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  3. Gary C

    Newbie

    Once i get a few more bits finished I'll post some photos for sure. Sent from my SM-T710 using Irish Rotary mobile app
  4. Aido 8

    Rx8 side skirts wanted

    Mate you could try Chris Myers and Boston Rotary on FB
  5. Aido 8

    Newbie

    Hi Gary, welcome to the forum. My self and Damien on here are from Sligo. Don't know who is here that would be from Donegal TBH. There is another chap on here from Manorhamilton in County Letrim. I am from North Sligo (Grange) and would be happy to meet up. Do throw up some pictures of your car, we love pics
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  7. Anyone selling rx8 sideskirts, full length ones, not a massive fan of those small ones that are knocking about ebay etc.
  8. Gary C

    Newbie

    Hi to all, new to the group but not to a rotary engine. Series 1 rx8 owner since 2017, recently relocated to letterkenny from up north, hoping to find a few other owners close to my location.
  9. joshriordan64

    New to the forum

    Thank you very much aido 8 I appreciate the help Sent from my Redmi 5 Plus using Tapatalk
  10. Aido 8

    New to the forum

    Ah yah Paddy is a top man. This guy in the link below and could be beside you will give you advise also or maybe sell you what you need. I ran into him there just before christmas and is a approachable sort. His name is something like Lenard o Kelly, or just Lenard Kelly lol, I forget. Good luck with the project https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/mazda-rx7-8-rebuilds-12-months-warranty-/14236733
  11. joshriordan64

    New to the forum

    I'm in Wicklow , I'll try get onto the guys you have in the link when I have some time thank you as I am very close to paddy and would be atleast some what familiar with him perhaps he'd have some guidance before I go further afield as I fully anticipate much knowledge to be gaurded so a closer option is always a good way to start . Sent from my Redmi 5 Plus using Tapatalk
  12. Aido 8

    New to the forum

    Hi Josh and welcome to the forum. I'm sure any of the guys in the link below can point you in the right direction as they are always on the hunt for engines and parts for rebuilds etc. Just give them a call or PM them. Also there is Plenty of information on YT on how to strip-build rotary engines. Where are you located? https://irishrotary.com/forum/index.php?/topic/10796-rotary-garages-mechanics-service-providers-list/
  13. spirit r

    Mazda RX7 Series 3 1985 Dublin

    Not sure! Looks like your exhaust system was built from Elford turbo limited. BTW very good basic for restore you have. Good luck and fun
  14. Tel

    Rx8 pz prodrive

    It cost me €1600 last July to clear one,they automatically convert it when they send out new log book,no real headache to be fair
  15. Sorry to hear your trouble You should not be worried as your engine is under warranty, from what I read it was rebuilt in March gave up in February then you contacted the engine builder. He did a compression test to confirm the engine needed a rebuild?? Why do you think you may have to spend more money??. OK you asked what should you do, nothing because your engine is under warranty so the mechanic should fix it and surely he has himself covered. Sorry if i'm missing something
  16. Dartz

