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Forum: New Member Forum 05-31-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 689
Posted By wannawankel
Have the coolant cap checked for pressure leaks. ...

Have the coolant cap checked for pressure leaks. A loss in pressure in the coolant system will result in a dramatic lowering of the boiling point of the coolant. Unfortunately our system runs at...
Forum: Series I Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension 05-09-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By wannawankel
I second that Conti DWS 06 motion.

I second that Conti DWS 06 motion.
Forum: General Automotive 04-22-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By wannawankel
I actually like having the CD player - reasons: ...

I actually like having the CD player - reasons:

far better audio quality
prevents SiriusXM interruptions
can take a large collection with me on a trip
Forum: General Automotive 03-07-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By wannawankel
as 9K said, if Mazda wants to be upscale - put...

as 9K said, if Mazda wants to be upscale - put some oomph into the wagon. I'm sold on looks it just needs an inline 6 or Turbo 2.5.

C'mon Mazda - give us zoom.
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 02-12-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By wannawankel
That was a good test - adding water. Smart...

That was a good test - adding water. Smart thinking.
Forum: RX-8 Multimedia/Photo Gallery 02-06-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,544
Posted By wannawankel
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbull...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/640x640/80-21c5a6c701c0d6ed145d9959e03c409c_6a48834f6e1d4580bfc2bbd8600acc3e8f49444d.jpg
Forum: Series II Technical and Trouble shooting 02-05-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,029
Posted By wannawankel
I also add dielectric grease to all contact...

I also add dielectric grease to all contact points: grounds, battery connections, etc that are exposed to the elements. Once the terminals are shiny clean, I've never had the battery connections...
Forum: New Member Forum 01-26-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 621
Posted By wannawankel
Write a bill of sale up with the stipulations: ...

Write a bill of sale up with the stipulations: the testing paid for by buyer, after a test drive of > 40 km at idle (restart it after hot), and a successful compression test results (state min data...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 01-20-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3,424
Views: 283,026
Posted By wannawankel
Great quote on the RX-8: The lack of love...

Great quote on the RX-8:

The lack of love for this car is a crying shame. It's a Miata chassis, stretched out and hard topped, with the boring 4-pot yanked for a batshit crazy powerplant you can't...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 12-23-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,898
Posted By wannawankel
\\\\\oooh an oil thread\\\\\\\ Everywhere...

\\\\\oooh an oil thread\\\\\\\

Everywhere else in the world Mazda specifies this range of oil viscosities for the 13-MSP RX-8. 5W20 was forced on many manufactures in the US due to the apparent...
Forum: New Member Forum 12-22-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,974
Posted By wannawankel
City gas mileage stinks nomatter what - here's my...

City gas mileage stinks nomatter what - here's my tracker of MPG vs. city driving extent. I replaced my plugs, wires, and coils (OEM C) at about 44K miles. I haven't reset the computer yet but have...
Forum: RX-8's For Sale/Wanted 11-28-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,788
Posted By wannawankel
Nice car

Nice car
Forum: General Automotive 10-29-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By wannawankel
The 3 Kai could be a drivers car with: - power...

The 3 Kai could be a drivers car with:
- power from a 2.5T (sport mode being insane mode)
- great suspension kit and brakes from the factory
- GT luxury package

akin to the Toyobaru BRZ/86...
Forum: General Automotive 10-25-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By wannawankel
I see a small amount of the SuperDeluxe in that...

I see a small amount of the SuperDeluxe in that awesome back end. I like it - I hope it's a rotary.
Forum: General Automotive 10-23-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 134,146
Posted By wannawankel
Mazda page update on the 2017 TMS: MAZDA:...

Mazda page update on the 2017 TMS:

MAZDA: 45th Tokyo motor show 2017 (http://www2.mazda.co.jp/motorshow/2017/en/?_ga=2.98900446.197088646.1508805222-333896433.1508805222)
Forum: RX-8 Racing 10-15-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 17,380
Posted By wannawankel
Nice video

Nice video
Forum: General Automotive 10-11-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 134,146
Posted By wannawankel
Are you saying keep dream in rotards? I like...

Are you saying keep dream in rotards? I like your positive attitude. #Justbuilditmazda
Forum: General Automotive 10-10-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 134,146
Posted By wannawankel
http://www2.mazda.co.jp/motorshow/2017/en/

http://www2.mazda.co.jp/motorshow/2017/en/
Forum: RX-8 Racing 10-09-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 17,380
Posted By wannawankel
Congrats

Congrats
Forum: General Automotive 08-29-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By wannawankel
that door shape reminds me of the FD3S! ...

that door shape reminds me of the FD3S! Exciting. (I'm saving for the RX-9)
Forum: New Member Forum 08-20-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By wannawankel
No: ITEM Unit (US qt) Manual transmission...

No:

ITEM Unit (US qt)
Manual transmission oil 2.05 qt (1.95 L)
Rear differential oil GL-5 75W90 1.3 qt


from the manual.
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 08-10-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By wannawankel
I'd offer 9-10 for it if they had records on...

I'd offer 9-10 for it if they had records on maintenance of the trans/diff and other services. If not $8-9 to pay for new ignition and cat updates.
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 08-10-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6,945
Views: 374,414
Posted By wannawankel
I run 0.25 oz. per gallon for normal daily...

I run 0.25 oz. per gallon for normal daily driving as insurance on my 2010 GT. I run 0.5 oz/US gallon on spirited driving days. Use only JASO rated 2-stroke (JASO FC or FD). Lucas 2-stroke...
Forum: New Member Forum 07-20-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,269
Posted By wannawankel
Seal failures lead to lower coolant pressures and...

Seal failures lead to lower coolant pressures and that leads to lower boiling points (and lower temp failure). Ensure your pressure is at target by getting the seal fixed properly. just posted this...
Forum: New Member Forum 07-20-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By wannawankel
yes the are so long as your coolant system is...

yes the are so long as your coolant system is sealed and at factory pressure...
Forum: New Member Forum 07-19-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By wannawankel
Looks good - mine are close to yours and my 2010...

Looks good - mine are close to yours and my 2010 GT starts up fine (rats now I jinxed meself).
Forum: RX-8 Racing 07-17-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,507
Posted By wannawankel
Any good JASO FC or FD rated 2-cycle oil is fine....

Any good JASO FC or FD rated 2-cycle oil is fine. Lucas SemiSyn 2-Stroke (FC matches but not officially rated; Amazon has best price of $30/gallon) or Mystic JT4 (FD rated).
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 07-17-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6,945
Views: 374,414
Posted By wannawankel
Now higher pressure in of itself is not the way...

Now higher pressure in of itself is not the way to make your system more coolant temperature resistant. The system has a maximum pressure for safe operation of the seals, pump, and hoses. Here's...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 07-17-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6,945
Views: 374,414
Posted By wannawankel
110 C is the upper for normal range - however...

110 C is the upper for normal range - however that only applied if your coolant system is pressurized. Water temperature boiling point is a function of liquid temperature and PRESSURE. If your...
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