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10-26-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By BigCajun

I guess it's possible for the CEL to come on...

I guess it's possible for the CEL to come on after it's bad, but I'm not saying it is your problem for sure.
If you know it's bad, you have to start there, eliminate a known problem before you can...
10-17-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,882
Views: 136,782
Posted By BigCajun

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10-02-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,882
Views: 136,782
Posted By BigCajun

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10-02-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By BigCajun

If you have a good OEM cat don't gut it. A new...

If you have a good OEM cat don't gut it.
A new one is a couple thousand bucks.
You should drop it and inspect it, if it's good leave it alone, or replace with a midpipe.
If it's bad, definitely...
09-20-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By BigCajun

There are lots of members in Cali. If you're...

There are lots of members in Cali.
If you're so inclined, I'm sure one of them would gladly take a look at it for one of our service member's mother.
:)
09-17-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By BigCajun

+1^ Headphones while driving is a bad idea. ...

+1^

Headphones while driving is a bad idea.
I made three 2000 mile road trips in my 8 last year and rarely noticed enough road noise to be bothersome.
Music or talk radio occupies my mind.
...
08-31-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By BigCajun

12-16 hwy mpg is not good.

12-16 hwy mpg is not good.
08-31-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By BigCajun

Drop the cat and inspect it to be sure before you...

Drop the cat and inspect it to be sure before you start.
08-29-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By BigCajun

I have a BHR midpipe, no cat. I bought a cheap...

I have a BHR midpipe, no cat.
I bought a cheap cat
in case I needed to pass emissions.
I used it once for about 2 weeks.
...
08-23-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,217
Posted By BigCajun

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08-11-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,600
Posted By BigCajun

Rebuilding engines for ten years and needs help...

Rebuilding engines for ten years and needs help to find a burning smell.
Mad skillz bro.

Btw, I was a professional mechanic for 10 years and got out of it to get into a better career as a CNC...
08-08-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By BigCajun

Except for the part where intentionally derailing...

Except for the part where intentionally derailing trains could kill someone.
08-02-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7,032
Views: 382,962
Posted By BigCajun

You need to find out why the cat went bad and be...

You need to find out why the cat went bad and be sure it's fixed.
Bad coil(s) causing misfires being the usual suspect.
Misfires kill cats, bad cats kill engines.
08-02-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,882
Views: 136,782
Posted By BigCajun

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07-27-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,956
Posted By BigCajun

Do they rebuild Rotaries? If so, I will add...

Do they rebuild Rotaries?
If so, I will add them to the Rebuilders thread.
07-27-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,983
Posted By BigCajun

Good story. Also cool that you snapped a pic...

Good story.

Also cool that you snapped a pic of it at a gas pump.

:yelrotflm
07-06-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By BigCajun

A helpful tip is whenever you plan on working on...

A helpful tip is whenever you plan on working on hardware is to spray everything with PB Blaster several hours or a day ahead.
It may not help with a rounded nut or bolt, but it helps sometimes if...
07-03-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,299
Posted By BigCajun

Idk if that's a good idea. I'd be worried about...

Idk if that's a good idea.
I'd be worried about possible arcing

Maybe try to rig up something with insulators in between.
It's not rocket science, if you put your mind to it, I'm sure you could...
06-23-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By BigCajun

Mazda Vision/RX9 Realist Thread

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06-23-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,882
Views: 136,782
Posted By BigCajun

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04-20-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By BigCajun

https://www.gossettparts.com/oem-parts/mazda-short...

https://www.gossettparts.com/oem-parts/mazda-short-engine-n3h302200rv0
04-18-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 646
Posted By BigCajun

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04-14-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By BigCajun

Welcome back. They are an enigma for sure, they...

Welcome back.
They are an enigma for sure, they have an indefinable allure to them.
04-11-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 66,252
Posted By BigCajun

This isn't a troubleshooting thread. You don't...

This isn't a troubleshooting thread.
You don't need to start another thread.
Post in an existing thread related to your issue in the TROUBLESHOOTING section.
04-11-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,301
Posted By BigCajun

Nope, had an Isuzu and a Nissan with over 200k...

Nope, had an Isuzu and a Nissan with over 200k miles.
Neither of them gave me the enjoyment of my 8.
They were good for going from point A to point B, but boring and functional.
My 8 is different...
03-23-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By BigCajun

+1^ to all of the above. They're high...

