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  1. Lets get an idea of what sort of money RX-8 owners are paying for insurance, I'll start it off: Age: 34 NCB: 6 years Points: 0 Company: Royal Sun Alliance (thru bestquote.ie) Excess: €200 Cover type: FC Additional named drivers: +1 Premium: €550 CJ
  2. While the bulletins at the link below reference the US model, many will apply to Euro and JDM variants: http://www.finishlineperformance.com/st ... ?pageid=11 CJ
  3. Stick your insurance details in this thread so as others can compare quotes, please use the following format: Car: FD Age: 32 NCB: 1 year (on second policy) Points: 0 Company: XS Direct (thru Britton Insurance brokers) Excess: €4000 :? Cover type: FC Premium: €850 Good idea themach :smt023 CJ
  4. CJ

    Car history

    I threw this together in Excel a while back for power comparisons, how does your car history compare?
  5. See link below (~81Mb PDF) - 1994 Workshop Manual: See link below (~77MB PDF) - 1993 Service Manual
  6. Original thread taken from http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=68640 New to the site? Looking to buy an RX-7? Read these, you'll find the info you're looking for more quickly than waiting for people to reply to a new question: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=339680 http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=27094 See also: Buying an RX-7 (below). **Useful websites, worthy of special mention** www.fd3s.net/index.html http://www.rx7.org/Robinette/ www.maxcooper.com/rx7 www.turborx7.com http://reganrotaryracing.tripod.com/rx7main.htm 5th Gear Synchro Fix: http://mahjik.homestead.com/files/ho...o/synchro.html 20B info: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=59544 http://www.rx7club.com/forumdisplay.php?f=95 A Advice for new owners, suggested modifications, etc... look for the long post by jimlab: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=27094 Aftermarket gauge install into the stock dash cluster: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=199139 Air Separation Tank / AST / Coolant Expansion Tank: Often fails due to heat and pressure. Many people replace them or remove them from the system. http://www.rx7.org/Robinette/coolant_tank.htm http://www.fd3s.net/coolant_tank_elimination.html http://www.rx7store.net/product.asp?0=352&1=353&3=675 Airbox mod (thanks Adam C) http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=121491 Air to Water ( A2W ) Intercooler How to: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=256178 Automotive Electronics info, Toyota-based, but excellent basic information site for learning about how ECUs work, ABS, etc...: www.autoshop101.com Auto to Manual Transmission swap: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=96658 http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=258966 AWS Removal: Accelerated Warm-Up System is what causes your car to idle at ~3000 RPM's when it's super-cold. This heats up the cat converter(s) quickly, but can't be good for the engine. http://www.rotormafia.com/dtc/ B Battery relocation guide (passenger storage bin) w/ photos: http://reganrotaryracing.tripod.com/batrelo.htm http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?p=5577123 Battery Replacement : Hawker Odyssey PC680 , or Optima size 51R http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=341087 Boost Gauge Install: http://www.fd3s.net/boost_gauge_install.html Boost Limitation Switch: Cuts the power of the car for around-town driving, or making the car a bit more controlled for valets, friends, etc... http://www.mantissaconsulting.com/etc/M ... witch.html Boost Restrictor Pills: pill vs. nipple restrictor: http://www.rx7club.com/forum/showthread.php?t=637406 Brake Bleeding: get rid of air bubbles for improved pedal feel and fade resistance. http://www.zeckhausen.com/bleeding_brakes.htm Brake Caliper Rebuild and Repaint: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=388264 Brake Job: how to change pads on all corners. http://www.clubrx.org/default.asp?id...ntent=66&mnu=5 Buying an RX-7 / Buyers Guide / Used Car Shopping: http://rx7.voodoobox.net/infofaq/bguide3g/bguide3g.html http://www.marx7.org/infocenter/faqs/3rd_faq_main.html http://www.fd3s.net/buying.html http://www.rx7.org/Robinette/buyaused.htm http://www.epinions.com/content_92709097092 C Clutch, how to release throwout bearing: Clutch Switch fix: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=495391 Compression Test: http://www.fd3s.net/compression_test.html http://www.rotaryresurrection.com/3r...ion_check.html Coolant Burping Tool/ Radiator Cap Funnel http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=342309 Coolant Flush (with pics): http://www.face2faces.co.uk/RX7/howto/coolflush.htm Coolant hose part numbers: replace all the rubber coolant hoses in your system. http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=331644 Cooling / Radiator Fan Control information: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=385773 Cooling fan modification. Lets you run your fans when you want to run them: http://www.fd3s.net/fan_mod.html http://rx7.voodoobox.net/howto/fanswitch/fanswitch.html