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06-11-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,225
Posted By NotAPreppie

New toy!

Not going to lie: my new toy is pretty damned sexy...

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06-04-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,659
Posted By NotAPreppie

Yah, I'm pretty pleased with the Mazda reman. ...

Yah, I'm pretty pleased with the Mazda reman.
And old habits die hard so I'm sure I'll keep visiting out of muscle memory as much as anything else.


Just had to get that parting shot in, eh? :p:...
06-02-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By NotAPreppie

They will fit but your speedometer will be off....

They will fit but your speedometer will be off. You will actually be going slower than indicated by about 3%.

Can I ask why you're choosing that size? The ideal sizes for 18x8 wheels would be...
05-24-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,619
Posted By NotAPreppie

Another great Mitsuoka car... ...

Another great Mitsuoka car...
https://www.topgear.com/car-news/modified/mitsuoka-orochi-gold-still-ugly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm66Y7KFwWs
05-23-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By NotAPreppie

Beautiful! If you don't have a recent...

Beautiful!

If you don't have a recent compression test, I'm local and have an RCTV5. I'd be happy to help you out with this.
05-20-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 930
Posted By NotAPreppie

Sure, sure, and how long would those "running...

Sure, sure, and how long would those "running RX-8" last?

Running doesn't mean "running well".
Running doesn't mean "makes as much power as it's supposed to."
Running doesn't mean "will last...
05-10-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By NotAPreppie

Don't warm her up by idling. You waste gas and...

Don't warm her up by idling. You waste gas and create more carbon. Just drive it and keep the RPM below 4k until the need gets up to them middle.
05-09-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,045
Posted By NotAPreppie

Straight six, eh? Can I get a brown wagon...

Straight six, eh? Can I get a brown wagon equipped with a manual transmission, AWD, and an I-6 diesel?

No?

Okay, well, how about a sports coupe with an I-6?

That said, odds are both I-6...
05-09-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,192
Posted By NotAPreppie

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05-08-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By NotAPreppie

You might try posting here... ...

You might try posting here...
https://www.rx8club.com/se-rx-8-forum-30/
05-06-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By NotAPreppie

The slow cranking is probably from running your...

The slow cranking is probably from running your battery down while trying to start "it at least 1000 times".

The reason why it died, didn't want to start, and now barely runs could be any number...
05-05-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By NotAPreppie

It will depend on the failure mode. At their...

It will depend on the failure mode.

At their hearts, all RX-8 thermostats are just wax motors. The wax has a large thermal expansion coefficient so, as it heats up, it expands. This effectively...
05-05-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By NotAPreppie

See above for my comments (edited while you...

See above for my comments (edited while you posted).

Neither will work better or worse than each other (or OEM). Pick one and run with it safe in the knowledge that the placebo affect is alive and...
04-24-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 508
Posted By NotAPreppie

Take it on a test drive. To a Mazda dealer. Have...

Take it on a test drive. To a Mazda dealer. Have them run a rotary compression test. Should cost you $100-$200 (depending on labor rates in your area).

The dealer should give you 7-8 numbers:

...
04-22-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By NotAPreppie

Those Napoli coils look like the same shitty...

Those Napoli coils look like the same shitty coils that came in my no-name kit (red body with black bracket mount). Three of mine were producing a weak spark and one stopped sparking altogether. My...
04-19-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 604
Posted By NotAPreppie

Keep in mind that the ECU keeps three LTFT values...

Keep in mind that the ECU keeps three LTFT values and switches between them based on MAF rate. IIRC, the values are 0-8 g/s (idle), 8-20 g/s (cruise), and 20+ g/s.

The LTFT takes a while to update...
Replies: 32
Views: 2,753
Posted By NotAPreppie

This is one of the major problems of seeking out...

This is one of the major problems of seeking out anecdotes for making decisions.

Honestly, I doubt you can go wrong with either. The IGN1a coils are very popular with people making big power...
03-21-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,956
Posted By NotAPreppie

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03-19-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 36,666
Posted By NotAPreppie

If the P-code is P2259 or P2260, then yes. DTC...

If the P-code is P2259 or P2260, then yes.
DTC P2259 (http://foxed.ca/rx7manual/2003mazdarx8/esicont/en/srvc/html/BHE010202200W03.html)
DTC P2260...
03-19-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 36,666
Posted By NotAPreppie

Here you go, straight from Chairman Mao's 1...

Here you go, straight from Chairman Mao's 1 shop:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Solenoid-Control-Recirculation-Original-Management/dp/B07GBVMTLY

It says "EGR" but don't be fooled. It's the same type...
03-18-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By NotAPreppie

You won't technically be legal in CS with an S2...

You won't technically be legal in CS with an S2 tranny swap. That said, the S2 gearbox is geared taller and your fellow CS competitors probably won't have a problem with you getting out of corners...
03-18-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By NotAPreppie

Glad to hear they took care of you as well as...

Glad to hear they took care of you as well as they did me.

Let me know if you need any help with anything. As long as you don't consider Champaign or Rockford as a suburb, I can probably drop by...
03-10-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By NotAPreppie

Get a block tester to check for combustion gasses...

Get a block tester to check for combustion gasses in the coolant.
https://www.amazon.com/Block-Tester-BT-500-Combustion-Leak/dp/B06VVBSFTF
03-09-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By NotAPreppie

7v sounds like what happens when you put 12v on...

7v sounds like what happens when you put 12v on the + wire and 5v on the - wire of something.
03-06-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,635
Posted By NotAPreppie

Asking TeamRX8 to not provide valid, actionable...

