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Forum: New Member Forum 08-15-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By NotAPreppie
Nope. Haven't heard a thing. There aren't even...

Nope. Haven't heard a thing. There aren't even any posts about it on here...

https://www.rx8club.com/general-automotive-49/mazda-rx-vision-concepts-259962/...
Forum: New Member Forum 08-14-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By NotAPreppie
The issue you're describing seems to be an...

The issue you're describing seems to be an immobilizer problem.

A 2009 auto motor will still be a 6-port motor so that fine. However, the 2009+ oil metering system is very different from the...
Forum: Series II Interior, Audio, and Electronics 08-14-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By NotAPreppie
I think he's talking about an aftermarket gauge...

I think he's talking about an aftermarket gauge and he got it fixed.
Forum: New Member Forum 08-09-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 501
Posted By NotAPreppie
You don't have to go through your specific...

You don't have to go through your specific dealership for the engine. Even if you do, look at furansu's post and see if they will price match. Most dealers think they have a captive audience and they...
Forum: General Automotive 08-03-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 596
Posted By NotAPreppie
Dude, quit being a macho idiot and get the wife a...

Dude, quit being a macho idiot and get the wife a damned minivan. They're good cars whose only failing are the idiots who believe the combined misogyny and misandry when their peers say they aren't...
Forum: General Automotive 08-02-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By NotAPreppie
Methinks the mod doth protest too much... ;)

Methinks the mod doth protest too much... ;)
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 07-31-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,565
Posted By NotAPreppie
The only really useful data point in a...

The only really useful data point in a point-in-time snapshot is the LTFT. The rest can change over short time scales.

That said, MAF rate and LTFT look fine.

If you haven't already, let it...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 07-31-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,565
Posted By NotAPreppie
This. Reset the ESS and make sure none of...

This.

Reset the ESS and make sure none of your fuel injector grommets/o-rings/gaskets got mangled in the R&R process.
Forum: General Automotive 07-31-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
Posted By NotAPreppie
If you're good at your job and being paid for it,...

If you're good at your job and being paid for it, sure. Happens all the time.
Look at all of the previously posted crap from Motoring.com.au...
...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 07-25-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,565
Posted By NotAPreppie
The solenoid didn't extend the starter gear. ...

The solenoid didn't extend the starter gear.

So, that's a problem.


You can confirm this by taking the starter to an autoparts store and having them test it for free.
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 07-25-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,565
Posted By NotAPreppie
Take the starter to an auto parts store. Have...

Take the starter to an auto parts store. Have them test it for free.
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 07-25-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,565
Posted By NotAPreppie
If it's the solenoid clicking then that means...

If it's the solenoid clicking then that means it's getting power and pushing the starter gear forward to engage the flywheel.

Kind of sounds like either your battery can't provide enough current...
Forum: General Automotive 07-25-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By NotAPreppie
The most niche enthusiast car ever: Brown...

The most niche enthusiast car ever:

Brown mid-size AWD 6MT V6 turbodiesel wagon in brown.

Seriously, wagons are mostly dead in the US. Nobody but us weirdos (there are DOZENS of us!) want one...
Forum: General Automotive 07-24-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By NotAPreppie
What SNTP said... Catering to a tiny...

What SNTP said...

Catering to a tiny enthusiast niche is not a recipe for a success for a small manufacturer.
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 07-24-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,565
Posted By NotAPreppie
I think the little mystery black box is a...

I think the little mystery black box is a condenser to reduce ignition noise in the stereo system.

If you don't even hear the starter solenoid pushing the starter gear out then power isn't making...
Forum: New Member Forum 07-23-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By NotAPreppie
Lower temp thermostats are almost useless. My OEM...

Lower temp thermostats are almost useless. My OEM thermo opens at 174F anyway.
Forum: New Member Forum 07-15-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By NotAPreppie
If the leak is big enough and pointed at...

If the leak is big enough and pointed at something important (wiring, etc) then it could melt it.

