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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:46 pm

SeeJay wrote:
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ChrisHolmes wrote:
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Drove it to Japfest Donington, parked it on the stand, opened all the doors and bonnet and completely diverted attention away from SeeJay's R3..
Damn you,sir :!: ;) :lol:
I didn't like to mention that! A lot were looking at your car too SeeJay, just not as many!!! LOL
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:20 pm

Topped up the SOHN 2 stroke after the return drive to Donnington. Changing gear at 4 to 4500rpm cruising at 4000rpm (70mph) with 245/35x18s so no full throttle or high revs to have the ECU increase the OMP feed rate yet the top up was 250ml for the 180 mile trip.
Is this excessive or expected for the supercharged engine?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by SeeJay » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:26 pm

1/4 litre after that mileage seems excessive,but I have no frame of reference for an FI engine.

Maybe get MazdaEdit hooked up,and see if the OMP's been 'overclocked' ;) :?:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Dentist » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:03 pm

Replaced the expansion/ reservoir water bottle with one from other car. the level sensor issue.
all around sport disk brake&pads changed which one the back disks having very bad crack and front left is over engaged :(((
new coil packs fitted and finally can hearing the engine working smoothly for first time despite a tiny random miss fire
which hidden to ecu and untrained ears.... needs oscilloscope.

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

Post by Dentist » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:07 pm

finally got time to up few pics

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hard wiring of insurance bug
yellow to black is clock active

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ghetto wiring to always on the power plug and extra hard wire


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front dicks, any idea about brand ?


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the rear ones, I have no idea what so ever who it cracked, normally heat shock is causes but this looks like physical force, hammered ?? ? I'll
post more pics when I replace it. they've been on car for 35 mil only and previous car less than 500 mil


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are these fender strands are universal ?
even on correct order RU RL they don't sit properly on the fender.

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on going project, prototype
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38k milage and I feel guilty to drive it, 05 plate 231
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and great shortcut is to clamp pipes. for upper radiator pipe cause it is so notorious to crack I cut hose then remove oem clamp
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by warpc0il » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:34 am

Strakes have been bolted through the wrong holes in the grill.
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Post by bigpete8 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:50 am

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:12 pm

Have you checked with your insurer regarding opening the box and altering the wiring? Doing so may actually be classed as tampering with the unit and thus make your insurance invalid. The unit is probably designed to activate when the ignition is turned on and will switch off automatically when the ignition is switched off. Thus it is active when you are driving and on standby when your not driving. When driving it probably logs your location, speed, acceleration G, cornering G and braking G thus tracking your driving style versus parameters set by the insurance company.
The above are all assumptions but worth checking because if you do have an accident, or someone drives into you then you don't want to find out then that your insurance is invalid.
Also does the unit actually transmit any data directly to the insurers?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:15 pm

Dentist wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:07 pm
finally got time to up few pics

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hard wiring of insurance bug
yellow to black is clock active

Image

Image


Image
ghetto wiring to always on the power plug and extra hard wire


Image
front dicks, any idea about brand ?


Image
the rear ones, I have no idea what so ever who it cracked, normally heat shock is causes but this looks like physical force, hammered ?? ? I'll
post more pics when I replace it. they've been on car for 35 mil only and previous car less than 500 mil


Image
are these fender strands are universal ?
even on correct order RU RL they don't sit properly on the fender.

Image
on going project, prototype
Image

38k milage and I feel guilty to drive it, 05 plate 231
Image


and great shortcut is to clamp pipes. for upper radiator pipe cause it is so notorious to crack I cut hose then remove oem clamp
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Have you checked with your insurer regarding opening the box and altering the wiring? Doing so may actually be classed as tampering with the unit and thus make your insurance invalid. The liable looks damaged and may well be a security tell tale over some screws.
The unit is probably designed to activate when the ignition is turned on and will switch off automatically when the ignition is switched off. Thus it is active when you are driving and on standby when your not driving. When driving it probably logs your location, speed, acceleration G, cornering G and braking G thus tracking your driving style versus parameters set by the insurance company.
The above are all assumptions but worth checking because if you do have an accident, or someone drives into you then you don't want to find out then that your insurance is invalid because the recorder has been opened up!
Also does the unit actually transmit any data directly to the insurers?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:17 pm

Dentist wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:07 pm
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hard wiring of insurance bug
yellow to black is clock active

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That says rechargeable, as in battery powered, so surely it doesn't need an always on power supply as it will charge up when you're driving? Or have I missed something?

Also, this is the page of their website, you're supposed to return the box after - so I'm fairly sure they wouldn't approve of any modifications to the device...
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Post by bigpete8 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:36 pm

With something like this whats to stop you (other than its fraudulent) putting it in your Grans car for her to tootle down the shows once a week outside of peak hours at 10 MPH instead of your own car?
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Post by Ainmhidh » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:26 pm

I suppose they might want to compare GPS recorded distance against speedo distance?
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Post by MarkG M3CP » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:32 pm

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Post by Scartlead » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:40 pm

Drove it :) Awesome machine, forgotten how good they are. Quick q on temps. Now its a hot day and going around town, was getting 90-95c on the water temp and 80-85c on the oil temps. Take they're ok?
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Post by Yorindesarin » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:52 pm

Those temps are perfectly within range.

