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

Post by johnbb99 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:49 pm

If you're being bothered by condensation I can't help wondering if you've got water getting into the cabin where it shouldn't.
Having said that, during cold weather I turn off the heater for the last half mile or so and open the windows so I don't leave the car full of warm moist air. I found this makes quite a difference to how easily I can clear any misting next time I start the car.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Yorindesarin » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:53 pm

The cars currently sitting. Theres no visible water in the cabin and the bags I use for moisture absorbtion do actually seem to fill up not overly fast... Was just perplexed that the only condensation was on the sunroof and not anywhere else.

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:10 pm

Received the TEIN back yesterday and thought I would post this picture a 10 year old TEIN coil over. It has just been degreased and the only rust is a little bit on the base tube and on the springs where the lower coils touch each other under compression. All threads and adjusting collars move freely.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by shroom » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:15 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:Received the TEIN back yesterday and thought I would post this picture a 10 year old TEIN coil over. It has just been degreased and the only rust is a little bit on the base tube and on the springs where the lower coils touch each other under compression. All threads and adjusting collars move freely.
How many miles is on it? I see they still have the flakey paint yours is all gone Image

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:17 pm

I think its well over 30k but I am not sure

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

Post by shroom » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:23 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:I think its well over 30k but I am not sure
Good going. My ones on my Pulsar where foobared. Had a few sets and would say quality was mediocre so interesting to see those ones stand up to the test of time.

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

Post by Scartlead » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:28 pm

A lick of green tein paint on that Chris would make it look good as new :thumleft:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:29 pm

I suppose that as I have all four off I should give them a lick of paint.

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

Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:31 pm

.............after all Green is your colour at the moment Chris :twisted:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:42 pm

Scartlead wrote:
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A lick of green tein paint on that Chris would make it look good as new :thumleft:
A bit of interwebbing came up with some Rustoleum Green paint as used by TEIN USA. The units are originally powder coated therefore there is no aftermarket process for repainting offered by TEIN.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Scartlead » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:47 pm

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:41 pm

If anyone wants any green paint I managed to order two cans and used less than one, considerably less.

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

Post by Neilparry » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:44 pm

Bring it down with you when I see you next.
Mine could do with a spruce up


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Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:50 pm

So that's three tyres, two bucket seats, one belt bar, two belt sets and now two cans of green paint to fit in the car. All presuming I get the darn thing back together by 5th February too!

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Post by Neilparry » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:55 pm

Glove box for the paint


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

Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:46 am

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

Post by dvs » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:33 am

Bought my first RX8 last week and here's my list of jobs :o

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Engine mounts collapsed
Exhaust bolts missing - requires gasket
Rear oil line washer leaking - copper washer
OSF ABS wiring not attached
Both rear droplinks about to fall out
Rear sills very weak / quite corroded. Needs welding
Passenger interior bulb replacement

Tyres all round ✅ - getting fitted today! £450 for a set of Eagle F1's mobile fitted :thumright:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by New Duke » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:40 am

dvs wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:33 am
Bought my first RX8 last week and here's my list of jobs :o

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Engine mounts collapsed
Exhaust bolts missing - requires gasket
Rear oil line washer leaking - copper washer
OSF ABS wiring not attached
Both rear droplinks about to fall out
Rear sills very weak / quite corroded. Needs welding
Passenger interior bulb replacement

Tyres all round ✅ - getting fitted today! £450 for a set of Eagle F1's mobile fitted :thumright:
Unless you've already done these or were just mentioning the non-standard, lemme at to your list:

Oil and filter (ideally change that oil out twice)
Brake fluid
Grearbox oil
Air filter

I'd bet money the top 3 were way overdue when it was sold. Have fun, and least you have a covered place to work on it!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:38 am

MARKTHOMASBRAND wrote:
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Why thankyou oh exalted one! Literally a 5 minute job, degrease, etch primer and two coats of Rustoleum gloss.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

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Mark's : 2020 Championship White Honda Civic FK8 Type R .

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

Post by Neilparry » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:40 pm

Made a start on emptying the garage which is full of RX8 parts
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Post by Honkytonk » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:07 pm

Took the 8 along with Mrs Tonk to meet our caterer at the venue for the wedding (less than 6 months now, it's all getting very serious...)

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Post by Zxninja » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:15 pm

Took her out for a drive through the Peak District.
First time she’s been out since October but with the blue sky sunshine I couldn’t resist, love the way this car makes me feel!
Ended up stopping in bakewell for Sunday roast, picking up a bakewell pudding and driving home.
Cleaned and back in the garage now................I’ve had a good day😃

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

Post by dvs » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:29 pm

Zxninja wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:15 pm
Ended up stopping in bakewell for Sunday roast, picking up a bakewell pudding and driving home.
Haha! Sounds like a great day :thumright:
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