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Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
04-25-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 986
Posted By mlaird

Step 1: Follow Xero's request above! Break up...

Step 1: Follow Xero's request above! Break up your thoughts into coherent sentences so we know what you mean. Use punctuation. It was invented for good reasons!
Step 2: Tell us what the car can do....
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
02-24-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 23,688
Posted By mlaird

How many RX-8 folks are still driving theirs...

How many RX-8 folks are still driving theirs around here? I haven't seen another 8 on the road in quite some time. Mine is hibernating at the moment, but as soon as the salt is off the roads, I'll...
11-28-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By mlaird

I'd be interested in the TPMS sensors, and...

I'd be interested in the TPMS sensors, and possibly the coils and wires, but I won't be down in the Philly area for quite a while. My folks live north of Norristown though, so I might be able to...
09-26-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 593
Posted By mlaird

I already have a set of winter rims, but my...

I already have a set of winter rims, but my winter tires are starting to get worn. If yours are still available, I might be interested.
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
08-10-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 71,428
Posted By mlaird

I'm still not sure I understand your problem....

I'm still not sure I understand your problem. Forgive me if I explain stuff you already know, but without more information, I figure it's best to start with the basics.

To get very specific, try...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
02-06-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,046
Posted By mlaird

I don't see many RX-8s around my area either,...

I don't see many RX-8s around my area either, northwest of Boston, and while I garage it during the salt and sand season (aka now), I drive it everywhere the rest of the year, whether that's to...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
11-29-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By mlaird

My parents have lived in Harleysville for...

My parents have lived in Harleysville for decades, and my dad always takes his cars to Just Cruisin' in Harleysville. He knows several people there, and they seem very honest, although I bet they...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
04-16-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By mlaird

It depends...

I agree that summer tires get slippery in the cold, while winter tires will stick just fine when it's warm, but will wear out faster. However, I would not say that driving on summer tires if it's...
11-16-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By mlaird

The other thread is mis-titled, but does talk...

The other thread is mis-titled, but does talk about this recall:
https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-tech-garage-22/new-rx8-recall-fuel-tank-repairs-263809/
11-06-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,335
Views: 165,077
Posted By mlaird

Bummer. I took another look, and the plastic...

Bummer. I took another look, and the plastic bushing on one side is indeed shot. I put a drop of oil on it, and the squeak went away, so that hinge point for the springs is definitely the problem. ...
11-05-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,335
Views: 165,077
Posted By mlaird

Intermittent squeak

I'm having an intermittent squeak from my clutch pedal, but after reading through many posts and examining my bracket, I don't think the bracket is broken. Instead, I think one of the plastic...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
04-23-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By mlaird

Thanks for the recommendation. Portsmouth is a...

Thanks for the recommendation. Portsmouth is a bit far away from me compared to the other dealers I mentioned, but it's good to know in case I become dissatisfied with the folks who are closer.
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
04-22-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By mlaird

Best dealer rotary mechanic near southern NH?

Who do you folks think is the best rotary mechanic at a dealer in the southern NH/northern Boston area? The closest to me is Tulley in Nashua, but Werner in Manchester, Lannan in Lowell, and Liberty...
11-14-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 25
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Views: 1,119
Posted By mlaird

When did you buy the tires, and how did you end...

When did you buy the tires, and how did you end up with 5? Post some pics showing how much tread is left too.
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
11-13-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,783
Posted By mlaird

That would be really cool to see your racecar at...

That would be really cool to see your racecar at this event! I hope you can arrange to bring it.
For contact info, follow the link in my first post over to the Mazda 6 club, and you'll see the...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
10-18-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,783
Posted By mlaird

The Great Mazda Mountain Climb

In case anyone is interested, the New England folks in the Mazda 6 forums are organizing a drive up Mt. Washington with just Mazdas - no one else allowed on the road! RX-8s are welcome to join, of...
10-04-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By mlaird

What does that exhaust sound like?

What does that exhaust sound like?
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
07-13-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By mlaird

Beautiful car! That sounds almost identical to...

