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06-11-2019, 05:13 PM
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Sticky Colorado?
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Posted By furansu

This is an old thread, not sure how many are...

This is an old thread, not sure how many are tracking it these days. I personally have only seen a couple RX-7's and RX-8's since moving to Colorado (they were common in Florida).

Where do you...
06-11-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By furansu

Mazda charges $1,000 for a core, which is a valid...

Mazda charges $1,000 for a core, which is a valid data point, but most already have a core to offer Mazda if they are getting a reman from them.

I'll offer my perspective, though it isn't of...
06-11-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By furansu

Congrats! Launch Edition to boot, right? Looks...

Congrats! Launch Edition to boot, right? Looks like the previous owner had some decent mods (upgraded grill, KONIG wheels, etc); was it tuned with a ProECU or still stock there?

I miss my ND...
06-07-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,612
Posted By furansu

Congrats NAP -- I went in the reverse direction....

Congrats NAP -- I went in the reverse direction. I sold my 2016 ND Miata and bought a 2007 RX-8 (my third foray into rotary ownership), allowing me to funnel car payment monies into a new house...
05-28-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,341
Posted By furansu

Fix the radiator before driving it again....

Fix the radiator before driving it again. Attempting to redline is already far too aggressive on a car with a compromised cooling system.

Possible causes of reduced redline:
-Limp mode ECU...
05-16-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By furansu

Cold compression numbers will not give you a good...

Cold compression numbers will not give you a good indication of health. Any junk yard or recycler engine is a roll of the dice. Depending upon the price, it will still be a good deal given all of the...
05-04-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By furansu

Dealer records are a pain and, at least in my...

Dealer records are a pain and, at least in my experience, are de-centralized. Best bet is to use your CARFAX records to see what dealers have touched the car (new sale, service, recalls, etc). Take...
05-03-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By furansu

The factory bearing is fine and should serve you...

The factory bearing is fine and should serve you well. Exedy sells a refresh kit with a throw-out bearing made by KOYO, which is the same manufacturer as Mazda's OEM bearing. Clutch kits are weird...
05-02-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By furansu

May be an old code from before the oil was added...

May be an old code from before the oil was added then. We'll see if it returns. If the OMP isn't operating as intended, it'd be of concern for the health of the engine as it will accelerate side,...
05-02-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By furansu

You may be running in a 'safe mode' with richer...

You may be running in a 'safe mode' with richer than normal conditions due to the errors experienced.

P0076 should relate to the VDI or SSV valves. Likely just a solenoid failure and easy to...
Forum: SE RX-8 Forum
05-02-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By furansu

Not a lot of good rotary-specific options, most...

Not a lot of good rotary-specific options, most of the guys in Orlando when I lived there were hacks. There are a couple good shops in Tampa and the Miami area when the time comes, but most normal...
05-02-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,563
Posted By furansu

Good to hear! How are you managing with the...

Good to hear!

How are you managing with the smell since the de-cat? My cat was failing when I replaced my engine -- presently de-catted but hating the smell and planning to go with a TurboXS...
05-02-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By furansu

Good guy or not, he should be able to tell you...

Good guy or not, he should be able to tell you what measures are failing, and what conditions are established as part of the test (what engine load, speed range, accessories in use, etc). You are...
05-02-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By furansu

Questions people will ask, so may as well be...

Questions people will ask, so may as well be proactive:

-Price of car?
-Actual compression numbers provided at time of test? (Include the numbers, the engine RPM at time of test, and if the...
04-27-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By furansu

Are you paying the shop every time they test the...

Are you paying the shop every time they test the car? They need to clearly identify why you failed so that you can address it, otherwise they are just wasting your time, and possibly your money.
04-26-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By furansu

What values are out of spec according to the...

What values are out of spec according to the emissions testing? Is it just the readiness codes, or are some of the values outside of acceptable perimeters?
04-21-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,661
Posted By furansu

Hey guys, I don't presently have any plans...

Hey guys,

I don't presently have any plans to build more -- I built these for one of my cars after being disappointed with the current aftermarket options (Mazda had the right idea, they just...
04-21-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By furansu

There isn't a difference that I'm aware of...

There isn't a difference that I'm aware of between the S1 and S2 UIM. There is a difference in the attached oil filler neck between early S1, late S1, and a third version for S2's. Hard to tell, but...
04-12-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 136,170
Posted By furansu

I am digging the turbocharger location, though I...

I am digging the turbocharger location, though I bet it gives the alternator a hot supper. Was any other work done internally aside from milling for the deeper REW apex seals?



How much extra...
04-12-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 781
Posted By furansu

Still worth re-checking. I've been working on...

Still worth re-checking. I've been working on these for years and still managed to goof the connections of two injectors on my last build. Also note that the wire colors and wire tape colors can be...
04-12-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 781
Posted By furansu

Verify injector wiring is correct: ...

Verify injector wiring is correct:
...
Forum: Epitroch
04-11-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By furansu

Let's look at the new symptoms introduced into...

Let's look at the new symptoms introduced into the system:
-Code generated, P0172 - Fuel System Too Rich
-Code generation, P0335 - Eccentric Shaft Position Sensor Circuit Fault
-Unstable...
04-11-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By furansu

Lightning Yellow is a great color for these. I...

Lightning Yellow is a great color for these. I remember disliking it the first time I saw it at the dealer, but it has grown on me a lot and become one of my favorites.

Congrats, enjoy it,...
04-11-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By furansu

A couple common concerns to check: ...

A couple common concerns to check:

-Thermostat, if this device is not reliably opening at the intended temperature, it could cause greater swings in temperature. These are wear items and should be...
04-11-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By furansu

Hey Pete, Did the shop provide the alignment...

