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Forum: SE RX-8 Forum
10-26-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,109
Posted By Karack

any shop can maintain the car, when it comes to...

any shop can maintain the car, when it comes to detailed engine repairs/diagnosis though you should take it to a specialist. i'm in central florida, you can IM me if you need any of those specialist...
10-18-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By Karack

yep, parts are not cheap to rebuild these 6...

yep, parts are not cheap to rebuild these 6 speeds as they are only available from the factory and quite expensive after they are done nickel and diming you. buy a second hand transmission with some...
10-18-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 25,920
Posted By Karack

injecting oil in the intake compensates for low...

injecting oil in the intake compensates for low compression for either a junk engine or one that has been severely flooded. you just have to determine which it is in your case. compression test.
10-18-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 111,323
Posted By Karack

a puck clutch should never go into one of these...

a puck clutch should never go into one of these cars... the transmission is not very kind to that sort of rapid activation abuse.



there is nothing wrong with the stock clutch, it engages just...
10-18-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By Karack

a new solenoid won't correct the other half of...

a new solenoid won't correct the other half of the SSV issue that i see, which is the valve in the intake sticking open or closed. if it sticks open then the symptoms do match a rough idle and no low...
Forum: SE RX-8 Forum
10-14-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,309
Posted By Karack

where are you located? i work on 8's but located...

where are you located? i work on 8's but located in central florida.
09-01-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,616
Posted By Karack

just stick a prybar in there and wedge the whole...

just stick a prybar in there and wedge the whole thing out. i kinda wonder why they didn't at least attempt to make it an inch shorter to match the width of the car's frame rails.
08-31-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,616
Posted By Karack

i don't see why anyone would want to try. the...

i don't see why anyone would want to try. the motor is screwed in from the rear so there is no way of doing it without a lot of wiggling, cursing and blood stains.

on a side note, i just take out...
Forum: SE RX-8 Forum
08-25-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,513
Posted By Karack

ever get the car fixed? if not you can PM me, not...

ever get the car fixed? if not you can PM me, not too far south of Orlando.
05-07-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 22,508
Posted By Karack

the coolant level sensor(looks like a radiator,...

the coolant level sensor(looks like a radiator, or roman structure) is for coolant level, if the coolant level is fine then you probably need to replace the whole reservoir.
04-29-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,745
Posted By Karack

it was simply based off the fact that the...

it was simply based off the fact that the majority of the early cars had at least 1 engine replaced under warranty which obviously didn't help profits. the factory doesn't get the $30k price tag the...
04-29-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Karack

keep climbing the chain at MNAO and try to push...

keep climbing the chain at MNAO and try to push for the warranty, if you have documentation that the problems occurred shortly before the engine was diagnosed as faulty they should be able to tie it...
04-29-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,745
Posted By Karack

personally i don't find it a coincidence that...

personally i don't find it a coincidence that their margin increased after shutting down the rotary engine plant and focusing on their other platforms. if that is actually the case then that would be...
04-25-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 24,531
Posted By Karack

i don't think anyone will ever know for sure, but...

i don't think anyone will ever know for sure, but the kicker is that the side seals are usually first to go with a turbo renesis and the reason why is fairly obvious. the 7 engines could handle...
04-25-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,705
Posted By Karack

servicing the injectors seems a bit overboard...

servicing the injectors seems a bit overboard IMO, the pump strainer should catch anything that would damage the injectors. draining the tank also doesn't need to be done by removing the tank, remove...
04-25-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 24,531
Posted By Karack

those engines were also probably run hard and on...

those engines were also probably run hard and on the track for extended periods of time while in boost where the engine related issues would be most prevalent. like Brettus said, on a street driven...
04-25-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 236,888
Posted By Karack

IMO it's best to just eliminate the grey 3 pin...

IMO it's best to just eliminate the grey 3 pin connector at the top of the radiator and make that connection solid with the rest of the harness. the connection issues usually persists even through...
04-25-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 22,508
Posted By Karack

common sense tests.. figure out more closely...

common sense tests.. figure out more closely where the noise is originating from and try to eliminate that area. if the knocking sound is coming from the front of the engine then remove the belts and...
04-25-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,352
Posted By Karack

now you just need to figure out why it blew in...

now you just need to figure out why it blew in the first place, to keep it from happening again.
04-25-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By Karack

whenever you drain the OMP lines you should add...

whenever you drain the OMP lines you should add at least a full tank of premixed fuel, it takes days to fill the lines and actually reach the engine. so in the meantime you aren't getting any...
04-25-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 118,159
Posted By Karack

the 80k is an average number, most engines make...

the 80k is an average number, most engines make it to 60k with no problem, some rare cases they crap out at 30k or less and almost as rare are the cars that make it to 150k+ miles on a single engine....
04-24-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,523
Posted By Karack

not driving the car won't necessarily make it...

not driving the car won't necessarily make it last longer, rotaries need to be driven periodically otherwise they tend to get angry.
04-23-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,523
Posted By Karack

avoiding the FAQ thread and expecting the worst...

avoiding the FAQ thread and expecting the worst always gets people. it's good to see some people finally doing the obvious and getting more life from their car.
04-23-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,749
Posted By Karack

helps build compression to force liquid fuel from...

helps build compression to force liquid fuel from the engine which is what causes re-flooding to occur in worst case scenarios.
04-23-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By Karack

the automatic engines need a decarb several times...

