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Forum: Series I Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension 05-24-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Loki
It will feel different, but it will still do all...

It will feel different, but it will still do all the things. Specific balance of oversteer/understeer conditions is up to how you set up the spring rates and damping.

It's like going to a...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 05-23-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Loki
Eccentric shaft sensor problems would prevent it...

Eccentric shaft sensor problems would prevent it from running altogether, not just starting. Feel free to change it, but I doubt that's it. It sounds like compression, did you have more problems...
Forum: New Member Forum 05-22-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Loki
Battery was tested on a load tester? If not, you...

Battery was tested on a load tester? If not, you can't conclude it is fine. This sounds like a current problem, so either the battery has lost a cell or two, or the connection to the battery is...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 05-11-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Loki
The upstream wideband sensor measures amperage...

The upstream wideband sensor measures amperage not voltage. It's a wideband. If it was dead you would have no AFR reading.
Forum: Series I Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension 05-07-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By Loki
TireRack's advice sounds good. Smaller wheel =...

TireRack's advice sounds good. Smaller wheel = more sidewall. Either of those tires will make you happy, especially if you always have the choice not to drive. Their home brand of wheels (Sport...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 05-06-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 169,918
Posted By Loki
Can you get an OBD reader and check you fuel trim...

Can you get an OBD reader and check you fuel trim data on a warm idle?
It should be zero. If it's not, something is wrong with the MAF or thete is a vacuum leak.

Other, more invasive possibility...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 05-03-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Loki
Hmm. Something else to try is the 20-time brake...

Hmm. Something else to try is the 20-time brake pedal stomp. Car in ON but not running, press the brake 20 times within 8 seconds. If dine correctly, the oil pressure gauge will sweep right. ...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 05-02-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Loki
Possible your catalytic converter has become...

Possible your catalytic converter has become clogged. Happens especially if you had coil failure. If that's true, continuing to drive will slowly destroy your engine, so take the cat down and...
Forum: Series II DIY 04-30-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Loki
You should inspect/change the plugs. It's highly...

You should inspect/change the plugs. It's highly recommended to the replace the coils at that mileage preventatively, either with BHR, another aftermarket LS-based set or simple stock replacement...
Forum: New Member Forum 04-18-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 497
Posted By Loki
I like where this is going. Perhaps we can...

I like where this is going. Perhaps we can harvest the oil in some renewable fashion. If we only need 8L every few months, surely having a pet whale and a lyposuction device would set you right up....
Forum: Series II Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension 04-14-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Loki
I had a similar pop after replacing the LCAs. ...

I had a similar pop after replacing the LCAs. One side's rear most bolt was not fully tightened.

Sway bar moving around in a broken bushing could do it also. Check if either wheel is loose in...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 04-11-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By Loki
You can pull the spark plugs and see if they're...

You can pull the spark plugs and see if they're oily. After something like that, it will take a while to burn off all the oil deeper down that you haven't cleaned out.

Can you make a video of the...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 04-08-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By Loki
What noise is it making? You gotta be...

What noise is it making?

You gotta be clearer about what's happening. Not going over 3k rpm sounds like limp mode related to the OMP.
Blowing amoke sounds like oil in your intake and a very...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 04-06-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,486
Posted By Loki
Piston rings travel the stroke distance, measured...

Piston rings travel the stroke distance, measured in inches. Apex seals travel the circumference of the housing, measured in feet. I wouldn't bet on oil sticking around for long.
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 04-06-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,486
Posted By Loki
Sorry dude, you're gonna have to take that engine...

Sorry dude, you're gonna have to take that engine right back out and clean up the engine bay to match the shiny engine. Forum rules. OCD privilege.
Forum: New Member Forum 04-06-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By Loki
It's not dead, you just don't have a good battery...

It's not dead, you just don't have a good battery or you have a blown fuse. Did you by chance put the terminals on the battery backwards, even momentarily? Did you confirm your new battery has...
Forum: General Automotive 04-02-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Loki
Service isn't a money-making operation for the...

