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04-21-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 429
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Posted By simonmd

Why are you painting your wheels brown? I'd be...

Why are you painting your wheels brown? I'd be sorting out those mirrors and that door frame first.
04-15-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 288,176
Posted By simonmd

A couple more pics from my European trip, ...

A couple more pics from my European trip,
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b400/simonmd/RX-8/Italy%20roadtrip/P1020694_zpsb8dc94f1.jpg...
04-13-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,470
Posted By simonmd

I dont get it, where's the rotary shape?

I dont get it, where's the rotary shape?
04-12-2013, 11:29 AM
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Views: 15,470
Posted By simonmd

Here's the table fitted in the saloon of a...

Here's the table fitted in the saloon of a friends Roberts and Cain catamaran,

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b400/simonmd/RX-8/P1020726_zps6faf1a0e.jpg...
04-02-2013, 09:40 AM
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Views: 288,176
Posted By simonmd

Just a cheap pair of DRLs bought from Ebay, ...

Just a cheap pair of DRLs bought from Ebay,

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Universal Pair White Daytime Running DRL Day Light 8x LED Car Light | eBay...
03-30-2013, 10:46 AM
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Views: 288,176
Posted By simonmd

OUCH! Here's a nicer pic, visited Monte...

OUCH!

Here's a nicer pic, visited Monte Carlo the other day, here's my RX8 outside the Casino,
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03-27-2013, 11:41 PM
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Views: 288,176
Posted By simonmd

Great pics, heres one of mine, 226957

Great pics, heres one of mine,

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03-27-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By simonmd

Sounds like youre talkign about the R3 19inch...

Sounds like youre talkign about the R3 19inch wheels. Good luck finding a good set, theyre very rare 2nd hand. Keep an eye on the for sale section or ebay, etc.
03-27-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3,424
Views: 303,997
Posted By simonmd

Spent some money today, 350 for two new Dunlop...

Spent some money today, 350 for two new Dunlop SP Sports on the rear in readyness for my trip to Italy this week. Also fitted two new numberplates as the originals were getting a bit scruffy around...
03-25-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 101,048
Posted By simonmd

I'd say its an idea so long as you fill the crack...

I'd say its an idea so long as you fill the crack with something soft first like silicon sealant. You dont want hard filler flying around if it ever goes off!
03-24-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By simonmd

Cool Some urban art

Saw this building today and couldn't resist the photo opportunity!

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03-23-2013, 03:40 PM
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Views: 303,997
Posted By simonmd

Thanks, I was trying to keep a factory fitted...

Thanks, I was trying to keep a factory fitted look but make it look upto date as well.
03-23-2013, 09:40 AM
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Views: 303,997
Posted By simonmd

Installed DRLs either side of the fog lights, ...

Installed DRLs either side of the fog lights,

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03-20-2013, 09:15 PM
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Posted By simonmd

This stuff-...

This stuff- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321018403880?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
03-19-2013, 03:27 PM
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Views: 303,997
Posted By simonmd

Wrapped the silver trim on my center console in...

Wrapped the silver trim on my center console in carbon vinyl,

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03-17-2013, 08:15 PM
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Views: 101,048
Posted By simonmd

Wheels center caps now done to match black...

Wheels center caps now done to match black wheels,

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03-17-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By simonmd

Haha, was wondering if you'd see it after you...

Haha, was wondering if you'd see it after you were nagging me to drop it!
03-17-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By simonmd

Cool My Silver after a few mods

Been a busy couple of weeks, refurbished wheels and brakes, moved numberplate from the grill, Plastidipped badges, fitted black strakes and now have lowered her with a set of Tein S-tech springs. Had...
03-16-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3,424
Views: 303,997
Posted By simonmd

Ok so Mazda UK recommends semi ONLY but Mazda US...

Ok so Mazda UK recommends semi ONLY but Mazda US seems not to, is that MY FAULT? This is a forum designed to HELP people, why are you being so confrontational? IF people are not entitled to post an...
03-15-2013, 07:42 PM
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Views: 303,997
Posted By simonmd

Listen, i'm an active member over on a UK forum...

Listen, i'm an active member over on a UK forum as well and am fully aware that the oil debate can be a contensious one and had no intention of starting another oil debate. Just because I have only...
03-15-2013, 07:26 PM
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Views: 303,997
Posted By simonmd

Sorry but certainly in the UK its a documented...

Sorry but certainly in the UK its a documented fact, theres NO need to patronise me, i'm tying to help the guy!

Any specialist over here will give the same advise. Mazda ran the RX7s on 10W40...
03-15-2013, 07:15 PM
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Views: 303,997
Posted By simonmd

Don't want to reach 90k then? NEVER put Full...

Don't want to reach 90k then? NEVER put Full synth in a rotary and certainly not 5W30!!


Fitted my car with a set of Tein S-Tech springs today,
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03-13-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,558
Posted By simonmd

The original question was; and I responded,...

The original question was;

and I responded, with data to back it up, that in fact that there are at least 20% more 231s with 6 port engines in the UK. Now, correct me if im wrong but a majority...
03-13-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,558
Posted By simonmd

Message Deleted - Please don't troll for a...

