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09-14-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By RIWWP

You can still ask that question here, no need to...

You can still ask that question here, no need to wait.
09-14-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By RIWWP

Ok, then I feel confident saying that you have an...

Ok, then I feel confident saying that you have an OMP failure, and one of your OMPs has entered a default / limp mode and has it set to max, which will produce oil smoke nearly continuously, trigger...
09-14-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By RIWWP

You haven't answered WHEN the smoke happens. On...

You haven't answered WHEN the smoke happens. On start up? Shut down? Acceleration? It matters.


This was mine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lTt38qFTx4
09-14-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By RIWWP

Gratz on the purchase .. and yeah, there is a LOT...

Gratz on the purchase .. and yeah, there is a LOT more to learn :)

See the New and Potential Owners thread at the top of the new member suforum, or the companion site I built from that thread that...
09-14-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By RIWWP

Yup, usually is.

Yup, usually is.
09-13-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,318
Posted By RIWWP

https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-discussion-3/shinka-p...

https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-discussion-3/shinka-production-numbers-vin-s-166370/
09-13-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By RIWWP

Yup, nothing available at least, so still...

Yup, nothing available at least, so still guesses, even if probably correct ones.
09-13-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By RIWWP

No, not really. No one had to.

No, not really. No one had to.
09-13-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By RIWWP

I don't recall any confirmation that they did not...

I don't recall any confirmation that they did not keep the OMP off hand (it's been several years), however I do not believe that they did, and I think the general consensus was that they didn't.
09-13-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By RIWWP

No, I do not know what ratio.

No, I do not know what ratio.
09-13-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By RIWWP

Yeah, premixing 4-stroke is generally a bad idea....

Yeah, premixing 4-stroke is generally a bad idea. Don't let the car sit for long, you want to keep it mixed in the gasoline while you burn through it, and not slowly separate until you hit a point...
09-13-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By RIWWP

Yeah, resistance getting into 1st gear with the...

Yeah, resistance getting into 1st gear with the pedal the whole way down = the disc isn't disengaging from the flywheel completely = premature clutch failure not too far down the road.

If you are...
09-12-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By RIWWP

A few things jump out as replies... You...

A few things jump out as replies...

You can't trust dealers. Ever.
They are right that it WILL engage faster when brand new, grabby
It should still grab at a similar point to where it did...
09-12-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By RIWWP

I wouldn't go for it if it was my car. ...

I wouldn't go for it if it was my car.

Granted, Brilliant Black would be the easiest color to match, but still.... nope, not me.
09-12-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 104,111
Posted By RIWWP

It's the line from the Blackstone Labs report,...

It's the line from the Blackstone Labs report, and my understanding is just what you assume, it's the amount of oil used to top-off between changes.
09-11-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 104,111
Posted By RIWWP

I only agree to an extent. Generally, the climate...

I only agree to an extent. Generally, the climate will influence the cold wear, but not the hot wear, as the hot conditions are thermostatically controlled. I could in theory use the location...
09-11-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 104,111
Posted By RIWWP

Question: Is there any existing spreadsheet...

Question:

Is there any existing spreadsheet with any decent number of UOAs from this thread? (The last reference in this thread is from 2012)

I'm working on a central repository for them,...
08-23-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 673,464
Posted By RIWWP

I have moved RX8Help.com to a new host, and the...

I have moved RX8Help.com to a new host, and the site has undergone many improvements. The most obvious one is that the site is once again mobile friendly, way over-due since something like 80% of the...
05-21-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 480
Posted By RIWWP

Series 1 catalytic converter

Got this from the dealer under warranty, put around 10k on it before going catless. Another owner put around 9k on it before I bought the car back from him, so call it about 20k on this cat. I've...
04-19-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 762
Posted By RIWWP

It's not the weight of brand new oil that...

It's not the weight of brand new oil that matters.


It's the weight of the oil just before you change it.


If the oil is a 20w50 when you buy it, but has degraded to a 0w5 by 1,000 miles, and...
01-10-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,426
Posted By RIWWP

Being careful to avoid talking out of my ass... ...

Being careful to avoid talking out of my ass...

I think your openness to it falling on it's face ... and exploring unique ways to handle the reasons why it would ... is precisely why the idea has...
01-09-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,426
Posted By RIWWP

I very much want to see where the technical...

I very much want to see where the technical discussion goes. Something outside the box is refreshing, and with the amount of experience here something could actually be made of it.
01-08-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,600
Posted By RIWWP

https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-parts-sale-wanted-44/...

https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-parts-sale-wanted-44/everyone-stop-read-rules-updated-june-2015-a-133551/


Conversation from all sides deleted. Buyer is asking a price. Someone will pay it, or they...
12-18-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 33,106
Posted By RIWWP

Not for the next engine. I love the math of...

Not for the next engine. I love the math of boost, the result of boost, but the more i increased the power from the MSM through boost, the more i disliked the more subjective nature of driving the...
12-18-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 33,106
Posted By RIWWP

LS or 13b, nothing else is even remotely...

LS or 13b, nothing else is even remotely appealing.
12-18-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 33,106
Posted By RIWWP

Just a thread update since it got bumped. ...

Just a thread update since it got bumped.

The MSM finally blew it's engine almost a year ago, and since i had/have zero inclination to put in a replacement BP motor, in any form (built, used, new,...
06-05-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By RIWWP

(Just a note, WD40 is for water displacement ......

