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by 350matt
Sat May 30, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: DIY tuning/remapping with mazdaEdit and Openport
Replies: 214
Views: 20805

Re: DIY tuning/remapping with mazdaEdit and Openport

OK tactrix is here mazda edit all registered let the tuning commence! so to begin with I've turned off the secondary air DTC's so I can remove the air pump and save a bit of weight I've also lowered the fan temp switch points and leaned off the rich areas of the fuel maps ( 12.4 AFR vs the 11.3 that...
by 350matt
Sat May 30, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Driver side front speaker dead
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Driver side front speaker dead

I'd crack on and remove that door amp and replace the relay

mine was intermittent for ages then stopped altogether parts from farnell were about £3 and it was an easy fix
by 350matt
Thu May 28, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Reaurecting the rx8
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Reaurecting the rx8

what state are the plugs in?

if you have a scan tool can you read the datastream and check what figures the LTFT ( long term fuell trim) is running at?
more than +/- 10% means there's something wrong
by 350matt
Mon May 25, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: AutoCar RX8 Buying Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: AutoCar RX8 Buying Guide

the official limit on most Audis - all the boosted ones anyway are apparently fine with oil consumption of 1000 miles / for a litre

I think my rexi is about this to be honest
by 350matt
Sun May 24, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Buying
Topic: Exhaust manifold
Replies: 28
Views: 717

Re: Exhaust manifold

Question ref the baffles or silencer wadding, can this be replaced. If so how? in word nope but that said nothing is impossible it would be a case of cutting open the silencer boxes and pulling out the old wadding and replacing it with new then welding the boxes back together you might also find th...
by 350matt
Fri May 22, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Buying
Topic: Exhaust manifold
Replies: 28
Views: 717

Re: Exhaust manifold

depends on mileage /condition chap

its about £900 new so if its not blown baffles , silencer wadding out and has no holes in it then 250 to 300 quid

if its still shiny then more but they should polish up anyway
by 350matt
Thu May 21, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: A complete newbie attempts to fix P0171 (pending codes P2096/P2270)
Replies: 21
Views: 786

Re: A complete newbie attempts to fix P0171 (pending codes P2096/P2270)

possible that the MAF sensor has been damaged by the wayward mesh too?
by 350matt
Mon May 18, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Buying
Topic: Exhaust manifold
Replies: 28
Views: 717

Re: Exhaust manifold

I'd say to fit silver plated Knuts
these are a motorpsport nut that are stainless steel and then silver over the top
expensive at £1 a pop but I've been running them for 3 years and they're still rust free
by 350matt
Mon May 18, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RRP r3 - s1 water pump
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: RRP r3 - s1 water pump

slight thread resurrection but what mods are required ( if any ) to get an R3 pump to bolt up to an S1?
by 350matt
Sun May 17, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: OBD II – the latest tech?
Replies: 18
Views: 495

Re: OBD II – the latest tech?

thats Apple for you

overpriced rubbish for the most part
its a toy not a tool

but isn't it pretty....
by 350matt
Sun May 17, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Massive backfire
Replies: 21
Views: 720

Re: Massive backfire

I've got a the little brother to one of these http://www.obdiitool.co.uk/wholesale/foxwell-nt301-obdii-code-reader.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyaTLwrS66QIVF-vtCh3srQIREAQYAiABEgIFGvD_BwE and it works well so this one thats now on offer looks like very good value to me as you can plot out sensor outputs w...
by 350matt
Fri May 15, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: RX-8s for sale
Topic: Advice on price for 55 plate Velocity Red 231bhp
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Advice on price for 55 plate Velocity Red 231bhp

Wow so prices are now lower than ever then?
I paid £500 for a good engine ( compressions in the 7's ) about 4 months ago
and you can now get a running car for that
by 350matt
Tue May 12, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: DIY tuning/remapping with mazdaEdit and Openport
Replies: 214
Views: 20805

Re: DIY tuning/remapping with mazdaEdit and Openport

thanks for that Carl
so worth the extra then
and I'll need to VE tune for the supercharger install
by 350matt
Tue May 12, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: DIY tuning/remapping with mazdaEdit and Openport
Replies: 214
Views: 20805

Re: DIY tuning/remapping with mazdaEdit and Openport

possibly not
just wondering how careful do I have to be with where I source the electronics as chances are Tactrix probably buy them from China anyhow....
by 350matt
Tue May 12, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Massive backfire
Replies: 21
Views: 720

Re: Massive backfire

Might also be worth cleaning the MAF sensor while you're there
by 350matt
Sun May 10, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Normal maf sensor reading?
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Normal maf sensor reading?

certainly worth checking
the studs on the manifold certainly suffer over time I have to run a couple of washers under the nut on mine as the lower part of the thread is rusted away
so I needed to move the nut further up the thread so its clamped up OK
by 350matt
Sat May 09, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Normal maf sensor reading?
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Normal maf sensor reading?

yes if there's an exhaust leak before the 1st / primary sensor then this will skew the closed loop function
you can also get a a bit of draw back / suck from the cat joints thats only an inch behind the system

so if the secondary air pipe gasket has failed that would do it
by 350matt
Sat May 09, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: DIY tuning/remapping with mazdaEdit and Openport
Replies: 214
Views: 20805

Re: DIY tuning/remapping with mazdaEdit and Openport

So then Gents I'm about to delve into tuning my Rexi and have a couple of questions 1) do I need to buy the tactrix OBD doofer directly form tactrix in San Francisco ? As it seems to be sold by a number of people such as https://www.amazon.co.uk/C-FUNN-Tactrix-Openport-FLASH-Tunning/dp/B07RBS91LG/re...
by 350matt
Sat May 09, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Normal maf sensor reading?
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Normal maf sensor reading?

I've seen figures of about 5 g/sec on my car too so I don't think thats an issue to get a P0172 this comes from the O2 sensor saying its too rich and the MAF sensor won't really effect that I'd suggest to clean the MAF 1st and then check for exhaust leaks before the O2 sensor as if this has been exp...
by 350matt
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Hi

I'd say to look into sourcing an 2000 -2015 era audi a4 / 6 transmission as they are FWD but with an in-line engine
but cramming this into an mini will be very hard
by 350matt
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: GReddy turbo conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: GReddy turbo conversion

I'm presuming that you have read about the results or lack of them people normally get with a greddy conversion?

what turbo are you planning to use

and I'd say Mazda edit is the way to go to keep all the stock car functionality
by 350matt
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Help - Awful engine grinding
Replies: 33
Views: 1045

Re: Help - Awful engine grinding

I'd agree that alternator sounds the most likely there
if you rev it up does the sound increase in tempo?

pop the belt off when this happens and run it again for few seconds thats an easy test
by 350matt
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: A complete newbie attempts to fix P0171 (pending codes P2096/P2270)
Replies: 21
Views: 786

Re: A complete newbie attempts to fix P0171 (pending codes P2096/P2270)

start with fuel pressure this will show if the pump and reg are working correctly a kit like this makes measuring the pressure easy as it has the same push fit connectors that are on the car https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Fuel-Injection-Gauge-Pressure-Tester-Test-Kit-Car-System-Pump-Tool-Set/3...

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