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Old 04-29-2009, 09:14 PM
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I sent you pm but never got an answer????

let me know
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Sorry about that, my PM box has been rather busy lately. Replied.

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Oh wow, you are selling these cheaper than I thought you would be. I need to order one as well just in case.

My results were ~110 psi on every face of both rotors. This was at 20,000 and 26,000 miles on the car.

I figured I'd throw this in the group buy thread so everyone has some sort of base line.

Edit: I was the tester for RX-8's.
Yep, give me a call when you get a chance. Haven't heard from you in a while.

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Old 04-30-2009, 04:49 PM
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I'll take a Blue LCD. You'll have the money within a couple days. Now, question...I have a long name, will Property of ; Paul Peitzmeier fit?

Seeing as how I've had an RX-7 stolen from me, I want this to be rather secure with me.

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Old 04-30-2009, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by CyberPitz View Post
I'll take a Blue LCD. You'll have the money within a couple days. Now, question...I have a long name, will Property of ; Paul Peitzmeier fit?

Seeing as how I've had an RX-7 stolen from me, I want this to be rather secure with me.
Hi Paul, your first and last name will fit just fine on the bottom line.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:03 PM
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sweet tool. i should get mine checked before i put my turbo on.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:47 PM
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Update: Well I've been soldering most of the day, and the fumes are really starting to get to me. LOL! I've also received the parts to build the cases and the sensors, unfortunately I only got 9 sensors. With the 4 I already had, that puts me at 13 units vs 14 that I originaly was going to be able to ship prior to the 15th. The company I'm ordering these from seems to be having a hard time keeping them in stock. They will have more in stock on the 15th, but I've contacted another supplier as well just in case. I'm not sure that they'll do business with little 'ol me, but we'll just have to see. All during development I was the only one ordering those sensors, now someone else obviously is.....perhaps someone here is building their own tester?
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fumes are bad, mmmkay
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How long is the cable? That is, do you need someone else to crank the engine?
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Originally Posted by TwistedRotors View Post
]... With the 4 I already had, that puts me at 13 units vs 14 that I originaly was going to be able to ship prior to the 15th.
Whaa?! I'm #14...

Eh, no sweat. I'll live.
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Delmeister View Post
How long is the cable? That is, do you need someone else to crank the engine?
The cable is ~36 inches, when testing my FD I can place the tester between my raised hood and the windshield and see it while cranking. I'm not sure if that'll work since you RX-8 guys go through the wheel well. It shouldn't be a big deal if you can't see it, as the reading won't go away when you stop cranking. So you could crank your engine over, then get out and look at the tester. Texak just tested his car, maybe he will post and let us know where he set the tester.

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Whaa?! I'm #14...

Eh, no sweat. I'll live.
I know...I'm really sorry. I'm working on a solution, but I don't want to say more until I'm sure it's going to work.

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Old 05-01-2009, 05:02 PM
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You have one busy thread going!

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Originally Posted by TwistedRotors View Post
The cable is ~36 inches, when testing my FD I can place the tester between my raised hood and the windshield and see it while cranking. I'm not sure if that'll work since you RX-8 guys go through the wheel well. It shouldn't be a big deal if you can't see it, as the reading won't go away when you stop cranking. So you could crank your engine over, then get out and look at the tester. Texak just tested his car, maybe he will post and let us know where he set the tester.
But presumably the last numbers are taken during the period the engine is running down, and so unreliable. This is one of the reasons why I asked you in your other thread about displaying a final average. Those averages would be the numbers you will write down, rather than the ones you derive mentally from the couple of hundred that flash by during the test.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:43 PM
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You have one busy thread going!

I've never been this popular!

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But presumably the last numbers are taken during the period the engine is running down, and so unreliable. This is one of the reasons why I asked you in your other thread about displaying a final average. Those averages would be the numbers you will write down, rather than the ones you derive mentally from the couple of hundred that flash by during the test.
The final face of compression is traditionaly low, however it is not necessarily shown. The screen is only updated on every other rotation and then only after it reads 3 compression pulses. Basically, you have a 1 in 6 chance that the final face of compression will read low and cause the screen to update. This can be seen in 1 of the 14 tests that Texak did on his car. His results are posted here: https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-tech-garage-22/results-tr-01-rotary-engine-compression-tester-172766/ . If it happens to someone else, just crank the engine over a few more times and look at the screen again.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:23 AM
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Hi everyone, sorry for the lack of updates...but I've been busy!!! First 10 testers are out and 5 more should be done and out before Friday. Keep an eye on your email as I'm sending out a notice to you when your tester ships. I've got a pretty steady stream of parts coming in, but I'm still trying to get the hang of this whole inventory thing and keeping everything organized.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:56 AM
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Thanks for the update. Can't wait!
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Just want to mention that I got my Tester in the Mail yesterday or the day before. . Looks great and I cant wait to try it out.
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aggg cant wait till i get mine to
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by carbonRX8 View Post
Just want to mention that I got my Tester in the Mail yesterday or the day before. . Looks great and I cant wait to try it out.
Wow, that was really fast! Let me know how it goes.

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aggg cant wait till i get mine to
Hi Czar, your tester shipped with todays group.
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!!!! SWEEETT now if only my car wasnt in the shop... your close enough i could have just drove to pick it up lol
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what no love for the green lcd?

hey, and i tipped!!!! no respect!

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Originally Posted by carbonRX8 View Post
Just want to mention that I got my Tester in the Mail yesterday or the day before. . Looks great and I cant wait to try it out.
I too received mine on Wednesday, looks like quality, can't wait until this weekend to try it.
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Originally Posted by swoope View Post
what no love for the green lcd?

hey, and i tipped!!!! no respect!

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Oh man, the whips are crackin' now!! lol! And yours was shipped yesterday Swoope.

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so any feedback yet on these from the new owners?
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when i feel like finding some where to park and do it, i'll post up my numbers, just feeling lazy and the apartment complex yelled at me last time for doing my suspension in my parking spot

so far it turns on ^_^, and its very blue
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Well I am very interested. Let me see if I can dig up some money
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so any feedback yet on these from the new owners?
I still dont have any injectors so my UIM is just sitting there. I dont really know if I can test compression with the throttle body and all disconnected. Will test as soon as I have the car back together.

Maybe I can get Kersh to come over and test compression on his engine
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