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Title: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 15, 2019, 05:49:59 PM

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Took the plunge...... 15 years too late in my opinion.

Handles beautifully, I’ll take my hat off to Mazda.

So much more responsive and poised than the legacy.

Doesn’t have the grunt of the legacy but the power delivery is so addictive.

Just cog it down and grin. Reminds me of old two stroke bikes in my yoof. Flat then cog it down to hear the revs climb. It’s so easy to drive, so forgiving. It’s also like being reunited with an old car you owned years ago that you never forgot what it was like.

I’ll post some more pics in the daylight.

It’s not a beautiful example, but it was £1100 with 12 months ticket from Tim at rx motors.

Rebuilt 10000 miles ago so should be a few good years from her.

Plans......

Daily drive for a while.

Donor parts car at some stage for the rotus. Then new project car.

If the rotus handles as well as this with all the 8 running gear on it with around 400 - 500 kilo less, I’ll be very happy


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: lennycarloff on December 15, 2019, 06:19:38 PM
Congratulations, with that fresh rebuild engine it sounds like you got a great car for the money, you just got to try it on track to see how good a job Mazda did on it. :13:
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 15, 2019, 06:43:49 PM
It would be rude not too.

Track day virgin, I'd rather put the 8 in the gravel than the Rotus project after after all the graft
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Casey on December 16, 2019, 12:00:43 AM
54 plate, the best vintage IMHO  ;)
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: re japi on December 16, 2019, 06:57:12 AM
Nice!!! Remember to rev it!  :great:
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 16, 2019, 09:26:34 AM
Oh I do..... but the buzzer keeps screaming at me. The revs go up, the fuel goes down.

Love it haha


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: clive on December 16, 2019, 06:05:21 PM
Oh I do..... but the buzzer keeps screaming at me. The revs go up, the fuel goes down.

Love it haha

The revs go up, the fuel goes down.  Now your getting the hang of it  :))
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 17, 2019, 08:19:17 AM
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Lovely, milky milky .....

I’ve read somewhere this is normal at this time of year especially on the early 8’s And no real cause for concern .

Can someone confirm this

Prior to my ownership the car sat outside in all weathers, hence the green moss round the outside of every panel. And did less than 2 miles a day


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on December 17, 2019, 10:00:58 AM
Nothing to worry about.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on December 17, 2019, 10:02:56 AM
Get down to a 1/4 of tank of fuel...put some cataclean init and drive to the beep...thatll clear the carbon out from short journeys.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 17, 2019, 10:09:00 AM
Cheers Jon.

I bought an obd2 reader last night as if I need one for the rotus, I’ll just buy one now.

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It will be here Friday so I can have a play at the weekend and dig some codes out on the steering rack issue.

I dropped some of that two stroke oil in the tank on Sunday.

Lemme get this intermittent fault on the rack sorted then I’ll pop some cataclean in and enjoy being able to steer easily lol





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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on December 17, 2019, 10:13:14 AM
Cool. Nice to have your own scanner...got a link to it? I sold my Snap On...stopped all my neghbours banging on my door lol.
Just got a basic engine code scanner now.

The manuals are here with descriptions of codes in Rx8 technical.
Get the code look it up and sort.

Parts are dirt cheap.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 17, 2019, 10:15:35 AM
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALL-System-Diagnostic-Scanner-ABS-SRS-Oil-Service-ESP-OBD2-Code-Reader-Scan-Tool/392268054598?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649


Here ya go
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on December 17, 2019, 10:16:04 AM
Its ok ive googled it nice...good price for a tool with that many functions.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 17, 2019, 10:18:09 AM
Im a very analogue kind of guy as you have probably worked out already.

As long as its simple to use, ill be ok. It will be a nice learning curve for me too to get familiar with all this modern engine malarky.
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on December 17, 2019, 10:21:49 AM
Just like a smart phone..plug n play easy peasy.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 17, 2019, 10:41:52 AM
Just like a smart phone..plug n play easy peasy.

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Haha famous last words

Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: clive on December 17, 2019, 11:49:43 AM
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Lovely, milky milky .....

I’ve read somewhere this is normal at this time of year especially on the early 8’s And no real cause for concern .

Can someone confirm this

Prior to my ownership the car sat outside in all weathers, hence the green moss round the outside of every panel. And did less than 2 miles a day


Our first RX-8 only had 6000 miles on it when we bought it  and the filer neck looked the same. I just used to change the oil when it reappeared just to make sure there was no watery stuff floating around.
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 17, 2019, 01:18:48 PM
Cheers Clive,

There nothing on the dip stick ( no not me ) just around the filler cap threads

Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 23, 2019, 11:40:45 AM
So purchased a flashy all singing and dancing OBD II scanner tool coz I got an intermittent fault on the power steering.

It Didnt turn up before I broke up. Didn’t know a family member had got a decent one, oh well I could have spent 200 quid in the pub and had nothing to show for it apart from a bucket and a sore head.

So I plugged it in this morning. Turned on the ignition. Scanned......... no fault codes ..... hmmmmmm started it up....... power steering works.

This could be “Christine II - the sequel”


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on December 23, 2019, 11:47:00 AM
Keep it n the car mate....sounds like a dodgy corroded connection to me....under the battery tray is a few connections and the black white power and neutral go into a big plug on the rack under there.
If when it plays up pull over and get da code.

On here is the full manuals under rx8 technical so a detail fault finding chart.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 23, 2019, 11:48:11 AM
Good idea, thanks Jon


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 23, 2019, 11:52:40 AM
Tomorrow I may pull all the tray out and give the terminals a scrape n clean and spray


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on December 23, 2019, 11:57:59 AM
I expect it to be pretty grim under there and the tray bolts to be rotted and may well shear...have a look and proceed with caution as could be a more lengthy job. Check under the ecu (pcm). As that is where the eps module is to..but id start at rack tbh. When you disconnect power..i believe the white is nuetral and black is power to confuse you on  re attachment

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 23, 2019, 12:09:34 PM
I looked in the fuse box in the engine compartment earlier.

