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Forum: Series II Technical and Trouble shooting 07-14-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,049
Posted By UnknownJinX
Like he mentioned, there is a limit on how much...

Like he mentioned, there is a limit on how much compression can differ between faces and rotors, so if all the other faces are mid 8s while one face has a flat 7, that's still a fail.
Forum: RX-8 Racing 07-10-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,778
Posted By Steve Dallas
^ How is dropping your thermostat temp ~10F going...

^ How is dropping your thermostat temp ~10F going to improve your temps in "slight traffic," where the stock thermostat is completely open? That's where you need an undertray and foam. ...
Forum: General Automotive 07-09-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,059
Posted By Bladecutter
We all are hoping they can get things lined up,...

We all are hoping they can get things lined up, and finish a race in a competitive position.


Honestly, at this point, and you mentioned it, but had they kept last years car, and fixed the pit...
Forum: General Automotive 06-22-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 132,951
Posted By hornbm
Just build the fucking car already.

Just build the fucking car already.
Forum: General Automotive 06-16-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 132,951
Posted By UnknownJinX
IMO it looks better than the Toyota Z5(AKA that...

IMO it looks better than the Toyota Z5(AKA that sorry excuse of a successor to the Supra).

Now if this comes out, I hope Mazda is smart enough to offer it in manual trans. Yes, I know modern...
Forum: General Automotive 04-30-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By BigBadChris
Good article on the R26b

Neat Jalopnik article with some of the best pictures I have found of the 4 rotor engine. Also a good explainer on intake runner length vs rpm, I think it gives some nice background on how Mazda got...
Forum: General Automotive 04-11-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,478
Posted By ASH8
Sure do, great Australian actor (a real one) that...

Sure do, great Australian actor (a real one) that can do anything, stage acts, musicals , sings.
Forum: General Automotive 04-11-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,478
Posted By sonicsdaman
hard to forget the worlds ugliest bodykit/wheels...

hard to forget the worlds ugliest bodykit/wheels for the 8
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/1776/2221/4438610003_large.jpg?v=0
Forum: General Automotive 04-09-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By New Yorker
Thanks, cool. I've owned three already, but have...

Thanks, cool. I've owned three already, but have to admit I'm considering a fourth. Still love the 8, though. And I can only have one car. I really shouldn't have any. But no CD player? Could be deal...
Forum: General Automotive 04-07-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,478
Posted By New Yorker
As an ad guy, I can tell you that “brand...

As an ad guy, I can tell you that “brand advertising” - selling by creating a brand personality for your product, rather than relaying a laundry list of product features, works quite well for many...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 04-01-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,890
Posted By Steve Dallas
Here is a link to NGK's page for reading spark...

Here is a link to NGK's page for reading spark plugs:

NGK Spark Plugs (http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/about-ngk/faqs/spark-plug-faqs/how-do-i-read-a-spark-plug)

Your plugs look normal to me, if a...
Forum: General Automotive 03-28-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By fmzambon
I have one of those engines powering a little...

I have one of those engines powering a little Q500 type RC airtplane.
These engines need a minimum of 25% oil in the fuel, most of it being castor oil. So that fluid sloshing around could very well...
Forum: General Automotive 03-26-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By ASH8
love it..thanks for posting. Now RE noobs...

love it..thanks for posting.

Now RE noobs 'may' get a better understanding on how, particularly engine flooding, emissions, fuel economy, etc.
And why Mazda has huge engineering problems even...
Forum: General Automotive 03-26-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By UnknownJinX
Hmm, I wonder why not 3 spark plugs? Cost? I...

Hmm, I wonder why not 3 spark plugs? Cost?

I mean, the 787B 26B engine had 3 spark plugs for each rotor and it looks like the new shoebox range extender also has 3 ignition wires attached to one...
Forum: New Member Forum 03-26-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By sonicsdaman
right so all of the questions you have are...

right so all of the questions you have are answered in the new/ potential owners thread

No really read this like 12 times!...
Forum: General Automotive 03-25-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By fmzambon
Whoops, I tried searching before posting, but I...

Whoops, I tried searching before posting, but I didn't find this thread.
Sorry for the duplicate...
Forum: New Member Forum 03-23-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By BigCajun
+1^ to all of the above. They're high...

+1^ to all of the above.
They're high maintenance, can be problematic, expensive upkeep, and few Renesis engines are as long lived as other popular Japanese cars, but I LOVE mine.
Even faced with...
Forum: New Member Forum 03-23-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By NotAPreppie
And once you've read that whole entire freaking...

