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TomDurkan last won the day on September 28 2019

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  1. Was it just a case or removing the stuff and then a visual check? That’s what I done with the tint, tore it off in the car park walked back in 10 mins later different lad, glanced at the fail sheet, walked over to the car and just passed it. Surely it’s not a re-test is it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. They just wanted a spin in it!! [emoji848] I’ve not nct’d the 8 yet but with the GTI golf it seemed to depend on the persons mood. Some of them can be real difficult for no reason. I have failed on window tint before , it passed the previous year, removed tint to get passed , 150 quid for the same tint again, passed the following year with its new tint which was the same shade as the original tint, same test centre and I’m 99% sure it was the same baldy auld tester! [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Cheers man , will do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. [emoji23][emoji23] ahh don’t be like that.. I have 2 new ones here so it’s not the price or Labour. It’s about keeping it cooler Before it gets too hot, it’s the crawling in traffic that will be the problem for me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Finally got time to take a proper look at the 8... 3 months after I bought it as non starter. Got it starting back then. Today was spent assessing the rest of what’s needed / what caused its problem. Found an old NCT cert from 2017 and it’s only gone 65 miles in the last 2 years. It would appear that it’s problems stem from the rad. The neck of the pipe for the expansion tank seems to perished and broken off, leaked water into the fans, fecked the fans, melted the fan wiring into 5hit and blown the 120a fuse! [emoji15] So rad hacked back together with an aluminum neck ( for testing, new aluminum rad with a pair of fans in the post). Car started 1st turn. No error codes , ticking over @840rpm. A bit of driving in the field [emoji39] and I have all the funny traction control lights sorted. Except the proxy sensor in the expansion tank. All 3 fan relays tested and working Seems to try engage the 1st fan at about 90c and the second fan at 107c - both fans are totally wanked. And finally a quick wash So it’s : New rad New fans New box of 120Amp fuses New water pump New thermostat - or I might just drill a 5 or 6 mm hole in the existing one to keep the water circulating at all times. I’m hoping that keeps her cool Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks man I’ll take a look on the FB. I believe Carole and Nash insure “modern classics” in the UK gonna give them a bell Monday and see. I’m in no panic have her spot the road for 3 months anyway! Cheers Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hi all, First post that my be useful to others so go easy on me if it’s in the wrong place!! As I said in the into I bought a non starting Rx8 last week and have solved THAT issue, it’s not the last issue tho, as expected. The symptoms: Nothing happening when the key is turned to the final stage that should send the current to the starter. I had ignition lights at stage 1/2 of the key, bizarrely all electrics, side lights power window on the passenger side worked , the driver side were all dead. clearly an electrical issue! The cause, the main 120A fuse located “inside the guts” of the main fuse box in the engine bay was blown. Temp fix with some electrical wire as a fuse. All electrical bits back working and she starts and runs!! Now to find out why it blew in the first place, I suspect it’s the rad fans. I ran the car for 10 mins and it boiled the damn thing. Fans never cut in. Hope that helps someone else with a totally dead car! Cheers Tom
  8. Hi all, just joined and have been searching and reading other posts here bout insurance. I can’t see any recently for Rx8 as a second car. i have done some ringing around axa, aviva, quote devil, I’ll try Campions Monday. No hassle getting insurance if it’s my only car, bout €600. But as soon as I mention it’s a second car whole nother ball game. It feels like they think something shady is going on!!! Anybody got an rx8 insured as a weekend car ? If so who with and a rough cost. Best I can get is €1200 if it’s a second car. It’s a 07’ 192 bhp model, I’m 34, 10year clean full Irish license; 10 year NCB. any thoughts?? I really don’t want to transfer it to the wife and go with the whole, ‘my drive any car on my main policy covers me as I don’t own it’ because that does feel a bit of a grey area if there was a crash and it’s TP only Cheers Tom
  9. Hi all, Tom here from Moyvalley in Kildare, just bought my first rotary last week and joining looks like a good idea as the previous new guy said, you guys pop up frequently!! Just got an ‘07 Rx8, non running, not starting 75k on the clock and some one swiped the gear knob. Its the 192 version so the plan is figure out what’s up, engine overhaul (myself) and see where I go from there!!! Nice to meet yee, Tom
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