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Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
06-13-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,102
Posted By IamFodi

In!

In!
01-14-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 241
Sticky Brake FAQ
Views: 124,520
Posted By IamFodi

I was responding to a question about the...

I was responding to a question about the benefits, not the downsides. ;)

But if we want to talk about the cracking: Yes, of course they're more prone to cracking. To be fair, though, that's not...
01-09-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,235
Posted By IamFodi

The least laggy turbo engine I've ever driven was...

The least laggy turbo engine I've ever driven was in an F80 M3 with Competition Pack. That engine has quite a high level of engineering behind it to minimize all kinds of lag. IOW, it's a lot better...
12-10-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By IamFodi

RX-8 R3 to E90 M3, 1 month in

So as some of you know, my R3 is gone and I've replaced it with an '08 M3. With the crash still fresh in my mind, a bunch of drama around the purchase (dealership incompetence), and having to swap to...
12-05-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,861
Posted By IamFodi

It's been discussed at length on BITOG. I don't...

It's been discussed at length on BITOG. I don't want to attempt a full summary with my thumbs. But the biggest problem is his test method. He has taken the details off his site since I last saw...
11-17-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,861
Posted By IamFodi

If it's sealed in its original container, I'm...

If it's sealed in its original container, I'm sure it'll be fine for a long time.

Otherwise, it definitely goes bad.
10-22-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,886
Posted By IamFodi

Coming up on 100k miles: Preventative maintenance question

My 2011 R3 just passed 97k miles and, knock on wood, has no identifiable problems. I anticipate keeping it as my DD (and my family's only car) for the foreseeable future. So, I'm feeling out ideas...
09-16-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,235
Posted By IamFodi

Both of those cars were blisteringly quick in...

Both of those cars were blisteringly quick in their days. The FD is still pretty quick by modern standards, and can be easily modded for more speed.

The NSX singlehandedly changed the course of...
09-16-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,235
Posted By IamFodi

I bought this car knowing it was a niche car,...

I bought this car knowing it was a niche car, with strengths that almost no one cares about, and weaknesses that are deal-breakers for almost everyone.

I had no idea how right I was until I joined...
07-26-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,861
Posted By IamFodi

Of course they all suck. This one just happens...

Of course they all suck. This one just happens to have earned a moment in the spotlight.
07-09-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,606
Posted By IamFodi

Yeah, that's the only thing that makes sense IMO.

Yeah, that's the only thing that makes sense IMO.
07-07-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,861
Posted By IamFodi

I'd imagine the reduced cavitation of the Mazmart...

I'd imagine the reduced cavitation of the Mazmart pump has to do with the design of the impeller. To the extent that that's true, underdriving the stock pump wouldn't have the same effect.
...
07-05-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By IamFodi

I agree. Can't hurt. FWIW,...

I agree.



Can't hurt.


FWIW, just snapped these pics of mine:
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Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
06-30-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,396
Posted By IamFodi

Had a blast. Thanks for putting this together,...

Had a blast. Thanks for putting this together, sonic!
05-20-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,102
Posted By IamFodi

"Done" means either compression is low, or...

"Done" means either compression is low, or coolant and/or oil is leaking where it shouldn't leak. Get the compression checked, and watch the oil and coolant like a hawk.
05-09-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By IamFodi

No sweat -- most people in America don't. ...

No sweat -- most people in America don't. All-weather is an obscure category here.



Just make sure you heed NotAPreppie's warning: they are worse to drive on in non-winter conditions. I.e....
05-07-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By IamFodi

The major saving grace here is that you can keep...

The major saving grace here is that you can keep the car parked for days at a time if necessary. You'll be leaning on that for sure.

17" wheels are a good call. Easier to get the strength you...
05-01-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,603
Posted By IamFodi

Hah, true. Is the RE-71R really a track...

Hah, true.

Is the RE-71R really a track tire? I always thought it was in that weird gray area between high-performance street tires and R comps.

Also, isn't the RE-11 roughly in that same...
02-14-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,861
Posted By IamFodi

Quick tip: When you have a bunch of questions,...

Quick tip: When you have a bunch of questions, put them in a list instead of a paragraph.

E.g.:


It's still a lot, but it's so much easier to read.


Some answers:
01-14-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,861
Posted By IamFodi

Not trying to make anyone feel bad about BHR...

Not trying to make anyone feel bad about BHR coils. Just want to make sure the record's straight. BHR coils seem like a great product for certain purposes. It's important to be clear about what...
12-11-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,004
Posted By IamFodi

This size will have a substantially bigger...

This size will have a substantially bigger overall diameter than stock -- 0.77" according to the calculator on this site. Bet this is part of your problem. And either way it's not optimal for your...
12-05-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 252,051
Posted By IamFodi

Agree re. anti-wear and cat poisoning. I...

Agree re. anti-wear and cat poisoning.

I wouldn't have used the phrase "significant quantities" there, because the amount of ZDDP even in a GF-5 xW-20 is plenty significant. But I assume you...
12-02-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 252,051
Posted By IamFodi

^ This. Technically any oil could cause this...

^ This.