Well.......

Let’s say it doesn’t look stock

There’s a looped piece of wire with a spade terminal on each end acting a fuse.

And another longggggg red wire connected to nothing in the box and the other end may as well be connected to the NSF tyre

It’s hard to believe there’s people worse than me at wiring


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 23, 2019, 12:10:30 PM
The tray may be ok as Tim has been in there recently ......

...... unless he’s kindly sheared the bolts in advance lol


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 23, 2019, 12:14:09 PM
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Hey kids..... here’s what not to do


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on December 23, 2019, 12:25:47 PM
Thats for the rad fans innit?

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on December 23, 2019, 12:27:52 PM
Anyways nothing in there for eps....its a standalone system...fuse is on battery post.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 24, 2019, 08:25:31 AM
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I get the distinct impression it’s been spitting flames......
Maybe Mazda should have made these parts around the bumper out of something other than plastic


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: rote8 on December 24, 2019, 09:36:43 AM
But they did forsee this problem and to guard against it produced a very, very expensive stainless exhaust shroud that fit in the recess. Cannot remember for the life of me the cost of these but it was as all RX8 extras b****y exhorbitant. Ask me how I know. :smiley_confused1:
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on December 24, 2019, 09:47:01 AM
Its the overun Jamie...best way is to rev out select the next gear and coast  no throttle. Youll get a lovely long flame then.
Westy does some epic flames using that technique.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on December 24, 2019, 10:01:35 AM
Its why i told you to lengthen your pipes...where the rotus fuel tank?

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 24, 2019, 10:34:07 AM
Behind the drivers seat lol


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on December 24, 2019, 10:40:53 AM
Thats ok.. then.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 24, 2019, 10:45:32 AM
But I like to smoke lol

I gotta put the brake n clutch fluid reservoirs slightly behind the seats on top of the transmission tunnel.

No room in the engine bay.

The m/c’s come back into the cockpit under my heels.

The obvious place is on the bulkhead and gravity feed..... some twonk put an exhaust in the way


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on December 24, 2019, 11:00:55 AM
I am still concerned about that exhaust mate...next time your drivng your eight put your hand on the transmission tunnel...rotarys do heat very well.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 24, 2019, 11:02:25 AM
I’m having the headers and decat pipe ceramic coated and there’s reflective panels going everywhere


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on December 24, 2019, 11:02:52 AM
Cool lol  Clive had it.that will sort it...blimin expensive.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on December 24, 2019, 11:03:14 AM
Literally lol


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on January 19, 2020, 03:26:07 PM
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Had the 8 valeted inside and out, she scrubs up for a old girl.

Front bumper faded to hell, but that won’t slow me down


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on January 19, 2020, 06:07:32 PM
Steering been ok?

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on January 19, 2020, 07:51:45 PM
Still intermittent ......

I need to get my obd2 scanner in the car, for when it has a wobbly

I can still drive it when it's firm

Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Paul_13 on January 25, 2020, 06:45:44 PM
Get forscan mate. Have a read www.forscan.org . Real cheap diagnostic level software
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on January 26, 2020, 06:01:34 AM
Already treated myself to an all singing jobby that tells me when I went to the loo last lol


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on February 07, 2020, 07:57:51 AM
Can anyone recommend some tyres, mainly road use, but want some decent grip AND last more than 1000 miles......

Its for the 8 obviously

Thanks
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on February 07, 2020, 09:31:58 PM
Uniroyal rainsports.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Casey on February 07, 2020, 09:40:24 PM
Tough one. I can't answer from my personal current experience, as I run Uniroyal Rainsport 3's for road and wet track, plus Federal 595SRS semi-slicks for road and dry track. The Rainsports are useless for dry trackdays as they overheat very quickly, but awesome in the wet and great on the road!

Worn 595's (start at 5.5mm: below 3mm+wet=   ??? ???) are not recommended for wet track use!!

There is huge debate on the Rx-8 OC on road tyres and current favourites seem to be:

Avon ZZ5 (probably a slight favourite of the bunch, based on forum feedback)
Pirelli P Zero
Bridgestone Potenza S001
Vredestain Vorti

I've had 4 sets of Vredestein Ultra Sessantas before they were discontinued a few years ago. They were fantastic all rounders, road, dry/wet track. I've no experience of the Vortis that replaced them, but a few guys have commented very favourably on them.
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on February 08, 2020, 08:46:34 AM
Thanks guys I’ll give the uniroyals a go


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on February 08, 2020, 09:02:34 AM
There really good price...epic in wet and just as good as any road performance tyre imo.
Yep track theyll be destroyed but again any road tyre will be...but your new to track so they should be fine as your learning.
If you get into trackdays then id suggest another set of wheels with track compound.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on February 08, 2020, 09:04:57 AM



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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: clive on February 08, 2020, 09:15:51 AM
Uniroyal rainsports.

Alot of the cars in Track Attack use these as wet tyres
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on February 08, 2020, 09:18:06 AM
 Vredstein seessanta were very good
As Malcolm said ,the vorti have good reviews .good of tracks too


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on February 08, 2020, 09:20:03 AM
I can drive the scooby onit full confidence like the dry in the wet with uniroyals..they are epic. Massive spray cloud behind too.
I think you will be fine for the jdm track session on them..as a learning experience...and if its wet youll be driving god

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on February 08, 2020, 09:31:09 AM
I can drive the scooby onit full confidence like the dry in the wet with uniroyals..they are epic. Massive spray cloud behind too.
I think you will be fine for the jdm track session on them..as a learning experience...and if its wet youll be driving god

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A driving god ??? Lmao

I should imagine hooning about on my local roads is one thing.

