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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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Ainmhidh wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:34 pm
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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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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Renewed my membership for another year


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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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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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Neilparry wrote:
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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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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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They both should...
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They both should...
The drivers one does. That's a nuisance.
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Getting her compression tested 😟
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The 'Thank' was meant as 'good luck' . How did it go?
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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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johnbb99 wrote:
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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
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Did you share it?
Might be easier to post on youtube
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https://rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/viewt ... 5#p1250005 Scroll back a few posts for new seat install photos
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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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Apologies for the failed link, I'll try using YouTube.

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

try this:
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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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Sorry, guys, I haven't done this before, and I thought I had selected 'unlisted'. hopefully you can run it now.
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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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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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:shock: I can't help wondering what the expiry date was on the bottle.
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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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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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