the automatic engines need a decarb several times a year, i suspect it's too far beyond that point now though.
04-23-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By Karack

you're lucky to have a dealer without a high...

you're lucky to have a dealer without a high markup on them, they're usually about $125 around here before any discounts.

a whistle noise is most likely a vacuum leak either at the injectors or at...
04-04-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,059
Posted By Karack

what're you trying to say? :crazy:

what're you trying to say? :crazy:
04-04-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By Karack

this usually happens on 4 port automatics when...

this usually happens on 4 port automatics when they are started cold and run without warming them up.

the 4 ports are usually carboned up quite well, starting the car and running it rich then...
04-04-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By Karack

yeah, most definitely sounds like the throwout is...

yeah, most definitely sounds like the throwout is binding slightly on the housing, releasing the clutch should allow it to come off the PP completely if it was greased and adjusted properly(moving...
04-03-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By Karack

adjust the clutch pedal free play, the shop also...

adjust the clutch pedal free play, the shop also probably didn't do a very good job of cleaning the throwout bearing cone on the transmission or at all which makes the throwout bearing drag on the PP...
04-03-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,002
Posted By Karack

i would still check that the screen is installed...

i would still check that the screen is installed upstream of the AFM, people do stupid things when they modify their cars and think they know better.
04-03-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,002
Posted By Karack

do you have any form of cold air intake? if so be...

do you have any form of cold air intake? if so be sure the screen is still in the intake in front of the MAF and only a few inches up the pipe, if not this will cause a rough idle and surge. mine...
04-03-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Karack

service advisors usually don't even know where...

service advisors usually don't even know where their ass is let alone that you can buy OEM parts outside their parts department. most of them have very little knowledge about cars, which is another...
04-03-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,850
Posted By Karack

1) the engine sounds extremely flooded or dead,...

1) the engine sounds extremely flooded or dead, hopefully just flooded from sitting.

2) your battery or starter or possibly both are flat, charge the battery, test it, jump start it, whatever to...
04-03-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,749
Posted By Karack

as long as you understand they really have no...

as long as you understand they really have no place in your engine, which it seemed like you had the intention of doing that.

the S5 rotor side seals are half as thick and would be more easily...
04-03-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,470
Posted By Karack

plus eliminating that connector cuts out one of...

plus eliminating that connector cuts out one of the most common failure points IMO, and it cost about $1 in materials if you have them on hand. maybe $20 if you need to buy them all including a few...
04-03-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,335
Views: 166,541
Posted By Karack

strangely mine made it beyond the stress point...

strangely mine made it beyond the stress point failure mode and the spring started to wear an oval slot in the upper area of the pedal bracket, no signs of stress cracking at the legs yet... the...
04-03-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,749
Posted By Karack

except the early rotors aren't suited for the MSP...

except the early rotors aren't suited for the MSP exhaust, people have used the renny 10:1 rotors in the early engines but anyone doing the opposite probably did not have great results. if the...
04-03-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By Karack

i never have much luck with pulling the pump...

i never have much luck with pulling the pump relay, i either air out the engine by removing the plugs and EGI injection fuse and crank it or jump it with another car with a very strong battery,...
04-03-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,516
Posted By Karack

it could be an exhaust rattle or it could be from...

it could be an exhaust rattle or it could be from normal wear and tear inside the transmission, at lower speeds a worn transmission will make a rotating rattle sound like a low growl and go away at...
04-03-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Karack

i can't imagine anyone being that unlucky with...

i can't imagine anyone being that unlucky with engines, and he failed to mention coils and the cat but also mentioned the engine noticeably louder.

i would start with the obvious, check the...
04-02-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By Karack

you should really address the cranking RPMs first...

you should really address the cranking RPMs first though, since that is abysmally slow. i trust the converters enough but just not enough to condemn an engine unless the speed is already close to or...
04-02-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,018
Posted By Karack

don't expect much in the way of flames, the stock...

don't expect much in the way of flames, the stock ECU isn't tuned overly rich during most driving situations.
04-02-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 34,677
Posted By Karack

try having someone push the window down without...

try having someone push the window down without too much force while you work the buttons, the window may just be stuck from disuse/window tint/jammed motor/stepper motor set in an awkward...
04-01-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,278
Posted By Karack

while their answers may have a hint of opinion...

while their answers may have a hint of opinion attached, the answers also have a hint of truth buried in them. ;)

but i disagree about the experience aspect, this forum has more members that know...
04-01-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,470
Posted By Karack

you're right in that it seems no matter how well...

you're right in that it seems no matter how well you clean that connection it just seems like a problem that most people brush under the rug and never actually test the resistance of the torque...
04-01-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 56,244
Posted By Karack

the S1 trannies can handle about 300wtq but don't...

the S1 trannies can handle about 300wtq but don't take well to abuse such as launches, puck clutches or hard shifting. the turbo RX7 transmissions have much less positive shift feel but can handle...
04-01-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 26,093
Posted By Karack

the shorter 2mm renesis seals did what they...

the shorter 2mm renesis seals did what they needed to do, and they still did better than the 3 piece seals that mazda used from 1986 through 2002.
03-31-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By Karack

good luck pulling 1500+lbs up just about any...

good luck pulling 1500+lbs up just about any grade..
03-31-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 26,093
Posted By Karack

the direct injection i saw on their test model on...

the direct injection i saw on their test model on the stand was not what an engineer would call "direct injection" which is placed in the combustion chamber, not the intake stroke. i suppose it might...
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