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

Post by V8 Power » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:35 pm

Ok couldn’t hear stereo very well so full on u turn and have taken out the speakers and amp. Have also now removed the CD player above the HU for a bit more weight saving.
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Post by exiled--viking » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:25 pm

Started to clear out the garage of all the bits I accumulated over the last 14 years have to go to the local tip tomorrow to get rid of all the old mods and bits :shock: :shock:
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:02 pm

That's weird as I spent all day in my garage trying to make room for all the bits that your not going to be throwing out! Biggest issue is all the gubbings that I have in there due to having the engine out of my other RX-8 not to mention the standard exhaust, cat and suspension struts and two other stripped engines!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by nightfire10 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:15 pm

all the bits that your not going to be throwing out!
i'm sure i could help there Chris ;) ;)
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:25 pm

Still got the VR car which is going back to almost standard spec aside from the Lockwood Grills and Aero Kit and will then be sold. Well once I plonk and engine into it that is!
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Post by nightfire10 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:29 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:25 pm
Still got the VR car which is going back to almost standard spec aside from the Lockwood Grills and Aero Kit and will then be sold. Well once I plonk and engine into it that is!
Ah perhaps one with a supercharger ! ;) :race:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by SeeJay » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:39 pm

Nothing.

Nothing at all.

Just squeezed past her in the garage,to get at some stuff stored behind her..
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Post by Luke0611 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:47 pm

Gave her a wash. Now que the rainImage

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

Post by SAS » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:45 pm

Finally got my new 53mm radiator after waiting 3 months for it to arrive. Should keep the track car cool 8)
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Post by Luke0611 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:52 am

Hit 90k milesImage
Also found out how to reset the trip counter!

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Post by sKenDread » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:06 am

I like to use my phone in landscape. But the sucky thing is landscape isn't very friendly on this phone (Huawei Mate20 Pro). I struggled finding a launcher that was friendly with the aspect ratio.

Found one Image Lightning Launcher!

Next thing I wanted was a simplified view while connected to my car with larger app buttons etc...

Personally, I love Torque Pro but would rather have widgets as opposed to switching in and out of the app. Didn't like the look of torque pros widgets so I decided to build my own.

This way I could basically do what autoMate(car app) does and have dedicated simplified pages for music, monitoring etc...

My main motivation was to have a safer way to select what I wanted, more like an in car dashboard with larger easier to navigate actions.

It's still in its infancy but so far I'm grinning ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by bigpete8 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:10 pm

I want to know how you achieved 26mpg!!

and mine for today.....

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Post by sKenDread » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:32 pm

bigpete8 wrote:I want to know how you achieved 26mpg!!

and mine for today.....

Drove it like I stole it! (and managed to keep within limits, just)
oh that's the average calc on the top section. Haha its a bit too hairy to drive it hard at the moment. Driving with low RPMs seems to raise the consumption. I've found, that around 3.5 to 4k is the better consumption... I think, can't remember. It's only gathered that info since this month. I'd expect it to drop to 15mpg by the end of the month lol

It feels doesn't like the nanny drive though so I take it out and give it death every so often ImageImage

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Post by bigpete8 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:44 pm

yes 15 i have achieved :)
(that is my average since October)
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Post by New Duke » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:10 pm

Crikey Pete, you just be really enjoying it, or only driving super short journeys... or both?

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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:16 pm

The RX8 is capable of both ends of the spectrum. I've done 31mpg and I've done 4.2mpg - both averages
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Post by exiled--viking » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:51 pm

cleared up some more stuff glad the bin men arrive friday :shock:


oh an did some reading up on this little number New 2019 Toyota Supra finally breaks cover with 335bhp -
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:57 pm

I not buying one Tony

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Post by 13Black » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:06 pm

I, like everyone else outraged on The Internets, will not be trading in my financed Fiesta ST for the new Supra, and I demand that everyone hear about it because I rly rly was in the market for one, honest.
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Post by RobinPZ72 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:08 pm

3 month oil change with the wrong oil S**ll helix hx5 15w40!

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Post by Dom-PZ » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:52 pm

Put the cat back on... must be MOT o'clock...

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

Post by LeeW » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:52 pm

13Black wrote:
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I, like everyone else outraged on The Internets, will not be trading in my financed Fiesta ST for the new Supra, and I demand that everyone hear about it because I rly rly was in the market for one, honest.
Tell me about it. I know it's great for businesses and economy is a good thing most of the time, but I'm bored of all these blurred lines between manufactures and models sharing all the same parts. It makes nothing really feel special, most in particularly mid range cars. Then they want to tug on everyones nostalgia and build hype just because they're reusing an iconic model name. ZZZZZzzzzz

The memes I see on Instagram do make me chuckle though. But what really what hit it home for me is the interior... I made this image to show how dire the situation is...
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What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Neilparry » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:25 pm

ImageDone a bit of maintenance on bully today
Took the Toyo decat off and replaced with the quieter ghetto as I got black flagged at Donnington Imagedid sound awesome.

Cleaned up and resprayed a spare rust free sump
Cleaned out the maf and convoluted pipe, and new air filter And back on the trailer ready for the AGM meet at Castle Combe.
My daughter left her car with me to clean so went about washing all 5 cars on the drive.

A Very productive day
But I’m aching now Image
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by bigpete8 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:42 pm

New Duke wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:10 pm
Crikey Pete, you just be really enjoying it, or only driving super short journeys... or both?
Both... 🤔
I'm hoping my recent air filter change will up the average 😂

Oh and booked her in for recall at hodgson Mazda Gateshead.
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Post by bigpete8 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:01 pm

Cleared Ice off the windscreen this morning before driving to work.
Cleared snow off her whilst on my lunch :shock:
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