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Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 01-19-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By NotAPreppie
I wasn't able to find photos on these on the RX-8...

I wasn't able to find photos on these on the RX-8 but here are a few from other cars. They're in the same approximate locations.

Piston Slap: Truncated Thoughts on Trunk Vents...
Forum: Series I Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension 01-10-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11,203
Views: 805,494
Posted By NotAPreppie
Tirerack thinks they will fit 2009+ in +48 so I...

Tirerack thinks they will fit 2009+ in +48 so I doubt you'll have a problem.
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-09-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,449
Posted By NotAPreppie
I feel like Brettus is goading Team just to see...

I feel like Brettus is goading Team just to see if Team will actually do it.
Forum: New Member Forum 12-26-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By NotAPreppie
Oh, you poor, pathetic soul. I wouldn't wish this...

Oh, you poor, pathetic soul. I wouldn't wish this as a first car on my worst enemy...

Not just because they are high maintenance but because now you'll be ruined for so many more reasonable cars...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 12-23-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,329
Posted By NotAPreppie
The issue with running 0w-XX or 5w-XX is that the...

The issue with running 0w-XX or 5w-XX is that the broader the viscosity range, the more potential there is for the viscosity modifiers to break down.

Use the narrowest range you can reasonably...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 12-22-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,329
Posted By NotAPreppie
Maybe at the bearings but not at the seals.

Maybe at the bearings but not at the seals.
Forum: RX-8's For Sale/Wanted 12-20-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By NotAPreppie
Make sure to tell them to come here to introduce...

Make sure to tell them to come here to introduce themselves and read all of the new owner stickies.
Forum: RX-8 Parts For Sale/Wanted 12-20-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,441
Posted By NotAPreppie
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Forum: New Member Forum 12-12-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By NotAPreppie
Is it just me or are 9k and Team slowly merging?

Is it just me or are 9k and Team slowly merging?
Forum: New Member Forum 12-12-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By NotAPreppie
Yes, even properly maintained Renesis engines...

Yes, even properly maintained Renesis engines will need a rebuild much sooner than the average piston engine car. Mine lasted 50k miles of DD and autocross use. Others have lasted over 100k. And it's...
Forum: RX-8's For Sale/Wanted 12-11-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By NotAPreppie
It needs to be rotary-specific. Don't just let...

It needs to be rotary-specific. Don't just let them use a sparkplug adapter connected to a pressure gauge with a bit of hose.

Done properly, you will get 3 pressures and an RPM for each rotor.
Forum: RX-8's For Sale/Wanted 12-11-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By NotAPreppie
Compression test results would go a long way...

Compression test results would go a long way towards selling this car.
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 12-06-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 241,235
Posted By NotAPreppie
Who is talking about engine seals? And you've...

Who is talking about engine seals? And you've just agreed with IamFodi and I re: ZDDP's impact on catalysts.

Are you feeling okay?
Forum: General Automotive 12-05-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,202
Posted By NotAPreppie
I'm still waiting for my brown Mazda6 wagon with...

I'm still waiting for my brown Mazda6 wagon with a logitudinal VR5 turbodiesel and rear-bias AWD with TorSen diffs front/center/rear receiving power through a 6MT.

Or maybe, just dust off the RX-8...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 12-01-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 360,082
Posted By NotAPreppie
Well that was a little aggressive.

Well that was a little aggressive.
Forum: New Member Forum 11-29-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By NotAPreppie
I'd be surprised if 60k-actual-mile-summer-tires...

I'd be surprised if 60k-actual-mile-summer-tires were anything other than total shit on the road.

90% of the reason why tires last long(er) is that the rubber compound is harder (read: less...
Forum: New Member Forum 11-27-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By NotAPreppie
Keep in mind that some (many?) rebuilders won't...

Keep in mind that some (many?) rebuilders won't take an engine that has been disassembled as a core so you'll be out whatever core charge they include.

