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

Post by SprintRX8 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:28 am

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

Post by V8 Power » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:45 am

ChrisHolmes wrote:
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Haven’t finished sorting the old one yet! Going over to Fergus on friday
Chris
Did you manage to work out what the root cause was for your engine failure?
I don't remember seeing a conclusion (could have missed it though)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by benedwards64 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:21 am

Not today, but this weekend just gone:

Replaced clutch and flywheel with 6-paddle clutch and lightweight flywheel/counterweight (that was a fun job....)
Fitted uprated ARBs we've had floating around for months
Booked Brands Hatch on the 15th Feb :D

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:42 pm

V8 Power wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:45 am
ChrisHolmes wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:50 pm
Haven’t finished sorting the old one yet! Going over to Fergus on friday
Chris
Did you manage to work out what the root cause was for your engine failure?
I don't remember seeing a conclusion (could have missed it though)
Insufficiently chamfered port edges seems the prime suspect also a misfiring 585 or two causing d feeding carbon build up plus fuel wash too so several issues but mai oh down to me!
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Post by V8 Power » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:54 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:42 pm
V8 Power wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:45 am
ChrisHolmes wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:50 pm
Haven’t finished sorting the old one yet! Going over to Fergus on friday
Chris
Did you manage to work out what the root cause was for your engine failure?
I don't remember seeing a conclusion (could have missed it though)
Insufficiently chamfered port edges seems the prime suspect also a misfiring 585 or two causing d feeding carbon build up plus fuel wash too so several issues but mai oh down to me!
At least you had a go at the rebuild yourself, you should be proud of yourself for that 8)
We learn by these things, next time hey :)
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Post by Luke0611 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:46 am

Sprung a coolant leak with the car sideways last night. What do I do now?

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Post by bigpete8 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:26 pm

On her 11th birthday treat her to a tank full of fuel and some more oil before she goes to dealer tomorrow for airbag recall.
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Post by 13Black » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:34 pm

Luke0611 wrote:
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Sprung a coolant leak with the car sideways last night. What do I do now?

Fix de coolant leak and do moer sideways :thumright:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:03 pm

How about buying your RX some brilliant Mintex 1144 disc pads ideal for fast road and track use and a better price than Yellow Stuff and Hawk too.

Details of the group buy are here viewtopic.php?f=144&t=78927
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Post by mrspiller » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:08 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:How about buying your RX some brilliant Mintex 1144 disc pads ideal for fast road and track use and a better price than Yellow Stuff and Hawk too.

Details of the group buy are here viewtopic.php?f=144&t=78927
Are they really better than the hawk ones ?
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Post by 13Black » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:16 pm

Price, Wayne :P
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Post by mrspiller » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:17 pm

13Black wrote:Price, Wayne :P
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Post by 13Black » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:20 pm

Hawk do quite a few pads but I assume he means the HPS ones.

The Mintex set works out about £30 cheaper for a set F+R.
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:27 pm

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Post by bigpete8 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:48 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:03 pm
How about buying your RX some brilliant Mintex 1144 disc pads ideal for fast road and track use and a better price than Yellow Stuff and Hawk too.

Details of the group buy are here viewtopic.php?f=144&t=78927
Each to their own but they aren't road legal (though neither is a decat) 😁
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Post by 13Black » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:55 pm

Basically no aftermarket parts are road legal, but there we go.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by johnbb99 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:33 am

'scuse my ignorance, but
In what way are the mintex pads not road legal?
And
Nick, are you saying that anything that isn't OEM is not strictly legal?
and would somebody please tell me how the mintex pads differ from standard ones for ordinary road use.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Humane-Hobgoblin » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:45 am

What did I do today to my RX8?

I played in the snow!

When I say play, I mean struggle for traction EVERYWHERE and took 40 minutes to drive a 15 minute commute.

Safe to say she’ll be parked up as much as possible this weekend!


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Post by bigpete8 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:14 am

Second pic in the group buy. Look at the small print. 🤔
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Post by 13Black » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:15 am

JohnBB

A lot of parts such as coilovers will say that they're not for use on public highway.
Something about not being tested for it and getting a certific8 to prove that they're suitible.

That's not to say that they'd fail, but it's extra costs and they want to cover their backs in case some dipsh** has a crash and wants to blame it on something other than their own terrible driving.

Insurance companies could I suppose make a big deal about this, and I'll bet money that they insure cars with these parts fitted knowingly... but I'm not aware of them leveraging this against owners in a claim on the regular.
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Post by bigpete8 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:32 am

As predicted cancelled appointment for recall work and left her languishing covered in snow
(though we have since had Lightning, thunder and hail)
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:36 am

bigpete8 wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:48 pm
ChrisHolmes wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:03 pm
How about buying your RX some brilliant Mintex 1144 disc pads ideal for fast road and track use and a better price than Yellow Stuff and Hawk too.

Details of the group buy are here viewtopic.php?f=144&t=78927
Each to their own but they aren't road legal (though neither is a decat) 😁
No performance pad is road legal as far as I know but that did not stop the huge market for Hawk, BC, Ferodo, am inter etc;
It us also true that sports specification coil overs are not legal and this is all because they have been subject to the approval tests which are expensive.
if aftermarket parts are equivalent to the OE parts then they are legal on the road, if this was not the case there would be no independent parts motor factors or high street parts shops.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by V8 Power » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:45 am

EBC (Yellowstuff) are R90 approved so good for road
As previously stated though it is probably just a case of the manufacturer not going to the expense of type approval. We all know how good 1144's are but it is worth people being aware so they can make informed decisions.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by johnbb99 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:48 am

bigpete8 wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:14 am
Second pic in the group buy. Look at the small print. 🤔
Ok, fair play, I hadn't read that. Nor did I expect to need to!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:54 am

V8 Power wrote:EBC (Yellowstuff) are R90 approved so good for road
Am on my 4th set (f&r) of Yellowstuff on the GT86 and can't fault them :thumleft:


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