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

Post by PaulAV » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:37 pm

Have moved on to my next project, front and rear mudflaps, were fairly fast pink, now sunlight silver, filled, primed and first coat of silver applied. At some point I'm going to have to fit these, along with the aero skirts, managed to download pdf files for oem fitment, any hints and tips? Searched already and there was a post about fitting, but it's no longer available.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Mog1 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:29 pm

Took the RX8 to the garage for repairs and MOT. Needs new drop links, rear coil spring, two tyres and discs and pads. First time driving it since the summer. Total mileage covered since last MOT, 260 miles. Too busy last year to really enjoy it. But me and the wife intend to enjoy it this year

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

Post by johnbb99 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:01 am

Cue GSB....
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 dvs » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:07 pm

I can't really take credit for "doing" this but managed to fix up a bunch of issues yesterday (credit to Luke Murdoch):
- replace engine mounts
- replace exhaust/cat gasket
- fix oil leak
- fix rear droplinks
- fix rear ns shock
- fix os front ABS wiring
- fix os wing mirror (not pitching up/down)
- replace interior passenger lamp
- fix handsfree kit (mic unplugged :D)
- fit custom plate

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:37 pm

Calibrated the EDFC and it bleeps away merrily doing its work invisibly.
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Post by bigpete8 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:37 pm

Fitted new battery terminals.
Didn't all go to plan as think I've messed up fuel trims.
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What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Neilparry » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:37 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:Calibrated the EDFC and it bleeps away merrily doing its work invisibly.
Does this mean I’ll see you next Thursday Image


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

Post by Scartlead » Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:46 pm

looked at my 8, said hello but got no reply :)
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:47 pm

Neilparry wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:37 pm
ChrisHolmes wrote:Calibrated the EDFC and it bleeps away merrily doing its work invisibly.
Does this mean I’ll see you next Thursday Image


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Certainly does as I presumed you had swapped me and Dan around.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Neilparry » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:50 pm

Yep I’m picking his up Wednesday so is Thursday ok


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

Post by Davred » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:56 pm

Removed rear offside light cluster. Dried out the water spots inside with hairdryer. Fitted new gasket which I covered with silicone grease then re-fitted and torqued up.
Hopefully will stay dry this time, third time of doing!
231 now gone, I'm likely to regret it.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by shroom » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:09 pm

Scartlead wrote:looked at my 8, said hello but got no reply :)
Image similar to me , noticed an albatross has plopped all over it so gave it a jet wash didnt thank me or even acknowledge me. I'm sure its upset but it ain't going anywhere until the AGM

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Post by Scartlead » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:45 am

The Nerve of it :)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PaulAV » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:02 pm

So while fitting the front aero splash guard, I couldn't help being nosey and I looked behind the plastic expecting to see rust, all I can say is the rust treatment guy must of got some the night before.
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:26 pm

Drove over to meet Gary Deery at Peartree Services, Oxford. Car ran well, fiddled with the EDFC.
Parked for about an hour then set off to Johns (Vj4sothername) place.
The dreaded rear end vibration returned, like driving with a badly flat spotted tyre you can hea4 and feel it plus the rear spoiler visibly vibrates. After a couple of miles thinking the car would shake itself apart the vibration suddenly stopped!
Hmm! Maybe because the tyres are a few years old the PS rear had “set” with a flat section whilst parked and then once some heat got into the tyre it levelled out.
Anyone experienced anything similar to this?
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Post by Techathy » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:08 pm

Failed hub bearing on a BMW 1 series, but that would also appear as suddenly as it disappeared.
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Post by Techathy » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:12 pm

Took the rear brakes apart as best I could without a new 'rebuild' kit cleaned everything, put in back together and bleed the brakes. Also, look at and despaired at the amount of corrosion behind the rear arch liners.

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Post by qwakers » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:40 pm

got a similar issue with the laguna at the moment. caused by a sticking caliper and warped disk. its also very random.

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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:12 pm

Test fit of the track wheels!

Ordered tyres too, some cheap Accelera 651s in soft!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PaulAV » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:20 pm

Continued with the aero kit install, today was side skirt/deflector day, again I'm surprised at how well my car is resisting the dreaded rust, definately wasn't a Friday car in the rust treatment department.
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Post by shroom » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:27 pm

Dr. FrankenRex wrote:Test fit of the track wheels!

Ordered tyres too, some cheap Accelera 651s in soft!
I like the bales in the background gives it that barn look Image

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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:28 am

Somewhat controversially that is why I called it the Auto Barn ;) :lol:
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:40 pm

Well hello there 265/35R18 tyres!

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:58 pm

Loaded the car ready for Thursday at Neil’s.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Ainmhidh » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:34 pm

think you need to put a bit more weight on the front end Chris. Looks like the steering will be light at that angle.
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