Beautiful car! That sounds almost identical to mine, except I'm getting close to 39K on my Winning Blue. Your pic reminds me that I really need to wash my car - it's nowhere near as clean and shiny...
04-24-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,837
Posted By mlaird

I put Toyo Proxes on my Integra GS-R before I had...

I put Toyo Proxes on my Integra GS-R before I had the 8, and I agree with HwAoRrDk's comments, although I never took them on the track. They had good grip, and stable, gradual breakaway when pushed,...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
12-02-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,248
Posted By mlaird

I can vouch for that. I can tell I'm losing...

I can vouch for that. I can tell I'm losing traction with my summer tires even when the pavement is dry, just due to low temperatures. The on ramp near my house requires a sharp right turn, and I...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
08-25-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By mlaird

Sounds like lots of fun, but yes, you are right...

Sounds like lots of fun, but yes, you are right that I would not want that on my street car! I would like something a bit louder than stock, but not that much :).
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
08-25-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By mlaird

Chirp...chirp... How come I hear nothing but...

Chirp...chirp...

How come I hear nothing but crickets? Surely there is someone in this general area who has an exhaust louder than these crickets...:confused:
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
08-23-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By mlaird

NH Aftermarket exhausts - Nashua area?

I'm thinking of getting an aftermarket exhaust for my RX-8, preferably just a catback with the stock cat left alone. I'd like to have a bit lower, deeper rumble to the exhaust, but I don't want it...
06-13-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 344,711
Posted By mlaird

BTW, after a couple tanks of gas following the...

BTW, after a couple tanks of gas following the plug change, I have definitely noticed better gas mileage. I'm doing just over 21 mpg now, which is a record for me in this car :).
05-07-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 344,711
Posted By mlaird

Here's another "thank you" to the folks who...

Here's another "thank you" to the folks who started this thread. I read through this thread first, and did the plug change last weekend. It went without a hitch, since I was prepared with a...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
10-27-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 69,790
Posted By mlaird

I really don't remember at this point...too many...

I really don't remember at this point...too many commuting miles between then and now!
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
09-16-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 69,790
Posted By mlaird

Followed a Nordic Green down Rt. 3 south from...

Followed a Nordic Green down Rt. 3 south from Nashua to Burlington this morning. Was this someone here? I was in my WB 8.
09-10-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By mlaird

Where on Craigslist did you post it? I did a...

Where on Craigslist did you post it? I did a quick search through north Jersey, central Jersey, and south Jersey, and didn't see your listing (nor any '06 RX-8s). I'd suggest posting for several...
09-09-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By mlaird

KBB (Kelley Blue Book) is a good site; I also...

KBB (Kelley Blue Book) is a good site; I also find Edmunds.com really good. KBB usually has a bit bigger spread between trade-in and retail prices than Edmunds. Finally, I'd also check...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
07-14-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By mlaird

WB is better anyway

WB is better :), at least IMHO. We probably can all agree that the 6 spd is definitely better!

https://www.rx8club.com/picture.php?albumid=2650&pictureid=19597
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
02-13-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 69,790
Posted By mlaird

I'm jealous. How can I get one of those posters...

I'm jealous. How can I get one of those posters (or even something smaller)? I've asked at my local dealer (Tulley in Nashua) several times, and each time, they've said they don't have anything. ...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
11-23-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 980
Posted By mlaird

The Rockingham Mall is in Salem, about 35 minutes...

The Rockingham Mall is in Salem, about 35 minutes east of Nashua. It's longer but easier to go south on 3, north on 495, and then north on 93, where the Rockingham Mall is the first exit in NH. The...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
11-14-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 69,790
Posted By mlaird

[QUOTE=jjc3925;2722786]no it was goin tords 93 on...

[QUOTE=jjc3925;2722786]no it was goin tords 93 on shawsheen st.....do u live around here mlaird???

Well that probably wasn't me then. I don't use Shawsheen St. very often. I don't live in...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
11-11-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 69,790
Posted By mlaird

That could have been me. Was it near 133 &...

That could have been me. Was it near 133 & 495?
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
07-02-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 22,334
Posted By mlaird

I still haven't gotten a recall notice...

