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Forum: RX-8 Discussion 12-11-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 352,556
Posted By gwilliams6
Welcome New Owners Thread. Read this...

Welcome

New Owners Thread. Read this thoroughly first, and then ask your questions.

http://www.rx8club.com/new-member-forum-197/new-potential-owners-start-here-202454/
Forum: General Automotive 12-11-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By gwilliams6
Mclaren Senna

McLaren Senna P15 Official Debut - New McLaren P15 Photos & Specs Revealed...
Forum: RX-8's For Sale/Wanted 12-11-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By gwilliams6
Be sure all recall work has been done. Good to...

Be sure all recall work has been done. Good to show proof of that to any prospective buyer.

Plug in your car's vin number here to check on status of all recall work on your car. All recall work...
Forum: General Automotive 12-10-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 120,270
Posted By gwilliams6
Car and Driver magazine's reaction to the new...

Car and Driver magazine's reaction to the new Mazda Vision Coupe:

"Mazda, you get us. You are our passion and our reason, the sodium to our chloride;together we are the table salt of desire. We...
Forum: General Automotive 12-01-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By gwilliams6
Met Bomarito at NJ Motorsport park (just 30...

Met Bomarito at NJ Motorsport park (just 30 minutes from my NJ house) when Mazda was still racing the Speedsource tube-frame, three rotor RX8s a few years back. Sad about the replaced drivers, but...
Forum: General Automotive 11-26-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By gwilliams6
Super job posting these, thanks Jedi54 !!!

Super job posting these, thanks Jedi54 !!!
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 11-14-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 352,556
Posted By gwilliams6
the rest of that coil options list: Be wary...

the rest of that coil options list:

Be wary of "LSx D585 coil upgrades", as not all D585 coils are created the same, and the standard generic D585 coil is not properly designed internally for the...
Forum: New Member Forum 11-12-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By gwilliams6
http://jprimports.com/ ...

http://jprimports.com/
http://black-halo-racing.myshopify.com/
RX-7 & RX-8 Performance (http://shop.pettitracing.com/) (Pettit Racing )
Pineapple Racing (http://www.pineappleracing.com/)
Racing...
Forum: New Member Forum 11-09-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 551
Posted By gwilliams6
StrictlyTraction after you have your compression...

StrictlyTraction after you have your compression test and hopefully get good numbers, you want to change out the coils ,wires and plugs unless all were done recently. Top ignition system health is...
Forum: New Member Forum 11-06-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By gwilliams6
If these are truly NGK and NAPA/Echlin , and not...

If these are truly NGK and NAPA/Echlin , and not a knock-off, they are ok. I don't know if these are up to OEM (C) coils (the latest). Might be equivalent to first revision coils, which are fine.
...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 11-03-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 456
Posted By gwilliams6
Hopefully the $500 savings for the warranty...

Hopefully the $500 savings for the warranty company won't cost you much more in the long run. Try to get those compression numbers from Mazda,ok.

You didn't have the knowledge at the time, but...
Forum: New Member Forum 11-02-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By gwilliams6
ditto NotAPreppie. MAF cleaner is readily...

ditto NotAPreppie. MAF cleaner is readily available at Walmart and any auto parts stores.
Forum: New Member Forum 11-01-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By gwilliams6
Engine Power Loss • chokes as revs increase ...

Engine Power Loss
• chokes as revs increase
o O2 sensor failure (too rich)
o MAF failure
o MAF disconnected
o e-shaft sensor fouled
o accessory belt fraying
• high end power loss (hard fuel...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 10-24-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2,167
Views: 240,375
Posted By gwilliams6
You have some valid points here IamFodi. When I...

You have some valid points here IamFodi. When I ran my track RX7 (turbo and up to 400 hp, depending on tuning and fuel) I ran on full synthetic Amsoil and premix, just like the pro IMSA RX7 teams...
Forum: General Automotive 10-18-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By gwilliams6
Mid-engined Corvette spotted

https://www.wheelsmag.com.au/news/1710/2018-chevrolet-corvette-spied-at-a-maccas-drive-through?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2017_October_11_Wheels&utm_term=list_wheels_newsletter
Forum: New Member Forum 10-17-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By gwilliams6
yes, yes ,yes, no problem to carry four mounted...

yes, yes ,yes, no problem to carry four mounted tires, plus a passenger. Have done it myself.
Forum: New Member Forum 10-09-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By gwilliams6
Well said, Okki-Jakarta Thanks !

Well said, Okki-Jakarta

Thanks !
Forum: New Member Forum 10-08-2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By gwilliams6
We all realize that TeamRX8 will never get the...

We all realize that TeamRX8 will never get the point.

Cheers
Forum: New Member Forum 09-30-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By gwilliams6
I agree, the BHR ignition is the best way to...

I agree, the BHR ignition is the best way to upgrade your ignition, especially if you plan to track it. And the BHR ignition kit should last the life of your car. I have it on my RX8 and it is still...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 09-28-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 356,287
Posted By gwilliams6
Paul of Mazmart, a top Mazda parts supplier and...

