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Forum: Series I Tech Garage 02-23-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Ian_D
Thanks. Iíll see what resistance values I...

Thanks.

Iíll see what resistance values I can find for an S1.

I never had any problems with an R3 cluster I ran in a 231 for a few miles, other than the stated fuel and rev limit issues and...
Forum: Series II Technical and Trouble shooting 02-21-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Ian_D
Thanks. The block diagrams I have for the...

Thanks.

The block diagrams I have for the TPMS are taken from a Series II servicing manual (2011 - RX-8). It shows the TPMS sensors communicating with the keyless receiver, not a separate TPMS...
Forum: Series II Technical and Trouble shooting 02-21-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Ian_D
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System After-fit

My R3 is a standard UK model that comes without TPMS.

I acquired a while back an R3 instrument cluster with TPMS for a project car that I now no longer have.

Fitting an aftermarket...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 02-21-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Ian_D
Thanks. Fitting R3 level sensors should...

Thanks.

Fitting R3 level sensors should give more accurate readings. However, given the difficulty of finding R3 fuel level sensors here and removing the locking rings, I think the person...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 02-20-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Ian_D
R3 instrument Cluster In Series 1

I acquired an R3 instrument cluster for a project car but never fitted it. I now only have an R3, no Series 1.

Having done it, I know that the R3 instrument cluster is a straight physical swap...
Forum: Series II Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension 02-10-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By Ian_D
Mazdaspeed wheel colour? & looking for image on white R3?

I've spent quite a while searching for answers or images, and any that were here are lost in the pit of changed links.

I have a set of Mazdaspeed 18" wheels that I may put on my R3 as the roads...
Forum: Series I Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension 02-10-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By Ian_D
Mazdaspeed wheel colour & looking for image on white R3

I've spent quite a while searching for answers or images, and any that were here are lost in the pit of changed links.

I have a set of Mazdaspeed 18" wheels that I may put on my R3 as the roads...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 10-03-2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By Ian_D
Alas, I've had a relapse of my medical condition...

Alas, I've had a relapse of my medical condition and I'm having to give up working on cars for the foreseeable future. I've therefore sold the installation as a kit with engine. I'd already taken...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 09-19-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By Ian_D
Thanks all.

Thanks all.
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 09-12-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By Ian_D
How easy fit engine with Greddy kit attached?

As per title, how easy is it to fit an engine with a standard Greddy kit attached, say the turbo with hot side pipework (RHD car, so the compressor outlet pipe would foul on the steering rack)?

i...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 04-10-2017, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,311
Posted By Ian_D
Beware the removal of nuts and bolts that have...

Beware the removal of nuts and bolts that have had years to rust on and the difficulties of getting adequate access to conversion ones (space is tight, some fasteners are hard to access and you may...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 04-04-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,145
Posted By Ian_D
BTW does anyone have a coolant flow diagram for...

BTW does anyone have a coolant flow diagram for the Renesis? I have one for the 13B REW from the RX7 FD but can't find a Renesis one anywhere. BTW I'm not being lazy as I searched here, in the...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 03-28-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,145
Posted By Ian_D
Thanks. I suspect I'll end up using the lines...

Thanks. I suspect I'll end up using the lines bypassing the TB.

Clocking the CHRA is important where the inlet and outlet are at the same level, as shown by the Garrett leaflet here...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 03-26-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,145
Posted By Ian_D
A small thread resurrection. Does anyone have...

A small thread resurrection. Does anyone have anything to add to this from their experience since earlier posts?

From the above, I presume that the easiest way to plumb in the water coolant lines...
Forum: Rotary Swaps 03-11-2017, 04:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,776
Posted By Ian_D
Drool.

Drool.
Forum: Rotary Swaps 03-11-2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,402
Posted By Ian_D
A good summary. That position is [email protected]

A good summary.

That position is [email protected] compared to the alternatives. It only 'works' on a street car because the intercooler starts off cold and there is a little bit of cooling from airflow at...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 03-08-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By Ian_D
The fit of the turbo exhaust and downpipe flanges...

The fit of the turbo exhaust and downpipe flanges was better but still required some judicious porting.

I did a little porting of the cast pipe that attaches to the compressor outlet, in effect...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 03-05-2017, 03:05 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 146,935
Posted By Ian_D
You won't find a new replacement housing with the...

