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06-12-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 108,458
Posted By UnknownJinX

Well it's hard to say. What did you take off to...

Well it's hard to say. What did you take off to clean off the filter exactly?

BTW if it's a Typhoon intake or whatever it's called, it belongs in trash. It sucks in hot engine bay air and you lose...
06-11-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,068
Posted By UnknownJinX

Me, every time I am at Mazda dealer: ...

Me, every time I am at Mazda dealer:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/1280x720/gettyimages_493656728_e5ba3ea691759f827db5513861390f6076055579.png

Glad you like the car....
06-03-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By UnknownJinX

If you want something performance that's cheap,...

If you want something performance that's cheap, Firehawk Indy 500 is very affordable for a performance tire, and available in the exact OEM size.

Michelin PS4S is good if you have a horde of money...
05-28-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,283
Posted By UnknownJinX

This is a very classic symptom of compression...

This is a very classic symptom of compression loss. Have you checked your compression with a rotary-specific compression tester?

The other possibility is the fuel pump, but I would check...
05-21-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By UnknownJinX

If you want to read DTC(Mazda-specific), no need...

If you want to read DTC(Mazda-specific), no need to spend that much money.

Buy an ELM-327 adaptor, preferably a cabled one. I got this switched one that can read both HS and MS CAN, but it seems...
05-16-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By UnknownJinX

Do you like modding the car? If yes, pick...

Do you like modding the car?

If yes, pick the 07.

If you are fine with mostly OEM stuff, pick the 10.

Get a rotary-specific compression test before purchasing either.

Both are overpriced...
05-14-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 419,900
Posted By UnknownJinX

Basically don't be a dick.

Basically don't be a dick.
05-11-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,025
Posted By UnknownJinX

Ouch, sorry for the tinnitus. Must be awful to...

Ouch, sorry for the tinnitus. Must be awful to live with.

As for the paint, I think it has less to do with Mazda being cheap and more to do with the environmentalism we have to deal with nowadays.
05-10-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,025
Posted By UnknownJinX

Let me start a new hashtag here:...

Let me start a new hashtag here: #butwewontbuyitlol

Thought this meme is relatable.

https://pics.me.me/ohate-the-new-supraand-fm-not-buying-one-starter-pack-39986588.png

Sorry but unless you...
05-10-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,025
Posted By UnknownJinX

One of the reasons, not only. It's like car...

One of the reasons, not only. It's like car people are supposed to hate hybrids or something.

Sure, there is the emission stuff, but looking at the history and current status of sports cars, you...
05-09-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,025
Posted By UnknownJinX

Interested in the hybrid, especially if it has...

Interested in the hybrid, especially if it has the rotary range extender, as the mass application of the RE would make the return of the halo RE sports car more likely.



Not necessarily RX/MX...
05-06-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By UnknownJinX

Looks like it could be flooded, and it doesn't...

Looks like it could be flooded, and it doesn't help that the early(04~early 05) RX-8 starters are kinda weak. I have seen an upgraded one for the automatics, but I forgot where exactly. Flooding also...
05-06-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By UnknownJinX

So does your coolant level go down? The coolant...

So does your coolant level go down? The coolant sensor is known to crap out a lot, but you need to make sure the coolant level is fine regardless.

Do you know what the temp gauge was showing when...
05-03-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 419,900
Posted By UnknownJinX

Our cars are naturally aspirated unless you added...

Our cars are naturally aspirated unless you added a turbo to it.

If you have a turbo then it's either your tune or you have a big turbo, which naturally will take longer to spool up.

If you are...
04-24-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 508
Posted By UnknownJinX

But if you buy a shell and put a reman in there...

But if you buy a shell and put a reman in there yourself, that's an almost, if not completely, new engine in the car, so you start with a clean slate. That could very much be worth the extra cost.
...
04-23-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,620
Posted By UnknownJinX

Glad you like it. I have the Autoexe steering...

Glad you like it. I have the Autoexe steering wheel as well. Very highly recommended. OEM steering wheels just blow, especially if you have long fingers like me.
04-23-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By UnknownJinX

First thing to try is deflooding. A lot of guides...

