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10-11-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By GeicoGecko

Thank you. Ideally want something that doesnít...

Thank you. Ideally want something that doesnít need any work
10-09-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By GeicoGecko

Thanks guys

Thanks guys
10-09-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By GeicoGecko

Rear Bumper and OEM Stock Spoiler - TI Grey

Category: Exterior - Body Parts
Price: $400
Private or Vendor Listing: Private Listing
Part Fits (you may select multiples): Series I
Location (US State/Canada/Int): KS
Item Condition: Used
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08-28-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By GeicoGecko

Took the car on a 130 mile drive on Sunday. It...

Took the car on a 130 mile drive on Sunday. It feels so much more responsive and the idle is definitely better.

I saw a P2259 (Control B Circuit Low) which looks to be like an issue with the...
08-26-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By GeicoGecko

Thanks Ash. Could you help me understand how you...

Thanks Ash. Could you help me understand how you worked that out or where you looked it up?
08-25-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By GeicoGecko

Fair questions, 04 MT. i need the part as...

Fair questions, 04 MT.

i need the part as the current one has been broken at the top and provides no seal. The airbox has issues too but I can make do without fixing them as they are not part of...
08-25-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By GeicoGecko

It goes into the radio... It's a bit of a faf but...

It goes into the radio... It's a bit of a faf but straight forward enough.

Here's the manual for the kit (or at least the current version):...
08-25-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By GeicoGecko

Question Mazda Part Numbers - Teach Me To Fish :)

Hey guys,

Looks like this is the first post I'm allowed to make outside of the newbie section... I'm kinda excited about that :) I should make it a good one to celebrate but we'll see how it's...
08-25-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By GeicoGecko

Performed the engine decoke using the Zoom Zoom...

Performed the engine decoke using the Zoom Zoom Engine Cleaner (following the DIY on here of course). The idle is now smooth and the LTFT for idle are dropping from 20. I haven't driven it much but...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
08-25-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By GeicoGecko

How is the aero balance? I put a splitter on for...

How is the aero balance? I put a splitter on for the last event and it was way too much at the front. Ended up with turn in oversteer which wasnít ideal. It was only 4Ē but I think where itís so...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
08-25-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By GeicoGecko

Couldnít agree more! I had RS4s on my LS3 Miata...

Couldnít agree more! I had RS4s on my LS3 Miata the first event of the year at Gateway. I am only running 225s at present (need a wide body kit) but I still managed to get in front of another LS3...
08-22-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By GeicoGecko

As a reference (if it helps), to rebuild an...

As a reference (if it helps), to rebuild an engine the parts along are $1500-$2000. I've seen a range of quotes for rebuilds but allow $3K. You can buy engines directly from Mazda still but they were...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
08-15-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By GeicoGecko

Nice work! What tires are you running?

Nice work! What tires are you running?
08-08-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By GeicoGecko

Thank you! I’ll get on the connector. Took...

Thank you! I’ll get on the connector.

Took the car out for a 70 mile drive last night. Mix of highways and back roads. Catalyst temp sat at 1609 when cruising at 70. Coolant was bobbing around...
08-06-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By GeicoGecko

Installed the clutch over the weekend. Wasn't...

Installed the clutch over the weekend. Wasn't quite as straight forward as I had hoped! I had a new flywheel so wasn't worrying about marking the old one. No matter how much or hard I hit it it...
08-02-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By GeicoGecko

Petroleum Jelly - Pilot Bearing?

Hey guys,

On page 14 of the workshop manual (5Transmissions.pdf), the diagram indicates to grease the pilot bearing (normal so far). However in brackets next to the grease symbol it says Petroleum...
07-29-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By GeicoGecko

So going through the workshop manual it appears...

So going through the workshop manual it appears that 2. Above is part of the VFAD system. Searching through the forums it appears as though there is some question as to whether removing this aids...
07-28-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By GeicoGecko

Sometimes it takes time. Try pumping 5 times...

Sometimes it takes time. Try pumping 5 times slowly before opening the nipple. Close it again and then another 5 pumps. When you open the nipple the clutch pedal should be on the floor. Takes some...
07-28-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By GeicoGecko

I had some chance to start working through the...

I had some chance to start working through the list. Thought I'd document my findings here if they were ever of use to anyone.

OBD2

Installed my old and trusty ScanTool OBDLink MX. Normally use...
07-25-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,517
Posted By GeicoGecko

What does that mean for pricing?

What does that mean for pricing?
07-20-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By GeicoGecko

Thabk you! I think from there I can find the...

Thabk you! I think from there I can find the diagrams.

PM me if youíre willing to look into shipping. I figure it canít hurt to see and might be cheaper :)
07-20-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By GeicoGecko

Ok so thatís an interesting reply. My assumption...

Ok so thatís an interesting reply. My assumption was that the clutch issue meant you couldnít disengage fully. Iíve seen and searched for many threads where this is the case.

Is there a failure...
07-20-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By GeicoGecko

Any you can recommend? I always like to stick to...

Any you can recommend? I always like to stick to OEM but if I can get it cheaper than $247 then it would be good :)

Also I can't find the pilot bearing on any of the Mazda parts diagrams. I've...
07-20-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By GeicoGecko

Did you end up getting any details? $10K is not a...

