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Dartz last won the day on March 7

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About Dartz

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  • Birthday 01/31/1987

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    IS Baile Blainseir.

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    Drinking, Speeding, Working
  1. What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    It's already parked. Only ran it to try and catch the noise and be sure I wasn't imagining things. It probably hasn't failed yet, but is very close to doing it.
  2. What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Doesn't change with the clutch. It's inside the block, and it's in time with the engine, and it's there whether the clutch is pushed or not. I like this car a lot. It really does deserve someone who isn't me.
  3. What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    The gearbox has always been noisy since before I bought it. Actually thought it was normal from some places. I've got a better video of it. It's definitely inside the engine and independant of the gearbox.
  4. What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Yeah. This does not sound like a loose shield.... it's not sledgehammering yet ;/
  5. What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    If it is let go it's probably my fault for letting it. About all I could afford to do was keep fresh oil and the like in it and even then had to put changing it out until the weather on a weekend let me. There's a lot of little things that probably needed to be addressed but I just couldn't because of work/weather/money. It's had a condensation problem for a while but the coolant level hasn't twitched so I figured it was the weathers. It's odd that it started after going back to 10W40, after a long time on 15. If I take the oil filter and sump plug out that should tell the tale. If there's swarf in there it's gone. It's still making good power. Starts fine. Runs fine. No problems revving. Isn't doing the sledghammer thing yet. Which makes me think either it's the first symptom, or possibly something else.
  6. What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    May have spoken too soon about the 160k thing... There's an ominous growl noise from the engine in time with the revs - especially noticeable on a closed throttle. Could also have blown the exhaust - but it's only noticeable on a closed throttle. I've 200 quid in the bank!
  7. What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    I honestly don't know. I may just take the engine out, post it to Mazda and leave it with a note saying '160km survivor, please use for rotary breeding purposes' or something. I'd like to keep it going - at least until I can fit in an Mx-5. I did enjoy that when I drove it - I just didn't fat in it.
  8. What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    One more service at 155,500. The seep of oil at the front of the engine has turned into a weep. It still - dislikes - being started 1-2hours after being stopped. But it runs fine. It's worn in an honourable way. 160 looks achieveable. And then.....
  9. What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Failed a hot start for the first time. Might be related to me nuking the battery *again* and only barely making a cold start, mind Will it make it to the big 160? Just hit the 155 (And I just realise I've ran 20k on the plugs on it - more than I did on the last set. But they're less than ayear old)
  10. What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Lol. Typo'd this up. Original Unrestored car. Future collector's item. 1.3 Litre, 230bhp. 1.7 on the logbook 6 speeds: Slow, Not Slow, Quick, Fast, Fuck me 1 Careful owner. 4 Owners total. Ran when parked this morning outside office. 154,000km on chassis. Service history. Original dealer inspection stamp on logbook. (Irish Car) Uprated ignition coils fitted Aug 2014. D585 kit from rotary revs. Engine remap. Increased spark dwell time and increased oil injection rates. Standard exhaust with decat. Factory afterburners functional at high revs. New Coilovers fitted Feb '17 (Tein Flex Z). New brake disks and pads fitted Jun '17. Coolant done, Jun '17 Sparkplugs, Jun '17 Scuff marks on lower front lip, scratch under left mirror, and old repair on left-rear wheel arch. Will fly through any NCT if red door reflectors removed and wings fitted in place. Only occasionally tracked. Surprisingly effective off-road. I know what I have, hence bargain price. Buy this car if: You love the smell of napalm in the morning (A.K.A. That Gasoline smell) You want something as reliable and dependable as an Alfa Romeo, but more exciting to drive. Don't buy this car if: You like Polar Bears, Penguins and snow. You place any value fuel economy. You're frightened by the idea of being flashed by white trannies parked at the side of the road.
  11. What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    It's had a few knocks and is showing it's age. There's a repair on the rear arch but the liner keeps falling off. A patch of rust on both sills was given a coat of black stove paint last year to keep the corrosion at bay. (Don't knock it - on a black car it's unnoticeable ;P) There's a few buckles and dents on the belly when things have hit it and I was - less than careful. Kinda curious what the compression is....
  12. What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    New MX-5. The dashboard dug into my knee.. Unfortunate, because I really liked the car, and had sold myself on it. But it Hurt to drive after 15 minutes. I'm not small. And it's currently sitting at 153,350km on the odometer. It runs as good as the day I bought it. Somehow. It doesn't feel like it deserves to.. It is a good car. But it'll probably get parted out to someone's weekend pride and joy that has a better shell. Which is a shame. It's done a lot more than I expected it to.
  13. Strapped to a trailer, getting a tow from a van. Had what looked like white alloys Something unfortunate happen?
  14. What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Getting close to that point too. Tried out an MX-5 last week. Great Car. I'm just a titch too big for it. Too may depression donuts. It still runs. Aiming for the big 160 before finally sending it on it's way. The engine core will be ripped out, along with the shocks and ignition system, to go to better homes, leaving only the shell of something that was once a happy place for many miles.