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

Post by Scotty PZ » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:07 pm

Honkytonk wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:57 pm
P0420 code appeared and was cleared. I'm going to blame the decat unless it pops up again in which case I may need to swap my sensor for the spare 'good' one I have in the shed off my old cat and rule that out. I may have also been a bit more generous with the premix than normal last time I filled up, so the sensor may just be unhappy about that which should go away in ~250ish miles (<200 if I'm enjoying myself).

I should really give it a compression test as well, as it was unhappy starting from hot the other day, although it hasn't done the same since. Think happy thoughts...
The lads at TPS managed to tell computer not to look for a cat anymore, saes having to delete the code every couple of drives, though it does mean that when a warning light comes on now I know I'm in trouble.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Honkytonk » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:31 pm

Scotty PZ wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:07 pm
Honkytonk wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:57 pm
P0420 code appeared and was cleared. I'm going to blame the decat unless it pops up again in which case I may need to swap my sensor for the spare 'good' one I have in the shed off my old cat and rule that out. I may have also been a bit more generous with the premix than normal last time I filled up, so the sensor may just be unhappy about that which should go away in ~250ish miles (<200 if I'm enjoying myself).

I should really give it a compression test as well, as it was unhappy starting from hot the other day, although it hasn't done the same since. Think happy thoughts...
The lads at TPS managed to tell computer not to look for a cat anymore, saes having to delete the code every couple of drives, though it does mean that when a warning light comes on now I know I'm in trouble.
First time I've had it since fitting the exhaust, so maybe it'll just go away again. :-k

If it doesn't, well, I've been considering a minimap for a while anyway and maybe if I bat my eyelids at whoever does it my car will likewise 'forget'.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by warpc0il » Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:40 pm

It takes a particular set of conditions before the PCM can check and see if the cat is working, or not.

The most common scenario being a gentle motorway cruise, with very little change in speed or engine load for sufficient miles.

This is why some people may see it quite often and others never see it at all, despite not having a working cat.
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Post by exiled--viking » Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:15 am

Hand made last week fitted yesterday well happy cost less than a £10.00 note but around 43 hours work well what else are you going to do but drink tea ..... not hard to make anyone could do it with the right tapping for the gear shaft threads could fit any car


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

Post by sKenDread » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:44 pm

Finally got around to putting everything together. It's a little cowboy-ish but refused to buy anything. Only what had been laying around in my garage.

Learnt heaps... ImageImage
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Post by V8 Power » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:06 pm

That’s amazing! Great work.
It looks like you have an alien in the boot.
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Post by Yorindesarin » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:13 pm

I was thinking Owl personally. :p
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Post by PaulAV » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:23 pm

Or part of a massive mazda badge
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by sKenDread » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:38 pm


I started off with just the 2 subs and thought bloody hell they look like eyes.
Next thing I'd drawn up the bad boy logo (a good friend designed it when she was a teen) then thought I could see the Mazda logo.
And did more searching and found "Mazda emblem owl logo"
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Post by mrspiller » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:11 pm

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Post by warpc0il » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:16 pm

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:47 pm

sKenDread wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:38 pm
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I started off with just the 2 subs and thought bloody hell they look like eyes.
Next thing I'd drawn up the bad boy logo (a good friend designed it when she was a teen) then thought I could see the Mazda logo.
And did more searching and found "Mazda emblem owl logo" ImageImageImage
The important bit though, hows it sound?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Harrizone » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:47 pm

Stick the thread back in with a bit of superglue #-o . I'm sure it will be fine :lol: .
Now a distant memory unfortunately.

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Post by sKenDread » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:12 pm

Yorindesarin wrote:
sKenDread wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:38 pm
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I started off with just the 2 subs and thought bloody hell they look like eyes.
Next thing I'd drawn up the bad boy logo (a good friend designed it when she was a teen) then thought I could see the Mazda logo.
And did more searching and found "Mazda emblem owl logo" ImageImageImage
The important bit though, hows it sound?
I think it's going to take some time to get used to dude. For a cheap install, I think it's ok. A 10" with the same output in a sealed enclosure would probably punch just as hard.

I just wanted to do something with what I had Image

If you like the big ass bottom gangsta style then it does sound cool.

Pop and dance sounds ok. Rock and metal is a bit wobbly on the bottoms though.

No doubt I'll keep messing with the crossover and probably start reducing the input gain too.

One thing I do love. I can now hear the bass notes and not just feel the lo-mid punch over the exhaust! Image
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Post by mrspiller » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:18 pm

warpc0il wrote::oops:
Mmmm yep had the same with the japspeed rear arm bolt
Changed it back to standard machine bolt and all was good
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Post by mrspiller » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:20 pm

Harrizone wrote:Stick the thread back in with a bit of superglue #-o . I'm sure it will be fine :lol: .
Ray your a cowboy
Come on
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:29 pm

Drill through the nut and shaft and hammer a nail through!
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Post by V8 Power » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:47 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:
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Drill through the nut and shaft and hammer a nail through!
Only if you bend the end over :thumleft:
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Post by Yorindesarin » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:49 pm

sKenDread wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:12 pm
Yorindesarin wrote:
sKenDread wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:38 pm
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I started off with just the 2 subs and thought bloody hell they look like eyes.
Next thing I'd drawn up the bad boy logo (a good friend designed it when she was a teen) then thought I could see the Mazda logo.
And did more searching and found "Mazda emblem owl logo" ImageImageImage
The important bit though, hows it sound?
I think it's going to take some time to get used to dude. For a cheap install, I think it's ok. A 10" with the same output in a sealed enclosure would probably punch just as hard.

I just wanted to do something with what I had Image

If you like the big ass bottom gangsta style then it does sound cool.

Pop and dance sounds ok. Rock and metal is a bit wobbly on the bottoms though.

No doubt I'll keep messing with the crossover and probably start reducing the input gain too.

One thing I do love. I can now hear the bass notes and not just feel the lo-mid punch over the exhaust! Image
Ahah not bad then really! Properly reminds me of the 2000s car scene via F&F style. You just need some LEDs/Neon strips in the boot and a playstation and you're good.
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Post by Harrizone » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:50 pm

mrspiller wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:20 pm
Ray your a cowboy
Come on
Thread lock is surely the minimum application or a bit of 2 part araldite ImageImage
Bit too technical for me, stick with what you know I say :lol: :lol: .
Now a distant memory unfortunately.

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Post by mrspiller » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:14 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:Drill through the nut and shaft and hammer a nail through!
I’ll try that tomorrow , good shout , it is a 1.25 thread so hard to get a nut for it


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Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:17 pm

mrspiller wrote:
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ChrisHolmes wrote:Drill through the nut and shaft and hammer a nail through!
I’ll try that tomorrow , good shout , it is a 1.25 thread so hard to get a nut for it


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Post by mrspiller » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:37 am

ChrisHolmes wrote:
mrspiller wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:14 pm
ChrisHolmes wrote:Drill through the nut and shaft and hammer a nail through!
I’ll try that tomorrow , good shout , it is a 1.25 thread so hard to get a nut for it


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You could get thread repair kit off eBay, or I could send you one if there us one in my bitsa box!
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:10 am

Glad you have a pair of nuts now.
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