We will see how good they are at holding in the gravel from the kitty litter on the first right hander after the start/finish ? Haha


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on February 08, 2020, 09:34:00 AM
Combe has no kitty litter..about a 1metre of grass then barriers! Theyve put some nice big air bags at quarry...ive seen cars go in to back wheels . Reverse out and carry on...looks fun lol.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on February 08, 2020, 09:35:17 AM
Ha haha
I’m sat on the loo reading that and another bit dropped

Looks fun ! Haha


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on February 08, 2020, 09:37:37 AM
Combe has no kitty litter..about a 1metre of grass then barriers! Theyve put some nice big air bags at quarry...ive seen cars go in to back wheels . Reverse out and carry on...looks fun lol.

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My front bumper needs a respray anyway


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on February 08, 2020, 09:38:28 AM
What Casey and Wayne are saying is correct on dry track day they will be destroyed and youll have no grip as they overheat...but the 1 taster session at Jdm..they will do the job....if you thinking of booking a whole day then they are wrong choice and the 1s they mention would be choice as both experienced 8 trackers.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on February 08, 2020, 09:39:08 AM
Ha haha
I’m sat on the loo reading that and another bit dropped

Looks fun ! Haha


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Me 2...but im always sat on the loo...been here since 6.30

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on February 08, 2020, 09:43:03 AM
I’ll see closer to the time on whether I do more than the starter session.
I know I need new tyres side walls on the back are cracked and they have no grip...

They will be mainly road use, anything is better than what I got.

As they say on old school top gear when Clarkson read out the times

1 minute ...........

That’s good ! If it starts with 1 lol


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on February 08, 2020, 09:51:11 AM
From what ive seen in the 7 and you where in with me last year...is that there are a fair few track virgins and everybody is being very curteous and this does sometimes create a train of cars as the powers are very evenly matched...view it as a taster explore the car and see how you feel..build up slowly. 15 mins tracktime on a road car is severe punishment. Tyre brakes coolant will all be maxed as well as driver...its an OC event so everbody is that little bit more reasonable. I dont think id recommend the action days public track sessions as a taster tbh ..way to many cars and just well young lads who have no idea. Im tempted to bring the eunos and ill sit in with you. No trailer enjoy the day abit more.mmm

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on February 08, 2020, 09:53:49 AM
You’re more than welcome to ride shotgun. Be like that vid I posted a while back

Brake brake ..... brake!!! BRAAAAKKKEEEE !!

JAMIE WHAT ARE YOU DOING????

oh I’m sorry that was the clutch lollll


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on February 08, 2020, 09:57:12 AM
I taught Brad...no way getting in with him now...hes mental..
Yeah thats what ill do ill come in with you if ok


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on February 08, 2020, 11:45:10 AM
Here you go Jamie...took me awhile to find as i didnt associate back up light as reverse light!!!
So water in rear tail lights reverse up or down a slope blow the ignition fuse and wipe the whole car out...naughty mazda...should have own fuse.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on February 08, 2020, 11:47:08 AM
Pg 60 of eleccy technical manual...ummm id take the bulbs out mate...worth checking your other rear lights and tail fuse as suspect they all got drenched.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on February 08, 2020, 11:55:37 AM
Car is flat on drive, but I’ll whip the lights out tomorrow, gotta get stuff done on the Rotus this afternoon


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on February 08, 2020, 11:55:59 AM
Thanks for all you’re help , you’re a star !


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on February 08, 2020, 12:09:01 PM
I owe you a beer at jdm !!


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on February 08, 2020, 12:13:20 PM
No worries...still think very strange mazda fused reverse lights from ignition fuse and then called them back up lights..

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on February 08, 2020, 12:19:27 PM
Every day is a school day


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on February 08, 2020, 12:24:08 PM
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Think it’s more condensation than gallons of water

Still pull it apart tomoz


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on February 08, 2020, 12:26:17 PM
Ive defo seen worse...

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on February 08, 2020, 12:28:20 PM
Yeah I didn’t think it was that bad. My donor 8 for the rotus was a fish tank


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on February 08, 2020, 01:01:31 PM
B2278 steer shaft torque sensor...... and associated wiring going to this badger ?

I remember Tim saying he squirted some jollop on it

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on February 08, 2020, 06:21:48 PM
Take em out and drill a week hole in the bottom


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on February 08, 2020, 06:41:37 PM
Cheers Wayne 👍

I take it a 44mm tank cutter is a bit overkill ? 😬😬
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on February 08, 2020, 06:54:15 PM
Needs to be 6mm or bigger...due to surface tension of water.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on February 08, 2020, 06:56:45 PM



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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: clive on February 09, 2020, 12:02:58 PM
Coming back to tyres,  for beginner all round tyres I would recommend  Falken ZE914 High Performance Road Tyres

With my Road RX-8 I used to track day, I tried quite a few different sets of road tyres over a few years and this was the one that was not the fastest tyre but was really good at letting you know what was going on under you and would not just let go on you !

(I still use these on the RX-4)
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on February 09, 2020, 12:09:15 PM
You looked at lights today Jamie...was having a rethink and i remember Stu on rx8oc having a similar problem with blowing fuse and the end of the engine loom does rear 02 sensor gearbox nuetral and reverse switch...Stu loom was burnt through on exhaust...as it was not secured....theres 2 points that use push clips into holes in gearbox....im wondering if yours is hanging down and the end of the harness is damaged and then you select reverse completes the circuit to a short....Stus car was from Tim as well!!!!

