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Old 04-06-2013, 07:26 AM
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Since the new users are lazy and the older ones are tired of replying to the same questions all over again here's a little vademecum to help those in needs.
The format is fairly easy: Question\Symptoms - Search input.
Some insightful threads are linked directly. They are long. Read them!
Of course if "flooding" doesn't work try with "flooded".

First and foremost, start here: https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-discuss...t-here-202454/

There are workshop manuals online they tell you what to do in most cases. hint: foxed.ca

Engine:

Hot - Warm Starting issues: Compression test, catalytic converter, starter, ignition coils, spark plugs. Starting issues

Cold Starting issues: engine flooding, Compression test, , spark plugs, ignition, starter, catalytic converter

Milky, foamy dipstick: https://www.rx8club.com/trouble-shoo...estions-49652/

Oil: Synthetic vs Mineral , Oil weight, oil pressure regulator

Premix: Omp, Oil metering pump, Premix

Engine mounts: engine mounts, motor mounts, engine shaking, engine rattle

Compression: power loss, compression test, seafoam, decarb

Catalytic converter: (cat, catalyzer): clogging, glowing, power loss

Ignition: ignition failure, bhr ignition, ignition coils, spark plugs, coils

Misfires (ignition related): Misfires, esps sensor

Engine tuning: cobb accessport, ecu reflash, adaptronic etc.

Coolant light: Coolant light Coolant bottle, coolant bottle's secrets

Drivetrain:

Irregular acceleration issues (6000rpm or so): SSV valve, VDI valve, Lower intake manifold

Clutch pedal: Clutch pedal squeaking, clutch pedal breaking , slipping clutch

Noise in neutral: throwout bearing

Transmission grinding: Anything transmission related. Synchronizers, ball and spring retention. Royal purple max gear , Transmission issues

Steering and suspension:

Power steering failure: Power steering failure
ABS\DSC\TCS lights: Abs\dsc\tcs lights staying on

Random resources:

Cel list, collision guide

Newbie's Guide to Modding the RX-8New and Potential Owners START HERE!

Dumb Question Thread - no flaming or sarcasm allowed

Aggressive Wheel Fitment Thread

Will It Fit Thread

https://www.rx8club.com/exterior-app...dy-kits-13713/

I will add more things at a later time.



If you have suggestions\ideas just post here or drop me a pm.

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Old 04-06-2013, 09:01 AM
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Added to the list, thanks!
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but it can't turn a homosexual dude back into ... normal
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Hi bse,

Looking at this as you asked. It's a little difficult for me to speculate, as I found a bunch of these resources by searching myself, but the list is quite comprehensive.

I like that you listed the foxed.ca link to the manual. I didn't find that until last week, and it never occurred to me to have it ready in the first place when I was tinkering with stuff. I usually just followed the instructions on the part I purchased, or find the relevant DIY.

You may want to also list something regarding the appearance packages. I know it's not important to everyone, but I'm sure it would be useful to some.
https://www.rx8club.com/exterior-app...dy-kits-13713/

I also think that while it is certainly useful, it may only alleviate some of the new posts. The search "key terms" is a very good addition, but a lot of the links seem to be stickies already. So if they're ignoring the stickies what would make this thread any different?

I don't really think there is one solution to the issue at hand. I think it will take a concentrated effort on the part of mods, admins, and the community as a whole to move forward. Some of that may just be dealing with the new members posting dumb questions. Post like these definitely make the search easier, but it won't stop the drive-by users looking for quick and easy answers.
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It may not be that useful for the reasons you pointed out but it will be plenty useful to other users who will link this thread and let the dbag do his reading
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Nice job G...sticky this and see how she goes...
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It would be nice to make this a sticky here and in the other subfora.
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wtf? I came in here to learn about boooooooost
I needs the POWAAAAA!!!
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srsly though may want to add a link to the owners manual
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Bse50, nice job really looks good. I like the way it is categorized. My only question is what makes you think that people who do not search will find this thread? It will be nice if it were made a sticky, however there already plenty of informative stickies and yet we still have the same problem. While I applaud you effort, I am not sure it is going to have the desired effect.
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Originally Posted by kevinande View Post
Bse50, nice job really looks good. I like the way it is categorized. My only question is what makes you think that people who do not search will find this thread? It will be nice if it were made a sticky, however there already plenty of informative stickies and yet we still have the same problem. While I applaud you effort, I am not sure it is going to have the desired effect.
Look at it the other way around...
If somebody doesn't search we can link him to this thread instead of replying with a rude comment!
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