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

Post by geofftl1000r » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:29 pm

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

Post by RXTaitt » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:52 pm

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Checking what they're like in the wet? ;)
They work well in the wet thanks for asking :lol:

Just had to wash all the crap of from having the tyres put on. White wheels may not have been the best idea...... Always need to be cleaned!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by mrspiller » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:53 pm

Goobie wrote:First proper deep clean, now about to spend the next couple of hours clay baring followed by ceramic wax coat! Wish my wrists some luck.
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Post by mrspiller » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:53 pm

mrspiller wrote:
Goobie wrote:First proper deep clean, now about to spend the next couple of hours clay baring followed by ceramic wax coat! Wish my wrists some luck.
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Post by Vj4sothername » Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:08 pm

Started testing my lights. Getting closer ImageImageImageImage
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Post by Scotty PZ » Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:18 pm

Vj4sothername wrote:
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Started testing my lights. Getting closer ImageImageImageImage
They are fantastic, do a group buy and im in!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by R1DSO » Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:12 pm

Not an RX-8, but doesn’t really warrant it’s own thread on ‘The other car’ either...

Installed new front lower control arms on my Landry with after market units fitted with Meyle bushings as the oil-filled bushings in the OEM arms had failed. Not the easiest job to do on my driveway - especially as the car’s air suspension (which was supposedly locked in low pressure ‘access mode‘) moved after disassembly. I had to manually depressurise the air out of the dampers to get the new parts in :|.

Anyway, no more knocks or wobbly steering now and better than paying £1,200 for a dealer to do the job :shock:. Just got to get a 4 wheel laser alignment booked in to fine tune my tracking approximations!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by LeeW » Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:21 pm

R1DSO wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:12 pm
Not an RX-8, but doesn’t really warrant it’s own thread on ‘The other car’ either...

Installed new front lower control arms on my Landry with after market units fitted with Meyle bushings as the oil-filled bushings in the OEM arms had failed. Not the easiest job to do on my driveway - especially as the car’s air suspension (which was supposedly locked in low pressure ‘access mode‘) moved after disassembly. I had to manually depressurise the air out of the dampers to get the new parts in :|.

Anyway, no more knocks or wobbly steering now and better than paying £1,200 for a dealer to do the job :shock:. Just got to get a 4 wheel laser alignment booked in to fine tune my tracking approximations!
I've got 2010 RRS that has the low speed knocking thing. Never had time to diagnose it fully as I don't know if its ARB bushes or arm bushes as I've heard that they're notorious for both. Interesting you've done that though and sorted it. It's got a horrific grind/squeal developed today though. Don't know what it is, maybe bearings. Maybe its the start of the dreaded LR ownership....
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by R1DSO » Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:58 pm

LeeW wrote:
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I've got 2010 RRS that has the low speed knocking thing. Never had time to diagnose it fully as I don't know if its ARB bushes or arm bushes as I've heard that they're notorious for both. Interesting you've done that though and sorted it. It's got a horrific grind/squeal developed today though. Don't know what it is, maybe bearings. Maybe its the start of the dreaded LR ownership....
If your RRS has the oil-filled rear lower control arm bushings and has done over 50k miles, I would strongly suspect the knocking is a failed bushing. I say ‘if’ as I believe some RRS had solid rubber bushings. It should be fairly easy to check by giving the control arm a waggle for excess movement with the wheel off.

I think most of the more modern LR reliability issues come from electronics. This is precisely why I bought Discovery without any electronic accessories that I could do without - electronic seats, reversing cameras etc etc.

Their heavy weight means they munch through suspension and brake components. And there are some other maintenance considerations - for instance, I’m eying up next a fairly unique and complicated DIY tranny fluid flush. And, if I ever blow one of the turbos, you have to remove the body from the chassis to replace it. That won’t be a driveway job :shock:.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Goobie » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:56 pm

warpc0il wrote:
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Have you managed to removed all the plaster dust? :roll:
Gave it a good blow over with the air gun outside a few months back, specially in and around all the tiny little annoying areas and in the engine bay followed by three lots of snow foam wash/rinse back to back. It was a thick layer of epoxy resign slash concrete from all the diamond cutting I did to the workshop floor, NEVER AGAIN! Will happily pay some one to do that if there is ever a next time!
mrspiller wrote:
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Goobie wrote:First proper deep clean, now about to spend the next couple of hours clay baring followed by ceramic wax coat! Wish my wrists some luck.
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mrspiller wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:53 pm

Car looks fab
Thanks, nothing worse than being on a time limit when tackling some thing like this.

