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Old 11-18-2011, 03:16 PM
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Mechanic Needed in Houston

I want to get some stuff checked out on my car all my local shops have turned me away because of my rotary

i live by hobby airport but will have no problem driving, just the close tthe better
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:39 PM
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S,

I have searched the internet AND this forum up and down and I haven't been able to satisfactorily answer your question. Some of the 'performance' shops may work on suspension, etc... but they all shy away from the power train.

Anyone else? There are 'rotary' shops in Austin, San Antonio and Dallas... None in Houston? Should we start one? :-)
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What about Mazmax by 290??
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:43 AM
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Most of us work on eachothers cars and have mod days.

I'll gladly help you out if you pay for gas and beer. That said I'm sure there's some local peeps who would do the same.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:51 AM
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I've never used them but Maz-max will do everything but rebuild a engine. They will replace one though.

or I have tools and most Saturdays free.....
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I'll be getting an Rx-8 soon in the future. Just letting you guys know in case I need help with mods and such (assuming you guys are local) because I know I'm going to need some help since I'm still in the process of learning how a car works in general.
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I'll be getting an Rx-8 soon in the future. Just letting you guys know in case I need help with mods and such (assuming you guys are local) because I know I'm going to need some help since I'm still in the process of learning how a car works in general.
It eats gas like a mother bitch, burns oil just as fast. Has some wicked blind spots.

Comes factory with a super unreliable engine and several other parts that fail quicker then a crackhead in Yale.

Other than that its a dream come true!
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Other than that its a dream come true!
Are you talking about the car or the GF?

Blind spots? Where, I do not see them! Set up the SIDE view mirrors properly and most of those are gone.
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Oh trust me ahaha I'm aware of all of the details, pros AND cons. I've been reading a lot of forums on details about this car, nonstop, on this site 24/7 (exaggerating ahaha) since September of last year

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Are you talking about the car or the GF?

Blind spots? Where, I do not see them! Set up the SIDE view mirrors properly and most of those are gone.
I've almost hit 5 or 7 people that I didn't see due to the a-pillars. Also if the pass seat is up and a person is in it I can see **** out of that side. I never trust side mirrors I always look with my own eyes.
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I've almost hit 5 or 7 people that I didn't see due to the a-pillars. Also if the pass seat is up and a person is in it I can see **** out of that side. I never trust side mirrors I always look with my own eyes.
I just make sure I am going faster than everyone else on the road... Blind Spots are more like Blurred spots....
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I just make sure I am going faster than everyone else on the road... Blind Spots are more like Blurred spots....
Excellent.
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blind spots arent a problem really, for me its my throw out bearing...its squeaking, can anyone help??
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Originally Posted by SoliceDreamer View Post
blind spots arent a problem really, for me its my throw out bearing...its squeaking, can anyone help??
Punch it in the face, its what I do when my girlfriend squeaks.
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Originally Posted by SoliceDreamer View Post
blind spots arent a problem really, for me its my throw out bearing...its squeaking, can anyone help??
Mine squeaked and it eventually failed with me not being able to shift properly. It lasted a good year squeaking but then gave out. When i removed it it came out in two pieces!
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Punch it in the face, its what I do when my girlfriend squeaks.
Your gal must have a chin made of bronze!!! haha
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Your gal must have a chin made of bronze!!! haha
Nah its urethane! Bounces right back to shape.
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I'm also new to the Houston area and need some help w/ my 04 rx8, check engine light's coming on and it's not idling the same :-/
I stay in the Cypress area, if anyone knows of a good mechanic or someone that won't rip me off, this would be super helpful!!
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Originally Posted by Lsmrls View Post
I'm also new to the Houston area and need some help w/ my 04 rx8, check engine light's coming on and it's not idling the same :-/
I stay in the Cypress area, if anyone knows of a good mechanic or someone that won't rip me off, this would be super helpful!!


First off welcome!

Is your car stock? What have you tried? Are you willing to work on it yourself, or with help?
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my car is stock, for the moment. I sure would be willing to try but i have no tools. i've just recently moved and didn't bring anything with me but a stack of work clothes and my dtr, but im always up for getting my hands dirty
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When was the last time you replaced Coils/ plugs / wires



Also check this.
https://www.rx8club.com/showpost.php...71&postcount=9


I have tools if you need to borrow some.... I am gone most weekends though.
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i appreciate it man, but i really don't know much about the rotary engines, this is my first one so i wouldn't know where to begin dx ing my problems
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Hi lsmrls, do you have an Android? If you do, do you have $30? You can get a bluetooth OBD-II adapter and purchase Torque in the Google Store. If you can do those 2 then you should be able to read the CEL codes and to log some stuff for us as well, such as AFR, STFT, LTFT, Voltage, etc..

If you don't have both of these but are willing to come up north to Spring I'll give you a hand.
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I have an I phone but sure would be willing to go to Spring, that's just down the road for me! Let me know if Sat is a good day to get together (whatever time)
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Holy **** just got to autozone and ask to borrow the code reader.
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