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Old 05-02-2011, 02:21 PM
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elf, really great to hear about a car with more mileage than mine! (And to know there is a 200k thread started!) I'm tired of always being the lead car with anything when I bring my car in for work around here...

I don't think I'll be catching you anytime soon... but I should pass the 200k mark in the next year or so, I'll be sure to have my camera handy!

Oh, and I have a whole mix of driving conditions... my daily commute has a reasonable amount of stop and go (though not usually grid lock) and I have done a lot of weekend trips of a couple hundred miles a pop that were mostly highway or open road.

My biggest issues have been around rust. I drive 24/7/365 including full on Blizzards up here in the North East... salt has not been my 8's friend. On my third set of oil cooler lines and fighting some cancerous rust around the rear wheel quarter panel and that stupid mud/snow/ice collecting lip at the front of the inside of the rear wheel well.
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Wow, late to the party.
Impressive!
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:36 PM
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Wow, late to the party.
Impressive!
Well, I've been in the 100k thread for sometime and elf pointed out there was a 200k thread now! And as I'm just a few miles away from the 180k mark... guess I'm closer to 200k than 100k these days
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Elf, did you ever dyno it again? Curious to see what kind of numbers 200K+ puts down.
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End of February he dynoed 165 HP at the wheels.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:11 PM
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End of February he dynoed 165 HP at the wheels.
Yup. Except for the Sohn Adapter and Mazmart Water Pump, everything is stock on the engine --- and original cat too. This engine never did dyno high --- it was always one of the lowest dynoed cars at the SoCal Dyno Days. My gut feeling is that 170s-180s is pretty much normal for a stock-engine (6 sp MT), stock-exhaust, stock-air-intake setup.

Can't wait til the next SoCal Dyno Day lol

BTW, as of this post, the engine is slightly over 215K miles ...
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:21 PM
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215,000. WOW!
ready for the trek across the desert?
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I swear there's an Energizer bunny joke here somewhere

Congrats on 215k!!!
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:43 PM
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Finally got my 8 back from Vegas ... it's been there since the clutch (original OEM) finally gave out at the WHiV Meet in May, about 216k miles on the odometer. I'm really surprised it lasted that long.

Anyway, thanks to Ben (of Rotary Evolution) for replacing the clutch and diff (leaking like a sieve and howling/whining like crazy) this past weekend --- great service and reasonably priced.

OK, now back to adding more miles to this beast ....

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Old 07-22-2011, 09:35 AM
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Hey Pat, glad to see you got her back home. You going to join the socal crew at Mazfest or the car show in Ventura Harbor?
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:39 AM
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Pat, glad to hear you finally got the car home.
now go back to putting lots of miles on her, she's still a beauty.

and yeah, you coming to Mazfest? or going with us to FSC West out in Ventura?
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:52 AM
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yay!! congrats pat for gettin' the car back can't wait to see your 8 back on the road again
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I got 3 more month of warranty! After that Angelica Will be getting Royal Purple just like my other two cars! Yet again she only has 60,000 miles.

But I do love it went I take here out once or twice a week, if am lucky!!!
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I would love to install the Sohn adapter, so that I could fill up my windshield reservoir with Pettit Racing Protek-R. Buy at this point it would certainly void my warranty
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Two clutches went at the WHIV meet?
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yup...

Oh. I don't remember meeting Elf.
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Just read this for first time - amazing !
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def, following your ways once I get a rx8, thanks for the great info! (after the warranty is up for certain things of course )+1
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:45 PM
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Really thanks for sharing such wonderful information. I definitely share with my friends...
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Elf, do you use cruise control on your highway driving?

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Old 08-11-2011, 01:44 AM
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Elf, do you use cruise control on your highway driving?
Yup
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Awesome...
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Very very nice.
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:04 PM
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Awesome elf! Congrats. You give me confidence in my car!

I have greatly reduced my commute, so I should be good for a while before I join this club with you.

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