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by Grumpy Old Man
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Tasmania
Topic: Tasmanian RX8's?
Replies: 3
Views: 7879

Re: Tasmanian RX8's?

Hello to anyone who may be viewing. I've just bought my second RX8 back from the guy I sold it to, 2 years ago....... I'm happy about it too!
A great little car, of course!
by Grumpy Old Man
Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What made you fall in love with the rx8?
Replies: 6
Views: 5354

Re: What made you fall in love with the rx8?

I had a job around 2004, where sometimes I'd be standing in the open supposedly training apprentices, but secretly looking at the highway line up of cars on their commuting crawl through the wire fence, and rating them for looks and noise etc. I saw a new red RX8 that was stuck in the 08:30 crawl, a...
by Grumpy Old Man
Sat May 23, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Tasmania
Topic: Tasmanian RX8's?
Replies: 3
Views: 7879

Re: Tasmanian RX8's?

I'm not sure where my Nordic Green RX8 got to.. I swapped her for a Harley softail a few years ago with a guy up in the far North West of Tassie, and last I heard from him she was for sale. The CEL coming on regularly was too much bother for him I believe. My current RX8, is not such a nice colour (...
by Grumpy Old Man
Sat May 16, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Tasmania
Topic: Tasmanian RX8's?
Replies: 3
Views: 7879

Tasmanian RX8's?

This forum seems quiet from the Tasmanian RX8 enthusiasts. Is there a "Tasmanian" branch left at all? 8)
by Grumpy Old Man
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What work did you do on your car today?
Replies: 3049
Views: 226350

Re: What work did you do on your car today?

Oil and filter a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday, new plugs, leads and coils. New K&N air filter (which I had spare from last time I had an RX8 four years ago!) whilst I had the air box out. Cleaned out all the blow back oil goop in the accordion hose.....an awful lot too. This has fixed the "misfire...
by Grumpy Old Man
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tassie Weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 5308

Re: Tassie Weekend

I would gladly meet you at the Ferry, and can suggest some routes that cover what you've described. The run down to Hobart via Launceston; and especially the Scottsdale to St Helens (East Coast) to Orford to Richmond area is a great drive. An easy day trip out and back to Hobart for cars like ours, ...
by Grumpy Old Man
Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Parking Sensors ??
Replies: 11
Views: 8595

Re: Parking Sensors ??

I've got the same problem. Four (after market?) sensors trying hard to look like they belong on the rear bumper, which manage to trigger a piercing and constant alarm as soon as reverse is selected, regardless of anything behind, or not. I will have to hunt down the wiring from these ugly little plu...
by Grumpy Old Man
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

Re: Hello all

image.jpg This image flatters her. She is rough. As in, no one loves me rough! I've ordered a WiFi OBD scanner tool, and re the quest for beauty, I've scored a set of Fender Strakes in polished Aluminum from the septics for $83 delivered. All black is boring, and needs some highlights. Cheers all. 8)
by Grumpy Old Man
Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

Hello all

G'day to all. I've just acquired my second RX8, after a four year hiatus. I'm amazed at how much more affordable they are now, and have just picked up a car that I couldn't afford in 2010, but now it's worth a third of what the second owner was asking then. Two indifferent owners between then and no...