First thing to try is deflooding. A lot of guides on this site. I think even the Owner's Manual tells you how to do it.

After that, I would check the conditions of the ignition components. Inspect...
04-19-2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 419,900
Posted By UnknownJinX

Depends on where you live, you may or may not be...

Depends on where you live, you may or may not be able to take all that heat without tempting to turn on the A/C.

And you don't really have to worry about cooling when cruising anyway since there...
04-19-2019, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By UnknownJinX

Mazda remans use a lot of, if not all, new...

Mazda remans use a lot of, if not all, new components according to a teardown done by Mazmart. Made in Japan by trained technicians as well. Pretty good value for $3k + core.
04-14-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 604
Posted By UnknownJinX

Yeah I don't think those zip ties will hold the...

Yeah I don't think those zip ties will hold the MAF tight enough.

If your holes are stripped(which happens easily), you can either just get some bigger screws, or you can get some JB Weld Kwik...
04-06-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 419,900
Posted By UnknownJinX

He can be a mechanic of 100 years, but if he...

He can be a mechanic of 100 years, but if he hasn't worked on rotaries, his advice is beyond useless. Just the head gasket statement will make me go, "Yep, we are done here. Have a good one."
...
04-01-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 419,900
Posted By UnknownJinX

RIWWP came back for a while, but again, really...

RIWWP came back for a while, but again, really wish some of the things are updated.

I really think 30k-mile FL-22 coolant change is overkill unless you only cover 30k miles in 5 years. Modern...
03-30-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 419,900
Posted By UnknownJinX

Yep, I would start with checking the shocks. ...

Yep, I would start with checking the shocks.

As for coolant, you can just add if it's low. A small amount of loss is fine over the course of a year, especially if your cap hasn't been replaced...
03-17-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By UnknownJinX

Drive it and when the low compression starts to...

Drive it and when the low compression starts to get serious, get a Mazda reman from a Mazda dealer.

You don't have to worry about how bad things will be in there that way. As long as you give the...
03-13-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By UnknownJinX

You can find these easily on eBay. They are...

You can find these easily on eBay.

They are basically S1 taillights made to look like S2 units. Note that the actual OEM S2 units will not fit on an S1.
03-04-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By UnknownJinX

It's supposed to be, but hard to say. A neglected...

It's supposed to be, but hard to say. A neglected S2 is still gonna be worse than a well-cared-for S1.

S2s are also more expensive due to their rarity.
03-04-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By UnknownJinX

The fuel price is bad enough, though, for a 10th...

The fuel price is bad enough, though, for a 10th Gen Civic Type R owner in Australia to whine at me.

Expect about 15+L/100km in city and ~11L/100km on highways.

Just get a Civic Si or a Miata...
02-15-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,094
Posted By UnknownJinX

Did you just sign up to sell stuff? Not very...

Did you just sign up to sell stuff? Not very subtle with just 2 posts and a completely new account...

Like quite a few people said 16 years ago, oil still gets worn out, especially if it sees heat...
02-02-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By UnknownJinX

Higher is colder for NGK and Denso spark plugs....

Higher is colder for NGK and Denso spark plugs. Some other manufacturers like Champion do it the other way around.

https://www.ngk.com.au/technical_info/heat-range/
01-20-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By UnknownJinX

https://www.rx8club.com/series-ii-technical-troubl...

https://www.rx8club.com/series-ii-technical-trouble-shooting-160/mazda-rx-8-series-ii-r3-complete-workshop-repair-manual-wiring-manual-247192/

Download the workshop manual and start following...
01-20-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,346
Posted By UnknownJinX

As they have mentioned, the solution is to rewire...

As they have mentioned, the solution is to rewire the fog lights. Here is a DIY of it:

https://www.gerhardstein.net/rx8/foglights/foglights.html

The problem stems from the fact that from the...
01-20-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By UnknownJinX

Here is how the cooling fan controls work in an...

Here is how the cooling fan controls work in an S2 in tabulated form:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/859x623/fan_speed_35f7ef8bc4228b3fbf955c7d8c5dc3aa03497bbf.png


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01-20-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,536
Posted By UnknownJinX

This the correct stock setup. The extra relay in...