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on February 09, 2020, 12:17:54 PM
Defo worth checking mate as if its hanging down and melting then other parts of the loom will get damaged meaning no car atall....

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on February 09, 2020, 12:53:21 PM
Ok I’ll have a look

Thanks Jon


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Casey on February 09, 2020, 12:54:42 PM
Nice new avatar too  :) :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on February 09, 2020, 01:08:44 PM
Defo worth checking mate as if its hanging down and melting then other parts of the loom will get damaged meaning no car atall....

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Would seem more logical than the lights as there is little water in there. I'll check out both ends
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on February 09, 2020, 01:09:17 PM
Nice new avatar too  :) :icon_thumleft:

Thanks Malcolm 👍
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on February 09, 2020, 01:29:21 PM
Defo worth checking mate as if its hanging down and melting then other parts of the loom will get damaged meaning no car atall....

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Would seem more logical than the lights as there is little water in there. I'll check out both ends
Yep if the feed shorts out you aint going nowhere buddy...
I can talk you through it if needed..literally need 2 cable ties to secure loom to gearbox.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 01, 2020, 01:23:45 PM
So sun is shining no excuses

I’m going under the 8 to fathom out this reverse blow my fuse up fiasco

Cover me I’m goin in !


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Paul_13 on March 01, 2020, 05:44:19 PM
Did you sort it?
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 01, 2020, 05:54:27 PM
I did, Ive just got back from a blast out in it.

This is the wiring loom that connects to the O2 sensor, the reverse switch and the neutral switch.

It was in close vicinity of the cat but not touching, all the wire insulation and insulation tape has been melting together.

There were several bare wires touching one another when i cut away the congealed mess.

Thankfully i have the loom from the donor 8 Im using on the Lotus. I put an automotive spec 8 way block connector on the end of the 2 dissected looms so i can use that part back on the Lotus in the future.

Luckily the car is fitted with a sport cat thingy so I had a lot more room than what I otherwise would have had.

Huge thanks to Jon for being there, the tech support, photos and general confidence boost !  :13: :13:
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Paul_13 on March 01, 2020, 05:55:18 PM
Nasty, but well done for fixing.
I had similar recently... Apart from replace burnt wires with burnt dead deer
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 01, 2020, 05:56:41 PM
Next job...........

The torque sensor wiring on the EPS
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 01, 2020, 05:57:51 PM
Nasty, but well done for fixing.
I had similar recently... Apart from replace burnt wires with burnt dead deer

Deer???? lol

You been blasting round Beaulieu and picked up some road kill? lol
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on March 01, 2020, 06:46:31 PM
Next job...........

The torque sensor wiring on the EPS
Power steering problem ?


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 01, 2020, 07:31:53 PM
Next job...........

The torque sensor wiring on the EPS
Power steering problem ?


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I have  an intermittent issue with power steering, the light comes on the dashboard, then steering goes stiff, I plugged the scanner tool in and said its the torque sensor on the rack, but it's believed to be the loom going to it.

Need to lift the battery out etc, then I'll probably have to do the stomp test again
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on March 02, 2020, 08:35:32 AM
I was going to suggest changing battery clamp first
Is this when driving or just sometimes when it’s started ?


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 02, 2020, 08:46:30 AM
A bit of both


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on March 02, 2020, 10:27:41 AM
First and foremost check big nut












Behind the steering wheel.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 02, 2020, 05:09:06 PM
Rise above it Jamie


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Casey on March 02, 2020, 05:25:31 PM
Rise above it Jamie
^^
 ;D ;D ;D

Slight hijack, first post I've checked since getting back from a fantastic weekend away with the RX-8 OC guys in Wigan, where we had the Three Sisters Full circuit for our exclusive use on Saturday:

https://threesisterscircuit.co.uk/more/full-circuit-plan

It's a big go-kart track, which suited the 8 well, enabling us to really test handling to the limits, but with max speeds of 70mph or so. Much more enjoyable than I was expecting! I'll get a video up when I've sorted things out, but I've first got Clive's pics to go through from last week  :)
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 02, 2020, 06:47:26 PM
I was going to suggest changing battery clamp first
Is this when driving or just sometimes when it’s started ?


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To clarify............

Battery clamp on the end of the wires and not the clamp that holds the battery down lol ?
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 02, 2020, 06:50:14 PM
I was going to suggest changing battery clamp first
Is this when driving or just sometimes when it’s started ?


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Some days Ill start it up and the fault is there, somedays it will come on mid journey, some days not at all ever.

Previous owner said theres nowt wrong with the rack, he sprayed the terminals going into the rack with some jungle juice and it worked.......

...........yeah 4 days lol

I cant keep pulling all out to spray it.....

Some deep delving required I think
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 08, 2020, 10:24:20 AM
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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on March 08, 2020, 10:29:17 AM
Sorry Jamie
Yeah battery terminal clamps , had terrible trouble with steering on one of mine . Low battery voltage and crap terminals
. Changed terminals and battery and it was fine


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 08, 2020, 10:29:53 AM
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Treat the 8 to some new shoes, but after she’s had her nails painted!

I really dislike silver alloys....... may go electric blue like jons 7

I know you maybe thinking tarting up alloys and decent rubber on an old rusty 8 is like hanging a chandelier in a haunted house. But these wheels will still fit the rotus even tho I’ll be running predominantly 17”steels. So I’ll steal these for the wet tyres doing track days


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 08, 2020, 10:30:32 AM
Sorry Jamie
Yeah battery terminal clamps , had terrible trouble with steering on one of mine . Low battery voltage and crap terminals
. Changed terminals and battery and it was fine


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I’ll check it out later

Thanks Wayne


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Casey on March 08, 2020, 02:03:38 PM
Did I spot a new set of RainSport's :)
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 08, 2020, 02:04:53 PM
Did I spot a new set of RainSport's :)
You did, some number 5’s


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 08, 2020, 02:06:38 PM
Oponeo do some great deals. Free delivery too

Got my steel wheels from there 2 years ago for the rotus


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: clive on March 08, 2020, 03:33:55 PM
If these are Rain Sports a lot of the Track Attack guys use the as "wet's"

Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 08, 2020, 06:01:07 PM
Welp, I no longer have a EPS warning light  :13:

3 dodgy looking wires going to the Torque sensor, some soldering in the past with bad heat shrink and exposed wires.

