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03-22-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,015
Posted By kevink0000

These papers are certainly interesting, and in my...

These papers are certainly interesting, and in my opinion show that the focus of Mazda's recent research is primarily emissions reduction based, not longevity related. The small amount of oil that...
03-19-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Loki

Cons: terrible idle, fuel economy and ability to...

Cons: terrible idle, fuel economy and ability to start. See "SSV stuck open" threads for more info.

Unless you plan to spend the car's entire life at high rpm, like a race car, there is no win in...
03-13-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 138,892
Posted By Jedi54

I'm totally parking in an EV charging spot if I...

I'm totally parking in an EV charging spot if I can find one.
not my fault those dumbasses bought the wrong car.
03-13-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Hi
Views: 430
Posted By Chadbrapp

Hi

Hi guys. Long time reader, first post.

After searching for a number of years, I fianally found the right RX8 for me. A 2004 six speed in titanium grey with under 70k.
The car was involved in...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
02-23-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 48,835
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Another little update. Took the car last night...

Another little update. Took the car last night with the duty cycle up and ready to feel what 28 psi is like :aroused:. The first time the boost hit I blew off an intercooler pipe :eek: at high speed....
02-22-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 26,755
Posted By strokercharged95gt

What kind of plugs are you running in that motor?...

What kind of plugs are you running in that motor? After I completed my first build about 5 years I put brand new $40 NGK plugs in the motor for the break in. They weren't that cold either (9...
02-20-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 26,755
Posted By jcbrx8

She's nearing the end of my defined break-in...

She's nearing the end of my defined break-in period and running well. ;)

Normal running vitals:
- IATs: ~ 10F above ambient
- Coolant temp: 180s
- Oil temp: 170s
- No CELs
- No leaks...
02-11-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 176,478
Posted By JimmyBlack

Whenever I've made changes to my setup that...

Whenever I've made changes to my setup that result in increased boost at the same WG spring setting, I've observed increased MAF readings and improved exhaust manifold to intake manifold pressure...
02-07-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 176,478
Posted By strokercharged95gt

While I am no expert, I believe even if the water...

While I am no expert, I believe even if the water hasn't vaporized by time the motor begins compressing the charge that it will be quickly absorbed once those rotors begin squeezing that mixture...
01-17-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,104
Posted By [email protected]

I adjust Max Load out of the way. That's why I...

I adjust Max Load out of the way. That's why I don't bother logging it.
Forum: Rotary Swaps
01-06-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 48,835
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Not sure.... Update: I am convinced that my...

Not sure....

Update: I am convinced that my exhaust system is holding me back as I noted in posts above. Its mainly a 3" from start to finish and the wastegate is recirculated. I know that the...
01-05-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 176,478
Posted By TomD_Cincy

Just talking about adding something to the inside...

Just talking about adding something to the inside of the intercooler where the air from the turbo enters the vertical passages or perhaps turbulators inside the vertical passages to drive up the heat...
12-30-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 26,755
Posted By jcbrx8

Progress update: Finally fully sealed e-mani. to...

Progress update: Finally fully sealed e-mani. to the block...- Purchased a replacement e-mani gasket, and pleasantly found it was significantly thicker, i.e .more metal accordion folds, than the OEM...
12-29-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 26,755
Posted By jcbrx8

Progress update: Flywheel nut torqued, ...

Progress update:

Flywheel nut torqued,
front stack assembled
End play / float tolerance measured
Note: Acceptable tolerance 0.0016-0.0028", 0.04-0.07 mm
...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
12-17-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 48,835
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Well I think the problem is fixed. I ran injector...

Well I think the problem is fixed. I ran injector diagnostics in Eugene and found that I wasn't getting a return signal from Injector 4 which is both secondary injectors. I pulled the adapter harness...
12-10-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By IamFodi

RX-8 R3 to E90 M3, 1 month in

So as some of you know, my R3 is gone and I've replaced it with an '08 M3. With the crash still fresh in my mind, a bunch of drama around the purchase (dealership incompetence), and having to swap to...
12-04-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,015
Posted By Tonycar107

Freaking genius. Probably some of the best...

