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07-18-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2,491
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Posted By mazdaverx7

MY current 04 6spd Titanium Grey that I plan to...

MY current 04 6spd Titanium Grey that I plan to restore:

https://i.imgur.com/g4aZieM.jpg

The 05 Titanium Grey GT that I horribly regret selling:

https://i.imgur.com/owXeSxk.jpg
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07-18-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By mazdaverx7

Welcome!! What trim level is the car? Any pics to...

Welcome!! What trim level is the car? Any pics to share?
07-18-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By mazdaverx7

As of right now it sounds as though the...

As of right now it sounds as though the compression is pretty good! But I would perform a proper compression test to determine the engine's health. You may have one face that's lower than the others...
07-16-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,233
Posted By mazdaverx7

Nordic Green was available in 04 and 05, but was...

Nordic Green was available in 04 and 05, but was dropped in 06 to usher in Phantom Blue. Don't get me wrong, Phantom Blue was an exceptional color, but Nordic Green is by far my favorite! I'm not...
07-12-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By mazdaverx7

Pm sent

Pm sent
07-12-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By mazdaverx7

Keep us updated on the compression test results....

Keep us updated on the compression test results. The best way of course is with a rotary compression tester but it can be done with a standard compression tester and that will give you a general idea...
07-11-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By mazdaverx7

An absolutely STUNNING example!! Do you know any...

An absolutely STUNNING example!! Do you know any of the car's history? Is the interior just as gorgeous?
07-10-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By mazdaverx7

Thank you very much for the kind words! I feel...

Thank you very much for the kind words! I feel terrible that when the engine fails, people see the car as worthless then and part out perfectly good 8's. This one was destined to be a part out to...
07-10-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By mazdaverx7

The first thing I would do is a proper...

The first thing I would do is a proper compression test with a rotary compression tester. What you are describing is an engine with low compression. I've been there and know the symptoms. My 04...
07-10-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By mazdaverx7

When the plugs and wires were replaced the coils...

When the plugs and wires were replaced the coils should have been replaced as well. This could be a major contributor in your no start condition. You need to make sure the engine is not flooded and...
07-10-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By mazdaverx7

Welcome! Would love to see some pics of your new...

Welcome! Would love to see some pics of your new 8!! What trim level is it and did the car come with maintenance receipts?
07-09-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By mazdaverx7

Swap the coils as mentioned above and see if the...

Swap the coils as mentioned above and see if the no spark condition follows the coil being swapped. If it does, you have a bad coil. A failing eccentric shaft position sensor can cause a no spark...
07-09-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By mazdaverx7

I agree on upgrading the radiator. I have a...

I agree on upgrading the radiator. I have a Mishimoto radiator in my Brilliant Black 04 6sd and have never had any issues with the cooling system. Running the original Mazda FL-22 coolants should be...
07-09-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,233
Posted By mazdaverx7

Thank you! In the hands of many people, this car...

Thank you! In the hands of many people, this car would have been parted. It does have a bit of rust but the car is well worth saving. I really love the car very much and its worth it to me to slowly...
07-09-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By mazdaverx7

I wanted to share pictures of the spark plugs...

I wanted to share pictures of the spark plugs that I removed from the car when I first brought it home. The condition of the plugs does in fact point to coolant seal failure. The previous owner said...
07-08-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By mazdaverx7

The most expensive, but thorough route is to hit...

The most expensive, but thorough route is to hit the dealer and buy the hardware. This will cost you but will ensure every bolt is correct. That or find someone that's parting out an 8 and ask them...
07-08-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By mazdaverx7

Nearly every time I've seen or experienced this...

Nearly every time I've seen or experienced this issue, the cause is low compression. You may be chasing your tail until you do a proper compression test on the engine when its at normal operating...
07-07-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,302
Posted By mazdaverx7

They are still available new from Mazda which is...

They are still available new from Mazda which is the route I would go. nycgps listed the part number above. The other route is to find someone here parting one out and buy it used.
07-07-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By mazdaverx7

Welcome. I can respect the amount of work that it...

Welcome. I can respect the amount of work that it takes to build that. Better than seeing the car rot away.
07-06-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By mazdaverx7

Sounds like you have a fun 4th! Don't threaten me...

Sounds like you have a fun 4th! Don't threaten me with a good time!
07-06-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By mazdaverx7

Are you seeing no spark, no fuel or both? Are the...

Are you seeing no spark, no fuel or both? Are the plugs wet when you remove them form the engine after cranking? Have you verified that you have compression? Does the DLC3 port power up your scan...
07-06-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By mazdaverx7

Whatever you are using to read the codes is not...

Whatever you are using to read the codes is not displaying the universal trouble codes for any make or model that iv'e ever seen. The RX-8 does only have an air fuel ratio sensor and an oxygen...
07-06-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,872
Posted By mazdaverx7

I own an 06 BMW 330xi with a 6spd manual trans...

I own an 06 BMW 330xi with a 6spd manual trans and its a fantastic car. Its quick, handles well, and is enjoyable to driver overall. But, I still have 3 RX-8's and 5 RX-7's as my rotary toys. I could...
07-06-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By mazdaverx7

My kids barely fit back there, lol. My 10 and 12...

My kids barely fit back there, lol. My 10 and 12 year old find the back seat a little snug if an adult is in the front. I usually don't let the kids sit behind me unless I get forced to take three of...
07-06-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By mazdaverx7

I do the same as above. I remove the plug wires...