Paul of Mazmart, a top Mazda parts supplier and RX8 parts vendor, had a recent thread here where he took apart a recent Mazda reman engine and found quality work and virtual all new parts. So if the...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 09-21-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,495
Posted By gwilliams6
Fran91 I am happy to help. Start here:...

Fran91 I am happy to help.

Start here: https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-trouble-shooting-95/starting-issues-start-here-222584/

Hot starting issues are a classic sign of low compression in the...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 09-21-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,495
Posted By gwilliams6
Just some of the reputable ones, there are others...

Just some of the reputable ones, there are others of course.

http://jprimports.com/
http://black-halo-racing.myshopify.com/
RX-7 & RX-8 Performance (http://shop.pettitracing.com/)
Pineapple...
Forum: New Member Forum 09-10-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 141,092
Posted By gwilliams6
There are cooling mod threads where folks talked,...

There are cooling mod threads where folks talked, debated and argued about the temp differences with various cooling mods. Everyone drives differently, and there are huge differences in climate...
Forum: New Member Forum 09-07-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 141,092
Posted By gwilliams6
I have both the Mazmart thermostat and the fan...

I have both the Mazmart thermostat and the fan relay kit. I chose to do these and also added lower temp oil cooler thermostats
,with a new aluminum Koyo V-core radiator and new Racing Beat hoses. ....
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 09-05-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By gwilliams6
It will be fine my friend. Have done it myself.

It will be fine my friend. Have done it myself.
Forum: New Member Forum 09-05-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 141,092
Posted By gwilliams6
The fans, in good shape ,should last quite a few...

The fans, in good shape ,should last quite a few years. Mine are still working fine after 8 years. There are some upgraded aftermarket fans out there, but be sure they fit like oem. New oem fans can...
Forum: General Automotive 09-01-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By gwilliams6
Evolution of the ND MX-5's Design

Witness the Complete Evolution of the ND Mazda MX-5 Miata's Design (http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/car-design/g12089543/witness-the-complete-evolution-of-the-nd-mazda-mx-5-miatas-design/)
Forum: RX-8 Multimedia/Photo Gallery 08-25-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By gwilliams6
Right on !!!

Right on !!!
Forum: New Member Forum 08-25-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By gwilliams6
dmp has a point. stuff happens. Many early 2009...

dmp has a point. stuff happens. Many early 2009 series 2 RX8s had serious transmission problems right from the start, and some had to have them totally replaced. Any mechanical part can have a...
Forum: General Automotive 08-15-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By gwilliams6
Miata engine Disassembly in Timelapse Video

Mazda Miata Engine Teardown Video - Miata Engine Teardown Stop Motion Video...
Forum: New Member Forum 08-05-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 827
Posted By gwilliams6
Don't be foolish and dismiss the possibility that...

Don't be foolish and dismiss the possibility that you might have a failing fuel pump. Folks here on this forum collectively have millions of miles experience with these cars and their parts.

Any...
Forum: New Member Forum 08-04-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By gwilliams6
Welcome ! I have owned RX7s (three...

Welcome !

I have owned RX7s (three generations) and an RX8, and there are many differences you need to know. . You need to read this thread completely, if you haven't already, and check your car's...
Forum: New Member Forum 08-03-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By gwilliams6
https://www.amazon.com/Lucas-Oil-10115-Semi-Synthe...

https://www.amazon.com/Lucas-Oil-10115-Semi-Synthetic-2-Cycle/dp/B0002KKTWC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501761532&sr=8-1&keywords=lucas+semi+synthetic+2+stroke+oil


Lucas semi-synthetic 2stroke,...
Forum: General Automotive 08-02-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By gwilliams6
What Made the McLaren F1 the World's Greatest Car

A long read, but quite wonderful for true sports car lovers.

What Made the McLaren F1 the World's Greatest Car...
Forum: New Member Forum 07-31-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 495
Posted By gwilliams6
I recommend the Koyo. Many here in the club have...

I recommend the Koyo. Many here in the club have found good success with their quality and affordable V-core unit. I have one and it is excellent.
Forum: New Member Forum 07-15-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By gwilliams6
Read this thread thoroughly: ...

Read this thread thoroughly:
http://www.rx8club.com/new-member-forum-197/new-potential-owners-start-here-202454/

Things to check

Starting the Engine
• Starter
• Battery
• Engine Compression...
Forum: Good Guy/Bad Guy 07-09-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By gwilliams6
I have used Jim of JPR for many things on my RX8....

I have used Jim of JPR for many things on my RX8. He is a master rotary tech and wrench that has worked for decades on rotaries , stock, race and drag. He has built these and custom rotary cars from...
Forum: General Automotive 06-16-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By gwilliams6
I too am hoping Mazda remains the only Japanese...

I too am hoping Mazda remains the only Japanese manufacturer to win overall at Le Mans, but yes that is freakin' fast !
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