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  1. This is the workshop manual for the Series 1 RX8 6-speed gearbox. Manual Trans Workshop Manual 2004-2008 RX-8.pdf
  2. jp

    RX8 heating/fan issue

    Exhaust gas leak test - an example of the kit here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/COMBUSTION-LEAK-KIT-PETROL-DIESEL/dp/B018PM3ZFQ
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    Fd parts wanted

    I don't know of anyone in Ireland breaking privately, try the FDOC forum in the UK - thing is by the time you bring it over it'll probably cost you similar money to buying from Elite who in fairness have been pretty reasonable with anything I've bought from them recently.
  4. jp

    Fd parts wanted

    Have you tried Elite Autos in Galway? They've a few FDs in for breaking.
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    Cold Start Problem

    This. ^^ Even if it has a cat, tow-start it by easing the clutch in in 2nd gear at about 30/40kph & with the key switched to accessory (2nd position from off) - then once it starts being able to accelerate itself, pull over & detach the tow-rope/bar. Then bring it for a good long drive, let it all warm up, & rev it to the limiter in 2nd or 3rd if you can once it's been running at least 10mins or been up to water temp for about ~5mins.
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    RX8 heating/fan issue

    Did you rebuild the engine or did someone else? If you did then try as Aido above suggested & source the leak or if you can't find it do a champagne test on it. If someone else did the rebuild, bring it back to them to check especially if it was only recently.
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    Fd parts wanted

    There are people on here but not as many as before - most chat is on the FB page.
  8. jp

    Happy Christmas

    Happy Christmas to you too Aido & to all our members out there!
  9. Aye good shout: I've the PZ on mine & it's a lovely compromise between one that's quiet on idle but when you give it some throttle it sings a nice note that isn't obnoxiously loud.
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    If you want it to be reliable & take a reasonable amount of boost then lower compression rotors would be best alright, or run water-meth (which adds another point of failure).
  11. jp

    How much is an RX-8 really worth?

    If your question is what is it actually worth, then the answer is the old "whatever someone is willing to pay for it". If your question was what would it sell for then here's some insight: 6-speed examples sell for less than €2K in good nick; a 5-speed (which is less desirable for most folks that would want one nowadays) will be less again because it's a lower spec than it's 6-speed equivalent, less powerful, nearly as bad on juice & the same cost to maintain. RX8s are slow sellers of late unless they're priced around €500-1K in which case people seem to take a punt on them, but you'll be waiting a while to find a discerning owner looking for a 5-speed, no two ways about it. That said, you could be lucky - one way or another it's likely a waiting game to find the right buyer.
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    spotted FC in Santry

    Chap called Aaron I believe..? He's on the FB group alright, not sure if he's on the forum though.
  13. This crowd do a stainless sports cat as an alternative & the error code shouldn't show up once fitted - it'll allow more flow through the exhaust but will keep some of the smell to a minimum: http://stores.ebay.ie/performancediscs/
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    New to Rotary Scene

    Welcome to IrishRotary David! Let us know how you get on in your hunt for a 7!
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    Nay bother dude! If it's any help, the radiator I used in my last RX8 when I built it is the same one @Colin used in his car from memory: a relatively inexpensive alu rad that fits perfectly & has more capacity than the standard unit. Made by a crowd called "Supeed" I think, their ebay name was "provenperformanceparts" if that helps.