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Old 04-11-2010, 09:46 PM
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Ugh.. I can't believe I did this... let my 8 sit in my driveway for 7 hours.. RUNNING

I got home from my mother's memorial service yesterday and parked at the street end of my loooooooong driveway so I could finish pressure washing the driveway. I left the doors open to dry out my 8 because I spilled a bunch of water in my back floor while taking a huge flower arrangement out. I finish pressure washing and go inside to chill for a while. Come back out around 7 to close up the car and decide to move it up to the house. The engine was cold, so I decide to let it run for a few minutes before shutting it off, and take start unloading some of the stuff from the memorial. Well..... At 1:50.. AM... I decide it's time to go to bed. I look at the front door, thinking I locked it, but it wasn't. Then I thought I better go out and put the tarp over my 8 in case it rains (I have a windshield leak I need to take care of when things settle down next week), so I step outside and hear my car running... O...M...G...!!! The gas light was on and the needle was the lowest I've ever seen it. Thank God I decided to go out for the tarp!! Good news though.. it started up fine this morning and I made it to the gas station. It was kinda weird though... I expected to fill it up way more than I usually do, but it only took 13.4 gallons. Usually I put 13.6 in... Different gas station though. Would that make a difference?

And FYI... it ran for all that time on a quarter of a tank.

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Old 04-12-2010, 03:12 AM
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Working on the taillights now. Both are in the bathroom and have a hair dryer propped up pointed at the drivers side taillight. Should be good to go in 10 minutes or so.
I hope you got those fixed.

I got my shifter gasket fixed today, and it's not leaking fluid any more. Changed the transmission fluid and differential fluid. I never thought it will be so hart to find Red Line products. I went to 4 different places, and they didn't carry that product, only Baxter Auto Parts had them.

Also changed the E-Brake cover, as my plastic on the bottom broke a while back.
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:27 AM
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... I expected to fill it up way more than I usually do, but it only took 13.4 gallons. Usually I put 13.6 in... Different gas station though. Would that make a difference?

If the stations pumps are out of calibration then yes. There should be stickers on the pump when Weights and Measures came out and checked the pumps. If I remember right they're supposed to check it every two to three years. I'll try to find that out.
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The gas light was on and the needle was the lowest I've ever seen it. Thank God I decided to go out for the tarp!! Good news though.. it started up fine this morning and I made it to the gas station. It was kinda weird though... I expected to fill it up way more than I usually do, but it only took 13.4 gallons. Usually I put 13.6 in... Different gas station though. Would that make a difference?

And FYI... it ran for all that time on a quarter of a tank.
I've put in over 14 gallons a few times. The gas light comes on with 2.9 gallons left. I don't know how well this maps to rotaries, but with your average 2-3L piston engine it takes about 20 seconds worth of idle fuel to start. Obviously we run rich for the first while the car is on to heat the Cat so who knows how well it applies...
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:13 PM
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If the stations pumps are out of calibration then yes. There should be stickers on the pump when Weights and Measures came out and checked the pumps. If I remember right they're supposed to check it every two to three years. I'll try to find that out.
Fun fact I learned while in Upstate NY, Indian Reservation pumps don't get checked by Weights and Measures. A tow truck driver once told me he put 70 gallons into a 55 gallong barrel at the casino's gas station in Oneida, NY.
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:17 AM
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Fun fact I learned while in Upstate NY, Indian Reservation pumps don't get checked by Weights and Measures. A tow truck driver once told me he put 70 gallons into a 55 gallong barrel at the casino's gas station in Oneida, NY.

I would have been a bit upset
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:26 AM
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Ugh.. I can't believe I did this... let my 8 sit in my driveway for 7 hours.. RUNNING
Linda, was this a strawberry blonde moment?
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Picking up my Stoptech rotors at Corksport today. They came in yesterday but I was swamped and did not have time to pick them up. The wife has been sweating me lately about working on the car a lot so it may be a week or two before I get around to installing them. My car was down for 3 days a few weeks ago. Then the following week was in the shop for 2 days getting the sides and rear bumper pieces mounted and painted. And then Sunday mucking around with the taillights. So I guess you could say she has a point
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Originally Posted by TANKERG View Post
If the stations pumps are out of calibration then yes. There should be stickers on the pump when Weights and Measures came out and checked the pumps. If I remember right they're supposed to check it every two to three years. I'll try to find that out.
I managed to put 15.1 gal in my tank at Costco a few days ago. It was a bit of a WTF moment, because I knew I was very low, but It hadn't run out yet. I've never seen a pump tell me I put in more than 14.6. And the one time I ran out (150' from the pump) I only got 14.3 into it.
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Picking up my Stoptech rotors at Corksport today.
Post a pic while you chill on working on the car

One must always keep peace with the "war department".
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Originally Posted by TANKERG View Post
If the stations pumps are out of calibration then yes. There should be stickers on the pump when Weights and Measures came out and checked the pumps. If I remember right they're supposed to check it every two to three years. I'll try to find that out.
LOL... when I'm standing at the gas pump, I always seem to notice the date punches on the stickers.. weird, I know. That pump had been punched for March 2010 - I remember being surprised because it was the most current pump I'd seen for a while



Nick - Good to know the light comes on with 2.9 gal left. In that case, I wasn't sure when the light came on. I was sweatin' it on the way to get gas.


Kevin - A strawberry blonde moment? Naw... I don't usually get those. For me, it's more of getting freaking old/lack of hormones moments. You'd have to read my previous posts to see what caused this lapse of memory.
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The new rotors are in my trunk and look so sweet. Going to be really hard not installing them this weekend
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i'll test fit on my car for you.
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I have a bunch of beer and pizza at my house. You can test fit on your car and then install on my car while I drink beer :D
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I have a bunch of beer and pizza at my house. You can test fit on your car and then install on my car DRIVE AWAY while I drink beer :D
sounds great!
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Damn pdkhak I've been eyeing those rotors for awhile on corksports site but I want to pick up there racepipe first Let us know how the install goes!
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The new rotors are in my trunk and look so sweet. Going to be really hard not installing them this weekend

Did they have everything in stock? I need to replace my pads and rotors after I return from Iraq. But it'll be a few weeks after since I go home for the 4th of July.
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Damn pdkhak I've been eyeing those rotors for awhile on corksports site but I want to pick up there racepipe first Let us know how the install goes!
You can check them out at the FD Engineering BBQ Meet

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Did they have everything in stock? I need to replace my pads and rotors after I return from Iraq. But it'll be a few weeks after since I go home for the 4th of July.
They were not in stock. They took a week to come in though so not a long wait.
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did you pick up some new pads with those rotors? I was gonna run them with hawk pads
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I have Hawk Ceramic pads now. They should still be good so not changing them yet.
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I have Hawk Ceramic pads now.

I've got those too. I installed them together with my rotors, and I think they are very good HQ street pads.
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Nice ^ I need to pick up a set here pretty soon
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^ they are pricey though, $150 shipped for all 4 sets
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I did a quick price check on full pads, rotors, and SS lines. They came in at $636! NOT BAD!!! Everyone else wants over 700 for equal parts of different brands. Plus I can always drive down and just pick it up instead of paying for shipping. The was $45 to Ft. Lewis from their location.....
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Sad day for the RX-8. Mazda has ended production.

https://www.rx8club.com/general-automotive-49/rx-8-sales-end-europe-195403/
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