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05-14-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7,263
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Posted By gwilliams6

There was a Mazda service recall on the pedal,...

There was a Mazda service recall on the pedal, but all they do is check it and replace with another same clutch pedal if they see any stress cracks. You could weld it yourself, but I got a...
05-06-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,197
Posted By gwilliams6

Happy for Mazda, I go way back to being involved...

Happy for Mazda, I go way back to being involved with the first Mazdas in IMSA in the 70's. With some luck they should get that win this season. The drivers did a super job in my opinion. The Mazda...
04-01-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7,263
Views: 421,873
Posted By gwilliams6

Worn coils can kill you cat and engine quickly. ...

Worn coils can kill you cat and engine quickly.

You have a number of options for coils:
- The Cheapest option: BWD/Intermotor coils from auto parts stores like Advance Auto. 4 coils, 4 plugs,...
03-20-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 32,530
Posted By gwilliams6

Believe it or not Jinx it is a bigger issue then...

Believe it or not Jinx it is a bigger issue then your experince with many RX8s, even with NO aftermarket parts . They do drain batteries even when in excellent health. Dealers and rotary specialist...
02-04-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,756
Posted By gwilliams6

Here is the UNTOLD TRUE STORY 2020 Toyota Supra...

Here is the UNTOLD TRUE STORY
2020 Toyota Supra - BMW or Toyota?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jbyzmtgU_0
08-30-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,356
Posted By gwilliams6

Enjoy a 16-Rotor Symphony, Performed by Four Mazda Race Cars

Enjoy a 16-Rotor Symphony, Performed by Four Mazda Race Cars

https://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsports/a22873160/mazda-26b-rotary-race-engine-sound/?src=nl&mag=rdt&list=nl_rdt_news&date=083018
...
08-13-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 648
Posted By gwilliams6

700 hp Mazda RX7 Seen on Hoonigan | Nasty Tuner Car!

Might be of interest to some here. A 14-year weekend project, turns into a 715hp (at the wheels),over 650 ft.lbs of torque FD RX7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlZ7-9EmNSY
07-27-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,398
Posted By gwilliams6

This is my seventh rotary engine car, and the...

This is my seventh rotary engine car, and the only one I still have. Man I wish I could have afforded to keep them all, each one was special to me. But life and work and marriages got in the way. So...
05-26-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,006
Posted By gwilliams6

How many miles on your radiator ? At 100k,...

How many miles on your radiator ? At 100k, anything original in the cooling system is really suspect and failure prone. It represents the biggest threat to your engine.
05-09-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By gwilliams6

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surve...

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=UHPAS

I have had great performance in all weather, including snow,with the Conti DWS and newer improved Conti DWS 06. They have...
04-03-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,894
Posted By gwilliams6

ASH8, in our vast multi-cultural American...

ASH8, in our vast multi-cultural American society, there is nothing wrong with your so-called diversity/minority express in advertising. That is long overdue. I guess diversity doesn't play well in...
03-27-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,511
Views: 149,317
Posted By gwilliams6

There were also upgrades in starters after 2004....

There were also upgrades in starters after 2004. The 14-tooth S2 series starter is a direct fit in all RX8s-2004-2011, and great upgrade to all S1 starters. I changed to this....
03-11-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By gwilliams6

You need to read this thread completely and then...

You need to read this thread completely and then come back with your specific issues and questions:

http://www.rx8club.com/new-member-forum-197/new-potential-owners-start-here-202454/
01-22-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By gwilliams6

Watch Ford GT set lap record at VIR

https://www.caranddriver.com/features/lightning-lap-115-we-lap-the-ford-gt-at-vir-feature?src=nl&mag=cdb&list=nl_dvr_news&date=012218

And full test in France:...
01-20-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By gwilliams6

How Ford beat Ferrari at LeMans in 1967_Remembering Dan Gurney

How Ford Beat Ferrari at Le Mans (http://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsports/a15395770/how-ford-beat-ferrari-at-le-mans/?src=nl&mag=rdt&list=nl_rdt_news&date=012018)
12-29-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,035
Posted By gwilliams6

I will try to make at least one race this season....

