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any good rotary mechanics in MA

Old 01-15-2017, 02:19 PM
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any good rotary mechanics in MA

hi i am in need of a good mechanic/shop that knows the rx8 really well. please refer shops/mechanic in MA.t hank you!

my current issue as posted in nebie section:
"Hi guys so i bought my 1st RX8 from my friend. when i got it i knew it needed radiator and ac condenser as my friend had hit something. car was not driven without fluid nor did it overheat. it was towed back to his house, where it sat for in his driveway for a little bit and than towed to the shop. so i had them replace the radiator and condenser. the advised me that the car needed a new battery as it was having trouble turning over. they tried a few times. i heard it trying to start but it won't. (i later reaserched an realized that it maybe flooded, this is not a rotary shop, just a general mechanic). so i went to buy another battery and the tech attached the terminals and than he pursued to attach the jump box. as he attached the jump box i heard a sound and saw a poof of smoke. i realized he might of attached them incorrectly, sigh. now the car won't even crank like it did earlier with the old battery. when i try to start it i see the dash lights turn on but thats it. my windows won't even go up or down like it did earlier. upon reading on this forum, i realize and hope it might be the 120a main fuse but i have no idea where it goes or how to replace. i really hope he didn't damage anything else, sigh. i wish i saw the video on how to deflood so i could of at least tried that method with the old battery. now since the car won't even start i can't even attempt that method. guys, what am i to expect now"
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If you have Facebook, go look up wankel works. I believe he is in natick MA. Have not personally had work done by him, but from talking to him, he knows what he is doing and works on 8's. Be weary of others around our area who work on 7's... they don't tend to understand that 8's are rather different! His name is Luis R.
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Hate to necro the thread but I had a horrible experience with Luis at Wankel works that people should know about

the following is copy-pasted from my Facebook page

I contacted lui early spring 2016 to rebuild my engine that had a chipped Apex seal, he said he could do it right away with about a 3 week turnaround time he quoted me $7,000 for engine removal and install, the rebuild, re lapping plates, solid dowels, rotor balancing, the port job a few other engine odds and ends ( lots of which I was charged for but didn't get done ) and a tune. In late fall 2016 after many excuses and having a local shop owned by his friend mistakenly paint the car the wrong color I received the car back to put break in mileage on it before a tune. I put a thousand super soft miles on the car staying under 4K RPM and never once built positive boost. Car ran like absolute s*** this whole time but Louie said it was because it was a rough break in tune and the car needed to be broken in to build a little compression ( some truth to this with rotarys ) I changed the oil four times in the first thousand miles then luis came up to tune it on the street and blew this engine up likely due to an over boost condition but he told me he would cover it ( obviously knowing at the time about the completely janky port job I'm honestly surprised it ran for the thousand Miles it did for break in) and later told me he rebuilt it once only for it to have a stuck side seal so he said he'd do it again. After 2 years of excuses and a next week pickup date that never came I told him I needed a deadline to pick the car up either complete or incomplete with a refund he called me flipping out had the nerve to tell me it was "his car" because of the time he's put into it and told me he wouldn't finish it and wouldn't refund me. I went to pick it up late 2018 in pieces but with the motor claimed to have been freshly rebuilt and ready to go ( supposedly for the third time ) as you can see he likely pulled the drain plug after the failure in 2016 saw the bearing material plugged it back up and strung me along for two years. He also stole my power FC ECU and Commander and a complete snow water meth kit and hasn't returned calls or texts or messages since I picked the car up
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