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Post by chriskirkham » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:31 am

Weeping front oil seal and (very well worn) clutch replaced by LC Rotary.ImageImageImage

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Post by delta0 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:12 pm

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Post by exiled--viking » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:17 pm

Got to work on the middle wing of the rear spoiler today (last week)....... today I was fitting the rubber protection shrouds over the springs and control linkage the coverings are made from the wiring loom on the front doors ...... once connected the rear middle wing will be unlocked and the wing will be able to move/adjust under speed will start to operate around 50/60mph and full tilt at around70/80mph I hope ;) its only taken me two years to get the right tension of spring #-o


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springs covered in rubber seal and the control linkage will be housed inside


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this is the correct linkage and is 30mm and extends to 47mm depending on the angle of deflection the top part of the linkage is housed in the upper wing which is hollow :D



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Post by AutoGibbon » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:17 pm

At the risk of outing myself as a fool, what does the active aero do for the car? It's the smaller one between?

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

Post by jondkent » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:32 pm

At that height probably very little, but so what, its sexy :thumleft:

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Post by exiled--viking » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:04 pm

Well this middle active wing and the diffuser in the picture below with some more small mods I hope to achieve a little more stability on the rear end at high speed but we will see never know till you tried ;)


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Post by AutoGibbon » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:41 am

Hope it works!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Neith » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:39 pm

Couple of things over the last few weeks:
- Failed MOT (emissions)
- Replaced cat
- Passed MOT :thumright:
- Cleaned MAF and reset NVRAM
- Replaced ignition leads with MSD ones (Mazda ones were going brittle and not sealing well, probably accelerated the cat failure but was caught early)
- Replaced chrome fuel flap with a standard Galaxy Grey one, looks miles better now. Colour match isn't 100% but still looks better than the horrible chrome one :lol:
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Only thing letting it down now is the corroded blingy chrome wheels. Not sure whether to get them stripped and resprayed silver or whether it'd be cheaper to just buy new wheels.

Also need to join the club properly once I get paid 8)

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:03 pm

Fitted SOHN adaptor and mishimoto tank, what a pig lining up the drive peg!
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