Freaking genius. Probably some of the best information on here.
12-03-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 130,405
Posted By JimmyBlack

14psi wastegate springs fitted, now showing...

14psi wastegate springs fitted, now showing 11-12psi in the upper intake manifold.

Two slow oil leaks have now been sorted. I removed the oil pan and replaced/improved the turbo oil train line,...
11-28-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By Rkesh88

I wonder if they will do this to the 7670 I think...

I wonder if they will do this to the 7670 I think it is. Itís perfect for those wanting a smidge of power without going balls out
11-24-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 130,063
Posted By slash128

Yeah, you had some other variables. I was just...

Yeah, you had some other variables. I was just sharing what I found in my case FWIW.
11-21-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,169
Posted By UnknownJinX

You did a good job explaining it. Combined...

You did a good job explaining it.

Combined with the fact Renesis was made with emissions(where more recycled unburnt gas and no intake/exhaust port overlap are good) in mind, this doesn't really...
11-20-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 176,478
Posted By FazdaRX_8

Awesome stuff and usual

Awesome stuff and usual
10-31-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 176,478
Posted By JimmyBlack

Looking forward to seeing the before and after...

Looking forward to seeing the before and after results.
10-31-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 176,478
Posted By skc

Looks good

Looks good
Forum: Rotary Swaps
10-24-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 48,835
Posted By Schartz

I don't have many clips for good comparison.... ...

I don't have many clips for good comparison....

Under Car Dump

Hood Exit
https://www.facebook.com/EliteRotaryShop/videos/1107227652777234/...
10-22-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 130,405
Posted By JimmyBlack

Decided to put the balance tubes between the...

Decided to put the balance tubes between the runners while the manifold was out. At Brettus' suggestion I have the balance tubes joining the outer runners perpendicular to exhaust flow, and joining...
10-21-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 26,755
Posted By swoope

if this is the one just under the master...

if this is the one just under the master cylinder, and it failed replace all your coolant hoses!

do not ask me how i know. I am enjoying this thread..

beers :beer:
Forum: Rotary Swaps
10-12-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 48,835
Posted By strokercharged95gt

First night in 6 months that it was semi-cool and...

First night in 6 months that it was semi-cool and somewhat dryer out at 75 ambient air temp.

Had my fastest pull ever at 21 psi. Had to add like 5-7% more fuel above 5,500 RPMs to deal with the...
10-11-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,015
Posted By kevink0000

Interesting! I will have to look at that pump...

Interesting! I will have to look at that pump again. Thanks for your excellent research.
10-11-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,015
Posted By kevink0000

I think the actual mechanics of the OMP are...

I think the actual mechanics of the OMP are overlooked as far as the longevity of this engine are concerned. Thank you for doing this.
10-11-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,015
Posted By Loki

Under 1L per hour of racing sounds about right...

Under 1L per hour of racing sounds about right for my real-world results with an OMP rate increase via ECU tune. In the same hour, I'd expect to burn 3/4 a tank of fuel so ~40L, so 450mL of premix...
10-10-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 26,755
Posted By jcbrx8

RotaryMachineRx, Thanks...much appreciated. Yes,...

RotaryMachineRx, Thanks...much appreciated. Yes, I believe we have similar objectives for our builds: i.e. a beautiful, reliable, DD w/ more HP/ Trq. Your build was among those that convinced me it...
10-01-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 26,755
Posted By jcbrx8

- still need to work proper IC, rad, & oil cooler...

- still need to work proper IC, rad, & oil cooler ducting & sealing

standard running coolant temp ~ 195-200F
standard running oil temp ~ 180F

- and she needs new beefier sneakers ��

-...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
09-29-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 48,835
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Here's a quick video I shot tonight trying to...

