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

Post by New Duke » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:13 pm

Alexpb2401 wrote:
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Attempted to fit the new wheel liner after it got ripped.......took off the remaining of the old wheel liner and discovered the new one doesn't fit ( It did say on the ebay listing it was for an R3)

Search begins for another liner.
Have you tried your local dealer? I got a new rear liner from mine in 2017 for £30. So might be worth asking them.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Neilparry » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:23 pm

Applied a layer of polish,then loaded her onto the trailer ready for Spa next week.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Phil Bate » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:24 am

The cheater's method :D

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:22 am

New Duke wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:13 pm
Alexpb2401 wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:00 pm
Attempted to fit the new wheel liner after it got ripped.......took off the remaining of the old wheel liner and discovered the new one doesn't fit ( It did say on the ebay listing it was for an R3)

Search begins for another liner.
Have you tried your local dealer? I got a new rear liner from mine in 2017 for £30. So might be worth asking them.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Bigblueknight3k » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:59 am

Hello everyone not done much on rx8 been rebuilding a saab hot aero engine

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

Post by johnbb99 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:16 pm

Wouldn't it be easier to work on it when it had cooled down?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Dave2112 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:15 pm

Had Luke Murdoch over to me today to replace clutch and fit white line front drop links. Luke did a great job without any fuss, even though it was like a monsoon this morning. We moved everything to my sister in laws drive as she has a covered car port.
If you need anything doing to your Rx8 that you are not comfortable doing yourself, I can highly recommend Luke.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Yorindesarin » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:11 pm

Picked my car up from my mechanic with the new clutch... Clutch point is so low... I've stalled more than I did when I was learning to drive from how absolutely abismal my old clutch was... Sheesh... The total bill has hurt my bank account to say the least. :(

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

Post by mi60o0 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:53 pm

Plenty of live in that one dave.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by bigpete8 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:53 am

nothing not even driven it :(
Tomorrow though ... new exhaust day!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by johnbb99 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:55 pm

I'll be collecting mine soon from the local garage who've been replacing oil cooler pipes, and the original, rusty sump pan.
Previously, I'd been checking on potential got-chas, and found this thread, which includes a diagram showing the bolt torque as 18.6 - 25.5 Nm:
https://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/v ... p#p1205684
But if you go to our very own online manual for the same topic, you see a different diagram, with a different outline to the sump pan, and the following diagram:
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As you can see, here the torque is stated to be 8.8 - 11.8 Nm
Am I being stupid, and missing something?
If not, my best guess is one is for the S1, and one for the R3, but then which is which?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PeteH » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:08 pm

That picture isn't an RX8 sump. Don't use 25Nm because you will definitely strip out the threads in the aluminium plates, and deform the sump. The correct torque is the one you found in the correct workshop manual.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by johnbb99 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:15 pm

Right. Thanks.
I've got my fingers crossed the garage looked up their own data then! (And ignored the print out that I thought I was being helpful by providing... ☹️)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by johnbb99 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:26 pm

Apparently they applied 'common sense' and since they're pretty experienced that probably means they only used moderate force.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Yorindesarin » Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:42 pm

Gave it a good drive to and from work after not having driven it for the 3ish weeks. Need to get my RRP coils and Magnecor leads in but the weathers pretty P*** poor right now. Won't be long before its ready to hibernate for winter I think.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by bigpete8 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:21 am

Dropped off at garage for new exhaust....
Here's hoping all is well. :shock:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Juey » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:46 pm

Back end tidy up complete.

Dyed the bumpers last month, JDM plate and Grams plate holder installed. Much better :thumleft:
Old plate had to be massive to cover the square hole you get in a JDM bumper #-o
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by bigpete8 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:52 pm

Not as nice as juey's rear but new exhaust fitted.. :D

Actually fitted new shroud last week to replace melted one on rhs, stained both my replacements using boot polish but can't find LHS.. grrrr!
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Post by Vj4sothername » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:15 pm

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

Post by Essex2Visuvesi » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:56 pm

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

Post by gm6cmq » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:42 pm

Juey wrote:
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Back end tidy up complete.

Dyed the bumpers last month, JDM plate and Grams plate holder installed. Much better :thumleft:
Old plate had to be massive to cover the square hole you get in a JDM bumper #-o
Those bumpers look great, Mine are looking a bit grey.
What product did you use on them?

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

Post by Juey » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:05 am

MLM bumper dye, took plenty of coats as my bumpers were a weird blue grey. We'll see how it lasts.
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Use the cloth to apply, the foam applicator makes it go bubbly.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:09 am

Never get bored of looking at your car Julian 8)

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

Post by Juey » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:52 am

...was only thinking the other day that's it's the most beautiful 'thing' I've ever owned. :inlove:

Been wanting a Jag XKR for years, but I just couldn't part with the 8 and no room (or budget, or spousal approval [-X ) for both, so I'll just have to save money and keep the 8. Yes, SAVE money by keeping an RX8 :shock:

...parents were over yesterday and said 'it must have cost you a fortune over the years'....well no, not really, zero depreciation in 5 years and managed to fund most of the mods by way of selling parts/the donor car.

Biggest cost of a different/new car is the depreciation, so yeah, I'm only getting 22mpg, but I only do 5-6000miles a year so no biggy. Sure I could get a new super efficient car that gets 50-70mpg, but it'll lose thousands a year in depreciation so really no point......and a Jag would only do 20mpg too so no change on that either.....but 500bhp would clearly be nice 8)
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