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04-28-2019, 09:33 PM
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Posted By Chrishoky

Sounds like the fuel pump ring to me, same thing...

Sounds like the fuel pump ring to me, same thing happened to me... twice. There was a recall for the fuel pump ring, did you have that done at any point? The fuel pump is located under the drivers...
04-01-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7,263
Views: 420,858
Posted By UnknownJinX

RIWWP came back for a while, but again, really...

RIWWP came back for a while, but again, really wish some of the things are updated.

I really think 30k-mile FL-22 coolant change is overkill unless you only cover 30k miles in 5 years. Modern...
01-27-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,035
Posted By j_tso

It seems like they don't test for more than a few...

It seems like they don't test for more than a few hours. Perhaps there's a testing rule in IMSA I don't know about, but Porsche and Audi (Joest) did 24 hour tests on their machines before Le Mans. ...
01-14-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,324
Posted By New Yorker

Know what I really like now? The fact that little...

Know what I really like now? The fact that little kids - and plenty of adults - stare at my 8 on the highway, trying to figure out what the hell kind of car it is.

I... love... that.
12-31-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,677
Posted By wowo76

NJ I figured I'd chime in and give props to Jim at...

I figured I'd chime in and give props to Jim at JPR as well. I still have my 04 running strong 6 years and 70k miles later after the original engine died and my RX8 was resurrected at JPR.
12-28-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By NotAPreppie

Ummm, where to start... How did an animal...

Ummm, where to start...
How did an animal damage your clutch?
9:1 compression? You changed the compression ratio? It's 10:1 from the factor and this can't change without cracking open the engine...
12-27-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By 200.mph

amazing car and thanks for the details on it...

amazing car and thanks for the details on it because i cant listen to that guy three seconds
12-26-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,657
Posted By 200.mph

wtf is this supposed to mean? your rotary expert...

wtf is this supposed to mean? your rotary expert is probably right that after 4yrs with a "new used (racing) engine from japan" you need a rebuild, get a compression test and post the #s. btw all you...
Forum: Mazmart
12-13-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,665
Posted By Mazmart

New Prices on 3 rotor engines, RE joice!

We're pleased to announce a reduction of price on 20B 3 rotor engines. If you are in the continental US, you can direct order from our site and receive the engine within 7-14 days. Outside of the US...
11-25-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,752
Posted By Loki

Just leave it on a trickle charger and add fuel...

Just leave it on a trickle charger and add fuel stabilizer in the tank. Fill the tank for good measure. Don't start it up to warm up, cold starts are the hardest regime for an engine, there is no...
11-17-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7,263
Views: 420,858
Posted By UnknownJinX

Basically what IamFodi said. Brake fluid is...

Basically what IamFodi said.

Brake fluid is hydrophilic so it will absorb water over time, which makes it corrosive to the components in the braking system and also lowers the boiling point, so...
11-17-2018, 09:06 AM
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Views: 420,858
Posted By IamFodi

If it's sealed in its original container, I'm...

If it's sealed in its original container, I'm sure it'll be fine for a long time.

Otherwise, it definitely goes bad.
11-13-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7,263
Views: 420,858
Posted By Steve Dallas

I do not have an oil temp gauge in my car, but I...

I do not have an oil temp gauge in my car, but I have driven several race prepped 8s that have had gauges with oil cooler thermostats in place. It takes roughly twice as long for the oil to reach...
11-12-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7,263
Views: 420,858
Posted By UnknownJinX

The oil temp is addressed towards Steve Dallas....

The oil temp is addressed towards Steve Dallas. Stock cars don't come with oil temp gauges. S1 only has an oil pressure idiot light gauge.

The brake fluid should be done every 2 or 3 years. It...
11-11-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7,263
Views: 420,858
Posted By UnknownJinX

Never idle to warm up. It's a myth that should...

Never idle to warm up. It's a myth that should have died with carburators. Start the car, wait for 15 seconds or so, and start driving easily.

In that case, it depends on the traffic and...
11-11-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7,263
Views: 420,858
Posted By Steve Dallas

^ Warm it up to what? Coolant temp = 180F? That...

