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G'day everyone! You've asked for it so here it is: a rotary-specific diagnostics & dyno-day (otherwise known as a "Rolling Road Day") for the club where we get to not only check on the health of our mechanical Doritos & see what power they're actually making, but also get to meet up with other fellow rotorheads & witness some fresh research/learning/history in the making about rotaries & rotary compression testers! :D B)

 

On the day there will be:

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 & coordinated by me @jp

2) Diagnostics / Reflashing / Non-dyno map adjustments for RX8s & possibly RX7s - coordinated by @littlefeck (Jamie)

3) Rotary Compression Testing with Mazda compression testers - done by @MCON & @seanmcg

4) Dyno-proven modification experiments on RX8s including intake changes, exhaust changes, and if we've time, coil & map changes. This will be done to serve the wider rotary community with hard data under controlled circumstances starting with a healthy base-level RX8, then as each part is replaced with an aftermarket/modified item, the same car will be run on the same dyno on the same day - thereby minimising any room for issue with the data we generate on the day, once and for all proving what mods (if any) make a positive/negative difference in isolation to a standard RX8. All this will be coordinated by @Chief Wiggum from Shadow Rotary.

5) Rotary Compression Tester Testing comparing & contrasting different Mazda & other rotary compression testers to see if there are variations between them & if so, what adjustments are needed to compare one to the other - coordinated by ...TBC.

6) CarBQ Food - Yep, that's right: it's a BBQ made out of a car! :D We'll be using this to cook up our lunch whether rain or shine! B) Alternatives are available in the local town for those with particular dietary needs. We're also looking for a volunteer to take the lead on this one & coordinate with someone else to help get the food in, ideally cook it & (ideally) not poison the rest of us - chefs or experienced BBQ folks preferred! :D Please ring/text/message/PM me if you'd enjoy a bit of BBQ'ing for a small group of hungry rotorheads. :)

7) Kiwimike's Birthday - we're just waiting to see if @kiwimike will turn up with a rotorcake! ;)

8) 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... ;)

 

The Very Important Details...

What: Rotary-specific Diagnostics & Dyno Day (BBQ lunch will be provided via CarBQ)

Where: MD Tuning, Unit 8, Urlingford Business Park, Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny

When: July 16th 2016

Time: 08:00 - 20:00 (Yep - an early start, a late finish & it's alllllll day!) :D Being realistic, most people will probably be leaving their house between 06:00 & 07:00 on that Saturday morning depending on where you are in the country assuming you're keeping to the speed limit.

How much: €65 a head for a dyno-run paid in advance via IrishRotary Shop. €35 for a rotary compression test - payable on the day to the person doing the testing.

Significant others: More than welcome & encouraged!

 

FAQ:

How do I reserve my place on the dyno? Pay via the IrishRotary Shop as above - once the slots are all bought there will be none left unless we manage to squeeze one or two in before the end of the day (these can be paid-for directly to JP on the day at the same rate as above).

How do I reserve my place for getting my car compression-tested? Find & speak with @MCON and/or @seanmcg on the day.

How about the diagnostics / reflashing etc? Either PM @littlefeck in advance to avoid disappointment as these things can take time, or chance your arm finding & speaking with him on the day - he'll be the chap with the laptop & a lot of cables with his head periodically stuck in the driver's footwell of an RX8. ;)

What if I need to know something on the day, who do I speak to? Me, JP - I'll be your go-to guy for the day. ;) You'll figure out pretty quickly who I am as there's a good chance I'll be greeting you on the way in!

What's a dyno run? Type "rolling road RX7/8" or "RX7/8 dyno run" into YouTube & you'll see for yourself.

Can I turn up just for the 'meet'/social aspect & not dyno my car or get a compression test & still eat CarBQ food? Yes, once we know you'll be there at least 48hrs in advance - this is for security & so that we know how much food we'll need. We may ask you for a token donation of a few Euro towards the food if you're not dyno'ing your car.

