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Colin last won the day on January 2 2019

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  1. Insurance is now transferred to something else so need this gone, will take €400 for it?
  2. 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...
  3. Still for sale, swapped in a gutted cat and the cold start issue is a bit better but is not gone.
  4. Thanks Jimmy, love it! She was great on track and the hot start doesn't appear to be as bad as first thought... hope you're keeping well
  5. 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?!
  6. 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
  7. Thank you, that's very generous. I only got the compression tested a few weeks ago and it was good but I have a standard cat which I've kept in place because I bring my 2 year old out in the car every weekend. Hopefully it wasn't enough to cause hassle over the course of one very spirited afternoon
  8. Two pics I've come across on the facebook page, watermarks still there so hope the two photographers don't mind. Marc Harrington #Engineous
  9. Haha, I did pass jp but he was having issues at the time! The car was great considering it is basically stock, my tyres were crap but I knew that going out.. I had a great day and thought I held my own until I got a few passenger laps in a stripped out, remapped rx8 with pz suspension and semi slick tyres - that thing was a rocket!! Day wasn't without issues though, started it up for my second session and had no power steering, thankfully Jamie had it diagnosed and sorted in no time!! But after a few sessions back to back in the afternoon I let it cool down for a few minutes and made the mistake of turning it off, refused to start hot about 10 minutes later and has been difficult to start hot since (having been fine beforehand)
  10. Trackday fever has well and truly set in, EBC yellowstuff pads ordered all round last minute Bedding them in yesterday and today, fluid replaced with dot 5.1 so no excuses tomorrow!!
  11. Big thanks to Anthony and all the lads in shadow rotary, new radiator in and all fluids replaced ready for mazdafest
  12. No problem, I ordered it from here: https://m.ebay.ie/itm/Mazda-RX-8-RX8-1-3-MANUAL-ALUMINIUM-ALLOY-RACE-RADIATOR-support-A-C-2003-2012-/253674217239 Due in next week...
  13. Thanks, new radiator ordered and dropping in to get a quote for some underbody work tomorrow so starting to come together...
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