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Forum: General Automotive 04-03-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 985
Posted By gwilliams6
ASH8, in our vast multi-cultural American...

ASH8, in our vast multi-cultural American society, there is nothing wrong with your so-called diversity/minority express in advertising. That is long overdue. I guess diversity doesn't play well in...
Forum: New Member Forum 03-27-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 143,642
Posted By gwilliams6
There were also upgrades in starters after 2004....

There were also upgrades in starters after 2004. The 14-tooth S2 series starter is a direct fit in all RX8s-2004-2011, and great upgrade to all S1 starters. I changed to this....
Forum: New Member Forum 03-11-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By gwilliams6
You need to read this thread completely and then...

You need to read this thread completely and then come back with your specific issues and questions:

http://www.rx8club.com/new-member-forum-197/new-potential-owners-start-here-202454/
Forum: General Automotive 01-22-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By gwilliams6
Watch Ford GT set lap record at VIR

https://www.caranddriver.com/features/lightning-lap-115-we-lap-the-ford-gt-at-vir-feature?src=nl&mag=cdb&list=nl_dvr_news&date=012218

And full test in France:...
Forum: General Automotive 01-20-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By gwilliams6
How Ford beat Ferrari at LeMans in 1967_Remembering Dan Gurney

How Ford Beat Ferrari at Le Mans (http://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsports/a15395770/how-ford-beat-ferrari-at-le-mans/?src=nl&mag=rdt&list=nl_rdt_news&date=012018)
Forum: General Automotive 12-29-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,538
Posted By gwilliams6
I will try to make at least one race this season....

I will try to make at least one race this season. I was there for the 24-hours of Daytona way back in 1979 (as part of the Mazda folks, with my own RX7) when they shocked everyone with 5th and 6th...
Forum: General Automotive 12-22-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By gwilliams6
watch a triple turbo cummins diesel engine literally explode on the dyno

It was pushing 146psi of boost and over 2000hp when it blew.

Watch a Triple-Turbo Cummins Diesel Engine Literally Explode on the Dyno...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 12-11-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6,850
Views: 363,059
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, 06:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 253
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, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,883
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, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 128,854
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, 07:45 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,538
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, 08:07 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,538
Posted By gwilliams6
Super job posting these, thanks Jedi54 !!!

Super job posting these, thanks Jedi54 !!!
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 11-14-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6,850
Views: 363,059
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, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 799
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, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 617
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, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
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, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 567
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, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
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, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
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, 03:35 AM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 242,976
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, 04:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
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, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
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, 03:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,558
Posted By gwilliams6
Well said, Okki-Jakarta Thanks !

Well said, Okki-Jakarta

Thanks !
Forum: New Member Forum 10-08-2017, 04:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,558
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, 06:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 641
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, 03:36 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 366,886
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, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
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, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
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, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 143,642
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, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 143,642
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, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
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, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 143,642
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, 02:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
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, 02:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,789
Posted By gwilliams6
Right on !!!

Right on !!!
Forum: New Member Forum 08-25-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
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, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
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, 09:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 966
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, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
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, 07:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,202
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, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
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, 08:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,126
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, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
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, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
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, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
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 !
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 05-15-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By gwilliams6
Yes ,your car is exhibiting classic fuel pump...

Yes ,your car is exhibiting classic fuel pump failure symptoms and behavior. As they get older and worn out, especially at low fuel tank levels with hard turns. My best solution was to replace my...
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