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11-03-2017, 02:01 PM
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Posted By D13

Thanks for the info. I had peanuts to...

Thanks for the info. I had peanuts to...
11-03-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,898
Views: 151,452
Posted By D13

There was a "turn-key" builder? Haven't seen...

There was a "turn-key" builder? Haven't seen that...
11-03-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,898
Views: 151,452
Posted By D13

Wonder what the aftermarket would be for an R3...

Wonder what the aftermarket would be for an R3 with LS power. Seems like the best of both worlds.

After the RX, everything feels bloated except a Miata. Put some decent power in tandem with the...
06-14-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,913
Posted By D13

I'll be that guy... For the money, you...

I'll be that guy...


For the money, you would be better served with an LS swap.
05-10-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,892
Posted By D13

Well, they made me an offer I couldn't refuse....

Well, they made me an offer I couldn't refuse. The cash was about 20% higher than market value.




Maybe another 8 another day.
05-09-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,892
Posted By D13

Estimate came back at a little over $7K to...

Estimate came back at a little over $7K to repair. I believe it will be listed as totaled.


Chevrolet SS looks interesting. With 5 kids, I don't think I will be able to get another RX.
05-05-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,892
Posted By D13

Well, decided to go with Walker's. Nice shop,...

Well, decided to go with Walker's. Nice shop, good people, and seem to value the customers car.


After their assessment, the front end is bent and they estimate repair is greater than value....
05-04-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,892
Posted By D13

Okay, the Mustang's insurance did state they are...

Okay, the Mustang's insurance did state they are at fault and will cover the "repairs". They are sending me a list of collision centers they cover. Are there any RX8club members who are in Knoxville,...
05-04-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,892
Posted By D13

There is definitely a certain depression. I loved...

There is definitely a certain depression. I loved the driving feel of the RX. Yes, low on power, but unbelievably enjoyable driving experience. Like a giant go-kart!
05-04-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,892
Posted By D13

Would be nice. I just don't have the budget. ...

Would be nice. I just don't have the budget.


More than likely would become a science experiment. I have wondered what would happen with a supercharger feeding the center plate with the front...
05-03-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,892
Posted By D13

Airbags did not deploy. Was a little surprised by...

Airbags did not deploy. Was a little surprised by that; must have been just below the threshold.


The front crash bar is collapsed into the radiator and the mounting points for the crash bar are...
05-03-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,892
Posted By D13

Everyone is ok. Mustang pulled out in front, but...

Everyone is ok. Mustang pulled out in front, but couldn't get stopped in time.

Still working with insurance company to decide the final outcome. It is a 2004 with 95k on it. Everything was running...
05-03-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,892
Posted By D13

RX killed

Sorry to say, another RX removed from the pool this morning.

...
04-04-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 138,306
Posted By D13

It may have been only 1 rotor, but it sounded so...

It may have been only 1 rotor, but it sounded so good. Deep and almost Ducati like.
03-21-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 450
Posted By D13

Clutch Pressure Variance

Recently my RX has been to develop changes in the clutch pedal feel and pressure. First thing in the morning when it is cool, the pedal is firm and communicative. Middle of the day when the car is...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
03-02-2016, 02:51 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 110,670
Posted By D13

Awesome job with the build and resulting ponies. ...

Awesome job with the build and resulting ponies.

How is the torque curve?
10-30-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,898
Views: 151,452
Posted By D13

RX-Vision

New RX coming?


Mazda RX-VISION concept debuts in Tokyo. The rotary is back! (The Torque Report) (http://www.thetorquereport.com/2015/10/mazda_rx-vision_concept_debuts.html#comments)

...
10-01-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,509
Posted By D13

Power loss issues

When driving, I continually experienced power loss issues in the upper RPM band. It seemed like someone was cutting the throttle or applying the brakes.


After turning off DSC, everything is...
09-22-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,086
Posted By D13

Free-Air maybe... The trunk is not well...

Free-Air maybe...


The trunk is not well sealed with many places for air to escape. Free-Air drivers may work, but must be stiff enough to dampen themselves. You will also have a higher -3db with...
08-28-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,520
Posted By D13

Ignition components (all) - 1 year. Cat -...

Ignition components (all) - 1 year.
Cat - assume original (verified one is present)
Battery looks good - tight and clean.


Alternator test was in the "normal" range but on the low side. Was...
08-28-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,520
Posted By D13

Little different hard start issue...

2004 GT w/MT.


Starts and runs very well. 105K miles. Last compression check from dealer was within spec.


What is strange, is when doing a warm start, the engine cranks and cranks without...
07-27-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,550
Posted By D13

Ouch! Had my first...

... bumper bender after 20 years of driving. Worse yet, I backed into a parked car at about 5 miles an hour. No big deal I thought...


Evaluating the 8 and found multiple scratches on the rear...
07-10-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 149,521
Posted By D13

Nice, but the TORQUE! I love my 8 but it can't...

Nice, but the TORQUE! I love my 8 but it can't get out of its own way. I have driven a number of muscle cars recently and they feel big and heavy, but when you plant the throttle they move. That is...
06-22-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 812
Posted By D13

Also had a Sony CDX-M at one point. I really...

Also had a Sony CDX-M at one point. I really wish they made decks that clean anymore.
06-22-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 812
Posted By D13

Single DIN Touch Screen

Hey,


Looking at upgrading the audio in my RX. I had a JVC Kameleon I really loved in my previous vehicle. Been looking for something similar, but it seems all the audio makers have decided ugly...
06-21-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,246
Posted By D13

Kenwood DDX272

Looking at replacing the head unit and wondered if anyone had experience with the Kenwood DDX272.

Thoughts/alternatives?
05-20-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 61,654
Posted By D13

Car is back and running well. Now to test the...

Car is back and running well. Now to test the airbag... :SHOCKED:
05-20-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By D13

TN Upper Intake Manifold

Had the dealer inspect the high pitched whine I have been hearing for a while. Their prognosis is that the UIM is cracked or has a failed seal. Of course their quote was outrageous (+2k) to smoke...
05-20-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 61,654
Posted By D13

Going today. Good timing for some 90K service and...

Going today. Good timing for some 90K service and airbag. Be at the dealership for half a day... :mad:


- Transmission
- Coolant
- Supercharger install
- AWD
04-13-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By D13

Do you have a different recommendation from 5W20?

Do you have a different recommendation from 5W20?
04-13-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By D13

In the RX8? None, haven't owned it long enough....

In the RX8? None, haven't owned it long enough. In other vehicles - Quaker, Castrol, Shell.


Pennzoil, Mobil, Valvoline, and RP have always been the engines that looked the best when I had to...
04-12-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By D13

It's pretty. And I have had good experiences...

It's pretty.

And I have had good experiences with it.
04-11-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By D13

Thank you all.

Thank you all.
04-11-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,624
Posted By D13

Yeah, beating up the car is pretty much what I am...

Yeah, beating up the car is pretty much what I am doing already.


Thank you for the quick reply.
04-11-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By D13

No premix, but I am using Royal Purple 5w20 for...

No premix, but I am using Royal Purple 5w20 for normal oil. I have owned this car for ~about 2 years. I have no idea how many miles are on these plugs (apparently too many).


I began seeing more...
04-11-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By D13

Plug review.

Performing maintenance on my 2004. Decided to change out the spark plugs and wires. Upon pulling the old plugs, I became very concerned. I would appreciate your thoughts on these. Is this normal or...
04-11-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,624
Posted By D13

Air filter trick

Ok, just had to change my air filter again. It has to be one of the most frustrating basic maintenance items for this car.

So, a quick and simple one. Does anyone know the trick to changing the...
03-05-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By D13

LSx?

LSx?
03-05-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,115
Posted By D13

Have the exact same sound. Have searched for it...

Have the exact same sound. Have searched for it for 2 years. It is somewhere in the intake manifold, but I cannot find it.


Had the dealership inspect it, they didn't find it. They did inform me...
07-25-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 46,688
Posted By D13

Good info. Found more detail here - TF-Works...

Good info. Found more detail here - TF-Works LS2-swapped 2nd Gen RX8 R3 Touge Factory (http://tougefactory.com/shop/2013/03/tf-works-ls2-swapped-2nd-gen-rx8-r3/)


Would be interesting to see...
07-24-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 46,688
Posted By D13

Nice!!!!

Cars for Sale: 2010 Mazda RX-8 in Evanston, IL 60202: Coupe Details - 375879449 - AutoTrader.com...
07-23-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,275
Posted By D13

Cooper Zeon RS3-S

Searched and read a number of posts. What I would like is direct feedback on anyone who has used the Zeon RS3-S tires on their RX-8. How was the mileage, grip, feel, etc.?


Thanks,
07-20-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By D13

Any ideas on locating a good price? Have checked...

Any ideas on locating a good price? Have checked local Advanced Auto and RockAuto...
07-20-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By D13

Alternator specs

Just had a battery die on me and while having it checked I had an alternator test performed. The results were - 13.69V @ 8.3A unloaded ; 13.78V @ 9.7A loaded. They stated this was low and I should...
04-01-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By D13

No, not much at all.

No, not much at all.
03-29-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By D13

Oaky, thanks again. Cleaned out the...

Oaky, thanks again.


Cleaned out the intake some and the issue seems to be gone. I successfully pulled to ~7500 RPMs multiple times and no more clouds.


On a side note - I also moved my car...
03-29-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By D13

Thanks everyone. I will get to cleaning. ...

Thanks everyone. I will get to cleaning.


I do not know if the engine is original. Need to check the dealer records as it is a local unit. There are no mods, all stock/original.


Is this...
03-28-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By D13

Is there something I can do to confirm? Oil level...

Is there something I can do to confirm? Oil level looks normal...
03-28-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By D13

Angry Help! Think she's dying...

Yesterday, driving home. I did my normal 1st and 2nd gear pulls to 7500 RPM before leveling out an cruising. Difference was at ~6800 RPM in second, there was a sudden loss in power and a strange...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
01-20-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 110,670
Posted By D13

Leave it that way

Just cut a hole in the hood and leave it. Make the diesel trucks jealous... muhahaha
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