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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #75 on: August 11, 2017, 11:04:52 AM »
The 350z is a brilliant car was always a dream car of mine, such a smooth ride and power whenever u need it and handled so well. Had her for nearly 5 years sold it for 3500,

People dont usually like buying them with 100k on the clock or more so there is alot of bargains out there.

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #76 on: August 11, 2017, 11:10:16 AM »
If fd prices keep rising ...ill be  buying 1 to track and restore the fd ..rotary only track events once or twice a year and try n drive it slower than i do now....lol

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #77 on: August 11, 2017, 12:04:45 PM »
For sure the rx7 will only rise in price now a clean oem one will fetch a premium in a few years. The 350z has hit rock bottom prices now .

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #78 on: August 14, 2017, 02:00:15 PM »
Cars been dropped off at rx motors to have fuel filter, gearbox oil change and some faults looking at, also if i manage to find an apexi fit that and set it up for me.
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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #79 on: August 15, 2017, 10:52:18 AM »
Apexi ecu bought this morning and will be on route to tim asap :)

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #80 on: September 13, 2017, 12:54:05 PM »
Got the car back and took her for a drive down to cheddar, dam this thing feels fast now, its just on the apexi base map at the moment as i do less then 30 miles a week init anyway so should be ok untill next year
When i have the engine rebuilt and then mapped .

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #81 on: September 13, 2017, 04:13:38 PM »
Good to hear you and the car are happy

(re-sized the pics for you)
All the best Clive

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #82 on: September 13, 2017, 04:17:31 PM »
Thanks :)

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #83 on: September 13, 2017, 05:50:37 PM »
Happy days....bet she sounded nice down through the gorge...used to love taking my Fireblade down and up and down and up lol :13:
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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #84 on: September 13, 2017, 06:29:38 PM »
Oo yes she sounded so nice and felt so fast. Still got a couple of issues with it though.

Cut out on me twice now when im just idling at a stand still, also the heat exhaust light will light up for a couple of seconds then go off.

Am i right in thinking this is the apexis way to say theres a fault  somewhere ?

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #85 on: September 13, 2017, 06:34:59 PM »
When it cuts out is it still warming up? Mine may cut out once when driving whilst warming up  at junction etc it rights at the end of the warm up cycle when revs drop...but once warm will never do it.

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #86 on: September 13, 2017, 06:41:58 PM »
Around 10 minutes driving id say it was before it cut out While i was edging forward in traffic.

Such an awesome car though im guna live with the issues for a bit so i can just drive it  :)

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #87 on: September 21, 2017, 03:34:12 PM »
Been driving the car to work and noticed the water dropping, recon ive got a water leak somewhere as theres no white smoke on startup , no bubbling of the coolant and no smoke while im driving either

The passenger footwell is wet though . Could the heater core be dripping as its been sat 8 years maybe degraded ?

Ive checked all other pipework ect cant see anything unusual .


What do you guys think?

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #88 on: September 21, 2017, 04:30:14 PM »
Where on Bath are you? I know of only me and 2 other rx7 s in bath. They are all awesome btw but 2 need rebuilds unfortunately. Mine s running ok mind!

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #89 on: September 21, 2017, 04:58:06 PM »
I live in paulton, near radstock/midsomer norton, often see a black rx7 driving around and also a white time attack looking one driving about.


I dont mind having the engine built as its within my budget but i dont feel the water seals are gone as none of the common signs are there .