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    Thanks to Dara for making this happen: http://m.independent.ie/life/motoring/car-news/rotary-club-50-years-of-a-famous-engine-35552093.html Fantastic boost to publicity for the event.
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    Delighted to announce the official support of Mazda for the event. In the past they have been fantastic with sponsorship and prizes, I'm hoping this event will be even better. All Mazda vehicles are welcome, not just triangles. Spread the word.
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    Good news lads, I got her opened up, cleaned out the throttle body and surrounding areas, and reset the ECU. Left her for 15-20 minutes of coughing and spluttering, and eventually she was sound Drove her a couple of times during the week to make sure, and redlined yesterday, no issues. Thanks a lot for your help!
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    Refurbed the very tired shrouds and fitted shiny things
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    Belfast and back, 400 kms with 1/4 tank left, would have made the 500 km club if it had been a longer drive, pleased with that on an 120km engine! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Picked the RX8 up from Alan Woods, great guy. 2 rear springs, throttle body, oil cooler pipe,compression test all good, exchanged the starter as the 2 year old one was preventing it starting on the key. May need new battery, see how it goes. And a bonus he washed the car and cleaned engine bay Great weather to pick her up too.
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    Sorted my illusive coolant leak today, replaced lower radiator hose and one of the heater hoses. Out with the old and in with the new. Couldn’t figure out where my coolant was going, no signs of a leak under the car either hot or cold. So, I bought one of these, off Ebay. Set it up and pressurised the system. Two minutes later I found I had two leaks, one from the lower radiator hose and one from one of the heaters hoses. Both hoses replaced now and the system has been flushed, filled and pressure tested again, all looking good. Also replaced the alternator belt, how can such a simple job be so god dam hard.
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    Haha I know mate,here we go just a little more sanding and a good clean and they will ready for sprayinghard to believe how well they can look after a bit of elbow grease.
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    HOLY FUDGE Carl that is rotten news, sorry to read this mate, is his rebuilds 2 year warranty?, if not I hope he will be good enough to sort out another new engine with you as that one would be a fresh enough engine still
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    We had offered to put up anyone from the UK RX-8 OC, if they were coming over from the mainland. So far no one has taken up the offer, so I'm extending it to anyone that's coming up from the Republic; RX8OC or IROC. We have two spare bedrooms; one double and one with a double+single. First-come-first served. No charge but a contribution to cover breakfast would be appreciated. Either the night before or after the event. Google "Adelboden Lodge" or click... https://maps.app.goo.gl/?link=https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Adelboden%2BLodge,%2B38%2BDonaghadee%2BRoad,%2BGroomsport,%2BBangor%2BBT19%2B6LH/Kirkistown%2BCircuit,%2B130%2BRubane%2BRd,%2BKircubbin,%2BNewtownards%2BBT22%2B1AU/@54.5642921,-5.6866598,11z/data%3D!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x48619d97419c82b7:0xacc0434c7d7c1ee1!2m2!1d-5.6036168!2d54.6733167!1m5!1m1!1s0x48616ff2279b9635:0xc56c5276bc0afa78!2m2!1d-5.4765128!2d54.4559863?utm_source%3Dapp-invite%26mt%3D8%26pt%3D9008%26utm_medium%3DSIMPLE%26utm_campaign%3Ds2e-ai%26ct%3Ds2e-ai&apn=com.google.android.apps.maps&amv=703000000&isi=585027354&ibi=com.google.Maps&ius=comgooglemapsurl&utm_source=app-invite&mt=8&pt=9008&utm_medium=SIMPLE&utm_campaign=s2e-ai&ct=s2e-ai&invitation_id=493454522602-414d601a-b587-47ec-960c-08cd68ba3c29
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    Thank god for the first day of Summer so I got the 8 back on the road today, great feeling. Pic of it lowered naah but nearly though it myself. Just had the rare jacked up for a good inspection
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    Hi @fauzger - exact oil type is always a debate. Main thing is to not use fully synth as it leaves carbon deposits which turn abrasive in the chambers and cause wear on the seals. Full mineral is always good however a few of us use the white castrol GTX which, whilst labelled part synth is pretty much mineral based and burns cleanly. There are a few around, GTX is easily found, millers trident is good also and can be found on www.millersoils.ie, Carlube is recommended by some, whatever you go for, change it every 3,000k or so and use a new filter every second change and you should be good. premix your fuel with a good quality two stroke oil for water cooled engines (i.e. Not scooter oil)
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    They look great Dara, I was having a chat with a guy about doing my sills and he was on about cutting the shrouds on mine as they really dont fit that well as the agency power tips are quite big. Done a good clean and polish on them and they really look like new now. Also sanded the creast and the strakes that peter gave me and they are nearly right for the primer. Will throw up a few snaps in a bit haha it would be rude not to
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    Some more press interest Hi Dara, Apologies for my reply time. This is the best email address to get me on. This all looks very interesting and I have no doubt it will be an exciting day. I have provisionally put it on the wall planner but can’t confirm our attendance until a little closer to the date. As a rotary fan myself and past RX8 owner its certainly of interest to me so please keep me on your mailing list. Thanks again for thinking of Rev.ie Kind regards Justin
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    Ill pop it up on the forums the event is on, thanks Ian Awesome Dara, we just have to pray to the weather gods that we get a nice dry day!!
