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04-30-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By mrl84

So I got some coolant refilled the system, and...

So I got some coolant refilled the system, and started it and watched for leaks. No leak from either coolant fitting on the throttle body, but ther was coolant weeping from one of the engine hoist...
04-26-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By mrl84

not the engine hoist bolts the holes are dry,...

not the engine hoist bolts the holes are dry, there is a lot of coolant under the throttle body, guessing i must have knocked that connection loose. ill see if i can just tighten it back down or i...
04-26-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By mrl84

i didnt check it under pressure, i was worried...

i didnt check it under pressure, i was worried about running out of coolant/ over heating. ill get some coolant and fill the bottle back up and check both the throttle body and the lower hose.

I...
04-26-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By mrl84

just went and looked around some more, the leak...

just went and looked around some more, the leak is defiantly on the coil side of the engine, there is coolant on top of the coils and wires and the wire loom that runs by them.

is there a coolant...
04-26-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By mrl84

coolant leak after coil replacement?

unstored my 8 about a month ago got some miss fires so i parked it and ordered the parts, just got around to replacing them today. after i finished the coil job i changed my parking lights as well...
12-09-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 92,333
Posted By mrl84

Call me out and i disappear for a few months, lol...

Call me out and i disappear for a few months, lol baby and work have been keeping me busy. I hate chrome wheels and silver is close hence y i got black ones. Its your car, and you probably already...
06-19-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By mrl84

lots of google-ing it seems both problems can be...

lots of google-ing it seems both problems can be solved(potentially) by changing the trans fluid as i suspected. also youtubing AT fluid changes it seems actually easier to change the AT fluid than...
06-17-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By mrl84

bumping this for monday morning...

bumping this for monday morning...
06-14-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By mrl84

yeah already a member on there helped with a...

yeah already a member on there helped with a variable valve timing issue i had last year. but it is not as active a membership as here and being a trans issue (i assume, and thus general automotive)...
06-14-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By mrl84

automatic trans questions

my celica is the first auto i have owned so i have little exp with them, and im having a few issues with it, thought maybe some people on here may be able to help.

problem 1: sometimes when its...
06-13-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By mrl84

i believe they are based on dealer sales (actual...

i believe they are based on dealer sales (actual sale price so excluding all the taxes and bs. so if the op quoted price is out the door thats even better for him) also dealer prices are usually...
06-13-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By mrl84

also just an fyi to the op and wcs, the black...

also just an fyi to the op and wcs, the black book says he paid about the right price for his 8. if he has leather and a moon roof then he paid about 1k under expected final retail.

Trade-in...
06-07-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9,026
Views: 1,010,665
Posted By mrl84

how long till ford starts using this in their...

how long till ford starts using this in their "built ford tough" adds....
05-03-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 660
Posted By mrl84

heres a stock one similar miles for 8500 asking ...

heres a stock one similar miles for 8500 asking
2005 Mazda RX8 - OBO (http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/3778461662.html)
05-03-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 660
Posted By mrl84

If you live in Chicago or one of the collar...

If you live in Chicago or one of the collar counties it wont pass the emissions test as it has a "agency power full exhaust" ie it has no catalytic converter, this is why it wont pass. also i...
05-02-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,358
Posted By mrl84

welcome, since your in chi-town check out Evolv...

welcome, since your in chi-town check out Evolv Chicago it the local Rotary Car Club.

EVOLV-Chicago (http://www.evolvchicago.org)

theres a meet this saturday if you want to meet some other...
04-15-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 92,333
Posted By mrl84

if it was me and i was just doing to see what i...

if it was me and i was just doing to see what i could do i would put a second ring inside the brake ring for when you step on the brake and lose that silver parabolic and the bulb.

for the rest i...
03-18-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,528
Posted By mrl84

back of the throttle body. on the bottom nearer...

back of the throttle body. on the bottom nearer the fender side. i put a cap on mine when i changed to the RB duct and it fell off after about 1.5yrs. pissed me off cause i forgot about it and it...
03-07-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By mrl84

its an 04 so i would make sure all maintenance is...

its an 04 so i would make sure all maintenance is up to date. check out the congrats you got an 8 first $100 thread and the new owners start here thread.

not sure if you can do paintless dent...
03-05-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 92,333
Posted By mrl84

for the other point i made earlier i just checked...

for the other point i made earlier i just checked tirerack for the new Dizzera ZII 255/40r17 $186 225/45r18 $213 each and if you go fat tire on the stock wheel 245/40r18 $228
03-05-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 92,333
Posted By mrl84

this is the key, 255/45r17 is actually minimally...

this is the key, 255/45r17 is actually minimally larger than the stock 225/45r18 ( 26.04" vs 25.97" OD) my winter set up is 225/55r17 and my fender gap is less than my thumb on my stechs. so its all...
03-04-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 92,333
Posted By mrl84

thanks. I have seen the SBC finish in person...

thanks. I have seen the SBC finish in person dont like it, it looks cheep to me. and on a related note i dont know how durable it is but the black is super thin. luckily testors flat black is...
03-02-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 92,333
Posted By mrl84

found this pic from the honeymoon. ...

found this pic from the honeymoon.

https://www.rx8club.com/attachments/rx-8-multimedia-photo-gallery-6/193300d1362254640-calling-all-metropolitan-gray-mica-pic5090-jpg
02-14-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 92,333
Posted By mrl84

did this for the first time this winter, first...

did this for the first time this winter, first winter with a garage :D. been driving my POS Celica but it started overheating last week when it was 5 outside. good thing i still put the snow tires...
01-31-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By mrl84

the older cars may have had engine replaced since...

the older cars may have had engine replaced since 2009(ie a 2006 got an engine replacement in 2010 so its a "2010" engine, but its a series 1 spec engine not a series 2).
01-31-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By mrl84

google image search if your just looking for what...

google image search if your just looking for what it looks like usually works well.... http://body-kitz.com/contents/media/04mazdarx8visjspecshowcase.jpg
01-31-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,225
Posted By mrl84

apparently the cure for "Wankel Fever" is...

apparently the cure for "Wankel Fever" is "Detroit Iron" lol
01-22-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By mrl84

my plastidip badges have 2+ years on them (three...

my plastidip badges have 2+ years on them (three chicago winters too) and sill look good
01-07-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 92,333
Posted By mrl84

I got a bubble in my tire at about 1500 miles on...

