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

Post by mrspiller » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:14 am

Nickp47 wrote:Started it up for possibly the first time this year with the intention of doing a compression test.
The accelerator pedal however is not working and when it gets warm it starts auto-revving up and down.
Can I put this down to its current lack of steering wheel or potentially another issue?
This happened to me once after changing an engine
We tried a basic throttle reset , ignition on
Held it down for 10 seconds - up for 10 - back down for 10 - 5 times and it worked .
No idea where the thought came from but it worked


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

Post by Honkytonk » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:15 pm

Nickp47 wrote:
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Started it up for possibly the first time this year with the intention of doing a compression test.
The accelerator pedal however is not working and when it gets warm it starts auto-revving up and down.
Can I put this down to its current lack of steering wheel or potentially another issue?
I had a similar issue when I replaced my coils and a PCM reset cured it. I would say though, mine was doing it whilst cold as well, so it could be similar symptoms, different cause.

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:03 pm

Have you got a dongle plugged into the OBD port. If so unplug it and then restart the engine.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Nickp47 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:09 am

I don’t think so but will check

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

Post by Techathy » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:30 am

Bodge/test fitted the driver's seat from my Evroa into the RX8 and went for a 'quick' test drive... a tank of fuel later I'm 10x happier with my Rex and thinking a Tesla EV conversion is on the cards. Though I'll want a different chassis, after getting it high up on ramps I think the car's been in a queue bump rear-end collision :censored: :censored: :censored:

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Does anyone know how stop the airbag/SRS light going on without the OE seats installed?

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

Post by nightfire10 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:01 am

Not yet done but will 20mm spacers fit anniversary wheels without cutting the studs down?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by goodeggbob » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:33 am

hi Steve,if the studs project 27mm from hub face,as mine did,you would need to reduce them by 7mm,or pocket the back of the wheel to accomodate the extra,hope this is clear,rob.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by warpc0il » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:32 am

Techathy wrote:
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Does anyone know how stop the airbag/SRS light going on without the OE seats installed?
The SRS is looking for a specific resistance down each circuit, whether that's for the seat airbag or the seat-belt pre-tensioner.

If you remove either then fit a resistor across the connector that you unplug.
See search.php?keywords=airbag+resistor
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Techathy » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:46 am

Ah! I was looking at ways to code out the seat airbags to turn the light off! :lol:

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

Post by gazmazdauk » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:17 pm

Recently MOT'd and just advisories on two front tyres due to kerbing.

Something still wasn't right, so it went into Rotary Revs for an oil/filter change and check-up.

One drop link will need changing in the future - ok for now, sump seal is starting to bubble, will need changing - ok for now.

Biggest thing is, well priciest anyhow, differential will need replacing - ok to drive for now.


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

Post by New Duke » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:27 pm

Pretty sure bigpete is still open for all your rotary needs. No need to go without.

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

Post by Neilparry » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:41 pm

Yesterday I loaded VR onto the trailer ready for Anglesey on Saturday. Then today Circuit Days cancelled the day.
So it’s back off with VR as I need to use the trailer next week


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Post by Neilparry » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:55 pm

Or maybe not. According to boris


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Post by PaulAV » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:30 pm

Due to a few days of nice weather and being out of work again (was only agency) I thought it would be the ideal time to get the waxoil out, hopefully got a good coating inside both sills front to back. May have a go at the rear subframe tomorrow and maybe fit my brand new exhaust shrouds.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by V8 Power » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:41 am

Washed my Rex today for the first time in about 3 years and true to form it was then plopped on by the feathered flying squad!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by nightfire10 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:05 am

As I have to stay home for the next 12 weeks I thought I'd get the decat out of the shed and clean it up! Any idea how much it would be worth? As far as I know its a racing beat duel resonated decat
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Nickp47 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:19 am

£200-250 normally

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

Post by mrspiller » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:29 pm

If it’s not a Mazda one hardly bugger all
And price of scrap dropped about 70% end of last week
Not sure where it is now


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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:07 pm

Shuffled them around on the drive so I can get to all four wheels on each car and do the brakes and suspension swap over. Well once the orange paint arrives that is. May strip the TEINs whilst they are off and paint the springs green.
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Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:40 pm

Figured as it's the first day of isolation for me and its sunny and not windy out. That I'd take the wheels off the 8 and have a peak under the arch liners.. However on the passenger side this has happened!
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Also noticed some rust at the bottom of my passenger wing. Only surface so I should be able to save it right?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by nightfire10 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:46 pm

mrspiller wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:29 pm
If it’s not a Mazda one hardly bugger all
And price of scrap dropped about 70% end of last week
Not sure where it is now


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

Post by qwakers » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:51 pm

Yorindesarin wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:40 pm
Figured as it's the first day of isolation for me and its sunny and not windy out. That I'd take the wheels off the 8 and have a peak under the arch liners.. However on the passenger side this has happened!

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Also noticed some rust at the bottom of my passenger wing. Only surface so I should be able to save it right?

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1st pic, slide a screwdriver underneath and smack the screwdriver with a hammer. it will fall apart. need a new one after, but they're not hard to find.

2nd pic, bet you thats coming from inside, be a lot worse once you start cleaning it up.

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:58 pm

Ight I'll give the screwdriver a go tomorrow if it's nice weather James.

You think so? Completely new wing then since that one's been badly repainted before. So cleaning up that rust I'd have it repainted anyway. VR matching issues though.

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:28 pm

Yorindesarin wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:40 pm
Figured as it's the first day of isolation for me and its sunny and not windy out. That I'd take the wheels off the 8 and have a peak under the arch liners.. However on the passenger side this has happened!

received_1398989560275729.jpeg

Also noticed some rust at the bottom of my passenger wing. Only surface so I should be able to save it right?

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Heat up a small flat blade screwdriver just enough ti melt the plastic and push it into the centre. Hold it until it cools, you can use a wet cloth or spray to speed cooling up, then just turn the driver gently et voila!
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