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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: 2,900
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: General Automotive 03-28-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
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...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 03-19-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,583
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: New Member Forum 03-18-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By kevinande
Dude I was watching a movie, saw this and just...

Dude I was watching a movie, saw this and just died! Wife thinks I am nuts. Thanks I needed a good laugh.
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 03-05-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,583
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: RX-8 Discussion 02-14-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By neit_jnf
Pratt & Whitney Rotary Engine Patents!!

Did you guys know Pratt and Whitney is working on rotary engines?? There are lots of recent (2010-2018) patents related to or mentioning wankel rotary engines.

They have patents for rotors, apex...
Forum: New Member Forum 02-06-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By jocco
And the day has come. Bought an 2004 RX8 last...

And the day has come. Bought an 2004 RX8 last week.

Not the one I intended 3 years ago, but found a decent one for a decent price.

And immediately have few issues with it :) no heat in the...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 01-01-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,126
Posted By Brettus
I filed a provisional patent-Renesis EGR stratification

As a spinoff to all the turbo development work I've been doing, I came across an Idea that I thought might be worthwhile to help with fuel saving.
The results were looking like it might be...
Forum: Series I Aftermarket Performance Modifications 12-29-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,314
Posted By TeamRX8
Smile TeamRX8ís Renesis Header Theory Thread

Just laid this out for someone else and figured I’d finally make my own peace on this subject. Anyone that wants to argue against it otherwise then go for it, but without my participation. ...
Forum: New Member Forum 12-22-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,869
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: Series I Trouble Shooting 12-14-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By TeamRX8
I missed that due to not doing the unit...

I missed that due to not doing the unit conversion, but he claims it was smoke tested and an open nipple would seem obvious. I always prefer the carb spray method myself. Custom CAI can throw that...
Forum: Non-Rotary Swaps 12-14-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By Chezmanbespoke
https://i.imgur.com/qlSKJrF.jpg Can see in...

https://i.imgur.com/qlSKJrF.jpg

Can see in this picture how I modified the subframe.

Be sure its very well braced if your removing the center section and watch how its heated when welded as...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 12-11-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3,424
Views: 278,209
Posted By Mazdazoom1976
2004 RX8 recalls

i have no idea and I'm not going to jinx it..I just know what they told me it has a recall on low compression and they said if it test to be low compression it will be replaced..I didn't argue with...
Forum: Series II Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension 12-11-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,673
Posted By IamFodi
This size will have a substantially bigger...

This size will have a substantially bigger overall diameter than stock -- 0.77" according to the calculator on this site. Bet this is part of your problem. And either way it's not optimal for your...
Forum: Group Buy Center 12-07-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 65,648
Posted By 9krpmrx8
I'm having to drive the 8 to work this week, I...

I'm having to drive the 8 to work this week, I still love my Goodbox :)


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/1500x2000/80-imag1643_5311f3336949a73d2bb93f7aff188b9ed00b9702.jpg
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 12-04-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By TeamRX8
It may just be riding on the edge between CL and...

It may just be riding on the edge between CL and OL. Mazda kind of f’d up the transition point for US highway cruise speeds. It’s so close to the edge there that the slightest aberation of grade,...
Forum: RX-8 Racing 11-30-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,924
Posted By Steve Dallas
Wait. We are recommending riding the bump stops...

Wait. We are recommending riding the bump stops on purpose now? Do we enjoy spreading heartache?
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 11-27-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Brettus
New theory on why our engines wear out too soon

While trying to find enough omp oil injectors for my new engine that actually work properly it occured to me ..... "I wonder how many rebuilt engines get put together with the old faulty oil...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 11-25-2017, 03:27 AM
Replies: 3,424
Views: 278,209
Posted By @italia916
Got my LRB speed aluminum undertray modified to...

Got my LRB speed aluminum undertray modified to relocate and flat mount the AC condenser for improved airflow to the radiator and also got the two replacement RKE modules/antennas that MAZDA IDS was...
Forum: New Member Forum 11-23-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By wackemandstackem
mystery engine update. After nearly 3 years my...

mystery engine update.
After nearly 3 years my super cheap craigslist engine is still running great. I did have a couple shuttle valve solenoids fail(and replaced), but other than that no other...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 11-06-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3,424
Views: 278,209
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...


...
Forum: General Automotive 11-05-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By ASH8
JP MAZDA FACTORY Japan Private Tour 2017

Probably THE BEST Video from NHK TV (Japan) showing Mazda Hiroshima Japan vehicle production facilities, the paint shop plus rare footage of Skyactiv Engine Assembly and how every human SOP is...
Forum: Series I Interior, Audio, and Electronics 11-05-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By HwAoRrDk
My speed-sensitive windshield wipers upgrade

Hi folks,

For a while now I've had a project under development to produce an upgrade for the windshield wiper system on Series 1 RX-8s.

It makes the intermittent ('INT') mode of the wipers...
Forum: Series II Technical and Trouble shooting 10-27-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By NotAPreppie
IamFodi is a willing participant. This is a...

IamFodi is a willing participant. This is a victimless crime.

Let me have my fun, damn you!

:lol2:
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 10-24-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 242,953
Posted By TeamRX8
All my engine dyno sheets typically indicate...

All my engine dyno sheets typically indicate around 1650*F for egt @ at max rpm and 13.1 AFR give or take a few. A MoTeC ecu was used on the dyno runs, not a factory pcm. I wouldn’t really trust...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 10-10-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,379
Posted By TeamRX8
AFR = Equiv Ratio x 14.7

AFR = Equiv Ratio x 14.7
Forum: New Member Forum 09-28-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 862
Posted By NotAPreppie
The difference is that the vacuum line from the...

