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Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 05-11-2018, 01:56 PM
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Posted By keck03
Hmm. I'll keep it in mind if I have to start a...

Hmm. I'll keep it in mind if I have to start a new tune from scratch. My current tune is so close to perfect that I dont want to mess it up and start over or risk anything. Let me know how yours...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 05-09-2018, 08:14 PM
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Posted By keck03
MM said there is no reason for the honeycomb...

MM said there is no reason for the honeycomb filter not to work but it will be dependent on getting the math exactly right in how they are placed relative to the MAF. A regular mesh screen like the...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 05-07-2018, 03:47 PM
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Posted By keck03
Carl should be able to get it dialed in quickly...

Carl should be able to get it dialed in quickly since he has one. Did he say anything about the honeycomb filter?
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 05-07-2018, 08:21 AM
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Posted By keck03
I didnt retune it before I used it. It was odd...

I didnt retune it before I used it. It was odd that I put about 25-30 miles on it and it was fine. I was concerned it would affect it because of the nature of the Pettit blow through MAF so I took...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 05-04-2018, 09:09 AM
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Posted By keck03
Oh and I want to warn you about that honeycomb...

Oh and I want to warn you about that honeycomb air straightener. My tune def was messed up and threw error codes. I reset the ecu and pcm and it fixed it. The first day or two it ran fine but my...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 05-01-2018, 09:01 AM
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Posted By keck03
Sorry for the delay. I swear every time I stopped...

Sorry for the delay. I swear every time I stopped the belt number was at the bottom. Oddly I cant find the cross reference for that number. I checked my amazon and I ordered 4060345, 4060340, and...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 05-01-2018, 08:57 AM
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Posted By keck03
I vote for this as well. None of the builders...

I vote for this as well. None of the builders that I spoke with were too confident in any additional mods to the rebuild would make the motor "bulletproof" for boost. They all said that there would...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 04-17-2018, 11:44 AM
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Posted By keck03
I first used just regular belts and then switched...

I first used just regular belts and then switched to Gatorback when I first had slippage and stuck with them. I should be able to get the part number off of the one on it. What boost pulley are you...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 04-16-2018, 09:23 AM
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Posted By keck03
Nice! I prob have 2k-3k on those pulleys without...

Nice! I prob have 2k-3k on those pulleys without slippage so far. Really have worked out great for me so far.
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 04-16-2018, 09:21 AM
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Posted By keck03
Most of the dynos I saw with the SC would peak...

Most of the dynos I saw with the SC would peak around 8200-8500.
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 04-09-2018, 01:56 PM
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Posted By keck03
Looking good. This past weekend I installed one...

Looking good. This past weekend I installed one of those honeycomb straighteners to see if it affects anything discernible. Oddly I am running richer under boost but my idle is greatly improved. I...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 04-06-2018, 10:11 AM
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Posted By keck03
The pettit MAF tube I have was only drilled for...

The pettit MAF tube I have was only drilled for two vacuum lines. I wonder if the diagram above was because of that or if Pettit preferred to combine those vacuum lines. My kit was...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 04-06-2018, 07:53 AM
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Posted By keck03
Here is the page from Pettit ...

Here is the page from Pettit


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Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 04-02-2018, 03:33 PM
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Posted By keck03
The driver side vacuum line is for the catch can....

The driver side vacuum line is for the catch can. The passenger side goes back into a rats nest of lines behind the supercharger. I'll check the install manual if you need it.
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 04-02-2018, 03:31 PM
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Posted By keck03
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbull...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/1500x2000/80-0d5b8256_8a60_4350_908d_bc5990a5f547_9cd634a8347f101460da3367973b13d0e5f35266.jpeg
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 03-29-2018, 03:31 PM
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Posted By keck03
I checked last nite and I only have two vacuum...

I checked last nite and I only have two vacuum lines running into the MAF inlet tube, I have one of the Pettit MAF tubes
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 03-26-2018, 03:21 PM
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Posted By keck03
You dont need that MAF mounting flange. Its so...

You dont need that MAF mounting flange. Its so tight that you have to wedge in everything. I also had to trim the part of the OEM airbox that stays in it for it so fit in there. Check the pics...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 03-26-2018, 03:15 PM
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Posted By keck03
Carl, you are my hero! Does this replace...

