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    Clutch master cylinder

    Looooots of WD40? And try tightening it first before loosening it - wee trick I learnt just to get it physically moving. WD40 the bejeebus out of it beforehand though & let is seep in.
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    Engine Cooling System - alot of heat

    So just to update and close this thread. Ordered the relevant thermostat from the local auto factors (82 degree unit) and installed it at the weekend. A reasonably straightforward install (have to admit I found this youtube invaluable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrNG5z0vUcw&t=415s ) and the nuts on the tube on the manifold from the air pump valve loosened with just a little spray of penetrating spray. So I am glad to report that the replacement of the thermostat appears to have solved the over heating issue. (I suppose it does not seem like there is an issue as the only indicator is that the cooling fans are running at full blast - because the temperature gauge seems to happily sit just below centre irrespective of temperature! Using an OBDII Bluetooth adapter I monitored the temperature and I never seemed to climb above about 93 degree C - this was just sitting - no driving - however a quick drive (speed slow but revs up a touch!) and at no stage did the cooling fans come on - before this after two or three mins they would be on - and persist as the temperature would not decrease. I hope I have this solved - my only concern is what other damage has been done because of this issue and when will it raise its ugly head - and I do not know for how long it has been like this oh well I am sure time will tell but for now onto the next job - new discs and pads all round! Thank you to everyone who has contributed and helped solve this first problem - ( I suspect one solved of many to come )
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    Engine Cooling System - alot of heat

    The fans staying on that long definitely isn't normal. You'll need an OBD reader to find out just how hot it is. The temperature gauge is one step above useless.
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    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.
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    L'e$kro's JDM RX8 6 speed

    Hey JP when I’ve checked with a multimeter it was fine. Problem is that it’s intermittent... There is an alarm alright... The original plan was to daily the rx8 for the winter, so that’s done. I’m in love again with the mx5. Way quicker, and half the petrol!
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    RX8 Fuel Tank Sensor

    Thanks for the help
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    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    I've spent the past couple of days mostly punching myself in the face. I got the car back from Maciek after getting the arches and sills repaired and the very next morning I knocked over the bike rack I had leaning against the wall beside the car, resulting in a big gouge out of the fresh paint. It's also slightly dented so gonna have to go back to Maciek again