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04-08-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Colon Terminus

True, but I feel a noticeable increase in that...

True, but I feel a noticeable increase in that push beginning somewhere around 7500 RPM right on up to 9000.
04-03-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Colon Terminus

Good Advice

Pay attention to Mr. Hill's advice, it's the best you're gonna get. Acceleration should be strongest from 7500 to 9000 RPM. The compression test is mandatory.
08-01-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 256,065
Posted By Colon Terminus

It's recommended to use GL-4 lube in the...

It's recommended to use GL-4 lube in the transmission and GL-5 in the differential.

I've used both Redline and Royal Purple over the years but have recently found Ford Motorcraft pure syntehtic...
04-27-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Colon Terminus

Smoother shifts, especially when cold. The...

Smoother shifts, especially when cold.
The synchros seem to ramp up more smoothly.
04-26-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By Colon Terminus

Yeah, you prolly got the wires mixed up or the...

Yeah, you prolly got the wires mixed up or the plugs in the wrong place.
The leading plugs are on the bottom, trailing on the top.

Ensure you've got the plugs in the right holes.

Now check...
04-26-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Colon Terminus

I've tried the Redline. I've tried the Royal...

I've tried the Redline.
I've tried the Royal Purple.
I've tried just about all the premium Xmission fluids.

In my not so humble opinion, Ford Motorcraft Full Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid...
04-26-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By Colon Terminus

Definitely BHR. Kinda 'spensive but you only...

Definitely BHR.

Kinda 'spensive but you only have to buy it once. Consider that the price includes shipping and it becomes almost a bargain.

Sounds great and gives a power increase that the...
01-05-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By Colon Terminus

As soon as they say it gets "great" gas mileage...

As soon as they say it gets "great" gas mileage you can dismiss it as total bullshit. No RX8 gets great gas mileage. But ... you don't buy an RX8 for gas mileage, you buy it for the absolute thrill...
11-29-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By Colon Terminus

Run any oil you like that is suitable for the...

Run any oil you like that is suitable for the climate the car lives in. Most of us run heavier than the 5W20 recommended by Mazda. I run 10W30 Ford Motorcraft full synthetic in my RX8.

The amount...
11-26-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,996
Posted By Colon Terminus

Forget the engine ... make him an offer for the...

Forget the engine ... make him an offer for the car. A broken windshield, oh my.
11-24-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,994
Posted By Colon Terminus

I feel your hurt. Took my 8 out for some...

I feel your hurt.

Took my 8 out for some spirited driving today. Kentucky twisty turny back roads. Drove the piss outta the little bitch. she loved it, as did I.

After all these years she still...
11-24-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By Colon Terminus

I'd recommend another compression test at a...

I'd recommend another compression test at a different dealer. Your previous numbers sound bogus. The chances of all three rotor faces showing the same compression are miniscule. I suspect your prior...
11-22-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,996
Posted By Colon Terminus

There's no real way to know an exact price in...

There's no real way to know an exact price in advance. It depends on the condition of your engines internals and they won't know that till it's out of the car and disassembled.
11-20-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,902
Posted By Colon Terminus

Welcome to the club and good luck with your...

Welcome to the club and good luck with your project.
In addition to 10 posts, you need to have been a member for 30 days.

Try this google search argument:
site:rx8club.com fe3

Might turn up...
11-20-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By Colon Terminus

Have you inspected the clutch pedal bracket? It's...

Have you inspected the clutch pedal bracket? It's a common point of failure on our cars.

Check out this thread:...
11-12-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,920
Posted By Colon Terminus

My guess would be one of two things ... a...

My guess would be one of two things ... a binding/sticky ball joint or caster. You state that you just had it aligned; was the alignment done by someone who knew what they were doing? If so, you MAY...
11-07-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Colon Terminus

It can take several hundred miles for new pads to...

It can take several hundred miles for new pads to wear in.

The pulsations you feel in the brake pedal can be caused by things other than warped rotors. Perhaps the mechanic who changed your pads...
11-07-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Posted By Colon Terminus

Go ahead and treat it badly ... it'll love you...

Go ahead and treat it badly ... it'll love you for that. Baby that bitch and she'll turn on you. Take her out and fuck her HARD and she'll love you. Just keep her cool and oiled up; she likes that.
11-07-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Colon Terminus

Anything over $150 is price gouging. Grinding is...

Anything over $150 is price gouging. Grinding is just probably pads. Warped rotors you would feel thru the brake pedal as a pulsating sensation; sorta an on-off-again braking. The pedal would most...
11-04-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By Colon Terminus

Welcome to the club. What you have is a...

Welcome to the club.

What you have is a remanufactured series 1 (2004 thru 2008 model year) engine. It has some value, but not much. Reman engines from that era are kinda iffy.

It'd prolly be...
10-26-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By Colon Terminus

Hi and welcome to the club. There's a wealth of...

Hi and welcome to the club. There's a wealth of information contained in the forums here as well as lottsa knowledgeable and helpful people.

To find a club in your area, try your regional forum:...
10-25-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By Colon Terminus

^^ What he said. It's never too late to...

^^

What he said. It's never too late to start pre-mixing.
10-25-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,309
Posted By Colon Terminus

Welcome to the club. Lottsa well knowledgeable...

Welcome to the club. Lottsa well knowledgeable and helpful people hang out here.
You can find your solenoid location in the diagram in post#2 of this thread:...
10-22-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Colon Terminus

Yeh, what he said. A faulty ground connection on...