And once you've read that whole entire freaking thread, you read it again.

No, we're not kidding.
Forum: New Member Forum 03-22-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By 9krpmrx8
No a chirp is not normal and a chirp would be a...

No a chirp is not normal and a chirp would be a mechanical issue so I don't see how coils would affect that. In the past I have worked on 8's that had a chirp and it was a loose or failing idler...
Forum: Mazmart 03-17-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By ASH8
Seriously Mazda Owners and Mazda Maniacs. ...

Seriously Mazda Owners and Mazda Maniacs.

From a Mazda Parts guy (me) with over 40 years of experience down under, IMO there is nobody better in the United States (North America) and probably the...
Forum: General Automotive 03-17-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,059
Posted By Footman
#55 was 2nd place when it pitted around 38...

#55 was 2nd place when it pitted around 38 minutes, and then couldn't restart. had to push start, failed once, and then second push start it worked.. then it was down 2 laps. By the end of the race,...
Forum: New Member Forum 03-16-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 144,584
Posted By NotAPreppie
https://www.rx8club.com/attachments/rx-8-discussio...

https://www.rx8club.com/attachments/rx-8-discussion-3/181397d1329158289-20w-50-rx8-oiltempgraph.jpg
Forum: General Automotive 03-11-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 132,951
Posted By wankelbolt
Ahem RX-VISION Concepts thread... With that...

Ahem RX-VISION Concepts thread...

With that trophy and four bucks you can get a horrible cup of chain-store coffee.

Funny how they are calling it the "Mazda VISION COUPE" when it's obviously...
Forum: New Member Forum 03-10-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 144,584
Posted By UnknownJinX
Are you the same guy? Like said, check...

Are you the same guy?

Like said, check compression first. If you have an engine with low compression, NOTHING will help short of a rebuild.
Forum: New Member Forum 03-10-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 120,132
Posted By UnknownJinX
I recall that most of them don't do much. You...

I recall that most of them don't do much. You need like a metric crap ton to just bump the octane up by 1 point. You are much better off getting higher octane gas at the pump.
Forum: General Automotive 03-07-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 132,951
Posted By ASH8
Hot off the Press, Toyota are to discontinue all...

Hot off the Press, Toyota are to discontinue all Diesels in cars in Europe by the end of this year 2018.

Along with the EU banning them in by start of the 20's.

VW really stuffed the Diesel...
Forum: General Automotive 03-06-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 132,951
Posted By Bladecutter
The hardest part: Some of the worst dealers...

The hardest part:

Some of the worst dealers in the US are the one who sell the most cars.
Mazda is going to have a very hard time convincing itself to fire the dealers that make the most money.
...
Forum: General Automotive 03-05-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 132,951
Posted By ASH8
Believe me it is Japan, they tell you what to do....

Believe me it is Japan, they tell you what to do.

You guys appear to have this view that the USA is the hub of Mazda, MNAO are all yes men to Japan. Been that way forever.

Every Distributor...
Forum: General Automotive 02-23-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,059
Posted By Bladecutter
Well, they have 18 days to figure out how to get...

Well, they have 18 days to figure out how to get their cars to stop emulating the Furai.

BC.
Forum: New Member Forum 02-07-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By UnknownJinX
You can drop ship a cat of your choosing to...

You can drop ship a cat of your choosing to Charles and he will weld the cat onto the BHR mid-pipe.

Most of the cheaper cats will not survive the kind of exhaust temperature RENESIS puts out. Do a...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 02-04-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6,899
Views: 370,863
Posted By RotaryMachineRx
Generally the consensus is that any porting is a...

Generally the consensus is that any porting is a waste of time, zero gains with all the reduced engine life you could ask for, may as well crumple up a wad of cash and burn it. Also who is this...
Forum: New Member Forum 02-03-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By RX8Soldier
If your cat converter was glowing, chances are...

If your cat converter was glowing, chances are there's some damage or clogging, due to the coils/ plugs being unable to burn the fuel. Bad cat leads to bad engine, so make sure you verify it's clear...
Forum: General Automotive 01-31-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,311
Posted By MattMPS
i agre 100%. Mazda is not a big Brand, roughly...

i agre 100%. Mazda is not a big Brand, roughly 1,5 mln cars sold/year, needs to focus in a more upmarket segment and really star to sell the "joy of driving" typical of the brand.

They can afford...
Forum: General Automotive 01-31-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,311
Posted By NotAPreppie
From a marketing perspective, you have to...