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    List updated... REMINDER... Anyone who is down for track time the deadline for payments is the 30/05/17, after that it will be first come first serve as we have to start settling costs regarding the remaining balance for the track, t shirts and spot prizes so if anyone who is down for track could PM me and ill let you know how to get your payment accross also guys if you are on the list and on facebook, just select "going" on the Event page so we can get an idea of definite numbers, it would be very helpful https://www.facebook.com/events/1503154986396587/?acontext={"ref"%3A"2"%2C"ref_dashboard_filter"%3A"hosting"%2C"action_history"%3A"[{\"surface\"%3A\"dashboard\"%2C\"mechanism\"%3A\"main_list\"%2C\"extra_data\"%3A[]}]"}
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    Just back from Alan Woods and it was both slider pins in caliper seized, Wire brush and wd40, job done. Also got my repaired 14 tooth starter refitted. Such a nice guy.
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    New to the site. How do I go about going to the track day at Kirkiston circuit? I live 5 miles from it and have a 1984 rx7 fb. Do I need to be a club member?
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    List updated guys, also good news, the guys at Juice///box will be there on the day covering the event
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    1500 miles? A bit short? I normally aim for 5000km, but it usually ends up being close to 6-7k, with about 2 litres added through natural consumption anyway over that. Works out as every 6 months or so, but mine's run regularly on long journeys and work rides. Anyway. Got the front brakes done. New disks and pads. Discovered a stuck caliper pin, but sorted that. Disks were well bolloxxed too Bolts on the rear caliper frames still defying the best of brute force. Can't even get a breaker into them with the wheelarch in the way. But aside from a stone-score the rear disks and pads seem to be fine.
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    Love oil changes so easy,another double oil change today after another 1500 miles. And put on the climair deflectors as well. Pleased how they looked on
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    Can I add my username"carman80" to the attending list for Kirkiston in July? (Static).
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    Okay here's what I found after getting under the car and disconnecting the reverse and neutral switch. Have perfect contact with the reverse switch. However, the neutral switch gives erratic ohm readings when in neutral i.e. Sometimes nothing registered and sometimes a reading. Here's a photo of the connections on the switch itself. Note the buildup of crap. Sprayed WD40 on the connections and reconnected. Crawled out from under the car and turned on the ignition...BOOM! She started up as normal 1,500rpm revs to begin and the settled at around 900rpm, then began hunting. This lasted for about 5/6 minutes. Restarted and same as above happened. I think I maybe on to something at long last. It's an electrical fault I believe. Tomorrow I'll get a 27mm spanner onto the switch and remove it for a proper inspection and clean. [emoji848][emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    It'll greatly depend on the day before thou, the Mazda is rallying [emoji3][emoji3]🏎🏎 Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
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    Hey @Chazz, If your willing to pop down to me in Athy I'd be happy to try diagnose the problem for you There is a sensor on the gearbox that tells the ECU what gear it's in. There is a different map for gears 1-2,3-4 and 5-6. If this sensor is failing or a bad connection it can cause issues.
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    Definitely night before Dave - I'll have to check with the other two and herself about the Sunday night - I'll let you know tomorrow if that's ok? and the naked sleepwalking rumours have yet to be proven in court
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    Excellent news/update! I'm a tentative yes for the day, just static, can't commit to track unfortunately, have booked the Strangford Arms in Newtownards for the night before
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    Looks nice there @Aido 8 jamie is sorting out two electrical gremlins and that's that! Hopefully collect it within the next week or so - just waiting on a part to arrive from the uk and then brapbrapbrap
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    Sorry all, can i remove myself from "track", after some repairs I want to look after her more.