I know that Mazda will if you purchase a...
Forum: General Automotive 11-20-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By NotAPreppie
Well, no. We all have RX-8s. Why would we need...

Well, no. We all have RX-8s. Why would we need two low-powered sports cars?
Forum: New Member Forum 11-16-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By NotAPreppie
Never flooded my car and I've shut it down cold...

Never flooded my car and I've shut it down cold many times.

If your starter, battery, and ignition system are healthy, flooding shouldn't be an issue.

If you're feeling paranoid, blip the...
Forum: General Automotive 11-15-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,202
Posted By NotAPreppie
Now all they need to do is put it in the 3 and...

Now all they need to do is put it in the 3 and CX-5 while making the NA 2.5 available in the CX-3 and they'll have almost a full lineup.

Then, just dust off the RX-8 tooling and shoe-horn the 2.5T...
Forum: New Member Forum 11-15-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By NotAPreppie
Unless you live in the great white north of...

Unless you live in the great white north of Canada, don't idle it to warm it up for extended periods of time. The car runs pig rich at cold idle and it's that rich period when carbon forms most...
Forum: New Member Forum 11-15-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 596
Posted By NotAPreppie
If you're getting misfire and lean codes you...

If you're getting misfire and lean codes you likely either have too much air or not enough fuel. A midpipe will not affect this. If you're running cat-less you should get a P0420 (catalyst below...
Forum: New Member Forum 11-13-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By NotAPreppie
The part number for a Mazda remanufactured Series...

The part number for a Mazda remanufactured Series 1 6MT shortblock is "n3h3-02-200R-v0".
Do a google search for that (with quotes). You should find a number of places selling them for $2900-$3200. ...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 11-13-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By NotAPreppie
Would it help to do a deposit system? Charge them...

Would it help to do a deposit system? Charge them $300 and then refund $270 of it when you get the tool back in good condition.
Forum: RX-8 Parts For Sale/Wanted 11-12-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 16,951
Posted By NotAPreppie
Best of luck with that.

Best of luck with that.
Forum: Canada Forum 11-09-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,492
Posted By NotAPreppie
I went to Safelite after rearview mirror button...

I went to Safelite after rearview mirror button replacement went awry. $230 later I had a new windshield that's completely indistinguishable from the original.
Forum: New Member Forum 11-02-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 717
Posted By NotAPreppie
Just make sure you use MAF cleaner and not brake...

Just make sure you use MAF cleaner and not brake cleaner or any other harsh solvents. I've spoken to people who have used the latter and ended up buying new MAF sensors as a result.
Forum: General Automotive 11-02-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By NotAPreppie
I'd contact the appropriate agency in NC and ask...

I'd contact the appropriate agency in NC and ask if there are extensions or exceptions that can be granted for people in your situation.
Forum: New Member Forum 11-01-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 717
Posted By NotAPreppie
Check your air filter and intake track. I'll bet...

Check your air filter and intake track. I'll bet you sucked a bit of water in.
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 11-01-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 146,118
Posted By NotAPreppie
Lean begets pre-ignition and heat. Pre-ignition...

Lean begets pre-ignition and heat.
Pre-ignition and heat beget low compression.

So, yes, you probably killed your engine by not fixing whatever caused it to run lean.
Forum: New Member Forum 10-30-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,607
Posted By NotAPreppie
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_L_engine#2.3L_...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_L_engine#2.3L_DISI_Turbo_.28L3-VDT.29
Forum: Series II Technical and Trouble shooting 10-27-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 494
Posted By NotAPreppie
IamFodi is a willing participant. This is a...

IamFodi is a willing participant. This is a victimless crime.

Let me have my fun, damn you!

:lol2:
Forum: New Member Forum 10-23-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By NotAPreppie
IMO, the S2 gearbox is a definite step up from...

IMO, the S2 gearbox is a definite step up from the S1. I put one in my 2005 and have been very happy with it.

The S2 gearbox uses a different shifter and neutral/reverse switch connectors. You can...
Forum: New Member Forum 10-21-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By NotAPreppie
Sounds like you might need to smoke test it to...

