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Forum: RX-8 Discussion 01-14-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Loki
I just took mine apart to remember how to do it. ...

I just took mine apart to remember how to do it. Once you have the key part off, look at the opening it leaves. You'll see 2 little gaps on either side of the fob case, on the interior side. ...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 01-14-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Loki
It comes apart, just takes a bit of prying. The...

It comes apart, just takes a bit of prying. The button half lifts off from the bottom half.
Forum: Series I Aftermarket Performance Modifications 01-11-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 38,740
Posted By Loki
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Forum: RX-8 Discussion 01-09-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 842
Posted By Loki
So is an original engine a plus or a minus in the...

So is an original engine a plus or a minus in the valuation?:D
Forum: New Member Forum 01-04-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Loki
You need to be absolutely sure that these 4 items...

You need to be absolutely sure that these 4 items are in good working order. Whether that means you change them or inspect them is up to you, but they need to work regardless of engine mileage. For...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 12-31-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6,785
Views: 356,321
Posted By Loki
Looking at it on a better screen, it's definitely...

Looking at it on a better screen, it's definitely just the heatshield. Nothing to worry about, just get it removed. Everything else looks fine, including the tranny pan. It'll bang around as you...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 12-24-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 360,079
Posted By Loki
That code is for a failed intake valve solenoid. ...

That code is for a failed intake valve solenoid. Fairly common problem, but it won't prevent the car from starting unless the valve is also stuck. You'll have to determine which of the 3 has...
Forum: New Member Forum 12-23-2017, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Loki
Get an OBD reader and scan for codes and fuel...

Get an OBD reader and scan for codes and fuel trims at idle. That will give you indication of where to look.
Forum: General Automotive 12-20-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 605
Posted By Loki
I think you're way over thinking it. The odds...

I think you're way over thinking it. The odds that it grenades one day out of the blue are no higher than the odds of any other engine grenading. The more likely scenario is it becomes harder to...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 12-20-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 106,866
Posted By Loki
I should have specified that SOME 2 stroke oils,...

I should have specified that SOME 2 stroke oils, the higher ends ones, address this problem. If you put garden variety TCW3 or lower 2 stroke oil, you're into a whole other set of problems.
...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 12-20-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Loki
What position is the key in when you get those...

What position is the key in when you get those voltages?
The relays for all those things would be open when the car is off, so the 0s make sense.

It's possible the EVAP leak pump is active at all...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 12-19-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Loki
Probably, but ECU's are almost never replaced so...

Probably, but ECU's are almost never replaced so there may be stuff I don't know. Why do you need to replace it?

In any event, you will need Mazda to program the new ECU to work with the ignition...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 12-14-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By Loki
Your measured airflow is 4.3g/sec, that's low for...

Your measured airflow is 4.3g/sec, that's low for a warm idle. You have a decent size vacuum leak somewhere. Start looking :)
One commonly overlooked one is the VFAD nipple under the throttle...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 12-06-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Loki
After dislocating one of mine, I wasn't able to...

After dislocating one of mine, I wasn't able to fix it from the outside until I took my dash apart of another reason, and figured out how it all hooks together with the piece out of the car. I have...
Forum: New Member Forum 12-04-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Loki
In addition to that ^^^, if you had to replace...

In addition to that ^^^, if you had to replace the coils, check that your catalytic converter hasn't been damaged. Take it down and check it visually. If it's clogged or broken, don't drive on it.
Forum: New Member Forum 11-26-2017, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Loki
The click you were hearing was insufficient...

The click you were hearing was insufficient current from the battery to turn the starter. You may want to have the battery checked.

If it dies the moment you press on the brake, I would also...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 11-23-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Loki
If the 4 port ECU is out of an automatic (if it's...

If the 4 port ECU is out of an automatic (if it's from North America, it definitely is), then it won't work with a manual trans... the code you have is it crying about missing a transmission. Among...
Forum: New Member Forum 11-21-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 531
Posted By Loki
Normal is not a number, if it's below 250 rpm,...

