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

Post by Bigblueknight3k » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:16 pm

They do it on all of them it has to be done

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:20 pm

So this would be why my exhaust tip is not sitting at all straight... Sadly I won't have funds for a stainless catback for quite some time and I don't see the point in getting a cheapy one... Other than maybe bashing the insides of my cat out since its probably dead anyway. Decisions... New coils come first though!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by nightfire10 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:34 pm

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Good luck with that i wouldn't go back to them if you paid me !
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by qwakers » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:40 pm

Yorindesarin wrote:
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So this would be why my exhaust tip is not sitting at all straight... Sadly I won't have funds for a stainless catback for quite some time and I don't see the point in getting a cheapy one... Other than maybe bashing the insides of my cat out since its probably dead anyway. Decisions... New coils come first though!

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either take it to a exhaust shop and get it welded back on, or pay fo the shipping and ill send you my old (OEM) catback.

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:42 pm

My mechanic could likely weld it back on he's the type where he's experienced in literally everything. He's just currently on holiday so I'll wait until he gets back and see what he has to say and let you know if I need your old one if thats alright? Muchly appreciated!

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

Post by Scotty PZ » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:15 pm

Fitted my AEM CAI with the help of my son, it was really straight forward aside from finding rust and having to deal with that before I could progress!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by SeeJay » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:16 pm

Scotty,while you had the bumper off,it would have been worthwhile removing the headlights too..rust gets a foothold in the apertures ;)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Scotty PZ » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:17 pm

Juey wrote:
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....oh, also bought a Racing Beat Rev 8 cat back to be swapped with the Pettit very shortly.
When you whip off the pettit back box keep me in mind! I'm after one....
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Juey » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:29 pm

...already sold. They're in demand!
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Post by xamtex » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:53 pm

i swore loudly at mine this afternoon...i got it all sorted and packed for japfest yesterday,i went up the garage this afternoon to do a final few things and when i turned the key....nothing much...the battery has died overnight...one quick trip to my local factor 15 minutes before closing time and 80 quid lighter in the pocket and im back in buisness.

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

Post by Scotty PZ » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:05 pm

Juey wrote:
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...already sold. They're in demand!
Yeah, I saw the thread a couple of minutes after posting. I'm glad it sold quickly for you.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Scotty PZ » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:07 pm

SeeJay wrote:
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Scotty,while you had the bumper off,it would have been worthwhile removing the headlights too..rust gets a foothold in the apertures ;)
Balls. I wish I had known that. I changed all of the old bolts to stainless ones while I was at it, then I treated nearly every surface with hammerite black tough paint stuff, I used to use it on my past projects and it holds up well. I will no doubt have the bumper off at some point and will have a look behind the headlights.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by SeeJay » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:18 pm

Scotty PZ wrote:
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Balls. I wish I had known that..
Don't stress it,buddy ;) It's really only surface rust..I found this out when I dropped the bumper on my R3,in order to swap out the sidelights to LED's - I just used Vactan rust treatment,and a coat of Frost chassis black paint (my car's black,but it wouldn't show anyway) :thumright:
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Post by Bigblueknight3k » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:15 am

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:44 pm

Sooo the tip of my exhaust that had broken off has now... fallen off completely. Did try yesterday to get it off before this happened but it just didnt want to play ball... Guess Ill be sorting sh*t out with qwakers on shipping now aha.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Bigblueknight3k » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:49 pm

Wax job worked well lolImage

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

Post by warpc0il » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:30 pm

So, are all the blue cars parked at the other end?
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Post by Bigblueknight3k » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:32 pm

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

Post by Ranjan » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:45 pm

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Ohh that RS2000 :D :D
That was my 19th birthday present, I loved it soooo much. That car taught me how to corner properly.

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Post by mrspiller » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:48 pm

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Ohh that RS2000 :D :D
That was my 19th birthday present, I loved it soooo much. That car taught me how to corner properly.

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

Post by warpc0il » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:57 pm

I learnt to drift in a Morris 1000 on crossply tyres.
On a wet roundabout you could go round and round, wheels spinning, on full opposite lock, at little over walking speed, steering with the throttle.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Ranjan » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:19 pm

warpc0il wrote:
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I learnt to drift in a Morris 1000 on crossply tyres.
On a wet roundabout you could go round and round, wheels spinning, on full opposite lock, at little over walking speed, steering with the throttle.
You are in good company so did good ol' Tiff.

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

Post by Ranjan » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:21 pm

mrspiller wrote:
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Wax job worked well lolImage

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Ohh that RS2000 :D :D
That was my 19th birthday present, I loved it soooo much. That car taught me how to corner properly.

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You would have thought so Wayne but the company I was keeping then, well, to them it was just a Ford.

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:30 pm

Drove it to Japfest Donington, parked it on the stand, opened all the doors and bonnet and unloaded the gazebo and food, fast forward, reloaded the car closed all the doors and drove home after yet another great day out with the RX8OC
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by SeeJay » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:06 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:
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Drove it to Japfest Donington, parked it on the stand, opened all the doors and bonnet and completely diverted attention away from SeeJay's R3..
Damn you,sir :!: ;) :lol:
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