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  1. 6 points
    Back in the saddle again! Or as Willie Nelson sings “On the road again…!” Well to finish of this topics heading, it was all down do a badly rebuilt engine lasting only 12,776 miles. I did get to educate myself a lot over the past few months about how everything inside the engine bay is connected and gave me a change to remove and clean out various parts that I’d never done before i.e. SSV, VDI, Injectors, Throttle Body, Fuel Pump etc., and testing the ECU connectors all in vain trying to diagnose the problem. Anyway, I now have a newly rebuilt and ported engine done by the Rotary Master Engineers at Shadow Rotary, Anthony and Eoin. These two guys are the most knowledgeable, information sharing and friendliest. They explain everything you need to know and more. Not only did the guys rebuild and port my engine, but they also removed unnecessary parts of the VFAD system. Also re-routed the coolant lines so it no longer flows through the Throttle Body as it is not necessary, as we do not get artic weather conditions here. Why have hot coolant running around the Throttle Body housing warming the airflow through it…cold airflow is the best. The lads also changed the front brake pads to the new pads I had sitting in the boot for the past 6 month I never go around to replacing myself. They also polished everything. Here is an example of the polished Throttle Body and Alternator. WOW! Now that was unexpected. Shadow Rotary are the best as many owners out there can testify to this. Accept No Substitute! I did back in July 2015 and it was costly and disappointing. So to end, I hope this topic was informative and entertaining to all, as it was for me. BRAP! BRAP! ZOOM! ZOOM! P.S. Did I mention Shadow Rotary!
  2. 5 points
    podge

    Rotary Garages & Mechanics List

    I'd have to +1 on this, as I've also gotten a build from the same builder as Chazz based directly off the feedback here. No issues yet (2 months later) but time (and a Shadow visit soon hopefully) will tell.
  3. 5 points
    Aido 8

    Rotary Garages & Mechanics List

    Ok so is it at all possible that this thread could be reviewed and updated. I think some of the findings on the 31st of May were very disturbing and damaging to the reputation of our beloved rotaries, and if that wasn't bad enough more findings were found again on the 19th of July . So all I'm a afraid off and surely others is that someone looking for a rebuild will see this thread and will think this guy must be ok as he is recommended on here. Just trying to help minimise what happened to Chazz if we can at all. . Surely this can't be a hard thing to ask as it surely needs to be looked into??, please and thanks. Regards a very sad rotor bro
  4. 5 points
    glad to see your getting sorted finally chazz, the lads do top notch work , as for that build... holy shit.. i mean leaving out stuff, using incorrect seals, wrong type weighted shafts and rotors , spurious apex seals etc.. etc.. thats just awful, literally thrown together with bits of shit around the garage with the 'that'll do' mentality, ive been to his garage and he does quite a bit of work on rx7s and rx8's, which is a shame because it gives rotary engines a very bad name when built like this, not to mention ripping people off, im a sparks and usually tradesmen garauntee there work for 6-12months after completion but if a house/building burnt down after 18 months due to my faulty wiring id be looking at a prison sentence i definatly think a stern phonecall is in order, the effort you put in trying to solve your issues thinking it couldnt be the engine its only recently rebuilt was incredible, atleast now its been looked after by lads who share the same passion as we do for our cars, its a tough lesson learned, now you can throughly enjoy a proper built rx8.. and as dara(rex ruther) says... port the shit out of it
  5. 4 points
    REX_Racing

    HELLOO From Scotland :D

    Hi Guys, My name is Gavin. Been doing this rotary malark for 8 years or so. No professional by far just as a hobby. build, port, map, do everything myself. bought the car as a scrapper fro £200 in 2009 and been playing with it ever since. Its been a drift car, a drag car and currently track car, has been 260bhp, 420bhp, 502bhp 570bhp 695bhp and latest setup back down to 450bhp.. just perfect for an fd imo. anyway look forward to meeting some new rotary heads. much love Gav
  6. 3 points
    Absolutely tremendous news Carl delighted for yah chapie . All the heart ache that other engine caused you is a distant memory now aye. This new ported engine will give you a greater motivation and enthusiasm for the car as I'm sure you are feeling now. And Yah won't be long joining myself and Richie in the 300 mile club that's a promise mate
  7. 3 points
    L'eSkro

