KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

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Re: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by Casey » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:37 pm

ian65 wrote:
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How are you finding owning and driving your new series 3?
TBH Ian, I've not really noticed much difference in those respects so far. Still a great car to drive and very comfortable :D
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Re: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by rotarypower » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:01 pm

Great looking car. Interested to see where you take this one.

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Re: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by Casey » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:06 pm

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Progress report:

I then decided to spend a few hours with Aston at Essex Rotary yesterday, going over a number of checks and routine maintenance.......

7. .....spent a lot of time trying to diagnose a squeak/rubbing noise, seemingly from the rear, which only manifests on left hand turns. We were unable to reach a conclusion. Possibly wear on a wheel bearing, but it didn't sound quite like it, possibly a bushing, as they were all looking pretty tired. Anyone else experienced anything like this and any other ideas??
Yippee, this item now sorted!. Just been out on a test drive and the spare rear driver's side caliper that Ian kindly loaned me has fixed this issue :thumbup: A badly seized piston was the cause of the problem. Caliper will be off to Biggred on Monday for a refurb.

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Re: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by Arnie_O » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:26 pm

Glad you found the issue Malcolm, I did say it sounded rotational, Maybe that slight play in the wheel bearing was causing it to rub on the brake rotor on left cornering.
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Re: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by Casey » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:47 pm

^^Yep, it wasn't obvious as to the cause, but the very slight play you spotted in the wheel bearing was enough for the disk to rub on the inside lower part of the pad. The uneven wear was the further clue as to what was going on.

Pleased that issue is "ticked off" now :thumbup:
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Re: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by Arnie_O » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:34 pm

Guess that bush replacement can wait a little longer now :P
Guess ill be seeing the RX-8 later this month
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Re: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by Casey » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:11 pm

Refurbed caliper back from BiggRed, £107.40 inc VAT and shipping to me, using their premium paint finish (rust prohibitor, two paint coats and oven cured). Very pleased with the visual quality and the fact all the rubber items have been supplied too.
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I refurbed the carrier using VHT silver paint from a rattle can I had lying around. Not a perfect match, but a heck of a lot better than where they started!
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Just got to get it back on my car now :D
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Re: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by ian65 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:09 pm

h[b[ it's a shame to put that back on the car! it ought to be on display somewhere.
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Re: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by Casey » Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:05 am

Finally had some half decent weather today to give KIMI 3 a quick spruce up :thumbup:

The photos flatter, but she has scrubbed up quite well :D
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KIMI 3 : 1st Gen, 1983 S3
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8

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Re: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by A7RXY » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:12 am

Looking good Malcolm .... now that reminds me where did I leave that polish ... :lol:

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