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by Jeags
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Engine teardown, do I dare?
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: Engine teardown, do I dare?

Right! Thought I had a 54mm socket, turns out the biggest I've got is a 53, typical! Will probably order one but the cheapest I can find is £20 for one socket which is hard to swallow since I'll only be using it once probably. Anyway, thought I'd open the sump to inspect it and pleasantly surprised ...
by Jeags
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Engine teardown, do I dare?
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: Engine teardown, do I dare?

So made a start yet? Sadly not yet, been doing bodywork on the mx-5. It's taken me 3 days and countless resprays and tubs of G3 paste, but it's finally done! Will be making a start hopefully this week, just attending to a bit of the mx-5 interior since it's my daily at the moment. Sent from my CLT-...
by Jeags
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Engine teardown, do I dare?
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: Engine teardown, do I dare?

qwakers wrote:ask RRP :D
Right, didn't realise they offer that? [emoji23] Cheers

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by Jeags
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Engine teardown, do I dare?
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: Engine teardown, do I dare?

Don’t forget you can have housings machined but irons are still a no go for recovery. I thought that the general consensus was that the chrome plating was too thin on them so they couldn't be machined? Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk Mazda could not keep up with the supply of housings for the I...
by Jeags
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Engine teardown, do I dare?
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: Engine teardown, do I dare?

I'm not saying that finding a good engine in a breaker is likely, just that it's possible. Many trusted rotary re-builders buy-in used engines in a hope of finding parts that are reusable. Sometimes they find that nothing is... Yeah, I get what you mean. With me being an apprentice, money is still ...
by Jeags
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Engine teardown, do I dare?
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: Engine teardown, do I dare?

ChrisHolmes wrote:Don’t forget you can have housings machined but irons are still a no go for recovery.
I thought that the general consensus was that the chrome plating was too thin on them so they couldn't be machined?

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by Jeags
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Engine teardown, do I dare?
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: Engine teardown, do I dare?

Buy a spare engine from a breaker, you might even find that it wasn't "broken" at all, inside. A few members have been lucky enough to buy complete cars with "a blown engine" only to find a simple fault like a couple of coils, or a duff ESS, or a massive burp from an oil overfill. People, especiall...
by Jeags
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Engine teardown, do I dare?
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: Engine teardown, do I dare?

Drop dawyne a email and ask if it’s alright I you strip the engine down. He may want to strip it down his self. I’m guessing they work on other cars at Silver Fern judging by they web site blurb. Machining: Major components are machined to O.E drawing specification tolerances. The cylinder blocks a...
by Jeags
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Engine teardown, do I dare?
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: Engine teardown, do I dare?

...and that's the other challenge. However much force you put on the nut, you need to brace the engine. The bulk of the engine simply isn't enough, unless you have access to a massive impact gun, otherwise the leverage required, will have everything, including you in a heap on the floor. Yeah, I'll...
by Jeags
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Engine teardown, do I dare?
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: Engine teardown, do I dare?

qwakers wrote:slup, fall and crack yer nut open?
Small price to pay for a rebuilt engine! "He who dares wins, Rodney!"

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by Jeags
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Engine teardown, do I dare?
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: Engine teardown, do I dare?

Yorindesarin wrote:Take breaker bar, attach X length of pipe. Infinite leverage at will. Profit.
Great! What could go wrong?!

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by Jeags
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Engine teardown, do I dare?
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: Engine teardown, do I dare?

well yes it probably will, you'll just need to add a bit of mechanical advantage... a scaffold pole works well... Right, think it's worth attempting then before I die of boredom? More than happy to have a go, but would rather try and prevent any irreversible damage I could cause! Cheers. Sent from ...
by Jeags
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Engine teardown, do I dare?
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: Engine teardown, do I dare?

how massive... ive got a 6ft 1” drive and that was only just enough... Ah, may not be as big as I thought then! I've got a teng tools one. I think this off the top of my head! https://www.toolstoday.co.uk/teng-tools-3-4-drive-19-flex-handle-locking-m340070s-c?gclid=CjwKCAjw3-bzBRBhEiwAgnnLCvWWWGLkE...
by Jeags
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Engine teardown, do I dare?
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: Engine teardown, do I dare?

qwakers wrote:or.. make a locking tool for the ess and get out the mahoosive breaker bar, :)
I am willing to give it a go, I'm only 8 hours into lockdown and I can't stop thinking about it! I do have a Massive breaker bar!

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by Jeags
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Engine teardown, do I dare?
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: Engine teardown, do I dare?

That depend hugely on you definition of "basic everyday tools" In most people's definition the answer is a clear "No", as you'd fail to get the nuts off the eccentric shaft, without which it's not coming apart. See here https://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=60547 for further re...
by Jeags
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Engine teardown, do I dare?
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Engine teardown, do I dare?

Hi all, As you may know, I haven't had the best luck when it comes to RX-8 ownership so far. However, hopefully that'll change soon! Long story short, bought the car, sat for a few months, driven well for a couple of weeks, then went south very quickly (hot start issue emerged and engine failure a c...
by Jeags
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: MX-5 boot lid condensation
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: MX-5 boot lid condensation

Here is a photo of it by the way!Image

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by Jeags
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: MX-5 boot lid condensation
Replies: 3
Views: 239

MX-5 boot lid condensation

Hi all, While the 8 is getting sorted (i.e. waiting for Silver Fern to be ready to inspect and rebuild the engine hopefully!), I am daily driving a mk 2.5 MX-5 Euphonic, as it was cheap and relatively fun to drive. I'm really happy with it appart from the constant condensation that forms on the boot...
by Jeags
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: And the compression results are in...
Replies: 115
Views: 3924

Re: And the compression results are in...

Thanks very much for the offer, really appreciate it! Since I've already had silver fern involved in the previous engine I bought, I think it's the best to stick with them if possible as they have the other pieces of my engine I need! I will in the future look to attend all the meet-up's I can, but ...
by Jeags
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: And the compression results are in...
Replies: 115
Views: 3924

Re: And the compression results are in...

Update: The engine is now out and ancillaries stripped so I have a bare block. Surprisingly achievable with some patience and a block and tackle! Was hoping to get the guys at silver fern to disassemble the block and inspect it but they are moving soon due to rent rates sometime around March they ho...
by Jeags
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Easiest way to take out engine?
Replies: 16
Views: 523

Re: Easiest way to take out engine?

Right, cheers for all the info as usual! I think I'll attempt to pull her out the top next weekend with a block and tackle. Will keep you all posted.

Cheers,

Joe

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by Jeags
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Easiest way to take out engine?
Replies: 16
Views: 523

Re: Easiest way to take out engine?

I'm mainly following the guide on rx8club.com as well as the odd YouTube video if I get stuck!

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by Jeags
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Easiest way to take out engine?
Replies: 16
Views: 523

Easiest way to take out engine?

Hi all, I am in the process of taking my dead engine out of the 8 and have made good progress this weekend. I should be at a stage to take it out next weekend, which leads on to my question. I have been thinking how I'm actually going to physically get the engine out of the car and have had a few th...
by Jeags
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: And the compression results are in...
Replies: 115
Views: 3924

Re: And the compression results are in...

Yeah, cheers for that. I'll have a go in the new year I think. I'm hoping I can use a block & tackle hoist to get the engine out as it's in the garage so I can use the roof trusses. The only tricky bit according to Dwayne is the ECU. Apparently it's tricky to get out? I'm not too sure why though! Se...
by Jeags
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: And the compression results are in...
Replies: 115
Views: 3924

Re: And the compression results are in...

I have already had a quick look at these and I think it's possible, however I'm not sure if I'm over optimistic!

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