I will try to make at least one race this season. I was there for the 24-hours of Daytona way back in 1979 (as part of the Mazda folks, with my own RX7) when they shocked everyone with 5th and 6th...
12-22-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 347
Posted By gwilliams6

watch a triple turbo cummins diesel engine literally explode on the dyno

It was pushing 146psi of boost and over 2000hp when it blew.

Watch a Triple-Turbo Cummins Diesel Engine Literally Explode on the Dyno...
12-11-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7,263
Views: 421,873
Posted By gwilliams6

Welcome New Owners Thread. Read this...

Welcome

New Owners Thread. Read this thoroughly first, and then ask your questions.

http://www.rx8club.com/new-member-forum-197/new-potential-owners-start-here-202454/
12-11-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By gwilliams6

Mclaren Senna

McLaren Senna P15 Official Debut - New McLaren P15 Photos & Specs Revealed...
12-11-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,712
Posted By gwilliams6

Be sure all recall work has been done. Good to...

Be sure all recall work has been done. Good to show proof of that to any prospective buyer.

Plug in your car's vin number here to check on status of all recall work on your car. All recall work...
12-10-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 149,157
Posted By gwilliams6

Car and Driver magazine's reaction to the new...

Car and Driver magazine's reaction to the new Mazda Vision Coupe:

"Mazda, you get us. You are our passion and our reason, the sodium to our chloride;together we are the table salt of desire. We...
12-01-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,035
Posted By gwilliams6

Met Bomarito at NJ Motorsport park (just 30...

Met Bomarito at NJ Motorsport park (just 30 minutes from my NJ house) when Mazda was still racing the Speedsource tube-frame, three rotor RX8s a few years back. Sad about the replaced drivers, but...
11-26-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,035
Posted By gwilliams6

Super job posting these, thanks Jedi54 !!!

Super job posting these, thanks Jedi54 !!!
11-14-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7,263
Views: 421,873
Posted By gwilliams6

the rest of that coil options list: Be wary...

the rest of that coil options list:

Be wary of "LSx D585 coil upgrades", as not all D585 coils are created the same, and the standard generic D585 coil is not properly designed internally for the...
11-12-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,580
Posted By gwilliams6

http://jprimports.com/ ...

http://jprimports.com/
http://black-halo-racing.myshopify.com/
RX-7 & RX-8 Performance (http://shop.pettitracing.com/) (Pettit Racing )
Pineapple Racing (http://www.pineappleracing.com/)
Racing...
11-09-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 805
Posted By gwilliams6

StrictlyTraction after you have your compression...

StrictlyTraction after you have your compression test and hopefully get good numbers, you want to change out the coils ,wires and plugs unless all were done recently. Top ignition system health is...
11-06-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,051
Posted By gwilliams6

If these are truly NGK and NAPA/Echlin , and not...

If these are truly NGK and NAPA/Echlin , and not a knock-off, they are ok. I don't know if these are up to OEM (C) coils (the latest). Might be equivalent to first revision coils, which are fine.
...
11-03-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 719
Posted By gwilliams6

Hopefully the $500 savings for the warranty...

Hopefully the $500 savings for the warranty company won't cost you much more in the long run. Try to get those compression numbers from Mazda,ok.

You didn't have the knowledge at the time, but...
11-02-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,051
Posted By gwilliams6

ditto NotAPreppie. MAF cleaner is readily...

ditto NotAPreppie. MAF cleaner is readily available at Walmart and any auto parts stores.
11-01-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,051
Posted By gwilliams6

Engine Power Loss • chokes as revs increase ...

Engine Power Loss
• chokes as revs increase
o O2 sensor failure (too rich)
o MAF failure
o MAF disconnected
o e-shaft sensor fouled
o accessory belt fraying
• high end power loss (hard fuel...
10-24-2017, 03:35 AM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 252,390
Posted By gwilliams6

You have some valid points here IamFodi. When I...

You have some valid points here IamFodi. When I ran my track RX7 (turbo and up to 400 hp, depending on tuning and fuel) I ran on full synthetic Amsoil and premix, just like the pro IMSA RX7 teams...
10-18-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By gwilliams6

Mid-engined Corvette spotted

https://www.wheelsmag.com.au/news/1710/2018-chevrolet-corvette-spied-at-a-maccas-drive-through?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2017_October_11_Wheels&utm_term=list_wheels_newsletter
10-17-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By gwilliams6

yes, yes ,yes, no problem to carry four mounted...

yes, yes ,yes, no problem to carry four mounted tires, plus a passenger. Have done it myself.
10-09-2017, 03:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,926
Posted By gwilliams6

Well said, Okki-Jakarta Thanks !

