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05-27-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By j9fd3s

if it didn't move with the tires, then bearing is...

if it didn't move with the tires, then bearing is probably it.

if you wanted to cross the T's you might put it in the air and see if you can feel any play/noise in the wheel. we changed a bad...
05-27-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By j9fd3s

i'd just charge the battery and start it. its...

i'd just charge the battery and start it. its just car.

once its running, you will want an oil change, put air in tires, etc
05-27-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3,424
Views: 304,109
Posted By j9fd3s

i had the oil changed a couple weeks ago, and the...

i had the oil changed a couple weeks ago, and the guy manhandled the air filter out without taking anything else apart, so i spent the $20 for a new one, and i picked up ~2mpg.

weird right? in...
05-27-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By j9fd3s

you should be replacing the housings, unless the...

you should be replacing the housings, unless the engine is really low mileage or something.

the rotor housings are wear parts. think of it like a cylinder wall on a piston engine.
02-13-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 25,999
Posted By j9fd3s

having worked at Mazda dealerships, i agree. i...

having worked at Mazda dealerships, i agree. i think MMC, hasn't really liked the MNAO people for a while.

i could go on with details, but it just seems like MNAO doesn't get the memos... or...
02-13-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,898
Views: 151,631
Posted By j9fd3s

i had a ride in a 2013 Camaro yesterday, and it...

i had a ride in a 2013 Camaro yesterday, and it was actually pretty well done, IMO, it looks right, makes the right noises, and the interior was much better than normal GM, which isn't saying much,...
02-13-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,086
Posted By j9fd3s

it comes with the whole seat bottom assembly,...

it comes with the whole seat bottom assembly, which is $$$.

i found on mine the seat was able to cut the wires, so the fix was to repair the wires, and route them so the seat couldn't slice them
12-11-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,036
Posted By j9fd3s

i just did this to mine, and here are a couple of...

i just did this to mine, and here are a couple of notes.

it took around 2 hours to do the whole thing, i did clean everything, and polish up the lights while it was apart.

i cut a channel...
12-11-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,327
Posted By j9fd3s

mine is one of those "attainable" lists... ...

mine is one of those "attainable" lists...

0. working headlights, $200 in bulbs later, new ballast goes in shortly
1. frame pull, i got rear ended last year, and i asked the body shop to measure...
12-11-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,464
Posted By j9fd3s

that is correct!

that is correct!
12-11-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By j9fd3s

rebuilding the transmission isn't the easiest...

rebuilding the transmission isn't the easiest job, there are a LOT of little parts in there that all need to get back exactly where they came from.

there also will be more worn parts than you're...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
12-01-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 25,862
Posted By j9fd3s

the Ohlins defiantly do not feel over-damped! ...

the Ohlins defiantly do not feel over-damped! the second thought was that you should be able to match the Ohlins damping with the bilstein, its just a matter of valving, it would be a lot of work,...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
11-25-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 25,862
Posted By j9fd3s

i think we're at 750 front. the rear is usually...

i think we're at 750 front. the rear is usually 450, although occasionally 500. we would have gone up to 800/550, but it was slower, for us.

i think spec miata is 750/350, so we're not radically...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
11-24-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 25,862
Posted By j9fd3s

i think that is about right, the low speed...

i think that is about right, the low speed damping is the handling, and the high speed damping is the ride. so yes the low speed damping is where the handling is.

the thing, for us, that...
11-22-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,340
Posted By j9fd3s

go to any Mazda dealership. you should probably...

go to any Mazda dealership. you should probably measure the car to make sure its not tweaked, and if it is, pull it straight. it will also need an alignment after you are done.

mine was in a...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
11-22-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 25,862
Posted By j9fd3s

lol, yeah, his name got autocorrected and his...

lol, yeah, his name got autocorrected and his email reply was this really long petulant rant. so its a personal thing.

the 60% to 70% is an analogy, if you want the other one, the driver said...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
11-21-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 25,862
Posted By j9fd3s

this setup is possible, the shock is actually...