I got a bubble in my tire at about 1500 miles on the clock :( didnt bend the rim though so hope you didnt either. is it still holding air?
01-02-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By mrl84

Hello lumiester123, and JamesD31 and I guess...

Hello lumiester123,

and JamesD31 and I guess al if he hasn't seen it already, but I started a monthly meet for us on evolv.

hope to see you guys there!
Replies: 24
Views: 1,587
Posted By mrl84

your options listed here cost more than a season...

your options listed here cost more than a season of autox entry fees. and to qualify you need to show up, pay your fee, pass a tech inspection maybe (some clubs do self inspections), and then work...
12-27-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 92,333
Posted By mrl84

going back a few post i have been thinking about...

going back a few post i have been thinking about a spoiler recently. ive been debating between an MS and a GTO. been leaning more towards the GTO as its a lot cheaper. a local black 8 has one and...
12-20-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 92,333
Posted By mrl84

I got the wife some eye lids for her 3. i have a...

I got the wife some eye lids for her 3. i have a feeling i am getting a new front end lights (low beams, parking and fog lights)...
12-13-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By mrl84

there a STICKY on why its bad. basically the rx8...

there a STICKY on why its bad. basically the rx8 has neutral balance going staggered will lead to understeer.

also assuming you put performance tires on which are probably directional you cant...
11-26-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 33,151
Posted By mrl84

star wars reference, not what i call my 8 lol

star wars reference, not what i call my 8 lol
11-19-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 92,333
Posted By mrl84

if the crash bar wasnt there i would say do it,...

if the crash bar wasnt there i would say do it, but it looks funny to me that there is this opening but you can only see thru the bottom half of it...


looking good Tomago! you should...
11-14-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 92,333
Posted By mrl84

heres some pics from auto x earlier this year, ...

heres some pics from auto x earlier this year, sorry bout the watermarks...

https://www.rx8club.com/members/mrl84-58657-albums-auto-x-pics-2012-5193-picture-717imgp3557-34962.jpg
...
11-12-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By mrl84

check the 'how to pick wheels for the rx8' thread...

check the 'how to pick wheels for the rx8' thread started by Jbunchofnumbers. in that thread he brakes down what sizes fit.
11-09-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 92,333
Posted By mrl84

i thought its was weird when i got the response...

i thought its was weird when i got the response from Mazda that mine was 178 of 963. apperently they got the info on 4 more between when i asked and you did lol
11-08-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 33,151
Posted By mrl84

i dd my 8 for 3 yrs. the only reason i bought a...

i dd my 8 for 3 yrs. the only reason i bought a 'new' dd was after being laid off i bounced around for a while and eventually got a semi-perm job with a 180mi round trip. filling up everyday was...
11-01-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By mrl84

check the "New LEDs. Wow! Bright! " sticky in the...

check the "New LEDs. Wow! Bright! " sticky in the exterior sub forum. first post has links to the bulbs he used as well as pics of them working.

so the answer to your question is, yes the rx8...
10-19-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7,268
Views: 425,585
Posted By mrl84

thanks, thats what i figured just wanted to make...

thanks, thats what i figured just wanted to make sure there wasnt some random reason to tapper them.
10-19-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7,268
Views: 425,585
Posted By mrl84

I am installing new springs tomorrow and the DIY...

I am installing new springs tomorrow and the DIY instructions i have show cuting the bump stop and tappering it. my question is do i need to tapper it or just cut it shorter?
08-27-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 92,333
Posted By mrl84

well it was worth a shot :D:

well it was worth a shot :D:
08-25-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 92,333
Posted By mrl84

dont suppose you were at the fisher nut buildings...

dont suppose you were at the fisher nut buildings in elgin a few weeks ago...i saw a fellow 40th when i was leaving work with smoked tail lights...
08-17-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 92,333
Posted By mrl84

Interested! havent been on here in a while...

Interested!

havent been on here in a while been super busy with moving, wedding and work, but heres a few crappy cell phone pics...

my 8 in it's new home
...
06-29-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 92,333
Posted By mrl84

I painted my calipers black. i wanted the least...

I painted my calipers black. i wanted the least ricey color. i painted them when i still had the stock 40th wheels, but now with the black rpf1 they look even better. but the paint is fading now...
06-05-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By mrl84

last summer i bought a '00 celica gts as a dd. ...

last summer i bought a '00 celica gts as a dd. im not gunna take pictures of it cause its pretty beat up lol.
05-30-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,623
Posted By mrl84

https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=158590 ...

https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=158590

its a sticky in this section
05-30-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 92,333
Posted By mrl84

just so you know im not trying to tear you down...

just so you know im not trying to tear you down or anything like that, i just dont want your current cars apperance to suffer because you may (i plan on breathing in the next 30sec too but shit...
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