Normal is not a number, if it's below 250 rpm, it's not helping you. Get an OBD gauge and get numbers. Without that, it's hard to offer any specific help. Also when you rebuilt it, did you check...
Forum: New Member Forum 11-21-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 531
Posted By Loki
How fast is your starter turning? When it's...

How fast is your starter turning? When it's running, what is the rpm, airflow g/sec, LTFT and STFT? If you have to give it gas, perhaps there's a vacuum leak or the amount of air and fuel is not...
Forum: New Member Forum 11-20-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Loki
Is it possible your starter is slow? Is it...

Is it possible your starter is slow? Is it possible your battery is not in the best shape? Have the ignition coils and spark plugs been replaced since you bought it (or rather, when were they last...
Forum: New Member Forum 11-12-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By Loki
Get in touch with Rotary Resurrection (he's here...

Get in touch with Rotary Resurrection (he's here on the forum, for example). Rebuilding the engine you haven't isn't the best approach, since big expensive parts may be out of spec. Usually you...
Forum: New Member Forum 11-12-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By Loki
The MAF sensor? That's not crazy, but it's odd...

The MAF sensor? That's not crazy, but it's odd that the issue would only manifest when the car was in gear. You may want to check that the clutch is fully disengaging and not dragging on the...
Forum: New Member Forum 11-12-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By Loki
If there is enough crankcase pressure to pop the...

If there is enough crankcase pressure to pop the dipstick and spray out oil, the knock doesn't super matter. She's dead, Jim. You've lost a side seal somewhere.
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 11-10-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By Loki
By the way, the c1096 code isn't about the ABS...

By the way, the c1096 code isn't about the ABS pump, it's an open circuit going to the pump. Very possible that you don't need to replace anything, just verify the wiring isn't damaged. Wiring...
Forum: New Member Forum 11-05-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By Loki
Put the wood on them ;)

Put the wood on them ;)
Forum: New Member Forum 11-05-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By Loki
Can isolate what is knocking? If you take a piece...

Can isolate what is knocking? If you take a piece of wood and put one end to your ear and the other on individual parts you will hear very clearly through the stick when you touch the part that is...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 10-31-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,082
Posted By Loki
It's possible the catalytic converter melted and...

It's possible the catalytic converter melted and part of it are blocking the muffler. That doesn't normally prevent them from starting though... so a couple of things: flooding is often a sign of...
Forum: New Member Forum 10-31-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Loki
Do you want to tell us what the actual problem...

Do you want to tell us what the actual problem is? With a description like that, it doesn't sound like your mechanic friend is doing you any favours. Maybe the problem is elsewhere entirely.
Forum: New Member Forum 10-29-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By Loki
The ECU you got with the engine didn't work...

The ECU you got with the engine didn't work because the immobilizer in it needs to be programmed to work with your key cylinder.

Is the engine you got the same as the one that was in the car...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 10-23-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By Loki
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 10-10-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,085
Posted By Loki
EQ_RAT sounds like equivalence ratio, same as...

EQ_RAT sounds like equivalence ratio, same as lambda. 1.00 is 14.7ish AFR, lower than 1 is richer, higher is leaner. I don't have a good way to convert equivalence ratio to AFR precisely, but...
Forum: Gulf RX-8 Forum 10-08-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By Loki
Ignition coils, spark plugs, wires could be one...

Ignition coils, spark plugs, wires could be one cause. The stock coils need to be replaced every 30k miles or so.

Clogged catalytic converter could do it as well, check if it glows red after a...
Forum: New Member Forum 10-07-2017, 01:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,953
Posted By Loki
Nice! STFT will bounce within a certain range,...

Nice! STFT will bounce within a certain range, that's normal. LTFT looks like it's coming back to normal.
Forum: New Member Forum 10-06-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,953
Posted By Loki
Check that the VFAD nipple on the underside of...

Check that the VFAD nipple on the underside of the throttle body also. Something must have been used to cap it, perhaps that something came off.
Forum: New Member Forum 10-06-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,953
Posted By Loki
No. The fuel pump is at the other end of the car...

