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Old 09-01-2010, 09:14 PM
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I am trying to con someone into doing a links thread in the same manner as this one and RIWWP's. No takers yet.

Someone with a good starting collection would be ideal, maybe someone who has been saving links for some time......
Then said person might not have anything to do but hang out in the lounge all the time. J/K
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:12 AM
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Nice thread, subscribed incase I need to remember a good link on here lol
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thank u this helped a ton .working on my maf now. nice to know what im in for and what to do about it. this and the new owners thread are great.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:58 AM
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Nice thread, subscribed incase I need to remember a good link on here lol
FYI (to all newbies)
You can use the thread tools at the top to subscribe without actually posting something.

However posting a subscribe it increases your post count by +1

(what me advocate gaming the post count system )
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:23 AM
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Great thread. I'm a new owner and I'm going to enjoy getting to know my 8, and spending some quality time with my father while running through these DIYs.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:11 PM
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Step 2

Clean the MAF: Fixes rough idle, poor gas mileage, stalling
Favorite DIY is https://www.rx8club.com/showpost.php...71&postcount=9
On the MAF, the car "can" idle with a dirty MAF, just not as effectively. it is a little rough. If you add the compressor load, and the electrical load of the blower in the car, and the load of the radiator fans and whatever the AC clutch draws (probably not much), you are really trying to draw a lot of power at only 750 RPM. If air and fuel and spark are not just right, it can miss, or at least not burn the fuel right. You get your air data from the MAF, if it is off, then fuel is off, car runs like crap. It made such a difference I did all my cars. My daughter commented the next day that the 6 was running better.
The DIY says to spray the MAF & IAT with contact cleaner. What is this exactly? Thanks!!
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:52 PM
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Auto parts store should have MAF cleaner. In the absence, electrical contact cleaner is likely the same thing. Radio Shack should have that. Basically you want a spray on solvent that evaporates completely with not residue.
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Lengthy list, but most of these are really easy to do. Thanks for sharing this vital information
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:16 AM
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Man, this is great! All seem easy to do, but critical, especially for my 8 that has to run in the Texas summers!

Thank you!
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:38 AM
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Another bump for a good thread.
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excellent thread!
advance auto and a few other auto places have MAF cleaner...but dont look for them to know what it is
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no PDF of the shop manual?
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Hit search, type in "PDF Shop Manual"

Go to the thread titled "2004 RX-8 Shop Manual"

The link I use is at the bottom of the first page, some of the earlier ones are broken. It is in an on line format.















Or try http://foxed.ca/foxed/index.php?page=rx7manual#rx8
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:54 PM
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^..............(he he he), you didn't find them all though, but you got most!

There's a few sleepers(small stuff) I've run into out there in my travels, but not much more than what you listed.

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Great thread. I spend one weekend a month autocrossing then at least another weekend playing under the bonnet (hood) of my Rx8 to make it that little bit better. Plus wash and wax twice per month. This weekend I set up my alignment. This thread should keep me busy for a few more weekends. Thanks taking the time to write it.
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Excellent thread. The Stratus I had, I did the A/C mod. Definitely made a difference.
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Subscribed.. doing this as soon as I get back to my baby (12 more days!)
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Work shop manual link not working
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awesome thread thank you for the info and all who contributed!
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Work shop manual link not working

http://foxed.ca/rx7manual/2003mazdarx8/
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:16 AM
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the very first post should be:

SEARCH AND READ HEAVILY FIRST OR BE INSTANTLY BANNED!!!!

https://www.rx8club.com/search.php





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the very first post should be:

SEARCH AND READ HEAVILY FIRST OR BE INSTANTLY BANNED!!!!

https://www.rx8club.com/search.php
Yeah, I don't get it... How hard is it to really search? I knew about the PDF shop manual before I found this forum. Using Google isn't that hard either!

I wouldn't be surprised of those who asked for the shop manual later post a new thread about: "idle issues, deflooding my RX-8, coolant light, warming up the car, using 87 octane or synthetic oil, or why did I loose in a drag race..." But then again, who the hell am I to say?

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Originally Posted by TeamRX8 View Post
the very first post should be:

SEARCH AND READ HEAVILY FIRST OR BE INSTANTLY BANNED!!!!

https://www.rx8club.com/search.php





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Originally Posted by Grace_Excel View Post
Yeah, I don't get it... How hard is it to really search? I knew about the PDF shop manual before I found this forum. Using Google isn't that hard either!

I wouldn't be surprised of those who asked for the shop manual later post a new thread about: "idle issues, deflooding my RX-8, coolant light, warming up the car, using 87 octane or synthetic oil, or why did I loose in a drag race..." But then again, who the hell am I to say?
Bummmmmmp!
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^, ^^ and ^^^

Initial post edited to encourage search or suffer consequences. I also fixed a link or two that were broken (Thanks 9K). This thread is intended as a safe spot to share stuff I learned without the pain an uncertainty involved in learning it.

The dumb question to response ration is around 3. That is more than enough.
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