Continuity from those wires to the PS ECU.

Swapped out the PS ECU from my donor 8 for the rotus.

Checked the battery post, I could tighten it right up and it would lift off. Put a slit in a 15mm olive put that around the post and clamped the wire back on. Happy days.

It could have been any 3 that was the culprit, ill never know.

I can go back to having weedy arms now.

Big thanks to the "Wiltshire RAC" for his wisdom.

Sort the squeaky brakes next while the alloys are being refurbed.
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Casey on March 09, 2020, 02:34:42 PM
 :sign0098: it's satisfying when you get to the bottom of a problem and fix it, well done Jamie  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 09, 2020, 04:29:35 PM
:sign0098: it's satisfying when you get to the bottom of a problem and fix it, well done Jamie  :icon_thumleft:

Wouldnt have the confidence to fiddle without Jon there for guidance.

I have the capabilties, I just dont like fiddling with stuff I dont understand.
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 10, 2020, 09:00:53 PM
I'm sure different car makes are different, however.....

.... Bought some new brake fluid recommended by the Wiltshire RAC

is there a particular sequence for flushing the old stuff out or just keep pumping through the new stuff to the caliper furthest away ??

So near side rear, offside rear, near side front, offside front?

Or doesn't it matter ?

I don't have any of this fancy vacuum bleeding malarkey, just the father in laws right foot and some careful instruction
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Casey on March 10, 2020, 09:04:28 PM
That's what I do Jamie.
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on March 10, 2020, 09:30:56 PM
Me 2 never got on with things that attached to reservoir...i grab Kev the neighbour. Up down up down

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Paul_13 on March 10, 2020, 10:52:45 PM
Don't run reservoir dry. ABS pump is a bitch to get air out of. Need forscan/ids to activate pump
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 16, 2020, 12:33:00 PM
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Racing bronze


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 16, 2020, 03:50:01 PM
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1 litre oil catch tank in case it burps at Combe


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 16, 2020, 03:50:54 PM
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Still missing my pads grrrrrr


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 16, 2020, 03:52:57 PM
But I did get new fluid in

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on March 16, 2020, 03:56:21 PM
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1 litre oil catch tank in case it burps at Combe


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Is your dipstick easy accessible there ? I can never get mine back in when it’s clear


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 16, 2020, 03:59:36 PM
To be fair, its a struggle with and without the catch tank there.... but ive got kids sized hands, just covered in fur. Never make a boxer lol

Its only cable tied in place.....

Its going in the rotus one day so nowt permanent
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 16, 2020, 04:09:41 PM
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Centre caps need a bit of colour matching


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on March 16, 2020, 05:43:30 PM
To be fair, its a struggle with and without the catch tank there.... but ive got kids sized hands, just covered in fur. Never make a boxer lol

Its only cable tied in place.....

Its going in the rotus one day so nowt permanent
Happy days
Just a question


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 16, 2020, 06:10:50 PM
To be fair, its a struggle with and without the catch tank there.... but ive got kids sized hands, just covered in fur. Never make a boxer lol

Its only cable tied in place.....

Its going in the rotus one day so nowt permanent
Happy days
Just a question


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It’s a fair point they did still the welding wire dipstick in a daft place. Christ knows how I’m gonna get to the oil filter


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on March 16, 2020, 06:16:21 PM
To be fair, its a struggle with and without the catch tank there.... but ive got kids sized hands, just covered in fur. Never make a boxer lol

Its only cable tied in place.....

Its going in the rotus one day so nowt permanent
Happy days
Just a question


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It’s a fair point they did still the welding wire dipstick in a daft place. Christ knows how I’m gonna get to the oil filter


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Always buy K +N with the hex bolt head on top them
They do sell in euro car parts online
Thank me later


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 20, 2020, 04:56:23 PM
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New wheels on  check
Test drive check
Burnished new pads check
Checked brake fluid check
Hooned it around local roads check
Lost traction on back end check
Power steering works check
Oil catch tank empty check ( not pushing hard enough lol )
Happy boy ..... you bet

Jdm ready .... watch it get cancelled


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on March 20, 2020, 06:42:27 PM
Nice like the wheel cour looks good against the strato blue.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 20, 2020, 06:44:26 PM
The centre caps are a million miles away , but it’s not a tarts handbag.

However the centre caps do match the rust around the rear arches lol


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Casey on March 20, 2020, 08:55:21 PM
Excellent, all ready to go then.

I suspect JDM Combe will be cancelled, but I'm trying to remain positive  ;D
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 20, 2020, 09:00:06 PM
If it is I’ll still book a track day at Combe at some point


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on March 20, 2020, 09:09:52 PM
Im booked in for may the 4th combe slip n grip..hoping  open air briefing trackday about 50 people max it will go ahead.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on March 21, 2020, 06:43:21 AM
Hows the power steering been?

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 21, 2020, 07:26:25 AM
Hows the power steering been?

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Spot on ! Not a glitch

I do however have another warning light,

It’s the self levelling headlights

Tim had me plug in the relay thingy behind the glove box. Probably so it passed the mot.

God knows what the issue there is


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Paul_13 on March 21, 2020, 08:08:44 AM
There's 2 leveling sensors front and rear on the suspension.
Have you done any work on the suspension recently?
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on March 21, 2020, 08:17:29 AM
Hes had the wheels off...they look like weedy anti roll bar links...

