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06-25-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,216
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Posted By Laminar

It's back! Let's see some pics!

It's back! Let's see some pics!
06-12-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,951
Posted By BigCajun

And yeah, I thought it was SEXY. :)

And yeah, I thought it was SEXY.
:)
06-11-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,951
Posted By NotAPreppie

New toy!

Not going to lie: my new toy is pretty damned sexy...

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05-16-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,991
Posted By TeamRX8

Can’t believe anyone still buys these, not the...

Can’t believe anyone still buys these, not the same battery it was 10 or 15 years ago.
05-11-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,291
Posted By UnknownJinX

Ouch, sorry for the tinnitus. Must be awful to...

Ouch, sorry for the tinnitus. Must be awful to live with.

As for the paint, I think it has less to do with Mazda being cheap and more to do with the environmentalism we have to deal with nowadays.
05-07-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By Jedi54

Artur, where do you live? becuase you could...

Artur, where do you live?
becuase you could have fucking killed someone while driving drunk! What the hell is wrong with you.

as for your car, who cares.
throw it in the trash for all we care,...
05-05-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By NotAPreppie

It will depend on the failure mode. At their...

It will depend on the failure mode.

At their hearts, all RX-8 thermostats are just wax motors. The wax has a large thermal expansion coefficient so, as it heats up, it expands. This effectively...
05-05-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By dannobre

The reason I asked is that if there isn't a...

The reason I asked is that if there isn't a specific reason for doing it it doesn't accomplish anything except forcing the engine to run at a temp that is lower than designed for.

If you are...
04-05-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By BigCajun

Rethink your approach and get rid of your...

Rethink your approach and get rid of your butthurt.

0 people on the road, eat a bag....

I try to be helpful here, but responses like this piss me off.

I kind of wish a coyote or deer...
Forum: Series II DIY
04-03-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,016
Posted By Nadrealista

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Replies: 57
Views: 31,848
Posted By Loki

That's not normal, either it was poorly adjusted...

That's not normal, either it was poorly adjusted and not disengaging properly, or the driver slipped it a lot. I don't think more clutch is the solution here, or at least it's an expensive way to...
03-20-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 33,090
Posted By gwilliams6

Believe it or not Jinx it is a bigger issue then...

Believe it or not Jinx it is a bigger issue then your experince with many RX8s, even with NO aftermarket parts . They do drain batteries even when in excellent health. Dealers and rotary specialist...
03-17-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By UnknownJinX

Drive it and when the low compression starts to...

Drive it and when the low compression starts to get serious, get a Mazda reman from a Mazda dealer.

You don't have to worry about how bad things will be in there that way. As long as you give the...
01-29-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By blackmount

Keep in mind, going catless on something with a...

Keep in mind, going catless on something with a Turbo has a completely different effect then doing it on some thing naturally aspirated, especially a typical OEM Cat on something like a truck.

Not...
01-25-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By NotAPreppie

This only adds power in the sense that it won't...

This only adds power in the sense that it won't reduce power when you lose control.
Otherwise, this will do nothing to improve power output.

Leave it turned on so it can save your life and the...
01-23-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By NotAPreppie

Your MAF rate is a little low and LTFT a little...

Your MAF rate is a little low and LTFT a little high but not enough that I'd expect it would cause a misfire. You might have a vacuum leak but, if so, it's really small so I'd bark up other trees for...
01-14-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 241
Sticky Brake FAQ
Views: 126,417
Posted By IamFodi

I was responding to a question about the...

I was responding to a question about the benefits, not the downsides. ;)

But if we want to talk about the cracking: Yes, of course they're more prone to cracking. To be fair, though, that's not...
01-14-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 241
Sticky Brake FAQ
Views: 126,417
Posted By wankelbolt

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Supercars are more a slave to fashion than ordinary...
01-07-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,759
Posted By Loki

Surely there are better examples of a properly...

Surely there are better examples of a properly set up turbo than an X3 :) Take a Civic Type R or a Focus RS. It's a solved problem, as long as the engineers are asked to actually solve it.
12-28-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By NotAPreppie

I don't know how the prices translate to the...

I don't know how the prices translate to the European market (I'm guessing it's not just a straight exchange rate since the markets for such a niche product are different) but a replacement motor...
12-24-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 24,526
Posted By NotAPreppie

The BS claim was 250 for the 6-port 6MT. After...

The BS claim was 250 for the 6-port 6MT. After being called on it, Mazda USA revised the number down to 238. Then the SAE revised the scale and it magically became 232 (with no actual change in...
12-10-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By UnknownJinX

Well, I wouldn't Zoom-Zoom before you are sure...

Well, I wouldn't Zoom-Zoom before you are sure the ignition components are all okay, along with the catalytic converter(just to make sure it's not clogged or otherwise damaged). Once you make sure...
12-09-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Loki

Were the ignition coils changed during engine...