No. The fuel pump is at the other end of the car from anything related to airflow.

Did you undo the intake to install the coils? Check that you didn't leave any open gaps in the intake after the...
Forum: Series I Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension 10-04-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,632
Posted By Loki
:dunno: are you thinking about a strut bar? The...

:dunno: are you thinking about a strut bar? The sway bar goes under the car. If you have to ask, you don't need an upgraded one.
Forum: New Member Forum 09-28-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Loki
What's your budget for engine replacement? There...

What's your budget for engine replacement? There is a significant chance that any used engine you find will be in a similar shape to yours, so the recommended path is to purchase a known good rebuilt...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 09-26-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Loki
The radiator and flooding have nothing in common,...

The radiator and flooding have nothing in common, so go ahead and try the deflood procedure and deal with the radiator separately.

You can pull the spark plugs and see if there is fuel on them,...
Forum: Canada Forum 09-25-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Loki
Well, aside from really weird descriptions...

Well, aside from really weird descriptions (6-speed manual with overdrive? heated mirrors?), there isn't a lot of into there. If you've been doing research, then you already know that a compression...
Forum: New Member Forum 09-23-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By Loki
What's your budget? The going favorite these days...

What's your budget? The going favorite these days is Ohlins, but it's about $2000. Bilstein PSS is the more reasonable alternative with good qualities. Tein is OK if you really don't have the money...
Forum: Non-Rotary Swaps 09-21-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 51,223
Posted By Loki
You want to have 99 horsepower in a 3000lb car?...

You want to have 99 horsepower in a 3000lb car? If you're going to spend the significant amount of work and money to swap an engine, there are much better and reliable engines. 1JZ's are plenty...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 09-21-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,600
Posted By Loki
Definitely sounds like a case of low compression....

Definitely sounds like a case of low compression. Start shopping for a replacement engine. There is a lot of info here about reputable rebuilders, so depending on where you are from, you may have...
Forum: Series II Technical and Trouble shooting 09-19-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,360
Posted By Loki
Put a stick to the starter ;) ;) Put a stick on...

Put a stick to the starter ;) ;)
Put a stick on everything until you find the culprit.
Forum: Series II Technical and Trouble shooting 09-18-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,360
Posted By Loki
Let's try to localize it. Can't do that with a...

Let's try to localize it. Can't do that with a video, but if you think it's the alternator, start there. Get a wooden stick, put one end on the suspected source of the noise, the other end to your...
Forum: New Member Forum 09-09-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Loki
Go out and get some quotes, it will give you an...

Go out and get some quotes, it will give you an idea of what is realistic. There aren't too many 20 y/o owners round here, very unlikely any are in your area
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 08-30-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,675
Posted By Loki
Team, whether you misunderstood or not, you made...

Team, whether you misunderstood or not, you made a conscious decision to belittle the person in question, rather than help them. And you kinda do that often. So, you have another decision to make:...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 08-24-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Loki
Coolant has corrosion inhibitors that water...

Coolant has corrosion inhibitors that water obviously doesn't. Also, tap water is an electrolyte and can cause dissimilar metals to erode.
Forum: New Member Forum 08-24-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,269
Posted By Loki
For what it's worth, this is my setup. Cost $20....

For what it's worth, this is my setup. Cost $20.
I have not put it through a wind tunnel.

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj140/rallySeo/RX-8/IMG_20170823_224822570_zpslkbchwb4.jpg...
Forum: New Member Forum 08-23-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Loki
If it was the antitheft, the starter wouldn't...

If it was the antitheft, the starter wouldn't even click, there would be no power going to its relay. So the symptoms sound contradictory :/

Do you have an OBD 2 reader? If you plug it in with...
Forum: New Member Forum 08-23-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By Loki
Let's take a couple of steps back :) Bring...

Let's take a couple of steps back :)

Bring that Typhoon intake right back to the junkyard. It by itself can cause idle and performance problems, and provides no benefit of any sort.

Why would...
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