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 21, 2020, 08:36:43 AM
Yup I know the ones from when I tore down the original donor 8

Pain to remove, all bolts rusted up

So are the sensors the likely culprit ?


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on March 21, 2020, 08:40:10 AM
If there both still attached i suspect summit todo with working on the car...maybe cycle battery power....check there plugged in and attached...

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 21, 2020, 08:43:27 AM
Tbh the warning light came on before the work I’ve recently done.

Pretty much since day one, but like the power steering it is intermittent


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Casey on March 21, 2020, 11:41:46 AM
If the sensor levelling arms are intact and attached, then have a look at the connector first Jamie:

Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 21, 2020, 12:23:52 PM
Thanks Malcolm


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 22, 2020, 12:53:22 PM
Well i must applaud Wayne.........

Went for a drive yesterday, Power steering light back on grrrrrrr.......

Pulled up, come back to the car......... took ages to fire up.

After a convo with Jon, I wiggled my wires ( not a euphemism ) the -ve clamp practically fell off.

I only put an olive on the +ve side to secure that clamp the other week.

New battery soon coz its from the ark and some new terminal clamps.

Wayne, feel free to say " i told you so!" 
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on March 22, 2020, 01:00:09 PM
Well i must applaud Wayne.........

Went for a drive yesterday, Power steering light back on grrrrrrr.......

Pulled up, come back to the car......... took ages to fire up.

After a convo with Jon, I wiggled my wires ( not a euphemism ) the -ve clamp practically fell off.

I only put an olive on the +ve side to secure that clamp the other week.

New battery soon coz its from the ark and some new terminal clamps.

Wayne, feel free to say " i told you so!"
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Life’s  a big learning curve buddy
With help it can be a Little less stressful


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 25, 2020, 06:12:24 PM
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This effin car !!!!

New battery new terminal clamps still eps warning light.

Put my diagnostic doo dah on while engine running.

Full lock to right it’s measures 9.75Nm full lock to left measures -9.75Nm (not that - Nm is possible but it denotes which direction)

Eps motor output -1A

I’m seriously contemplating swapping out the rack or ripping out the internals like Clive did to eliminate the resistance in the rack when it fails.

I effin hate electrics !!! Piece of .........


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2020, 07:41:20 PM
But is she starting better?
Get another rack Jamie.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on March 25, 2020, 07:48:24 PM
Yeah starts great,

I’ve been for a 30 min drive come turned it off and fired it back up, no issues and eps light went off.

Maybe the drive “fully” charged the battery or summat.

Dunno, I’ll go to work in it tomoz n see what happens. I have a spare rack that was gonna strip apart Clive style for the rotus as well as the one that’s on the rotus

The readings off the diagnostic doo dah make me think it’s the rack but I dunno. I even looked that the terminals that the 60amp fuse plug into and wondered if they were loose, worn, dirty etc


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2020, 07:52:31 PM
Best test of hot start is shut off hot wait 10 mins then start...
Compression gets blamed but battery ignition starter are usually culprits.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on April 29, 2020, 06:29:26 PM
This may not be the best timing,

But does anybody know any really useful swear words that could help me get the rack mounting bolts out ?


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on April 29, 2020, 06:32:37 PM
Lolllll I wonder why the self aligning headlight warning light keeps coming on ??

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on April 29, 2020, 07:02:00 PM
Pentrating oil overnight?

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on April 29, 2020, 07:04:24 PM
Pentrating oil overnight?

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Is there an 8 mm spanner lug  behind there ?
I may have one I stripped off a car
I’ll have a look
Jamie
Send me a photo of the full mechanism so I don’t get them mixed up


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on April 29, 2020, 07:38:40 PM
Chaps it’s just the bracket that’s snapped I’ll tig it back together

Shame I snapped the bolt going into the bottom wishbone too.

I’ll drill the bolt out the wishbone and tig the bracket back up lol


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on April 29, 2020, 07:41:16 PM
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Someone has had a go at welding it before, there’s bits of welding wire on the back like a spider has been there and left his legs behind


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on April 29, 2020, 07:53:49 PM
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Got that sucker off tho.

If the spare works I’ll strip this one apart Clive style n have a play making a non powered power steering rack

Shoot I got that already lol

I mean take the innards out.

Wonder how much nicer it is without all the magnets n windings fighting against you.

Doubt I’m gonna need power steering in the rotus

I’ll have an option for either, I got 3 racks in total to play with


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: clive on April 29, 2020, 08:44:20 PM
Im sure you will have seen in the race car thread, you need to make a sleeve to stop the  worm working
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on April 29, 2020, 08:56:54 PM
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Got that sucker off tho.

If the spare works I’ll strip this one apart Clive style n have a play making a non powered power steering rack

Shoot I got that already lol

I mean take the innards out.

Wonder how much nicer it is without all the magnets n windings fighting against you.

Doubt I’m gonna need power steering in the rotus

I’ll have an option for either, I got 3 racks in total to play with


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on May 01, 2020, 06:54:59 PM
So 3 evenings on the 8 and I have fully functioning power steering,fully functioning levelling headlights and fixed the electric Windows ( just a fuse) but the drivers side worked.

This car is possessed !

Get the tracking done as the steering wheel is slightly off

Gonna play on dissecting the old rack and kill that worm
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on May 02, 2020, 09:04:49 AM
Im sure you will have seen in the race car thread, you need to make a sleeve to stop the  worm working
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Clive, do you know the name of the tool with 4 prongs that gets this out

I’m trying with a modified angle grinder spanner but it’s made of cheese

Tried heat

I’m assuming it’s a righty tighty lefty loosey thread


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on May 02, 2020, 09:08:45 AM
Circlip pliers?

