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

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

Post by RenesisRaceBuggy » Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:35 pm

Vian wrote:My sills aren't urgent, but I'll have to do them at some point. What's the expectation on cost if they need some welding? How much will I likely need to put aside?
Depends how bad they are, the longer you leave it the worse the job will be and more will need to be cut out, between 100-300 per side depending on what they're like at a guess.

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

Post by Vian » Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:44 pm

Oh really? Is that all? OK that's not too bad. They aren't a problem as yet, they're an advisory on the most recent MOT, but I know they'll need doing at some point, and I was thinking in exactly the same terms as you put it - to get them done before they get too bad. Ta for that.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today?????

Post by yippeekiay » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:04 pm

Just removed my old coils in preperation to fit the new coils I bought from a member off here the other day, also bought some new plugs/leads which will go on when the weather is dry enough for me to push it out of the garage and do outside :roll:

Had a bitch of a time trying to get to the old ones. Air box was a nightmare, spent nearly an hour trying to persuade it to come off with no joy so googled it and low and behold there are 2 bottom lugs that hadn't been mentioned in a thread/video I'd seen. Went back and BOOM, no lie it came out in less than 10 seconds now that I knew to pull up from the back first hahaha.

Coil at the front was a swine to get socket on as my car has a bloody big loom going over the top of the nut, no idea if that's only on the R3 but got it eventually. Was very suprised how clean the U/side of them all were apart from one which was actually bearing the marks of rust from the mounting plate but there was hardly any blemishes that you see touted all over the place and no 'arc' marks whatsoever.

Anyway, just a quick query after that sh!te above :lol:
.....underneath on my coils were some numbers either side of the fastening boss. From the front of the car to the back the coils were numbered 1 - 1, 1 - 2, 1 - 2 & 1 - 4.

The ones I just bought have the numbers 1 - 2, 1 - 2, 1 - 3 & 1 - 4.

Now my OCD is kicking in and I'm wondering if they are all the same coils or not, either mine or the new ones and should I have 1 to 4 :shock:

Any ideas or are they all the same and Mazda coincidently put these numbers on that may have nothing to do with positioning?

Thanks for any advice/info regarding this ;)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today?????

Post by RenesisRaceBuggy » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:13 pm

Vian wrote:Oh really? Is that all? OK that's not too bad. They aren't a problem as yet, they're an advisory on the most recent MOT, but I know they'll need doing at some point, and I was thinking in exactly the same terms as you put it - to get them done before they get too bad. Ta for that.
They shouldn't be terrible, they're a pretty easy panel to make even if the internals have gone too, no compound curves, etc.

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

Post by Vian » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:42 pm

I'm not on a budget or anything, so I'll just get them done. It was only if it was way more than that I'd have planned the timing of it.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today?????

Post by Ed-UltimateTinting » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:17 pm

Seized the engine, bugger.........

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Post by Bulldog » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:22 pm

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

Post by Ed-UltimateTinting » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:31 pm

Yep it would seem so, it cut out in traffic and when I cranked it it turned over once or twice slowly then stopped and now won't crank at all, put a breaker bar on the crank pulley today and it's completely solid, noticed the expansion tank is empty so i'm assuming a water seal has gone and hydro locked it or it's thrown a apex seal which is possibly stuck in a port???? won't know till I get it to LC's

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Post by Bulldog » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:39 pm

Bad news mate .. hope you get it sorted with Lewis :)
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Post by lanky_jack » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:12 pm

ChrisHolmes2014 wrote:That will be like a floodlight at night, great stuff.
If I think on tomorrow morning I'll get a pic of it lit up in the dark; should be pretty bright as the ice blue LEDs I have in the front reading lights are extremely bright too!



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Post by Rob140 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:50 pm

Gave it a good spray underneath & shampoo wash to get rid of all the mud & road cr*p there seems to be at the moment before taking it for MoT..........very relieved 100% pass & no advisories :D

Road Tax due end of the month!! :shock:

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

Post by bunch1980 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:55 am

ChrisHolmes2014 wrote:
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Fitted my £1:50 voltage display onto the "batwing" and wired in my first attempt DIY illuminated gear knob. Still not full lighting across the gate so another one for the scrap bin.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today?????

Post by davecorah » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:29 pm

New wheels and tyres

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Rear end has now settled nicely back onto the Apexi springs

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:11 pm

davecorah wrote:New wheels and tyres

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Rear end has now settled nicely back onto the Apexi springs
Looks like a nice clean original car, wheels look good.
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Post by EdSpur » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:35 pm

In to LC Rotary for new steering rack under warranty and new Pirelli P Zero Nero GTs!
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Post by Harboroughrx8 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:25 am

Took the car for its MOT this morning, booked it into a garage 20miles away so I could give it a good blast before the test which payed off as it passed.
Well chuffed :D

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Post by Kwackers2016 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:36 pm

Swapped out the original coils and leads for D585's and 10mm leads. The car has 24k on the clock and I'm guessing looking at the coils and leads they're original. One of the coils had a distinct white spot on the underside and the other three were on there way by the look of them. Had a bit of a job squeezing in the new coils and found I had to take off the front engine hanger mount off to give me better access.
Then tried to get the old starter off to replace it with an upgraded starter but failed to get the dam top nut off the old starter :( garage job I think and impact gun.
Haven't fired her up yet but I'm guessing I'm going to have to reset everything :?: Will have to search the radio because I dont have a code :(
Plugs and air filter still to do.

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Post by Broron » Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:14 pm

Fitted new plugs today then took it for a damm good thrashing!!
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Post by Glen Mc » Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:26 pm

Had to get a jump start this morning :shock: now I've ordered a new one from Essex Rotary :D
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Post by Chrisyd » Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:51 pm

Put on winter tyres yesterday. Must be physic as it is snowing today so I might actually get some grip in that white stuff.

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

Post by 98of400 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:01 pm

Kwackers2016 wrote:
...Then tried to get the old starter off to replace it with an upgraded starter but failed to get the dam top nut off the old starter :( garage job I think and impact gun...
You could try a good soaking of WD40 or something similar like Plus Gas (http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/231308423514) on that nut overnight and them try cracking it off in the morning.

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Post by Kwackers2016 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:27 pm

Bigger problems at the mo than the starter. Took it for a run and still holding back. Got home and it wont restart. Pretty sure the cat has blocked the exhaust so need a new cat now asap.

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Post by tmk » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:51 am

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Post by RX8R3Rod » Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:57 am

Tom, your car should be inside the building!
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Post by tmk » Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:01 am

Haha.. Not quite there yet I'm afraid.
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