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

Post by Honkytonk » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:46 pm

Castrol Power 1 Racing 2t is what I use as my premix :thumleft:

My battery was fitted by someone who did not remove the transit plugs. The result is gross and I will take a picture next time I'm nearby of the vomitous excretia it's puked out.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by warpc0il » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:01 pm

Aston showed me an 8 he had in the workshop at Essex Rotary. The battery had split, leaving the tray and front sub-member with massive holes from the acid burn.

I assumed that it had been run/charged unvented but that wasn't the problem.
It had been allowed to go flat over the winter and then frozen solid, bursting the case.
A fully charged battery can go down to seriously cold temperatures without freezing but a flat battery can freeze at as little as -5C.

That said, any stuff that escapes from a fully charged battery is a lot more acidic than from a flat battery.

My VFR750 had a AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery fitted from new, and these really are sealed-for-life and unvented.
That was great until the voltage regular went AWOL (as they had a habit of doing) and the battery case swelled so much that I couldn't get it out of the holder. Luckily it didn't leak.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by zippyonline » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:40 am

warpc0il wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:01 pm
Aston showed me an 8 he had in the workshop at Essex Rotary. The battery had split, leaving the tray and front sub-member with massive holes from the acid burn.
Yarp – been there…! (Before I could weld too)

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So onto the crossmember. I couldn't weld at the time (nor did I own a welder), and drilling out spot welds etc. was all new to me. I got some practice on the good condition crossmember from BigPete who cut one out of a breaker car.
Inside my engine bay, I drained the cooling system, got the coolant pipes and expansion tank out of the way and carefully set about drilling out the crossmember.

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With that out, I treated the bottom half of the crossmember to some Bilth Hamber Hydrate 80 rust converter, then prepped the metal for welding. I roped a friend from work in to weld the replacement crossmember in providing I did all the prep - I then zinc primed it all, top coat and then filled the insides with BH Dynax S-50 anti corrosion cavity wax. Hopefully that's that bit sorted then. Image

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:47 pm

Removed the front bumper which I ripped off last weekend due to having an extra block on the wedges to raise the front wheels for jacking. Repaired the broken sections around the side marker lights but it really requires the more serious repair doing and the arch liners and undertray re aligning.
Anyway, it’s on and solid so it’s ok for now.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by johnbb99 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:48 pm

I'd like to buy a 13mm spanner like this, but a bit more substantial;-
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If you google cranked, angled, or offset you get anything but this.
Any suggestions what to ask for?
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:53 pm

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

Post by warpc0il » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:10 pm

Could you use a crowfoot?

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Post by johnbb99 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:12 pm

Chris, that looks to me like it's straight. :(
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Post by johnbb99 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:18 pm

Dave, probably, but it would be way OTT (at least at the prices I've seen). It's for the nut that locks the pressure sensors onto the tyre valve.
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Post by johnbb99 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:19 pm

Dave, probably, but it would be way OTT (at least at the prices I've seen). It's for the nut that locks the pressure sensors onto the tyre valve.
John -- giving some TLC to a 2006 Winning Blue 231. Mouse Mat Mod & LED sidelights. Fitted the Rotary Revs Coil kit. PZ suspension and Sohn kit fitted. Now have replaced the rusty sump with a new one, and the oil coolers and pipes with tidy used ones.

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Post by johnbb99 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:32 pm

The first crowfoots I saw were around £30, but having found them at about £6, I'll go for that. Thanks Dave.
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Post by Yorindesarin » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:13 pm

Swapped the cabin filters out... Was definitely wayyy over due! My parrot system keeps turning itself on and off again which is irritating... Really need to take it out and put my other stereo and a better bluetooth/SD card system in. (Not a fan of the parrot).

Also took the measurements of where I'm going to build the shed for wintering the car today. :)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by warpc0il » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:18 pm

That "sootiness" on the filter might be active carbon, used in some filters to absorb smells, or just dirt...
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Post by exiled--viking » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:27 pm

johnbb99 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:48 pm
I'd like to buy a 13mm spanner like this, but a bit more substantial;-

TPMS spanner.jpg

If you google cranked, angled, or offset you get anything but this.
Any suggestions what to ask for?
try a longer 13 mm Ring spanner cut out the section not needed and heat the spanner up and bend it to the required angle ;) job done
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Yorindesarin » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:29 pm

warpc0il wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:18 pm
That "sootiness" on the filter might be active carbon, used in some filters to absorb smells, or just dirt...
Probably active carbon Id imagine the new filters were pretty similar in colour. But the amount of debris makes me thinks they havent been done in a while! See if it helps with the misting issue.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by V8 Power » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:08 pm

They may have only been in for 12months, they get debris in them very quickly
Peripheral Ported intake and exhaust
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Post by mi60o0 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:11 pm

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:16 pm

V8 Power wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:08 pm
They may have only been in for 12months, they get debris in them very quickly
The plastic was also pretty discoloured too! :P The previous owner didn't seem the sort to actually bother with cabin filters etc. And the guy that had it before him I have no clue.

Currently trying to figure out what to do about making this solar trickle charger..
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by V8 Power » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:18 pm

Up at RRP to have my MK2 coils/leads/plugs installed (from group buy) and a spot of tuning.
Scott and Carl were on good form as usual.
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Carl decided to remove my BHR sticker as it is no longer so equipped!
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That’s a nasty bald spot he is getting :mrgreen:
Great service from the guys as always

Wasn’t all good today as whilst mapping discovered an exhaust manifold leak and possibly an intake leak where a plug/bung had been inserted to block off the side port which no longer used due to the peripheral porting.
Will have to go back to have full investigation.
Peripheral Ported intake and exhaust
Carbon seats
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Feed gearknob
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Post by Ryan Rotary Performance » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:31 pm

V8 Power wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:18 pm
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That’s a nasty bald spot he is getting :mrgreen:
Great service from the guys as always
Your camera is broken, got me worried! I had to get a photo taken!!!! :P
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Post by V8 Power » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:36 pm

Ha,ha
You’ve been re touched!
Peripheral Ported intake and exhaust
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Lexan front windows with sliders
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Post by Yorindesarin » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:49 pm

That was some fast hair displacement surgery Carl! (probably just V8s camera angle more than anything though aha)

Just tested the drain with and without the alarm on my battery... 0.04A with the alarm active and 0.03/0.04A without it. My multimeter isnt sensitive enough to come to a solid figure without the alarm on. So now that I know this... I uh... need a physics re-education because its been a while since I did electricity...
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:39 pm

V8 Power wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:18 pm
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Carl decided to remove my BHR sticker as it is no longer so equipped! Picky as always for a quality image.
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That’s a nasty bald spot he is getting :mrgreen:
Great service from the guys as always

Wasn’t all good today as whilst mapping discovered an exhaust manifold leak and possibly an intake leak where a plug/bung had been inserted to block off the side port which no longer used due to the peripheral porting.
Will have to go back to have full investigation.
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Post by bigpete8 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:20 pm

Had an unexpected weekend drive.
Normally mine does journey to work and back Monday to Friday.

Anyway got back home with the wife and kids and remembered I had a part for a go cart to pick up at local Halfords.
So nice little blast in mine....😃
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Zxninja » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:56 am

Reset the code for the radio as I hadn’t done it since buying it :thumright:

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