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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #975 on: October 12, 2019, 04:45:46 PM »
1 gauge installed. Fiddly as f

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #976 on: October 12, 2019, 04:50:49 PM »
lol, you gotta allot of fuel in the tank :13: very un rotary that!!! :))
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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #977 on: October 12, 2019, 04:53:09 PM »
Ha. Thirsty beast this.
I think because I linked the 2 sender wires, the fuel tank reading is roughly right. It never reaches 100% full on the ecu strangely. Maxes put at 92%.

As soon as the gauge passes 3/4 it drains rapidly

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #978 on: October 12, 2019, 04:59:48 PM »
yep....you need to try a 25l tank.... :-[
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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #979 on: October 13, 2019, 06:57:53 PM »
All done and wired up.
Got 1.5 bar at idle which seems OK. I've dropped the idle back to standard from 1k.



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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #980 on: October 13, 2019, 06:59:28 PM »
Looks great Paul

Makes a change to look at something good instead of filler !


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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #981 on: October 13, 2019, 07:00:15 PM »
Haha. Dread to think what the inside of your lungs look like.


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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #982 on: October 13, 2019, 07:00:50 PM »
I gotta die of summat


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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #983 on: October 14, 2019, 05:09:58 PM »
Today's job

Quite surprised to see that there was no outer metal sleeve on the OE bushes

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #984 on: October 27, 2019, 06:04:36 PM »
Found why it was flat above 7.5k...

Thanks to a chap on rx8oc I now have the updated oil filler tower with 2 breathers, bit of a bonus that turning up

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #985 on: October 27, 2019, 06:09:05 PM »
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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #986 on: October 27, 2019, 06:35:52 PM »
Just check that idle oil pressure when oil at 80deg c and above. Pressure drops as it warms and thins.

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #987 on: October 27, 2019, 06:52:26 PM »
Sits at about 1.5 bar when warm

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #988 on: October 27, 2019, 06:55:12 PM »
Brill... i seen 9psi on old engine idling after hot track session..hence now a 1100 rpm idle...

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