Will the event end once all the cars have been dyno'd? Maybe not: there seems to be some interest in heading out afterwards & staying in Kilkenny, as well as the possibility of a car show that we can get involved in to attend the next day - check out this thread in relation to the next day's event (Gowran FoS).

Fan-freakin'-tastic!! Where do I sign up??? Just below...

 

I will be in attendance & I'm mainly there for... (Copy & paste the list & add yourself to it)

1) JP - Dyno run, food, banter & being the go-to guy on the day

2) ...

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1) JP - Dyno run, food, banter & being the go-to guy on the day

2) Richie D.c. there for Dyno, food (Michelin star BBQ coordinator extraordinaire), banter, strippers, and to see Jamie do that thing with the nutella & clothes pegs.

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1) JP - Dyno run, food, banter & being the go-to guy on the day

2) Richie D.c. there for Dyno, food (Michelin star BBQ coordinator extraordinaire), banter, strippers, and to see Jamie do that thing with the nutella & clothes pegs

3) Rex - compression test, food, banter, to say hello in person and see Richie DC do the jizz wax polish after looking at Jamie do the Nutella and pegs thing with the strippers 

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1) JP - Dyno run, food, banter & being the go-to guy on the day

2) Richie D.c. there for Dyno, food (Michelin star BBQ coordinator extraordinaire), banter, strippers, and to see Jamie do that thing with the nutella & clothes pegs

3) Rex - compression test, food, banter, to say hello in person and see Richie DC do the jizz wax polish after looking at Jamie do the Nutella and pegs thing with the strippers 

4) Littlefeck - dyno run, remapping/flashing as required - also bringing human sized jar of nuttela for the weirdest erotic performance youve ever seen without animals involved. 

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1) JP - Dyno run, food, banter & being the go-to guy on the day

2) Richie D.c. there for Dyno, food (Michelin star BBQ coordinator extraordinaire), banter, strippers, and to see Jamie do that thing with the nutella & clothes pegs

3) Rex - compression test, food, banter, to say hello in person and see Richie DC do the jizz wax polish after looking at Jamie do the Nutella and pegs thing with the strippers 

4) Littlefeck - dyno run, remapping/flashing as required - also bringing human sized jar of nuttela for the weirdest erotic performance youve ever seen without animals involved. 

5) Ninja - possibly dyno run + compression test. I just wanna see this Nutella thing to be honest.... ;)

 

 

 

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1) JP - Dyno run, food, banter & being the go-to guy on the day

2) Richie D.c. there for Dyno, food (Michelin star BBQ coordinator extraordinaire), banter, strippers, and to see Jamie do that thing with the nutella & clothes pegs

3) Rex - compression test, food, banter, to say hello in person and see Richie DC do the jizz wax polish after looking at Jamie do the Nutella and pegs thing with the strippers 

4) Littlefeck - dyno run, remapping/flashing as required - also bringing human sized jar of nuttela for the weirdest erotic performance youve ever seen without animals involved. 

5) Ninja - possibly dyno run + compression test. I just wanna see this Nutella thing to be honest.... ;)

6) dmarex - for the lolz & a dyno run (paid) :D

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1) JP - Dyno run, food, banter & being the go-to guy on the day

2) Richie D.c. there for Dyno, food (Michelin star BBQ coordinator extraordinaire), banter, strippers, and to see Jamie do that thing with the nutella & clothes pegs

3) Rex - compression test, food, banter, to say hello in person and see Richie DC do the jizz wax polish after looking at Jamie do the Nutella and pegs thing with the strippers 

4) Littlefeck - dyno run, remapping/flashing as required - also bringing human sized jar of nuttela for the weirdest erotic performance youve ever seen without animals involved. 

5) Ninja - possibly dyno run + compression test. I just wanna see this Nutella thing to be honest.... ;)

6) dmarex - for the lolz & a dyno run (paid) :D

7) Chazz - for compression test, food, banter and to see the strippers get covered in jizz and Nutella :ph34r::lol:

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10 hours ago, Chazz said:

1) JP - Dyno run, food, banter & being the go-to guy on the day

2) Richie D.c. there for Dyno, food (Michelin star BBQ coordinator extraordinaire), banter, strippers, and to see Jamie do that thing with the nutella & clothes pegs

3) Rex - compression test, food, banter, to say hello in person and see Richie DC do the jizz wax polish after looking at Jamie do the Nutella and pegs thing with the strippers 

4) Littlefeck - dyno run, remapping/flashing as required - also bringing human sized jar of nuttela for the weirdest erotic performance youve ever seen without animals involved. 

5) Ninja - possibly dyno run + compression test. I just wanna see this Nutella thing to be honest.... ;)

6) dmarex - for the lolz & a dyno run (paid) :D

7) Chazz - for compression test, food, banter and to see the strippers get covered in jizz and Nutella :ph34r::lol:

8. Kuro - Dyno run, remapping / flashing if JP can squeeze it in, and the banter :)

 

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1) JP - Dyno run, food, banter & being the go-to guy on the day PAID

2) Richie D.c. there for Dyno, food (Michelin star BBQ coordinator extraordinaire), banter, strippers, and to see Jamie do that thing with the nutella & clothes pegs PAID

3) Rex - compression test, food, banter, to say hello in person and see Richie DC do the jizz wax polish after looking at Jamie do the Nutella and pegs thing with the strippers 

4) Littlefeck - dyno run, remapping/flashing as required - also bringing human sized jar of nuttela for the weirdest erotic performance youve ever seen without animals involved. PAID

5) Ninja - possibly dyno run + compression test. I just wanna see this Nutella thing to be honest.... ;)

6) dmarex - for the lolz & a dyno run  PAID:D

7) Chazz - for compression test, food, banter and to see the strippers get covered in jizz and Nutella :ph34r::lol:

8) Kuro - Dyno run, remapping / flashing if JP can squeeze it in, and the banter PAID :) 

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20 hours ago, fduker said:

I'll be there but don't know what I'll be driving on the day do 

Once it's a rotary it's welcome on the dyno. B) (Assuming there's a space on the day) That aside, you're always welcome along for the social aspect etc! ;)

16 hours ago, Dartz said:

I'm tempted.

But on the other hand I don't want to call down the devil on a repair I can't afford....

My 2c on this: Days like these are car-related health-checks; I've discovered over the years that if I know about something that is not yet an issue but is potentially an issue (e.g. my brake pads are nearly on the metal so I'd better order them pronto!), I can usually take steps to mitigate anything really bad happening (e.g. Brake failure resulting in a crash) if I know about something long enough in advance. If you think something's up with your car then it's better to know what you're dealing with sooner rather than later for the sake of being able to avoid any (potential) damage costing you more time/money. I wouldn't even wait til July if I thought now that there might be something up (personally).

5 hours ago, Kuro 078/500 said:

8. Kuro - Dyno run, remapping / flashing if JP can squeeze it in, and the banter :)

You want to see me flashing?? :huh: We've barely met...

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The compression was marginal when I bought it.... (I misread the correction sheet. Oops). That was 2 years ago.  If I was to guess, I wouldnt put any number in the 7's... and maybe one or two faces in the late fives. Might be an exercise in how low can they go and still run normally?  Aside from a peculiar glitch when it's been sitting for 4 hours, it seems perfectly happy.

Anyway, was half joking. I'll have to see what I'm doing before it gets to a dyno.

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, littlefeck said:

@Dartz you should still call round on the day. If for nothing more than a chat and some banter!

This! ;)

13 hours ago, Kuro 078/500 said:

Aaah, brain wasn't in gear this morning, meant Jamie. :)

I've heard he's big into that sort of thing !!!

You have no idea... What has been seen, cannot be unseen...

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On 20 April 2016 at 9:40 AM, littlefeck said:

1) JP - Dyno run, food, banter & being the go-to guy on the day PAID

2) Richie D.c. there for Dyno, food (Michelin star BBQ coordinator extraordinaire), banter, strippers, and to see Jamie do that thing with the nutella & clothes pegs PAID

3) Rex - compression test, food, banter, to say hello in person and see Richie DC do the jizz wax polish after looking at Jamie do the Nutella and pegs thing with the strippers 

4) Littlefeck - dyno run, remapping/flashing as required - also bringing human sized jar of nuttela for the weirdest erotic performance youve ever seen without animals involved. PAID

5) Ninja - possibly dyno run + compression test. I just wanna see this Nutella thing to be honest.... ;)

6) dmarex - for the lolz & a dyno run  PAID:D

7) Chazz - for compression test, food, banter and to see the strippers get covered in jizz and Nutella :ph34r::lol:

8) Kuro - Dyno run, remapping / flashing if JP can squeeze it in, and the banter PAID :) 

9) rex7 wander in for a look, dyno. ( probably a million horsepower ) :P and hopefully not die of food poisoning. :)

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1) JP - Dyno run, food, banter & being the go-to guy on the day PAID

2) Richie D.c. there for Dyno, food (Michelin star BBQ coordinator extraordinaire), banter, strippers, and to see Jamie do that thing with the nutella & clothes pegs PAID

3) Rex - compression test, food, banter, to say hello in person and see Richie DC do the jizz wax polish after looking at Jamie do the Nutella and pegs thing with the strippers 

4) Littlefeck - dyno run, remapping/flashing as required - also bringing human sized jar of nuttela for the weirdest erotic performance youve ever seen without animals involved. PAID

5) Ninja - possibly dyno run + compression test. I just wanna see this Nutella thing to be honest.... ;)

6) dmarex - for the lolz & a dyno run  PAID:D

7) Chazz - for compression test, food, banter and to see the strippers get covered in jizz and Nutella :ph34r::lol:

8) Kuro - Dyno run, remapping / flashing if JP can squeeze it in, and the banter PAID :) 

9) rex7 wander in for a look, dyno. ( probably a million horsepower ) :P and hopefully not die of food poisoning. :)PAID

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1) JP - Dyno run, food, banter & being the go-to guy on the day PAID

2) Richie D.c. there for Dyno, food (Michelin star BBQ coordinator extraordinaire), banter, strippers, and to see Jamie do that thing with the nutella & clothes pegs PAID

3) Rex - compression test, food, banter, to say hello in person and see Richie DC do the jizz wax polish after looking at Jamie do the Nutella and pegs thing with the strippers 

4) Littlefeck - dyno run, remapping/flashing as required - also bringing human sized jar of nuttela for the weirdest erotic performance youve ever seen without animals involved. PAID

5) Ninja - possibly dyno run + compression test. I just wanna see this Nutella thing to be honest.... ;)

6) dmarex - for the lolz & a dyno run  PAID:D

7) Chazz - for compression test, food, banter and to see the strippers get covered in jizz and Nutella :ph34r::lol:

8) Kuro - Dyno run, remapping / flashing if JP can squeeze it in, and the banter PAID :) 

9) rex7 wander in for a look, dyno. ( probably a million horsepower ) :P and hopefully not die of food poisoning. :)PAID

10) Kiwimike - There for the food, banter, car porn, compression test, and working up the courage for Jamie's flashing. Would you throw in a bit of Marmite to the equation there Jamie? Never was a Nutella man. Jizz Wax demo might be interesting also :)

 

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3 hours ago, BERNIEC said:

Wont make this unfortunately as I just accepted a job in the UK and will be moving over in June. Looks like it will be a good day too.

Sorry to hear that but congrats on the new job! :) Are you bringing the FD over with you? Be careful of the salt on their roads if you do. ;)

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