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09-14-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By RIWWP

Yup, usually is.

Yup, usually is.
09-13-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By RIWWP

Yeah, premixing 4-stroke is generally a bad idea....

Yeah, premixing 4-stroke is generally a bad idea. Don't let the car sit for long, you want to keep it mixed in the gasoline while you burn through it, and not slowly separate until you hit a point...
09-12-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By RIWWP

A few things jump out as replies... You...

A few things jump out as replies...

You can't trust dealers. Ever.
They are right that it WILL engage faster when brand new, grabby
It should still grab at a similar point to where it did...
09-12-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By RIWWP

I wouldn't go for it if it was my car. ...

I wouldn't go for it if it was my car.

Granted, Brilliant Black would be the easiest color to match, but still.... nope, not me.
09-11-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 104,111
Posted By RIWWP

I only agree to an extent. Generally, the climate...

I only agree to an extent. Generally, the climate will influence the cold wear, but not the hot wear, as the hot conditions are thermostatically controlled. I could in theory use the location...
12-18-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 33,106
Posted By RIWWP

Just a thread update since it got bumped. ...

Just a thread update since it got bumped.

The MSM finally blew it's engine almost a year ago, and since i had/have zero inclination to put in a replacement BP motor, in any form (built, used, new,...
08-10-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 20,033
Posted By RIWWP

If the question is about where to suck it in and...

If the question is about where to suck it in and let it sit, then don't bother, it literally does nothing, and was proven.

If the question is just about where to ingest it while the engine is...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-29-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 53,163
Posted By RIWWP

It's all about airflow and air pressure...

It's all about airflow and air pressure differentials.

I'm going to simplify this greatly, and ignore a few other aspects for the sake of clarity of the basics here, so I imagine there will be a...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-29-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 53,163
Posted By RIWWP

One question... do you understand the principles...

One question... do you understand the principles involved in hood venting? What it does? What changes are effected that CAN reduce coolant temperatures?

Understanding that is rather critical, and...
Replies: 92
Views: 41,081
Posted By RIWWP

^ Fortunately there isn't a single other data...

^ Fortunately there isn't a single other data point on his chart, and he spends 100% of his driving time at peak power, so the "2hp" gain is really really terrible... :rolleyes:
02-06-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 105,635
Posted By RIWWP

It's incredibly easy to turbocharge a 1990-2005...

It's incredibly easy to turbocharge a 1990-2005 Miata. But swapping in that engine is the same level of complexity as an LS.

The NC's engine (2006-2015) uses the same subframe mounting points and...
11-13-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 78,204
Posted By RIWWP

accessory belt fraying chokes as revs increase ...

accessory belt fraying chokes as revs increase
aftermarket clutch transmission rattling when the clutch pedal is down
air filter clog high end power loss (smooth)
revs slowly but...
10-14-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

Premix (Updated October 14th 2013) (Copied...

Premix (Updated October 14th 2013)

(Copied from the Newbie's Modding thread, if there are variances between them please send me a PM so I can correct)
Premix thread:...
10-14-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

How do I shut off an RX-8? (re-write) This...

How do I shut off an RX-8? (re-write)
This somewhat ridiculous question keeps popping up recently. Other than the obvious "turn the key counter clockwise and remove", there is literally nothing...
10-14-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

Warm it up before hard driving! (re-write) This...

Warm it up before hard driving! (re-write)
This is true for ANY car out there. Not just rotaries. Let the car warm up before you start mashing the throttle or revving the snot out of it. Keep light...
10-14-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

I have a Flashing Check Engine Light! (Updated...

I have a Flashing Check Engine Light! (Updated October 23rd 2013)
https://www.rx8club.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=199039&stc=1&d=1382552327

A flashing Check Engine light in any modern Mazda...
10-14-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

What does the Check Engine Light (CEL) Mean?: ...

What does the Check Engine Light (CEL) Mean?: (Updated October 14th 2013)
http://japanautocare.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/check-engine-light.jpg

The Check Engine Light, also known as a CEL or...
10-14-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

Want more technical information from Mazda?:...

