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Forum: Rotary Swaps
07-13-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Per request of Mad666. This is my current timing...

Per request of Mad666. This is my current timing map I run. No glowing or odd backfiring down low, good response, no knock, . It may be a little different since the bridge likes timing down low and I...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
07-11-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Well if that's the case, I may just try to...

Well if that's the case, I may just try to purchase 4 coils and some pigtails and wire them directly into the factory rx8 harness (once the D585 fail). The IGN coils have 5 wires... The stock rx8...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
07-11-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

I believe the coils suck up too much power and...

I believe the coils suck up too much power and would melt the rx8 factory harness, which is why the coils require their own power source. It requires a special harness that I see goes for a few...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
07-10-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Future 2019 - IGN coils purchased after large...

Future 2019 - IGN coils purchased after large donation from Team
Forum: Rotary Swaps
07-10-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

I have just reread this entire post and didn't...

I have just reread this entire post and didn't realize how long its been since I started this journey. I decided to post up a timeline of sorts as a reference. Hopefully if you decide to go REW you...
07-09-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 39,026
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Hg is just shorthand for mercury, its just a...

Hg is just shorthand for mercury, its just a vacuum reading. Looks like Adaptronics uses inches of mercury, so the y-axis is -18 in Hg, the x-axis is 1000 RPMs.

I have never tried to tune on the...
07-09-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 39,026
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Have you tried using the internal map sensor on...

Have you tried using the internal map sensor on the Adaptronics unit??? Anyway, if Eugene is now seeing a correct MAP signal (vacuum), you should be able to see the cursor moving around in Fuel MAP...
07-07-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 39,026
Posted By strokercharged95gt

You look like you have a bunch of problems here. ...

You look like you have a bunch of problems here.

1. The log file I opened had 0 vac. Are you sure you have your MAP sensor correctly hooked up or have it set right in Eugene. On speed density...
07-04-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 46,129
Posted By strokercharged95gt

I know people are against it, but I would try a...

I know people are against it, but I would try a gap-able plug down at 20 thousands (heat range 9 or 10). If the car doesn't misfire and pulls clean you can chalk it up to a weak ignition system. ...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
07-02-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Update - Replaced the bad trailing coil pack...

Update - Replaced the bad trailing coil pack...
07-01-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 200,770
Posted By strokercharged95gt

The 5 speed is much better suited for higher...

The 5 speed is much better suited for higher horsepower levels due to the longer gears. With 26" tires I shift at 40, 70, 100, 140 with the 5 speed. With the 6 speed the ratios were way too...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
06-24-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d3nrBZjYKA&t=605s...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d3nrBZjYKA&t=605s

While everyone is on the subject good testing video where they review 15 different coils, reliability aside.

I'm not sure if the "D595/LQ9"...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
06-22-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Of all the different brand D585 coils I have...

Of all the different brand D585 coils I have tried, the 2 BWD brand coils I bought over a year ago still haven't failed. Everything other brand has including authentic ACDelco's. 2 New BWD coils...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
06-21-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

New Pull Ambient temps in the 80s Duty...

New Pull

Ambient temps in the 80s
Duty cycle up to 48, which is about 17-20 psi. Boost doesn't seem to drop much at redline
Hitting 11 psi by 4,000 RPMs, 18 psi by 4600 RPMs
30-100 mph pull...
06-20-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 140,856
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Can't wait to see how those coils work for you. ...

Can't wait to see how those coils work for you.

I was able to run my D585s up to 28 psi with a plug gaped at 0.018-0.02" without spark blowout. I believe dwell was 3.5-4.0, Getting the D585s to...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
06-09-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

New Pull Ambient temps 82 and humid Duty...

New Pull

Ambient temps 82 and humid
Duty cycle up to 45, which is about 17-18 psi. Boost drops to about 15.5 psi near redline
Hitting 13 psi by 4,000 RPMs
2nd and 3rd gear pull
A/F 10.8-12.3...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
06-07-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Update 200 miles since the rebuild Ambient...