Yeh, what he said. A faulty ground connection on the ODB-II unit can cause really weird things to happen. Make sure your unit is securely plugged in.
10-22-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,038
Posted By Colon Terminus

This should be in "Things to NOT do to your...

This should be in "Things to NOT do to your car."
10-22-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By Colon Terminus

What, exactly, did your boyfriend do when he...

What, exactly, did your boyfriend do when he removed/replaced a plug?
Did he disconnect the battery?

Inspect the battery connections for corrosion and tightness.

Determine where the clicking...
10-19-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,924
Posted By Colon Terminus

6 months too late.

6 months too late.
10-18-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 865
Posted By Colon Terminus

I'd find me a decent Lambo somewhere. Fuck an Rx8...

I'd find me a decent Lambo somewhere. Fuck an Rx8 at that price range.
10-18-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,369
Posted By Colon Terminus

Welcome to the club. By all means get...

Welcome to the club.

By all means get yourself your dream car, but as a second car. Successful professional real estate agents in my neck of the woods use 3 row SUVs.
10-16-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Colon Terminus

Your little finger makes a good "dipstick" to...

Your little finger makes a good "dipstick" to check the water level with When the car is cool, remove the coolant cap and stick your little finger in there. If the tip of your finger gets wet ......
10-13-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Colon Terminus

Yeh ... of the car and the girlfriend.

Yeh ... of the car and the girlfriend.
10-12-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 734
Posted By Colon Terminus

Does turning the wheel all the way right then left "Reset" the power steering?

The answer ... Yes. At least in my case it did. My power steering light came on. I drove about 25 miles to home and parked the car. I looked in the Owner's manual ... nothing. I googled this forum...
10-11-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,516
Posted By Colon Terminus

Even so, it smells a lot like a failed fuel...

Even so, it smells a lot like a failed fuel delivery system.
10-11-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By Colon Terminus

That's fine, no problems.

That's fine, no problems.
10-08-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By Colon Terminus

Try here: 13B-MSP RENESIS RX-8 6-Port Engine...

Try here:
13B-MSP RENESIS RX-8 6-Port Engine (No Warranty) JDM 13 (http://www.jdmenginedepot.com/jdm_engine_details/247/13b-msp-renesis-rx-8-6-port-engine-no-warranty-jdm-13)
10-07-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By Colon Terminus

Welcome to the club. You've come to the right...

Welcome to the club.
You've come to the right place.

Do you have the tools and mechanical acumen to remove the motor and tear it down to a short block? If so, there are several places you can...
09-28-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 661
Posted By Colon Terminus

Check your Regional Forum: SE RX-8 Forum -...

Check your Regional Forum:
SE RX-8 Forum - RX8Club.com (https://www.rx8club.com/se-rx-8-forum-30/)
09-28-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,300
Posted By Colon Terminus

If you hear the starter whirring but the engine...

If you hear the starter whirring but the engine isn't turning over then your starter solenoid has failed.

Replace your starter with an S2 starter (14 tooth) or an upgraded S1 starter (13 tooth)....
09-23-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7,268
Views: 425,602
Posted By Colon Terminus

Get a new mechanic. Most major auto parts...

Get a new mechanic.

Most major auto parts stores will read/reset the code for free.
For around 20 bucks you can get an OBD-II scanner that'll hook up with your android smartphone via Bluetooth....
09-22-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,841
Posted By Colon Terminus

Your understanding is incorrect. The apex seals...

Your understanding is incorrect. The apex seals are pressed against the rotor housing by the apex seal springs.

We need to keep the RPMs up in order to avoid carbon buildup which is harmful to the...
09-20-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By Colon Terminus

Welcome to the club. Lottsa knowledgeable and...

Welcome to the club.
Lottsa knowledgeable and helpful folks here.

Dump that air filter for a stock one. It lets lottsa bad poopoo into your quite sensitive engine.
09-15-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 47,026
Posted By Colon Terminus

Just to add to the model confusion, my '04 Sport...

Just to add to the model confusion, my '04 Sport has a factory moonroof.
09-14-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By Colon Terminus

You need to check out the regional forums: ...

You need to check out the regional forums:

SE RX-8 Forum - RX8Club.com (https://www.rx8club.com/se-rx-8-forum-30/)
09-13-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,123
Posted By Colon Terminus

In addition to the other advice given, I'd remove...

In addition to the other advice given, I'd remove the spark plugs and the fuel pump fuse, then squirt some oil into each rotor housing and turn the engine over a few revs to ensure the innards are...
09-10-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 70,835
Posted By Colon Terminus

Any year 04-08 MT Renesis can go into an 04 MT....

Any year 04-08 MT Renesis can go into an 04 MT. Don't know anything about the AT cars.
09-09-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 562
Posted By Colon Terminus

Check the regional forums.

Check the regional forums.
09-08-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By Colon Terminus

Thanks to all of you, I now know its an harmonic...

Thanks to all of you, I now know its an harmonic resonator box.

Thanks for your responses.
09-08-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By Colon Terminus

What does this part do?

It's located on the intake system just behind the accordion folds and in front of the throttle body.
09-06-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,625
Posted By Colon Terminus

Personally I think the Ford Motorcraft fluids are...

Personally I think the Ford Motorcraft fluids are the best.
Your tranny will love it and reward you with the smoothest shifting ever.
Your rear end... I ain't going there!
09-05-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 70,835
Posted By Colon Terminus

That's the way it is with our Renesis engines....

That's the way it is with our Renesis engines. Many times they can run STRONG right up till the moment of catastrophic failure. If it fails the compression test it IS gonna fail; its just a matter of...
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