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

Post by Pingping010101 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:13 pm

rotatopotato wrote:Quoted £650, plus £50 for the extra covering of the sills.
Did this include any welding?!


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

Post by rotatopotato » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:41 pm

Pingping010101 wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:13 pm
rotatopotato wrote:Quoted £650, plus £50 for the extra covering of the sills.
Did this include any welding?!


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I don't think it needs any, but I guess I'll find out as the week goes on (and I won't expect it to be included in the quoted price). They're going to at least tidy up the welding that was previously done though.

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

Post by New Duke » Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:30 pm

Took out a Recaro child seat and put a new booster seat in as the kids are getting bigger. The expensive isofix booster we have in the XF is too wide so I found this one at Halfords for the cheap price of £13. I think it's a pretty good match for the seat. Just about fits in the front seat too without stretching the bolsters.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Goobie » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:51 pm

New Duke wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:30 pm
Took out a Recaro child seat and put a new booster seat in as the kids are getting bigger. The expensive isofix booster we have in the XF is too wide so I found this one at Halfords for the cheap price of £13. I think it's a pretty good match for the seat. Just about fits in the front seat too without stretching the bolsters.

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I have the same one for my eight year old. Matches the factory seats!

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:52 pm

Completed my cruise control install as documented on my build thread. :D Now its just... hours of putting trim back together to have a full car again..
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by qwakers » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:52 pm

does the cruise light come on?

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:56 pm

It does indeed. I actually meant to link the picture here too.

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

Post by geofftl1000r » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:09 pm

With so many average speed camera's around I find I use cruise more than I expected.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Yorindesarin » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:10 pm

The only time I have ever driven a car with cruise control in it has been Alans car last year... And to say that the experience is... Uh... Scary the first time would be an understatement... I really don't like giving up part of the control but I think thats just going to be a get use to it kind of deal.

Also whats an average speed camera? We don't have such nonsense here. :p
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by rotatopotato » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:12 pm

Except for the A9 😡

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:14 pm

Aha I dont drive on the A9 often if at all so. :p
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by rotatopotato » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:16 pm

To be fair I don't either, but it grinds my gears whenever I do.

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

Post by rotatopotato » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:23 pm

Pingping010101 wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:13 pm
rotatopotato wrote:Quoted £650, plus £50 for the extra covering of the sills.
Did this include any welding?!


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Found out today it needs 3 decent sized holes welded up - £175 extra.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:15 pm

That’s cheap for welding I reckon
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Pippypip » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:43 pm

It was a dreary overcast day in Coventry today and I had the day off work so decided to wash, polish and wax my car and then go out and take some pictures ImageImage

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:46 pm

Choppu choppu! ;) I see a fellow MCM fan!
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Post by mrspiller » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:49 pm

Pippypip wrote:It was a dreary overcast day in Coventry today and I had the day off work so decided to wash, polish and wax my car and then go out and take some pictures ImageImage

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That looks nice


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

Post by Vj4sothername » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:59 pm

Finally sealed both lights ready for GoJapan!



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

Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:27 pm

Put the interior back together now cruise control is fully fitted! Just got to slap some rivnuts in and finish the struts.. Put the wheel arch liners back on and the stone guards.. And I'll be done bar fitting a new car for MOT time soonish..

Also the poor thing needs a good wash.. Full decontam.. Maybe a bit of a polish up.. And sealing before winter.
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Post by Bigblueknight3k » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:05 pm

Renewed membership for another year

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

Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:09 pm

Well done =D>
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:47 pm

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

Post by nightfire10 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:12 am

Going yo look at a PORSCHE 911 (997) “2S” 3.8 today as a friend is after one, this one is in Slough!



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

Post by v-rex » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:28 am

nightfire10 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:12 am
Going yo look at a PORSCHE 911 (997) “2S” 3.8 today as a friend is after one, this one is in Slough!
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Oh man. My friends only ever ask for my expertise if they want to go buy a Mazda. I've been pigeonholed!

Hopefully you'll need to test drive the car as well before you can truly offer your unbiased opinion. :D
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Nickp47 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:36 am

Nightfire, if your buddy wants a proper inspection, these guys work from a unit next door to me and are local to Slough

https://mobileporschespecialist.com

Nice guys who live and breathe porkers (the techs are ex-OPC)
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