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Forum: RX-8 Discussion 08-11-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,224
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...
Forum: General Automotive 08-08-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By BigCajun
Except for the part where intentionally derailing...

Except for the part where intentionally derailing trains could kill someone.
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 08-02-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6,945
Views: 374,404
Posted By BigCajun
You need to find out why the cat went bad and be...

You need to find out why the cat went bad and be sure it's fixed.
Bad coil(s) causing misfires being the usual suspect.
Misfires kill cats, bad cats kill engines.
Forum: General Automotive 08-02-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 134,146
Posted By BigCajun
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Forum: Series I Tech Garage 07-27-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,565
Posted By BigCajun
Do they rebuild Rotaries? If so, I will add...

Do they rebuild Rotaries?
If so, I will add them to the Rebuilders thread.
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 07-27-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,335
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
Forum: New Member Forum 07-06-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By BigCajun
A helpful tip is whenever you plan on working on...

A helpful tip is whenever you plan on working on hardware is to spray everything with PB Blaster several hours or a day ahead.
It may not help with a rounded nut or bolt, but it helps sometimes if...
Forum: New Member Forum 07-03-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,163
Posted By BigCajun
Idk if that's a good idea. I'd be worried about...

Idk if that's a good idea.
I'd be worried about possible arcing

Maybe try to rig up something with insulators in between.
It's not rocket science, if you put your mind to it, I'm sure you could...
Forum: General Automotive 06-23-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By BigCajun
Mazda Vision/RX9 Realist Thread

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Forum: General Automotive 06-23-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 134,146
Posted By BigCajun
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Forum: New Member Forum 04-20-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By BigCajun
https://www.gossettparts.com/oem-parts/mazda-short...

https://www.gossettparts.com/oem-parts/mazda-short-engine-n3h302200rv0
Forum: New Member Forum 04-18-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 565
Posted By BigCajun
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Forum: RX-8 Discussion 04-14-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By BigCajun
Welcome back. They are an enigma for sure, they...

Welcome back.
They are an enigma for sure, they have an indefinable allure to them.
Forum: New Member Forum 04-11-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 61,980
Posted By BigCajun
This isn't a troubleshooting thread. You don't...

This isn't a troubleshooting thread.
You don't need to start another thread.
Post in an existing thread related to your issue in the TROUBLESHOOTING section.
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 04-11-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,728
Posted By BigCajun
Nope, had an Isuzu and a Nissan with over 200k...

Nope, had an Isuzu and a Nissan with over 200k miles.
Neither of them gave me the enjoyment of my 8.
They were good for going from point A to point B, but boring and functional.
My 8 is different...
Forum: New Member Forum 03-23-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By BigCajun
+1^ to all of the above. They're high...

+1^ to all of the above.
They're high maintenance, can be problematic, expensive upkeep, and few Renesis engines are as long lived as other popular Japanese cars, but I LOVE mine.
Even faced with...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 03-21-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,927
Posted By BigCajun
I think you should test that theory for the...

I think you should test that theory for the benefit of the RX8 community.

:fingersx:
Forum: SE RX-8 Forum 03-16-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By BigCajun
If you provide a link, I will add them to the...

If you provide a link, I will add them to the rebuilders list thread.
Forum: SE RX-8 Forum 03-09-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By BigCajun
Google search showed Maztech "Permanently...

Google search showed Maztech "Permanently closed".

https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-discussion-3/rotary-engine-rebuilders-265177/
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 03-09-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,927
Posted By BigCajun
It's not a giant image on my phone. :)

It's not a giant image on my phone.
:)
Forum: New Member Forum 02-09-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By BigCajun
I suggest if you haven't already, start reading ...

I suggest if you haven't already, start reading
the new owner stickies and troubleshooting threads, and learn how to work on your own car.
You'll always be broke if you rely on the dealership to...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 02-08-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By BigCajun
No CELs? A bit of good news is you would...

No CELs?
A bit of good news is you would normally get a CEL with a bad cat.
Ok, free fixes without getting under the car;

Get it scanned for free at most parts stores.
While you're there pick...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 02-08-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By BigCajun
https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-discussion-3/rotary-e...

https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-discussion-3/rotary-engine-rebuilders-265177/
Forum: New Member Forum 01-26-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 621
Posted By BigCajun
They charge. Maybe you can ask the seller to...

They charge.
Maybe you can ask the seller to pay for a test and include the cost in the price if it passes, but with the understanding you won't buy it if it fails.
Forum: New Member Forum 01-26-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 621
Posted By BigCajun
https://www.rx8club.com/new-member-forum-197/new-p...

https://www.rx8club.com/new-member-forum-197/new-potential-owners-start-here-202454/
Forum: New Member Forum 01-26-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 621
Posted By BigCajun
Do not pay extra for a warranty unless it's a...