Well said, Okki-Jakarta

Thanks !
10-08-2017, 04:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,926
Posted By gwilliams6

We all realize that TeamRX8 will never get the...

We all realize that TeamRX8 will never get the point.

Cheers
09-30-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 726
Posted By gwilliams6

I agree, the BHR ignition is the best way to...

I agree, the BHR ignition is the best way to upgrade your ignition, especially if you plan to track it. And the BHR ignition kit should last the life of your car. I have it on my RX8 and it is still...
09-28-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 394,224
Posted By gwilliams6

Paul of Mazmart, a top Mazda parts supplier and...

Paul of Mazmart, a top Mazda parts supplier and RX8 parts vendor, had a recent thread here where he took apart a recent Mazda reman engine and found quality work and virtual all new parts. So if the...
09-21-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,215
Posted By gwilliams6

Fran91 I am happy to help. Start here:...

Fran91 I am happy to help.

Start here: https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-trouble-shooting-95/starting-issues-start-here-222584/

Hot starting issues are a classic sign of low compression in the...
09-21-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,215
Posted By gwilliams6

Just some of the reputable ones, there are others...

Just some of the reputable ones, there are others of course.

http://jprimports.com/
http://black-halo-racing.myshopify.com/
RX-7 & RX-8 Performance (http://shop.pettitracing.com/)
Pineapple...
09-10-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,511
Views: 149,317
Posted By gwilliams6

There are cooling mod threads where folks talked,...

There are cooling mod threads where folks talked, debated and argued about the temp differences with various cooling mods. Everyone drives differently, and there are huge differences in climate...
09-07-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,511
Views: 149,317
Posted By gwilliams6

I have both the Mazmart thermostat and the fan...

I have both the Mazmart thermostat and the fan relay kit. I chose to do these and also added lower temp oil cooler thermostats
,with a new aluminum Koyo V-core radiator and new Racing Beat hoses. ....
09-05-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By gwilliams6

It will be fine my friend. Have done it myself.

It will be fine my friend. Have done it myself.
09-05-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,511
Views: 149,317
Posted By gwilliams6

The fans, in good shape ,should last quite a few...

The fans, in good shape ,should last quite a few years. Mine are still working fine after 8 years. There are some upgraded aftermarket fans out there, but be sure they fit like oem. New oem fans can...
09-01-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By gwilliams6

Evolution of the ND MX-5's Design

Witness the Complete Evolution of the ND Mazda MX-5 Miata's Design (http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/car-design/g12089543/witness-the-complete-evolution-of-the-nd-mazda-mx-5-miatas-design/)
08-25-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,220
Posted By gwilliams6

Right on !!!

Right on !!!
08-25-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By gwilliams6

dmp has a point. stuff happens. Many early 2009...

dmp has a point. stuff happens. Many early 2009 series 2 RX8s had serious transmission problems right from the start, and some had to have them totally replaced. Any mechanical part can have a...
08-15-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By gwilliams6

Miata engine Disassembly in Timelapse Video

Mazda Miata Engine Teardown Video - Miata Engine Teardown Stop Motion Video...
08-05-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,581
Posted By gwilliams6

Don't be foolish and dismiss the possibility that...

Don't be foolish and dismiss the possibility that you might have a failing fuel pump. Folks here on this forum collectively have millions of miles experience with these cars and their parts.

Any...
08-04-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By gwilliams6

Welcome ! I have owned RX7s (three...

Welcome !

I have owned RX7s (three generations) and an RX8, and there are many differences you need to know. . You need to read this thread completely, if you haven't already, and check your car's...
08-03-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,507
Posted By gwilliams6

https://www.amazon.com/Lucas-Oil-10115-Semi-Synthe...

https://www.amazon.com/Lucas-Oil-10115-Semi-Synthetic-2-Cycle/dp/B0002KKTWC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501761532&sr=8-1&keywords=lucas+semi+synthetic+2+stroke+oil


Lucas semi-synthetic 2stroke,...
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