Here's a quick video I shot tonight trying to determine if I was getting any fuel pressure loss at 7,500 RPMs and near 20 psi at redline. Ambient high 80s, timing 11-13, split reduced from 12 to 10,...
09-14-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 176,478
Posted By jcbrx8

Good looking curves... spool, torque, and power....

Good looking curves... spool, torque, and power. Good work!
Forum: Rotary Swaps
09-10-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,844
Posted By gamaliel31

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbull...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/640x480/80-img_1467_b1d7fb239c040e6ebd77f0c27f200b3fd3fd507c.jpg...
08-14-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 176,478
Posted By jcbrx8

:fingersx: All the best for efficiency gains w/...

:fingersx: All the best for efficiency gains w/ the "stealth" mods. ;-), Brett!
07-27-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,059
Posted By E.Murray

I've been using Versatuner for about 6 months. I...

I've been using Versatuner for about 6 months. I have a weird issue I'm 95% sure is related to it (car seems to "reset" itself while driving - shuts down for an instant), so I've uninstalled to see...
07-23-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 526
Posted By shawnm565

Ethanol Tuning Adaptronic Modular PNP Rx8 Unit

Hi Everyone,

I have been tuning my personal car with the new Adaptronic Modular Rx8 PnP unit.

Motor has 110k miles on it.
Compression is around 90psi
AEM intake
Full exhaust + header ...
07-22-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 130,405
Posted By JimmyBlack

Downpipe completed over the weekend: ...

Downpipe completed over the weekend:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/1918x1438/80-img_3805_0bcec9a26cf4c4ffa0cdf5244b6cabdbd4f856d2.jpg



Pretty chuffed with the...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
07-18-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 65,296
Posted By SiNfidelity

Pics

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/2000x1342/80-img_9850_d8abd36a5134701c1e72c2f2b69350e5a3b219da.jpghttps://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/2000x1449/80-img_9814_dc...
06-26-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 176,478
Posted By AAaF

I'm not surprized :D Nor disappointed, what...

I'm not surprized :D

Nor disappointed, what an effort so far.... :bowdown:
06-06-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 735
Views: 77,278
Posted By skc

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbull...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/1920x1080/80-supercharger_install_progress_5fa288adb0e7da8c7d983b17e85755e52499db2e.jpg

Nearly there
06-05-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By 200.mph

hey noob listen to these guys or you are gonna...

hey noob listen to these guys or you are gonna increase your time working under the hood by being cheap and using shit ebay parts on your car but wtf do we know. rice on my man
06-05-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By dannobre

Tubing diameter and MAF location are very...

Tubing diameter and MAF location are very important to allow the proper measurement of airflow. A poorly designed intake will cause a ton of issues.

A lot of aftermarket cold air intakes have...
05-29-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By NotAPreppie

Maybe we should make up a set of stage tiers... ...

Maybe we should make up a set of stage tiers...

Stage -1:
Low compression engine but having trouble diagnosing because you won't get a compression test (You're just assuming it's fine because you...
05-28-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 40,782
Posted By FazdaRX_8

Its been a while, thought I should Post, Motor is...

Its been a while, thought I should Post, Motor is going strong at 15PSI, added some water/Meth injection with a tiny tiny nozzle set for 13psi for added safety. then some cosmetic changes.
...
05-08-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,370
Posted By 9krpmrx8

I think he means his IG page for the car, @trmnl8...

I think he means his IG page for the car, @trmnl8 I think, which is just a bunch of pics of the car, there are no build details there.

But maybe there is some super secret build log somewhere on...
04-22-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 225,808
Posted By JimmyBlack

MazdaEdit Personal is 2.5.14.849 - mine updated...

MazdaEdit Personal is 2.5.14.849 - mine updated last week.

Brett's running Pro version, so it appears there is a version difference between Pro and Personal.
04-12-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,059
Posted By Mr. Pockets

It actually turned out to be settings for the...

It actually turned out to be settings for the OBDII PIDs it was watching. They needed to be set to a 'passive mode.'
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