this setup is possible, the shock is actually responsible for a significant portion of the ride quality, the spring really just sets the range of suspension travel that bumps happen in.

there...
10-22-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,566
Posted By j9fd3s

now you know what owning a BMW is like!

now you know what owning a BMW is like!
10-22-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,147
Posted By j9fd3s

definitely clean the ESS, and reset the ECU, it...

definitely clean the ESS, and reset the ECU, it does make a difference. takes about 15 minutes tops.



it is worth checking for spark on all 4 wires, its probably ok, but its good to cross it...
10-22-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By j9fd3s

are these new fans two speed like the factory...

are these new fans two speed like the factory ones? how long is it going to take to mount vs stock, and how much do you value your time?

i think all said and done the aftermarket fan is an...
10-16-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,604
Posted By j9fd3s

its also not attached to the rotor housing. the...

its also not attached to the rotor housing. the S1 is attached, via an adaptor to the rear side housing, and the S2, is on the front cover.



the rotor housings have a coating. the coating...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
10-07-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,924
Posted By j9fd3s

this is a great point. lap times, and position...

this is a great point. lap times, and position are related, but not the same.

if the is a B, its that the phones are hooked to the network, and the network depends on signal, which depends on...
09-23-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By j9fd3s

sure you do. we use miles per gallon to measure...

sure you do. we use miles per gallon to measure fuel economy. the engine uses fuel when its running, and then we divide by the number of miles. if you let the engine run when you are not moving,...
09-23-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By j9fd3s

you're correct. the m/t flywheel obviously needs...

you're correct. the m/t flywheel obviously needs to come off, and in its place goes the a/t counterweight and flex plate.

the front counter weight is a different part number between m/t and a/t...
09-17-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,234
Posted By j9fd3s

in the US, leather + bose + moonroof = grand...

in the US, leather + bose + moonroof = grand touring.

nav was an option.
09-08-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By j9fd3s

Mazda calls it a resonance chamber.

Mazda calls it a resonance chamber.
09-07-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,852
Posted By j9fd3s

REVi Ram Air Duct for 04-08 RX-8 - Racing Beat...

REVi Ram Air Duct for 04-08 RX-8 - Racing Beat (http://www.racingbeat.com/RX8/Intake-Kits-Air-Filters/18298.html)
09-05-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,184
Posted By j9fd3s

it is pretty amazing. we switched to PFC in...

it is pretty amazing. we switched to PFC in 2007, but its still pretty awesome.

the drivers like the modulation, its more linear, and that is why we run them. they will also last the whole 25...
09-05-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 297,368
Posted By j9fd3s

the casting thing does look like a lot of fun. ...

the casting thing does look like a lot of fun. for the PP we ended up 3D printing all the flanges to make sure they fit (i measured it, it HAS to be wrong, right?), and when they did we had them...
09-05-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By j9fd3s

it is probably best to catch it before anything...

it is probably best to catch it before anything catastrophic happens. if a seal actually breaks, it will destroy the rotor housing, and possibly side housings, and a rotor.

if its taken apart...
09-03-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,184
Posted By j9fd3s

the newer good pads are really easy on the brake...

the newer good pads are really easy on the brake rotors. i've got no experience with these hawks, but we've run PFC pads for years, and rotor wear after ~48 hours of racing is basically zero.

a...
09-03-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 297,368
Posted By j9fd3s

i looked into 3D printing a PP intake earlier...

i looked into 3D printing a PP intake earlier this year, and most of the materials are either have marginal heat capacity, or don't like gasoline.

the OEM's use a nylon 6.
08-23-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,701
Posted By j9fd3s

it looks like the actual air pump is the same, so...

it looks like the actual air pump is the same, so it will work. there is a different part number, for the whole assembly, so if there is a difference it's in the bracket or something
08-21-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,820
Posted By j9fd3s

nope! there are a few odd ball circumstances...

nope! there are a few odd ball circumstances that can cause something like this.