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on May 02, 2020, 09:31:44 AM
Nooooo


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on May 02, 2020, 10:04:54 AM
Looks like that

I can see Im gonna have to make one

a sacrificial socket
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on May 02, 2020, 10:17:22 AM
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Done it, hit it round with a centre punch lol


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on May 02, 2020, 10:20:26 AM
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Done it, hit it round with a centre punch lol


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That’s the worm then ?


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on May 02, 2020, 10:28:33 AM
Yeah I don’t have any brass that diameter so I’m gonna machine down some nylon or PTFE

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on May 02, 2020, 10:30:19 AM
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Stripped all that crap out of it .

Those windings took me ages, lots of swearing and banging

Now I know how it’s put together I can go more brutal next time


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: clive on May 02, 2020, 10:36:54 AM
I remember all that junk but you now have some very good magnets for ron.
BTW is now a good time to tell you that the steering will be a little heavy when your parking and going real slow
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on May 02, 2020, 10:38:33 AM
I’ve had no power steering for a couple of months in the 8

When I got it working again yesterday I must admit it felt too light loll

The lotus is a lot lighter than the 8 I’m sure it will be good


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on September 25, 2020, 09:59:05 AM
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My first drive up shelsley Walsh today.

Time 44.50 secs

Jon (father in law) in his gt86 last year 57 secs. ROTARY POWER !

Course record 22.58 in a proper hill climb racer.

Now I know the braking zones I can push harder.

Try and get under 40 before the day is out


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on September 25, 2020, 12:19:37 PM
Not checked the footage yet but my 3rd run with no father in law is low 42.

Productive morning.

It’s so strange ( and obvious) how the hill saps all the speed off compared to hooning about on the road.

Need a track day in the 8 before the smokey joe dies......


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on September 25, 2020, 12:48:18 PM
Bedford autodrome on the 19th of oct...im going.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on September 25, 2020, 12:49:20 PM
Bedford autodrome on the 19th of oct...im going.

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I’m there now


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on September 25, 2020, 12:51:50 PM
Cool! have fun. Mr Trackday!

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on September 25, 2020, 12:55:51 PM
Thinking of curborough sprint on the 5th Oct


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on September 25, 2020, 01:52:18 PM
Any Black Flags Wayne

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on September 25, 2020, 01:53:10 PM
Any Black Flags Wayne

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Lol meanie


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on September 25, 2020, 02:24:33 PM
A couple of action shots
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on September 25, 2020, 02:39:44 PM
Awesome..

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on September 25, 2020, 02:45:45 PM
Awesome..

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Well I didn’t break anything so that’s a bonus lol


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: clive on September 25, 2020, 07:58:09 PM
Wondered where you had gone, now I know you was just driving up and down a hill  :)) :)) :))

Pleased you had a good day. :great:
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on September 25, 2020, 08:04:44 PM
Wondered where you had gone, now I know you was just driving up and down a hill  :)) :)) :))

Pleased you had a good day. :great:
Pretty much lol

Track day next


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on September 25, 2020, 08:32:37 PM
Any Black Flags Wayne

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None
Both me and Pete spun off on sighting laps dicking about and not even a telling off


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on September 25, 2020, 08:33:29 PM
Wondered where you had gone, now I know you was just driving up and down a hill  :)) :)) :))

Pleased you had a good day. :great:
Pretty much lol

Track day next


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Get in there
Can’t see many more going shards this year with all the lockdown tightening


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on September 25, 2020, 08:33:57 PM
Wondered where you had gone, now I know you was just driving up and down a hill  :)) :)) :))

Pleased you had a good day. :great:
Pretty much lol

Track day next


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Get in there
Can’t see many more going shards this year with all the lockdown tightening


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Ahead ....


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on September 26, 2020, 01:14:49 PM

My second run of the day, not my quickest, was carrying the cameraman on this run.

Electric Fans going mad from ticking over in the paddock for like 10mins,  it didnt wanna rev to the buzzer in 1st gear off the line, felt choked.

Cleared itself up the hill.

With a couple more runs, and gaining confidence, Im sure the first 2 left kinks can be taken flat out without lifting, camber is a bit unsettling on the second.

Anyway, happy with the day, obvs would liked to have reached the limit of the RX8 but there was plenty more. And since found out that 2 lardy men in a non stripped out RX8 is only 2 secs slower than a Triumph Daytona that was running up before me.

Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on September 26, 2020, 03:13:31 PM
Looks like fun!

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on September 26, 2020, 03:37:26 PM
Looks like fun!

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Lollll it looks slow.

I’m sure you’ve looked back at your own footage from track days and thought it looks slower than how it felt on the day.

Can’t experience the g’s through the screen

No cars to overtake on a hillclimb so hard to put anything into perspective for speed

God it looks painfully slow lol


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on September 26, 2020, 03:38:37 PM
Mine dont look slow because im fast...

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on September 26, 2020, 03:39:42 PM
Mine dont look slow because im fast...

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Lolllll big head haha


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on September 26, 2020, 03:47:04 PM

Alex summers knows how to peddle up t’hill

20 secs brisker than me (not worthy)

Was about 0.2 secs off the course record the other weekend


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on September 26, 2020, 03:47:42 PM
Hahaha he lifted on the kink too


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on September 26, 2020, 04:52:27 PM
Mine dont look slow because im fast...

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yep
Let’s just take these first few laps easy


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on September 26, 2020, 05:03:03 PM


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: re japi on September 29, 2020, 11:31:46 AM
Bugger, looks like a massive mountain to climp

Lähetetty minun G8141 laitteesta Tapatalkilla

Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on October 01, 2020, 04:55:23 PM
All booked for “curboroughring” in Oct. On the flat stuff.