Did you end up getting any details? $10K is not a bad price at all (again depending upon the quality of the job and what engine is in it). I have an LS3 in a Miata and it's a blast. However it's not...
07-20-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By GeicoGecko

Where are you based? As said $7K is a lot of...

Where are you based? As said $7K is a lot of money for an recon engine.
07-20-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By GeicoGecko

Did they tell you what the salvage/buy back value...

Did they tell you what the salvage/buy back value was?
07-20-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By GeicoGecko

What's the Chances of Needing a New Flywheel?

Hey all,

I'm starting to order parts ready to get the RX-8 back up to snuff. Forgetting the engine things for a minute (that's in another thread), I'm curious on the groups experience with clutch...
07-17-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By GeicoGecko

Interesting. I've got to do a timing belt on my...

Interesting. I've got to do a timing belt on my truck this week but I hope to look at this pretty soon.
07-12-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,754
Posted By GeicoGecko

You mention the balance is understeer. What is...

You mention the balance is understeer. What is your alignment set at? Factory?
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-12-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,748
Posted By GeicoGecko

Hereís a good write up and theory behind cooling...

Hereís a good write up and theory behind cooling ducting if you have to go down that route (but as others have said itís probably another...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-12-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,748
Posted By GeicoGecko

Not sure if you have but it may be worth putting...

Not sure if you have but it may be worth putting the seal back at the rear of the bonnet (hood). The reason it is there is due to the low pressure zone that is present at speed due to the boundary...
07-12-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By GeicoGecko

Ok I'll check it out. Thank you :)

Ok I'll check it out. Thank you :)
07-12-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By GeicoGecko

Thatís awesome!

Thatís awesome!
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-11-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,748
Posted By GeicoGecko

Definately agree. I was just trying to emphasize...

Definately agree. I was just trying to emphasize that at track speeds fans should not be on. I have fans on at 140mph at the moment and my problem cannot be solved by fans :)
07-11-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By GeicoGecko

I'll probably end up with an arduino and MCP2515...

I'll probably end up with an arduino and MCP2515 or similar. AFR might be tricky as I assume everyone is using a different controller (the RX-8 has to have narrow band O2 sensors right?).

Rather...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-11-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,748
Posted By GeicoGecko

One thing to remember is that fans on track at...

One thing to remember is that fans on track at track speeds probably aren't helping anything. If they're coming on when on track you probably have another issue. Fans are really used for 0-30mph to...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-11-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By GeicoGecko

Agreed, on any car I've ever worked on you have...

Agreed, on any car I've ever worked on you have to press in/out the wheel studs. Can be intimidating at first but once you do it a few times it's easy. HarborFreight has a great press that comes in...
07-11-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By GeicoGecko

Low cost OBD-II Display

I've got a little time before I can delve into the RX-8 so I'm going to put together a low-cost OBD display to display coolant temp and possibly LT/ST fuel trims.

Anything else that you'd normally...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-11-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By GeicoGecko

We've probably instructed together over the last...

We've probably instructed together over the last couple of years :)

NCM is on the list, I need to make the car reliable now though! It was fine at Gateway but overheating in 100+
07-09-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By GeicoGecko

How old is your battery? 3 weeks without running...

How old is your battery? 3 weeks without running isn't super long but maybe an issue if your battery was getting a little old. Might be worth getting it tested at a local auto shop. They normally...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-09-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By GeicoGecko

I have the utmost respect for the GL NASA HPDE...

I have the utmost respect for the GL NASA HPDE program. I look forward to the event at Gateway with you guys each year. This year it was a little chilly though!

Keep it up :)
07-09-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By GeicoGecko

Nice video :) Appreciate the link

Nice video :) Appreciate the link
07-09-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By GeicoGecko

I tried replying back with some photos but it...

I tried replying back with some photos but it said it had to wait for moderator approval. I must have missed something in the rules. As soon as I work out what that is I'll get some snaps up.
07-07-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By GeicoGecko

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbull...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-db4eca6d_fb8f_44b4_b4fe_de7d42edbbe1_413330b2c30b422dfcaf5947dd14db1ff6229f9f.jpegThe rear bumper has some damage and spoiler needs...
07-07-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By GeicoGecko

Thanks for the reply. Sounds like I need to do...

Thanks for the reply. Sounds like I need to do more research on the oil front. I did see that Mazda actually changed their tune in later manuals and added that you shouldnít use Semi-synth or Synth....
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-06-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,181
Posted By GeicoGecko

Thatís a shame but I understand. Longest tow Iíll...

Thatís a shame but I understand. Longest tow Iíll do at the moment is 8 hours! Keep up with the updates:)
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-06-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,181
Posted By GeicoGecko

Thank you for taking the time to post details....

Thank you for taking the time to post details. Fantastic work. How far West do you make it? We run in the midwest and I'm wondering if I'll ever get to see it :)
07-06-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By GeicoGecko

New 04 RX-8 Owner with hopefully a good Plan

Hey guys,

To my wifeís dismay Iíve recently found myself in possession of a 2004 RX-8 😊

Iíve always been sworn off rotaries but have always been curious and had an opportunity I couldnít pass...
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