oil/coolant on the road, if its been dry for a long time, oil builds up, and then when it rains, pavement gets...
Replies: 50
Views: 12,696
Posted By j9fd3s

i did the search you suggest just out of...

i did the search you suggest just out of curiosity and not much relevant info comes up.

although you are kind of right, changing to E85 was actually pretty easy

humorously doing the search...
08-20-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,384
Posted By j9fd3s

wouldn't the deferential gods just tell you what...

wouldn't the deferential gods just tell you what you wanted to hear?
Replies: 50
Views: 12,696
Posted By j9fd3s

we switched the race car over to E85, and its...

we switched the race car over to E85, and its been interesting. i think (<-key word) that E85 would be good in an Rx8.

here is the boilerplate disclaimer. we're running an NB miata with a 2001...
08-16-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 64,923
Posted By j9fd3s

its been my experience that the water seals loose...

its been my experience that the water seals loose their resilience to overheating as they get older.

i've run the older engines up to 110C/235F with no issue, but at this point an un rebuilt one...
08-05-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,936
Posted By j9fd3s

getting all the monitors to set is a PITA! there...

getting all the monitors to set is a PITA! there is a page in the shop manual that tells you how to do 2/3 of them, but i think the evap tests itself every 3rd key cycle?
08-05-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,856
Posted By j9fd3s

there is some kind of time stamp on the code, but...

there is some kind of time stamp on the code, but i think its relative to the last time the ecu was reset and not like a day/month/year. pretty sure the ecu has no way of knowing that stuff.

its...
07-18-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,508
Posted By j9fd3s

yes, but find a car in 2003 with a metal radiator...

yes, but find a car in 2003 with a metal radiator and a metal cap adaptor, its slim pickings.



you know whats better than a distributor? the Rx8's Crank angle sensor, you put it on, and its...
06-29-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,508
Posted By j9fd3s

Mazda had this in the 80's, in the Mx-03 show...

Mazda had this in the 80's, in the Mx-03 show car. and then to some extent in the race cars, like the 787B, which has conventional iron side housings, but with a ceramic coating over all the...
06-28-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,508
Posted By j9fd3s

for every thread about there being dummy gauges,...

for every thread about there being dummy gauges, there would have been two asking if the gauge moving is normal if they weren't. the new Mazdas (and Volvos) don't even have gauges anymore.

she...
06-28-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,508
Posted By j9fd3s

if you think the Rx8 is bad, don't buy an Audi,...

if you think the Rx8 is bad, don't buy an Audi, or a BMW.

the BMW's are funny, every time someone suggests a "fix" on the internet, and gets criticized because its hackey, or bad, or something,...
06-10-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 297,368
Posted By j9fd3s

the stock Rx8 radiator and cooling fans should be...

the stock Rx8 radiator and cooling fans should be totally adequate for your engine, the only bug, is the dual hose setup.

i did the radiator in my 8 last summer, and i couldn't help but notice...
02-09-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By j9fd3s

way back when i was in school, we put cars on an...

way back when i was in school, we put cars on an oscilloscope, and it would show the energy the coil needs to fire the spark plug.

if everything is normal, then the energy required, is fairly...
02-09-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By j9fd3s

there may be another Mazda with a longer rod. ...

there may be another Mazda with a longer rod. however, i would pull the clutch pedal, and re-install it. as it is more likely not to have seated right, than it is to need a unique to you, longer...
02-04-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By j9fd3s

any Mazda dealership.

any Mazda dealership.
01-29-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,818
Posted By j9fd3s

lol, yeah its really simple. street car needs...

lol, yeah its really simple. street car needs the PSI on the sticker, with cold tires.

a good start for a track car is the PSI on the sticker hot.
01-22-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,022
Posted By j9fd3s

too much work, too much risk. welding on the...

too much work, too much risk. welding on the sleeve risks warping it.

the JDM housings drill two holes, but then it uses a straight sleeve that screws in. the JDM way uses part of the casting...
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