...is that normal? Are these notices going out slowly or in some pattern that puts me last? My 8 is a 2005 that I bought in Feb '06, and it only has about 11K miles on it.

I did just get a DVD...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
04-23-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By mlaird

What about Tulley in Nashua?

Does anyone know how good their rotary techs are? I've had my 8 in there for simple stuff like oil changes, but nothing complicated.

I have heard good reports about Werner's service department in...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
03-01-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 850
Posted By mlaird

I'm in Nashua too, Winning Blue GT. But mine is...

I'm in Nashua too, Winning Blue GT. But mine is hibernating through all this snow right now, so you won't see me until the salt is off the roads.
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
05-21-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By mlaird

I think I may have seen you too a week or so ago,...

I think I may have seen you too a week or so ago, on East Dunstable in south Nashua. I live in that area, but I don't think I was driving my blue 8 that day, so you wouldn't have noticed me.
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
01-04-2007, 08:27 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,044
Posted By mlaird

True, but each rotor fires 3 times per...

True, but each rotor fires 3 times per revolution. So at 900 rpm on the tach, it is true that each rotor is spinning at 300 rpm. But it is also true that each rotor is firing 900 times per minute,...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
11-28-2006, 08:41 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,044
Posted By mlaird

Truth or fiction?

Here's an interesting one:

I took my 8 to my local dealer to have the recall work done, and asked if the recall work might address an occasional rough idle problem I've noticed. Basically, when...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
11-08-2006, 08:19 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,044
Posted By mlaird

I shopped at Werner and couldn't believe the bad...

I shopped at Werner and couldn't believe the bad treatment I got from their sales staff. The contrast between them (terrible!) and Johnny K. at Tulley Mazda in Nashua (great!) couldn't have been...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
10-04-2006, 12:44 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,044
Posted By mlaird

What about Tulley in Nashua?

I haven't needed to take my 8 in for service yet, but I was considering Werner due to the good reports I heard about Apryl. I'm sorry to hear she's gone.

What about Tulley in Nashua? Is there...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
06-29-2006, 07:13 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 41,285
Posted By mlaird

Yellow 8 on Rt. 3 north of Boston?

I saw a nice yellow RX-8 heading north on Rt. 3 between 495 and the NH line last night, around 5:30 or 6:00. Was it anyone on this forum?
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
06-22-2006, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By mlaird

Northeast Sport and Exotic Car Show

Check out this thread to find out about a car show in Merrimack, NH. Just go north from Boston on Rt. 3 and about 10 miles into NH and you're there.
...
04-03-2006, 08:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,849
Posted By mlaird

Sorry -- I was typing in a hurry. You can...

Sorry -- I was typing in a hurry. You can actually use heel-toe to do either rev matching or double clutching, although rev matching is more important in the scenario I was describing. I've...
04-02-2006, 02:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,849
Posted By mlaird

Just for the record, I didn't say how often...

Just for the record, I didn't say how often anyone should use these techniques, if at all. My point was that rev matching is different than double clutching.

However, just to throw some gasoline...
03-30-2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,849
Posted By mlaird

If you "rev match" without letting the clutch...

If you "rev match" without letting the clutch out, you are only matching the engine speed to the speed of the clutch plate. This doesn't help your synchros at all.

Letting the clutch out in...
03-29-2006, 11:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,454
Posted By mlaird

Well, the buttons are now in a different spot, so...

Well, the buttons are now in a different spot, so you do have to get used to that. But the only time I've really had trouble finding the right buttons is in the dark, and that is just as hard now...
03-29-2006, 09:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,454
Posted By mlaird

Thanks, jwitzer, for your "spin the mirror...

Thanks, jwitzer, for your "spin the mirror around" idea! It definitely helps. Basically, it takes the Homelink buttons out of the way and adds about that much extra viewing space under the mirror. ...
03-18-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,454
Posted By mlaird

I have the same problem -- I put the seat all the...

I have the same problem -- I put the seat all the way down, and back as far as it will go, and I tilt the mirror up as high as it will go, but I still can't see around it to the right. I think they...
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