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Chazz last won the day on October 5 2017

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    Sea Kayaking, Camping, Skiing, Airsoft and of course my RX8.
  1. Remote Keys

    Remote programming instructions Step 1: Open driver’s door and leave open. Step 2: Lock and unlock the driver’s door using the power door lock switch on the door. Step 3: Insert key into the ignition. Step 4: Turn key to on position and return to off position. (IMPORTANT - use ON position NOT ACC position). Do this 3 times within 10 seconds. Leave key in the ignition. Step 5: Open and close the driver’s door 3 times. (Door should be left open after this step). Step 6: ECU should respond by locking and unlocking the doors. Step 7: Press any button on remote #1 twice. ECU responds by locking and unlocking the car doors. Step 8: Press any button on remote #2 (etc.) twice. Each time the ECU will respond by locking & unlocking the doors. Step 9: Remove the key from the ignition and the ECU will respond a final time with a series of door locks and unlocks. You're done! Key Programming Instructions The timing is critical to this procedure, please read through the entire procedure before attempting. Procedure: 1. Insert one of the pre-programmed transponder keys and turn the ignition to "on", leave on for at least one second (I wait until the red key symbol in the instrument cluster extinguishes), remove the key from the ignition. 2. Within 5 seconds insert the second pre-programmed key and turn the ignition to "on" for at least one second but no more than 5 seconds (use the key symbol for this as well) then remove the second key. 3. Within 10 seconds insert the new key in the ignition and turn the ignition to "on", if you are successful the red key symbol will illuminate then extinguish after about a second. If you are not successful the red key symbol will flash repeatedly to indicate that you have inserted an invalid key. Remove the key, wait a minute and try it again, it took me a few times to get it perfect and I had done it before. Sorry for the delay on posting the above. Make sure the key blade itself has a 4D chip in it so it can be programmed. Chazz[emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Remote Keys

    Ah throwing me into the deep end there Aidan LOL! William, I’ll check my paperwork re where to get the ‘switch blade’ key and get back to you soon. Just so you know, that as your RX8 is the same year as mine, a 2003 model, you won’t be able to use the remote features on the Key itself but programmed correctly it will start the car. So what it’ll mean is you’ll be in the same situation as me, switch blade key to start the car and the standard key fob to lock/unlock the car. I’ll get back later with details on how to get you sorted. [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. A J-Port Sean Nah! Just kidding, got a Street Port Really looking forward to when everything is bedded in, that's when the benefits and fun begin.
  4. Cheers Dara Will do. Forgot to mention that RichieDC did my porting. Cheers Richie!
  5. Tapatalk Issue

    Anyone else on iOS having a Tapatalk login issue. Error message "Failed to process XML Data due to unknown error"
  6. Back in the saddle again! Or as Willie Nelson sings “On the road again…!” Well to finish of this topics heading, it was all down do a badly rebuilt engine lasting only 12,776 miles. I did get to educate myself a lot over the past few months about how everything inside the engine bay is connected and gave me a change to remove and clean out various parts that I’d never done before i.e. SSV, VDI, Injectors, Throttle Body, Fuel Pump etc., and testing the ECU connectors all in vain trying to diagnose the problem. Anyway, I now have a newly rebuilt and ported engine done by the Rotary Master Engineers at Shadow Rotary, Anthony and Eoin. These two guys are the most knowledgeable, information sharing and friendliest. They explain everything you need to know and more. Not only did the guys rebuild and port my engine, but they also removed unnecessary parts of the VFAD system. Also re-routed the coolant lines so it no longer flows through the Throttle Body as it is not necessary, as we do not get artic weather conditions here. Why have hot coolant running around the Throttle Body housing warming the airflow through it…cold airflow is the best. The lads also changed the front brake pads to the new pads I had sitting in the boot for the past 6 month I never go around to replacing myself. They also polished everything. Here is an example of the polished Throttle Body and Alternator. WOW! Now that was unexpected. Shadow Rotary are the best as many owners out there can testify to this. Accept No Substitute! I did back in July 2015 and it was costly and disappointing. So to end, I hope this topic was informative and entertaining to all, as it was for me. BRAP! BRAP! ZOOM! ZOOM! P.S. Did I mention Shadow Rotary!
  7. Worst type of Oil for rotaries

    Changed yearly? That's a typo right????
  8. Worst type of Oil for rotaries

    Must of been a slow day Jamie heah!
  9. Needs must - for now

    Lost for words Rex, especially as you've put so much time, parts, and mods etc., in the last 2 years into her. At least you're not leaving as you've a 7 to get to work on. Don't forsake us RX8 owners with your advice/input on all things 8 just because you got yourself a nice 7. LOL!
  10. What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Didn't happen today but yesterday. Arrived over to Shadow Rotary (THE ONLY PLACE TO GO IF YOU'RE AN RX7 OR RX8 OWNER) to collect my newly rebuilt and ported 8. Anthony and Eoin are the ultimate rotary rebuilders in my opinion. They leave nothing to chance and are meticulous in their work. Also met Lenard or was it Luke (sorry dude) and his very nice 06 Evolve and Richie and his beloved white Tiffany which she, Tiffany, entertained us with very loud bangs and her flame throwing skills. Made ones eyes water. I'll do a full report over on my posted topic, "RX8 won't rev beyond 3,000rpm in 5th and 6th gear" to finish that post off.
  11. [emoji445]Cel-er-bra-tion time, come on![emoji445] [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] Couldn't resist![emoji106][emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. RX 8

    Here you go. It was posted by Zg3409 Mazda RX8 Central Locking Repair DIY https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=154579&share_tid=10740&share_pid=71074&url=http%3A%2F%2Firishrotary%2Ecom%2Fforum%2Findex%2Ephp%3F%2Ftopic%2F10740-Mazda-RX8-Central-Locking-Repair-DIY%2Fpage__view__findpost__p__71074&share_type=t About is the post link. [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. RX 8

    Hi Fauzger, it's the joys of being an RX8 owner. These cars require a forgiving and enthusiastic owner, speaking from my own experience [emoji12] One of the guys on here a few day ago wrote up a very good guide on the door lock issue. I can't remember exactly what it was called but if you look under "new post" you show find it. With regard to your VIN it most likely 'cause it a Japanese addition. I doubt it's anything suspicious [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Curious

    @Aido8 (Aidan), when the petrol light comes on for the first time you'll have between 11 & 13 litres in the tank. I checked it out in the US forum about 2 years ago as I'm a curious fecker[emoji23] I wanted to get into the 300 mile club but never made it. I gave up on the idea of running it so low just to get into the 300 club, 'cause the fuel pump itself is submerged in the left side of the tank. If you run it till she almost dry there is ever possibility you burn out the fuel pump. That's what I thought I'd done when my RX8 had issues starting but we all now know it was because of a bad engine rebuild. Anyway, to answer your question, I'd say you'd have approx 50 more Kilometres to travel once the fuel light comes on. That's the most I've pushed it. [emoji33] By the way how's your engine? Anthony and Nicola were telling me you had a possible side seal issue on the race track at the 50th Anniversary. [emoji85] Hope it's not a to expensive repair. [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. @Dartz, sure was but could have been just pure luck. It could have crapped out at any time. You would have to see the state of the engine in person to really appreciate the full picture. I'm surprised the engine didn't go off like a grenade at some point. [emoji12][emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk