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06-09-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By Loki

You can trust them, especially at a parts store....

You can trust them, especially at a parts store. 2.0kw is what you want.
06-06-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By Loki

If you were looking for drama, we have several...

If you were looking for drama, we have several synthetic vs. mineral oil discussions. Civilization-ending stuff.
06-04-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,686
Posted By Loki

So... What you're saying is... you'll be buying...

So... What you're saying is... you'll be buying it back from Nathan in a couple of years?
06-03-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,608
Posted By Loki

Ok well why don't we start with what preventive...

Ok well why don't we start with what preventive measures he used.
But eventually you will need to get a compression test and make your decisions from there.

The "New and Potential" owners thread...
06-02-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Loki

The make/model/quality of tire makes far more...

The make/model/quality of tire makes far more difference than size. What actual tires are you getting?
05-29-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By Loki

Hah yeah this place can be a bit direct because...

Hah yeah this place can be a bit direct because many of us are old fartknockers communicating in briefest possible sentecnes, but if you can handle that, we can get you up to speed.
05-17-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,345
Posted By Loki

If you're going to take it all apart, I would do...

If you're going to take it all apart, I would do the springs,shocks and bumpstops at the same time, since we can't diagnose them individually. Do you see any leaks on the shocks? That would be my...
04-22-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Loki

Have you tried without the Napol kit, or did this...

Have you tried without the Napol kit, or did this kit work fine before the rebuild? They are not particularly well reputed here.

The other thing to check is your catalytic converter. If it's...
04-21-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By Loki

Could be as simple as a missing brake pad clip. I...

Could be as simple as a missing brake pad clip. I don't think it's a strut because the sound repeats with wheel rotation, so it's something in the wheel /brake/bearing.

Get the wheel off and try...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
04-17-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By Loki

I mean yes, but I don't see how you'd fit a catch...

I mean yes, but I don't see how you'd fit a catch can in there. Also is that another catch can to the left of the intake pipe? With a tube going in and not one coming out? That hood picture is like...
04-16-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 609
Posted By Loki

Drive it for a bit to let the fuel trim relearn. ...

Drive it for a bit to let the fuel trim relearn. +10 long term is better than +20! See if it goes closer to 0 on a warm idle.
04-16-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7,263
Views: 420,858
Posted By Loki

Yes. The engine is still turning when the car is...

Yes. The engine is still turning when the car is not moving. The needle shows engine speed in rpm, the digital display is vehicle speed.
03-30-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,760
Posted By Loki

The wideband reads current, not voltage, so...

The wideband reads current, not voltage, so possible you won't see a raw value for it.
Just read AFR, that is its output. Commanded and actual AFR should be roughly the same. If they're different,...
03-30-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7,263
Views: 420,858
Posted By Loki

35-40k on those coils? They are past due.

35-40k on those coils? They are past due.
03-30-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,913
Posted By Loki

Sorry, backfires? There should be zero backfires....

Sorry, backfires? There should be zero backfires. That suggests you're running super rich. Get that cat off of there, its chances of having survived backfires and misfires are pretty low.

Can...
03-29-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,913
Posted By Loki

Welcome to 2016 ;) Have you checked the cat,...

Welcome to 2016 ;)
Have you checked the cat, coils and spark plugs? If not start there. And don't drive with misfires or you'll be shopping for a new engine.
Replies: 57
Views: 30,878
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...
03-26-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By Loki

The R3 sounds like a clear winner, but as the man...

The R3 sounds like a clear winner, but as the man says, compression test will tell.
The 40th Anny might have a slightly upgraded suspension but it also has a sunroof, which matters if you are a...
03-24-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By Loki

After 30k everything ignition related is suspect....

After 30k everything ignition related is suspect. Coils, spark plugs. I inspect my spark plugs every year, and replaced every 2-3, at 8000mi per year.

It's not that they're finished at that...
03-19-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Loki

Cons: terrible idle, fuel economy and ability to...

Cons: terrible idle, fuel economy and ability to start. See "SSV stuck open" threads for more info.

Unless you plan to spend the car's entire life at high rpm, like a race car, there is no win in...
03-10-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Loki

Glad you solved it but this isn't a great sign....

Glad you solved it but this isn't a great sign. Something in your audio setup is wired wonky. Fuses are meant to protect you from fires, so if the ACC fuse or any other keeps blowing, you really...
03-10-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Loki

If it's bubbling it sounds like a blown coolant...

If it's bubbling it sounds like a blown coolant seal, unfortunately. The initial problem may have been blocked thermostat or the reservoir or some other thing, but that overheat could have damaged...
03-04-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 31,514
Posted By Loki

Yes it's fine. Short drives in cold weather will...

Yes it's fine. Short drives in cold weather will do that. Definitely fill it with oil!!!
03-03-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Loki

Any car will be fussy after shadetree surgery :) ...

Any car will be fussy after shadetree surgery :)

The O2 sensor heater circuit needs to be fixed. That's probably causing the excessive time to enter closed loop too. Can't closed loop with a...
03-03-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Loki

Well, step one, you need the stock intake on...

Well, step one, you need the stock intake on there. Chopped up whatever is going to screw up the MAF sensor's readings and cause idling problems.
As for the plugs being wet... if it's just the one...
03-03-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Loki

Fitting an engine from a 2009 into a 2004 is a...

Fitting an engine from a 2009 into a 2004 is a ton of work and can cause all kinds of issues. Are you sure on that one?

One simple thing to try is resetting the long term ECU memory: key to ON,...
03-02-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7,263
Views: 420,858
Posted By Loki

It's possible it has other problems AND needs a...

It's possible it has other problems AND needs a rebuild. Always assume it needs one in the near future, unless the seller can prove otherwise, and see if you're comfortable with that. Nothing wrong...
02-26-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By Loki

If it's a manual and you need to rev it out...

If it's a manual and you need to rev it out without a corresponding change in speed, the clutch is done.

Is it certified by Mazda and does the place you booked it with have a rotary compression...
02-03-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 798
Posted By Loki

They're not mal-uninstalled, the fronts do not...

They're not mal-uninstalled, the fronts do not fit in the rear at all.
You don't preload the springs, but you do need to leave all the bushed connections loose, bring the car to the ground and then...
01-30-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By Loki

Check the battery cable connections. Either...

Check the battery cable connections. Either dirty or loose. The radio dropout is a pretty good sign.

Maaaaybe alternator connections or the alternator itself is on its way out. When you're...
01-20-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By Loki

I'm pretty sure it's normal for the fan to come...

I'm pretty sure it's normal for the fan to come on if you turn on the ignition and the engine is warm. It may even do it cold, I'm not sure, but depending on what you were doing before you observed...
01-07-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,324
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.
01-07-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,734
Posted By Loki

Confirming fix on my side. Did have to clear...

Confirming fix on my side. Did have to clear cache.
Glad to be back in the 21st centu... ry... *looks around* omg. guys. what DID YOU DO!
12-18-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By Loki

Dude. what? I don't expect the government to...

Dude. what?
I don't expect the government to subsidise my purchase, but it's nice if they do, because that is LITERALLY their job: redistribute tax money to encourage behaviors that while beneficial...
12-16-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Loki

They really only assemble one way, but the...

They really only assemble one way, but the orientation could be anything. There isn't really an "up". Maybe I'm missing something?
But there are plenty of other things that could have been done...
12-13-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,877
Posted By Loki

Apex seals aren't the only way to lose...

Apex seals aren't the only way to lose compression. If it has trouble starting, it could be flooded, or it could actually have a dead engine. Compression test is the only way to confirm. Don't buy a...
12-13-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
Posted By Loki

Have you performed the eccentric shaft sensor...

Have you performed the eccentric shaft sensor memory reset? That is recommended when changing engines.

Running all 4 of the same spark plugs is not helping the situation and demonstrates a lack of...
12-09-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
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,...
Replies: 7
Views: 2,150
Posted By Loki

Don't cut the pipe, bend or move the hanger...

Don't cut the pipe, bend or move the hanger instead. On both sides until it's even.
12-02-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Loki

Little-known fact: correcting another member's...

Little-known fact: correcting another member's grammar on RX8 club restores 1 point of compression, distributed evenly to everyone on the thread.
So, jumping into short threads to correct grammar...
11-29-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,704
Posted By Loki

The thermostat controls how low coolant...

The thermostat controls how low coolant temperature can go. So that coolant temp sounds fine.
Oil temp is in the right ballpark for cruising, but either way, there is nothing (advisable) you can do...
11-29-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By Loki

Probably a Mazda-specific code that your reader...

Probably a Mazda-specific code that your reader doesn't understand. There are a few, one is for the OMP. Try to stop by a shop or Mazda to get it scanned with a better reader.
11-29-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By Loki

Overall about par for the course for an original...

Overall about par for the course for an original engine at that mileage. It depends on what you want from the car and if you're comfortable planning for engine replacement at some point in the...
11-25-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By Loki

WIP OCD project: detailing seats

So I came upon a complete interior out of a 2006 Shinka: doors with beige inserts, front and back console covers and all 4 alcantara seats. They materials are in good shape, but holy hell were there...
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...
11-18-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Loki

If the engine oil drained out, you would have...

If the engine oil drained out, you would have cooked your engine. The symptoms don't fit.
Is this an automatic and are we talking about transmission oil? If so then that makes more sense.

Also...
11-14-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By Loki

Premix doesn't affect fuel mileage. It can't. ...

Premix doesn't affect fuel mileage. It can't. Driving habits sure do though. If you've only had it 6 weeks I don't think you have enough of a baseline to determine what is normal mileage for you...
11-13-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 740
Posted By Loki

I haven't paid attention to the cat temp on...

I haven't paid attention to the cat temp on track, but in regular highway driving it can go above 900C. Plan a bit of buffer, so 1000C
11-11-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,760
Posted By Loki

6.9 bar is borderline, but it's not failing yet.....

6.9 bar is borderline, but it's not failing yet.. I wouldn't expect the type of issues you're having from that. But, you never know.

If this was my car my next checks, before pulling anything...
11-07-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 744
Posted By Loki

Then my car has been starting through sheer force...

Then my car has been starting through sheer force of will for a couple of years now.
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