Service isn't a money-making operation for the manufacturer, it's a money-making operation for the dealers. It can end up being a net loss for the manufacturer (cough Mazda, cough rotaries), since...
Forum: New Member Forum 04-01-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 144,172
Posted By Loki
Hey man, this thread is for new owners to ask...

Hey man, this thread is for new owners to ask specific questions. If you have a particular belief, start a thread with supporting evidence, and we can beat the horse there.
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 03-29-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,017
Posted By Loki
It might be called equivalence ratio or lambda. ...

It might be called equivalence ratio or lambda. 1.0 lambda or equivalence ratio = 14.7 AFR. Less is rich, more is lean.

Lambda VS. AFR: What's the Difference?...
Forum: Series II Technical and Trouble shooting 03-28-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By Loki
You did say it varied with rpm, not with speed. ...

You did say it varied with rpm, not with speed. That's a subtle but important difference. If they believe its the diff, I have no reason to doubt them, they have the car after all. Just be careful...
Forum: New Member Forum 03-27-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Loki
I don't know the brand, but the brand doesn't...

I don't know the brand, but the brand doesn't matter :)

If you're not racing, the choice of rotors doesn't matter. You may not even need to replace the rears, it takes a LOONG time to wear them...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 03-26-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,486
Posted By Loki
FD has most of the same properties, but more...

FD has most of the same properties, but more detergency than FC. That's about it.

+1 for Lucas semi-synth here
Forum: New Member Forum 03-25-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 799
Posted By Loki
Oh yeah that'll flood it. It was probably a...

Oh yeah that'll flood it. It was probably a minor flood even after he shut it off cold, but he probably made it a lot worse trying to start it after that.

The coolant level light giving false...
Forum: New Member Forum 03-21-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Loki
Probably a loose connector, I've had that too...

Probably a loose connector, I've had that too after messing around in there. You can undo the entire center stack from the shifter up to get to get the display out and verify everything is snug.
Forum: New Member Forum 03-16-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Loki
^^ Yep, and that would be a violation of the...

^^ Yep, and that would be a violation of the service manual, so you have some ground to push them.
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 03-14-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Loki
See-through rotary in operation

Interesting vid (ignore the first minute or two of blah blah)

https://youtu.be/pCteBhr4dGY?t=5m5s

He's running nitro which you usually run rich anyway. Hence the splish splash at the rear of...
Forum: New Member Forum 03-13-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Loki
And also is your original steering wheel actually...

And also is your original steering wheel actually different from the same year left hand steering wheels? As far as I know, the button configurations and everything else is the same.

Here, if you...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 03-13-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,577
Posted By Loki
A lawnmower fuel filter like this: ...

A lawnmower fuel filter like this: ...
Forum: New Member Forum 03-13-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Loki
^^ Man speaks truth. Eating the dollar value of...

^^ Man speaks truth. Eating the dollar value of a monster wing in chicken wings will provide more driver downforce regardless of speed.
Forum: New Member Forum 03-12-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Loki
Are you saying the steering wheel connectors have...

Are you saying the steering wheel connectors have different number of pins? Is the steering wheel from the same year of car?
Forum: Series II Aftermarket Performance Modifications 03-11-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By Loki
Not getting enough air is not a thing. If you...

Not getting enough air is not a thing. If you were running rich, you really ought to look at your fuel trims and see what is actually happening. It could have been a vacuum leak that you...
Forum: RX-8 Racing 03-06-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 24,281
Posted By Loki
Catbacks are not interchangeable between S1 and...

Catbacks are not interchangeable between S1 and S2. The tips sit higher on an S1.

I don't have hard data, but if you consider where the catback is, and where EGTs that matter are, I think you...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 03-05-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,198
Posted By Loki
"overworked the thermostat" is not a thing. But...

"overworked the thermostat" is not a thing. But yes, get an OBD reader, it'll clarify things. It also sounds to me like your rev limiter, whatever that is, is too aggressive. If the trigger...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 03-05-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,198
Posted By Loki
Fuel doesn't cause your engine to produce no...

