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06-17-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By Loki

I'm 6'1 and fit in there comfortably. You must...

I'm 6'1 and fit in there comfortably. You must have some giant kids over there :)
But yeah. It's not exactly a sedan.

A lot is going to depend on the specific example of RX8. If it's well taken...
06-16-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,608
Posted By Loki

No. Poor ignition and other engine problems cause...

No. Poor ignition and other engine problems cause flooded engines and other problems. It's a symptom not a cause.
06-16-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By Loki

The problem is how much you're willing to spend....

The problem is how much you're willing to spend. A proper engine rebuild is north of 3k, so if you're planning to buy a cheap car and maybe rebuild it, you'll quickly find that it ends up costing you...
06-15-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 30,836
Posted By Loki

Team, relax. The comment about replacing the...

Team, relax. The comment about replacing the intake was clearly a general recommendation not a solution to this problem.
06-12-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 30,836
Posted By Loki

You cleaned the filter with oil? I know the MAF...

You cleaned the filter with oil? I know the MAF may not look oily, but given the circumstances, that's really the only thing you changed right?
I'd get the stock intake back on there. Few intakes...
06-12-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,533
Posted By Loki

I have MeisterR's on my car, and a buddy on his...

I have MeisterR's on my car, and a buddy on his NC. Higher spring rates though. Pretty happy.
06-10-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By Loki

Is it possible only the shifter is jumping or the...

Is it possible only the shifter is jumping or the actual trans? The shifter could just be poorly secured I guess.
With the PPF in and connected the rest of the powertrain can't really move up and...
06-10-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By Loki

It sounds like they forgot the power plant frame...

It sounds like they forgot the power plant frame entirely. Otherwise it's not super possible for any of it to jump up and down. Can you check that there is in fact a giant rail running parallel to...
06-10-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By Loki

It's not compression. If it were you wouldn't be...

It's not compression. If it were you wouldn't be able to restart it warm with ease.

Pull the spark plugs and see if one rotor is sooty.if both are, the issue is no single injector and likely...
06-10-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By Loki

Cold test shows higher compression than actual,...

Cold test shows higher compression than actual, and 60 psi is super failing even at 150rpm. I wouldn't make decisions based on these results. Does it start? What kind of tool was it tested with?
...
06-10-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Loki

Don't forget about the wires. But just a simple...

Don't forget about the wires. But just a simple swap front to back will tell you exactly what the culprit is
06-09-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By Loki

You can trust them, especially at a parts store....

You can trust them, especially at a parts store. 2.0kw is what you want.
06-09-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Loki

When in doubt, replace the coils. Cheaper than...

When in doubt, replace the coils. Cheaper than engines ;)
If you really want to narrow it down, swap the rear coils to the front and see if the faint spark travels with the coil.

Glad you got it...
06-09-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,345
Posted By Loki

You can do a simple shock test, just press down...

You can do a simple shock test, just press down heavily (hard as you can) on each corner of the car and see if it rebounds smoothly or if it wobbles before settling. Wobbles: bad shock on that...
06-09-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By Loki

The sensors send wheel speed info to the ABS...

The sensors send wheel speed info to the ABS module, so you need that back in. I haven't messed with ABS at all, but I imagine it can live and think it's doing something useful without being...
06-08-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,304
Posted By Loki

Also how did they even give you the car back in...

Also how did they even give you the car back in this condition? Get them to own their work...
06-08-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,304
Posted By Loki

I mean that tells me the hydraulic line isn't...

I mean that tells me the hydraulic line isn't even connected or the whole system is empty. I would start with the slave. The master would be leaking fluid all over the place and behind the clutch...
06-08-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,304
Posted By Loki

Is this still the original ECU? The fast...

Is this still the original ECU?
The fast flashing is the antitheft immobilizer system not liking the key you're using. The dealer could fix, but try another key if you can. It's weird that it...
06-07-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By Loki

Are you saying the ABS and TC lights are on? That...

Are you saying the ABS and TC lights are on? That means neither of those systems are working.
You can read the codes and see which sensor it is. Could be the one you were hit on.
Forum: Canada Forum
06-07-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By Loki

Montreal here. 2004 GT owned since 2009. Track...

Montreal here. 2004 GT owned since 2009. Track and weekend car, sometimes winter beater/drifter.
Hope to keep it forever!...
06-06-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By Loki

If you were looking for drama, we have several...

If you were looking for drama, we have several synthetic vs. mineral oil discussions. Civilization-ending stuff.
06-06-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,173
Posted By Loki

I was asking if it overheated. If it did then...

I was asking if it overheated. If it did then highly likely you blew the engine. So. If you want a different answer than "scrap it" please provide more information.
06-05-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,173
Posted By Loki

Did it overheat when you blew the rad? Because...

Did it overheat when you blew the rad? Because there's really only one way fluids enter the combustion chamber and that's a blown seal.
06-05-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,345
Posted By Loki

It's probably the shocks actually. 2 original...

It's probably the shocks actually. 2 original Mazda rear shocks should not be expensive. Monotune replacements can be fine, but can also sit lower. Like mentioned above, if you're going to do the...
06-04-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By Loki

Yeah, that would do it.

Yeah, that would do it.
06-04-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By Loki

Possible severed OMP oil line? They get fragile...

Possible severed OMP oil line? They get fragile with age. Don't drive it until you confirm the oil lines are OK, you'll kill the engine.
06-04-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,261
Posted By Loki

Change all the coils, not just the one. If one...