This the correct stock setup. The extra relay in the green circle is for the optional seat heaters, and I wouldn't be surprised if Australian cars don't come with them.

The previous owner set it...
01-18-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 135,522
Posted By UnknownJinX

It is a factory option, but in North America at...

It is a factory option, but in North America at least, it can only be added to an automatic RX-8 later since manual trans RX-8 that's not an R3/Australian GT has this duck lip spoiler. The mounting...
01-18-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 135,522
Posted By UnknownJinX

That's interesting that your manual Luxury has...

That's interesting that your manual Luxury has that wing.

For reference, Australian Luxury is called GT in North America(what I have), while Australian GT is called R3 in North America(and I think...
01-15-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,578
Posted By UnknownJinX

I love how everyone compares the RX-8 to the FD...

I love how everyone compares the RX-8 to the FD RX-7, fully ignoring the fact that:

- RX-8 is a lot cheaper than FD(FD was almost as expensive as a Corvette from the same time period), and in...
01-10-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,652
Posted By UnknownJinX

For the overflow tube, it depends on how much it...

For the overflow tube, it depends on how much it spews out.

If it's a very small amount in hard summer driving and your coolant is nearly the H line when cold, it's not anything to worry about.
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01-10-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 36,218
Posted By UnknownJinX

I know some premix doesn't work well with ethanol...

I know some premix doesn't work well with ethanol fuel, so could be the same problem here.
01-08-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,288
Posted By UnknownJinX

Newer Ford cars are okay as long as you stay away...

Newer Ford cars are okay as long as you stay away from their DCT. I have seen a few Fiesta ST at the Autocross event I went to last year and the owners all like it.

It's actually hilarious you...
01-07-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By UnknownJinX

Dealers usually will just give your car to a body...

Dealers usually will just give your car to a body shop to do the work anyway, and they will charge a middleman fee, so yeah, find your own body shop.
01-06-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,436
Posted By UnknownJinX

Watched the video. I do enjoy watching the...

Watched the video.

I do enjoy watching the engineering aspects of it. Won't be holding my breath for its realization, though.
01-05-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,242
Posted By UnknownJinX

Skyactiv wasn't a thing back then. I know my 08...

Skyactiv wasn't a thing back then. I know my 08 Accord V6 had a compression ratio is 10.5:1. So maybe not that low, but imagine having it lower by moving the dish towards the leading side.
01-04-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By UnknownJinX

Welcome! Owned an Accord Coupe V6 before myself...

Welcome! Owned an Accord Coupe V6 before myself and while it's more powerful, it was an automatic and doesn't feel nearly as nimble as the 8.

If you haven't already, read the links in my signature.
01-02-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By UnknownJinX

Oops, a typo. I meant half. Fixed it.

Oops, a typo. I meant half.

Fixed it.
12-26-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By UnknownJinX

Could be a transmission issue. When was it last...

Could be a transmission issue. When was it last serviced?
12-24-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 24,096
Posted By UnknownJinX

This is a pretty old thread. 232 BHP(the...

This is a pretty old thread.

232 BHP(the generally agreed figure for RX-8) and 276 BHP(the highest output option for FD) are not close no matter how you slice it. This is especially considering...
12-18-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By UnknownJinX

Yeah, I read about the super fast charging...

Yeah, I read about the super fast charging station. Curious how that will turn out. My only concern would be the impact it has on the battery capacity if someone were to use this regularly on their...
12-10-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 527
Posted By UnknownJinX

Well, I wouldn't Zoom-Zoom before you are sure...

Well, I wouldn't Zoom-Zoom before you are sure the ignition components are all okay, along with the catalytic converter(just to make sure it's not clogged or otherwise damaged). Once you make sure...
12-08-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,750
Posted By UnknownJinX

:pat: I am sure they are still selling it...

:pat:

I am sure they are still selling it after 2 years.

Try car-part.com
12-07-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,117
Posted By UnknownJinX

Wow, that's quite a bit cheaper than the OEM...

Wow, that's quite a bit cheaper than the OEM assembly. Oh well, too late now since I already placed the order.

That said, I was worried that some cheaper ones may wear out faster. It's not hard,...
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