Hey Pete,

Did the shop provide the alignment settings before and after the alignment? Can you post those numbers for us to review? That amount of wear in 7k miles is odd, but it is possible the...
04-09-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By furansu

I wouldn't worry about their starting weight, get...

I wouldn't worry about their starting weight, get them professionally balanced. That will get them better matched than even the factory alphabet ID pairing.
04-09-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,661
Posted By furansu

I used stainless lines on my FD and hated them....

I used stainless lines on my FD and hated them. They didn't route well due to how rigid they were, they weren't pre-formed to the application causing them to abraded against the engine, and didn't...
12-13-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By furansu

I run full-synthetic, from: LiquiMoly, Idemitsu,...

I run full-synthetic, from: LiquiMoly, Idemitsu, Eneos, Pennzoil, or Castrol. There are several good brands outside of these as well and my driving factor is usually a matter of convenience, though I...
11-27-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,574
Posted By furansu

Do you know which 13B port design Mazda compared...

Do you know which 13B port design Mazda compared here? A 4-port REW, 4-port 13B-RE, 4-port 13B-DEI (TII), or one of the 6-port naturally-aspirated 13B's from the DEI era?
11-21-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,574
Posted By furansu

Brettus, have you measured exhaust pressures and...

Brettus, have you measured exhaust pressures and EGTs? Might give some insights depending how the numbers trend as boost is added.

It'd be destructive to the housing, but a pressure transducer...
11-07-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By furansu

You're asking the wrong questions. What is your...

You're asking the wrong questions. What is your power peak and delivery goal? Engineering workflow is to determine the intended result and design for it, not design for the sake of it and continue...
11-06-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By furansu

Is there an enclosure or case for it to protect...

Is there an enclosure or case for it to protect the contact boards? Also, does it have a base map for the RX-8 to run, or will it require full provisioning from the start?
11-05-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,612
Posted By furansu

The injectors aren't hard to get to, just...

The injectors aren't hard to get to, just annoying due to the way the factory wiring harness is routed/designed. No need for more injector unless adding forced-induction.
11-05-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,836
Posted By furansu

What year are they out of? Can you send better...

What year are they out of? Can you send better pics of the driver-side?
11-05-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By furansu

I wanted to correct an earlier statement I made...

I wanted to correct an earlier statement I made so it doesn't confuse your diagnostics. The logging software I was using was erroneously holding peak values instead of tracking learned values, so...
11-01-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By furansu

This. A compression test to verify a low-power...

This. A compression test to verify a low-power condition would be covered under the extended engine warranty as diagnostic process to confirm replacement. If it was an unapproved compression test and...
Forum: Mazmart
11-01-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,644
Posted By furansu

Mazmart, can you clarify what exactly was revised...

Mazmart, can you clarify what exactly was revised from Mazda? I still see the ignition coils listed as Revision 'C', which have been available since 2012.
11-01-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By furansu

I saw that listing a few weeks back. It looks...

I saw that listing a few weeks back. It looks like a solid example. Glad to see it will continue to be raced.
11-01-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By furansu

I know there is some variance in mileage readings...

I know there is some variance in mileage readings from the UK due to the difference in our gallon versus yours, but 15MPG can be normal depending upon your driving style. I'm am consistently getting...
11-01-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By furansu

Welcome, that sounds like an awesome project....

Welcome, that sounds like an awesome project. Please share pictures and details on your build as time allows; we love that stuff, especially for purpose-built cars like it sounds like you are doing.
10-29-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 29,129
Posted By furansu

My freshly-installed reman engine has an oil pan...

My freshly-installed reman engine has an oil pan leak, guessing the gob job at the Virginia plant was a bit off that day. Not A Preppie suggested the Pineapple Racing oil pan gasket, which I shrugged...
10-26-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 556
Posted By furansu

I lived in Florida when I owned the FD, not quite...

I lived in Florida when I owned the FD, not quite but close to the worst conditions you could ask a battery to tolerate. I'm a big fan of AGM batteries and have had success with them in other...
10-26-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,383
Posted By furansu

Is this a metal core cat or ceramic core cat?

Is this a metal core cat or ceramic core cat?
10-26-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 556
Posted By furansu

Hey Pete, I agree with others here, avoid...

Hey Pete,

I agree with others here, avoid AGM designs for the stock engine bay position. I burned through two Optima batteries in 24 months with my FD due to the excessive heat causing them to...
10-26-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By furansu

You can get PEAK Global formula if you are unable...

You can get PEAK Global formula if you are unable to source Mazda FL-22 pre-diluted (or Ford Motorcraft VC-10-A2 concentrate), it is available at most auto parts stores. The big concern is the...
10-22-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By furansu

Do you have any pics of them mounted on an RX-8?

Do you have any pics of them mounted on an RX-8?
10-22-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By furansu

Black with black/red interior isn't particularly...

Black with black/red interior isn't particularly rare, but it is a good combination. Pictures and your location will be the best aids in selling or determining value. Keep in mind though that RX-8's...
10-20-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By furansu

I've since updated my pre-mix to 8oz per fill-up,...

I've since updated my pre-mix to 8oz per fill-up, or roughly 0.5oz of oil to 1 gallon of fuel. No smoke or excessive fuel trimming, so I'll stick with it for now.

As far as the SOHN, it seems to...
10-10-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By furansu

-Tire cross-section may be a factor -The extra...

-Tire cross-section may be a factor
-The extra 60k miles of wear on engine B
-Any number of minor variances such as fuel injector condition, sensor variation,
-Most often fuel economy is impacted...
10-09-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By furansu

Shops usually operate at $75-125 a labor hour,...

Shops usually operate at $75-125 a labor hour, most are above $100, so that price isn't unusual depending upon part cost. Considering the potential situation of no discounts and you could be looking...
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