You won't find a new replacement housing with the 10 cm2 A/R and T25 flange of the RX8's Greddy. You can get a T25 8 cm2 easily enough, but that doesn't suit us, and the odd 10 cm2 T3 flange, but...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 03-02-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By Ian_D
Manifold, turbo and downpipe porting

I had an unexpected few hours spare so had a good look at porting the exhaust manifold and turbo housing.

I was surprised to find that my initial checks from measuring the manifold and housing...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 03-02-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By Ian_D
Some people prefer the S2 6-speed MT both S1 MTs....

Some people prefer the S2 6-speed MT both S1 MTs. I find this strange as over here in the UK the S2 6-speed MT is seen as relatively fragile; however, this may be because people are assuming there...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 03-01-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 146,935
Posted By Ian_D
Compressor A/R, Are Kinugawa 18G billet wheels any good?

Two questions:1. Can anyone confirm the A/R of the standard T618Z compressor housing (AFAIK its 0.60 for the standard 18g compressor housing, but Greddy might have changed that)? I did a quick...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-28-2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 146,935
Posted By Ian_D
Whilst not wanting to pack this thread out with...

Whilst not wanting to pack this thread out with side discussions, I thought I had to write something for the benefit of others who might read this.

Mass air flow has everything to do with boost...
Forum: Series I Engine Tuning Forum 02-26-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 37,021
Posted By Ian_D
For those who are using the Adaptronic to control...

For those who are using the Adaptronic to control boost through a boost control valve, are you happy with it?

How good/effective is it, say compared to a Turbosmart eBoost Street?

I'll be...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-26-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By Ian_D
Thanks. Intuitively I know what I want in terms...

Thanks. Intuitively I know what I want in terms of power, which is nothing fancy as I want usability on my poor-quality and crowded roads, with a secondary factor of wanting to limit stress on the...
Forum: Series II Interior, Audio, and Electronics 02-26-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 29,510
Posted By Ian_D
Interesting point on the weight. I had a full...

Interesting point on the weight. I had a full aftermarket set-up on one of my R3s, a legacy from the previous owner, that I uprated with a sub of my own design (he kept the sub-the-size-of-the-boot...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-24-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By Ian_D
Not decided yet. There is a range advertised and...

Not decided yet. There is a range advertised and I want to make sure that there has been some science behind the ones I get. I'm also suspicious that some I've seen may not actually be available as...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-24-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By Ian_D
A turbo shop not too far away say they can...

A turbo shop not too far away say they can machine turbine housings so, after much soul-searching, I've decided to go for a mild update of my standard Greddy. I’ll be fitting a water-cooled 20g...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-23-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 146,935
Posted By Ian_D
My mate's now tearing his hair out trying to keep...

My mate's now tearing his hair out trying to keep his costs down. He's worried about leakage through the gap under the wastegate flap if he leaves the crack as it is, he can't find a replacement...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-23-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,684
Posted By Ian_D
I don't think we disagree. That your guy has...

I don't think we disagree. That your guy has learnt what works doesn't take away from my point that reinforcing exhaust manifolds generally does more harm than good. Without an image of your...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-22-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 146,935
Posted By Ian_D
I'm not bothered over cutting and welding the...

I'm not bothered over cutting and welding the tunnel. A turbo will sit ahead of the seats so I've got a fair amount of tunnel to play with.

I really do have a new EFR 7670 IWG in my loft. I also...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-22-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,684
Posted By Ian_D
I wouldn't worry about supporting the turbo. ...

I wouldn't worry about supporting the turbo.

You'll find the stresses from differential expansion will be much higher than those from the turbo's weight and that any strengthening fillets and...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-22-2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 146,935
Posted By Ian_D
You've inspired me to try fitting the EFR 7670 I...

You've inspired me to try fitting the EFR 7670 I have in my loft. I'm sure it'll fit if I use a big enough hammer and remove the steering column.

I did also think of welding a T3 flange onto the...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-21-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 146,935
Posted By Ian_D
Jimmy, thanks. I think everything along the...

Jimmy, thanks. I think everything along the exhaust gas route is restrictive. Bearing in mind that a rotary typically flows 20% more air than a piston engine for a given power, the exhaust manifold...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-21-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,684
Posted By Ian_D
Kudos for learning to weld and designing your own...