(Just a note, WD40 is for water displacement ... WD ... it shouldn't be used as a lubricant unless it's extremely temporary. It will dry out, and it does remove the more permanent lubricants that...
06-05-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,440
Posted By RIWWP

Yeah. Again, no experience with a Motec, but the...

Yeah. Again, no experience with a Motec, but the one I've spent a fair amount of time messing with, you can turn on and off inputs and outputs really easily. Start upstream, work down.

Working...
06-05-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,440
Posted By RIWWP

I'd think Motec could tell you if the car needs...

I'd think Motec could tell you if the car needs to be moving to send a speed signal, but from my experience with aftermarket ECUs (which is only 'some', by no means an expert), I haven't seen a case...
05-30-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,528
Posted By RIWWP

Posts soft deleted pending validation of vicrez's...

Posts soft deleted pending validation of vicrez's status as a paying vendor on RX8Club.
05-16-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,517
Posted By RIWWP

To be honest, I haven't ever seen someone weigh...

To be honest, I haven't ever seen someone weigh their used rotors. Rotor weight interest usually ends at knowing what the brand new set weighs, if they are trying to reduce the overall weight (like...
05-05-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By RIWWP

I did before and after testing: ...

I did before and after testing:
https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-tech-garage-22/decarbing-before-after-rotor-pics-241867/

Ingesting the seafoam and letting it sit does nothing at all to the...
04-26-2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By RIWWP

You have other options of course: (all have...

You have other options of course:
(all have roughly the same power increase)

- Straight pipes
Loud in a...
04-26-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 129,227
Posted By RIWWP

Mechanic is providing a response that is...

Mechanic is providing a response that is misleading at best, ignorant at worst. You can have trouble starting a healthy engine, and you can start a dead engine "just fine". The details of each...
04-25-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By RIWWP

BHR. 1: Sounds good, keeps the same catback...

BHR.

1: Sounds good, keeps the same catback sound as the stock cat, just a bit louder and a hair deeper tone. On sound alone, no one can tell you have a midpipe.
2: It's the most expensive of the...
04-11-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 607
Posted By RIWWP

The chattering sounds a lot like a release...

The chattering sounds a lot like a release bearing issue to me. Still the same recommendation: Get in there and take a look at everything.
04-11-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 607
Posted By RIWWP

That attitude won't get you very far. I left...

That attitude won't get you very far. I left posts that were on topic for the thread you posted it in, deleting the rest, because they were against the rules, the rules that you agreed to when you...
04-11-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 607
Posted By RIWWP

If you read the annoucement that has the details...

If you read the annoucement that has the details of why you can't post threads elsewhere, you would see that there is a post count restriction AND A time restriction. You don't get it lifted on...
04-02-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By RIWWP

If you are not turbocharged or supercharged, then...

If you are not turbocharged or supercharged, then go with the OEM clutch. It has more torque capacity than the engine can produce, it's easy to drive on, it lasts a long time, it fits perfectly, and...
03-31-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,804
Posted By RIWWP

I just picked up this ride. It's amazing how much...

I just picked up this ride. It's amazing how much like my old one it feels

Thanks for the quick sale 200.

A+++++ seller, would buy from again!
03-31-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 148,785
Posted By RIWWP

They have previously stated the differences...

They have previously stated the differences elsewhere years ago. The 16x has narrower rotors (because the 13b is already too wide, the flame front isn't reaching the corners), more eccentric e-shaft....
03-28-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By RIWWP

So add 10 to the numbers :suspect: :fruit: ...

So add 10 to the numbers :suspect:

:fruit:


Time is tricky like that.
03-28-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,158
Posted By RIWWP

Driving tip: Don't jump off the gas when the rear...

Driving tip: Don't jump off the gas when the rear starts to come out. It shifts weight forward, lightening the rear, and reduces traction in the rear even more. Stay on the gas and steer into it.
...
03-28-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,158
Posted By RIWWP

Your experience sounds like complete loss of...

Your experience sounds like complete loss of traction, the kind of traction loss that happens with ice or oil or bald tires in heavy rain, etc...

No, you can not disable one and not the other in...
03-28-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,158
Posted By RIWWP

IMO, the Traction Control is moderately pointless...

IMO, the Traction Control is moderately pointless unless putting the power down is actually difficult for the car. (The 8 doesn't have this problem)

The Stability Control is a different matter. I...
03-17-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,454
Posted By RIWWP

Not from launching as hard as you possible could....

Not from launching as hard as you possible could.

I said "pothole", but what I think it actually was was the pitted surfaces to either side of train tracks that I had to cross on my way to work....
03-15-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,613
Posted By RIWWP

Roughly, the question is like asking: "My...

Roughly, the question is like asking:

"My engine is dead. Should I buy an engine hoist?"


...Only if you need it.

Whether or not you need the rebuild kit depends on if you do the rebuild or...
03-03-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,147
Posted By RIWWP

Sounds like a faulty coolant temp sensor, but...

Sounds like a faulty coolant temp sensor, but following the Mazda diagnostics guide for it is probably going to be useful. Foxed.ca Manual (http://foxed.ca/rx7manual/2003mazdarx8/)
03-02-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By RIWWP

It doesn't sound normal. Try logging out, then...

It doesn't sound normal. Try logging out, then back in again, and starting a new thread. See if that helps.
02-11-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By RIWWP

Tie Rod: MAZMART - Mazda Used Parts, New Parts,...

Tie Rod: MAZMART - Mazda Used Parts, New Parts, Performance. Since 1980. (http://christyre.wix.com/mazmart) or https://parts.arlingtonmazda.com/
Rotors and Calipers: https://www.rockauto.com/
Pads:...
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