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06-14-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 160,991
Posted By wannawankel

You make it appear as if Mazda designed the...

You make it appear as if Mazda designed the engine bay for the LS. Good work!
06-14-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 108,458
Posted By wannawankel

Please check all of the hoses attached to the...

Please check all of the hoses attached to the intake on the way to the throttle body. It's easy to bump, break, or knock loose a connection. Also if the air box isn't well sealed you'll get uneven...
06-07-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,035
Posted By wannawankel

Very nice. I'm partial to the E9x and in wagon...

Very nice. I'm partial to the E9x and in wagon form.
Forum: SE RX-8 Forum
06-05-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By wannawankel

No - Flow Mazda in GBO does (they said they had a...

No - Flow Mazda in GBO does (they said they had a working one in July 2018).
Forum: SE RX-8 Forum
06-05-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By wannawankel

I do not - but I was impressed with Flow Mazda in...

I do not - but I was impressed with Flow Mazda in Greensboro for maintenance and service on my RX-8.
06-05-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By wannawankel

That can happen - You should - prior to accepting...

That can happen - You should - prior to accepting the car and signing off - have it repainted or replaced (unless the agreement had language that color matching wasn't a guarantee). I'm surprised...
05-30-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9,020
Views: 1,004,758
Posted By wannawankel

I saw one of these rusting away on a car trip...

I saw one of these rusting away on a car trip last year. I stopped to talk to the owner and he said (Divorce possessions dispute). I left him at that....
05-27-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By wannawankel

My ELM specifically stated it would not work On...

My ELM specifically stated it would not work On iOS due to Bluetooth restrictions
Forum: Series II DIY
05-22-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 98,163
Posted By wannawankel

I still believe that frequent oil changes (1000K...

I still believe that frequent oil changes (1000K miles on the RX-8 and 3000K conventional oil change intervals on my CR-V) will extend the life of the engine. My best friends' BMW 328 xit says to...
Forum: Series II DIY
05-22-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 98,163
Posted By wannawankel

I agree - draining the oil plan fully is...

I agree - draining the oil plan fully is important in any car - the 0.3L of leftover oil that the Fumoto leaves behind could be 7% gunk. I'll change my oil on the RX-8 sometime this week(end) and...
05-20-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By wannawankel

I like this diagram - I really want to purchase a...

I like this diagram - I really want to purchase a 2005 if it has boost.
Forum: Series II DIY
05-20-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 98,163
Posted By wannawankel

I was able to recover 0.3 L of motor oil from my...

I was able to recover 0.3 L of motor oil from my Honda CRV's oil pan once I removed the Fumoto F106 oil change valve from my oil pan (fully drained first with Fumoto valve installed). The oil didn't...
Forum: Series II DIY
05-17-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 98,163
Posted By wannawankel

Steve: Most insightful and as we suspected...

Steve:

Most insightful and as we suspected earlier - the extended length of the Fumoto valve into the pan allows for a immobile layer of material to accumulate on the bottom of the pan. Now I...
05-16-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,035
Posted By wannawankel

I never got the cat test procedure that the Mazda...

I never got the cat test procedure that the Mazda dealer did to determine that my glowing cat is still OK - they approved it for continued use. I have the document in case the car catches fire or...
05-13-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,035
Posted By wannawankel

I'm sorry to hear about your job situation and...

I'm sorry to hear about your job situation and your RX-8 engine. Best of luck - from what I gather none of us know if all of the TLC will result in achieving 50K, 120K, or 200K on an S2 engine. I...
04-30-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By wannawankel

I always put dielectric grease on all my battery...

I always put dielectric grease on all my battery and grounds. I've never had a problem with a clean connection that was coated in dielectric grease from having future issues. I also don't clean my...
04-23-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By wannawankel

Is the fuel pump priming the system when you turn...

Is the fuel pump priming the system when you turn the key to ACC
04-23-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,168
Posted By wannawankel

5w30 is recommended in the Mazda RX-8 owners...

5w30 is recommended in the Mazda RX-8 owners manuals in ANZ and other warmer countries.
04-19-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 14,213
Posted By wannawankel

The CX-5 Diesel is way overpriced at $43000 out...

The CX-5 Diesel is way overpriced at $43000 out the door prior to taxes. If it was line priced with a mid-tier - I'd seriously consider it. They also reduced the warranty to 2/30 from 3/36 - which...
04-19-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 14,213
Posted By wannawankel

I agree - the last Diesel with it all was the...

I agree - the last Diesel with it all was the 1998-2003 Golf Diesel. It has the grunt and MPG and was an all-around great car. Simple Diesel technology and required only the water pump/intake...
04-19-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 14,213
Posted By wannawankel

I like the Inline 6 teaser in your message. ...

I like the Inline 6 teaser in your message. Hope...
04-19-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 14,213
Posted By wannawankel

The accountants - make some profit after filing...

The accountants - make some profit after filing all that $$$ paperwork. Instead of that projects InternalOrder profit center having a -$3623453 amount, it might have only -$748453. Less loss....
04-19-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 14,213
Posted By wannawankel

Car and Driver review here: ...

Car and Driver review here: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a27172486/2019-mazda-cx-5-diesel-photos-info/
04-19-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 14,213
Posted By wannawankel

The only downsides are: (1) it starts at...

The only downsides are: (1) it starts at $41300USD, (2) three colors available, (3) MPG is not much better than the CX-5 gas (we knew that), (4) only a 2 yr/30K mile warranty.
04-19-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 14,213
Posted By wannawankel

It's official - the CX-5 Diesel is available for...

