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04-11-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,412
Posted By gummyAvenger

Problem solved! I think the original issue was...

Problem solved! I think the original issue was that the fuel injectors were leaking, and it just couldn't build enough fuel pressure. I did find and fix that, but I also created 2 additional...
03-10-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By gummyAvenger

The blue one is an evap line, not a fuel line. If...

The blue one is an evap line, not a fuel line. If you're talking about the red retaining clip, both should have it. I believe that one is the actual retaining clip, and the larger one locks...
03-05-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By gummyAvenger

Ah! Makes sense now :)

Ah! Makes sense now :)
03-05-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By gummyAvenger

The EPS as in the Electronic Power Steering? I'm...

The EPS as in the Electronic Power Steering? I'm curious why that would cause the car to die.
03-05-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,412
Posted By gummyAvenger

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm fairly confident...

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm fairly confident the injector wires are correct because it was running smoothly up until this issue started, and before I removed the wires when I replaced the...
03-05-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,412
Posted By gummyAvenger

Head scratcher: starts then dies

I've got a previous thread about this, but a lot has happened since then, so I wanted to start fresh with a new thread.

If anyone feels up to solving a puzzle, I could really use your thoughts.
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12-21-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By gummyAvenger

Ok I replaced the MAF and did a deflood and 20...

Ok I replaced the MAF and did a deflood and 20 brake stomp just in case, and it starts on its own now. And it sounds normal when it starts. But then it dies out after 2 or 3 seconds.

So I've...
12-21-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By gummyAvenger

I appreciate it. I very well may have ruined my...

I appreciate it. I very well may have ruined my MAF. Going to find out at lunch. When I say the engine runs with starting fluid, I mean it stays on as long as I keep spraying. As soon as I stop...
12-21-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By gummyAvenger

If it's just the MAF, I'll be extremely pleased. ...

If it's just the MAF, I'll be extremely pleased. I'll try cleaning it tomorrow, and if that doesn't work, I'll buy a new one. Stay tuned...
12-20-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By gummyAvenger

If the MAF was the problem, it doesn't seem like...

If the MAF was the problem, it doesn't seem like it would start and run with starting fluid. Also, using starting fluid was a last resort. It was already not starting before I sprayed the fluid past...
12-20-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By gummyAvenger

I have a P0102 (MAF circuit low), but I figured...

I have a P0102 (MAF circuit low), but I figured that's probably because I sprayed starting fluid past the MAF. No misfires since the engine was rebuilt a year ago, and besides this P0102, no check...
12-19-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By gummyAvenger

Next step: fuel injectors?

I went out to start my car and it wouldn't start. It cranks, but it doesn't start. Thought it was flooded, so I did the deflood procedure. Even tried to push start it with no luck.

I thought...
01-24-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,481
Posted By gummyAvenger

Mine was doing that when coolant was dripping...

Mine was doing that when coolant was dripping into the power steering connector. Coolant may also have been hitting the radiator fan and splashing onto other electrical components. I fixed the...
01-13-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By gummyAvenger

Haha indeed. Replacing the side skirts is on my...

Haha indeed. Replacing the side skirts is on my todo list. You would cringe if you came and looked up close. I can't believe I hadn't noticed the spoiler hanging off the edge. Guess I need to add...
01-13-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By gummyAvenger

I've always disliked spoilers, and when I saw the...

I've always disliked spoilers, and when I saw the spoiler on the craigslist ad for my car before I bought it, I knew the first thing I would do would be to remove it. But I got lazy, and after a...
12-31-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By gummyAvenger

You can't check the water seals without opening...

You can't check the water seals without opening up the engine :) If you have a water seal that's breaking down, you'll need a rebuild soon. But if your coolant level is stable, you probably don't...
12-29-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By gummyAvenger

I had white smoke while my water seal was on the...

I had white smoke while my water seal was on the way out, and the exhaust didn't smell sweet at all. If it does smell sweet it's definitely coolant, but at least in the case of my car, it can still...
12-29-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By gummyAvenger

Has your coolant level been dropping?

Has your coolant level been dropping?
12-25-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 67,270
Posted By gummyAvenger

How much for the rear passenger side door? I...

How much for the rear passenger side door? I don't need the glass or interior paneling -- just the outer black metal.
12-17-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 937
Posted By gummyAvenger

They look OEM to me, but I'm no expert on OEM vs...

They look OEM to me, but I'm no expert on OEM vs aftermarket doors. If they're aftermarket that suggests one of the previous owners wrecked it and fixed it up without reporting it, since they don't...
12-16-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 937
Posted By gummyAvenger

It hasn't been getting too cold here lately. I...

It hasn't been getting too cold here lately. I think it did drop down near freezing the other night and then got a lot warmer during the day. Maybe the temperature fluctuation did it in. Too bad :(
12-16-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 937
Posted By gummyAvenger

Crack in rear passenger door

Someone left me this nice present for Christmas:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-img_3885_d1034d0ae941268f008ce10adc5533671fba674f.jpg

That's not a scratch....
12-05-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By gummyAvenger

I'm trying to think what else would cause a...

I'm trying to think what else would cause a scraping sound besides a loose seal or some sort of piece of metal in the engine :(

Maybe you can remove the leading plugs, put it in neutral, and turn...
Forum: SE RX-8 Forum
12-04-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By gummyAvenger

Nice!