Asking TeamRX8 to not provide valid, actionable advice because it makes you feel bad is like asking somebody to stop saying the sun will rise in the morning because you want to sleep in.
03-04-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By NotAPreppie

Run from that car. It has NOT been cared...

Run from that car.

It has NOT been cared for. Those wheels, whatever the hell happened to the steering wheel. The Camry floor mats. The "shocker" sticker on the window. It has "transmission issue"...
03-01-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,957
Posted By NotAPreppie

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02-15-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9,020
Views: 1,004,919
Posted By NotAPreppie

Yah, I got my kit used from John V. They came on...

Yah, I got my kit used from John V. They came on the roller he bought to build his race car so I don't know how old they are. I do know that they lasted all of a few months before one of them...
02-13-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,499
Posted By NotAPreppie

As I (and everybody else) said last year: Put...

As I (and everybody else) said last year:
Put the stock intake back in, you muppet.

It performs better than anything you can fabricobble together.
01-25-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By NotAPreppie

This only adds power in the sense that it won't...

This only adds power in the sense that it won't reduce power when you lose control.
Otherwise, this will do nothing to improve power output.

Leave it turned on so it can save your life and the...
01-23-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By NotAPreppie

Your MAF rate is a little low and LTFT a little...

Your MAF rate is a little low and LTFT a little high but not enough that I'd expect it would cause a misfire. You might have a vacuum leak but, if so, it's really small so I'd bark up other trees for...
01-17-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,219
Posted By NotAPreppie

Original (first dyno sheet, baseline second dyno...

Original (first dyno sheet, baseline second dyno sheet):
170/120

Post tune-up (run 2 second dyno sheet, baseline third dyno sheet):
179/126

Post tune (run 2 third dyno sheet):
186/132
...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
01-17-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,606
Posted By NotAPreppie

Maybe it requires the force of the weight of the...

Maybe it requires the force of the weight of the car on the hubs?

Time to use your new welding skills to make your own dynomometer!
01-12-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,656
Posted By NotAPreppie

https://www.amazon.ca/OEM-Tools-27145-OEMTOOLS-Tes...

https://www.amazon.ca/OEM-Tools-27145-OEMTOOLS-Tester/dp/B004FELK6A
https://www.amazon.ca/OEMTOOLS-25739-8-Ounces-Block-Tester/dp/B004FDMVE6
01-10-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,656
Posted By NotAPreppie

It's possible that it was overfilled. Coolant...

It's possible that it was overfilled. Coolant will expand as it heats. If it doesn't have enough space to expand, it'll get burped out the overflow tube.
Let the engine cool and fill the reservoir...
01-09-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 36,237
Posted By NotAPreppie

The solubility of one petroleum solvent in...

The solubility of one petroleum solvent in another petroleum solvent probably doesn't change very much as a result of the base stock.

Maybe if there were a difference in hydrogen saturation but...
01-08-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,219
Posted By NotAPreppie

Steve, Thanks for doing all of this! It's...

Steve,

Thanks for doing all of this! It's something I've really wanted to do but lack access to a dyno.

Signed,
Every '8 owner ever, whether they know it or not.
12-28-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By NotAPreppie

Ummm, where to start... How did an animal...

Ummm, where to start...
How did an animal damage your clutch?
9:1 compression? You changed the compression ratio? It's 10:1 from the factor and this can't change without cracking open the engine...
12-28-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By NotAPreppie

I don't know how the prices translate to the...

I don't know how the prices translate to the European market (I'm guessing it's not just a straight exchange rate since the markets for such a niche product are different) but a replacement motor...
12-24-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 24,111
Posted By NotAPreppie

The BS claim was 250 for the 6-port 6MT. After...

The BS claim was 250 for the 6-port 6MT. After being called on it, Mazda USA revised the number down to 238. Then the SAE revised the scale and it magically became 232 (with no actual change in...
12-17-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,650
Posted By NotAPreppie

You need a rotary-specific compression test. Get...

You need a rotary-specific compression test. Get it warmed up to the point that it stalls and immediately test it.
12-08-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By NotAPreppie

On a scale of 1 to 10, how old are you?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how old are you?
Replies: 53
Views: 19,362
Posted By NotAPreppie

Said nobody, ever.

Said nobody, ever.
12-01-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By NotAPreppie

(sarcasm)Just wedge an orange into the spokes of...

(sarcasm)Just wedge an orange into the spokes of the steering wheel and you have a self-driving Tesla. It'll get you home if you're too impaired to drive. I don't see what the problem is.(/sarcasm)
11-29-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By NotAPreppie

Is it a flashing CEL or solid? What code...

Is it a flashing CEL or solid?

What code check are you using?

You might try an ELM327 adapter with a phone app that can read mfr specific codes (IIRC, DashCommand and OBD Fusion have add-ons...
11-29-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By NotAPreppie

What Loki said. Some warranties are okay....

What Loki said.

Some warranties are okay. Others will try to weasel out.

Those compression numbers aren't horrible. The car is probably down 10-20 HP but I doubt you'd notice without...
11-28-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,605
Posted By NotAPreppie

Good luck with that.

Good luck with that.
11-21-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By NotAPreppie

Do. Not. Buy. A. JDM. Engine. They don't come...

Do. Not. Buy. A. JDM. Engine.
They don't come with any kind of warranty beyond "it will start" and never have compression test results. You have no idea what you're getting. It might run. It might...
11-21-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By NotAPreppie

Scientifically? No. But there is some logic...

Scientifically? No.

But there is some logic behind why it probably does.

Increasing OMP rate is probably a good plan, as well.
11-14-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By NotAPreppie

No, it won't affect fuel economy to a degree that...

No, it won't affect fuel economy to a degree that you can measure without controlling for all other variables.
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