Want more technical information from Mazda?: (re-write)
Attached is a PDF page from Mazda regarding some of the more specifics, including the engine limitations of the various configurations, and...
10-14-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

4 port or 6 port, which cars had which?: (Updated...

4 port or 6 port, which cars had which?: (Updated January 6th 2014)

At first release, there were two different basic engine designs. The 4-port and the 6-port. (In Europe and some other regions,...
10-14-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

So what is this engine anyway? It's not a piston...

So what is this engine anyway? It's not a piston engine?: (review)
You may have heard that this engine is not a piston engine. This is correct. The RX-8 is powered by a rotary engine, based on the...
10-14-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

Power Modifications: (Updated January 26th 2013) ...

Power Modifications: (Updated January 26th 2013)
Newbie's Guide to Modding the RX-8: https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-discussion-3/newbies-guide-modding-rx-8-a-233937/ (I wrote that one too!)
2004-2008...
10-14-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

So how much power do we have anyway?: (re-write) ...

So how much power do we have anyway?: (re-write)
Officially, the RX-8 produces somewhere between 228hp and 238hp, depending on what publication you look at. Mazda kept revising the numbers, but the...
10-14-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

Automatic vs Manual: (Updated November 13th 2013)...

Automatic vs Manual: (Updated November 13th 2013)
The Manual is overall faster and quicker than the automatic, enough though they both produce about the same amount of torque, or acceleration Gs...
10-14-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

Young Owners: (This was writen to one specific...

Young Owners:
(This was writen to one specific owner, but I am leaving it with the personal and targeted verbage)
A side note added: about a year after I wrote this to that specific owner, he...
08-13-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

Which oil to use (Updated October 11th 2013) ...

Which oil to use (Updated October 11th 2013)
The most debated question in the community, bordering on a religious war, so I won't try to cover every point here.

It boils down to deciding for...
06-26-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

Cold Weather (re-write) I would recommend...

Cold Weather (re-write)
I would recommend working on getting a set of alternate rims and winter tires. The rims can be complete garbage (mine are mismatched ), but it makes any winter condition...
06-06-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

pending

pending
04-30-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,853
Posted By RIWWP

Classifieds: Entire cars

https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8s-sale-wanted-43/%2A-%2A-%2A-%2A-fs-wtb-rules-please-read-before-any-transactions-take-place-%2A-%2A-%2A-%2A-21885/
Classifieds: Entire cars
04-29-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

Cost of Ownership. (Consider for deletion) The...

Cost of Ownership. (Consider for deletion)
The cost of owning this car isn't low. It's not as high as some people think, but it is alot higher than people expect that aren't actually thinking it...
03-01-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

Gas Mileage: (review) If you are considering,...

Gas Mileage: (review)
If you are considering, or have purchased, an 8, you will likely have one of 3 opinions on gas mileage:
1) I am buying a sports car, or won't be driving this regularly, so I...
08-24-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,145
Posted By RIWWP

Yes, they are on there. Still got a bunch of work...

Yes, they are on there. Still got a bunch of work to do.

Full conversion thread: https://www.rx8club.com/specific-performance-mods-97/mt-swap-151684/#post2563386
Some of this wouldn't apply...
08-23-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 95,513
Posted By RIWWP

Perhaps you should take a look to see what the...

Perhaps you should take a look to see what the light is officially called, and we can go from there:
...
08-12-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,107
Posted By RIWWP

Darkbrew, it's actually easier than that here. ...

Darkbrew, it's actually easier than that here.

acherry370, there is a wiring loom that runs from the engine bay along the top of the transmission back to where the shifter is. The last 2...
07-04-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 383,341
Posted By RIWWP

Flooded with things to adjust/update. A short...

Flooded with things to adjust/update. A short list here for the changes coming:

Update 7/21/2012
Adjustments to information points:
- CRH indicated he will get me more clarity on lightweight...
06-20-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 393,854
Posted By RIWWP

https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=202454 ...

https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=202454




If the prospect of engine failure scares you, this isn't the car for you. Read the rest of that thread to open your eyes to ownership. You...
05-31-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 383,341
Posted By RIWWP

TOOLBOX MODIFICATIONS No, I am not joking...

