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Northern_Mike wrote: I don't believe this to be true. As I understand it, the Renesis is simply the 13B-MSP engine used in the all RX8s. It's more efficient and has lower emissions than the RX7 motor, but isn't really a great deal different -indeed, it has less power.
Quite right Mike. My bad. you are correct...

I was getting confused with the earlier 13B used in the RX-7. The Renesis is the 13B-RESI engine.. Easy to do as there's been so many of them...

So confusing... But I do believe I did learn somewhere that the very last RX-8 engines did incorporate some improvements over the original 13B-RESI

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Surely the Seppos have worked out how to slot in an LS1? That would fix a lot of issues right away.

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addo wrote:Surely the Seppos have worked out how to slot in an LS1? That would fix a lot of issues right away.
Many on the 'net claim to have done Adam but how true that is remains subject to some conjecture...

You know what the 'net is like for people talking complete bollocks...

Whilst it's nice to think of stuffing a nice, meaty V8 in an RX-8 it is not easy when the engine bay and front was designed for an engine the size of a small electric motor...

Honestly, the 13B, when you consider its power output, is tiny.. It really is a dinky little thing... That makes any engine transplant very challenging...

We're still going yo see if an ES9 will fundamentally fit...

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Someone I know has a kit-car type thing, RWD, powered by a ES9. It uses a Ford type 9

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Northern_Mike wrote:Someone I know has a kit-car type thing, RWD, powered by a ES9. It uses a Ford type 9
That's extremely interesting Mike. I see it uses the ML5 bellhousing for the Type9...

Is this a working car or just a twinkle in the creators eye?

Yesterday I reassembled the RX-8 engine ready for part-exchange and in doing so learned all the tricks and pitfalls of reassembly. Suffice to say it takes a while longer to reassemble than it does to pull apart and it's not quite as straightforward as it first appears.

I learned too how to reassemble the rotor apex seals...

RX-8 engines I now understand...

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CitroJim wrote:
Northern_Mike wrote:Someone I know has a kit-car type thing, RWD, powered by a ES9. It uses a Ford type 9
That's extremely interesting Mike. I see it uses the ML5 bellhousing for the Type9...

Is this a working car or just a twinkle in the creators eye?
This is a fully working car, it's an old 80s Magenta kit. It was featured in PPC's sub - £1000 performance car.

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Lovingly called "the tupperware turd". Slow it is not. I'm sure I can put you in touch with the creator of it..

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Wow, that's fantastic Mike :-D Thanks ever so for that...

I'm sure the RX-8 owner will be very interested indeed...

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I thought you were taking a break from projects Jim ;)

You can never hold a good man back from a good engineering project. Especially if it involves a hammer or big hunk of metal ;)

I may have something more mundane but altogether warmer in mind for you if you fancy it at all? and much smaller in scale!

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KP wrote:I thought you were taking a break from projects Jim ;)
I really should be Will :twisted: Trouble as, as you say, wielding spanners over something interesting mechanically, and an RX-8 surely is, is like a drug to me. I know I shouldn't but I do and then every now and again it comes and hits me hard like it did yesterday :evil:

Out of nowhere yesterday morning I got well and truly hit by utter and total exhaustion, muscles made of jelly and a head that couldn't think straight. No obvious reason for it as my weekend was quiet [by my standards] but last week at work was a shocker... Delayed response I guess...

As much as I like to think I am, I'm still not right :( far from it :evil:

Makes me wonder seriously why I have an XM... Until I drive it and then the reason becomes obvious :twisted:

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maybe worth limiting yourself to so many hours per day of exposure to such stuff maybe Jim? it may help a little locking it down to so much and have your body and mind in some kind of routine?

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KP wrote:maybe worth limiting yourself to so many hours per day of exposure to such stuff maybe Jim? it may help a little locking it down to so much and have your body and mind in some kind of routine?
That's exactly what I've been doing for a long time now Will as a method of managing my condition and by and large it works. It's called pacing and if I don't do it I can't do anything much...

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Its a pain and takes a while to find the 'pace' that suits your life and your body doesn't it :(

As a side do you know anywhere that holds guides for Bosch pump rebuild guides at all? Even better if its bosch as i need one for a CR Pump :(

The kits are £25+vat or £200+vat for an exchange unit with 12month warranty and im thinking if the kit is only £25 it cant contain too many parts as its a constant pump unlike older IDI pumps that did the timing as well.

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Pacing worked exceedingly well today Will, just wish I could do it every day like this:

Go to work early, finish at 2, have a nap for an hour and then start all over again... It does work...

The reason I finished at 2 today was a privilege afternoon holiday for Maundy Thursday so after the nap I got all the housework done, baked a cake, cooked a demon chilli con carne from scratch and did all the washing and ironing.

I am now free to play cars tomorrow,,,

And catch up on what's been going on here..

Early tomorrow morning I’ll be baking bread... Kneading dough is incredibly therapeutic...

And then doing an ATF change on the XM, checking her spheres and doing other minor TLC ready for a run in her ton Somerset on Saturday to see Dad...

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Afternoon naps you say?!! That's very continental! ;) :D

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CitroJim wrote:Pacing worked exceedingly well today Will, just wish I could do it every day like this:

Go to work early, finish at 2, have a nap for an hour and then start all over again... It does work...

The reason I finished at 2 today was a privilege afternoon holiday for Maundy Thursday so after the nap I got all the housework done, baked a cake, cooked a demon chilli con carne from scratch and did all the washing and ironing.

I am now free to play cars tomorrow,,,

And catch up on what's been going on here..

Early tomorrow morning I’ll be baking bread... Kneading dough is incredibly therapeutic...

And then doing an ATF change on the XM, checking her spheres and doing other minor TLC ready for a run in her ton Somerset on Saturday to see Dad...
I have been following the instructions of my therapist and also getting great results from pacing Jim, I've felt really quite good for some weeks now, and I've got the pain meds sorted too.

However - and I've worked out a major no-no - I spent a couple of hours out in the cold chasing Sam around parks yesterday. About 6pm, I just crashed and was pretty bad the whole evening. Couldn't Had a big bowl of porridge and crawled into bed about 9pm and suffered for a while before dozing off. Drugged myself up this morning, feel ok again.

I'd say feel free to pop in to Staines on your way to or from Somerset, but I'm not sure if you go M25/M3 or not.. we're about a mile off the M25 and have Earl Grey..