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  1. Hi everyone, this post is to raise awareness of potentially damaging "fake" NGK spark plugs for sale on eBay for the RX8 (RE7C & RE9B) - the hope is that this helps others to avoid getting stung with non-genuine plugs that due to their design, could be potentially damaging to your engine if they fail prematurely. It seems there are some non-genuine/badly manufactured "NGKs" out there: see attached pics of new "genuine" (allegedly) NGK plugs (shown in groups of 4) versus the used genuine NGK plugs or the pics of the pair of new plugs which again are genuine (bought elsewhere). Note in particular: The thickness of the spark plug wall (much thinner in the non-genuine ones). The welding of the ground electrode onto the top of the spark plug wall (non-genuine) rather than set into a groove in the wall & then welded in-place (genuine NGK design). Although you can't tell from the pics, the length that the plug inserts into the combustion chamber is actually different to OEM as well. I bought these seemingly non-genuine or badly designed/manufactured plugs from this crowd on eBay as they seemed to have good feedback at the time & I now have an appeal in with them for a refund on the plugs they sent me: https://www.ebay.ie/usr/mazdaparts2015 Hope that helps!
  2. Try Campion & also try Autoline up North.
  3. Worth asking on the FB page too! If you're ever up in Dublin (once my new engine is swapped in) I'll bring you for a spin. Beware: it won't be anything close to a standard FD driving-wise but interior-wise it will be!
  4. jp

    NEWBIE ALERT

    The mint white one from the dealership in the West?
  5. How's it handle now compared to the last set?
  6. How's it coming? Are you doing a full strip-down?
  7. Good to hear you're getting help with it - they should steer you in the right direction. Any progress?
  8. Welcome to IrishRotary & best of luck with the hunt! If you can find a tidy RX8 in your budget that compression tests well & is looked-after, then I'd go for that (least hassle). If not, then buy one that's in good nick but the engine compression is poor & build it up from there.
  9. jp

    New to RX8

    Welcome to IrishRotary Mike! Where are these pics??
  10. I like that the PZ backbox is neighbour-friendly but will still sing when you give it some throttle. I've the same one on the Premix5.
  11. Scott Chapman in Meath comes well recommended - 086 455 4509.
  12. jp

    Hi!

    Welcome to IrishRotary! Any pics of the 8?
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