Technically any oil could cause this under the right conditions. But I'd imagine the engine would tend to fail for other reasons first, especially with a synthetic.

As for Royal...
11-14-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,404
Posted By IamFodi

Correct. Which is exactly why I find it so...

Correct. Which is exactly why I find it so insane that anyone would think making it 10 times worse is okay.

With the cat, the RX-8's biggest emissions problem is CO2. Annoying, and bad for...
11-14-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,404
Posted By IamFodi

This is stupid, and you know it.

This is stupid, and you know it.
11-14-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,404
Posted By IamFodi

Of course. Meanwhile, anyone unlucky enough...

Of course.

Meanwhile, anyone unlucky enough to drive behind you gets gassed the whole time.

The smell is annoying, but you get used to it. The combustion byproducts are toxic, and there's no...
10-30-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By IamFodi

If I wasn't before, I am now. I feel like you're...

If I wasn't before, I am now. I feel like you're really going the extra mile for me. That kind of personal attention means a lot. <3
10-27-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,861
Posted By IamFodi

Another exclusive Top Tier Gas user here. Shell...

Another exclusive Top Tier Gas user here. Shell is my go-to. If I can't find one, then Exxon or Mobil. Any other Top Tier Gas station as a fallback.

A good injector cleaner would also help...
10-23-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 252,051
Posted By IamFodi

(Figured necro-bumping this thread would be less...

(Figured necro-bumping this thread would be less rude than posting a new one on this issue. Mods, please feel free to move as appropriate.)

Question: Anyone else think maybe the "synthetics...
10-13-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,861
Posted By IamFodi

It probably is due to compression issues. Even if...

It probably is due to compression issues. Even if it isn't, compression is probably suspect anyway.

As RotaryMachineRx said, the only way to know compression is to have a compression test done.
09-23-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,861
Posted By IamFodi

1. Can't speak to how often the car floods (my...

1. Can't speak to how often the car floods (my car is a Series 2 and manual), but I'd think flooding would greatly accelerate wear on everything. All that fuel is going to eat away at the oil films...
09-22-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,079
Posted By IamFodi

Update after a bit more driving: Yeah, this tire...

Update after a bit more driving: Yeah, this tire grips harder than the Super Sport. Slight improvement on dry roads, BIG improvement on wet roads.
09-02-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,615
Posted By IamFodi

Completely agree with this article. It's not the...

Completely agree with this article. It's not the best articulation of this point that I've read, but the author is right.
07-30-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,861
Posted By IamFodi

Wow. How mildly are you guys driving??

Wow. How mildly are you guys driving??
07-20-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,861
Posted By IamFodi

I'm not management, but let me try to explain...

I'm not management, but let me try to explain this. Stay with me here.

Let's say I'm the guy who made a DIY thread, and I want to have pics in the thread. One way to do it is to upload the pics...
07-20-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 29,966
Posted By IamFodi

>72k miles on my '11 R3. Needed a window motor...

>72k miles on my '11 R3. Needed a window motor and a cat under warranty. Other than that, just maintenance.
07-03-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,651
Posted By IamFodi

Nice. FWIW, I've met two people who've had...

Nice.

FWIW, I've met two people who've had JPR install rebuilt engines. One might have had JPR do the rebuild as well; not sure. But both spoke very highly of JPR.
07-03-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,651
Posted By IamFodi

Before the appointment, he gave me some tips over...

Before the appointment, he gave me some tips over the phone for things to pay attention to while I drove the car (I had Torque with an Bluetooth OBD dongle). Then he drove the car with an OBD...
07-02-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,861
Posted By IamFodi

Just realized I had forgotten something in my...

Just realized I had forgotten something in my previous response to this.

I feel like I read somewhere that friction modifiers in the oil could cause apex seals to chatter rather than slide...
06-30-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,861
Posted By IamFodi

No. Keep using 98 RON with the friction...

No. Keep using 98 RON with the friction modifiers.

The document you posted seems to be saying not to use certain third-party oil additive products. That's good advice. ANY third-party oil...
06-29-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,861
Posted By IamFodi

I'd imagine so. The car gets speed-related...

I'd imagine so. The car gets speed-related signals from more than one place, and if they don't all match (within tolerances), I'd imagine it'd make DSC unhappy.

Don't autos have open diffs? ...
06-25-2017, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,861
Posted By IamFodi

Thanks, Williard. Makes sense. I remember...

Thanks, Williard. Makes sense. I remember hearing about it from a source that I had thought was authoritative, but couldn't quite remember what that was, so I figured some CYA was warranted. :]
06-24-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,861
Posted By IamFodi

Since no one better informed is chiming in, I'll...

Since no one better informed is chiming in, I'll take a crack at the ones I didn't attempt earlier:

Barring the carbon deposit scenario I outlined above (which I haven't been able to verify is...
06-22-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,861
Posted By IamFodi

Can't answer all your questions, but here are a...

Can't answer all your questions, but here are a few tidbits I've come across:


I've heard that carbon buildup can the apex seals stick when they're supposed to expand out against the rotor...
06-15-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,608
Posted By IamFodi

Agreed.

Agreed.
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