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Old 08-20-2010, 04:20 AM
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for belgium, the fuel card is based on engione size not not cylinder count.
>1.5L = 400L
<1.5L = 200L

thankfully back when the greek owners were discussing the Cyprus taxes, i printed a document they had.. some European Union stuff on emmissions/road taxes. It specifically discussed rotary engines, and with a highlighter and some BS 'educated' discussion - they re-registered my car and changed it to a 2.6L engine lol
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Originally Posted by paulmasoner View Post
for belgium, the fuel card is based on engione size not not cylinder count.
>1.5L = 400L
<1.5L = 200L

thankfully back when the greek owners were discussing the Cyprus taxes, i printed a document they had.. some European Union stuff on emmissions/road taxes. It specifically discussed rotary engines, and with a highlighter and some BS 'educated' discussion - they re-registered my car and changed it to a 2.6L engine lol
That makes sense, I guess they gave me the 2.6L engine size for the 400L too.
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by paulmasoner View Post
for belgium, the fuel card is based on engione size not not cylinder count.
>1.5L = 400L
<1.5L = 200L

thankfully back when the greek owners were discussing the Cyprus taxes, i printed a document they had.. some European Union stuff on emmissions/road taxes. It specifically discussed rotary engines, and with a highlighter and some BS 'educated' discussion - they re-registered my car and changed it to a 2.6L engine lol
Happen to have that doc still? Thanks!


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Been there, done that. And you're right...course my wife might get pissed.... :p

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Old 08-20-2010, 12:28 PM
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German women ftl. I wouldn't touch a German woman with your dick.

The ration based on engine size rule doesn't apply to Germany as far as I know. I've certainly never heard anything about it since I've been here. 400l is quite a lot, I have two cars and I've never gotten past that limit.
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:47 PM
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I have 400L too. That might have been something with Belgium. Who knows... but if I drive a ton I may break 200L's. You will not need over 400L unless you are running taxi services across Germany.
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They have a vendor group buy for ignition coils, plugs and wires as a kit for a great price if you look it up

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I'm down to meet up any time. Send me a PM once you get in country and I'll give you my phone number. I love close to Vogelweh so I can help you pick up your car if you need.
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Well, i found out that my car was running on one rotor. Atleast thats what the dealer her in Landstuhl said. They told me it was my coils and wires were BAD!! Now i just need to order them!!!
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Sorry, just read this. It sucks, I had to do it but it is cake. Glass cleaner with ammonia and a flat razor. Spray the top edges and work the razor blade down until you can get enough to peel it off in one sheet. You will have to work the power windows by having them down a little at first and then raise it when you get a little over half way down. Theres a reason you do not spray tinted windows with ammonia lol. Once you get the tent film off (grab a towel to protect against over spray all over you door) spray on your window and let it soak. Take your razor across slowly at a angle and the glue slides right off. Also have a few paper towels so you can wipe your razor clean of the glue. **Hints** The windex acts as a lubricant (hehe) and protects you from scratching the window, use new razors so that you maintain a sharp edge, don't forget to raise and lower your window to get the top edge and corners closer to your mirrors.** I hope this helps is you need it. The back doors and rear window do not work about doing.



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Excellent - if I can get this sorted, we'll hook

Aight then. What about window tint???

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WINDOW TINT IS NOT ALLOWED ON FRONT WINDSHIELD, DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE. REAR DOORS AND BACK IS OK[/QUOTE]
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:15 PM
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It's not hard to remove tint and glue, just a little time consuming.
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Very true
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by dmp View Post
Happen to have that doc still? Thanks!

i dunno maybe, lemme go looking
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by paulmasoner View Post
i dunno maybe, lemme go looking
found it https://www.rx8club.com/showpost.php...0&postcount=78

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The EU legislation is regarding emissions
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/Notice.do?m...ty%7EWANKEL%7E



Copying the relevant for rotary engines part (the below is reffering to the way you refer to an engine in relation to the emissions calculation and approvals - nobody said that the engine capacity itself should be altered) :

5. "engine capacity" means either of the following:
(a) for reciprocating piston engines, the nominal engine swept volume;
(b) for rotary piston (Wankel) engines, double the nominal engine swept volume;

5. "ικανότητα κινητήρα":
α) για τους κινητήρες παλινδρομικού εμβόλου, ο ονομαστικός πληρούμενος όγκος του κινητήρα
β) για τους κινητήρες περιστρεφόμενου εμβόλου, το διπλάσιο του ονομαστικού πληρούμενου όγκου του κινητήρα
i printed up an english/french of the multilingual web layout(since i am in belgium). highlighted the parts he has quoted, and went in well refreshed on the mechanics of a rotary engine and spat BS till he conceded out of ignorance. i really have no idea what the heirarchy of EU law is and how this truly applies
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:32 AM
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Thanks Paul!
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Just want to try to plug this GoPro HD group buy I'm working on again. I'm at 6 firm with 2 maybes so far, and I need 10 total. The normal price is $300 without shipping but will be down to $249 shipped if I can get 10 people. I want to close this out by the end of the month so if you're on the fence about this get it on it!
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:38 AM
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Has anyone purchased new spark plugs on the economy and wheres the best place to go if so?
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Originally Posted by ROTORwash View Post
Has anyone purchased new spark plugs on the economy and wheres the best place to go if so?

I've had my dealer do it before and it was something like 300 euro for the spark plugs and labor. I just order them off of BHR now and get them shipped to APO.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:04 AM
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if anyone needs anything from the states, and the company doesn't ship to APO, I'd gladly take it and re-ship it for ya
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:52 AM
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How long did it take to receive your plugs from BHR? Thinking about buying there ignition system but my car maybe down until it arrives.

..btw called a local Mazda shop 220 something euro just for plugs, no labor

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Old 08-24-2010, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by ROTORwash View Post
How long did it take to receive your plugs from BHR? Thinking about buying there ignition system but my car maybe down until it arrives.

..btw called a local Mazda shop 220 something euro just for plugs, no labor
Got my plugs from http://www.sparkplugs.com - Great/fast service. Paid $150 for 4 plugs, if I recall. If they wont ship to APO, ship them to me and i'll get them to you.

Install was cake, really. Can walk you thru it.
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You paid A LOT more than what BHR and Mazmart charge
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:24 PM
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You paid A LOT more than what BHR and Mazmart charge
BHR doesn't sell Denso Iridiums. NGKs are $20each from Sparkplugs.com. I'm not entirely sure I want to do business with BHR anyway.

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There's still Mazmart!
Denso iridiums are just a waste of money, the stock NGK are more than enough for any NA application.
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:42 PM
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I would just buy the stock NGK also.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:11 PM
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Back to my point without this turning into a spark-plug debate - if anyone needs help getting their parts, holler.
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