It's official - the CX-5 Diesel is available for preorder. https://www.mazdacx-5diesel.com/
03-16-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,991
Posted By wannawankel

STIHL has always been JASO FC then now FD rated...

STIHL has always been JASO FC then now FD rated 2-stroke oil. I have never figured out who has been supplying them the 2-stroke oil but nonetheless it is of good quality. To second others comments,...
03-12-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By wannawankel

For persepctive, paid 12K for a 2010 RX8-GT with...

For persepctive, paid 12K for a 2010 RX8-GT with a manual and 30K miles in 2015. Immaculate records (all dealer services with 3K OCI) and had a reputable rotary repair inspection + rotary...
03-05-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By wannawankel

Any RX is worth owning.

Any RX is worth owning.
02-28-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 419,900
Posted By wannawankel

I thought I'd get the RX-8 community's input on...

I thought I'd get the RX-8 community's input on this piston engine issue I'm having. Honda K24A engine (2.4L I4) having a P0325 knock sensor issue. I've checked the knock sensor and connection to...
02-26-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,833
Posted By wannawankel

Mrotary trolling on Motor1.com: ...

Mrotary trolling on Motor1.com: https://www.motor1.com/news/307009/fan-render-mazda-rx-7/
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
02-24-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 23,688
Posted By wannawankel

I was in the silver 2010 RX-8 GT. I stayed...

I was in the silver 2010 RX-8 GT. I stayed offsite at a small motor lodge in Bryson City since I was late to register due to business travel (to NC for a long plat startup). I lived in OH then but...
02-24-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,042
Posted By wannawankel

Correct our MAF does not measure humidity...

Correct our MAF does not measure humidity directly but does measure air flow volume which is altered by the humidity of the air (density).
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
02-24-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 23,688
Posted By wannawankel

I live in the Natick/Wellesley area. Speedieone...

I live in the Natick/Wellesley area. Speedieone - did you attend DGRR in 2017 in a red R3?
02-23-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By wannawankel

Replacing the engine is to your significant...

Replacing the engine is to your significant others' advantage - keeps you out of the local watering holes and close to home. You have to have goals.
02-23-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9,020
Views: 1,004,758
Posted By wannawankel

I'm thinking that there's not enough use of...

I'm thinking that there's not enough use of durable, easy-to-assemble PVC in our lives especially for intake and exhaust on our RX-8. Why not it's cheap?
02-23-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9,020
Views: 1,004,758
Posted By wannawankel

I'm thinking - where's all that rain water go...

I'm thinking - where's all that rain water go with those exposed K&N filters - he must have a sophisticated water injection system...
02-22-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9,020
Views: 1,004,758
Posted By wannawankel

This gentleman is heading to some fine...

This gentleman is heading to some fine off-roading in his sweet Neon:

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Forum: Series II DIY
02-20-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 98,163
Posted By wannawankel

The only issue with the T4 (Rotella 15W-40) is...

The only issue with the T4 (Rotella 15W-40) is the amount of zinc ZDDP it contains. The (past history was) that T4 had higher levels of ZDDP to meet the Diesel requirements. ZDDP effectively binds...
02-19-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,843
Posted By wannawankel

This has taught me one thing - boy do I need to...

This has taught me one thing - boy do I need to brush up on my electronics skills. Not since Radio Shack days....
02-18-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By wannawankel

here ...

here
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02-18-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By wannawankel

The top of the manifold - circled in red -...

The top of the manifold - circled in red - doesn't look like a port - it looks like something else.
02-18-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By wannawankel

That looks like a rodent chewed on that manifold.

That looks like a rodent chewed on that manifold.
02-13-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,497
Posted By wannawankel

Yes sir - same for plug flow reactors with...

Yes sir - same for plug flow reactors with injection ports - watch thy turbulence and Reynolds numbers.
02-10-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,730
Posted By wannawankel

A Corvette is a wise choice. It wasn't for me at...

A Corvette is a wise choice. It wasn't for me at this stage because I needed 3+ seats. Once that's not needed anymore a C5 onward will be in my stable.
02-10-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,586
Views: 287,234
Posted By wannawankel

Same here on the R coast. I just put the charger...

Same here on the R coast. I just put the charger back on the 8 and I'm waiting for the rain to wash all that salt away so I can run her up into the Country (New Hampshire and then on to...
02-10-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,586
Views: 287,234
Posted By wannawankel

excellent color - please take some outside shots...

excellent color - please take some outside shots and post
02-07-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 14,213
Posted By wannawankel

See x four indeed. Mazda being a small company -...

See x four indeed. Mazda being a small company - I'm surprised they're able to offer so many SKUs. It would be far cheaper for them to offer fewer and produce them (less footprint, more often,...
02-06-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,194
Posted By wannawankel

Which cars are you bringing?

Which cars are you bringing?
02-06-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 14,213
Posted By wannawankel

The reality is the Diesel car is much simpler for...

The reality is the Diesel car is much simpler for the mpg * cost. I don't need to replace that batteries in 5-8 years and Diesel is available along any major 'way where semi-trucks travel. HCCI...
02-05-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 14,213
Posted By wannawankel

...my evil plan is to get one of those SkyActivX...

...my evil plan is to get one of those SkyActivX HCCI when it "comes out in the USA" and switch the fuel pump, rail, and injectors to run Diesel! Diesel want solved!
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