    L'e$kro's JDM RX8 6 speed

    I had a "R3 spec" starter even before I had a rx8: And I also swapped the leading coils for spare ones, to see if the car would pull better, as I find it a little slow, although it doesn't cut/misfire noticeably. The ones in the car (on the right) look quite new and are C stamped, but may not be original Mazdas? I've also swapped the leads for Magnecor ones I got cheap: I took the car for a spin around the block: it starts very easily on the new starter, even when the car is warm. The car doesn't seem to pull better through the rev range though. At least now that it starts easily when hot, I can possibly drive it this winter... Nico
  8. 3 points
    Just catching up on this thread, sorry to read about your troubles chazz, that looks like an awful build. At least you're on the right path now but the amount of hours you've put in trying to diagnose the problem is unbelievable, most people would have given up ages ago! I think you should demand that the builder coughs up some cash, for your time at least. You seem pretty calm about it but I think I'd be threatening legal action. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. 2 points
    Dartz

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    I'm getting nervous. I serviced the car 2 weeks ago with new sparkplugs and oil. It's getting 20% better fuel economy. It's actually achieving fuiel 'economy' rather than just fuel consumption. It's going to fucking grenade, isn't it?
  10. 2 points
    Aido 8

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Just found out my baby is in Hayward Rotary , but it will be a few weeks before work can commence on it as he is booked up till september
  11. 2 points
    Rex Ruthor

    Needs must - for now

    Sold - best of luck to the new owner
  12. 2 points
    Good man @Chazz , I believe it was Anthony who got the street port done on yours this time tho.. and an excellent job he did. He can work miracles with those hands
  13. 2 points
    Delighted you're sorted man, happy rotoring and enjoy that ported goodness !!!! (After the break in period of course)
  14. 2 points
    RichieDC

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Today was eventful! Got up to Shadow just in time to meet the one and only Carl.. aka chazz , who was there to pick up his fantastic example of an 8. Built, ported and gleaming. Man she sounded sweet. Hot start on the button with just 2km on the new block! I also got my brake replaced all round, the brake fluid flushed and refilled with dot 5.1, braided goodridge brake lines front and back fitted, and a new HEL clutch line too. Stopping powaahhh!! Quickest stopper on the block now lol
  15. 2 points
    seanmcg

    Rotary Garages & Mechanics List

    stick it on a trailer, pay the extra 100ish and get it done by shadow,
  16. 2 points
    So got me into the club today
  17. 2 points
    Aido 8

    Curious

    I have done some long runs with the 8 recently like Sligo to Kiristown and then around Dublin for a few days and then back to Sligo so the rx8 has picked up on mpg Filled the 8 with petrol and did 80 miles on the motorway, then about 12 by 5 mile round trips, then maybe 4 by 29 mile mile trips and other small runs so Im on 274 miles and the petrol light is about to come on. My question is would at worst there be about10 mile left in the tank when the light comes on?, I have a plan So what do ye think at worst is left miles wise in the tank ? Oh if I make 300 miles on what is left I will post some pics as I have taken a few
  18. 2 points
    TheLedge

    Curious

    I've done 30 miles on A1 with light on before i chickened out and put in a squirt of 95 ron in.
  19. 2 points
    Dartz

