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  1. littlefeck

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    I haven't Really. I can easily add one but i didn't like the thought of constantly asking for money from people. I tried adds before and found them to be overly obnoxious for the very little money they generate. I have spent a huge amount of my own personal money to keep the forum alive. (Much more than you'd ever realise) but just didnt have the funds to renew the IPS spam filter license. I cant just renew the spam license, instead I have to renew all the IPS packages at the same time which is €105 alone. The forum costs me €35 a month as its a dedicated server. There is cheaper hosting packages on shared hosting platforms but do not allow you to upgrade back end services like PHP version and so on. As a result of that it would limit my ability to roll out vital security patches. I want to keep the forum alive as its a fantastic resource. We actually get a surprising amount of traffic over a month but very few people actually engage which is the problem.
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    Spam

    Big thank you to anyone who supported this so far. The forum is a non profit site that incurs a significant monthly cost that I pay myself. I just didn't have the spare funds to do the necessary upgraded required to settle down the spam problem once and for all. This is now something i will be sorting pretty soon.
  3. New to group, littlefeck, and found your post on your FD3S no boost after 4500 rpm.  Did you ever find out the issue? I am having same problem.

  4. I originally made up brackets for the new oil coolers but not thinking ahead, they interfered with the front lights. Very simple angle brackets sorted me out. I will still have to secure the bottom of both the oil coolers and intercooler but at least they fit now.
  5. Also I use Mazdaedit as I purchased a pro license several years ago. I recently looked at versatune not long back and it does look quite nice but theres an on going charge for it. If you are planning on keeping the stock ECU and keeping it NA, ill happily give you base maps. Either buy mazdaedit personal or you could ship your ECU to me and I could flash it for you.
  6. @Jacob Kilian, only reason was availability and condition. The housings i got apparently had only 15,000 km on them. If you can find good condition gsle housings then go for it.
  7. Hi @Jacob Kilian, thank you for your reply. I too have always wondered why this is an engine combination that is rarely done. My best guess is that it either gives poorer than expected dyno results or is extremely unreliable! Time will tell. As previously said, one of our members here ( @Bradyy works for Shaddow rotary in Ireland) has completed a normally aspirated hybrid engine. He too cut the rotors for deeper FD seals but had issues at first where he would spin rotor bearings. Since then he had the rotating assembly balanced and hasnt had an issue since. He went for a half bridge on the intake and blocked all side exhaust ports at the manifold. He had to do a small modification to the right hand side engine mount as the upper bolt interfered with the exhaust manifold stud. His car is still running the stock electrical system including ecu that we just remapped with mazdaedit. With the new exhaust ports we found his car to run very lean in the higher revs but it was easy enough to remedy. We only road tuned his car so unfortunately dont have dyno figures (unless he dyno'd it since then) but the car is noticeably quicker. The biggest challenge we face is the cars are right hand drive and the steering column makes routing the exhaust extremely difficult. I hope to push forward with this build as much as possible but with a full time job, a newborn added to the family and lack of proper garage, its going to take a while. I have most of the bits I need to complete so I just need time!
  8. I need an adapter for an electric water pump that also has an alternator mount. Billet boss have one but its very expensive. I know of someone with access to a mill but wanted to test my idea first. I have a 3d printer to hand so printed up a quick mock up.
  9. As I'm using FC housings there is holes in the housing that allow coolant into the intake manifold. Since this is not required, i had to install some 20mm freeze plugs. I added a small amount of dirko sealant and pressed them in.
  10. I went to drill out the front iron to install the turbo oil feed. As i was drilling i realised it was only a brass plug pressed in which easily fell out. Unfortunately i had planned to tap a 12mm thread. Now i have to order a larger tap!
  11. all my rotating assembly came back! Absolutely delighted!
  12. Got to clean up the old block a bit and lowered it into the car. Also tested the new engine mount setup. The mount needs to be raised a little to allow the engine to sit level.
  13. I picked up a standard 6 port engine of unkown condition and it appears to have compression. My plan is to stick this in the car to wrap up all the wiring and test various ECU functions without fear of blowing an expensive engine.
  14. Got the Irons painted with several coats of engine enamel.
  15. @John Ortiz Luis, @Bradyy has completed what you are attempting. He used FD housings and got them machined for the o rings. Car runs really well on stock ECU and we simply remapped it with mazda edit. As a result it will pass the smog test for you. He blocked the side exhaust ports.
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