From a marketing perspective, you have to differentiate yourself from the rest. Honda and Toyota do it by being reliable. Subaru used to do it by being "interesting" and then used "the beauty of all...
Forum: General Automotive 01-24-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,059
Posted By Jedi54
More Daytona coverage, hope you guys don't mind....

More Daytona coverage, hope you guys don't mind. :cool:

Here's a few notes I found interesting

The pair of Mazda RT24-Ps have been trimmed down to IMSA’s newly permitted minimum weight of...
Forum: General Automotive 01-22-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
I remember seeing the 2016 Vipers being tested at...

I remember seeing the 2016 Vipers being tested at VIR, and how we were all told not to take pictures. Didn't stop us from doing it anyways, but man, I'd have liked to see this take that Oak Tree...
Forum: General Automotive 01-21-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By UnknownJinX
Good points. I am not saying this is bad...

Good points.

I am not saying this is bad news, but I just think it really doesn't mean much. Car buying is a big messy equation, and gas mileage is only a part of it. I know non-car people friends...
Forum: General Automotive 01-19-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By ASH8
JP Mazda Makes The Most Efficient Cars..again past 6 years.

And another reason WHY there is no real RX- in the works...

EPA Says Mazda Makes The Most Efficient Cars | autoTRADER.ca...
Forum: General Automotive 01-15-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,059
Posted By Jedi54
swoope, where was my invite buddy? Enjoy and...

swoope, where was my invite buddy?
Enjoy and cheers! :beer:
Forum: Series II Forced Induction and Nitrous 01-13-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,616
Posted By TeamRX8
I’m just going to say that for sure Turblown dug...

I’m just going to say that for sure Turblown dug a hole here for themselves many years back, but then I’ve also seen a number real home run jobs come out of their shop over the last few years and...
Forum: New Member Forum 01-10-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Andrew5190
Read this about 10 times, then 10 more just to...

Read this about 10 times, then 10 more just to make sure it's stuck: https://www.rx8club.com/new-member-forum-197/new-potential-owners-start-here-202454/

1. Search around (Google search...
Forum: General Automotive 01-05-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By UnknownJinX
One thing people tend to overlook is that it's...

One thing people tend to overlook is that it's 305 HP at 6500 RPM or somewhere around that. 99.99999999% of Toyota drivers don't even go past 3000 RPM, so that number's pointless.

A shame that...
Forum: General Automotive 01-04-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 132,951
Posted By MattMPS
just FYI, and don't mean necessarily a future...

just FYI, and don't mean necessarily a future product, but Mazda has filed two new patents about front and rear suspensions, with a sophisticated scheme.

FRONT SUSPENSION STRUCTURE OF AUTOMOTIVE...
Forum: General Automotive 01-03-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By djgiron
Sedans are down, period. They do need to focus...

Sedans are down, period. They do need to focus on SUV's as they are where the money is now. They should bring the 2.5T to the CX-5. They should push out the Mazda 6 and 3 with a 2.5T and AWD.
Forum: General Automotive 01-03-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By ASH8
Mazda has also been pissing off so many owners...

Mazda has also been pissing off so many owners and new car buyers over Car Play and Android Auto, Mazda have been promising and 'coming' since 2015 and still nothing...it can be a deal breaker.
I...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 01-01-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,485
Posted By Brettus
It all started when I noticed good economy at...

It all started when I noticed good economy at cruise from my boosted bridgeport engine. See this thread for the initial discussion: https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-tech-garage-22/egr-renesis-264156/...
Forum: General Automotive 12-29-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,059
Posted By Jedi54
Pretty sure I'll be at the Long Beach race and...

Pretty sure I'll be at the Long Beach race and hopefully down in the pits with the team. :)
I don't think I've been excited about seeing Mazda race since the glory days of the SpeedSource RX8's. ...
Forum: General Automotive 12-28-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,059
Posted By Jedi54
Mazda Team Joest Pushing Harder and Getting...

Mazda Team Joest Pushing Harder and Getting Stronger Everyday (https://insidemazda.mazdausa.com/the-mazda-way/motorsports/mazda-team-joest-pushing-harder-getting-stronger-everyday/)
Forum: Canada Forum 12-28-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Sato Tatsuya
Ok, so I did end up ordering it from Amazon!...

Ok, so I did end up ordering it from Amazon! Found out the product could be shipped to Canada, and shipping was only going to be $36.

Thanks again for all the assistance! I'm looking forward to...
Forum: General Automotive 12-27-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By MattMPS
Maybe the most important employee in the history...

Maybe the most important employee in the history of the company, incredible guy.
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