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    New Sparkplgs. New Oil Filter. Fresh fill of 15W40 Rock and roll. Not to bad for 30k.... ash comes off cleanly.
  20. 2 points
    My only input after catching up is I'm both heartbroken for ya Carl but at the same time relieved that there's no more wasting of your own time. The guys here are spot on tho. A stern phone call back to the builder, and further follow up if no compensation is offered. That's an incredible list of inappropriate and unsuitable parts used. And +1000000 on the porting comment. You won't know her when she's done right
  21. 2 points
    like I said Carl, its onwards and upwards now and + 1 on the porting big time
  22. 2 points
    Shit, terrible news Chazz. At least you know you are at the right place to get it done proper this time. With Shadows craftsmanship and all the cleaning you done last month it will be like a brand new motor when you get it back
  23. 2 points
    Port the shit out of it !!!
  24. 2 points
    Cheers guys![emoji106] Anthony and Eoin are gonna put it right. The two guys are the best this side and the other side of Tokyo [emoji41] It was great to see them tear down the engine bit by bit. Takes no time at all to do that part. Anthony was right when he told me they like customers to come out and see them tear down the engine so as you can see firsthand what has gone wrong internally. By the time I was leaving Nicola Egan offered to give the guys a hand on cleaning down my salvageable parts. She had a similar problem as mine with apex seals and springs. Anyway the guys will let me know sometime tomorrow what the time frame and cost. I think I'm getting it ported too [emoji12] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. 2 points
    Jaysus, the facts speak for themselves alright. Hope you're rotoring again soon!
  26. 2 points
    That's fucking terrible @Chazz I'd seriously be taking this up with the 'rebuilder' at least you'll know it's being done right this time round
  27. 2 points
    Fuck lad that's bad. Serious chatter on the housings. If there's anything I can help out with just let me know. You can see the length of the apex springs don't match the seals. Gutted for you.
  28. 2 points
    Yesterday Anthony gutted the cat for me, butt dyno says good things and much better noises but a bit annoyed I only got a little over 2 years out of it, I blame my faulty BHR coil in January. Compression test too, which I was dreading at 80000 miles but delighted with the numbers- 6.2, 8.6 and 8.8 front rotor, 6.95, 7 and 6.95 rear rotor. Hoping a bit of cataclean and some more Italian tuning will dislodge some carbon on the low face. Better results than 4 years ago, phew! The rear bearing is looking a bit damp so we're going to do some preventative maintenance and replace it as it's a relatively easy job. Front bearing looking good from the outside so hopefully this will stave off a rebuild in the near future. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  29. 2 points
    Dartz

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    It's on the long list of things to be done. Next may end up being the thermostat. Was up in Mondello today. Melted the tyres, smoked the brakes and boiled the petrol (causing a bastard of a Misfire which convinced me to cut the day short lest the engine follow). Was still bubbling when I drove it to the Maxol.... Was one hot bloody day. Real car killer. Spent the entire thing driving on the temperature gauge between 98 and 102.... Tein suspension was fucking amazing. And glad the brakes were done.
  30. 1 point
    laned3

    Hose clip pliers.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BERGEN-Clic-R-Clicr-Type-Pliers-Hose-Clamp-Collar-Clips-Swivel-Drive-Shafts-CV-/301641351949?epid=2038516195&hash=item463b39c30d:g:GREAAOSwNSxVXu0M Thought I'd post this up as there is a tool for removing the retaining clips on the boost and vac lines. Bergen are a cheap and decent brand but there's plenty of choices and u can get remote cable operated ones. worth having for working in the engine bay of an RX7 anyway
  31. 1 point
    Baz

    Mazda RX-7 FD3S Track Car

    Mazda RX-7 FD3S Track Car Sold Sold Sold
  32. 1 point
    Aido 8

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Sorry about this guys, I should have said that these are not for sale
  33. 1 point
    Rex Ruthor

    Needs must - for now

    Fear not Chazz, I'll be back in an 8 soon no doubt - that's assuming this one sells !!!
  34. 1 point
    Davy Pickard

    New RX7 Owner

    Hi, I've recently bought a 94 fd in Japan after wanting one for years. Can't wait for it to get here. It has a few nice mods done by the owner in Japan. Not really a fan of the Mazdaspeed rear spoiler so it may be for sale when it gets here.
  35. 1 point
    Aido 8

    Needs must - for now

    Wow someone is going to get a belter of a car, really didn't see this coming with the new tyres ,new springs, brakes ,clutch, flywheel, exhaust, map, other bits so I thought she was a keeper so sorry to see this Dara. But in the same breath at least you have the 7 to keep the addiction satisfied .
  36. 1 point
    It must be, because this is where I got the details for Autoline lol. And seen your post so I said ill chance it.
  37. 1 point
    littlefeck

    Needs must - for now

    Sorry to see this go but we'll looked after example if someone is looking.
  38. 1 point
    Rex Ruthor

    Rotary Garages & Mechanics List

    Drop a text or sent Anthony Grumley a message on Facebook - they're usually just up the walls busy
  39. 1 point
    cianc

    Rotary Garages & Mechanics List

    If only they'd answer their mobiles, Eoin's seems to be off all the time, and the other rings out...
  40. 1 point
    Aido 8