I do the same as above. I remove the plug wires and pull the 20A fuel pump fuse and have never had an issue. I use the same procedure on RX-7's as well, with some minor differences in fuel cut. And...
07-04-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By mazdaverx7

Those brochures are beautifully done. I went to...

Those brochures are beautifully done. I went to the dealer every year and grabbed one when the 8 was being sold. Glad you were able to get one!
07-04-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,261
Posted By mazdaverx7

Is the car still for sale? I'm also in NW Ohio...

Is the car still for sale? I'm also in NW Ohio and would love to come see it!
07-04-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,645
Posted By mazdaverx7

Congrats on the sale and the purchase!! Looked...

Congrats on the sale and the purchase!! Looked like a beautiful car!!
07-04-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,638
Posted By mazdaverx7

Welcome!! Would definitely love to see pictures...

Welcome!! Would definitely love to see pictures of the new 8 when you are able to post some up! Sounds like a great project!
07-04-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,231
Posted By mazdaverx7

Very sorry for the loss if your husband. It's so...

Very sorry for the loss if your husband. It's so nice to see that you are keeping and enjoying the car the both of you cherished!! Its a beautiful example. I think the other have really covered the...
07-04-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By mazdaverx7

Have you checked for power at the window motor's...

Have you checked for power at the window motor's connector when the window switch is held in the up position? If voltage is not present at the connector when the switch is pulled up then I would...
07-04-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,065
Posted By mazdaverx7

First off, Nordic Green is by far my favorite...

First off, Nordic Green is by far my favorite color on the 8. When they were new I went to the dealer to buy one and I was told i could have red, black, silver or grey. The dealer told me that...
07-04-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By mazdaverx7

Keep us posted on what you find. I'm interested...

Keep us posted on what you find. I'm interested to see if there are any stored or pending codes.
07-04-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By mazdaverx7

I agree that oem parts quality is by far the...

I agree that oem parts quality is by far the best. You can likely find a used set from a lower mileage car that's being parted out if you don't want to bite the bullet on new parts prices.
07-04-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By mazdaverx7

Welcome! I agree with keeping the car a rotary,...

Welcome! I agree with keeping the car a rotary, but its your car and your build, so enjoy it the way you want. Just know that with the Renesis engine, the car handles phenomenally well and has great...
07-04-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,015
Views: 142,764
Posted By mazdaverx7

How about a picture of a new RX-8 on a dealership...

How about a picture of a new RX-8 on a dealership lot? Or a picture of an 8 when it was brand new if no one has a pic of an 8 when it was new on the lot.
07-03-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By mazdaverx7

My first guess would be the oil cooler lines and...

My first guess would be the oil cooler lines and the ball connections for the oil cooler lines. The lines love to rust where the lines are fastened together as salt and moisture collects there.
07-03-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By mazdaverx7

Have you scanned it for codes? Often a code for...

Have you scanned it for codes? Often a code for catalyst inefficiency, P0420 will be stored if the ECU detects an issue with the converter. You can of course remove it and check for melting of the...
07-03-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2,015
Views: 142,764
Posted By mazdaverx7

Best I have. You guys be the judge if the clouds...

Best I have. You guys be the judge if the clouds are are stormy enough

https://i.imgur.com/DVDPAYR.jpg
06-30-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By mazdaverx7

Got the car unloaded yesterday and reassembled...

Got the car unloaded yesterday and reassembled what the previous owner removed from the engine. Seemed as though he was thinking about pulling the engine.the engine was locked but I was able to free...
06-29-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,233
Posted By mazdaverx7

Not much progress has been made this year at all....

Not much progress has been made this year at all. Been busy with other projects. thinking of buying a known good used engine to install in the car just to get it up and going.
06-29-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By mazdaverx7

Titanium Grey Restoration

The other night my boys and I went and picked up a non running 04 6 speed Touring model in Titanium Grey. Appears to be a once loved car with a RB exhaust but the engine has seen better days and I...
06-18-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,612
Posted By mazdaverx7

Indeed. I think its time to remove the upper...

Indeed. I think its time to remove the upper intake manifold set and get to work!
06-18-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,168
Posted By mazdaverx7

I own one, but is owning two a bad thing? Its my...

I own one, but is owning two a bad thing? Its my very favorite tool in my tool box!
06-18-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By mazdaverx7

Beautiful R3!! Hoping you are enjoying the car...

Beautiful R3!! Hoping you are enjoying the car quite a bit now that the weather is a bit warmer!
06-18-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,127
Posted By mazdaverx7

I typically use conventional 5W30 oil in my 8's....

I typically use conventional 5W30 oil in my 8's. I have been using Toyota brand motor oil and it has treated me well in my 8's. I had switched over to 10W30 on my last engine shortly before it lost...
06-15-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,641
Posted By mazdaverx7

I would grab more interior parts. Sun visors,...

I would grab more interior parts. Sun visors, seats, shift knob and boot etc. You've grabbed a good bit of parts already. Well done!
06-01-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,612
Posted By mazdaverx7

The car only sat for the winter from December...

The car only sat for the winter from December until may. I store it the same way every year and I have never had an issue until now when I see evidence of rodents.
06-01-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,612
Posted By mazdaverx7

Injector Ground Location

Looking for info on the injector ground location on an 04 with a 6spd trans. The injectors are not spraying any fuel what to ever. Went to get the car out of storage and it will not start. Verified I...
04-28-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 29,108
Posted By mazdaverx7

Thanks Jim! A new issue has developed while in...

Thanks Jim! A new issue has developed while in storage for the winter. Crank no start. Fuel pump kicks on but the engine does not receive fuel form the injectors. Thought it was flooded. It was not....
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