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Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 10-21-2017, 09:52 PM
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Views: 134,169
Posted By dannobre
LOL...you have 2 options...the motor moved or the...

LOL...you have 2 options...the motor moved or the PPF and diff moved. Take your pick...those are your options. When the tram my rotates up and the diff rotates...the length changes ...so pull down...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 10-21-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 134,169
Posted By dannobre
Much more likely that the powerplant frame moved...

Much more likely that the powerplant frame moved backwards.

Check the motor mounts....but more likely the diff has shifted down and rearward.

Are you having trouble getting the nuts back...
Forum: New Member Forum 10-21-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By dannobre
The injector wiring is really easy to wire...

The injector wiring is really easy to wire wrong...check it with the wire colors to be super sure.
Forum: New Member Forum 10-08-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By dannobre
Look in the truck to see if they had an amp...

Look in the truck to see if they had an amp mounted back there. Will likely be holes in the sheet metal or the plastic on the back of the rear seat panel in the trunk.

Basically.you.might as well...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 10-06-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By dannobre
erratic ender on the Guage is the most likely....

erratic ender on the Guage is the most likely....
Forum: New Member Forum 09-23-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 140,655
Posted By dannobre
Higher Coolant temps are more thermally...

Higher Coolant temps are more thermally efficient....but there is fine line. Mazda likely was trying to get every inch of mileage out of the engine
Forum: Series II Technical and Trouble shooting 09-18-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,032
Posted By dannobre
Usually it is very short lived right after the...

Usually it is very short lived right after the engine starts. If the solenoid didn't disengage the drive it would scream bloody hell very shortly because of how fast it would be going.

You...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 09-11-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,132
Posted By dannobre
LOL.....you can call it what you want.....the...

LOL.....you can call it what you want.....the neutral safety switch issue will make the RPM fluctuate rhythmically up and down around 800RPM..
Forum: New Member Forum 09-11-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By dannobre
They aren't known to have quality damping...

They aren't known to have quality damping characteristics...and they tend to fail more often that better coilovers.

You get what you pay for....a set of Ohlins are about 2K$
Forum: New Member Forum 09-09-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 140,655
Posted By dannobre
I'm going to answer this as a serious...

I'm going to answer this as a serious question...even though I have a difficult time believing it is 😐
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The thermostat allows the coolant to flow into the radiator when it is open. After the...
Forum: New Member Forum 09-08-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 140,655
Posted By dannobre
The fan on temp is above where the thermostat...

The fan on temp is above where the thermostat opens...so basically turning the fan on earlier cools the air going through the radiator sooner. Especially at low speeds where the amount of air moving...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 09-06-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,674
Posted By dannobre
Which us why they make great "cores" to build a...

Which us why they make great "cores" to build a really great engine 😎

I used a Mazda reman when I built a N/A motor. The side seal clearances sucked...but I was able to re-use all but 3 of the...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 09-02-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By dannobre
You should be fine...clean up the mess and drive...

You should be fine...clean up the mess and drive it far enough to get the fuel level down into the tank a bit. if it's loaded up the charcoal canister it might run a little funny if it is purging...
Forum: New Member Forum 08-12-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By dannobre
Often when you go to start a rebuild the plugs...

Often when you go to start a rebuild the plugs get fouled with the assembly lube (often Vaseline)
If you flooded it it can be difficult to start. Before the seals are bedded in a bit the...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 08-09-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,284
Posted By dannobre
I have the full set...and like I said the camber...

I have the full set...and like I said the camber arms gave me troubles with bending until I remade them with crome moly steel...all good now. The other arms have been OK. They are not as long so the...
Forum: Series I Engine Tuning Forum 08-08-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 32,379
Posted By dannobre
That's enough...thread closed FWIW....the...

That's enough...thread closed

FWIW....the anti-fouler type O2 foolers will not work on this car or any newer OBD compliant vehicle

Sometimes they work for a while...just like nothing seems to...
Forum: New Member Forum 07-21-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 790
Posted By dannobre
The biggest problem with the fuel pump sock...

The biggest problem with the fuel pump sock clogging is with dirty fuel

A of stations in areas with high dust or water or just plain crappy delivery for the fuel will have more crap in the fuel. ...
Forum: New Member Forum 07-02-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,041
Posted By dannobre
Did you make sure the front stack was in the...

Did you make sure the front stack was in the correct position before you torqued down the front bolt?

If the thrust bearings and bits shift it is really easy to fubar things up.

Check that you...
Forum: New Member Forum 07-01-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,041
Posted By dannobre
Drive it for 300-400 miles and give the seals a...

Drive it for 300-400 miles and give the seals a chance to bed in

OEM Mazda seals can take a bit longer to seal in.

Hopefully you didn't heat it up so bad it warped the housings...but from the...
Forum: New Member Forum 06-26-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By dannobre
You can...but there will be issues with the...

You can...but there will be issues with the radiator not working as efficiently and the potential to get rocks making holes in your A/C condenser.

You would be better to try and zip tie it all...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 06-26-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6,650
Views: 348,202
Posted By dannobre
Take off the strut brackets and install them...

Take off the strut brackets and install them first. Then try and fit the bar. The angle the towers sit will make it look a lot worse than it is when the brackets are attached.

Is the bar length...
Forum: Series I Engine Tuning Forum 01-15-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,546
Posted By dannobre
​​​​​I think what he said was there is no benefit...

​​​​​I think what he said was there is no benefit to a full standalone over a flash tuned stock ECU

The A/F can be well optimized with the flash tune...and it will correctly run all the intake...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 01-15-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,304
Posted By dannobre
LOL...you been asleep.... 😎 We were done...

LOL...you been asleep.... 😎 We were done bashing him
Forum: RX-8 Racing 11-24-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 122,030
Posted By dannobre
There are so many variables that you haven't...

There are so many variables that you haven't talked about here...

Front Camber without caster and toe measurements means squat really.

You will get more bad tire wear from incorrect toe than...
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