Update

200 miles since the rebuild
Ambient temps 86 and humid
Duty cycle up to 40, which is about 15-16 psi. Boost drops below 14 near redline
Hitting 12 psi by 4,000 RPMs
30-100 mph pull...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
06-07-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,131
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Did you use the legit D585s? Or the Chinabay...

Did you use the legit D585s? Or the Chinabay D585?

To check if its ignition. Either buy a HEI coil ignition tester to verify proper spark, or at very least, put a timing gun lead on both of your...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
06-07-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

No emissions in Florida and you can register...

No emissions in Florida and you can register pretty much anything. In 20 years, I have never been pulled over for a loud exhaust or anything emissions related. In the same time, I have been asked...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
05-25-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Did a compression test this morning, still...

Did a compression test this morning, still getting 100 psi on the rear, low 90s on the front. When I had the motor apart I really looked at the front housing with a straightedge and found that I had...
05-24-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 46,129
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Glad you got it all sorted. I use the same...

Glad you got it all sorted. I use the same thermostat, it definitely helps driving around since the stock thermostat begins closing below 203F, and completely closes at like 185F (or something close...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
05-19-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

I have put about 50 miles on my car since the...

I have put about 50 miles on my car since the rebuild. Still making some small changes to the map, but the tune is 90% of the way there. I have duty cycle at 0 to keep the boost down so the wastegate...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
05-17-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,016
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Pretty likely he doesn't since I don't see the...

Pretty likely he doesn't since I don't see the low side line above the intake manifold in any of the pics...
05-15-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 46,129
Posted By strokercharged95gt

I charted it somewhere in my post. IATs spiked...

I charted it somewhere in my post. IATs spiked higher (by about double) and were slower to return back to normal following a boosted run, which was to be expected. Mazda didn't do us any favors with...
05-15-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 46,129
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Here's what I did to fix my problems. Looks...

Here's what I did to fix my problems.

Looks like crap, but I was driving around last weekend with a damn near 90 F ambient and water temps were consistently 185 while driving. At stop lights...
05-11-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 46,129
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Great work on the car so far. I see the same...

Great work on the car so far. I see the same (about 10 F) between the inlet (stock location) and outlet (in upper radiator hose).

I had a big problem with water temps with the FMIC, so I...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
05-10-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Drove the car a few miles yesterday. I'm having...

Drove the car a few miles yesterday. I'm having to pull a ton of fuel out of the map at idle and low loads. Not sure if that strictly because I have shifted the idle/low load parameters closer to STP...
05-09-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 46,129
Posted By strokercharged95gt

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbull...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/640x636/own_a_turbo_car_39c3c4f3a76c2c3523df8fb4d326680bf442c33d.jpg
05-05-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 46,129
Posted By strokercharged95gt

jcbrx8 be like ...

jcbrx8 be like

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/306x240/yall_got_anymore_of_that_boost_2b370e21e3b088acdef93d86dcebe01ff1f22c2d.jpg
Forum: Rotary Swaps
05-05-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

We shall see on the disc. Its been a lot of...

We shall see on the disc. Its been a lot of trial and error on my end since I haven't been able to follow someone else's build.

The single 6 puck ceramic disc could not hold at the track. ...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
05-03-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

3rd 15 minutes idling session completed this...

3rd 15 minutes idling session completed this evening. Car is already starting easier, idling easier, and pulling 10-11 mm HG at 1,700-1,800 RPMs (on less agressive BP, I was pulling 12-14 mm HG at...
05-02-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By strokercharged95gt

for 7k, ill sell you my REW rx8. I'll even...

for 7k, ill sell you my REW rx8. I'll even detune it for reliability for free :wiggle:
Forum: Rotary Swaps
05-01-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Well good news. I tried resetting the oil...

