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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #45 on: September 10, 2019, 04:39:00 PM »
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Looks awful, was slightly confused why the car all worked even with the plug looking like it had melted.

I'm going stand alone ecu, stripping back the standard harness and re routing it so that all the car stuff still works, most likely put the ecu inside the car up out of the way.

Engine ecu needs to be separate so the car can't cause any issues.

Iv got a haltech e11v2, it's old but much better than an apexi ecu, ideally I'm going to get one of the new haltech as they're better for engine protection etc

As for getting an rx8 for bits I just don't have the room and I only want the bits necessary to get the car running

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #46 on: September 11, 2019, 02:27:41 PM »
Mist of the body harness is out now, need to get inside the car and disconnect what plugs are connected under the dash to get it all put. Most of it will be reused but routed through the car and mounted inside the car.

The stupid intake manifold just won't come off, need to get under the car with a torch and find the one screw iv obviously missed as it just won't pull out.

Snapped the thermostat housing off in the process, who cares its going in the bin

The throttle body may have been one of the issues the car had as it is a ll coked up and coated in oil.

Can't  wait to get this stupid engine out and too the scrappers, it is actually massive, the rotary Is going to look perfect in there, lower and easier to work on.

Iv labelled nearly everything on the harness too so easy to cut out any unwanted stuff.

Engine harness is still on the engine, trying not to cut it as it might be useful for someone?

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #47 on: September 11, 2019, 06:38:32 PM »
Photos and labels...but hey im telling you to suck eggs Grant lol.
You know what your doing.
Good to see you back with a project.

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #48 on: September 11, 2019, 07:10:05 PM »
Photos and labels...but hey im telling you to suck eggs Grant lol.
You know what your doing.
Good to see you back with a project.

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Yeh it's good to be working on a car again although I don't miss being covered in oil and crap!

Got 6 large rolls of shop towels and 2 tubs of degreaser to clean everything before I start installing

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #49 on: September 13, 2019, 02:54:27 PM »
I'm trying to be nice with this engine taking out but it's getting me angry. Intake manifold just won't come off! Must be a screw I can't get too.

The exhaust was easy, just a bracket stuck to the cat that stopping me from pulling it out, radiator is out now.

Had a look on ebay and heated leather seats are worth 250! Anyone want them can have them for a bargain price of 150

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #50 on: September 14, 2019, 04:59:10 PM »
Can i ask why you don't just drop the whole sub frame, engine and gearbox as one?

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #51 on: September 14, 2019, 05:24:59 PM »
Can i ask why you don't just drop the whole sub frame, engine and gearbox as one?

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Lack of space in the garage

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #52 on: September 14, 2019, 05:25:34 PM »
Fair enough. 1000x easier dropping sub frame though

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #53 on: September 14, 2019, 05:29:17 PM »
Fair enough. 1000x easier dropping sub frame though

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I know, making things lighter helps me seeing as I'm lifting it out on my own too. Once I get the stupid intake manifold off and out it won't take too long tbh, it's the only thing left attached to the engine in the bay. Everything else is out.

Need a trip to the tip to get rid of all the crap

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #54 on: September 14, 2019, 05:32:14 PM »
Might have a look at doing subframe actually as I got a fair few axle stands

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #55 on: September 14, 2019, 05:32:57 PM »
If you can get hold of a motor bike stand that makes the job easy.

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #56 on: September 14, 2019, 05:34:59 PM »
I will look into it

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #57 on: September 14, 2019, 05:35:05 PM »
One of these. Are you local to Basingstoke? You can borrow mine

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #58 on: September 14, 2019, 05:37:31 PM »
Shame the engine is toast, I sold my 1.8 with 33k on for £1k

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #59 on: September 14, 2019, 05:40:10 PM »
Shame the engine is toast, I sold my 1.8 with 33k on for £1k

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Yeh it is but car only cost me 725 and I knew it would most likely be knackered.

Iv seen the seats on ebay are 250 and the gear box is worth about 200 so they should be a bargain for someone if they want them as I will just want them rid of quickly when they're out

Nowhere near Basingstoke lol

How much was that stand?

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