    Curious

    Thanks, had a 24mile round trip this morning so took the easy option and filled up the jerry can on route just in case. Had to make the journey a little longer just to get up the remaining miles but she made it into the 300 mile club, delighted so will post pics later @Chazz Yes Carl It did enter my mind alright about the fuel pump so if it looked like I was going to run out of petrol for a second, I was just going to call it off. I will tell you this when Shadow rebuilds and ports yours I have no doubt she will make into the 300 mile club. My car is going fine thanks, but I texted Carl Hayward about it and before I had left the phone down he was ringing me. He said to get it over to him and it will be running better than ever lol, top man. Hayward's warranty is 30,000 miles or 3 years whichever comes first so I only will be out of pocket with the trip which we will make the most out of it anyways
  41. 1 point
    Chazz

    Curious

    @Aido8 (Aidan), when the petrol light comes on for the first time you'll have between 11 & 13 litres in the tank. I checked it out in the US forum about 2 years ago as I'm a curious fecker[emoji23] I wanted to get into the 300 mile club but never made it. I gave up on the idea of running it so low just to get into the 300 club, 'cause the fuel pump itself is submerged in the left side of the tank. If you run it till she almost dry there is ever possibility you burn out the fuel pump. That's what I thought I'd done when my RX8 had issues starting but we all now know it was because of a bad engine rebuild. Anyway, to answer your question, I'd say you'd have approx 50 more Kilometres to travel once the fuel light comes on. That's the most I've pushed it. [emoji33] By the way how's your engine? Anthony and Nicola were telling me you had a possible side seal issue on the race track at the 50th Anniversary. [emoji85] Hope it's not a to expensive repair. [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  42. 1 point
    Aido 8

    Newbie

    Well I cant remember much that I'm sure about TBH as its awhile now sorry. You have it now and its a lovely car so do listen to Dara as he will give you good sound honest advice. @MARKSRX08 If I have a intake elbow I will pm you
  43. 1 point
    Aido 8

    Newbie

    Hi welcome to the forum,she looks very well, did you buy it in Cork by any chance
  44. 1 point
    @Dartz, sure was but could have been just pure luck. It could have crapped out at any time. You would have to see the state of the engine in person to really appreciate the full picture. I'm surprised the engine didn't go off like a grenade at some point. [emoji12][emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  45. 1 point
    lol your going to have to do better than that to wind me up, but I will tell you what's not fair is putting parts in the renesis that was not designed to be put in there which you can see on the previous page for which is confirmation enough for anyone I would have thought. Also when it doesn't happen to one self you don't feel as pissed, but I feel pissed in the knowledge of knowing other rotor heads have paid for a proper rebuild that they did not simply get ,and of course it is another reason the rotary gets a bad name, I call it cowboy builds cant see why it brought out one of your rear posts, never mind what's been written after you quoted me Thanks
  46. 1 point
    L'eSkro

    L'e$kro's JDM RX8 6 speed

    Not much happening with this, just gave it a wash before bird shit settles.. Also, ripped out the sound deadening from the bay.. Nico
  47. 1 point
    My car here:
  48. 1 point
    Jimmy

    BHP Ireland Meet

    Hey guys! Great turn out the other night, was great to see some of the other RX8s that are around. Here are some pics of the meet. Jimmy h Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  49. 1 point
    L'eSkro

    bought an rx7, any tips welcome

    I agree with MCON on this one. Both seem to have the same turbine wheel, but the second one has a massive turbine housing, even for a rotary. The bigger inducer on the compressor wheel would definitely flow more air at same boost level. Which brings me to the following: How come that seller rates 2 different turbos for the same power rating? The model name also looks like a Donedeal advert, with different model names from Garrett thrown in for good measure. I'm surprised they didn't add "L@@K!!!" . Bottom line being: these are obviously not made by Garrett, and while they would probably create some sort of boost for a while, it's a bit of a gamble. Not saying you should invest in a 2k€ turbo instead, but I'd rather have a used Holset than a new Chinese Garrett anyday! EDIT: Just saw the links you posted before about the "T70" turbos. I'd stay away from these personally.. 500hp worth of air on a piston engine is not 500hp worth of air in a rotary. You need something that flows 750hp (or about 75lbs/min) to make 500hp. The S366 will get you there, however the new "aftermarket" one you posted is not stamped "Borg Warner", the manufacturer of that model. They definitely look better than the shiny poor alloy used on the other ones though. Nico
  50. 1 point
    ducman77

    Old school rotaries New Zealand

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=rela ... B_xCixXyNE
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