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

Post by Pippypip » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:18 pm

mrspiller wrote:
Pippypip wrote:So I popped down to rx motors for a brake calliper and ended up coming back with some seats..... ImageImage
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Yeah probably but I think this will be a compromise between a bucket and the normal seats
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:39 pm

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If they see the rx8 they'll realise I NEED the job
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:06 pm

Parked RR54 in the garage in preparation for the subframes swap to ones with polybushed arms over the next couple of weeks.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by mrspiller » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:15 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:Parked RR54 in the garage in preparation for the subframes swap to ones with polybushed arms over the next couple of weeks.
If they’re not worn don’t change them Image


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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:14 pm

Front lower arm adjusters were seized and top bushes were splitting as were several of the rear arm bushes on the T200 Subframes which I have refurbished.
The front lower arm adjusters on RR54 are solid as are the rear ones so I thought sod it and have rebushed them all.

In the process of removing the original bushes I found that whilst looking sound several had actually started to separate inside.
If the polybushed arms are crap or wear rapidly then I should still have a full set of original bushes arms as back up.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by bigpete8 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:57 pm

Drove her to work for the first time since being told to work from home again...
Even took her out for a half hour pleasure drive at lunch time.
Nice to get away from wife and kids for a few hours :)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Pippypip » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:28 pm

Broke my brake line banjo bolt while doing my rear calliper.... and apparently no where has them so I will have to wait for one to come from amazon tomorrow. Tried phoning up my local Mazda parts department but no one answered and had the joy of going through the switch board like 5 times before giving up Image
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Yorindesarin » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:40 pm

Checked the drain on the battery as I was worried about it being too high. Came out at 55mA which Dave informs me is the high side of normal... Also gave the battery a charge up again to 12.7V. And thought to check the amount of oil in the car since I hadn't done so since sitting it up last year... Admittedly the engine was cold but the amount of oil was down at the minimum line. Appropriately filled it a bit more and will check when the cars warm where its sitting.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Proactive » Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:56 pm

Put rainex on all windows👍😎
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Yorindesarin » Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:58 pm

That is something Ill be doing soon.. After I hopefully wash the car this weekend.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PaulAV » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:36 pm

The rainex brand does a screen wash that's works well has the upside of coating your wipers as well
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by warpc0il » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:41 pm

Last time I checked, the RainX screenwash wasn't safe to use on polycarbonate headlights, so not a good idea with a 231.
Might be worth re-checking their website to see if it's changed.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Nanotrox » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:47 pm

Went for a spirited drive since it's payday! literally burning away money xD, My hot starts seem to be getting a tad worse about 5 seconds to turn over atm but can be up to 8, looks like south Yorkshire is going into lockdown Saturday so my appointment with Rotary Revs might not happen on the 7th #-o

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:38 pm

Isn’t Rotary Revs in West Yorkshire?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Nanotrox » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:45 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:
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Isn’t Rotary Revs in West Yorkshire?
Oh is it :O I'll have to look I dunno why I thought it was south

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

Post by leeroy69 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:53 pm

Opened the garage door to check it was still inside...

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Post by Vj4sothername » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:15 pm

leeroy69 wrote:Opened the garage door to check it was still inside...
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Pippypip » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:11 pm

So ended up trying to sort out my airbag light... I was hoping that it was just going to be a dodgy plug but nope


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

Post by warpc0il » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:05 pm

Yes, you'd expect a connector problem to be HIGHRES not LOWRES.
Looks like you're got a wire trapped somewhere, creating a short.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Pippypip » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:38 pm

warpc0il wrote:Yes, you'd expect a connector problem to be HIGHRES not LOWRES.
Looks like you're got a wire trapped somewhere, creating a short.
Yeah it’s going to be fun to try and sort, car was booked in for an mot at 9am tomorrow but looks like that’s not going to happen anymore Image

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

Post by Pippypip » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:02 pm

So the last owner of this car who installed the android tablet has created a rats nests of wires and has made so many dodgy spliced connections which I now have to go through to see if he has hit a wire...
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These bad connections continue everywhere I look and makes me wonder why wouldn’t you just solder or use t connectors if you are going to go through the effort of wiring up a tablet install..

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

Post by Proactive » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:21 pm

After replacing the rear spoiler I replaced the grommets covering the access to the fixings,
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by johnbb99 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:47 am

Passed its MOT :D
I asked the tester how are the sills and he said they are good and solid, which makes me even happier.

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Post by johnbb99 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:50 am

Sorry this is off topic, but does the club not send out reminders to renew membership?

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Post by warpc0il » Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:05 am

Yes. Reminders are sent as a block every month using the email address on record, usually the one you signed up with.


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