Cooling system thermoswitch replacement: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=447606 Cooling system diagram: http://www.autosportracetech.com/RX-7/coolingsystem.htm Cooling system info: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=571088 http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=441967 D Dashpot : dampens the throttle stop, for smoother on/off throttle transition, less backfiring, bucking http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=180123 Design / Styling Concept: Wu-Huang Chin, artist whose design was chosen for the FD3S's styling http://cardesignerart.com/products.aspx?ID=1&f=artistID&v=1&t=i&ttl=artistNa http://cardesignerart.com/products.a...7&openID=C 37 Differential: Stock, Aftermarket, and Custom info: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?p=6538599 Double Throttle removal: http://www.rotormafia.com/dtc/ http://www.rx7.org/Robinette/double_throttle.htm Downpipe Install: http://www.fd3s.net/downpipe_install.html Downpipe / Exhaust Gasket issues: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=150079 Downpipe studs & nuts: factory part numbers, also socket-head screw sizes: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=201768 E ECU Codes: how to pull and interpret diagnostic codes http://www.fd3s.net/engine_codes.html ECU diagram: http://www.autosportracetech.com/RX-7/ecu.htm EGR Blockoff: to simplify, reduce weight, and prevent possible catastrophic failure due to malfunctioning EGR valve (note: many japanese RX-7's don't use EGR valves, including the 99+ models): http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=209485 http://www.rotormafia.com/dtc/ EGR Switch Bypass: the EGR switch is the sensor that causes a check engine light ( code 16 ) when it doesn't detect the EGR valve opening and closing. This sensor tends to fail from heat, and give a false alarm even when the EGR valve is working properly. http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=345468 http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=21848 http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=67757 EGR Test: ensure that the Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve is functioning properly: http://www.fd3s.net/EGR_valve_test.html Emissions / Smog Test Info: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=102707 Emissions / Smog Info http://www.zeroglabs.com/rx7/emissions.htm (denatured alcohol , electric air pump) Engine Components, weighed individually (tons of photos): http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=388361 Engine Housing / Rotor information, weights, interchangeability: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=350315 Engine rebuild (DIY style): http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=506967 Engine removal & installation: http://www.rx7club.com/forum/showthread.php?t=152636 Exhaust system pics/sound/video clips: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=392922 F Factory Service Manuals (FSM): http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=449950 Fan Switch Mod: run your radiator fans anytime you want, for better cooling at low speeds http://www.fd3s.net/fan_mod.html http://rx7.voodoobox.net/howto/fanswitch/fanswitch.html http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=239258 Front Mount Intercooler Installation Guide (thanks TracyRX7) http://flathat.woodstream.net/RX7/Docs/Greddy_FMIC.html Fuel Filter: Change the stock one every 15k miles, to be safe. Helps regain a little smoothness and MPG: http://www.rx7.org/Robinette/fuel_filter_replace.htm http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=272305 more pics here Fuel Leaks or Odor: http://www.rx7club.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=113638 Fuel Pulsation Damper Replacement: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=549019 Fuel Pump Rewiring: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=615964 Fuel Starvation fixes (improvements to stock tank baffling): http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=308038 http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=621927 Full Exhausts (what you need to know): http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?p=5699718 G Gauge Installation info, which wires to tap for illumination: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=239260 Gauges / Stock Water Temp Gauge Linearization: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=252334 Gauge Install: Oil Temp, Water Temp, Boost, DIN panel mount: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=577232 H Headlight motor mod / sleepy eyes http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=351136 Helicoil How-To (repair damaged threads) http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=556805 I Intercooler theory: http://www.bellintercoolers.com/Pages/tech.asp Intercooler/Front mount installation guide (thanks TracyRX7): http://flathat.woodstream.net/RX7/Docs/Greddy_FMIC.html Intercooler/Stock mount installation guide (thanks Gen2n3): http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.ph...43#post5675443 J Japanese '99 Rat's Nest solenoid vacuum " black box " info and photos: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=315993 M Malloy Mazda , Ray Crowe is the parts manager, gives great prices to RX-7 owners, quick shipping: (888) 533-3400 , (703) 490-8170 , fax: (703) 490-3864 , hmkparts@aol.com Manual Boost controller / Greddy Profec B II install & review: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=192249 Manual Boost controller Installation: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=178136 Midpipes and boost control: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?p=5699718 N Non-Sequential Turbo modification: http://www.fd3s.net/non-sequential.html more pics here: http://www.nopistons.com/forums/inde...howtopic=16665 O Odometer repair: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=599220 Oil Cooler cleaning / reconditioning: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=382612 Oil Filter Recommendations: K&N , Purolator PureOne, Mobil1 http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=342624 Oil injectors: different designs 93 vs 94-95: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=327499 Oil Pan Leak fix: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=488739 Oil system diagram: http://www.autosportracetech.com/RX-7/oilsystem.htm O2 Sensors (OEM): www.oxygensensors.com P Paint Codes: http://www.rx7club.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6757184 Parts: buy them here www.mazdatrix.com Parts: Japan vendors: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=484400 Poor Man's Non-Sequential Mod: http://web.archive.org/web/200301091...i.com/id49.htm Power Steering Pump removal: (thanks jimlab) http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=211372 http://www.zeroglabs.com/rx7/psremoval.htm http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=428946 Power Steering Rack Rebuild: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=636037 R Rear Differential bushings how-to: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=455522 Rear Suspension Pillow Ball replacement, fix clunking in rear: http://www.maxcooper.com/rx7/how-to/...lls/index.html Recommended modifications: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.p...69&page=2&pp=15 Reliability Mods: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=41513 http://www.fd3s.net/stages.html http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=27053 << read the post by jimlab http://www.turborx7.com/recomend.htm Reliability mods / $1000 to spend http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=339981 S Sleek light kits: RE Amemiya vs. C-West vs. East Bear: (thanks nickpapagiorgio) http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=46477 Smog Info / Passing Emissions: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=102707 Spark plug photos, with mileage and analysis: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=417119 Spark Plug Replacement: http://home.covad.net/~f2racer/plugsand ... gwires.htm http://robrobinette/sparkplug_wires.htm Suspension bushings removal using hydraulis press: (thanks jimlab) http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=211372 T Throttle Position Sensor ( TPS ) adjustment, fix idle / hesitation problems: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=170731 http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.ph...&highlight=tps Turbocharger Overview: http://www.autosportracetech.com/RX-...erOverview.htm Turbo Rebuild w/ pics: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=272685 Turbo FAQ's, including sourxe of oil in intercooler / intake pipes: http://www.autosportracetech.com/RX-...erOverview.htm Turbo System troubleshooting (Stock Sequential): (thanks spurvo) http://www.autosportracetech.com/RX-7/rx7stuff.htm http://www.autosportracetech.com/RX-...leshooting.htm http://fd3s.net/boost_problems.html ...at high altitude: (thanks LAracer) http://www.geocities.com/laracers_vr..._problems.html http://www.geocities.com/laracers_vr_r1/boost_plots ...with higher than stock boost: http://www.rx7club.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5359517 V Vacuum hose removal tips: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=422528 Vacuum hose replacement how to: (thanks Rated R1) http://rx7.voodoobox.net/howto/vachose/vacjob.html Vacuum hose: solenoid ( rats nest ) removal, lots of photos: http://www.face2faces.co.uk/RX7/howto/ratsnest1.htm Vacuum hose reliabilty test (scientific experiment): Viton vs. Neoprene vs. Silicone (thanks TracyRX7) http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/G...5/hosetest.pdf V8 Swap info: http://www.rx7club.com/forumdisplay.php?f=118 http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=135921 W Wastegate Actuator adjustment / modification: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=369386 Wastegate Porting: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=426526 Water temperature gauge sender: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=247152 Wheels: (stock 'light' vs 'reinforced' version) http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=538438 Wheel Fitment: http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=560921
  7. CJ

    Forum issues

    Jamie, how about a move to phpbb?
  8. The rear light units on the RX-8 tend to suffer from water ingress which leads to condenation on the inside of the light cluster, Mazda has addressed this with an alternative gasket kit (they want €58 +VAT for the pair of foam gaskets!). Has anyone had these gaskets replaced, if so, did it cure the problem? I made and fitted my own gaskets but to no avail, water still gets in (from the boot channels). Service bulletin here: http://www.finishlineperformance.com/pd ... 9-2055.pdf I've drilled holes in the underside of the lights which didn't help, I might have another go later on to see if I get anywhere... CJ
  9. CJ

    Seven's Day Video now online

    Excellent video, I enjoyed watching it, really well done.
  10. CJ

    Number for edgasket

    You have pm
  11. I helped set this site up 7 years ago and at one point, I was pretty active in the community. In more recent times, I have been unable to give Irish Rotary the attention it deserves due to various 'offline' commitments. I want to encourage discussion centred around the future of this community, and more importantly, propose that a new person or team of people step in to take over the reigns. While this is a relatively small site, I believe that it could be much more in the hands of a committed and enthusiastic group. To that end, I want to open the discussion up to you - the members - in an effort to generate ideas on how the community should be maintained and developed into the future. My own thoughts on how this might work are: Open it up for discussion Get feedback Pull together a small group / steering committee to review feedback and come up with a future vision and plan Enact the plan There is another alternative: we leave as is. I'll let the discussion run for a couple of weeks and see what comes back.
  12. Re: A discussion on the Future of Irish Rotary Lifes busy right now and I'm not online all that much. Without further ado, heres what I would like to see happen: I currently own the Irishrotary.com domain name, I would be willing to pass ownership on to someone who has community backing. So far, Jamie appears to have stepped up to the mark in this respect. Next steps: 1. I package up the website and send onto the nominated person, they upload the content to their web hosting environment. 2. The forum is locked down for a couple of days to preserve its content, the database (mySQL) and forum structureis backed up and transferred to the new hosting provider. 3. The DNS name for Irishrotary.com is changed to the IP address of the new hosting provider 4. Irishrotary.com lives again in its current form albeit under new ownership 5. The new owner takes it forward from there.... Jamie, you have pm.
  13. In PDF format: http://www.irishrotary.com/downloads/2_MAINTENANCE.pdf CJ
  14. Available online: http://www.myrotarycar.com/portal/forum ... index.html CJ
  15. Re: A discussion on the Future of Irish Rotary Been a while since I've been on, so busy with other distractions - one of the main reasons I started this thread! Great comments guys and good feedback, in brief, the following statements are spot on and pretty much reflect where I'm at: I don't have the bandwidth / time / inclination to continue to 'admin' the site (I use the term loosely because theres not much administrative effort, to be fair). So I can do one of 2 things: - leave as is and stop by every so often, no real change - step away and hand over the reigns For the former to work, I need another site admin (not a moderator) who is comfortable with learning web forum config and in the ins and outs of user admin, thread and topic admin and the like (basically, reading a manual). For the latter to work, it needs to be handed off to someone or a group with a vested interest in maintaining the future of a community. Option 1 can happen right away if theres the right level of interest. Option 2 probably needs a bit more effort / coordination Option 3 (and I'm playing devils advocate here) is the site gets locked and used as a reference point, everyone moves over to Facebook. Food for thought....
  16. We're selling the Focus, link below to ad, get in touch if interested: http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/4947012
  17. 05 D silver 8 behind me on the M1 offramp this morning, I was in a silver BMW Z4 coupe, any takers?
  18. CJ

    Rotary Image

    Re: Rotary Image What about this? http://www.roadfly.com/features/wp-cont ... utaway.jpg You would need to do some Photoshopping to cut out the background etc.
  19. CJ

    Rotary Meet Summer 2013

    Re: Rotary Meet Summer 2013 Really great work Ian, this looks like an event not to be missed.
  20. CJ

    The youtube thread.

    Re: The youtube thread. The Mazda Fanatics' Dream Garage
  21. Re: How much do you pay for RX-8 insurance? @bradster72 - if I were you, I'd think about editing your previous post. If you're saying what I think you're saying then its of no benefit to you to have this info in the public domain.
  22. Just doing some market research
  23. CJ

    My FD RX-7 Stolen

    Re: My FD RX-7 Stolen Very smart indeed Gav. I note its still got the standard exhaust, not many FDs survived with them intact. The only other change I would make to the exterior is to bang in some clear repeaters and spray the rear side reflectors, otherwise its very much to my taste. I assume you don't have it down Barrow Street direction all that much?
  24. CJ

    Profile page -

    Re: Profile page - What you're referring to is the 'Users send e-mail via board' option which is turned off by default. I would rather not have the forum used as an email relay service, if you want to email people then do it direct. Private messaging is how we communicate one-on-one if required, complicating the board configuration with functionality that will likely receive little use if of no benefit in my view. As always, I'm open to debate on changes to the forum, vote away. I take consensus seriously and will act on the wishes of the masses but just remember that we're not running a democracy either...
  25. CJ

    Profile page -

    Re: Profile page - Its not a bug or an issue - its by design. Its possible to enable the option to display everyones email address in the profile section but you won't thank me for it - you'll all end getting a bunch of spam into your inboxs (spambots crawling the site). Its an all or nothing setting and I don't intend turning on at any point.