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Forum: Series II Aftermarket Performance Modifications 04-18-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 19,720
Posted By NotAPreppie
You can go to an auto parts store and rent a...

You can go to an auto parts store and rent a cooling system tester to help you find the leak.
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 04-17-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,611
Posted By NotAPreppie
It's been fine but weather and scheduling have...

It's been fine but weather and scheduling have made putting miles on it difficult.
Welcome to January 107th.

I'm at 700 miles but I haven't done a compression test since that first one. I plan...
Forum: Series I Do It Yourself Forum 04-17-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 109,912
Posted By NotAPreppie
I think that's a bad plan. Keep the coolant flow...

I think that's a bad plan. Keep the coolant flow as close to stock as possible. If you want to simplify and eliminate the route through the TB, you can pull the UIM and run a coolant hose from the...
Forum: New Member Forum 04-06-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By NotAPreppie
Do your hazard lights and dome/map lights work?...

Do your hazard lights and dome/map lights work? If that's the case, check your IGN KEY fuse.
Forum: New Member Forum 04-04-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By NotAPreppie
Mistake 1: Buying an RX-8. Mistake 2: Buying an...

Mistake 1: Buying an RX-8.
Mistake 2: Buying an RX-8 without a pre-purchase inspection that included a rotary-specific compression test.
Mistake 3: Buying an RX-8 with an automatic transmission...
Forum: General Automotive 04-03-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By NotAPreppie
I can't figure out why Mazda are doing this. They...

I can't figure out why Mazda are doing this. They should really be fighting for the external combustion engine; I hear it's the bomb!
Dodges rotten tomatoes.
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 03-29-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,920
Posted By NotAPreppie
There are three LTFT values stored for different...

There are three LTFT values stored for different MAF rates.
Below 8g/s
between 8g/s and 20g/s
Above 20g/s

If you see the LTFT fluctuate wildly, you're probably transitioning between these three...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 03-29-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 884
Posted By NotAPreppie
205F is about right for the high end when...

205F is about right for the high end when idling. The fans don't really kick in until 207-210F.

-LTFT could be an air delivery, fuel delivery or combustion issue. If your ignition components...
Forum: Series II Technical and Trouble shooting 03-28-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By NotAPreppie
The PPF is a metal beam that ties the...

The PPF is a metal beam that ties the differential and engine/transmission together.

The entire driveline on this car is effectively suspended as a unit from the body. The engine bolts up to the...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 03-27-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,972
Posted By NotAPreppie
Well, whether or not you need premix is a long...

Well, whether or not you need premix is a long and obnoxious argument.

Without the Sohn adapter, you're still injecting lubricant. The difference is that you're injecting engine oil. So, if you...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 03-27-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,611
Posted By NotAPreppie
My starter was replaced under warranty over 10...

My starter was replaced under warranty over 10 years ago when I complained about long/slow starts during the winter.

Maybe it has to do with the trunk relocation. I ran 1/0 gauge wire (which...
Forum: New Member Forum 03-23-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By NotAPreppie
And once you've read that whole entire freaking...

And once you've read that whole entire freaking thread, you read it again.

No, we're not kidding.
Forum: Canada For Sale/Wanted 03-22-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By NotAPreppie
Your 2-year thread bumps are off the hook, bro!

Your 2-year thread bumps are off the hook, bro!
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 03-19-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,611
Posted By NotAPreppie
Thought I had tied up the neutral/reverse switch...

Thought I had tied up the neutral/reverse switch wiring well enough to keep them from melting to the exhaust and shorting out.

I thought wrong and the car died on the drive home from Lemons car...
Forum: General Automotive 03-17-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,864
Posted By NotAPreppie
Which means your words are meaningless. It...

Which means your words are meaningless.

It doesn't matter why you can't share pertinent information. If you can't back up your claims then they are meaningless.
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 03-16-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,611
Posted By NotAPreppie
I should note that if you get your engine rebuilt...

