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

Post by mrspiller » Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:01 pm

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

Post by New Duke » Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:02 pm

Crikey I dread to think of what some of your filters look like if that isn't considered filthy.

The pollen filters you took out Smutty don't look carbon activated, are the new ones that you put in? It's a good idea especially if you drive the kids around.

Remember to be gentle putting those filters in if they have a cardboard border and not a plastic one like the more expensive filters do. Squishing them during fitting creates gaps.

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:21 pm

Oh yeah I only looked at the pic on my phone before so didnt quite see the colouration properly.
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Racing beat Revi, Tein street basis z coilovers, RRP Mk2 Coils (and one Mk3), Stock catback, Cruise Control (Zoom Zoom).

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

Post by SmuttyHutty » Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:25 pm

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Crikey I dread to think of what some of your filters look like if that isn't considered filthy.

The pollen filters you took out Smutty don't look carbon activated, are the new ones that you put in? It's a good idea especially if you drive the kids around.

Remember to be gentle putting those filters in if they have a cardboard border and not a plastic one like the more expensive filters do. Squishing them during fitting creates gaps.
The air filter isn't carbon activated:
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The cabin filters are. And they have the plastic surround. The old ones were flimsy cardboard.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Pippypip » Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:42 pm

Just got a bill for £680 for all the welding that needed doing and the front braided brake hoses that I didn’t want to touch because the bolts were seized and rounded


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

Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:45 pm

How much welding was that?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Pippypip » Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:57 pm

Bits in the rear wheel well, front wheel well and some plates on the sills

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

Post by Pippypip » Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:58 pm

Oh and that also included an mot and brake fluid replacement

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:59 pm

Ah thats a fair amount of labour work then. Probably not too much of an actual bill when you think about it I guess? Their time at whatever rate plus materials etc. Still its ouch. Almost as good as my £500 clutch change last year... (Not including the clutch).
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Post by Pippypip » Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:01 pm

Yorindesarin wrote:Ah thats a fair amount of labour work then. Probably not too much of an actual bill when you think about it I guess? Their time at whatever rate plus materials etc. Still its ouch. Almost as good as my £500 clutch change last year... (Not including the clutch).
Yeah they were going to charge £400 for the welding on the rear wheel well but I think the guy felt bad for me because I’m young and poor so he dropped it a bit Image

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

Post by Honkytonk » Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:18 pm

Yeah mine was £400 for my two rear arches. In retrospect, bearing in mind the amount of cleaning up they had to do in the area, I got off lightly.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by SmuttyHutty » Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:57 am

Seriously thinking of getting gold alloys for my Nordic Green 8. I've pinched someone else's pic for reference.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Yorindesarin » Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:33 am

Personally I'd go less of a yellow gold and more of a brassy red gold with a green car. It'd be a bit more subdued but should look a little nicer I think. Especially as nordic green is quite a dark colour.
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For whats pending... See here: viewtopic.php?f=104&t=81689

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

Post by V8 Power » Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:18 am

Yes, I think a rose gold would look really nice.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by SmuttyHutty » Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:17 am

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Personally I'd go less of a yellow gold and more of a brassy red gold with a green car. It'd be a bit more subdued but should look a little nicer I think. Especially as nordic green is quite a dark colour.
I was also thinking of a matt gold - possibly textured
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Yorindesarin » Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:04 pm

Matte would definitely be better. I'd still go more bronze than yellow gold. But that's just me. :p
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Racing beat Revi, Tein street basis z coilovers, RRP Mk2 Coils (and one Mk3), Stock catback, Cruise Control (Zoom Zoom).

For whats pending... See here: viewtopic.php?f=104&t=81689

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

Post by v-rex » Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:38 pm

Out with the Bridgestones RE05A's at the front (2015) and S001's at the rear (2016) and in with the uniroyal rainsport 5's in 235/40/18 all around. Got an alignment done as well, turns out it was a bit out. Alignment guy said you done something to the bottom of the car ? It's all oily ? I sheepishly said yes, rust proofed it. He said phew, I thought you had a major oil leak....

Wheels look a bit different with the sidewalls bulging out a bit more and I think the car sits lower, but maybe I just think that as I know it's lower profile. Didn't get much of a drive so far, and of course they will need to be scrubbed in, but definitely feel softer so far than my Bridgestones over bumps. Interested to see how they feel once they are fully up to grip.

P.S. I know the car needs a wash but it's raining all weekend so I'll get to that shortly....
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by nightfire10 » Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:52 pm

Painted the rears! ImageImage
Also I should say I bought a cheap impact driver £58 as taking wheels on and off isn't good for my lungs Image and it was so much easier apart from smacking my finger nail undoing calliper Image
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by v-rex » Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:23 pm

nightfire10 wrote:
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Painted the rears!

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I like the colour choice!

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

Post by Markl17 » Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:35 pm

Just need caliper stickers from the club shop and would be perfect
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by nightfire10 » Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:36 pm

Got to remember where I put them lol had them for so long

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

Post by SmuttyHutty » Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:14 pm

nightfire10 wrote:
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Painted the rears! ImageImage

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I like those wheels. Are they the Mazda3 wheels?

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Post by nightfire10 » Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:26 pm

40th anniversary wheels

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:36 pm

Basically the same style as the mazda 3 wheels just different measurements. :p
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For whats pending... See here: viewtopic.php?f=104&t=81689

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

Post by nightfire10 » Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:41 pm

Not the 8 but my van vivaro 1.9 this light came on and off randomly due to snapped wire to left injector and running as if on 2 cylinders. started coming on and off again wire OK not as rough also another fault is when first started there isn't any throttle response for a minute then starts coming back slowly? Any ideas Image
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