Change all the coils, not just the one. If one is dead the others aren't far behind.

Also if you have any open vacuum connections having undone the intake, that will do it. Or connected the...
06-04-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,686
Posted By Loki

So... What you're saying is... you'll be buying...

So... What you're saying is... you'll be buying it back from Nathan in a couple of years?
06-04-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Loki

Yes I drive it in the winter when I have to. It's...

Yes I drive it in the winter when I have to. It's a very well behaved car on snow tires. Definitely not on all seasons.
It's also a lot of fun in an empty parking lot after a snowfall ;)

But...
06-04-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,332
Posted By Loki

If you're feeling adventurous, you could try...

If you're feeling adventurous, you could try removing the oil filter and checking if the mating surface on the block is virgin or has clearly had prior installations. I imagine Mazda refuses the...
06-03-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,701
Posted By Loki

Those are only stats for one rotor, you need the...

Those are only stats for one rotor, you need the other 3 values.

However, 98 psi at 259rom is borderline. I wouldn't spend a lot of money on this car. If it's cheap you buy it and drop in a...
06-03-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,472
Posted By Loki

I had a dealer do exactly this, and after they...

I had a dealer do exactly this, and after they showed me the resultsa d a friendly chat , the service manager agreed it was not a service they could charge money for.

85 and 90 could be good,...
06-03-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,623
Posted By Loki

Yes if you clear it, you'll need to wait whatever...

Yes if you clear it, you'll need to wait whatever number of cycles the car needs to get to readiness again... Which will the pop the code. So there isn't an easy answer here, except having a cat.
...
06-03-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9,020
Views: 1,005,381
Posted By Loki

^^ I don't love the quad exhaust but the rest...

^^ I don't love the quad exhaust but the rest seems tasteful?
06-03-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,608
Posted By Loki

Ok well why don't we start with what preventive...

Ok well why don't we start with what preventive measures he used.
But eventually you will need to get a compression test and make your decisions from there.

The "New and Potential" owners thread...
06-02-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,608
Posted By Loki

You have a lot of reading to do. All rotaries...

You have a lot of reading to do. All rotaries eventually die, not always because of apex seal failure. "Apex seals" is what people who don't know rotaries say about rotaries. Some last a long time,...
06-02-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Loki

The make/model/quality of tire makes far more...

The make/model/quality of tire makes far more difference than size. What actual tires are you getting?
06-02-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,623
Posted By Loki

Pay off the tester? That's about the only way....

Pay off the tester? That's about the only way. Even if it's not a sniffer test, you can smell an uncatted rotary a mile away.

If it is a sniffer test swapping in a cat is about all you can do. If...
06-02-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 940
Posted By Loki

It's not really strange, spark plugs full of oil...

It's not really strange, spark plugs full of oil don't create spark. That's why it dies and won't restart.
I'm not sure if I was clear above but that's not a normal amount of oil. The OMP is not...
06-02-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 940
Posted By Loki

The check engine light flashes if you leave the...

The check engine light flashes if you leave the car in ON without starting for too long. That's not significant.

The OMP does not physically deliver enough oil to cause what you are seeing here....
05-31-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,608
Posted By Loki

I don't see any damage, looks like poorly fitting...

I don't see any damage, looks like poorly fitting parts were installed and then some were removed (rear bumper).

What counts is the engine. You could have a mint car with a dying engine.
...
05-30-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,629
Posted By Loki

Making a stiff suspension is pretty easy, just...

Making a stiff suspension is pretty easy, just slap stiff springs on there. Making a stiff suspension comfortable and actually performant is where 'you get what you pay for' comes in. Depends also...
05-30-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,345
Posted By Loki

Possibly they tightened the suspension bolts in...

Possibly they tightened the suspension bolts in the air. It's supposed to be done with wheels on the ground. Easy fix.
05-29-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
Posted By Loki

From the codes and symptoms there seem to be at...

From the codes and symptoms there seem to be at least these issues:
- failing ignition
- clogged catalytic converter
- dead O2 sensor
- vacuum leak/EVAP leak (that could just be your gas cap...
05-29-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By Loki

Smoke + high oil consumption = you're either...

Smoke + high oil consumption = you're either sucking in oil through the intake or it's passing by the oil rings. Considering only one rotor has oil deposits, I'm inclined to believe this is oil ring...
05-29-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,453
Posted By Loki

Hah yeah this place can be a bit direct because...

Hah yeah this place can be a bit direct because many of us are old fartknockers communicating in briefest possible sentecnes, but if you can handle that, we can get you up to speed.
05-29-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,453
Posted By Loki

There is no such thing as new apex seals. That's...

There is no such thing as new apex seals. That's not a fix. Rebuilt motor is what you're looking for.
05-29-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
Posted By Loki

Can you explain what was changed and what happens...

Can you explain what was changed and what happens when it 'quits'. Does it restart right away? Do you have to wait for it to cool down?
What were the compression numbers?
Manual or auto?
...
05-29-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,453
Posted By Loki

Welcome aboard! So wait, it has hot start...

Welcome aboard!
So wait, it has hot start issues but decent compression? Those are kind of contradictory. What are the actual compression numbers?

And you can teach yourself amply by reading the...
05-27-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By Loki

Can't help with most of that, except this: the...

Can't help with most of that, except this: the stock front O2 sensor is wideband. So you have what you need there.

Also I'm not sure you can configure a 4 port ECU to drive 6 injectors via...
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