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

Post by johnbb99 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:19 am

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You're right about the cable tube, but I found a section of flexible heat-shrinkable ribbbed plastic hose in my local The Range's aquarium section to cover it with, then heated and hot glued the ends to form a seal. It's not quite OEM but it's close enough...
Am I right in thinking that you cut right through any remaining cable and protective tube so you had loose ends on which to thread the tube from the Range?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by warpc0il » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:22 am

Low-temperature solder joint with heat shrink?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

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warpc0il wrote:
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Low-temperature solder joint with heat shrink?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100Pcs-Water ... 3360878363
Have you ever used or seen them 'in the flesh' Dave?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by warpc0il » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:35 am

Yup, used them a few times.

The wire ends need to be bright clean and I dip in flux paste first, just to be sure.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by johnbb99 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:41 am

When a website is that short on detail I tend to get a bit worried. 😉
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Honkytonk » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:47 am

johnbb99 wrote:
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Am I right in thinking that you cut right through any remaining cable and protective tube so you had loose ends on which to thread the tube from the Range?
No, I split the tube addition down the middle (like a subway sandwich) and then when it heat shrunk it closed the gap, which I made sure of with a little extra hot glue (for the bodgiest of jobs)

I'll try and find what I used next time I'm in there. If you Google corrugated heat shrink you should see the type of stuff I'm talking about.
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Post by Dentist » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:56 pm

I am totally satisfied with rear speakers swap
Worth every penny :thumright:
It’s 15 min job I used jbl p963

Two engine disassembled one 231 other street
Ported. I literally surprised by amount of shaved
Port. I was thinking they shaping better! Also I
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The color splash oils injectors and cause oil leaks
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:59 pm

Close up photos of the ports will help us understand what you are referring to
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:51 pm

Received a message today that Dean in LA has located a pair of orange front side marker lenses for me. Power to forums and Facebook for bring people together.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by exiled--viking » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:35 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:
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Received a message today that Dean in LA has located a pair of orange front side marker lenses for me. Power to forums and Facebook for bring people together.
Wish I known you needed some I sure I got some in my mod box I check it out for you Let you know at the weekend ;) they should fit the ATH bumper the ones from USA you find that they will NEED SOME OF THE PLASTIC AT THE REAR trimming off to give you a good fit ;)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by SprintRX8 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:47 pm

Nearly finished stripping the RX out.
Just a few more bits to remove.
Then it’s off to RX8 heaven 😂

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

Post by Vj4sothername » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:29 pm

Replacement engine in and running!

Fluids changed so I'm starting from fresh. Just a coolant light on the dash now

Also found a new spot for my number plate. Just the undertray and wheel dressings to go.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Nickp47 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:32 pm

Not sure if I’m telling you what you already know John but the coolant light is a very common thing , most just unplug the sensor and check the level periodically.
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Post by Vj4sothername » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:57 pm

Nickp47 wrote:Not sure if I’m telling you what you already know John but the coolant light is a very common thing , most just unplug the sensor and check the level periodically.
Yeah i've been googling around. I'm just sad as it wasn't an issue before.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Dentist » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:01 am

ChrisHolmes wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:59 pm
Close up photos of the ports will help us understand what you are referring to
aha didnt take pic as my hands were dirty.
will make pc or try to find it online

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Post by Dentist » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:16 am

finally manage to correct pcv system to full active
I used mx5 pcv valve + 0.5mm long restrictor
air goes to bottom of factory catch (filler tube is factory oil catch can) via oil deep stick whole and coming out filler neck to
2ndry after market catch, then to pcv valve+restrictor then to Y pipe, finally two 3mm pipe to each main rotor port.

pros
all air are meter air from map sensor so no false fuel trim
air circulate actively to clean any moist and/or oil vapour
drain of system after all ssv and other valves so no carbon/ dirty/ sticky valve
addition lube for rotors
low pressure in sump reduce oil leaks, improve oil return to sump !?
cheap retro fit

cons
negative effect on octane
taking off deep stick




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

Post by Lemon » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:20 pm

Gone back to my standard wheels and fitted a full set of pagid road pads

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

Post by V8 Power » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:21 pm

Will be interesting to see how you get on with the Pagids Stu
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Lemon » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:24 pm

the rear pads on the car were pagids anyway and the fronts were 1144's but i've gone back to a road pad for when i'm not on track as i'm not liking the "pause" you get on the 1144's when they are cold.

i'll keep you posted once they are bedded in, but i't will be a few weeks as i'm using the parents cars as my dailies whist they are away.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by mi60o0 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:59 pm

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

Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:14 pm

mi60o0 wrote:
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What is this when is back to normal?
Converted to KGF & 250 rpm :thumleft:



1st pic

First Chamber [6.9,8.5] : 6.2
Second Chamber [6.9,8.5] : 6.27
Third Chamber [6.9,8.5] : 6.2

Chambers Difference [<1.5] : 0.07

2nd pic

First Chamber [6.9,8.5] : 6.52
Second Chamber [6.9,8.5] : 6.45
Third Chamber [6.9,8.5] : 5.95
Chambers Difference [<1.5] : 0.56

Rotors Difference [<1.0] : 0.24
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:29 pm

mi60o0 wrote:
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What's happened to your pics Mihail :?:
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Post by mi60o0 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:31 pm

I move it away I will make new test
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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:37 pm

Did you not like those results :?: :lol:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by mi60o0 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:47 pm

Is spinning alot faster than the last test is wierd
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