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  2. Aido 8

    Heatshield

    As your not sure. My advice is if it were me I would get them. As the ignition system (coils in particular) can be a thorn in the side and is vital with these cars its important that your ignition system is up to scratch. Get new plugs also that way you have peace of mind in knowing that it will stand greatly to your engines health Also no harm asking Carl Ryan on the life- durability of his coils
  3. Fozz

    Heatshield

    Slightly off topic but I was looking at the coil pack on RRP: https://www.ryanrotaryperformance.com/shop/rrp-performance-ignition-coil-system So I looked under my bonnet and I see I have a set of Magnecor Electrosports 80's fitted, so a previous owner obviously changed the originals for those at some stage (car has 80k Km on the clock). So am I wasting my time considering the RRP ones? Are what I have comparable and I should stick wit them until they need replacement (will they even need to be replaced?). Cheers for advice.
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  5. https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/mazda-rx-8-only-41k-miles/19827742
  6. Aido 8

    New to Rotary Scene

    Hi Cupra and welcome to the forum, your right it doesn’t matter as rotaries emmisions exempt in the south of Ireland. Yah the later models have a better spec but for me it doesn’t matter as its down to personal choice and whats on the market at the time. You should join up on fduk to see whats going on there and also the facebook page. Some good tips on buying a FD below. Enjoy and keep us posted on how you get on https://irishrotary.com/forum/index.php?/topic/2183-3rd-gen-fd-buying-guides/ https://irishrotary.com/forum/index.php?/topic/2794-fd-faq/
  7. muckwarrior

    Heatshield

    Will do. Hoping to fit it within the next month. Yeah, I have the stock catback and this should fit no probs. I've had a toyosports decat fitted for about the past 6 years or so, and in fairness it's been grand til it started rattling a few months ago, but I'm looking forward to seeing what the new one sounds like as the toyo was always a bit tinny around 3.5k rpm.
  8. Fozz

    Heatshield

    Cheers and that really looks the part allright. stg£320 delivered...not cheap but then, what is! Please let me know how you get on. Also, do you have the stock catback? I do so any issue fitting this 3'' to that 2.5''? Man, you should never have introduced me to this site...now I want new coils and a clean-oil system. I'll start writing my letter to Santa
  9. muckwarrior

    Heatshield

    Toyosport is a popular choice due to the price, but it is a little bit on the raspy side. I currently have this on order and it sounds like it might be what you're looking for too https://www.ryanrotaryperformance.com/shop/3-dual-resonated-de-cat
  10. Fozz

    Heatshield

    Cheers for the feedback. I've researched replacing the whole thing with a decat pipe, so elimination the heat-shield issue and any possible future CAT issue sin one fell swoop. Any recommendations on a good option? I don't like the raspy noise I hear from some youtubers who've replaced the midpipe (and kept the stock catback) but I assume different midpipes will have different audio qualities?
  11. Cupra

    New to Rotary Scene

    Also looking for advise on the best year to go for, i know the later models are higher spec and betters ecus but would an earlier model be better for the nct/emmisions or does it matter?
  12. Aido 8

    Looking for rx7 or rx8

    Hi did you get sorted ??
  13. Aido 8

    Wanted 2003/2004 231 black rx8

    Hi is your Dad still looking for a 8??
  14. Cheapest solution is to take of the mid pipe yourself (asap) and gut the cat which is an easy and fun exercise. I believe toyosport mid pipe is a popular choice as they line up well with the stock exhaust.
  15. Getting an error code for the cat in the 8. Can anyone suggest the cheapest solution? Debating putting a mid-pipe in. Can anyone suggest one? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a million
  16. Cupra

    New to Rotary Scene

    Hi Everyone, Looking at buying a 3rd Gen RX7 in the coming months. I've spent years working on 1.8t vag stuff but recently got a mk1 mx5 and realized there is way more fun to be had out there and only a few extra quid to add an RX7 to my classic policy I think its a no-brainer! Didn't think id get insured on one for years. Seeing as there is little to no rx7s for sale in Ireland, more than likely going to look at importing one. Would appreciate any advice on going about importing,what to look out for and any recommendations on which companies to use. David
  17. Colin

    AIDO 8s ROTARY ADVENTURE

    That was my logic too Anthony in shadow said it was a great fit and much more capacity than standard, plus there was no sign of overheating despite being out on track for most of the day at mazdafest! Engine bay looks great, cabin looks a bit daunting if I'm honest!! Hope all is well?!
  18. Aido 8

    AIDO 8s ROTARY ADVENTURE

    Its of great help thank you, if its good enough for you my man its most certainly good enough for me
  19. muckwarrior