Were the ignition coils changed during engine replacement? If not do noy drive this car until thry are changed/verified. Engines don't kill cats, its the opposite: poor ignition kills the cat,...
12-08-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By NotAPreppie

On a scale of 1 to 10, how old are you?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how old are you?
12-05-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9,026
Views: 1,011,058
Posted By wankelbolt

That's correct. But only if they are inciting...

That's correct. But only if they are inciting violence, and then they should 100% be arrested.
They cannot be arrested for stating an unpopular opinion that does not incite violence.
The courts and...
11-28-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,898
Views: 151,593
Posted By 9krpmrx8

Wow, now even the cars look like SUV's.

Wow, now even the cars look like SUV's.
11-21-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,550
Posted By Jedi54

2019 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Season Discussion

A new season is almost upon us stay tuned for new updates.


2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
08-19-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,191
Views: 146,287
Posted By Tamra

New look for "Riley" before we head out to...

New look for "Riley" before we head out to nationals. Tested a few more changes today and the car felt the best she ever has, so we are getting excited! Fingers crossed that all goes well at the most...
08-11-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,886
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...
07-27-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,759
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
07-23-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By NotAPreppie

Lower temp thermostats are almost useless. My OEM...

Lower temp thermostats are almost useless. My OEM thermo opens at 174F anyway.
07-03-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,557
Posted By Loki

I love the "yeah screw the guys that provide a...

I love the "yeah screw the guys that provide a plug and play kit with warranty. Also, how do I make all these pieces I bought fit on the car?". What a joke.
06-13-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,018
Posted By Loki

Is the coolant smell coming from the engine bay...

Is the coolant smell coming from the engine bay or from the exhaust? That would narrow things down.
05-29-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 999
Posted By Brettus

Stage 1 : read the section on power upgrades ...

Stage 1 : read the section on power upgrades
Stage 2 : realise you are SOL
Stage 3 : sell rx8 and buy a car with power
05-24-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By New Yorker

It's interesting, but if I were interested in...

It's interesting, but if I were interested in getting an RX-8, I might look for a mint condition "roller" needing a new engine. My thinking? I get to control the entire "getting a new engine"...
05-01-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By NotAPreppie

Don't compromise on quality for the sake of...

Don't compromise on quality for the sake of convenience.

Sure, pulling your engine and arranging freight to take it to a good rebuilder is inconvenient. But you know what's a complete and total...
04-18-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
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....
04-16-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,641
Posted By Goumba

I've never had nor driven a S2, but I've owned a...

I've never had nor driven a S2, but I've owned a AP1 and a S1. Before I get into my opinion, let me first say that I'm a driving instructor for everything short of drifting, but I do also drift on my...
04-03-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,911
Posted By ASH8

As usual goes straight over your head..:) ...

As usual goes straight over your head..:)

What you don't think Australia has the same population as you?...you guys really need to get out more mate, and see the world maybe. ;)
What I mentioned...
04-01-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,511
Views: 149,723
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.
02-11-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,887
Posted By Brettus

Quoted for posterity ...........

Quoted for posterity ...........
12-23-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,263
Posted By TeamRX8

You should not under any circumstances use the...

You should not under any circumstances use the scissors jack for maintenance or regular useage. It’s only intended to get the tire off the ground to replace a flat tire. Anything else a a...
12-20-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,453
Posted By Loki

I think you're way over thinking it. The odds...

I think you're way over thinking it. The odds that it grenades one day out of the blue are no higher than the odds of any other engine grenading. The more likely scenario is it becomes harder to...
12-18-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3,424
Views: 304,070
Posted By TeamRX8

Seems surprising for an S2 pump. If it were an...

Seems surprising for an S2 pump. If it were an S1 I recommend replacing it now. For an S2 I’d recommend replacing the internal filter assembly which includes the main body & siphon. Someone else...
12-12-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By NotAPreppie

Is it just me or are 9k and Team slowly merging?

Is it just me or are 9k and Team slowly merging?
12-04-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By Loki

In addition to that ^^^, if you had to replace...

In addition to that ^^^, if you had to replace the coils, check that your catalytic converter hasn't been damaged. Take it down and check it visually. If it's clogged or broken, don't drive on it.
11-17-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By acroy

what will happen first: Tesla goes 0-60 in...

what will happen first:

Tesla goes 0-60 in 1.9sec
or
Tesla goes out of business?

the race is on!
11-16-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 478
Posted By sonicsdaman

will it be your only car? the civic is...

will it be your only car?
the civic is probably the better of the two, read the new owners thread, then re-read it about 12 times Read this!...
11-16-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By NotAPreppie

Never flooded my car and I've shut it down cold...

Never flooded my car and I've shut it down cold many times.

If your starter, battery, and ignition system are healthy, flooding shouldn't be an issue.

If you're feeling paranoid, blip the...
11-06-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3,424
Views: 304,070
Posted By Jedi54

Oh you know, just went out for leisurely drive...

Oh you know, just went out for leisurely drive with a few friends...


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