Do not pay extra for a warranty unless it's a bumper to bumper or specifies rotary engines.
READ IT.
Many times they will have specific parts covered which rotaries don't have, timing chains/belts...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum 01-18-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By BigCajun
????? ...

?????

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Forum: Series I Aftermarket Performance Modifications 01-05-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,809
Posted By BigCajun
Thanks for clarifying.

Thanks for clarifying.
Forum: Series I Aftermarket Performance Modifications 01-05-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,809
Posted By BigCajun
Yes, I know, however the OP asked for opinions,...

Yes, I know, however the OP asked for opinions, and short of analyzing Team's thread and fabricating his own , the question still remains.
I don't think it's too much to ask for members' opinions...
Forum: New Member Forum 12-08-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By BigCajun
There was a good bit of anecdotal information...

There was a good bit of anecdotal information there, and the UK may well have different variables that cause problems North American models don't experience.
I thought it was well thought out and a...
Forum: General Automotive 11-20-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By BigCajun
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Forum: New Member Forum 11-20-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By BigCajun
https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-discussion-3/rotary-e...

https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-discussion-3/rotary-engine-rebuilders-265177/
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 11-14-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By BigCajun
Especially in Winter, you should be sure the...

Especially in Winter, you should be sure the ventilation setting is on the Recirculate or Inside Air mode. The Fresh or Outside Air mode opens a vent door to the engine compartment that stays open...
Forum: New Member Forum 11-12-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By BigCajun
I just read the vendor's latest thread I referred...

I just read the vendor's latest thread I referred to, he's offering rentals for $30 plus shipping both ways.

https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-discussion-3/compression-root-all-evil-266654/#post4843079...
Forum: New Member Forum 11-12-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By BigCajun
Welcome. I bought a 2004 LY GT 5 years ago with...

Welcome.
I bought a 2004 LY GT 5 years ago with 18k miles on it.
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I often...
Forum: Series II Technical and Trouble shooting 11-10-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By BigCajun
It's a flawed engine, but it's still unique. ...

It's a flawed engine, but it's still unique.
Like having an ugly kid, you know he's ugly, but you love him anyway.
:)
Forum: General Automotive 11-10-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By BigCajun
I've been here almost 5 years and I never saw it...

I've been here almost 5 years and I never saw it before.
:dunno:
Forum: New Member Forum 11-08-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 647
Posted By BigCajun
That's a good sign.

That's a good sign.
Forum: New Member Forum 11-08-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 647
Posted By BigCajun
Welcome. You don't need to go to a dealer, you...

Welcome.
You don't need to go to a dealer, you can go online with your VIN and see if the recalls have been done.
...
Forum: New Member Forum 11-08-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By BigCajun
Isuzu V6 FTW!

Isuzu V6 FTW!
Forum: New Member Forum 10-25-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By BigCajun
You've got a cool Dad.:) Good luck!

You've got a cool Dad.:)
Good luck!
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 10-25-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,787
Posted By BigCajun
Updated Chip Motorsports new website. ...

Updated Chip Motorsports new website.
https://chipsmotorsports.com/
Forum: General Automotive 10-25-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 134,146
Posted By BigCajun
Not before 2020, if at all. ...

Not before 2020, if at all.

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Forum: New Member Forum 10-24-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By BigCajun
If you REALLY have your heart set on it, and IF...

If you REALLY have your heart set on it, and IF you have a steady income or source of money, I won't discourage you from buying it IF you get and pass a rotary specific compression test, and IF you...
Forum: New Member Forum 10-22-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By BigCajun
There are a gazillion posts on this, and almost...

There are a gazillion posts on this, and almost as many opinions.
Mazda uses synthetic oil in Japan, but they don't recommend it in the U.S., probably because of MPG.
...
Forum: General Automotive 10-19-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By BigCajun
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Forum: New Member Forum 10-19-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By BigCajun
Clever handle. Long, but clever.

Clever handle.
Long, but clever.
Forum: General Automotive 10-10-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 134,146
Posted By BigCajun
Here ya go: http://Check out @bigcajunwba’s...

Here ya go:

http://Check out @bigcajunwba’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/bigcajunwba/status/917732775616237568?s=09
Forum: New Member Forum 10-09-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By BigCajun
I do it all the time. I don't know if it's...

I do it all the time.
I don't know if it's harmful or not, but my engine has low compression at 76k, and I drive like an idiot.
:)
...
Forum: New Member Forum 10-07-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,080
Posted By BigCajun
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