    Heatshield

    That kind of noise is often reported when the cat is failing. Good news is that since we're emissions exempt you can replace with a much cheaper decat pipe. I already have a decat but currently have a similar noise. I found the heatshield on the downpipe was loose so I tightened it with a big jubilee clip, but it made no difference. After putting the car on a lift I found the noise was actually coming from the resonator.
  20. Fozz

    Heatshield

    Hi guys, so the pic shows the heatshield on my 04, 231. I'm unsure if connected but I hear a rattle/cackling moving thru' the revs at around 1500 - 2000rpm and then it's fine. Also when reversing slowly it's not as quiet as I would expect and sounds like external noise to my casual ears. The car is driving fine, by the way (and what a great car to drive!). I should add, this is the car that had the oil leak that I posted about a while back and the Shadow lads fixed that great, and made no comment on this heatshield issue, so I'm not overtly concerned about it. Just seeking advice So I hope to get it up on a ramp in a few weeks and will check if that shield is loose and tighten with hose-clamps if so, and will see what that does for the noise. Note that the noise is not v. loud but I am just curious to see if that lessens it. Any comments on the state of that heatshield? I assume it will only get worse so should I look to replace or what's my best option bar ripping it off entirely?
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  22. jp

    AIDO 8s ROTARY ADVENTURE

    Nay bother dude! If it's any help, the radiator I used in my last RX8 when I built it is the same one @Colin used in his car from memory: a relatively inexpensive alu rad that fits perfectly & has more capacity than the standard unit. Made by a crowd called "Supeed" I think, their ebay name was "provenperformanceparts" if that helps.
  23. Aido 8

    AIDO 8s ROTARY ADVENTURE

    Sorry JP only noticed this notification in my spam. Engine is fine but will have to change the radiator when I stop playing around with this
  24. Colin

    04 UKDM RX8

    2004 6 speed UK import, approx 214,000km, no tax or nct. I've had this car since January, have done roughly 12-15K in it and loved it but unfortunately it hasn't been well since mazdafest so think it probably needs a rebuild. It's an original car, had a new 07+ spec engine fitted in 2010 at 81,000m. It has not been decatted and has an aftermarket radiator. Was running and starting fine before the trackday, I was told it has always been premixed and serviced regularly but no service history. I fitted new OEM B coils, magnecor leads, plugs, OEM oil filter and service at 202K. Serviced again by shadow rotary at the start of August with dot 5.1 brake fluid, new engine, gearbox and diff oil as well as new coolant and a new high performance / high capacity radiator. I got it compression tested in shadow rotary before the trackday (07/07/2018) and the results were as follows: Rear @ 266rpm 5.85, 6.00, 6.00 Front @ 266rpm 6.75, 6.75, 6.8 Normalised to the industry standard 250rpm: Rear @ 250rpm 5.79, 5.94, 5.94 Front @ 250rpm 6.68, 6.68, 6.73 Bad points; slow to start hot since the trackday and sometimes a bit rough when cold (with white smoke). Dusty black build up on rear bumper from exhaust but not using any coolant. There was no oil in the resonator after the trackday and it didn't use any oil on the day but it has used about 600ml of oil since and there has been a small quantity of oil in the resonator and the intake pipe (but not in the airbox). No drop in mpg (last tank was about 440km). Gearbox was faultless until mazdafest but changing up to 4th is now occasionally a bit clunky if driving vigorously (that started in the final session and has happened a few times on the road since). Tyres are just about legal but are more than 6 years old (P Zero run flat 245mm rears - loads of grip. Kumho 225mm fronts - less so but not that you would notice on the road) Radio works but CD player doesn't. A/C doesn't work, neither do heated seats. It failed it's nct due to rusty cills, front and rear on both sides. Rust on rear arches aswell. Bodywork is not immaculate but in reasonably good condition, considering the age and mileage. The car is based close to ashbourne county meath but can be viewed in dun laoghaire or anywhere in between. €600 ONO
  25. Colin

    Rx8 for breaking??

    Is this still available?
  26. jp

    HELP!!! with car insurance

    It's probably a bit late at this stage but if you get the rejection of insurance from 3+ companies in writing you can go to the insurance ombudsman & see if they can help you. Your current insurer is (from memory) obliged to insure you if you change the car mid-year, what they charge you however is the question.
  27. jp

    Supercharger

    I don't know of anyone that has done it over here but if you do I'd love to see the build thread of it. I know Rennies don't like boost in general, many design reasons why, but you can build an engine (comprised of previous generations of RX7 parts) that can run forced induction reliably. It'd be a lot bigger of a project than just adding the bolt-ons though.
  28. jp

    AIDO 8s ROTARY ADVENTURE

    How's the engine now Aido?
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