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

Post by Metelyk » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:52 pm

WaferShaf wrote:Just watching the gadget show.. couple of RX8s on it!
First one was a remote controlled car that they were going to put in a blender!
And then they were testing cameras at a drift event at Santa Pod!
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Drift car is Essex Rotary's. Aston is your man there for servicing your RX8. Top place!


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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:41 pm

I had my alloys fully stripped and painted c18 months ago and the corrosion is bubbling up again. Apparently it's to do with the way alloy seems to keep some of the corrosion stuff in the surface and you can never truly remove it all. I told the block that was rubbish and then got the gravel may have chipped the back edge of the spoke and let moisture in! Either way it's a no claim situation but as I have kerbed them a couple if times anyway it's a bit academic!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by johnbb99 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:10 pm

Did they refurb the whole rim or just the outside?
They didn't do the inside part [that's 'around' the hub I suppose you might say] just what you normally notice. But it''s the bit they did do that I'm disappointed about.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by wgimenes » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:43 pm

Reloy, which discs are those?

*if you don't mind sharing

BTW, nice meeting you both at the AGM.

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

Post by Reloy » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:43 am

They're Evora from Brake Depot, and as was mentioned earlier by Dan, bought for the look of it more than anything else :D and they're fairly reasonably priced, well I think so.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Ashley1989 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:08 am

Kicked it. Piece of #%*#
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Post by exiled--viking » Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:27 pm

^^ DO this on a regular basis ;) pedo abuse on an 11 year old RX~8
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Post by joney » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:27 pm

Just given her some polyurethane filled engine mounts, thanks to Andy ment I could do all the filling curing and painting last week
If its not broke I'm sure I can find a reason to take it apart :thumright:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by johnbb99 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:35 pm

This piece of metal is bolted over the rear offside lamp cluster, behind the boot trim.
Should I have a corresponding one on the nearside, too?
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Thanks.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PeteH » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:52 pm

Nope. Apparently it's a theft prevention measure, to stop access to the boot opening mechanism.
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Post by Wozza » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:56 pm

:whathesaid:
There to reinforce the lock/mechanism.
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Post by Iainp » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:53 pm

Finally got the wheels in primer.
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Post by johnbb99 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:13 pm

Nope. Apparently it's a theft prevention measure, to stop access to the boot opening mechanism.
OIC. Thanks.
I can relax again... :)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by RRXX--88 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:05 am

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

Post by Azimuth » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:29 pm

Fixed a couple of stone chips with a Mazda touch-up kit. Hoping it looks better when it's dried!

Also did a ridiculous power drift up the road with the DSC off. Slightly overcooked it! DSC back on. :)

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

Post by gareth_1912 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:19 pm

Image hi I'm new here only had my rx8 3 weeks today I refurbed my alloys and changed the colour to anthricite :)


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Post by johnbb99 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:22 pm

Hi and welcome. Nice wheels!
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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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Shagrington » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:34 pm

Hi and :welcome: gareth_1912. Silver definitely looks better with darker wheels. 8) Next thing you need is protective grilles for the oil coolers and radiator etc if you don't already have them (Lockwood's, Racing Beat or Zunsport do them and club members get a discount from all 3) and strakes. :thumright:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by SeeJay » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:16 pm

By all means hold fire on them there strakes.. ;)
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Post by warpc0il » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:23 pm

Van Helsing wrote:By all means hold fire on them there stakes..
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Post by johnbb99 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:31 pm

So is it considered a serious [potential] problem, that the oil coolers and radiators are unprotected, as standard?
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Post by Azimuth » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:35 am

johnbb99 wrote:So is it considered a serious [potential] problem, that the oil coolers and radiators are unprotected, as standard?
How lucky are you in general? ;)

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

Post by johnbb99 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:46 am

# I can walk under ladders#
No, not really. When I hit a pheasant - not that fast - it broke the bit that holds the fog light, so no.
It's like that is it?
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