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

Post by PaulAV » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:12 pm

Fitted japspeed rear toe control arms today, the bolts were seized solid, even with drilling one was easy the other was a pain (the one that was a pain was because i drilled it too well and I still had a wall of metal around the drill hole, the easy one was a little off center and had blown through the wall, so released easier) those suspension arms are scary, so rusted there couldn't be much left to them.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by mi60o0 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:14 pm

For the last few weeks I just drive the rex
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Scartlead » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:16 pm

PaulAV wrote:
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Fitted japspeed rear toe control arms today, the bolts were seized solid, even with drilling one was easy the other was a pain (the one that was a pain was because i drilled it too well and I still had a wall of metal around the drill hole, the easy one was a little off center and had blown through the wall, so released easier) those suspension arms are scary, so rusted there couldn't be much left to them.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PaulAV » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:23 pm

The new arms are fine, they are more substantial than the standard arms, yet to drive the car as I just did a basic alignment with a straight edge across the wheel and measured the gap between straight edge and body,
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by mrspiller » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:00 pm

PaulAV wrote:The new arms are fine, they are more substantial than the standard arms, yet to drive the car as I just did a basic alignment with a straight edge across the wheel and measured the gap between straight edge and body,
Try using a thin string line / fishing wire from front wheel to back wheel - that should give you a better indication Image


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Post by simonweb » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:20 pm

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

Post by mi60o0 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:26 pm

simonweb wrote:
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+10BHP!Image

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Where from you get this one
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by SeeJay » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:23 pm

Shiny new Varta E23 battery fitted :thumright:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by kopite72 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:25 pm

NIce Chris,fitted the same a few weeks ago,excellent battery,the thing is a beast :rambo:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by simonweb » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:28 pm

mi60o0 wrote:
simonweb wrote:
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+10BHP!Image

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Google `Mazda "Batman" Logo` and you'll find something!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by SeeJay » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:31 pm

My third in six years of ownership,Ian.. I replace every two years ;)
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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 ChrisHolmes » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:15 pm

SeeJay wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:31 pm
My third in six years of ownership,Ian.. I replace every two years ;)
Puzzled by this as the Varta E23 batteries seem to carry a 4 year warranty https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/sho ... r-battery/
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:03 am

SeeJay wrote:
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My third in six years of ownership,Ian.. I replace every two years ;)
Fair dos, but *why* do you replace every 2 years?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by warpc0il » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:21 am

I "replaced" the Bosch battery in my Alfa after only 2½ years, because it wouldn't hold its charge.

I suspect that this was my fault as I'd allowed it to go totally flat, twice, after not realising that my battery conditioner defaulted to Off after power cuts.

Anyway, it was replaced under the 4-year warranty.

Were these Varta "replacements" also under warranty?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by jondkent » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:41 am

20 brake stomp last night, and gave it 15 mins at idle, to see if that would sort out p301 error as I can't find anything else at fault. Seems (fingers crossed) to have done the trick, plus I'd swear it's performance has improved.

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

Post by Nickp47 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:58 pm

Bit of plasti dipping , not used it before, found removing the excess to be rather frustrating as it kept catching the bits I wanted to remain.
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Post by qwakers » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:59 pm

i started it :D BRappy Brapness!

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

Post by warpc0il » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:12 pm

Nickp47 wrote:
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Bit of plasti dipping , not used it before, found removing the excess to be rather frustrating as it kept catching the bits I wanted to remain.
I like the effect.

A good trick I found when doing badges etc is to degrease the area, badge and paintwork with IPA or Tec7 Universal Cleaner, allow to dry and then apply some silicon oil spray using a cotton bud to the paintwork, avoiding the edge of the badge.

The plastidip then sticks like sh*t to the badge and hardly at all to the paint.

Spray at least three light coats and let dry before you attempt to remove.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PaulAV » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:32 pm

Received my hardrace rear camber arms today, will be fitting them at the weekend, hopefully along with my newly ordered Ryan rotary High flow cat. Need to get the killer cat off sooner rather than later.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by goodeggbob » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:43 pm

seems like your car is having all its birthdays at the same time, runaway beemers are not so bad after all,good luck,rob.
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:58 am

Nickp47 wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Bit of plasti dipping , not used it before, found removing the excess to be rather frustrating as it kept catching the bits I wanted to remain.

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Looks good. How long did you wait before peeling? I find it's much easier to peel if left for a day (looks daft for said day, sure) as the dip itself cures properly and 'tightens'. You can then peel with a greater degree of care around the parts you wish to keep :thumleft:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Nickp47 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:23 am

Dr. FrankenRex wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:58 am
Nickp47 wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Bit of plasti dipping , not used it before, found removing the excess to be rather frustrating as it kept catching the bits I wanted to remain.

C0BDDD45-5E9E-4116-B575-FDE0098B8614.jpeg
Looks good. How long did you wait before peeling? I find it's much easier to peel if left for a day (looks daft for said day, sure) as the dip itself cures properly and 'tightens'. You can then peel with a greater degree of care around the parts you wish to keep :thumleft:
Ah, that’s probably where I went wrong then, being impatient I only waited for a short while after the last coat.
I still have have the rear badges to do so with a combination of the advice from yourself and Warpcoil I should be able to make a better job of it. :thumright:

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

Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:36 am

It's all trial and error really, but it's a nice quick way of changing the look of bits. You can run some glossifier over it if you'd rather a gloss finish, but mileage varies quite drastically in my experience with that...
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