Carl, you are my hero!

Does this replace that plastic restrictive T below the brake booster?
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 03-20-2018, 08:42 AM
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Posted By keck03
lol I did my usual 1.5 hour oil change over the...

lol I did my usual 1.5 hour oil change over the weekend. Shop that did the motor swap used a different filter than I had a wrench for and it was a nightmare to get it off. Oh and the remote oil...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-28-2018, 10:12 AM
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Posted By keck03
lol it has always had a sc rattle since I got it....

lol it has always had a sc rattle since I got it. Its a unique sound. Not as crazy as I used to hear at the dragstrip with domestics. But it is definitely noticeable.
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-26-2018, 10:52 AM
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Posted By keck03
I thought of you this morning when I drove my 8...

I thought of you this morning when I drove my 8 to the dealership for the piled up recalls. When I was sitting at idle, I was getting paranoid hearing the sc rattle and I kept seeing your pic of the...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-22-2018, 04:05 PM
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Posted By keck03
I would just do the DW200 and call it a day. I...

I would just do the DW200 and call it a day. I think the conversion is more for people tracking the car regularly and hard. Unless thats your plans for it.
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-21-2018, 01:02 PM
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Posted By keck03
I believe electrical connectors are different ...

I believe electrical connectors are different

https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-do-yourself-forum-73/diy-installing-series-ii-fuel-pump-series-i-230326/
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-20-2018, 03:52 PM
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Posted By keck03
Sorry to hear that about your motor.. If it...

Sorry to hear that about your motor.. If it helps you feel better, my motor lasted less than a year after I saw low to mid 90s on my comp test so it may have only been a matter of time.
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-20-2018, 03:50 PM
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Posted By keck03
I have run the DW200 pump in the S1 housing now...

I have run the DW200 pump in the S1 housing now for 3 years or so with no issue. Charles at BHR carried and recommended it. I remember messaging some other SC owners and they liked the S2 housing...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-20-2018, 03:46 PM
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Posted By keck03
Hmm, honestly I have no idea. If it was me, I...

Hmm, honestly I have no idea. If it was me, I would ship it out to have complete piece of mind before it got installed. Seeing how much time you put into the porting, I can tell you don't cut...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-15-2018, 09:30 AM
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Posted By keck03
Not boring me. Looks professionally done. What...

Not boring me. Looks professionally done. What did you use?
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-09-2018, 12:35 PM
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Posted By keck03
I was actually refering to Slvrstreak. Who now...

I was actually refering to Slvrstreak. Who now that you mention it, might have told me he tried it because OD did it or vice versa.

I am still waiting for the weather to warm up to throw on my...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-09-2018, 11:31 AM
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Posted By keck03
What had to be rebuilt?

What had to be rebuilt?
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-09-2018, 11:27 AM
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Posted By keck03
Wow that turned out pretty well. Makes me feel...

Wow that turned out pretty well. Makes me feel pretty lazy for never taking mine off. I agree with you that extrude honing it is a bit drastic and expensive considering there really isnt any...
Forum: General Automotive 02-02-2018, 01:26 PM
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Posted By keck03
Thats the price for a Mazda3 S GT with the 2.5L...

Thats the price for a Mazda3 S GT with the 2.5L motor right? I had bought the Mazda3 I with the 2.0L motor since neither is fast so why spend more to go slightly faster and get worse gas mileage. ...
Forum: General Automotive 02-01-2018, 12:18 PM
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Posted By keck03
Thats crazy since I paid $18k for a Mazda3...

Thats crazy since I paid $18k for a Mazda3 Touring (manual) new in 2013 and this past summer traded it in and got a new 17 Mazda6 Touring (manual) for $21k. $21k made it cheaper that the Accord...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-29-2018, 08:56 AM
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Posted By keck03
So OEM rx7 seals would fit into our rotors...

So OEM rx7 seals would fit into our rotors without modification? Obviously I am not going to have my motor torn apart for it but next time I am just curious. One shop told me their preferred idea...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-25-2018, 03:37 PM
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Posted By keck03
You feel a difference but its not a "OMG this is...

You feel a difference but its not a "OMG this is totally worth rebuilding the motor because my car is so fast now" feeling.
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-25-2018, 03:34 PM
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Posted By keck03
But the OEM rx7 seals are bigger correct? 3mm vs...