Sounds like you might need to smoke test it to verify the lack of a vacuum leak.

But yah, check your injector wiring one more time, as well.
Forum: General Automotive 10-19-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By NotAPreppie
It isn't just steel. Kobe Steel also fudged the...

It isn't just steel. Kobe Steel also fudged the data on their aluminum and copper products, as well.
Forum: General Automotive 10-16-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 123,205
Posted By NotAPreppie
That article is literally the exact same...

That article is literally the exact same information with the exact same AN source as the TTAC report.
Forum: New Member Forum 10-13-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By NotAPreppie
1) Those numbers are definitely not in MPa. 96...

1) Those numbers are definitely not in MPa. 96 MPa would be just shy of 14,000 psi. The only units those numbers would reasonably match up with would be psi.

2) If you're using the Foxed.ca...
Forum: General Automotive 10-12-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 123,205
Posted By NotAPreppie
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbull...

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Forum: New Member Forum 10-11-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By NotAPreppie
Highlight my previous post. I was doubling down...

Highlight my previous post. I was doubling down on the sarcasm.
Forum: New Member Forum 10-11-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By NotAPreppie
Who me? Never. </s>

Who me? Never.
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Forum: New Member Forum 10-11-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By NotAPreppie
Before I got my tire trailer I transported a set...

Before I got my tire trailer I transported a set of 245/40-18 race tires mounted to OEM wheels to autocross events in the back seats of my 2005. You and your passenger might feel a little cramped if...
Forum: New Member Forum 10-09-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By NotAPreppie
Make sure it doesn't grind when shifting at high...

Make sure it doesn't grind when shifting at high RPM. Seriously. There's not really a way to tell from outside whether or not a gearbox is going to be good or not.
Forum: New Member Forum 10-07-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By NotAPreppie
I don't know what you mean. Sipe has always been...

I don't know what you mean. Sipe has always been the kindest, most patient and most understanding member of our community. :dunno:
Forum: New Member Forum 09-29-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By NotAPreppie
If you want an LS RX-8 swap without breaking the...

If you want an LS RX-8 swap without breaking the bank, your best bet is to contact Daniel A. Nadal in the "LS Powered rx8" Facebook group. He does turn-key swaps out of his garage near Phoenix, AZ...
Forum: New Member Forum 09-28-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 758
Posted By NotAPreppie
The difference is that the vacuum line from the...

The difference is that the vacuum line from the oil filler neck connects to the accordion tube on older cars and to the vacuum ports on the LIM in newer cars. I don't remember when the change was. If...
Forum: Canada Forum 09-25-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By NotAPreppie
$5900 CAD is about $4800 USD in case any of us...

$5900 CAD is about $4800 USD in case any of us south of the 45th parallel are curious.

I will reiterate what Loki said:
1) Rotary-specific compression test.
2) Read the fine print on that...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 09-21-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,600
Posted By NotAPreppie
That had nothing to do with language barriers and...

That had nothing to do with language barriers and everything to do with you not bothering to actually articulate what it is you are looking for.

Search my posts and you'll find I'm very helpful...
Forum: New Member Forum 09-18-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By NotAPreppie
Yah, if you want that much, you're going to have...

Yah, if you want that much, you're going to have to list it far and wide and hope that the correct enthusiast see's it.

The problem is that rollers with blown engines but good interior/exterior go...
Forum: New Member Forum 09-17-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By NotAPreppie
Base, Base w/Sport Package, Touring, Grand...

Base, Base w/Sport Package, Touring, Grand Touring?
Does it have satellite navigation?

The "Base" designator was renamed "Sport" in 2006 and the "Sport Package" was renamed "Performance Package"....
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 09-15-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,372
Posted By NotAPreppie
I thought about this some more and realized that,...

I thought about this some more and realized that, yes, I did buy it for the chassis. Also, since it had a better power-to-weight ratio than the cars I'd own before, I also bought it for the engine.
...
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