Well good news. I tried resetting the oil pressure sender in the t-fitting on Sunday and still no oil pressure. I have racked my brain for the past few days and decided that the fitting had to be...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
04-27-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Thats a good suggestion, i'lll have to put that...

Thats a good suggestion, i'lll have to put that on the list of things to check tomorrow. I bought a $15 mechanical gauge off of Amazon.
Forum: Rotary Swaps
04-27-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

New oil filter did nothing. The oil pickup...

New oil filter did nothing.

The oil pickup was bolted down normal with o-ring and nothing plugging the screen. Both regulators appeared to be working normally.

Everything points to a bad...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
04-27-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Not only do I have pressure on the turbo, but the...

Not only do I have pressure on the turbo, but the factory oil pressure dummy gauge says I have pressure. But I have done everything to prove that the Prosport oil pressure gauge isn't working, but...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
04-27-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

I have never touched the regulator in the front...

I have never touched the regulator in the front cover. I did take the rear regulator off, but installed it. I will pull the pan and check everything. How often do the regulators fail, broken...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
04-27-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

yes i normally build 20-30 psi on crank on my...

yes i normally build 20-30 psi on crank on my Prosport gauge. I have even tried putting the lead from the fuel pressure into the oil pressure gauge...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
04-27-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Well I tried blowing air into the oil pressure...

Well I tried blowing air into the oil pressure sensor and it did register..... I tried switching the fuel pressure and oil pressure leads and still not registering oil pressure.

I started the car...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
04-26-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Looking for any ideas. Car is ready to fire up....

Looking for any ideas. Car is ready to fire up. As I always do after a rebuild, I was checking to make sure I had decent oil pressure before attempting to start the motor.

Tried cranking for 10...
04-25-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 522
Posted By strokercharged95gt

As stated above, not mechanically inclined and...

As stated above, not mechanically inclined and owning an rx8 is Russian roulette for a $700 car. You'd better off paying more for a low mileage example with good services records and a compression...
04-19-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By strokercharged95gt

I agree with Loki, I wouldn't worry about it. I...

I agree with Loki, I wouldn't worry about it. I have driven rotary engines with blown rotors. Being a little down on compression at 250 RPM is almost negligible at 3k or 4k RPMs. As long as the car...
04-12-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 140,856
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Good results!

Good results!
04-09-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By strokercharged95gt

It looks like the water seals will go right over...

It looks like the water seals will go right over those damage areas (the inner one mainly). I cant tell the depth of those gouges from the pictures, but that is just asking for a water leak.
Forum: Rotary Swaps
04-05-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

I haven't gone anywhere. I purchased a new...

I haven't gone anywhere. I purchased a new titanium sleeve online for $70 shipped. Also bought 200 roll pins from China bay and found the correct size I need to install the sleeve. I had to really...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
03-24-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Ya that pretty much the consensus. The bigger the...

Ya that pretty much the consensus. The bigger the port, the more the sleeve is in the exhaust flow. Once it gets in, heats up quicker, gets hotter, deforms more, repeat, etc. until it destroys...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
03-24-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

Mini Update: Pulled the motor apart yesterday....

Mini Update: Pulled the motor apart yesterday. Housings, rotors, seals, bearings, and irons were all in good condition. Only issues were the caved in exhaust sleeve and I noticed some of the corner...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
03-19-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By strokercharged95gt

The spark plug comment was more of a gap issue...

The spark plug comment was more of a gap issue than heat range. You could always try a gap-able plug down to 0.02" and see if your misfiring goes away. If it does then your ignition system may be too...
Forum: Rotary Swaps
03-18-2019, 05:48 AM
Forum: Rotary Swaps
03-17-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 60,451
Posted By strokercharged95gt

lol yup. Based on what I found on rx7club,...

lol yup.

Based on what I found on rx7club, the sleeve can become loose in the housing and tilt up which causes the sleeve to be put in the path of the hot gasses flowing out (instead of over it). ...
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