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Jamie's 8
« on: December 15, 2019, 05:49:59 PM »




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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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #1 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:

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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #2 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
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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2019, 12:00:43 AM »
54 plate, the best vintage IMHO  ;)
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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2019, 06:57:12 AM »
Nice!!! Remember to rev it!  :great:
Power is nothing without control. Weight is enemy of performance, handling and braking.

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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #5 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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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #6 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  :))
All the best Clive

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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2019, 08:19:17 AM »


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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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2019, 10:00:58 AM »
Nothing to worry about.

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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #9 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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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #10 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.




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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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #11 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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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #13 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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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #14 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.
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