But the OEM rx7 seals are bigger correct? 3mm vs 2mm The one shop I talked to was a fan of that route. I thought some of the strength you get is from the deeper/bigger seal

I was concerned about...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-24-2018, 03:44 PM
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Posted By keck03
The train of thought I read is that softer apex...

The train of thought I read is that softer apex seals will give a bit which will help the housings last longer. I have harder apex seals that shouldnt break as easily with the boost but their...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-23-2018, 01:15 PM
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Posted By keck03
I have only used stock rx8 plugs. I questioned...

I have only used stock rx8 plugs. I questioned it to a couple of shops and tuners because I always ran 1 step colder plugs with a smaller gap in my other heavily boosted car. They said "right out...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-22-2018, 09:27 AM
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Posted By keck03
Years ago, I talked to some SC owners at a deals...

Years ago, I talked to some SC owners at a deals gap meet. Silvrstreak used to track his SC 8 regularly and he told me the best thing he ever did was dremel smooth the inside of the intake path. ...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-22-2018, 09:22 AM
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Posted By keck03
I had to do a mazda reman because when my motor...

I had to do a mazda reman because when my motor blew, I completely lost 4 apex seals and damaged the housings. I talked to a few rebuild shops and they all said they thought not much would be...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-22-2018, 09:16 AM
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Posted By keck03
It should be a vent but when I daily drove it, I...

It should be a vent but when I daily drove it, I checked the oil level on the blower on a regular basis and was careful about the overfill. Oil would still "disappear". I kept oil in the trunk and...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-19-2018, 04:37 PM
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Posted By keck03
Sorry but no idea of specs. My car was at a...

Sorry but no idea of specs. My car was at a rotary shop while they were hunting down an under boost leak. Thats how they noticed the crack since they would strap the car down to the rollers to...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-19-2018, 04:33 PM
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Posted By keck03
I ran the OEM radiator fine with the 11psi pulley...

I ran the OEM radiator fine with the 11psi pulley fine and the mazmart remedy pump and tstat for 15k miles or so and 4 years. Last year during the reman swap, i went to a koyo oem replacement. ...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-18-2018, 08:31 AM
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Posted By keck03
Looking brand new othersyde. I am pretty...

Looking brand new othersyde. I am pretty jealous.

I was looking at the pics. Did you replace that 90 degree elbow with a metal fitting? Its the black one coming off the front. My original...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-07-2018, 06:44 PM
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Posted By keck03
The notes were handwritten from the prior owner...

The notes were handwritten from the prior owner when he installed it. If you read this thread from the beginning, I bought the car from a user named dogpound

If you need any other pages let me know
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-07-2018, 06:43 PM
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Posted By keck03
I have the original install guide from Pettit for...

I have the original install guide from Pettit for vacuum line diagram
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-image_91ddd74e9a86d88479c5db7ce45e30e9e5a24570.jpg
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-05-2018, 08:14 AM
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Posted By keck03
Othersyde. I took pics this morning. The right...

Othersyde. I took pics this morning. The right side vacuum line is running to my oil catch can. The left side vacuum line is running back to the rats nest of lines behind the blower. It’s single...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-04-2018, 02:51 PM
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Posted By keck03
Obliterx8 I was looking at your kit and check out...

Obliterx8 I was looking at your kit and check out your tensioner pulley. It looks like the bracket has been bending from the stress. Its really an achilles heel of this kit. I am guessing the...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-04-2018, 02:42 PM
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Posted By keck03
I am actually still using the Pettit housing and...

I am actually still using the Pettit housing and the old hot air intake. I never switched to the CAI because of the issues Old Dragger had when he did the switch. Its on my list to try once I am...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-03-2018, 09:18 AM
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Posted By keck03
You def need a place to attach the MAF sensor. I...

You def need a place to attach the MAF sensor. I did not realize the CAI kit did not come with one. I bought what I thought was an AEM kit from a person on these boards but they shipped me the ebay...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-02-2018, 08:59 AM
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Posted By keck03
I would just install the CAI from rx8 performance...

I would just install the CAI from rx8 performance and have MM tune from there. When he tuned mine back in the day, he started with his Turbo tune and tweaked it from there. I do not know if he has...
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