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Parts for sale / Various Turbo II Parts
« on: May 12, 2013, 05:38:12 PM »
Turbo II parts for sale. I will be updating the list below:-


N/S & O/S door
Front Bumper
Brake Servo
Drive shafts
Lower Inlet Manifold

Make me a sensible offer for the part you want

3rd generation RX-7's / How Many Genuine UK FD RX7's Left?
« on: January 08, 2012, 10:06:38 PM »
Out of the 124 genuine UK Spec RX7\'s how many are left?
I thought I would ask the question as the FD was first seen on the UK Roads 20 years ago (May 1992)

Here is mine

Please post your details, list owner, year, colour, location and Dealership sold from (if know)

1.Philip, May 1992, Red, S.E London, Tunbridge Wells Mazda

Wanted Items / FD RX7 Battery Cover and Drivers Door Card
« on: January 08, 2012, 09:07:59 PM »
Anyone got a FD Battery cover like this

Also looking for drivers door card with lift up lid in good condition


My FD is 18 years old today. It is a UK car

Do I have the oldest FD? It had its PDI on the 14th May 1992

General Technical / RX8 Engine Mounts - Your Opinion Please!!!
« on: March 05, 2009, 07:49:28 PM »
My local Mazda dealer serviced my car last week. When I collected the car they said that my engine mounts needed replacing and they would do it under warranty but I would have to take the car back once they got authorization to carry out the work.

I had a look at the mounts myself and I can\'t see why these need changing!!
The car drives perfectly and there has been no vibration even at idle.

Am I missing something here? I\'ve had the work carried out today (See photos of old and new)

Car is 2 years old and has done 7,500 miles - 231 Model

Your comments please

N/S  (old)

N/S  (New)

O/S (Old)

O/S (New)

General Technical / RX8 Steering Knocking Noise
« on: August 17, 2008, 09:37:12 PM »
Steering Knocking Noise

I just want to check and see if the noise I am hearing is a trait of the RX8 going over a rough road. Basically when I’m driving on a normal well maintained road surface the steering is silent. If I drive on a badly surfaced road or a concrete surface (I.E a ribbed concrete surface like Bewl waters drive in) I can hear a loud hollow knocking sound though the steering wheel. It is not the airbag as I have put pressure on it and the noise doesn’t change.

The car has only covered 6,000 miles so I doubt it’s a worn bush.
I do tend to hear every little noise the car makes so I just wanted to check I’ve not picked up on a sound everyone has.

I have included a sample sound clip, your thoughts or personal steering noises please?  :)

RX-8 News and Information / Fifth Gear - Silverstone 24H Video - 2005
« on: November 17, 2005, 12:02:43 PM »
A capture from a video tape but its better than nothing

Zip File 38.9 MB
AVI 39.9 MB
Total Run time 12:57 (not bad for a file under 40 meg  )

You need the current divx codec to play this clip
If this video doesnt play then please download and install divxplay from the link below

Happy viewing

Philip Palmer

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