TOOLBOX MODIFICATIONS

No, I am not joking here. There are a few tools that you can get that will save you quite a bit of money, hassle, and pain in the long run, and can be useful regardless of...
05-31-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 383,341
Posted By RIWWP

Appearance Modifications (can cause warranty...

Appearance Modifications

(can cause warranty hassle)
What Not To Do To Your Car (https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=92879)
The single most important step you need to make before making any...
05-31-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 383,341
Posted By RIWWP

Ignition Modifications Coil upgrade (Can...

Ignition Modifications

Coil upgrade
(Can cause warranty hassle)
There is really only 1 modification to ignition that is an improvement, and that is to upgrade the coils to more durable ones.
-...
05-31-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 383,341
Posted By RIWWP

Oiling Modifications SOHN Adapter (2004-2008...

Oiling Modifications

SOHN Adapter (2004-2008 RX-8s only)
(can create warranty hassle)
The SOHN Adapter (http://www.rotaryaviation.com/oil_injector_pump_adaptors.htm) is an adapter that changes...
05-31-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 383,341
Posted By RIWWP

Cooling Modifications Water Pump (series 1...

Cooling Modifications

Water Pump (series 1 only)
(can cause warranty hassle)
There is only 1 aftermarket water pump "upgrade" available, the ReMedy Water Pump from Mazmart. It's designed to flow...
05-31-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 383,341
Posted By RIWWP

Suspension Modifications (continued) ...

Suspension Modifications (continued)

Alignment
(No impact to warranty)
An alignment is the cheapest handling performance mod you can do. At ~$80 for a 4 wheel alignment at most shops in the US,...
05-31-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 383,341
Posted By RIWWP

Suspension Modifications Wheels, Tires,...

Suspension Modifications

Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension subforum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension - RX8Club.com (https://www.rx8club.com/forumdisplay.php?f=55)

Guideline: Every single...
05-31-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 383,341
Posted By RIWWP

BLOWING YOUR ENGINE What is the penalty for...

BLOWING YOUR ENGINE

What is the penalty for engine failure from a poor tune or too much boost or overheating the side seal springs?


Apparent side seal failure
Note the missing side seal in...
05-31-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 383,341
Posted By RIWWP

POWER MODIFICATIONS (continued, engine swaps) ...

POWER MODIFICATIONS (continued, engine swaps)


"Adding" a rotor to make it a 3-rotor:
(will void all warranties)

Written by RotaryGod:


4port engine to 6port engine swap (covers AT to MT...
05-31-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 383,341
Posted By RIWWP

POWER MODIFICATIONS (continued) ECU Tune ...

POWER MODIFICATIONS (continued)

ECU Tune
(will void the warranty if found)
In 2013, ECU tuning options became available for the Series2 RX-8 as well. MazdaEdit seems to be the more favored,...
05-31-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 383,341
Posted By RIWWP

Power Modifications Putting power at the...

Power Modifications

Putting power at the top, because that is what everyone goes for first.

Guideline: Estimated power 'caps' are ~230whp NA and ~400whp turbocharged. That being said, getting...
05-31-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 383,341
Posted By RIWWP

Newbie's Guide to Modding the RX-8

The content of this thread is also available in a much more user friendly website here: rx8help.com (http://www.rx8help.com)

Changes still in progress as people send me updates, corrections,...
08-06-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

Importance of Ignition Health: (review) ...

Importance of Ignition Health: (review)
************************ READ THIS!!!! ************************

One of the most often overlooked or ignored parts of RX-8 ownership is the health of the...
08-06-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

Specific Issues: (improve) TSBs (Technical...

Specific Issues: (improve)

TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)
You should familiarize yourself with the official Mazda TSBs here:...
08-06-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

General issues to keep in mind: (re-write) ...

General issues to keep in mind: (re-write)
Troubleshooting subforum: 2004-2008: https://www.rx8club.com/forumdisplay.php?f=95 2009+: https://www.rx8club.com/forumdisplay.php?f=160
DIYs subforum:...
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