The difference is that the vacuum line from the oil filler neck connects to the accordion tube on older cars and to the vacuum ports on the LIM in newer cars. I don't remember when the change was. If...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 09-28-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 110,803
Posted By TeamRX8
You will only receive opinions here. It would be...

You will only receive opinions here. It would be better to ask the manufacturer directly about advice for their product

Contact Us at Idemitsu Lubricants America Corporation...
Forum: Website-related Suggestions 09-18-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By Chezmanbespoke
Love how they are from "a big company" ...

Love how they are from "a big company"


Got the same
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 09-15-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,528
Posted By NotAPreppie
I thought about this some more and realized that,...

I thought about this some more and realized that, yes, I did buy it for the chassis. Also, since it had a better power-to-weight ratio than the cars I'd own before, I also bought it for the engine.
...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 09-15-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,528
Posted By Steve Dallas
If you're gonna do it, at least do it right: ...

If you're gonna do it, at least do it right:

Miata
Is
Always
The
Answer
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 09-11-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,094
Posted By TeamRX8
Let's back up just a minute. Who told you it was...

Let's back up just a minute. Who told you it was "fried" and what are they basing that assessment on? I'm only asking because you didn't provide any details to support that the engine was actually...
Forum: General Automotive 09-01-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By gwilliams6
Evolution of the ND MX-5's Design

Witness the Complete Evolution of the ND Mazda MX-5 Miata's Design (http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/car-design/g12089543/witness-the-complete-evolution-of-the-nd-mazda-mx-5-miatas-design/)
Forum: New Member Forum 08-01-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,201
Posted By NotAPreppie
TLDR: Adding clean-burning 2-stoke oil as a...

TLDR:
Adding clean-burning 2-stoke oil as a premix will not significantly shorten the life of a cat if everything else is working fine. The catch here is making sure that what you inject into the...
Forum: New Member Forum 07-24-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Spartan1972
Update Sorted it out. Bag of rice trick...

Update

Sorted it out. Bag of rice trick didn't work. Turns out it was dead.
Got a new one and fitted it today. Now all works no lights on dash and limp mode gone.

Will strip it down and have...
Forum: New Member Forum 07-21-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,269
Posted By AutoTrackDay
Two new original articles: Why Smooth is...

Two new original articles:

Why Smooth is Fast by Paul Haney

"Jerky, violent driving means abrupt accelerations that transfer weight quickly. The tires donít like that."

Read more:
...
Forum: New Member Forum 07-18-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,518
Posted By NotAPreppie
Track temp data. ...

Track temp data.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/964x726/80-track_cooling_ab0e423b3286ba696f3d6981636aeaa9d8003802.png

This was at the 1.95 mile Blackhawk Farms Raceway...
Forum: Series II Technical and Trouble shooting 07-12-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 950
Posted By rx8frank
2009 RX8 R3 (P0300,P0410,P0411) huge power loss solution

Hello Everyone, This thread is only to help someone else with the same problem I had recently.

I own an 2009 RX8 R3 with 69000km (43000 miles) on it. A month ago I began to have some power loss at...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 07-11-2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By StealthTL
The Bay of Fundy has over 14 METER tides (more...

The Bay of Fundy has over 14 METER tides (more than fifty of your fine American feet.)
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 07-10-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3,424
Views: 278,209
Posted By Lookalike
Made a friend smile on the track :D I was...

Made a friend smile on the track :D

I was also trying out a new set of Hankook RS3 and it's ridiculous how much traction these things have! Very happy with my track day overall

216974...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 06-26-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Reoze
I actually find this the strangest thing you've...

I actually find this the strangest thing you've said in the entire thread. I'm not sure what the car derives it's clock source from (Radio or ECU) but it sounds like something definitely popped.
...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 06-26-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By NotAPreppie
This is a long shot and not 100% applicable but I...

This is a long shot and not 100% applicable but I and a friend had a problem with the neutral/reverse switch connectors off the transmission after we swapped our S1 gearboxes for S2.

The...
Forum: RX-8 Racing 06-21-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 16,624
Posted By blu3dragon
^that should be 1:49.49. Anything I did within...

^that should be 1:49.49. Anything I did within the 1:46 range will have been on NT-01.
Forum: Website-related Suggestions 06-17-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,300
Posted By Steve Dallas
See!!!

See!!!
Forum: General Automotive 06-16-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,620
Posted By TC4Tay
^^ Completely agree, its performance is...

^^ Completely agree, its performance is incredible but holy hell it's ugly. Stupidly ugly. Like how could they look at it in a corporate meeting and agree to make it?
Forum: Website-related Suggestions 06-16-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,300
Posted By Steve Dallas
Now we need a "No Thanks" button. It might turn...

Now we need a "No Thanks" button. It might turn out to be the most useful feature on here.
Forum: RX-8 Racing 06-11-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,025
Posted By blu3dragon
2004 owners: Be aware of a new LCA recall BEFORE going on a track

As of June 1st 2017 there is a new recall for 2004 cars to replace the lower control arm.
The ball joint is known to come apart under severe load.
This is exactly what happened to me recently on my...
Forum: RX-8 Multimedia/Photo Gallery 06-08-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,131
Posted By Steve Dallas
^ To that end, one of my favorite things to do is...

^ To that end, one of my favorite things to do is humiliate Lotus owners. I routinely beat Elise / Exige cars. Evoras are also usually not a problem. I have much more difficulty with the Evora S...
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