Nice!
Forum: SE RX-8 Forum
12-04-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By gummyAvenger

How much did you get it for?

How much did you get it for?
12-04-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,804
Posted By gummyAvenger

Someone smarter than me may comment that this is...

Someone smarter than me may comment that this is a bad idea, but if it were me, I would pull the spark plugs and put a rag over the holes. Then fully depress the gas pedal to prevent fuel injection...
12-03-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,804
Posted By gummyAvenger

Yeah seems odd to me, too. And the fact that you...

Yeah seems odd to me, too. And the fact that you can get it to run with contact cleaner but not on its own doesn't sound like a compression problem at all.
12-03-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By gummyAvenger

Just a quick update on this: I deduced that it...

Just a quick update on this: I deduced that it was pretty likely to be the fuel pump because of the way it would stall out after driving for a while, and then if I waited 20 min or so it would start...
11-29-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By gummyAvenger

Maybe I'm missing something, but I've got a 2004,...

Maybe I'm missing something, but I've got a 2004, and while I didn't receive a key fob with it, I was able to buy one on ebay and program it to work with the car. No aftermarket stuff, unless you...
11-29-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By gummyAvenger

Is the best way to test the pump just to check...

Is the best way to test the pump just to check fuel pressure? Maybe I should start it up, test the pressure, then drive it around for 30 min and test again?
11-29-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By gummyAvenger

Thanks to both of you! I'm feeling relieved that...

Thanks to both of you! I'm feeling relieved that so far it doesn't seem like the rebuild is at fault. I'll replace the fuel pump assembly.
11-29-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By gummyAvenger

It had just over half a tank. I've never let it...

It had just over half a tank. I've never let it go below 1/4 tank. But I've only had the car for a little over a month, and I don't know about the previous 2 owners.
11-29-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By gummyAvenger

P0171, P2096, car dead, then next day car is fine

TL;DR - Car stalled on the highway, gave codes P0171 and P2096, and refused to start after that. Towed it home, and tow truck driver suggested it could be the fuel pump. He said to hit the gas...
11-24-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By gummyAvenger

I was under the impression that the seals in the...

I was under the impression that the seals in the Atkins kit are the OEM seals. At least I hope that's the case, because I just used seals I bought from Atkins in my rebuild. You can opt for the...
11-22-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,036
Posted By gummyAvenger

The easier thing to do would be to hold the...

The easier thing to do would be to hold the accelerator pedal to the floor when cranking it. That prevents fuel injection.
11-21-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By gummyAvenger

I just want to say thanks to everyone who has...

I just want to say thanks to everyone who has offered advice and suggestions, both in this thread and in other threads. My rebuild is finished, installed, and running, and it was a huge success. I...
11-19-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By gummyAvenger

Disconnecting ESS vs depressing accelerator

I read in the engine removal thread that you can disconnect the ESS to prevent the engine starting, in order to build oil pressure after a rebuild. Would holding the accelerator to the floor have the...
11-18-2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By gummyAvenger

You can order a front main seal from Atkins...

You can order a front main seal from Atkins Rotary.

I had white smoke on startup that didn't smell like coolant and a rough idle briefly after startup. Also it took longer to start up than it...
11-16-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By gummyAvenger

In s-rx8's DIY post, he links to the FORScan...

In s-rx8's DIY post, he links to the FORScan forums:

FORScan forum ? View topic - How to program PATS using FORScan v2.2.* (http://forscan.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=839)

On that page you'll...
11-16-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By gummyAvenger

Check out this DIY post: ...

Check out this DIY post:

https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-do-yourself-forum-73/diy-programming-new-key-when-you-only-have-one-forscan-262637/

It says you need 1 key, but the FORScan thread it...
11-15-2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By gummyAvenger

When you push the plug wires on, if you wiggle...

When you push the plug wires on, if you wiggle them left and right slightly, you should be able to feel the metal contacts inside the wires against the metal on the ends of the spark plugs. If it...
11-13-2016, 04:15 PM
11-13-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By gummyAvenger

Thread locker or not on flywheel nut and front lockbolt?

I see a few threads here and there talking about using loctite on both the flywheel nut and the front pulley lockbolt. But the engine workshop manual makes no mention of thread locker on those. It...
11-12-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By gummyAvenger

That's exactly what mine sounded like when the...

That's exactly what mine sounded like when the engine was on its way out due to a deteriorating water seal. Hopefully it's something completely different and easy to fix for you :)
11-10-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By gummyAvenger

Thanks!

Thanks!
11-10-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By gummyAvenger

I would have guessed JB weld to be too...

I would have guessed JB weld to be too temperature resistant. The goal is just to hold them together so they don't bind against the iron or housing during assembly, right? If I'm not mistaken, you...
11-10-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By gummyAvenger

Loctite blue for apex seal side pieces?

I ordered a set of OEM apex seals, and I had assumed they would come with the side pieces already attached, but they came separated. So now I need to figure out how to attach them during assembly.
...
11-08-2016, 11:02 AM
11-08-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By gummyAvenger

Cleaning disassembled rotors and housings (brake cleaner?)

After taking apart my engine, I need to clean my rotors, housings, and irons. I could use carb cleaner, but that will leave a residue that I'm afraid will eat away at the soft seals later. So I'm...
11-06-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By gummyAvenger

Ah! Ok that does make sense.

Ah! Ok that does make sense.
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