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

Post by Pippypip » Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:20 pm

So today I started transferring over parts from my old block to my new block and I ended up snapping a pipe that comes off of the little plate that attaches to the red injector (2005 s1) mounting point.

Does anyone know where I would be able to get a replacement from or know a part number so I can go and get a replacement ASAP?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Begall » Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:57 pm

Tried out that Armor all headlight restoration wipe kit today, since I’ve got a pretty fogged up headlight. It’s not come out perfect, but initially at least vastly improved:
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Post by Pippypip » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:46 pm

Got the part that I needed from RX motors in Salisbury (thanks to Chris for the suggestion) and have just finished putting the engine in on the mounts and booting up the bell housing. Now I have the fun job of wiring and plumbing it all up tomorrow ImageImageImage
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Post by Pippypip » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:08 pm

Ended up adding more to the engine today, hopefully the car will be up and running tomorrow and ready for a quick coolant flush and then back to Coventry hopefully.

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Post by Nanotrox » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:49 pm

Fitted some new battery terminal clamps an easy job that probably couldn't have gone worse. 30 minute job turned 2 hours after dropping a nut down a gap #-o #-o

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Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:27 pm

Sooo enquired with a Mazda dealer about the drain hole plug I need to likely pass my MOT... Not available from Mazda Uk... Or Europe.. And no date from Japan for it. Damn... What to do about that I guess.

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

Post by rotatopotato » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:29 pm

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Sooo enquired with a Mazda dealer about the drain hole plug I need to likely pass my MOT... Not available from Mazda Uk... Or Europe.. And no date from Japan for it. Damn... What to do about that I guess.
Try Bigpete :thumleft:

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Post by Pippypip » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:34 pm

So I got my engine all up and running yesterday and was ready to go home but noticed a small coolant drip coming from the water pump area which has meant I have had to stay another day Image. Also forget that I had to bleed the clutch which wasn’t a fun experience to do today....Image
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PaulAV » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:42 pm

If it turns out to be the water pump they are in short supply with Mazda and over £100, I purchased one online from Mick's garage for less than £30
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Post by Pippypip » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:44 pm

PaulAV wrote:If it turns out to be the water pump they are in short supply with Mazda and over £100, I purchased one online from Mick's garage for less than £30
I have a feeling that it should just be a bad gasket because it’s basically a brand new pump the guy gave me with the engine

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:47 pm

rotatopotato wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:29 pm
Yorindesarin wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:27 pm
Sooo enquired with a Mazda dealer about the drain hole plug I need to likely pass my MOT... Not available from Mazda Uk... Or Europe.. And no date from Japan for it. Damn... What to do about that I guess.
Try Bigpete :thumleft:
Have done before. No dice. :/
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Post by Pippypip » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:48 pm

Yorindesarin wrote:
rotatopotato wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:29 pm
Yorindesarin wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:27 pm
Sooo enquired with a Mazda dealer about the drain hole plug I need to likely pass my MOT... Not available from Mazda Uk... Or Europe.. And no date from Japan for it. Damn... What to do about that I guess.
Try Bigpete :thumleft:
Have done before. No dice. :/
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Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:54 pm

Theres a drain hole under the drivers seat, passengers seat and a couple further back under the car. Probably used to form the floor pan etc.

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Post by Pippypip » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:56 pm

Yorindesarin wrote:Theres a drain hole under the drivers seat, passengers seat and a couple further back under the car. Probably used to form the floor pan etc.

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Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:58 pm

Dang. When I asked BigPete he said the ones on the car he was breaking were also no good.. I might be able to actually just stick the one thats already there down with something to pass.

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Post by Pippypip » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:03 pm

Yorindesarin wrote:Dang. When I asked BigPete he said the ones on the car he was breaking were also no good.. I might be able to actually just stick the one thats already there down with something to pass.
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Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:06 pm

Ahah possibly. I think James said something similar... I need to clean up all the corrosion though and slap vatcan everywhere so I still have a floor pan to restore... Or itll get expensive quickly :/

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Post by Pippypip » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:09 pm

Yorindesarin wrote:Ahah possibly. I think James said something similar... I need to clean up all the corrosion though and slap vatcan everywhere so I still have a floor pan to restore... Or itll get expensive quickly :/
Sounds like fun.... Gotta do the same to mine soon along with my brakes seeing the engine is now sorted

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Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:10 pm

My plan this year was to strip everything back to good metal up to the subframes as I didnt want to remove those... Vatcan everything. Possibly paint it and then slap on some OE style underseal.

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Post by Pippypip » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:13 pm

Ah fair enough I need to do all the underside from the rear subframe forwards as the last owner stuck in an r3 subframe which was reconditioned

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Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:15 pm

Yeah its unlikely Ill get it undersealed this year and stripped completely back.. But Im going to wirebrush any rust I can see and Vatcan it... As thatll at least stop its progression.. Then after I move south I can get it sorted properly.

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

Post by rotatopotato » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:25 pm

Took it in to Preserve & Protect this morning thinking they'd just be looking at the damage (see previous posts in this thread where I punched a hole with my jack), so I was very pleasantly surprised when Mark asked if I could leave it and come back later.

£95 and it's all sorted, absolutely stoked with that service.

Yorin - worth considering for your car if you're not too far away from Johnstone and can't be arsed doing it yourself. It was £650 to do the whole underside and that includes annual top-ups (you pay for any wax used to top up where its needed but that's it).

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Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:31 pm

Currently in North East Scotland but Ill give it a look. £650 is quite a big spend for me.. The cars already pushing over its own value in what Ive spent on it... Though I do want to see at as a keep it on the road and healthy kinda thing.. Because my sills have no rust currently at all.. Might be easier once Ive moved to England though. Or more expensive.

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

Post by rotatopotato » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:12 pm

Might be too much of a hassle logistically as they take the car for the week.

I'd think down south it'd more likely get cheaper, especially around the middle where all the motorsport/performance/vintage car/bike places seem to be based. Can't comment on quality and service though.

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