Monday, 5 January 2015

RX8 Collected by mechanics “The build begins”

Sweet, So after all the fuss the Honda is fine and the mechanics have literally just collected the RX8 for the initial strip down and motor fitting, Once the mechanics have the RX8 in place and stripped I will visit Brent and discuss the build proper.
But at last at least I can actually say that the RX8 build has begun :-) Better get back to the battery testing then!

Blown Gearbox NOT! :-)

Good news, My mechanic took the Honda in this morning and by lunchtime I had a call to say that the problem was entirely their fault and I had not blown the gearbox after all.
When they serviced the motor recently with new brushes and bearings they had welded the splined collar to far along the shaft and this had caused the spline to pop out of the collar.

Funny thing is that this is exactly what I suggested the problem might be when I spoke to Brent recently he assured me that this was impossible as it was clamped in so tightly there was no room for any sort of movement.
So apart from not having the EV on the road for the last few weeks this one has not cost me a penny.