Fuel doesn't cause your engine to produce no heat. More likely your thermostat is stuck open and it overcools at speed, or the threshold for your 3000rpm limiter is set way too high.

Also,...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 02-24-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 658
Posted By Loki
How did you determine this? I feel the issue was...

How did you determine this? I feel the issue was too much fuel, not not enough.

Also TCW3 is not what you want. Go JASO FC/FD
Forum: Series II Technical and Trouble shooting 02-24-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Loki
O2 sensor failure manifests as inconsistent...

O2 sensor failure manifests as inconsistent readings or slow response. There is an OBD code for slow response, and I *think* there is one for inconsistent readings also. So you don't really need to...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 02-20-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,017
Posted By Loki
What's weird is that it shows regular AFR but the...

What's weird is that it shows regular AFR but the plugs are obviously very rich. Have you done the ole 20-time brake pedal stomp trick?
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 02-20-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,017
Posted By Loki
You have a vacuum leak. The LTFT should be 0 and...

You have a vacuum leak. The LTFT should be 0 and airflow should be 5ish at warm idle.

Someone in another thread went through 3 pages of this to discover that it is fixed by replacing their K&N...
Forum: New Member Forum 02-15-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Loki
The K&N Typhoon is hot garbage intake. It...

The K&N Typhoon is hot garbage intake. It reduces power output and messes with the MAF sensor. Go back to stock, you'll be happier.

As for puking oil, it's normal for oil *vapours* to pass into...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 02-14-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,000
Posted By Loki
Oh I know, I fly. But the rotary concept is not...

Oh I know, I fly. But the rotary concept is not inherently unreliable, especially in a constant load application and with aviation spec service intervals. The implementations specific to...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 02-09-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By Loki
Listening to it on a computer doesn't convey...

Listening to it on a computer doesn't convey where the sound is coming from, so did you try that wooden stick trick? You need to localize it. I don't *think* the timing is right for it to be a...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 02-07-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By Loki
Does it vary with RPM? You could have a spark...

Does it vary with RPM? You could have a spark plug wire loose. Try to localize it using a piece of wood, one end to your ear, the other end to various engine components. When you find the one...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 02-05-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By Loki
If you just put a new battery in, make sure the...

If you just put a new battery in, make sure the battery terminals are tight and clean (and clean them if necessary).
Forum: Series II Technical and Trouble shooting 02-05-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,053
Posted By Loki
The throttle body calibrates itself every time...

The throttle body calibrates itself every time you turn off the car, so don't worry about that. People disconnect their batteries all the time. It could be a bad O2, if you pull the spark plugs...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 02-04-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,017
Posted By Loki
You're running very rich, the plugs shouldn't be...

You're running very rich, the plugs shouldn't be that dark. And the one clean and shiny trailing plug doesn't appear to fire at all.

Get airflow and fueltrim data from OBD.
Forum: Series II Technical and Trouble shooting 02-04-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 881
Posted By Loki
For the terminals, start with a good cleaning. ...

For the terminals, start with a good cleaning. There are special brushes for this, but you can use a bit of sandpaper. Just run it around the interior surface of each terminal so they're a bright...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 02-03-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Loki
Why are you driving at 2000rpm anyway? That's...

Why are you driving at 2000rpm anyway? That's almost lugging the engine in most gears.
Forum: New Member Forum 01-27-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 558
Posted By Loki
Depending on what he means by Killswitch, it's...

Depending on what he means by Killswitch, it's either the factory antitheft immobilizer or some other thing he should explain. Obviously it doesn't make the car start poorly, it will prevent it from...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 01-27-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 111,909
Posted By Loki
You keep reaching for explanations that don't...

You keep reaching for explanations that don't make sense, when a simple oil and compression test will you exactly what's in there and the state of the side seals. It's practically impossible forall...
Forum: New Member Forum 01-26-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 558
Posted By Loki
If they're motivated to sell they'll spend the...

If they're motivated to sell they'll spend the $150 or so to get the comp test done. If they don't want to fo that, refer to previous owner problems statement above.
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