Message Deleted - Please don't troll for a response. Mod
03-12-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By simonmd

Er, youre joking right? Surely that wasnt a...

Er, youre joking right? Surely that wasnt a serious question, its not even square!
03-12-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,558
Posted By simonmd

Done - Search results for 'rx8' - How Many Left?...

Done - Search results for 'rx8' - How Many Left? (http://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=rx8)

As you can see, there were at leat 20 - 30% MORE 231s registered in the UK.

You may...
03-11-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,558
Posted By simonmd

What gave you that idea and how is that relavent...

What gave you that idea and how is that relavent anyway?

No, the Auto was not available in the UK and there were MANY more 231s sold than 192s so the majority are in fact 6 port engines.
03-09-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,558
Posted By simonmd

Dont forget, we never had the huge 8 year/100k...

Dont forget, we never had the huge 8 year/100k mile warranty you guys have in the US, one of the reasons that we have such low prices for older models. Most older cars will still be on their original...
03-09-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By simonmd

Oh well, its not even good under the hood then.

Oh well, its not even good under the hood then.
03-09-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,558
Posted By simonmd

Very true. For the record, sub 2500 RX8s can be...

Very true. For the record, sub 2500 RX8s can be bought in the UK but most will be needing a rebuild in the near future. In the program, Jason Plato said "you can buy one for 1500 and have 3500...
03-09-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 33,689
Posted By simonmd

Mod Deleted warning issued

Mod Deleted warning issued
03-09-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By simonmd

Enginebay looks impressive but wheels look like...

Enginebay looks impressive but wheels look like casters. Obviously ran out of money under the hood to spend on a decent wing.
03-09-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,558
Posted By simonmd

Was a very naive report but at least he got...

Was a very naive report but at least he got across the value and driving pleasure they give. What was that crap about headlamps needing replacing though?? I think the engine would be more of a...
03-08-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By simonmd

Nice job, good luck keeping them clean! ;)

Nice job, good luck keeping them clean! ;)
03-07-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By simonmd

Thats the joy of owning a car with 'character'!...

Thats the joy of owning a car with 'character'! ;) Welcome to the forum.
03-07-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 101,048
Posted By simonmd

Here's mine to add to the thread, 227326

Here's mine to add to the thread,

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03-07-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By simonmd

Patience my friend, the Tein springs are in the...

Patience my friend, the Tein springs are in the post! :cool:
03-06-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By simonmd

Its not really any worse than any other similar...

Its not really any worse than any other similar car to be honest. Being a conventional front engine, rear wheel drive makes it easier than alot of front wheel drive cars. Worth asking if it was done...
03-06-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By simonmd

Very nice car, nice clean look, especially the...

Very nice car, nice clean look, especially the rear end and the black spoiler finishes it off nicely.

Youve got the best colour too! ;)
03-06-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By simonmd

From the ad- Spark plugs, ignition coils and...

From the ad- Spark plugs, ignition coils and wires recently changed at Mazcare. Compression test was recently done at Mazcare as well and numbers are excellent, very strong motor. I have paperwork...
03-06-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By simonmd

If only youd simply Googled something like "RX8...

If only youd simply Googled something like "RX8 wont start when warm", you would have found a TON of hits from RX8 stes all around the world telling you exactly what the problem was. The 'hot start'...
03-06-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By simonmd

Certainly it's worth a look. Even though the...

Certainly it's worth a look. Even though the engine has been rebuilt, the biggest thing to consider is getting a compression test. Other things that will no doubt need doing will be a new set of...
03-06-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By simonmd

Numberplate lowered

Just a couple of pics, amazing what a difference such a simple and cheap mod can make!

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03-04-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By simonmd

Why not black? I've seen owners of Black cars do...

Why not black? I've seen owners of Black cars do theirs black!

If you want a contrast, you could consider yellow and coordinate it with other items like strakes. Green and yellow is the Lotus...
03-03-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,729
Posted By simonmd

Silver! Mind you, I am biased!

Silver!


Mind you, I am biased!
03-03-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 288,176
Posted By simonmd

Went out for a drive today (can't remember the...

Went out for a drive today (can't remember the last time I had a car that you just wanted to do that in!) and after pulling over had to take a couple of snaps,
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03-03-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,729
Posted By simonmd

It's honestly difficult to say, each car is...

It's honestly difficult to say, each car is different but the point you make is a valid one. On the UK forums we had a member last week who bought an '07 car with only 25k on the clock only to find...
03-03-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,325
Posted By simonmd

Thanks for the reasuring words!

Thanks for the reasuring words!
03-02-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By simonmd

Not a bad idea, I found it pretty easy to just...

Not a bad idea, I found it pretty easy to just get my fingernail under it though. I got the idea when watching a few YouTube vids before doing it and there was one lad who was mucking about with a...
03-02-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By simonmd

I did a thread of exactly what I did here-...

I did a thread of exactly what I did here- https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-multimedia-photo-gallery-6/refurbishing-my-wheels-brakes-243079/

You'll need a can of high temp brake spray paint, one is...
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