Turned out rather well! Next wash should be easy now, will even give it a proper polish next time too now its pretty much back to being at a good stage paint condition wise.

It that shinny now I couldn't even get any proper clear shots as the LED lights bouncing off the paint work auto dims the camera,. To dark outside at this point to wheel it out to try and get any decent clear pictures too, so these will have to do.
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Post by Goobie » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:00 pm

Also fitted my gear gaiter!
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:39 pm

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Post by Yorindesarin » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:45 pm

Ooft. Not as bad as it could be though.
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Post by Ainmhidh » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:57 pm

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I was reasonably close! Is that for just a flat plate welded over the hole?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PaulAV » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:04 pm

Not bad, there's a guy near me making a name for himself welding sills and arches on 8s he charges time plus materials.
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:28 pm

Watch this space!
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Post by xamtex » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:22 am

by the time thats been ground back to clean weldable metal that hole will be fair bit bigger...10 mins with the grinder...20/30 mins to cut a patch...20/30 mins with the welder.factor in the time it takes to jack up and paint some sealer on. 2 hrs work. so he wants £100 an hour? i will take up body welding again i think.
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Post by goodeggbob » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:28 am

Get those horrible arch liners/sponges out Chris.
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Post by Pingping010101 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:46 am

xamtex wrote:by the time thats been ground back to clean weldable metal that hole will be fair bit bigger...10 mins with the grinder...20/30 mins to cut a patch...20/30 mins with the welder.factor in the time it takes to jack up and paint some sealer on. 2 hrs work. so he wants £100 an hour? i will take up body welding again i think.
Having spent a while looking for quotes to sort my sills out, I think there’s a ‘worthwhile’ factor included in rusty car welding quotes. They don’t want to do the job so they just bump up the price to one where it’s worth it anyway but has nothing to do with time or materials.


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

Post by LeeW » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:48 am

R1DSO wrote:
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LeeW wrote:
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I've got 2010 RRS that has the low speed knocking thing. Never had time to diagnose it fully as I don't know if its ARB bushes or arm bushes as I've heard that they're notorious for both. Interesting you've done that though and sorted it. It's got a horrific grind/squeal developed today though. Don't know what it is, maybe bearings. Maybe its the start of the dreaded LR ownership....
If your RRS has the oil-filled rear lower control arm bushings and has done over 50k miles, I would strongly suspect the knocking is a failed bushing. I say ‘if’ as I believe some RRS had solid rubber bushings. It should be fairly easy to check by giving the control arm a waggle for excess movement with the wheel off.

I think most of the more modern LR reliability issues come from electronics. This is precisely why I bought Discovery without any electronic accessories that I could do without - electronic seats, reversing cameras etc etc.

Their heavy weight means they munch through suspension and brake components. And there are some other maintenance considerations - for instance, I’m eying up next a fairly unique and complicated DIY tranny fluid flush. And, if I ever blow one of the turbos, you have to remove the body from the chassis to replace it. That won’t be a driveway job :shock:.
My grinding was a wheel bearing as I thought. Yeah it has the oil filled bushings as it has the dynamic response driving mode available. It's just done over 50k too so it all sounds about right. Mine is due to have all the transfer boxes and tranny fluids changed. Let me know how you get on with yours. I went for a 2010 for similar reasons. I wanted the modern interior but also wanted the simpler TDV8 and they only done it for one year!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Bigblueknight3k » Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:23 am

Thats the rx8 mot for another year and yet again a clean sheet

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Post by rotatopotato » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:56 pm

Dropped off at Preserve & Protect this morning for the full monty underbody rust removal/conversion/protection treatment. Also getting stone guard black strips added up to the top of the sills/bottom of the doors seeing as the unsightly previous repair extended up a bit, and I don't plan to re-spray for a looooong time.

Should be back to me on Saturday.

Now I'm lost and confused for a week - what the heck am I supposed to do with myself??
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:52 pm

Gone for a week! How much are they charging for the job?
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Post by rotatopotato » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:56 pm

Quoted £650, plus £50 for the extra covering of the sills.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PaulAV » Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:10 pm

Swapped my bonnet today, the old one was showing a lot of aluminium corrosion, some had been there since purchase in 2008. Only thing is I have to refit my struts, so new rivnuts ordered.
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