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Old 06-10-2010, 02:14 AM
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So...i definitely did not know there was this many people on here from germany...haha, i was looking up spark plug things cause i am having issues with my 8. Sometimes it wont start, and has pretty much 0tq when it does run. I figured it was not getting a good spark. I went to a dealer in Landstuhl and they said plugs would run me 270euro or something. When i tried ordering from the states a few months ago, they said they couldnt get any...idk but im from ramstein...i drive the black 8 with the clack XXR 6 with the chrome lips...
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:15 AM
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BLACK XXR lol...not clack
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:41 PM
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Yeah man, I went to the five finger death punch concert tonight at spangdahlem tonight and saw two different RX8's. I drove behind one and parked next to another. They sure did look good together! They turned a ton of heads!
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:45 AM
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did you just replace your plugs and coil(s)? I was looking on a website we use here at work, and it showed there are 4 coils??? i thought just one originally and just bought 1 and it was 88$...can some ppl give me help. I just replaced my spark plugs and it ran for a few but now it wont start at all. All i am really gettting now is that its flooded?? ill try and deflood it one day this week...HELP!!!
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I have had issues with starting and performance as well. I did a lot of reading on this site, and I just ordered BHR coils, wires, and plugs. Everyone has said that it makes a huge difference.
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:21 PM
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Did you perform the preliminary tests before ordering them? Like a compression check, catalyzer inspection etc?
While they are a very good upgrade they may not be the solution for starting issues and poor performance at times.
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:30 AM
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I am pretty sure that my 8 is flooded. I tried deflooding yesterday but the battery died fairly quick. I def smelled it burning fuel doing the procedure. I changed my starter and spark plugs so far and it didnt change anything. So thats how i can to the conclusion its flooded...but it wont start. I ordered a coil because at the time i didnt know there was 4... and its sucks cause one is 90$
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where are you ordering the coils for 90$ each? Mazmart and other vendors sell them for about 140$\4!
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by CleAn_WhEeLs_RX8 View Post
I am pretty sure that my 8 is flooded. I tried deflooding yesterday but the battery died fairly quick. I def smelled it burning fuel doing the procedure. I changed my starter and spark plugs so far and it didnt change anything. So thats how i can to the conclusion its flooded...but it wont start. I ordered a coil because at the time i didnt know there was 4... and its sucks cause one is 90$
Where you at in Germany? I have a set of coils.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:55 AM
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I did the compression test, and the other preliminary tests. So, I thought this would be a good try. It definitely can't hurt.
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:16 AM
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i thought there was one coil lol so i got one coming. But then i seen there was 4. I ordered it from Autozone in the states. and i want to get wires too...Oh, and i am at Ramstein
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:53 AM
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Aww..... SMH well i hope everything turns out okay since im that guy your wife emailed me about your car.....and then i emailed you =__=
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Originally Posted by CleAn_WhEeLs_RX8 View Post
i thought there was one coil lol so i got one coming. But then i seen there was 4. I ordered it from Autozone in the states. and i want to get wires too...Oh, and i am at Ramstein
but when i come down, if you're still having issues i'll bring stock coils and a compression tester
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:44 PM
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So, is anyone planning a meet here in Germany? If not I think we should get one planned... I know we all work crazy schedules but Im sure we can work something out.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:57 AM
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That would be great! let me know when you are down here. I dont know a whole lot bout the rotary but im very interested. And that would be great if you could help out. If u need, my number is 01717869841. My name is Donnie. Thanks!
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:26 PM
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Do you work at the motor pool on Ramstein? I always see a black 8 with black wheels and a chrome lip. I drive the WB 8 with the black MS wing and black wheels with WB lip.
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:42 AM
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yeeah, thats me. I work in vehicle maintenance on ramstein. I actually almost got it running again today but my battery died again lol. What town do you live in Throwdown??? i live in weilerbach. Maybe u can help me or what not if u know some things.
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:22 PM
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Have you tried cutting power to the fuel pump?
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:20 AM
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i dont think so. I have just done what the book said to do, and depress the pedal to the floor, which cuts the fuel. But i dont think i have cut the power...
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Old 06-28-2010, 03:14 AM
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He means take out the fuse to the fuel pump I think. I take out the fuse and disconnect the air pump. If the car starts up I run up to the front of the car and put the fuse back in before it dies. by disconnecting the air pump you don't damage the cat I heard, and also it uses less battery power since that thing doesn't have to kick on.
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:43 PM
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nice! i think i will give it a shot once my battery gets recharged lol. How long u got to put that fuse back in lol???
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Old 06-28-2010, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by CleAn_WhEeLs_RX8 View Post
nice! i think i will give it a shot once my battery gets recharged lol. How long u got to put that fuse back in lol???
I've usually had in about 30 seconds after starting. It'll work better if you have a car hooked up to the car while your trying to start it.
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Originally Posted by CleAn_WhEeLs_RX8 View Post
yeeah, thats me. I work in vehicle maintenance on ramstein. I actually almost got it running again today but my battery died again lol. What town do you live in Throwdown??? i live in weilerbach. Maybe u can help me or what not if u know some things.
I used to live in Weilerbach untill just a few months ago. Now we live in Linden.
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Old 06-29-2010, 05:31 AM
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If anyone is interested in going to Nurburgring this weekend I'll be up there on July 4th the whole day.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:34 AM
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^^ i had planned to go too, but now i have to work. plus i've got my hub issue to sort out now
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