I should note that if you get your engine rebuilt rather than replacing with a reman, you should talk to your rebuilder about what gaskets and other parts will be included or re-used.
Forum: General Automotive 03-16-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,864
Posted By NotAPreppie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23kFiqFiOlA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23kFiqFiOlA
Forum: New Member Forum 03-16-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 143,658
Posted By NotAPreppie
https://www.rx8club.com/attachments/rx-8-discussio...

https://www.rx8club.com/attachments/rx-8-discussion-3/181397d1329158289-20w-50-rx8-oiltempgraph.jpg
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 03-16-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,611
Posted By NotAPreppie
Yup, pulled the UIM, injectors and fuel rails...

Yup, pulled the UIM, injectors and fuel rails apart and triple-checked the wiring, gaskets and o-rings

Everything was fine with the wiring. What wasn't fine were the bottom cup gaskets for the red...
Forum: New Member Forum 03-15-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By NotAPreppie
It will only fit on one way. If you get it wrong,...

It will only fit on one way. If you get it wrong, you won't be able to thread bolts into the holes on the ES.
Forum: SE RX-8 Forum 03-15-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By NotAPreppie
An alternative to a rebuild... ...

An alternative to a rebuild...

https://www.coxmazdaparts.com/oem-parts/mazda-short-engine-n3h302200rv0

Shipping is ridiculous but you might be able to get them to waive it if Bradenton isn't...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 03-13-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 102,823
Posted By NotAPreppie
Automagic or manual? If autotragic, no way. ...

Automagic or manual?

If autotragic, no way.

If manual, it's worth a look.

Worst case scenario:

$1200 for the car
$3000 for a reman engine...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 03-13-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,611
Posted By NotAPreppie
MazdaSwag IS Scherer Mazda in Peoria. Pretty much...

MazdaSwag IS Scherer Mazda in Peoria. Pretty much every online parts website I've found using the "Revolution Parts" system is a dealer. For some reason, the online storefronts operate under a...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 03-13-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,611
Posted By NotAPreppie
Battery was disconnected for the last three...

Battery was disconnected for the last three weeks.
I also reset the ESS profile.

It's definitely a vacuum leak.
Forum: Series I Aftermarket Performance Modifications 03-12-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,356
Posted By NotAPreppie
I think the idea is to reduce turbulence as much...

I think the idea is to reduce turbulence as much as possible. The smaller the collector angle, the less turbulence. Obviously, after a certain point, you get into diminishing returns.
Forum: General Automotive 03-08-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 128,946
Posted By NotAPreppie
Because the rotary has no future.

Because the rotary has no future.
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 03-05-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,611
Posted By NotAPreppie
More cleanup. Redid the wiring for the neutral...

More cleanup. Redid the wiring for the neutral and reverse switches since they got a little melty a while back. Cleaned the crossmember above the radiator and gave it a few coats of POR15 since it...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 02-23-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 615
Posted By NotAPreppie
If you can, monitor the throttle position. Maybe...

If you can, monitor the throttle position. Maybe you've got a bad pedal or throttlebody.
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 02-23-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 615
Posted By NotAPreppie
It's possible but it wouldn't explain the...

It's possible but it wouldn't explain the unburned fuel in the popping in the exhaust. And you don't necessarily have to replace the entire LIM if one of the valves is stuck. That's what the dealer...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 02-23-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 615
Posted By NotAPreppie
Check out your long term fuel trims and MAF rate....

Check out your long term fuel trims and MAF rate.

There are three distinct zones with separate trims based on MAF rate. < 8 g/s, 8-20 g/s (I think), and >20 g/s (again, I think). I wonder if...
Forum: Series I Engine Tuning Forum 02-21-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 50,346
Posted By NotAPreppie
Well, poopy. If anybody has them, I'd...

Well, poopy.

If anybody has them, I'd appreciate it if they could share them. I'd be happy to host them myself.
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 02-20-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,611
Posted By NotAPreppie
My RX-8's final Renesis...

Just a log of things I'm doing to the car pretty soon. I had hoped that the current engine would last long enough for me to save up for a LS swap but it's deteriorating too quickly for that. If I...
Forum: Rotary Compression Tester.com 02-15-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By NotAPreppie
That's what baseball cards in the spokes are...

That's what baseball cards in the spokes are for... Duh.
Forum: Rotary Compression Tester.com 02-15-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By NotAPreppie
I just spent the last hour on that site figuring...

