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Hi just bought a 1991 Mazda Rx7! Its been sat since 2012 and does need a fair bit of work ! The oreviosu owner said he stopped driving it as it was down on compression , anyone know where I could get a rebuild done in or near Dublin ? Also is there anyone breaking an Rx7 ? Heres a photo of the car , collected her today ! cheers
Soooo I have a feeling the bearing is gone in my turbo. I should have inspected it before now before mounting it to the engine. There is an awful lot of play in the shaft. There was never an issue before I stripped the block but it could have been coming. Stock FC turbo is HT18s-2S. Who would I get to rebuild it? Cheers
I recently had my rx8 engine rebuild complete at Shadow. I wanted to do a short write up to share what happened, why and give a shout out to the lads for their great work. First off, I can't say enough good things about Eoin and Anthony over at shadow. Honestly, they are superb! They kept me informed and up to date throughout the whole process, and worked their arses off to get me back, not just motoring, but in what feels like a new car! They clearly love rotaries, but it seems equally important for them to send customers home happy! Here's just a little outline of the baseline, what rebuild was done, and my impression: Car Stats: Year: 2005 Model: 192 5-speed Mileage: 119,000KM Existing mods: see my signature Baseline Symptoms and Diagnosis Car was shutting down when hot and at a stop. Loss of power on pulls What i can only describe as ‘grumbly’ noises at idle and rumbles when driving Heavy HEAVY clutch… really heavy Compression test: Front: 5.2/5.2/5.8 @ 250 rpm and 82 degrees Rear: 6.8/5.4/5.9 @ 252 rpm and 79 degrees Once stripped the lads found: Lots of carbon build up in the exhaust ports (possibly 30% coverage on the outlet) A nasty SSV Thrust washers were gone Bearings down to the copper Clutch was on it's last legs Oil cooler pipe damaged Front and rear rotor housings not salvageable Rebuild Summary Full engine rebuild: seals etc Front and rear housings replaced Thrust washers bearings replaced Oil mods done New exedy clutch Oil cooler pipe replaced Run in time: 1500KM not going above 4500 RPM Rebuild findings First impressions: Like a car I have never owned before. The lads reckoned the issues were starting to manifest themselves since I got it, but that my maintenance (thanks to the info and people on this forum) kept the inevitable at bay for the bulk of my ownership Throttle is so much more responsive, engine is so much more smoother and there’s tonnes of power even not going above 4500k. I always put my lack of power on the bottom end down to the lack of torque, but I guess I was just blindsided by the issues the car was having I knew there was a sticky SSV due to a hesitation at the 4-5 band. I can't test that yet but so far feels very smooth. Clutch replacement was well overdue, I shouldn’t have waited so long, makes a helluva difference I'll post an update after the run in time. I can only say that if you have the war chest and need to do a rebuild, then do it. You won't regret. I've a new found love for the car again, honestly. Here's some pics - not in any particular order. I hope Anthony don't mind me sharing