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Old 05-18-2017, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by TeamRX8 View Post
You may want to scratch them off the list

https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-tro...o-idle-265245/
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I didn't see it, did he say who rebuilt the engine in that thread?
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Originally Posted by Charles R. Hill View Post
I am pretty sure Team is insinuating who it is based on why he replied in the first place and where he linked to, but it was mentioned elsewhere on the internet who the builder was/is. From what I have read, we have another situation where the builder's manner of handling things is the greatest point of criticism.
If someone knows something, feel free to post it.
I'm not sure of the situation you're referring to, but I think I know.
Like the Good Guy, Bad Guy thread, it would be helpful to know exactly who did what.
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Originally Posted by BigCajun View Post
I didn't see it, did he say who rebuilt the engine in that thread?
It's posted on this forum, took me 2 seconds to find it
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In my own; it wasn't intended to be directed at him, just that the related info was in his OP.

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It's posted on this forum, took me 2 seconds to find it
Just passing it on doesn't guarantee me to spoon feed people too. Maybe it takes someone else who really cares to know10 - 30 sec instead, sorry for the inconvenience
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:05 PM
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No one is looking for a spoon.
I understood you meant Banzai.
You linked the thread.
I read the whole thread, he never mentioned the builder,and nothing was pointing at a bad build until thirty-something posts in.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:45 PM
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well that's probably why my reply wasn't intended for you
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I decided to link this thread as it relates to one of the listed builders, OJ Imports, it's current, and there are some interesting observations in it, particularly Rotary Resurrection's input on customer's expectations and input.

https://www.rx8club.com/good-guy-bad...mports-265160/

This one as well:

https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-tro...-264695/page3/

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Old 05-22-2017, 12:55 PM
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Expectations management is a critical contributor to happiness.

Have a long conversation with your rebuilder and make sure you understand what to expect after the rebuilt engine is broken in. If possible, get any warranty terms in writing.

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Old 05-23-2017, 12:27 AM
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Good thread guys !
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:55 AM
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Talking

You might add rotarydoctor to your list. He is located in Neosho Missouri, He rebuilt my 8 and it's still running great!
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by rotorhead62 View Post
You might add rotarydoctor to your list. He is located in Neosho Missouri, He rebuilt my 8 and it's still running great!
Done.
Thanks for that, I wasn't aware of any in Missouri.
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Originally Posted by BigCajun View Post
Done.
Thanks for that, I wasn't aware of any in Missouri.
The difference between the mobile and desktop websites for The Rotary Doctor are striking...
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The difference between the mobile and desktop websites for The Rotary Doctor are striking...
I haz no compooter.
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I haz no compooter.
Less about you and more about the website designed by their friend's 15 year old kid.
(source: I made worse websites for friends' parents when I was 15 years old. My excuse is that I was using Notepad to do them and Internet Explorer hadn't even been invented yet.)
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by NotAPreppie View Post
Less about you and more about the website designed by their friend's 15 year old kid.
(source: I made worse websites for friends' parents when I was 15 years old. My excuse is that I was using Notepad to do them and Internet Explorer hadn't even been invented yet.)
I've heard people say the same thing about another popular vendor's website.
Idc about websites, tbh.
Customer service is #1.
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FWIW, I just got off the phone with Mazdatrix. The guy I spoke was recommending I just get another Mazda re-man, and said they don't do engine re-builds or installations any more. Maybe he was just trying to get me to go away ?
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Jastreb View Post
FWIW, I just got off the phone with Mazdatrix. The guy I spoke was recommending I just get another Mazda re-man, and said they don't do engine re-builds or installations any more. Maybe he was just trying to get me to go away ?
Thanks, I updated their link.
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Old 06-09-2017, 08:42 AM
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Hi, Im new to this forum and trust me, i tried searching in this forum for my answer and cant find it. My question might sound stupid but still need help.
I bought a 2004 231bhp RX8 with low compression. I knew that I will need a new engine. Ive found a supplier of the engine. I arrived and he showed me few engines pointing that few are 231 and others are 192... visually I cant tell a difference. Please answer my following questions:
1.If the seller is not honest and sells me 192bhp, is it possible for me to still put in my car or something wont fit and it be noticeable straight away that something is wrong? Will the ECU and my 6 speed gearbox "work" with 192bhp?
2. Are there any visual differences from outside (I know that one is 4 port and other is 6 port but apparently as far as I know it can be seen when engine is disassembled)? I mean maybe some engravings or any exterior differences?
Any help would be much appreciated.
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Originally Posted by priedaine5 View Post
Hi, Im new to this forum and trust me, i tried searching in this forum for my answer and cant find it. My question might sound stupid but still need help.
I bought a 2004 231bhp RX8 with low compression. I knew that I will need a new engine. Ive found a supplier of the engine. I arrived and he showed me few engines pointing that few are 231 and others are 192... visually I cant tell a difference. Please answer my following questions:
1.If the seller is not honest and sells me 192bhp, is it possible for me to still put in my car or something wont fit and it be noticeable straight away that something is wrong? Will the ECU and my 6 speed gearbox "work" with 192bhp?
2. Are there any visual differences from outside (I know that one is 4 port and other is 6 port but apparently as far as I know it can be seen when engine is disassembled)? I mean maybe some engravings or any exterior differences?
Any help would be much appreciated.