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    Tried above the grill myself - didn't think it looked well. Mines under the headlight washer on the passenger side, I'll get a smaller one made and mounted somewhere else after my NCT looking forward to seeing yours during the summer @Aido 8 and yours @Chazz - hopefully you'll have your issue sorted soon
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    Cool Car,l quite a few 8 on the web with them there alright, but its a spot i'm not mad about sorry mate. Going to put mine(standard plate) on just under the passenger front fog light tomorrow evening. Hope it stays on lol. The weather is near warm enough to spray the strakes and crest, so thats next on the list
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    Baby ready to pick up on Thursday, I missed her so much, Get her cleaned then out for a good drive. Happy days...thanks Alan Woods.
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    Looking good Aidan[emoji106] So what about the front reg plate, thinking of putting a vinyl one on the bumper above the grill?[emoji848] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Sorry to see you're selling Peter, that's a beautiful example and a lovely engine, GLWS Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    If there are a load, I can arrange a portaloo too, my ex-boss owns a hire company so get a deal. Also have power out side. And wifi at front.
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    I'm just off the A1 at Dromore, BT25 1NL. If anyone want's to pitch a tent the night before and go in convoy, you are welcome, plenty of parking. If many are coming I will arrange a huge BBQ for you to use too. Let me know at steve@stevetroman.com with title "Mazda meet" There is also a B&B opposite named Clanmurry.
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    Wee Mel in for some work by Alan Woods, Rotorsport, Banbridge.
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    I'm running 15w40 in the summer, 10w40 in the winter, don't know if the change is necessary in a rotary but it's the philosophy I grew up with. Although, last time I was at shadow rotary they suggested I could even step up to 20w50 as I'm past 80k miles on the original engine and they recommend getting heavier oil in the older it gets to protect the bearings. Makes sense, as long as you premix to protect the seals at cold temps Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Feck @Chazz - that's infuriating!!! I'm annoyed by it so can only imagine how you feel. Probably be something simple in the end but, at least a huge amount of your car is sorted now! Keep us posted and I'll keep my fingers crossed!
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    What @Rex Ruthor said. I myself use 15W40. Mobile Super 1000XL. It's a multigrade oil. €20 approx in Halfords. Now there are many options in an oil for the RX8, but feel confident in any good branded mineral oil that's either 15W40 or 10W40 you be fine. With regard to pre-mixing, use a 2 stroke synthetic oil, example, Castro Power 2T Racing oil from Halfords, NOT 2T scooter oil. Having said that, don't worry about pre-mixing at the moment just enjoy the car. If you get to this years Rotary meet on July 9th in Kirkstown, Northern Ireland you'll get all the answers and knowledge from all of us there. If you can't make it don't worry the forum will help you out. Just enjoy your RX8 and learn as you go along, don't think you need to know everything all at once, you'll only become paranoid about magnificent Rotary powered machine. [emoji106][emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I just convinced the missus that we need to go see her family in belfast on the Saturday afternoon so I should be able to get to the craic on Saturday night! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Second hand, or new? Am running Tein Flex-Z for the last month or two and am quite happy with them.
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    i have made a blog and added some pics and a video there if you would like to check it out
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    Hi folks, just letting you know that I'm going to give a go at starting up a cars and coffee meet for the South East. First Sunday of every month starting on 4th June, meeting at the car park in the Applegreen Service station, Paulstown - just off exit 7 on the M9. Hopefully see a few of you there and spread the word
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    Have you tried changing the ECU? Could be a fault on the ecu itself. Sent from my ONE A2003 using Tapatalk
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    The latest update.... I've gone so far down this rabbit hole it's time to pull myself back out.[emoji12][emoji848][emoji85] At this stage I've replaced the fuel pump, fuel pump resistor, thermostat, spark plugs, leads, coils (2 different D585 rigs and original Mazda C version coils), drive-by-wire system (throttle body and Accelerator Pedal), MAF, O2 sensor, cleaned the SSV and VDI, cleaned ALL 6 fuel injectors, tested all the electrics on the ECU and still back at square one as I was 4 weeks ago. I miss driving my RX8 [emoji30][emoji30] Christ I'm a patient f&@"?&. Any other car, I'd scrap her with a vengeance [emoji35] Come Monday I'm onto Shadow Rotary (hopefully somebody will answer the phone LOL!) and get the two geniuses to sort it out, fingers crossed 🤞 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk