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Old 06-18-2004, 05:32 PM
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The rattling is sort of gone. Avante has filled my header with foam and that has helped with the rattling I got when I went over sewer cover and such. I think I still hear a bit of the rattling, but will check that out over the weekend when I have more time. Anyway, see you at the Toronto Meet this Sat at 2pm at D & B!
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Old 07-05-2004, 11:57 AM
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Got grease on my rear passenger side door. I think the hinges are over greased or something, cause each time I open it they grease marks appear. Going to talk with Avante to see what can be done.

BTW for those asking questions about tires here's a FYI,

Example: P215/65R15 89H
"P" means this is a passenger car tire (as opposed to a tire made for a truck or other vehicle). P-metric is the U.S. version of a metric tire-sizing system.

"215" Section Width: The width of the tire in millimetres from sidewall to sidewall. This measurement varies depending on the width of the rim to which the tire is fitted: larger on a wider rim, smaller on a narrow rim. The number on the side of tire indicates the width measured with the tire fitted to the recommended rim width.

"65" Aspect Ratio: The ratio of height to width; this tire's height is 65% of its width.

"R" Construction: How the plies are constructed in the tire carcass. "R" means radial. "B" in place of the "R" means the tire is belted bias construction. "D" in place of the "R" means diagonal bias construction.

"15" Rim Diameter: The diameter of the wheel in inches.

"89"Load Index: This tire has an industry-standard maximum load of 1,279 lbs. Different numbers correspond to different maximum loads. The maximum load is shown in lbs. (pounds) and in kg (kilograms), and maximum pressure in PSI (pounds per square inch) and in kPa (kilopascals). Kilograms and kilopascals are metric units of measurement.

"H"Speed Rating: This tire has an industry-standard maximum service speed of 130 mph. Tires using an older European system carry the speed rating in the size description: 215/65HR15. Different letters correspond to different maximum service speeds.

The letters "DOT" certify compliance with all applicable safety standards established by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Adjacent to this is a tire identification or serial number; a combination of numbers and letters with up to 11 digits.

The sidewall also shows the type of cord and number of plies in the sidewall and under the tread.

Rating Maximum Speed
Q 99 mph
S 112 mph
T 118 mph
U 124 mph
H 130 mph
V 149 mph
W 168 mph
Y 186 mph
Z Above 149 mph
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Old 08-06-2004, 12:29 PM
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I finally fixed the scratch on my car. It took jsut a day for the guy to knock the little dent and repaint, etc. It cost $200. The results are great, couldn't tell it was scratched before, I know, that's the reason why you get it fixed, but it feels good to have her back with out that blemish :D . Thanks Hybrid-RX8 for introducing Barry at Velocity. All I have to do now is fill them nasty paint chips and rewax the car.
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Old 12-10-2004, 11:43 AM
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Wow, haven't posted her for a while, which I guess is a good thing in a way.

I bought winter rims and wheels for $1300..how I do that, steel rims...that's right...steel. I must say though, the handling is a little off, not as confident with them as with the stock rims and tires, but perhaps it's me, will find out as I drive more in the new "shoes". There are also the squealing brakes. It happens when the brakes are cold, but after a few stops, no more pig noises from the car

I'm getting the oil change and yes I'm near the 8000k mark..some of you are probably but don't threat, I haven't been driving her very hard, so no worries. I'll be getting my oil change the coming Tues at Avante Mazda the one in Richmond Hill.

There is a problem with my Xenon lights, they seem to be focusing at different levels (one is higher than the other), I'll get Avante people to take a look and see what's what.
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There is a problem with my Xenon lights, they seem to be focusing at different levels (one is higher than the other), I'll get Avante people to take a look and see what's what.
That's normal. Driver side headlight beam should be lower than the passenger side.
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Old 12-13-2004, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Enzolor
That's normal. Driver side headlight beam should be lower than the passenger side.
Really? Where did you find this out?
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mazda rx8 help

Hi guys how are you al? I just bought a mazda rx8 . Could someome who knows or owned an mazda rx8 help me how to maintain safely && take good care of it
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This whole forum is a great resource of info. If you're looking for a quick summary; youtube & a quick google search will give you an idea. Read up my friend!
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And check with a dealer to see if your oil cooler hoses have been updated under warranty. Get it done if it hasn't happened. If it has happened, remove the centre tray from under the engine and coat the metal parts of the oil hoses with rust proofing to protect them. Please, don't ask me how I know this!
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