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

Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:57 pm

People are as obsessed with hitting the beep as much are they are with compression results :p

No need to hit the beep on every journey :)

A thorough thrash once a week,when the engine oil is fully up to temperature,will suffice IMO :thumleft:

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

Post by Scartlead » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:30 pm

Almost as much as the obsession with honda owners and V tech. :)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Brimfull » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:39 am

Removed the standard cat and replaced it with a high flow cat. Makes the exhaust note alot more raspy and the engine revs much more freely.

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

Post by Dazza44 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:44 pm

3k oil and filter change

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

Post by PaulAV » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:16 pm

Fitted racing beat intake duct, took about 45 minutes.

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

Post by AutoGibbon » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:05 pm

Today was a big day for my dear rx. Poor thing had been choking and sputtering everywhere we went. The culprit? A truly terrible exhaust that came attached to the car when I bought it. :-({|=

Up on the trusty race ramps :)

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That crack in the muffler was making it sound like a tambourine, a trumpet, and an elephant all at the same time. And in general it's just a bad piece of kit!

Ryan Rotary Performance to the rescue, with a full stainless resonated 200cpi cat and cat back system:

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Fitting the new system was a breeze. It sounds and drives so much better now! Low down in the rev range it hums gently (if you can discipline your right foot), and f :censored: ing screams like murder when it should :twisted: ! There used to be a massive crack of a pop before, which has turned into a more refined "popple" of sorts. Nice burbles and the little triple mini pops are clearly heard, and I love it.

The best part, though, is the improved response and eagerness it has now. Feels like it's always ready to let rip, and there's no bad time to stomp the pedal. It's so much smoother. It was a fun drive before, but we now have achieved rotary nirvana!

So yeah, pretty chuffed! :D

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

Post by V8 Power » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:13 pm

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

Post by AutoGibbon » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:55 pm

Yes V8 it is. I'm such a happy boy now :D
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by SeeJay » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:32 am

Looks very smart,Andy :thumleft:

Now you just need to get back underneath,and give the subframe and suspension arms a nice coat of POR-15 chassis paint ;)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Scartlead » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:54 am

That exhaust must have been mental loud!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Markl17 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:55 pm

Been to my local car meet this morning,second Sunday of the month.it was a really good turnout with a big verity of cars and bikes,as usual mine was the only rotary.
The French are big car fans,especially old English cars
Nice weather,good coffee and good friends.
Perfect.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by njkmr » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:59 pm

Any pics of the wheels on your RX8 ?
They look good from the little I can see.
Looks a nice chilled out meet there.

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Post by Markl17 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:11 pm

If you look in the stormy blue section there are pics from the side.
Meet is organized by a local cafe owner if you take your car the coffee is free.

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

Post by njkmr » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:59 pm

Done a bit of track day preparation ,ready for Anglesey on 6th Sept.
Greased the steering Knuckle, raised the rear suspension up a few millimetres as the car had been grounding out a little ,even scraping the chassis a bit over speed bumps etc. Checked front pads as they had been a bit pitted but they seem to have smoothed out a bit with a bit of vigorous braking . I was going to put my new ones on but will take them to track day just in case the old ones crack up. They have almost as much material on as the new ones so im thinking they will be ok. Checked oil, water etc and all is good.
Fitted a new starter that I had had in the garage for a few months. Fixed my real led boot light as the resistor had burnt out and it works again.
Think were ready to go now and all set for the 6th.
Looking forward to it as I have not done this track before.

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Re: 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 mi60o0 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:50 pm

Done yesterday but fitted Pettit cat back racing beat double resonated decat also catch can and air pump delete when I see the state of the two nuts for the pipe that come out from the mani I wanted to cry rusted so I tap the pipe at the top xD Essex rotary plate work fine and reuse the cooper gasket need to order round nut removing set
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by joshm25 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:59 pm

1000 mile oil and filter change after rebuild and fitted RR d585 coils and leads

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

Post by Rotary Potato » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:20 pm

Not me ... but Rotary Revs.

Finished it. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

10 weeks and 1 day after it arrived, my car is ready for collection.

Unfortunately, it's been there so long that the MOT expired about 3 weeks ago, so looks like I'll have to pay to get it collected.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PeteH » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:25 pm

That's great news. Can you book it in for an MOT somewhere near RR, and just drive it there when you pick the car up? If it passes you can drive it home, and if it doesn't you can drop it back to Ben for whatever needs doing (I know, but you'll be a paying customer this time....)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Dazza44 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:26 pm

thats good news huw,just out curiosity what failed on the car?,
and why dont you get car moted on way back(as im sure thats allowed).

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Post by Rotary Potato » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:40 pm

I know the car needs a few bits, and have purchased them & got them here. Now maybe Mr MOT tester might not fail it on them, but I'd rather fit them all prior to putting it in for a test.

I've just been caught out by how long this has taken. I was expecting it to take 2-3 weeks, then I'd have the same to do the work and MOT it. Unfortunately that hasn't been the case, and I don't wanna chance it with some known maybefails ... so most sensible option seems to be to get it recovered here, I do the work and then MOT it. If nothing else, I feel more in control of timescales doing it that way.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by wiggles » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:43 pm

Took it for MOT and it passed 😁
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Rotary Potato » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:52 pm

Dazza44 wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:26 pm
thats good news huw,just out curiosity what failed on the car?,
and why dont you get car moted on way back(as im sure thats allowed).

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Hi Dazza,

A side seal failed on the rebuild within the warrenty period, so RR sorted it.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Scartlead » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:43 pm

Rotary Potato wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:52 pm
Dazza44 wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:26 pm
thats good news huw,just out curiosity what failed on the car?,
and why dont you get car moted on way back(as im sure thats allowed).

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Hi Dazza,

A side seal failed on the rebuild within the warrenty period, so RR sorted it.
Glad to hear you’re sorted. Running in will no doubt feel like an age.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by kopite72 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:49 pm

Delighted you have her back Huw,all's well that ends well :D Get her through the MOT and you can really get to enjoy it, happy days Huw 8)
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