Woot


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on October 05, 2020, 09:52:29 AM
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The 8 gets a new identity


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: clive on October 05, 2020, 11:44:09 AM
 :bravo_2:
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on October 05, 2020, 01:22:56 PM
Looks good is the J9...JG your initials too? ( same as mine).

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on October 05, 2020, 01:40:33 PM
Lol no my user name Jamie R gives that one away buddy lol.

A mate of mine bought an Impreza with that reg plate on, he paid the transfer fee, and give it to me for my bday.

Not really into private plates but it was a kind gift and would be rude not to put it on


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on October 05, 2020, 01:44:52 PM
First dibs pls when/if you want to move  plate on would look nice on my 7 and my initials ( sort off).

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on October 05, 2020, 01:45:52 PM
I thought the R was Rotus or Rotary but ive just remembered your surname

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on October 05, 2020, 01:46:53 PM
Be cool if my surname was rotary lol


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on October 05, 2020, 01:49:10 PM
First dibs pls when/if you want to move  plate on would look nice on my 7 and my initials ( sort off).

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Yeah no stress


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on October 05, 2020, 01:51:24 PM


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on October 05, 2020, 02:06:53 PM
You mean your surname isn’t boosted ??? Lmao

I call you Jon boosted to everyone lol


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on October 05, 2020, 02:08:12 PM
Lol.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on October 05, 2020, 02:08:59 PM
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See


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on October 05, 2020, 02:10:14 PM
Lol.otherwise you get me mixed up with Jon your father in law.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on October 05, 2020, 02:12:30 PM
Yup yup


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on October 05, 2020, 02:25:04 PM
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See


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Ha ha same


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on October 24, 2020, 01:12:25 PM
So yesterday was interesting..... my intro into driving without losing my licence or killing anyone.

Went round Curborough sprint course about 8 years ago on motorbikes and thought that was tight then. Cars is worse.

The conditions would have been great with the Uniroyals, but a lot of the regulars said the track was very slippery. They were not wrong.

Spent most of the morning getting frustrated with the DSC cutting in at stupidly slow speeds so turned it off after lunch and learned the "art of spinning."

I feel I've grown out of Curborough already, as I stayed in 2nd gear most of the time, I need to stretch the 8's legs.

Some of the in car footage from the father in law is somewhat unorthodox, close ups of the wiper blades and me steering......hmmmm

One of the neater runs

Completely pointless start, and no DSC round this time.

A very slow 180 onto the grass

Some 7 foot fella with an Evo 6 was impressed with my turn in, Ill take that! I wasnt that bowled over by it mind you
 
Combe next!
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on October 24, 2020, 02:59:39 PM
Looks like you had a good day
I would have ended dicking about and spending half the time on the grass


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on October 24, 2020, 03:01:00 PM
That’s what after lunch ended up being, couldn’t get any decent speed up.

Organisers wanted to keep it sensible


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on October 24, 2020, 04:01:27 PM
Apex King!!
Looks like you had fun.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on October 24, 2020, 04:48:15 PM
Apex King!!
Looks like you had fun.

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Rattle rattle rattle


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on October 24, 2020, 04:51:27 PM
The dsc off was interesting. Thats what the rotus is gonna be like so prob best learning to launch with it off. Theres always left foot braking but thats bloody hard and ive given up on that 1.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on October 24, 2020, 04:56:41 PM
I was mucking about on the launch on that one to be honest , it was the last run of the day and the first one with the father in law in with the dsc off. He didn’t trust me after my first 180 lol

The camber on the bends were horrible which didn’t help

I think it would be easier on a “normal” track than a tight n twisty sprint circuit, it needs to be carrying more corner speed so less need to point n squirt from second gear all while.

Good fun tho


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on October 24, 2020, 04:57:39 PM
Yep looks like you had fun.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on October 24, 2020, 05:00:33 PM
The dsc off was interesting. Thats what the rotus is gonna be like so prob best learning to launch with it off. Theres always left foot braking but thats bloody hard and ive given up on that 1.

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I did a rally day once with one of these experience days with Argos etc.

Yeah tried getting me to left foot brake on some bends.

I got a look off the instructor. A facial expression tells a million words.

His was “it’s not an effing clutch pedal” lolll


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on October 24, 2020, 05:08:56 PM
I think I’m a longgggg way off doing anything fancy for a while. If I can get round in a decent time without an off I’ll be pleased.


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on November 26, 2020, 06:02:39 PM
Well new cat fitted to the 8, mot tomoz, see if I can keep it on the road another 12 months


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Casey on November 26, 2020, 10:42:05 PM
Fingers crossed you get no unpleasant surprises with the MOT tomorrow :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on November 26, 2020, 10:44:47 PM
Yep fingers crossed for you

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Jamie R on November 27, 2020, 10:21:28 AM
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Ta daaaaaaa

Just need to polish the headlight lenses

Anyone recommend anything ?


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on November 27, 2020, 10:24:23 AM
G3 frecla then car polish. Or whitening toothpaste or you can buy fancy cutting and uv protection stuff...But headlights are in abundance and cheap so id just polish them with whatever youve got in garage
Well done on the pass.

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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Mr Spiller on November 27, 2020, 10:30:21 AM
As Jon said
Flat back
G3
Then clear coat them with lacquer or just polish
Job done


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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: boosted on November 27, 2020, 10:36:04 AM
We had Sarahs 3 Mps headlights professionally done but there unber rare..circa £600 ea. Sanded down and uv resistance re lacquered. Cost mates rate £80
Toothpaste does work they look mint...













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Title: Re: Jamie's 8
Post by: Casey on November 27, 2020, 10:34:09 PM
Wooohooo! Great news Jamie  :icon_thumleft: