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  1. Dartz

    1 -> 2 gear grinding at high rpms

    Sounds like a dragging clutch. Although your clutch will stink if you ride it too much and it gets hot. That said, 1st to 2nd is a big jump with a big speed differential in gears. At high revs it can be very tough on the syncros. IIRC, Mazda even specifically advises against doing it in the manual. If it's really fucked and the clutch is fine you might have to double-clutch it because the syncro's gone.
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    FrankenBastard RX8 Turbo Build Thread

    Probably a stupid question, but how did you get the housings to go together..... I thought the water seal location changed between the REW and the Renny?
  3. Dartz

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Replacement engine is in courtest of Shadow Rotary Running well. Spark plugs came out of the old engine. One of them, missing an important piece. That's a different way to go I think. There were other things wrong with it - a leaking oil seal and some nice corrosion on the sump, but if that broke loose inside it's either gone straight out the back, or gone for a spin. Aside from being a bit noisy, it ran normally. It never had starting problems. And it's fresh since there's no ash where the electrode was, but 25k worth everywhere else. Now to see if the photographs come out.
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    Rough Idle Fault code

    It could be an exhaust or air leak causing the system to get confused.
  5. Dartz

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    I've had tools go missing from my drive before when I turned my back - and that's on a job I can finish in 2-3 hours. It's not something I can attempt myself, and I can't get in touch with those who can. No phone answers, it seems.
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    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Needs the old enging out, the fuel injectors and engine loom swapped, and the replacement in. Or to be owned by someone not stuck on the minimum.
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    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    I have an engine and a car and no way to combine them. Neither time, nor money. So it goes. Time to put both into stasis for a bit. Find some cheap coolant to preserve the transplant
  8. Dartz

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    It's already parked. Only ran it to try and catch the noise and be sure I wasn't imagining things. It probably hasn't failed yet, but is very close to doing it.
  9. Dartz

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Doesn't change with the clutch. It's inside the block, and it's in time with the engine, and it's there whether the clutch is pushed or not. I like this car a lot. It really does deserve someone who isn't me.
  10. Dartz

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    The gearbox has always been noisy since before I bought it. Actually thought it was normal from some places. I've got a better video of it. It's definitely inside the engine and independant of the gearbox.
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    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Yeah. This does not sound like a loose shield.... it's not sledgehammering yet ;/
  12. Dartz

    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    If it is let go it's probably my fault for letting it. About all I could afford to do was keep fresh oil and the like in it and even then had to put changing it out until the weather on a weekend let me. There's a lot of little things that probably needed to be addressed but I just couldn't because of work/weather/money. It's had a condensation problem for a while but the coolant level hasn't twitched so I figured it was the weathers. It's odd that it started after going back to 10W40, after a long time on 15. If I take the oil filter and sump plug out that should tell the tale. If there's swarf in there it's gone. It's still making good power. Starts fine. Runs fine. No problems revving. Isn't doing the sledghammer thing yet. Which makes me think either it's the first symptom, or possibly something else.
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    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    May have spoken too soon about the 160k thing... There's an ominous growl noise from the engine in time with the revs - especially noticeable on a closed throttle. Could also have blown the exhaust - but it's only noticeable on a closed throttle. I've 200 quid in the bank!
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    What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    I honestly don't know. I may just take the engine out, post it to Mazda and leave it with a note saying '160km survivor, please use for rotary breeding purposes' or something. I'd like to keep it going - at least until I can fit in an Mx-5. I did enjoy that when I drove it - I just didn't fat in it.