Other than that, it shouldn't affect anything other than noise and, potentially, your health if...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 07-14-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,645
Posted By NotAPreppie
:cwm27:

:cwm27:
Forum: New Member Forum 07-12-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By NotAPreppie
Pretty sure the PCM uses the standard SAE PID for...

Pretty sure the PCM uses the standard SAE PID for it, too.
Forum: Canada Forum 07-10-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By NotAPreppie
Wow, that sucks. Sorry to hear about this. ...

Wow, that sucks. Sorry to hear about this.

You're a little far away but if you and your car find yourselves near Chicago, I'll do the compression test for you for free.
Forum: New Member Forum 07-02-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By NotAPreppie
Here's what I would recommend: ...

Here's what I would recommend:

Engine/transmission/diff oils.
Check engine and cabin air filters, replace as necessary.
Clean MAF with actual MAF cleaner (NOTHING ELSE!!!).
While MAF is...
Forum: New Member Forum 06-26-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By NotAPreppie
Dude, take a deep breath. If you want help,...

Dude, take a deep breath.

If you want help, you need to tell us the following:

why the car went into the shop
what the mechanic's diagnosis was
what the mechanic did to the car
and what...
Forum: New Member Forum 06-11-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By NotAPreppie
I actually work in a pilot plant where we make a...

I actually work in a pilot plant where we make a precursor to the diesel that comes out of the pump.

Diesel is pretty slippery and could make a good lubricant, but... It was never designed to be...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 06-07-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,927
Posted By NotAPreppie
It's good. Noticeably more power... Except...

It's good. Noticeably more power... Except half-way through the first session on the track last Friday when my 200 CPSI cat started to disintegrate.

Rewind a bit:
I did the oil change a while...
Forum: New Member Forum 05-29-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 535
Posted By NotAPreppie
Maybe we should make up a set of stage tiers... ...

Maybe we should make up a set of stage tiers...

Stage -1:
Low compression engine but having trouble diagnosing because you won't get a compression test (You're just assuming it's fine because you...
Forum: Series II Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension 05-17-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,143
Posted By NotAPreppie
I've noticed that some endlink studs/bolts are...

I've noticed that some endlink studs/bolts are significantly smaller in diameter than the mounting holes on some swaybars. If you don't crank the nut down (possibly in excess of the torque limits of...
Forum: New Member Forum 05-11-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 61,980
Posted By NotAPreppie
It takes me less than 30 minutes to do a...

It takes me less than 30 minutes to do a compression test.

I think they're taking you for a ride.
Forum: New Member Forum 05-10-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 61,980
Posted By NotAPreppie
Unfortunately, "no compression" is mostly...

Unfortunately, "no compression" is mostly meaningless.

Compression is a quantifiable value. If your dealer hasn't done a compression test and given you those results, you need to ask for them. You...
Forum: Series I Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension 05-07-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By NotAPreppie
I forgot about the Nokian WR-series. I had a set...

I forgot about the Nokian WR-series. I had a set of WR G2 tires on my '8 for a while. Great in the winter. Sort of mushy and crappy in the summer, though. Think of them as a more cold-tolerant...
Forum: Series I Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension 05-07-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By NotAPreppie
I don't think I've ever read a complaint about...

I don't think I've ever read a complaint about the Conti DWS.

Just remember the cardinal rule when selecting wheels...
Light, strong, cheap: pick two.
Forum: General Automotive 05-03-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,161
Posted By NotAPreppie
Yah, just pissed.

Yah, just pissed.
Forum: General Automotive 05-02-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,161
Posted By NotAPreppie
Off-duty Lyft driver decided to pass my wife on...

Off-duty Lyft driver decided to pass my wife on the left... while she was turning left.

So, depending on the repair estimate, I may be test driving one of these fairly soon.
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 05-02-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,927
Posted By NotAPreppie
Just ticked over 1000 miles today. No...

Just ticked over 1000 miles today.