^ Warm it up to what? Coolant temp = 180F? That takes about 8-10 minutes with my car when driving it at low load. Even then, the oil temp is still low, as it takes oil much longer to warm. I give...
11-02-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,632
Posted By mazdaverx7

I had been driving the car as much as possible...

I had been driving the car as much as possible over the summer and since fall hit, I have been driving it here and there. I had the car out yesterday and the weather turned to crap on me. Love the 8...
10-28-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,677
Posted By Eccentric Method

This is great to see and read! I have known Jim...

This is great to see and read! I have known Jim for sometime and hes been a huge asset and help to me and my FD rx7 build. He also played a part (unknowingly) in the recent purchase of my S2 Rx8. Hes...
10-21-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7,263
Views: 420,858
Posted By Steve Dallas

It's not for environmental reasons. It is to...

It's not for environmental reasons. It is to keep slippery glycol off the track, should you spring a leak.

If you run distilled water, you need something to lubricate the water pump and prevent...
10-17-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 61,072
Posted By thew

Great news. As I suspected Mazda is playing Games...

Great news. As I suspected Mazda is playing Games with us.. As I am 30 miles North of California and My Car was a Zone A car.. They were indeed holding back the Final Air bag. I was able to find a...
10-10-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 18,828
Posted By run-matsuo

So I figured I'd update my review. I have about...

So I figured I'd update my review. I have about 1,000 miles on the coils and spent last weekend driving Gingerman at Gridlife Track Battle's final round of the year. I've got nothing but great things...
09-10-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,013
Posted By Bladecutter

Yeah, he seemed to pick just the wrong time to...

Yeah, he seemed to pick just the wrong time to pass a car that was about to go a lap down, and just got punted right in the middle of a corner.
Not much you can do about that. It has been open...
08-31-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,354
Posted By ASH8

Thanks GW, love that RE noise, and my Tinnitus...

Thanks GW, love that RE noise, and my Tinnitus loves it too!
08-25-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By GeicoGecko

It goes into the radio... It's a bit of a faf but...

It goes into the radio... It's a bit of a faf but straight forward enough.

Here's the manual for the kit (or at least the current version):...
08-21-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,625
Posted By UnknownJinX

Every car guy loves the tiny V6 MX-6 had... Just...

Every car guy loves the tiny V6 MX-6 had... Just like Honda's 4WS on the Prelude from the late 80s. But from an average consumer POV, it makes no sense.

Also, making a V6 available probably means...
08-21-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,625
Posted By ASH8

The cost (design) is really not that much with...

The cost (design) is really not that much with Mazda's current Skyactiv CAD design and tooling/manufacturing processes which are state of the art.

And what about the cost of virtually All 4...
08-19-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By Loki

Racing beat makes gauge pods, but by far the...

Racing beat makes gauge pods, but by far the better/easier solution is either a ScanGauge or an OBD2 bluetooth connector + smartphone running Torque or a similar app. That way you can log the data...
08-12-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,352
Posted By Chrishoky

Can confirm, as I did the same. No charge for...

Can confirm, as I did the same. No charge for labor when they had my motor out, replaced clutch at that time.
08-08-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By BigCajun

Except for the part where intentionally derailing...

Except for the part where intentionally derailing trains could kill someone.
07-30-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,324
Posted By onewhippedpuppy

This is the circle of life for all enthusiast...

This is the circle of life for all enthusiast cars. They are applauded when new, forgotten after a few years, and finally appreciated as classics 20+ years later. My first Porsche was a 1970 911T...
07-30-2018, 07:10 AM
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Views: 420,858
Posted By Steve Dallas

The most important feature of the angry lawyer...

The most important feature of the angry lawyer letter is the letterhead atop the page.
07-26-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7,263
Views: 420,858
Posted By IamFodi

Of course they all suck. This one just happens...

Of course they all suck. This one just happens to have earned a moment in the spotlight.
07-26-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,324
Posted By New Yorker

I agree with those who feel the car will continue...

I agree with those who feel the car will continue to depreciate in value for another few years. But I do believe the 8 will then start to become a desirable collectible. And no, not just collectible...
07-26-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,013
Posted By Jedi54

IMSA released another round of BoP this morning...

IMSA released another round of BoP this morning and scanning through the changes it looks like Mazda is benefiting quit a bit.


Dropping 10kg of weight which now make the Mazdas the lightest...
07-26-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,324
Posted By Loki

I'm also a forum member and former owner of a...

I'm also a forum member and former owner of a boosted Toyota Paseo.
There is still a ways to go until bottom, trust me ;)

Life is going to get in the way if you let it, find a way to enjoy the...
07-14-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,571
Posted By UnknownJinX

Like he mentioned, there is a limit on how much...

Like he mentioned, there is a limit on how much compression can differ between faces and rotors, so if all the other faces are mid 8s while one face has a flat 7, that's still a fail.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-10-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,561
Posted By Steve Dallas

^ How is dropping your thermostat temp ~10F going...

^ How is dropping your thermostat temp ~10F going to improve your temps in "slight traffic," where the stock thermostat is completely open? That's where you need an undertray and foam. ...
07-09-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,013
Posted By Bladecutter

We all are hoping they can get things lined up,...

We all are hoping they can get things lined up, and finish a race in a competitive position.


Honestly, at this point, and you mentioned it, but had they kept last years car, and fixed the pit...
06-22-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 148,799
Posted By hornbm

Just build the fucking car already.

Just build the fucking car already.
06-16-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 148,799
Posted By UnknownJinX

IMO it looks better than the Toyota Z5(AKA that...

IMO it looks better than the Toyota Z5(AKA that sorry excuse of a successor to the Supra).

Now if this comes out, I hope Mazda is smart enough to offer it in manual trans. Yes, I know modern...
04-30-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By BigBadChris

Good article on the R26b

Neat Jalopnik article with some of the best pictures I have found of the 4 rotor engine. Also a good explainer on intake runner length vs rpm, I think it gives some nice background on how Mazda got...
04-11-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,891
Posted By ASH8

Sure do, great Australian actor (a real one) that...

Sure do, great Australian actor (a real one) that can do anything, stage acts, musicals , sings.
04-11-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,891
Posted By sonicsdaman

hard to forget the worlds ugliest bodykit/wheels...

hard to forget the worlds ugliest bodykit/wheels for the 8
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/1776/2221/4438610003_large.jpg?v=0
04-09-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,999
Posted By New Yorker

Thanks, cool. I've owned three already, but have...

Thanks, cool. I've owned three already, but have to admit I'm considering a fourth. Still love the 8, though. And I can only have one car. I really shouldn't have any. But no CD player? Could be deal...
04-07-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,891
Posted By New Yorker

As an ad guy, I can tell you that “brand...

As an ad guy, I can tell you that “brand advertising” - selling by creating a brand personality for your product, rather than relaying a laundry list of product features, works quite well for many...
04-01-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 49,628
Posted By Steve Dallas

Here is a link to NGK's page for reading spark...

Here is a link to NGK's page for reading spark plugs:

NGK Spark Plugs (http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/about-ngk/faqs/spark-plug-faqs/how-do-i-read-a-spark-plug)

Your plugs look normal to me, if a...
03-28-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By fmzambon

I have one of those engines powering a little...

I have one of those engines powering a little Q500 type RC airtplane.
These engines need a minimum of 25% oil in the fuel, most of it being castor oil. So that fluid sloshing around could very well...
03-26-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By ASH8

love it..thanks for posting. Now RE noobs...

love it..thanks for posting.

Now RE noobs 'may' get a better understanding on how, particularly engine flooding, emissions, fuel economy, etc.
And why Mazda has huge engineering problems even...
03-26-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By UnknownJinX

Hmm, I wonder why not 3 spark plugs? Cost? I...

Hmm, I wonder why not 3 spark plugs? Cost?

I mean, the 787B 26B engine had 3 spark plugs for each rotor and it looks like the new shoebox range extender also has 3 ignition wires attached to one...
03-26-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By sonicsdaman

right so all of the questions you have are...

right so all of the questions you have are answered in the new/ potential owners thread

No really read this like 12 times!...
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