I just spent the last hour on that site figuring out how much it would cost to convert my '8 to EV and I stopped at $35k in basic drivetrain parts and batteries. That didn't include cooling, vacuum...
Forum: Rotary Compression Tester.com 02-14-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By NotAPreppie
Dude, how young are you? You're talking...

Dude, how young are you?

You're talking about re-engineering an existing platform.

You'll need the following:


Electric motors
New front hubs to support the electric motors (or just a...
Forum: New Member Forum 01-31-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By NotAPreppie
My guess is the door lock actuator. Mine...

My guess is the door lock actuator.

Mine behaved similarly (although I was always able to use the lever inside) and it was fixed by replacing the door lock actuator.

The part number for the...
Forum: General Automotive 01-31-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,205
Posted By NotAPreppie
From a marketing perspective, you have to...

From a marketing perspective, you have to differentiate yourself from the rest. Honda and Toyota do it by being reliable. Subaru used to do it by being "interesting" and then used "the beauty of all...
Forum: New Member Forum 01-30-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By NotAPreppie
Yah, yah, blah, blah... :lol: The point is...

Yah, yah, blah, blah... :lol:

The point is more that it's a declaration of quality. eBay JDM engine importers won't even give you that much.

The caveat about having Mazda do the install is...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 01-30-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,380
Posted By NotAPreppie
No, fuel trims will have almost nothing to do...

No, fuel trims will have almost nothing to do with premixing.

Ignore STFT until the coolant temperature reaches about 175F (80C).
Forum: General Automotive 01-30-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,205
Posted By NotAPreppie
Mazda won't be producing another sportscar beyond...

Mazda won't be producing another sportscar beyond the MX-5 for a while, let alone a rotary sportscar.

The market just isn't there anymore.
Forum: General Automotive 01-24-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,062
Posted By NotAPreppie
2017.5 Mazda6 GT Automagic (We'll just assume the...

2017.5 Mazda6 GT Automagic (We'll just assume the bigger engine is in the highest-spec)
3250 lbs
2.5T engine: 227 HP (5000 RPM), 310 torques (2000 RPM)

2018 Camry XSE V6
3571 lbs
3.5L V6: 310...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 01-19-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By NotAPreppie
I wasn't able to find photos on these on the RX-8...

I wasn't able to find photos on these on the RX-8 but here are a few from other cars. They're in the same approximate locations.

Piston Slap: Truncated Thoughts on Trunk Vents...
Forum: Series I Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension 01-10-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11,244
Views: 820,173
Posted By NotAPreppie
Tirerack thinks they will fit 2009+ in +48 so I...

Tirerack thinks they will fit 2009+ in +48 so I doubt you'll have a problem.
Forum: Series II DIY 01-09-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,986
Posted By NotAPreppie
https://www.rx8club.com/new-member-forum-197/what-...

https://www.rx8club.com/new-member-forum-197/what-series-rx-8-do-i-own-221330/
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-09-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,719
Posted By NotAPreppie
I feel like Brettus is goading Team just to see...

I feel like Brettus is goading Team just to see if Team will actually do it.
Forum: New Member Forum 12-26-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By NotAPreppie
Oh, you poor, pathetic soul. I wouldn't wish this...

Oh, you poor, pathetic soul. I wouldn't wish this as a first car on my worst enemy...

Not just because they are high maintenance but because now you'll be ruined for so many more reasonable cars...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 12-23-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,670
Posted By NotAPreppie
The issue with running 0w-XX or 5w-XX is that the...

The issue with running 0w-XX or 5w-XX is that the broader the viscosity range, the more potential there is for the viscosity modifiers to break down.

Use the narrowest range you can reasonably...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 12-22-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,670
Posted By NotAPreppie
Maybe at the bearings but not at the seals.

Maybe at the bearings but not at the seals.
Forum: RX-8's For Sale/Wanted 12-20-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,894
Posted By NotAPreppie
Make sure to tell them to come here to introduce...

Make sure to tell them to come here to introduce themselves and read all of the new owner stickies.
Forum: RX-8 Parts For Sale/Wanted 12-20-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,571
Posted By NotAPreppie
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