No issues that aren't my own stupidity to report (swapped in my LiFePO4 battery last night, hooked up charger, forgot to disconnect before driving off. Need new...
Forum: New Member Forum 05-01-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By NotAPreppie
Don't compromise on quality for the sake of...

Don't compromise on quality for the sake of convenience.

Sure, pulling your engine and arranging freight to take it to a good rebuilder is inconvenient. But you know what's a complete and total...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 04-26-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By NotAPreppie
car-part.com

car-part.com
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 04-25-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,927
Posted By NotAPreppie
Tough to say but attention to detail is one of...

Tough to say but attention to detail is one of the big factors that sets good rebuilds apart from bad.

Him not masking off threaded fasteners, oil/coolant orifices, gasketed mating surfaces, and...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 04-25-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,927
Posted By NotAPreppie
Unless this is his side gig, he's blowing smoke...

Unless this is his side gig, he's blowing smoke up your skirt. Mazda have their own facility with their own staff to build engines.

The fact that it doesn't look like he masked anything off before...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 04-24-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,927
Posted By NotAPreppie
Thanks. We filed a claim with the other guy's...

Thanks. We filed a claim with the other guy's insurance. They called back telling us where to take our car for an estimate. Then they called back again asking to speak with us because they are...
Forum: Series II Interior, Audio, and Electronics 04-24-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By NotAPreppie
Yah, if you adjust the tie rods in a...

Yah, if you adjust the tie rods in a complimentary way, you can straighten the steering wheel without changing toe.

This is actually a way you can tell if your alignment tech is worth a damn. The...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 04-23-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,927
Posted By NotAPreppie
Compression test results! (840.7 miles, ~600 ft...

Compression test results! (840.7 miles, ~600 ft elevation, ~30.14 inHg barometric pressure)...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 04-23-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,927
Posted By NotAPreppie
Got the oil, diff, and gearbox fluids done....

Got the oil, diff, and gearbox fluids done. Managed to damage some of my crapptacular wiring for the sensors feeding my arduino gauge so now the oil temp is intermittent. Will have to redo that.
...
Forum: Series II Aftermarket Performance Modifications 04-18-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 21,065
Posted By NotAPreppie
You can go to an auto parts store and rent a...

You can go to an auto parts store and rent a cooling system tester to help you find the leak.
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 04-17-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By NotAPreppie
Not just "No" but... ...

Not just "No" but...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/244x136/80-tenor_bd7194d312035240d88040dbf7bcc233adaa46e6.gif


Used rotary engines without compression tests are...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 04-17-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,927
Posted By NotAPreppie
It's been fine but weather and scheduling have...

It's been fine but weather and scheduling have made putting miles on it difficult.
Welcome to January 107th.

I'm at 700 miles but I haven't done a compression test since that first one. I plan...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 04-17-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By NotAPreppie
"Reman" means "remanufactured". A reman is an...

"Reman" means "remanufactured". A reman is an engine built by Mazda using new and old parts. They used to be awful but the quality appears to have picked up quite a bit 4 or 5 years ago. Many engine...
Forum: Series I Do It Yourself Forum 04-17-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 113,635
Posted By NotAPreppie
I think that's a bad plan. Keep the coolant flow...

I think that's a bad plan. Keep the coolant flow as close to stock as possible. If you want to simplify and eliminate the route through the TB, you can pull the UIM and run a coolant hose from the...
Forum: New Member Forum 04-06-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By NotAPreppie
Do your hazard lights and dome/map lights work?...

Do your hazard lights and dome/map lights work? If that's the case, check your IGN KEY fuse.
Forum: New Member Forum 04-04-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By NotAPreppie
Mistake 1: Buying an RX-8. Mistake 2: Buying an...

Mistake 1: Buying an RX-8.
Mistake 2: Buying an RX-8 without a pre-purchase inspection that included a rotary-specific compression test.
Mistake 3: Buying an RX-8 with an automatic transmission...
Forum: General Automotive 04-03-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
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: 101
Views: 4,129
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...
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