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Almost bought a set of MeisterR for mine.... ended up going with the Flex's for reasons I can't remember. Wasn't dissapointed with them at least - but then I've only had the previous factory shocks to compare with. Even after 2 years on the car and some fairly horrific driving they're still clean.
  17. Modern cars are so well built, and so meticulously engineered that you can pretty much count on them lasting forever. Unless it's something where the manufacturer starts with L and ends with "and Rover" - provided you just keep it clean, keep up on the oil changes and servicing - it'll probably keep chugging along until petrol stations go the way of horse hitches. You have to go out of your way to kill the things. The thing with owning a Mazda RX8 is that you know it’s not a forever car. You can drive it brand new away from the dealer, or you can be the fourth owner down the line - either way you know that one day it will die. It's a guarantee. It doesn’t matter whether it lives its life as a garage queen or a daily driver. Whether it’s tracked or cruised. You know it’s eventually going to blow and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. Whether it's the crank bearings, a coolant seal or a sideseal clipping a port or just the long slow decline unto death. Either it’ll go with a bang when you put your foot down to join the motorway - leaving only surprise silence and silence - or it’ll slowly and steadily decline until it just can’t get started anymore. While you can maybe make it live a little longer with careful maintainence and some clever and careful modifications, it's still only a short stay. It's no guarantee. And hen it finally does go pop, there are no more new engines. There is only a finite quantity of rotary engine parts out there. And while it can be patched up using either finite fresh parts, or or by swapping engines and parts out from other fallers, taking the best parts from broken engines and care until eventually eventually there will come a time when parts are so vanishingly rare and expensive one the few un-run collectors will remain. It won't be worth repairing. And that will be it. The car will finally be dead and gone. It is no forever car. It is a now car. It is a car that will die. So it is a car to be enjoyed while it still runs and drives and tackles the road with exhuberance and joy, brapping and banging between bends, frightening pedestrians and flooding carparks with the smell of victory. There’re so many things in the world that will be gone forever. Insects that’re dissapearing. Animals, plants, forests - whole ecosystems, countrys and sights that will soon be forever unseen. Or worse - torn up, stretched out and neatly packaged up and sold in their disneyland sacharrine variant for those few who can afford, with only a miniscule remnant of what made the true experience interesting. One day it will be gone. Nothing can be done about it. It's all fucked. The only thing left to do is to go out and enjoy them while you still can. The RX8 is just such a car. Like Cherry blossoms.
  18. Check ignition first. Probably your coils. Flashing CEL is only a misfire. Where the coils changed at rebuild? That said, white smoke could be coolant. Check the level in the expansion tank. Is it high, or is it low? Does it change? Grey smoke could be oil. Check the air filter and see if it's burped oil. Who did rebuild?
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  20. Hi. I hope you good people can help woman in need. In March 2018 I got my engine rebuild. Things looked pretty good until April when very thick smoke came out of the exhaust. I have contacted the person who done the engine and was told to try drive it a bit to clear it up. Nothing else unusual was happening at that time, drove a few kilometres down the motorway and everything was fine again. I followed all the rules with oil change, no high revs, and no clowning around. All seems to be fine again. Three thousand kilometres from rebuild I changed plugs and they was black, but I did not panic because even before rebuild, plugs were always black when changing. I kept going happily until 13th of February this year when for the first time I drove farther distance. By then it was about eight thousand kilometres done from rebuild. I travelled from Ennis to Newbridge ( around 200 kilometres distance) On the way, the engine light flashed few times but nothing else has happened. I reached my destination and left the car for a night. Next morning after starting it the car sounded a bit strange, something like a loose exhaust. I drove it and then it started. No power at all. I was sure it's plugs again. Managed to get it to some local garage, turned car off. Plugs checked, all black again. Car never started anymore. At that point I I contacted the man who worked on the engine and decided to tow it to his place. Once he had looked at it he said that the engine needs to be rebuild Again. It's over a month now, car is still with the mechanic and although he gave me a year guarantee I'm fearing that it would cost me a thousands again. What should I do now? received_2108220846079275.mp4
  21. joshriordan64

    New to the forum

    Hi all I've been building engines out of motorcycles and cars the past 3/4 years and it's been eating away at me to get on top of my game for rotary engines as it is where my heart is at . Would anyone have guidance in how to go about this or would anyone have a number for guys with blown engines or something just to break my teeth on before trying my hand at a running one ? Sent from my Redmi 5 Plus using Tapatalk
  22. Aido 8

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Hi mate thats them, Clive at MRP recommended these big time so it was a simple choice then So I Will have a set of track Clean as Fook MeistersR coilovers for sale on the Forum in 4-5 weeks
  23. Dartz

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Flex Z's? Those're good shocks. Have 30k on a set and they're still clean.
  24. jp

    First post

    Welcome to IrishRotary Sean! Like Aido said, everyone loves pics!
  25. There are a few people on the FB page with cars breaking that might separate one for you from the seat.
  26. Been a while - but figured we should follow up with this. The first production tanks are being installed! Install is about as close to OEM as it gets. SakeBomb ALSO developed an awesome Bracket for installing the pump on the underside of the vehicle, which in turn uses the same routing as the stock fuel lines: We have ALSO shipped the initial run of tanks! That was an adventure. We loaded an obscene amount of tanks in an extremely short amount of time. So many, that we had to request a one ton USPS trunk to handle it all - and the FILLED it! So that means, if you ordered a tank it’s en route. There are some exceptions on tank/bracket combos as we’re awaiting some hardware - but those will go out early next week. I believe we had about a handful going to UK. BUT if there are any of you that didn't get on the initial bandwagon - SakeBomb Garage is extending FREE International shipping using the coupon code: 'tankintfreeshipping'. HUGE thanks to Alex, Brian, Christian, Heath and Travis over at SakeBomb Garage for their hardwork, hospitality and patience getting this project from concept to reality.
  27. Aido 8

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Got these in the post today. A head of time so happy days
  28. Hi All, I posted this in the buy/sell bit as well. While testing my seats the motor that moves the seat forward and back burned out. I am looking for a replacement mazda part number 5809110. Where would be the best place to get one?
  29. Hi All, The motor of my seat burned out yesterday while testing it :-( mazda part number 5809110. It is the one that moves the seat back and forward. Anyone has one or a driver seat in poor condition that I could buy for parts?
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