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  1. littlefeck

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    @Aido 8 I like the pressure tank. Where did you get it from? Does it maintain the level sensor?
  2. First of all check the 2 pressure tanks (black plastic tanks in around the engine) one of these stores pressure and the other stores a vacuum. If these are leaking it will cause an issue for you. Also there is 1 way check valves that lead in or out of these that are prone to failing. Older model FDs had what we affectionately called the "rats nest". This was a bunch of solenoids with a spaghetti load of vacuum hoses that controlled the actuators for the turbos. On later models like yours this was replace with a black box with all the workings hidden away inside. It's possible that one of these solenoids is on the way out. Most people replace this entire box (Quite expensive) but some have had some luck in stripping this down. Start with the tanks and check valves then go from there.
  3. littlefeck

    New to RX8

    Welcome along. Also pics or it didn't happen!
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    First Rotary I've ever owned

    Quite difficult to legally retro fit xenons as you will fail the NCT unless you have the auto levelling sensors for the headlamps mounted to the suspension along with headlight washers. Much handier route is the LED conversions.
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    Stick with 12a or 13b swap?

    Hi @Logan, quite a bit will go into deciding factors for you, what's your budget, are you planning on doing the work yourself and where do you live?
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    Who Is Keeping Their Rotarys For Good

    I'm planning on keeping mine. Might not be the one I have right now but will definitely have one. I sold my rx7 a while back with the sole purpose of building a monster rx8.
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    Rotorstock 2019

    This is our annual meetup for 2019, We have organised a dyno day and is welcome to all rotaries and Mazdas. Costs are: €45 for a dyno slot including BBQ €6.50 for an observer including BBQ All spaces are on a first come first served basis and tickets will not be held without payment. Tickets can be bought here: https://ticketing.events/app/portal/event/1/4096/irish-rotary-mazdafest-2019 1) Dyno power-runs to see bhp/torque readouts, Air-Fuel Ratios, boost levels for those with turbo'd rotaries, etc - done by Stiv from MDTuning. 2) Diagnostics / Reflashing / Non-dyno map adjustments for RX8s & possibly RX7s - coordinated by @littlefeck (Jamie) 3) Rotary Compression Testing with Mazda compression testers - awaiting confirmation from people that have been asked. 4) CarBQ Food - Yep, that's right: it's a BBQ made out of a car! We'll be using this to cook up our lunch whether rain or shine! 5) General mechanical/electronic diagnostics & advice (& maybe help with fitting some small parts if there's interest) - this will be done by a combination of all the rotary-related experts & enthusiasts that will be present on the day & is subject to them being free from the other things they're doing on the day including enjoying themselves & having the banter! ...cause experts need a holiday too y'know...
  8. littlefeck

    FrankenBastard RX8 Turbo Build Thread

    Hi John, not a huge amount to be honest. I got to finish up the porting and just have to clean the irons for painting. The rotating assembly is still over with Garagereg in the UK. Apparently the essentric shaft I sent him for balancing was bent! The car it came out of previously had the clutch escape through the bell housing so that's what most likely caused it. I've also change my mind on the stock FD corner seals and will now be using Atkins solid corners. Also I'm trying to lock down the wiring for the new ECU. Getting it to work with the RX8 CAN bus is quite difficult!
  9. littlefeck

    Old Profile Pic

    As in an old pic from Irish rotary?
  10. littlefeck

    FrankenBastard RX8 Turbo Build Thread

    Finally bit the bullet and settled on the porting this is gonna have. Full bridge on the intake with the stock ports enlarged. The rx8 exhaust is street ported with the peri exhaust enlarged quite a bit too. Should make a savage noise.
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    Headlight Restore

    Most reckon a little over a year from one application.
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    FrankenBastard RX8 Turbo Build Thread

    Cheers Aido, it's been a long time getting to this stage. I really hope to pick up speed now. Should be able to get the block together in the next few weeks.
  13. littlefeck

    FrankenBastard RX8 Turbo Build Thread

    Rotating assembly over with Garagereg in the UK
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    Headlight Restore

    SOFT99 420 Dark and Black New Scratch Clear Wax Mirror Finish, 200 g https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0035ZIABS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_AKQyCbBNX9ZTG That's what he used but can also be used on bodywork.
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    Headlight Restore

    Hey Ger, it's simple enough job to do but you would want to use a proper sealer afterwards. I got David Kavanagh to do mine (he's on the Facebook group) and he does a top job. I'll get the name of the sealer he used.