Kudos for learning to weld and designing your own manifold. I can appreciate the effort and time that you're putting in as I did a fair amount of research when designing my 13B REW conversion,...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-21-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 146,935
Posted By Ian_D
Jimmy, thanks. It is for an RX8 Greddy turbo,...

Jimmy, thanks. It is for an RX8 Greddy turbo, the one with the cracked snail.

Why less power on the RX8 Greddy? IMO simply down to space constraints for a low mount; there just isn't room for a...
Forum: Series I Engine Tuning Forum 02-20-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 37,021
Posted By Ian_D
I suggest you join RX7club and have a good look...

I suggest you join RX7club and have a good look there. Also have a look at the rotary swaps forum here, then as necessary start a project thread to keep this one free for Adaptronic stuff.
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-20-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 146,935
Posted By Ian_D
Larger A/R for turbine housing

My mate is thinking of copying me in upgrading the turbo and has come up with the idea of killing 2 birds with one stone by fitting a modified TD06 20g with a 12 cm2 (A/R 0.89) turbo housing rather...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-20-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 146,935
Posted By Ian_D
Brettus & Jimmy, thanks. I looked at the...

Brettus & Jimmy, thanks.

I looked at the image more closely and noticed what looked like carbon build-up on the lip (above the crack, between 1 o'clock and 3 o'clock in the image). He tells me...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-19-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 146,935
Posted By Ian_D
Cracks in turbine housing

My turbine housing has a small crack emanating from the wastegate hole. I know that such stress-relieving cracks are pretty common and I'm not too bothered over the one that I've got, which is just...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-19-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 146,935
Posted By Ian_D
Design restrictions for RHD cars

The original Greddy kit fits both LHD and RHD cars, albeit the compressor [air inlet and intercooler] pipes are a close fit around the steering column and installation is a bit more fiddly.
...
Forum: Series I Engine Tuning Forum 02-19-2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 37,021
Posted By Ian_D
The Adaptronic is well-suited to turbo...

The Adaptronic is well-suited to turbo applications. I have one in my Greddy turbo [Renesis] RX8, fitted and tuned by a trader in the hands of the previous owner. I will be moving it to a 13B REW...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-17-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 146,935
Posted By Ian_D
Thanks. Looking only at the original Greddy...

Thanks.

Looking only at the original Greddy turbo, and therefore ignoring the options of a different turbo and/or a complete redesign, I can see 4 main options:
1. Leave the turbo as standard...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-16-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By Ian_D
Iíve been having a crisis of conscience over the...

Iíve been having a crisis of conscience over the last few days. I started out looking to do, at most, a little bit of work on the car, primarily because my life is a bit variable at the moment. ...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-15-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 146,935
Posted By Ian_D
Guys, thanks. I don't have a turbo shop in...

Guys, thanks. I don't have a turbo shop in reasonable travelling distance so I had a look on the internet for an hour or 2 without finding anything definitive on upgrading (eg will the available...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-14-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By Ian_D
A quick update. I decided to replace the...

A quick update.

I decided to replace the intercooler piping silicone joiners, replace all clamps and have a look at improving flow in the 90 degree casting out of the compressor. There was a...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-14-2017, 04:16 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 146,935
Posted By Ian_D
Thanks. I'm beginning to think that I'm better...

Thanks. I'm beginning to think that I'm better off paying the extra for a new CHRA than attempting a rebuild. That leaves the question of whether the billet compressor is worth the extra; I've just...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-13-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 146,935
Posted By Ian_D
Turbo and CHRA options

All the threads I can find over upgrading the standard Greddy T618Z are somewhat out of date or are no longer available (at least for where I am, in the UK; some like the BNR upgrade may still be...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-11-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By Ian_D
What's wrong with drainage pipe? Not only is PVC...

What's wrong with drainage pipe? Not only is PVC cheaper and easier to work with than aluminium, it is a much better heat insulator too.
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-10-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By Ian_D
Thanks. That looks good and is the sort of thing...

Thanks. That looks good and is the sort of thing I was thinking of doing, although my lack of easy access to machine tools means that I'll look initially for off-the-shelf components.

Ah, a joke....
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 02-10-2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,063
Posted By Ian_D
Thanks. I had a bit of time spare so wrote a...

Thanks.

I had a bit of time spare so wrote a longish summary of my thoughts only to then find this...
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