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  5. muckwarrior

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Fitted a new midpipe at the weekend
  6. Liam Walsh

    RX8 As First Car/ Insurance

    Hey there, I have come here looking for answers. Im 17 years old doing my theory and I have a few questions. Im really interested in a RX8 R3 as my first car, but I'm getting a lot of mixed reactions from people on this topic. First off, I'm not a "saw that on the road, it looked pretty, and I'm going to buy it" person, and I understand the complexities and expenses that comes with a rotary engine such as this. What I'm asking is if anyone could tell me if I'm being stupid trying to get insured on a 230hp rwd sports car, or is it possible. The reason I'm asking is because I don't actually have a licence yet, but I was wondering if anyone could give me a general idea of the price of an 18 year old (if I could get insured I would be buying a rx8 when I'm 18) male, with no points , trying to get insured in a car like this, or would the insurance company just laugh in my face. Again, I know I'm now wise thinking of an RX8 as my first car, with the constant care and the appauling milage, but I'm looking for something more special that a Golf or a Civic. Thanks again, Liam.
  7. muckwarrior

    Heatshield

    Finally got around to fitting. First thing that struck me was that it comes in 2 parts. Didn't look like that on the website. Also, there were no bolts for connecting the rear to the cat-back, which was a bit annoying. Luckily I was able to scavenge some suitable ones in my brother's garage. It came with a gasket for the rear but not the front, but I knew that in advance so had a new one ready. Fitting was fairly straight forward. Managed no bother by myself. Although it was made a lot easier by having a lift. Have only done one journey so far, but the annoying noise seems to be gone. Not a huge difference in sound compared to the Toyo, but there's no longer a tinny/raspy drone around 3-4k rpm, which is exactly what Ryan Rotary claim, so I'm happy with that.
  8. Petrol Del

    2007 RX8 PZ for sale

    To follow up on the PZ Nov 2018: Full engine rebuild at Shadow Rotary courtesy of Eoin and the Lads. Brand new Exedy Performance clutch. K&N panel filter installed. Tail and center lights all converted to LED. Some little touches like Reversing Camera and dash cam in main mirror. Reconditioned rear calipers incl. new pistons & new pads. Lots more little upgrades and maintenance to come.
  9. 420 tpft with 123.ie Sent from my SM-J530F using Tapatalk
  10. Cozwaldo

    05 231

    https://touch.adverts.ie/car/mazda/rx8/2005-mazda-rx8/16446294 Be sorry to see it go. Can't keep petrol in her
  11. Colin

    04 UKDM RX8

    Sold
  12. Colin

    04 UKDM RX8

    Insurance is now transferred to something else so need this gone, will take €400 for it?
  13. muckwarrior

    Heatshield

    They can be noisy, but a rattle or chattering isn't normal from the gearbox. It's usually more of a whirring type noise. Does it only happen when the car is moving? Interestingly, exactly 2k and 3k rpm is where my rattle is. Yeah, I'm in Dubland - D7/15 area. Will let you know when I have it fitted.
  14. Fozz

    Heatshield

    Ah nice one. Be interested to hear what you think. You in the Dublin area? Would love to check it out when installed. I still have a strange rattle/chattering noise when doing about 2krpm and mechanic thinks it's the gearbox. Maybe a bearing or some such. Happens in several gears in and around 2k and nowhere else. I'm not overly worried as I've read these RX8 gearboxes can be noisy
  15. muckwarrior

    Heatshield

    Nope. Was delivered a week or 2 ago. Planning on installing either this weekend or weekend after. Glad your rattle is sorted though!
  16. Fozz

    Heatshield

    Update to this issue - had the car up in the air on the weekend and we just removed the heat-shield. It was badly damaged so am happy to be rid of it. No discernible extra cabin-heat because of it but will monitor that situation. The CAT pipe underneath is in good condition and I no longer have a rattle when parking or moving slowly. Hey MuckWarrior, you get that new mid-pipe installed?
  17. Dartz

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Solved the suspension problem. The preload adjuster on one of the shocks had jacked down over time and was causing the car to lurch since only one spring was fully supporting it. .
  18. TheLedge

    Wanted 2003/2004 231 black rx8

    Give Jonny Woods a pm on the FB page, they may have one.
  19. Marcus

    Supercharger

    Will have to start looking around so see what sorta money its gonna cost.. was also looking at getting the irons bridge ported but havent priced anything yet at all so all comes down to how long tis gonn take and how much its gonna cost..[emoji23] Sent from my SM-G930F using Irish Rotary mobile app
  20. davemx-5

    Wanted 2003/2004 231 black rx8

    Hi Aido 8 sorry only seeing your reply now. Yeah he's still on the hunt.
  21. Well folks, looks like the rumours are true, Mazda are returning to the rotary, but maybe not the way we wanted... Looks like it's going to be a range extender for their EV range. Some innovation is better than none I guess! Hope they keep working on the Vision project as well. Source: https://www.topgear.com/car-news/paris-motor-show/mazda-going-build-rotary-engine-again?amp
  22. Colin

    Colin's 04 rx8

    No joy diagnosing the issue, swapped out the cat for a gutted one and the smoke / rough idle when cold starting is not as bad but not gone. Swapped the leading and trailing coils too but to no avail. So I've pulled out the brake pads and panel filter and have put it up for sale. Hopefully I will be in another one before the end of the year...
  23. Colin

    04 UKDM RX8

    Still for sale, swapped in a gutted cat and the cold start issue is a bit better but is not gone.
  24. jp

    Supercharger

    If you want it to be reliable & take a reasonable amount of boost then lower compression rotors would be best alright, or run water-meth (which adds another point of failure).
  25. Marcus

    Supercharger

    Yea i was following Jamies build thread there using the older rx7 housings its a lot more work as you said and was thinking if i went that far into it id probably be better goin the same direction as his and going turbo?? Think ill have to do alot more research before i start into it [emoji23] would i need lower compression rotors to go with the housings or would the housings alone be enough to support going forced induction? TIA Sent from my SM-G930F using Irish Rotary mobile app
  26. Dartz

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Passed the big 160. Beginning to think the old engine had a slight water leak. Almost sure of it actually - the replacement just doesn't gunk up on the fillercap like the old one did. Sounds good. Runs good. An issue with the fanbelt was sorted. Ate about half a litre of oil in the meantime - which is a bit low, but most of that's been running at a steady 120. The NCT is coming. Will need to look at getting the suspension sorted. It likes to lean to the right on the power for no good reason then back left on a closed throttle. Being sat for a few weeks in the drive wasn't healthy for the bushings - neither was the snow. Neither are the ramps that twit Varadkar had the council install here. Have some nice dents on the belly from them now. Pictures came out stunning. Black and chrome is an amazing combination.
  27. Looking for one for an 8 in good condition
  28. Rotardfranky

    Aerokit R1 bodykit

    Well how’s things,what money lifts the kit.
  29. Could you suggest a decent mechanic in Dublin to install it. Don't have the tools here. Thanks again.
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