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by 13Black
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21222
Views: 762276

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Irregardless, all the aftermarket cats/decats I've seen with sensors mounted in a different place still allow the factory O2 sensor cable to reach it without a problem.
by 13Black
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21222
Views: 762276

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

What boost are you running? 0psi? :P
by 13Black
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Got a whine - alternator?
Replies: 14
Views: 524

Re: Got a whine - alternator?

Whoa whoa whoa wadaminit WHOA

R u telling me

That 27p belts from 1976 turned out 2 b false economy?

I cannot brain this cognitive dissonance.
by 13Black
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: d585 coils (or similar) to borrow for test
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: d585 coils (or similar) to borrow for test

Just stick some spark testers on it for £10
by 13Black
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Does the RX8 need XL tyres?
Replies: 35
Views: 1076

Re: Does the RX8 need XL tyres?

That's was my favourite part of the M1, too ... before the speed cameras.
by 13Black
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: refurbishing the PZ lightweight alloys - will it add weight and reduce structural rigidity?
Replies: 26
Views: 764

Re: refurbishing the PZ lightweight alloys - will it add weight and reduce structural rigidity?

I don't quite understand how a refurb would reduce their strength and add more weight... what did you have in mind?

You sometimes have to be careful with powder coating - it seems like some alloys don't like the high heat that some companies use.
by 13Black
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Coil pack testing
Replies: 22
Views: 706

Re: Coil pack testing

Park your car in your kitchen and hook the coils up to the alternator :lol:
by 13Black
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Coil pack testing
Replies: 22
Views: 706

Re: Coil pack testing

Oh, pushed as in RPM! Sorry I thought you meant pushed regarding charge times. See my graph on Phil's Mazdaedit thread, you can safely charge D585s for twice as long as you would a Mazda coil at redline - yes it's less than what you get in the midrange, but like RRB pointed out your VE has dropped a...
by 13Black
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Coil pack testing
Replies: 22
Views: 706

Re: Coil pack testing

Why would a D585 perform WORSE when you charge it for longer (I.e to the dwell they were designed to run at) ?

Edit: misunderstood
by 13Black
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Occasionally misfire only on start up
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: Occasionally misfire only on start up

warpc0il wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:10 pm
youtube

:getmecoat:

That guy was in the audience of a comedy club in London a year or so ago and was certainly looking a little worse for wear and um, not as well-spoken :shock: though, the lady he was with seemed a little more of a handful.
by 13Black
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21222
Views: 762276

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Negative.
by 13Black
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Gauge help needed
Replies: 28
Views: 757

Re: Gauge help needed

They might not be wired in correctly.

I believe something along the lines of: red to a constant 12V supply (to keep it remembering the settings).
And yellow to a switchable 12V that actually powers the gauge and lights it up.

Something like that anyway, maybe.
by 13Black
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Gauge help needed
Replies: 28
Views: 757

Re: Gauge help needed

98 isn't high.
I've had >110'C temps before.
by 13Black
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21222
Views: 762276

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Yeah I get what you mean. I was thinking mostly that an engine that has even compression across the faces Similarly, [even compression] has been wildly overestimated as [a good thing]. In the vast majority of cases, it means very little compared to results being high or low. I've tested cars with o...
by 13Black
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21222
Views: 762276

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Think of it like trying to light a fuse.

A bigger lighter only helps up to a point.

If your fuse is 1 meter away then it doesn't really matter how big your lighter is, realistically :lol:
A big ol' thick fuse (excess fuel/air to ignite when highly boosted) then you do need chunky coils.
by 13Black
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21222
Views: 762276

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Having a good ignition systems also going to help alot with starting up even with ehhh compression, surely? Not exactly - you can have the best ignition on the planet but it won't combat a lack of air/fuel mix. If anything, ignition makes the most difference when you have excess air/fuel to ignite ...
by 13Black
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21222
Views: 762276

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Coolant without the Bitrex is delicious, such a shame that it'll kill you as it's cheaper than Dr Pepper. It wasn't quite diesel, but me and a mate went camping before a day of wakeboarding - queue BBQ, drinking, debauchery and firebreathing with paraffin before heading off to bed. Said-mate woke up...
by 13Black
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: fuel economy 101
Replies: 36
Views: 1144

Re: fuel economy 101

Quite a few apex seal manufacturers considering the market. Mazda (obv) Goopy (mostly obv) HME Hayward Rotary/Precision Ceramics Atkins RA Plus more I CBA to remember. I'm not sold on the idea that the main reason we don't have more development and competition is because of patents. Rotary engines a...
by 13Black
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: fuel economy 101
Replies: 36
Views: 1144

Re: fuel economy 101

Keep in mind that cylinder deactivation in piston engines has the capability to control intake and exhaust valves to reduce pumping losses.

With our ports being fixed gaping holes with nothing that you can really do about it... yeah.
by 13Black
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: 000 Mile Club (Any Other Car Excluding RX-8)
Replies: 93
Views: 3934

Re: 000 Mile Club (Any Other Car Excluding RX-8)

Ferrari is hybrid so that's cheating.
by 13Black
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: misfiring , white smoke
Replies: 79
Views: 3722

Re: misfiring , white smoke

I am reliably informed that LC Rotary / LC Motorsports is "no more" as a company ... no idea how this affects the OP but I suppose that makes the decision to "de-list" them as rotary specialists on the forum a bit easier?
by 13Black
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: Breaking track car
Replies: 117
Views: 4678

Re: Breaking track car

Re: Seafoam I did it to an engine once. Literally the last thing I did to it before I took the engine out and stripped it. Wasn't overly impressed tbh. I know it's not exactly going to suddenly turn the engine into a dishwasher or anything but meh, I doubt it does much (if anything in some cases). B...
by 13Black
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Air con drip.
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Air con drip.

It's where the cold pipes run, yes. Almost certainly just condensation.
by 13Black
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 16
Views: 587

Re: Overheating

ffs :rofl: Though, full disclosure: When that happened previously, I only had limited time to check over the car and never got round to the fans as it seemed to behave immediately after tinkering with whatever, so we assumed a fix - it was the owner who later found the error and told me about it =D>...
by 13Black
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: Breaking track car
Replies: 117
Views: 4678

Re: Breaking track car

The only bits I'm surprised haven't found a good home are the gearbox (is this too expensive?) Nah about right I'd say! Probably just that £150 for a box and £150 for fitting is a bit of a spend for most, just be patient. The boxes are quite sought after for kit cars I do believe so if no one on he...

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