Today's plans for me, log a drive to get data on this weird rev issue that now includes over revving when going up the gears.. Change into 5th from 4th press throttle lightly pings to 5k rpm then drops to 4k.. Really odd. Since its a nice day I'm also going to compression test it if I can get the eccentric shaft sensor unplugged!
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Post by bigpete8 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:19 pm

Clutch on its way out?
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Post by Yorindesarin » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:35 pm

I was actually considering that the other day. And it might just make sense? Would be kinda nice if it was that even though I cant really afford a new clutch right this second... Id rather that than an engine issue though... At least then I could also sort the gearbox up to a standard Im happy with.

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

Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:58 pm

bigpete8 wrote:
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With something like this whats to stop you (other than its fraudulent) putting it in your Grans car for her to tootle down the shows once a week outside of peak hours at 10 MPH instead of your own car?
Quite simply, if you have an accident and 'your' car is at home based on their black box then your insurance will be revoked. Best case means you wouldn't get paid out on your insurance if you make a claim, worst case means you are liable for the amount of damage caused to a third party (vehicles, personal injuries etc.) and the police add insurance fraud and driving without insurance to the list of potential conversation topics ;)

I'm obviously describing the worst case scenarios, but to summarise, what you've suggested is both illegal and dangerous.

(Yes, I know some people break the law with cars - no front plate, running a decat etc. - but if you're going to that much effort to reduce your insurance costs, you may as well go the full hog and not insure your car... Which I 100% do not recommend or endorse, obviously.)
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:59 pm

Yorindesarin wrote:
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Since its a nice day I'm also going to compression test it if I can get the eccentric shaft sensor unplugged!
Wat?

No need to unplug the E-shaft sensor... Just pull the fuel pump fuse.
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Post by Yorindesarin » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:03 pm

Oh? The tester says to undo the eshaft sensor as well as pull the fuel pump fuse. I feel lied to in every way. But good to know for when I do actually go and retest the compression... Decided not to do it in the end today and ended up going for a small fun drive with someone else in the car before letting them have a go to see if they could see the rev behaviour I've been having. No dice though.

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Post by bigpete8 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:14 pm

Dr. FrankenRex wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:58 pm
bigpete8 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:36 pm
With something like this whats to stop you (other than its fraudulent) putting it in your Grans car for her to tootle down the shows once a week outside of peak hours at 10 MPH instead of your own car?
Quite simply, if you have an accident and 'your' car is at home based on their black box then your insurance will be revoked. Best case means you wouldn't get paid out on your insurance if you make a claim, worst case means you are liable for the amount of damage caused to a third party (vehicles, personal injuries etc.) and the police add insurance fraud and driving without insurance to the list of potential conversation topics ;)

I'm obviously describing the worst case scenarios, but to summarise, what you've suggested is both illegal and dangerous.

(Yes, I know some people break the law with cars - no front plate, running a decat etc. - but if you're going to that much effort to reduce your insurance costs, you may as well go the full hog and not insure your car... Which I 100% do not recommend or endorse, obviously.)
Yes I started with it being fraudulent. ;)
And wasn't actually suggesting anyone should do it.

I'm lucky enough (and old enough 🙄) not to require telematics....
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Post by nightfire10 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:36 pm

Dr. FrankenRex wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:59 pm
Yorindesarin wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:52 pm
Since its a nice day I'm also going to compression test it if I can get the eccentric shaft sensor unplugged!
Wat?

No need to unplug the E-shaft sensor... Just pull the fuel pump fuse.
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Post by qwakers » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:45 pm

Dr. FrankenRex wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:59 pm
Yorindesarin wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:52 pm
Since its a nice day I'm also going to compression test it if I can get the eccentric shaft sensor unplugged!
Wat?

No need to unplug the E-shaft sensor... Just pull the fuel pump fuse.
you need to pull the e shaft sensor too or you get weird results (certainly on the testers bought in the group buy)
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Post by Yorindesarin » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:49 pm

I have the uh RCT V5 I think. Which has the instruction to unplug the ESS at least Im pretty sure it did. Which was an absolute struggle when I compression tested it last time.

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Post by warpc0il » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:32 pm

It should be sufficient just to floor the accelerator while performing the compression test, as this triggers "deflood mode" cutting both fuel and sparks, which it certainty does on my '04.

Others have suggested that the ignition still fires in deflood mode on their car, but no one has reported the results of an actual test - just "I think..."
It does require an assistant to press the accelerator but it's waaay easier than messing about with the ESS connector.
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