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

Post by New Duke » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:19 pm

Vj4sothername wrote:
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Broke this bent that...Image what should I be searching for to replace the hose connector? I'm hoping I can straighten out the plate.ImageImage

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Hard to tell from the photo but it looks like the back of your accordion pipe might be cracked. Maybe worth a closer inspection if you haven't already.

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

Post by Vj4sothername » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:20 pm

Thanks New Duke, I'll take a close look at it tomorrow. I'm hoping its just where my hands been rubbing on the edge.
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Hard to tell from the photo but it looks like the back of your accordion pipe might be cracked. Maybe worth a closer inspection if you haven't already.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Devon_Fourie » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:48 pm

Vj4sothername wrote:Broke this bent that...Image what should I be searching for to replace the hose connector? I'm hoping I can straighten out the plate.ImageImage

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I broke that same elbow joint. I bought a couple from big Pete with swift delivery. Drop him a message. He sells them as pairs so I keep one safe Image

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

Post by V8 Power » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:42 pm

Changed the oil and filter on the R3
It should be an easy job using the Pella but the location of the filter makes it a right pain.
I probably write the same on here every time but as I get older it gets more and more difficult crawling under the car to get at the filter.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by shroom » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:30 pm

V8 Power wrote:Changed the oil and filter on the R3
It should be an easy job using the Pella but the location of the filter makes it a right pain.
I probably write the same on here every time but as I get older it gets more and more difficult crawling under the car to get at the filter.
Used my axle stand jacking pads for the first time and they worked well.
I'm 28 and find it a nuisance getting under the car my back and knees hate it lol so God knows what I will be like when I'm older!

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

Post by Phil Bate » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:42 am

Set some sensible camber for an unsensible ride height



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

Post by mrspiller » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:48 am

Phil Bate wrote:Set some sensible camber for an unsensible ride height



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Looming good Phil - completion must be imminent


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

Post by johnbb99 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:33 pm

Many thanks to Wayne (Mr Spiller) for providing replacement oil cooler pipes and coolers at short notice.
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The brackets have suffered the predictable corrosion, so should I I leave them as they are (probably not), accept that they are weaker and just derust and repaint, or do I need to buy replacements at about £25 each?

And do I need to worry about the corrosion inside this pipe joint?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by johnbb99 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:42 pm

...oh, and, any point in cleaning up and repainting the cast aluminium pieces?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Neilparry » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:33 pm

I’d Clean the inner part of the fittings with wire wool and clean out with wd40 or a solvent cleaner
Could do the same to the outside if your fussy.


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

Post by NeMFO » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:48 pm

I am intending to do a compression test tomorrow morning but need to know how to isolate the ignition and injection systems. Can any one help with that please? What fuses do I pull?

Also, what is the best workshop manual? I am used to working out of Haynes manuals which I like but I haven’t been able to find one for the 8.

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

Post by nightfire10 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:00 pm

NeMFO wrote:I am intending to do a compression test tomorrow morning but need to know how to isolate the ignition and injection systems. Can any one help with that please? What fuses do I pull?

Also, what is the best workshop manual? I am used to working out of Haynes manuals which I like but I haven’t been able to find one for the 8.
Ess disconnect you will need airbox out turn your left hand back to front to pull connector off then your sorted for compression test! Image

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

Post by nightfire10 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:09 pm

Thumb one side of the belt and fingers the other

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

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

Post by Dave2112 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:39 pm

I find it easier to disconnect the ESS from underneath, as the car is already jacked up (on axle stands) with the wheel off to access the plugs. Saves stripping the air box out.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Vj4sothername » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:16 pm


New Duke wrote:
Hard to tell from the photo but it looks like the back of your accordion pipe might be cracked. Maybe worth a closer inspection if you haven't already.
Checked the pipe and all is well. It's just a clean bit ImageImage
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by NeMFO » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:27 pm

I got some intriguing results from the compression test today. One rotor exceptionally good on a 65000 mile car by my way of thinking and the other not so good at all so it looks like I am in the market for a rebuild. Love the sound of Carl’s 192 special bridge although I need to check the rest of the car over to make sure it is worth spending the money on first.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Vj4sothername » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:06 pm

Continued getting everything ready for engine removal for a home rebuild. Only top bell housing bolts and engine mounts to go. Found someone's done a lovely job on "fixing" the secondary exhaust O2 sensor. ImageImage
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by warpc0il » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:22 pm

Had the cable been routed wrong, so it wouldn't reach, or was it an aftermarket cat with the sensor mount in a different place?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by 13Black » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:29 pm

Irregardless, all the aftermarket cats/decats I've seen with sensors mounted in a different place still allow the factory O2 sensor cable to reach it without a problem.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Vj4sothername » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:11 pm


warpc0il wrote:Had the cable been routed wrong, so it wouldn't reach, or was it an aftermarket cat with the sensor mount in a different place?

13Black wrote:Irregardless, all the aftermarket cats/decats I've seen with sensors mounted in a different place still allow the factory O2 sensor cable to reach it without a problem.

Not sure about the routing tbh as I've only ever seen this one. It's defo a cheap aftermarket one. I've not found a heat shield attached to it either that will explain the scorching seat mounts in the cabin. It should have one right?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Nickp47 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:14 pm

The seat mounts do get very hot with cheapo cats
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by johnbb99 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:18 pm

I've been cleaning up my replacement oil coolers as they may be needed and found one of the fixings was so badly corroded that I sheared the bolt trying to unthread it.
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And in detail:

Are these clips (that rusty bit, with a nut welded on underneath) a standard part that I might find elsewhere or be able to buy?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PaulAV » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:58 am

Not me personally, but Nick swapped out my leaking rear main oil seal, inspected rear stationary bearing whilst replacing O ring, minimal wear with no copper showing (engine has about 25k on it since rebuild) so all I have to watch out for now is rust as the oil leak was doing a good job at keeping the corrosion at bay
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by mi60o0 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:59 am

Parked my rx8 in my Inlaws house and sorn it.
One more drive to come is mallory and then sorn again
Hello rx8 2020 summer after this.
One job to do is to replace the radiator and expansion tank I ordered from Japan.
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