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

Post by Yorindesarin » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:54 pm

Checked the battery (it's disconnected but I was worried it would discharge due to unhealthy cells and cold temps) reads a healthy 12.4V still... Will maybe get a solar charger sorted for before the AGM hopefully!

Also checked the pingi bags and recharged them. Have a small amount of condensation on the sunroof/drivers side door/windscreen. Probably just from lack of sunlight to burn it off properly.

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:36 pm

Ainmhidh wrote:
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think you need to put a bit more weight on the front end Chris. Looks like the steering will be light at that angle.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PaulAV » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:37 pm

Finished fitting aero and splash kit today, those rear splash guards were more difficult than everything else due to rusted bolts
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Post by Neilparry » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:28 pm

Renewed my membership for another year


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

Post by shroom » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:50 pm

PaulAV wrote:Finished fitting aero and splash kit today, those rear splash guards were more difficult than everything else due to rusted bolts
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:04 pm

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and fitted the bucket seats to my car, I just wish you had not lent on the dry powder extinguisher and dusted the whole cabin, new seats and all, due to their being no locking pin in the trigger.
Your seat fitting skills were most appreciated Neil, thank you.
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Post by Vj4sothername » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:09 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:
Neilparry wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:28 pm
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and fitted the bucket seats to my car, I just wish you had not lent on the dry powder extinguisher and dusted the whole cabin, new seats and all, due to their being no locking pin in the trigger.
Your seat fitting skills were most appreciated Neil, thank you.
If only that had been on film.
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Post by Honkytonk » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:07 pm

Stupid question from an unobservant muppet - does the passenger PZ wingmirror heat up when you put the rear window heater on? I noticed this morning defrosting the car only the driver's side did and I can't remember ever noticing if the passenger side one did.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by warpc0il » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:52 pm

They both should...
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Post by Honkytonk » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:12 pm

warpc0il wrote:
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They both should...
The drivers one does. That's a nuisance.
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Post by bigpete8 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:43 am

Getting her compression tested 😟
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Post by johnbb99 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:41 pm

The 'Thank' was meant as 'good luck' . How did it go?
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Post by johnbb99 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:44 pm

Mine has just started making extra noises [random 'knocks' or 'barks'] from the exhaust. Can anybody diagnose from this video, please?
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Post by warpc0il » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:47 pm

johnbb99 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:44 pm
Mine has just started making extra noises [random 'knocks' or 'barks'] from the exhaust. Can anybody diagnose from this video, please?
https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipP ... 5HRf7r2yAC
Google Photo wrote:404. That’s an error.

The requested URL was not found on this server. That’s all we know.
Did you share it?
Might be easier to post on youtube
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:08 pm

https://rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/viewt ... 5#p1250005 Scroll back a few posts for new seat install photos
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Post by Vj4sothername » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:14 pm

Oil changed on both cars, rx8 brake bleed and new front pads. Puts a ghetto decat half on the back to the cheap cat. Yay for times wasted. Stupid nuts missing.
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Post by johnbb99 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:29 pm

Apologies for the failed link, I'll try using YouTube.

try this:
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 nightfire10 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:38 pm

johnbb99 wrote:Apologies for the failed link, I'll try using YouTube.

try this:
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Post by Bigblueknight3k » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:40 pm

Only put new ignition leads on before track last year thought mmm better put new on to be safe for track this year good job i did as old ones were cooked picture of new ones Image

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Post by johnbb99 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:49 pm

Sorry, guys, I haven't done this before, and I thought I had selected 'unlisted'. hopefully you can run it now.
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 Bigblueknight3k » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:02 pm

johnbb99 wrote:Sorry, guys, I haven't done this before, and I thought I had selected 'unlisted'. hopefully you can run it now.
Sounds like its blown the guts out of the box

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Post by v-rex » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:59 am

Used the supplied Mazda tyre inflator for the first time after 13 and a half years.... still works! Talk about reliability....
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Post by johnbb99 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:02 am

:shock: I can't help wondering what the expiry date was on the bottle.
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Post by v-rex » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:10 am

johnbb99 wrote:
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:shock: I can't help wondering what the expiry date was on the bottle.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=81116

I was made aware in this thread that a) I have a tyre inflator in my car and b) the tyre gunk might need updating....

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Post by qwakers » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:07 pm

johnbb99 wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:02 am
:shock: I can't help wondering what the expiry date was on the bottle.


december 2009. :mrgreen:
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