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

Post by New Duke » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:17 pm

Yeah it's (almost) funny how much the prices fluctuate. The carpets in 2017 were only £22. And the FL22 I bought from them in 2018 was only £18. Holy variance Batman! :lol:

Back in 2017 there were 2 choices of floor mat to choose from. 'Premium' and 'luxury' that the parts rep didn't know the difference between. Now there is only one type left.

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

Post by PaulAV » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:19 pm

Coventry mazda let me have 5 litres for £20 including vat, but I do know the parts guy (not by name, but dealt with him several times)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Nickp47 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:22 pm

New Duke wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:17 pm
Yeah it's (almost) funny how much the prices fluctuate. The carpets in 2017 were only £22. And the FL22 I bought from them in 2018 was only £18. Holy variance Batman! :lol:

Back in 2017 there were 2 choices of floor mat to choose from. 'Premium' and 'luxury' that the parts rep didn't know the difference between. Now there is only one type left.
It’s good to know the unused set I have had in my boot for circa two years has appreciated in value 😁

I got the FL22 from MX5parts as I have done before, their service is excellent and pricing decent (£25 delivered via eBay)

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

Post by warpc0il » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:34 pm

MX5parts have been out-of-stock of FL22 since the Covid thing started and the
"15 due in less than 1 week" hasn't changed [-X
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Post by Nickp47 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:43 pm

They managed to get some to me alright last week ?

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

Post by V8 Power » Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:00 pm

Can you still get R3 logo’d mats?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by New Duke » Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:09 pm

V8 Power wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:00 pm
Can you still get R3 logo’d mats?
My dealer can't. Only generic 'RX8' logo'd ones.

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

Post by PaulAV » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:18 pm

So I fitted this today, Ryan rotary performance billet sump, no rusty sump for me in the future
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:21 pm

Looking good Paul. Easy install with the O ring?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PaulAV » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:23 pm

The hardest part was getting the baffle to seat in its recess as i was working under the car on axle stands (plus there's a bit of weight to it)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PaulAV » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:47 pm

While I had the sump off for the swap I also upgraded the oil pressure regulator, got to be the easiest mod I have ever made
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:49 pm

You have a COFS/SOHN installed right? Does that mean you'll be going to 10w30 instead of 10w40?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PaulAV » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:00 pm

I'm still running 10-40 for now, may drop to 5-40, but last time I looked the rear bearing was hardly marked (34,000 miles on it) so may just stay as we are
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PaulAV » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:01 pm

And yes I am running a COFS
Led side lights, purple Led interior & puddle lights, custom stainless steel grills, Ryan rotary performance coils & sohn, high spec rear drop links, HME engine rebuild at 50k, Borla exhaust, racing beat revi intake including scoop, quick shifter, alloy filler cap, pz alloys, suspension & spoiler, japspeed rear toe arms & hardrace rear lower camber arms.

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:29 pm

Fair enough. Are you running mineral still? I'm just wondering for when I eventually get a COFS installed. (soon tm)
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Post by PaulAV » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:34 pm

Yes mate, well semi synthetic, change it every 5,000 miles or so(double oil change)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by qwakers » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:40 pm

with a cofs there is no reason not to go fully synth. i use shell helix 10w40.

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

Post by PaulAV » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:44 pm

Yeah, I just seem to be doing fine with semi synthetic, last year I had a rear main seal swapped by Nick, while we were in there we had a look at the bearing and it was practically as new.
Led side lights, purple Led interior & puddle lights, custom stainless steel grills, Ryan rotary performance coils & sohn, high spec rear drop links, HME engine rebuild at 50k, Borla exhaust, racing beat revi intake including scoop, quick shifter, alloy filler cap, pz alloys, suspension & spoiler, japspeed rear toe arms & hardrace rear lower camber arms.

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:51 pm

Awesome. I'm mocking up plans of a couple of 2L tanks and a backing plate to go in the place of my washer fluid bottle. Ideally it'll cost me a lot less than the available kits. Then it's just buying a COFS. Which would be awesome. :D
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Scartlead » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:57 pm

PaulAV wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:47 pm
While I had the sump off for the swap I also upgraded the oil pressure regulator, got to be the easiest mod I have ever made
Every 8 should have this done :thumright:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by nightfire10 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:15 pm

Yorindesarin wrote:Awesome. I'm mocking up plans of a couple of 2L tanks and a backing plate to go in the place of my washer fluid bottle. Ideally it'll cost me a lot less than the available kits. Then it's just buying a COFS. Which would be awesome. :D
Yep I've had this sat I'm my car shed for quite a while lol must fit it! ImageImage

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:20 pm

Pretty much the setup I'm going to be going for. Just with two generic aluminium tanks of some description for circa 40~ quid a piece I hope. Will obviously need to figure out the washer sensor somehow? And may even look into splicing a low level sensor into the sump low level oil wiring so that the 2T tank gives a warning since theres possibly not going to be a visual indicator.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PaulAV » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:22 pm

I just slotted a 2 litre reservoir in next to my racing beat intake. Purchased it from merlin motorsport, wasn't cheap but it is a decent quality product
Led side lights, purple Led interior & puddle lights, custom stainless steel grills, Ryan rotary performance coils & sohn, high spec rear drop links, HME engine rebuild at 50k, Borla exhaust, racing beat revi intake including scoop, quick shifter, alloy filler cap, pz alloys, suspension & spoiler, japspeed rear toe arms & hardrace rear lower camber arms.

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

Post by johnbb99 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:43 pm

Yorindesarin wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:51 pm
Awesome. I'm mocking up plans of a couple of 2L tanks and a backing plate to go in the place of my washer fluid bottle. Ideally it'll cost me a lot less than the available kits. Then it's just buying a COFS. Which would be awesome. :D
Are you aware of the alternative scheme which uses a moped oil tank next to the brake servo?
I followed in Phil's footsteps doing this and it seems a good scheme to me. The tanks are readily available and you can leave the washer fluid tank as it is.
I can send photos if you're interested.
It's also very simple to run another indicator lamp off the moped oil level switch to give you separate monitorning for the two-stroke oil.
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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