+1^ to all of the above.
They're high maintenance, can be problematic, expensive upkeep, and few Renesis engines are as long lived as other popular Japanese cars, but I LOVE mine.
Even faced with...
03-21-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,749
Posted By BigCajun

I think you should test that theory for the...

I think you should test that theory for the benefit of the RX8 community.

:fingersx:
Forum: SE RX-8 Forum
03-16-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By BigCajun

If you provide a link, I will add them to the...

If you provide a link, I will add them to the rebuilders list thread.
Forum: SE RX-8 Forum
03-09-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By BigCajun

Google search showed Maztech "Permanently...

Google search showed Maztech "Permanently closed".

https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-discussion-3/rotary-engine-rebuilders-265177/
03-09-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,749
Posted By BigCajun

It's not a giant image on my phone. :)

It's not a giant image on my phone.
:)
02-09-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By BigCajun

I suggest if you haven't already, start reading ...

I suggest if you haven't already, start reading
the new owner stickies and troubleshooting threads, and learn how to work on your own car.
You'll always be broke if you rely on the dealership to...
02-08-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By BigCajun

No CELs? A bit of good news is you would...

No CELs?
A bit of good news is you would normally get a CEL with a bad cat.
Ok, free fixes without getting under the car;

Get it scanned for free at most parts stores.
While you're there pick...
02-08-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By BigCajun

https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-discussion-3/rotary-e...

https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-discussion-3/rotary-engine-rebuilders-265177/
01-26-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By BigCajun

They charge. Maybe you can ask the seller to...

They charge.
Maybe you can ask the seller to pay for a test and include the cost in the price if it passes, but with the understanding you won't buy it if it fails.
01-26-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By BigCajun

https://www.rx8club.com/new-member-forum-197/new-p...

https://www.rx8club.com/new-member-forum-197/new-potential-owners-start-here-202454/
01-26-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By BigCajun

Do not pay extra for a warranty unless it's a...

Do not pay extra for a warranty unless it's a bumper to bumper or specifies rotary engines.
READ IT.
Many times they will have specific parts covered which rotaries don't have, timing chains/belts...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
01-18-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,534
Posted By BigCajun

????? ...

?????

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Replies: 28
Views: 2,652
Posted By BigCajun

Thanks for clarifying.

Thanks for clarifying.
Replies: 28
Views: 2,652
Posted By BigCajun

Yes, I know, however the OP asked for opinions,...

Yes, I know, however the OP asked for opinions, and short of analyzing Team's thread and fabricating his own , the question still remains.
I don't think it's too much to ask for members' opinions...
12-08-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By BigCajun

There was a good bit of anecdotal information...

There was a good bit of anecdotal information there, and the UK may well have different variables that cause problems North American models don't experience.
I thought it was well thought out and a...
11-20-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By BigCajun

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11-20-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By BigCajun

https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-discussion-3/rotary-e...

https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-discussion-3/rotary-engine-rebuilders-265177/
11-14-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By BigCajun

Especially in Winter, you should be sure the...

Especially in Winter, you should be sure the ventilation setting is on the Recirculate or Inside Air mode. The Fresh or Outside Air mode opens a vent door to the engine compartment that stays open...
11-12-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By BigCajun

I just read the vendor's latest thread I referred...

I just read the vendor's latest thread I referred to, he's offering rentals for $30 plus shipping both ways.

https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-discussion-3/compression-root-all-evil-266654/#post4843079...
11-12-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By BigCajun

Welcome. I bought a 2004 LY GT 5 years ago with...

Welcome.
I bought a 2004 LY GT 5 years ago with 18k miles on it.
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I often...
11-10-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By BigCajun

It's a flawed engine, but it's still unique. ...

It's a flawed engine, but it's still unique.
Like having an ugly kid, you know he's ugly, but you love him anyway.
:)
11-10-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,129
Posted By BigCajun

I've been here almost 5 years and I never saw it...

I've been here almost 5 years and I never saw it before.
:dunno:
11-08-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 671
Posted By BigCajun

That's a good sign.

That's a good sign.
11-08-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 671
Posted By BigCajun

Welcome. You don't need to go to a dealer, you...

Welcome.
You don't need to go to a dealer, you can go online with your VIN and see if the recalls have been done.
...
11-08-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By BigCajun

Isuzu V6 FTW!

Isuzu V6 FTW!
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