These photos can help

Six port, extra air intakes are circled


Four port




No extra air intakes
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Old 06-10-2017, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by priedaine5 View Post
Hi, Im new to this forum and trust me, i tried searching in this forum for my answer and cant find it. My question might sound stupid but still need help.
I bought a 2004 231bhp RX8 with low compression. I knew that I will need a new engine. Ive found a supplier of the engine. I arrived and he showed me few engines pointing that few are 231 and others are 192... visually I cant tell a difference. Please answer my following questions:
1.If the seller is not honest and sells me 192bhp, is it possible for me to still put in my car or something wont fit and it be noticeable straight away that something is wrong? Will the ECU and my 6 speed gearbox "work" with 192bhp?
2. Are there any visual differences from outside (I know that one is 4 port and other is 6 port but apparently as far as I know it can be seen when engine is disassembled)? I mean maybe some engravings or any exterior differences?
Any help would be much appreciated.
I believe you should always replace your engine with a similar engine.
It just makes sense, especially if your objective is to just get the car running asap and you're not trying to modify performance.
If they are just selling engines and won't guarantee them, I wouldn't do it.
You'll probably have fewer problems if you have your existing engine rebuilt.
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I've been eyeing these guys for a while as they are not far from me DEFINED AUTOWORKS | Service Repair Upgrades | Performance for Mazda RX7 | RX-7 | RX8

Is there anyone that here that has used them in the past? Quality/service/warranty?
If anyone has any experience with these guys a few of us would greatly appreciate hearing what you have to say. I am also considering Defined, they are only two hours from me.

Looks like they have been around for awhile, surely someone has dealt with them on this site...
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Check on the Risky Rotors FB page, there is a guy named Christopher Tak or something that works there.
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Any of you guys have any experience with Banzai in Indiana? They aren't that far from me in Illinois and am thinking about getting them to rebuild my 04. Its got 140,000 miles and starting to get tired
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At a 140k, you're probably looking at replacing almost everything. Banzai Renesis rebuilds start off with a Mazda reman. Given that, I'd just get a Mazda reman.

Also, it says on their website:
"Due to the core engine requirement, multiple Rebuild Levels, Apex Seal and Porting options, we only sell Mazda Remanufactured Renesis prebuilt engines."

Click on the "Renesis" link on their webpage and it takes you this page with sort of implies that they will just sell you a reman for $5400 (including core).

You can get one for $2875 (+$1000 core) from Gossett Mazda in Nashville.
https://www.gossettparts.com/oem-par...e-n3h302200rv0

Go down there and pick it up/drop it off yourself and you'll dodge the shipping fee.
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The website says they break the remans down and upgrade the components
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