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2nd generation RX-7's / Hive mind trouble-shooting help
« on: June 18, 2018, 06:25:16 PM »
Hi all,

I went to a car show Sunday. to say the organisation was bad is an understatement. I ended up stuck in a queue for about an hour with cars piling up all around to reduce back down into 1 lane again.

Whilst in this queue, I had a bit of smoke coming from the exhaust (oil control rings gone, yes, need to get those sorted, yes I know it's an engine out job), I did also end up turning it off and restarting a few times because of this smoke. I've had no issues restarting before until one time it just refused, it was as though it had flooded. I did the usual quick de-flood procedure (accelerator to the floor etc) and it just wouldn't catch, it kept turning over as though it wanted to but never quite got there.

I ended up letting it settle for a while and tried again after say about half an hour, I'm pretty sure it was only firing on one rotor, wouldn't hold idle, barely any power when i did manage to get it moving. Also a very strong smell of fuel so it was throwing fuel through/out somewhere.

RAC guy came out and tested the coilpacks, good spark on all 4 HT leads.

This leaves me with a few possible issues;

Apex seals gone kaput in a sudden and major way (unlikely, not enough buildup to sudden catastrophe).
Coilpacks are gone and RAC guys tester was naff.
Spark plugs fouled (wouldn't this also show up on the test?).
Injector fault.
Temp sensor fault (no buzzer sounded and my buzzer works annoyingly so).
Anything else you can think of? :sign0085:

2nd generation RX-7's / Coilpack needed.
« on: June 17, 2018, 11:02:31 AM »
Hi all, looking for a coilpack for my 89 TII. Any ideas?

2nd generation RX-7's / Re: Adventures of Ben\'s FC
« on: June 10, 2018, 08:31:10 PM »
It seems as though the forum may be stirring from the ashes.

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2nd generation RX-7's / Re: Interchangeable Items for the FC
« on: September 12, 2017, 07:14:04 PM »
just been searching for the post and I cant find it

basically I took the cheapest shower curtain , put a blanket over the roof , then the curtain and roped it on to the wheels :)

Wouldn't that need a rope both ends? I thought eyelets were only on the top?

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2nd generation RX-7's / Re: Interchangeable Items for the FC
« on: September 12, 2017, 06:12:11 PM »

2nd generation RX-7's / Re: Interchangeable Items for the FC
« on: September 12, 2017, 06:04:11 PM »
Would just like to point out that the Passat drop links are not interchangeable.
At least on an S4. Don't know about the S5.

How much were they?

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2nd generation RX-7's / Windscreen washer fluid weak
« on: September 04, 2017, 11:51:27 PM »
Evening all, having issues with the windscreen washers. They're pushing fluid through but it's just a dribble. Could it be a blockage? A knackered pump?

2nd generation RX-7's / Re: Front Fog Lights
« on: October 26, 2016, 08:09:25 PM »
They're the same style as the H3 but with two prongs instead of the weird wire bit.

But anyhow, that's sorted out now because it involves making up another wire to stick in the plug and ground on the bulb holder screw.

Next question is; I need to wire up a switch to operate them (ideally independently from the rear fog), the original rear fog switch has two wires whereas every fog light wiring kit has 3 wires. Anyone know a good way to wire these in?

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2nd generation RX-7's / Front Fog Lights
« on: October 13, 2016, 04:05:57 PM »
Afternoon all, got some front fogs on their way to me, keep reading on a certain american forum that the bulbs are H3C, is this correct? Why do I only keep seeing them as HID bulbs?

Basically I want to go JDM(yo) fanboi yellow for headlights and fogs. osram fog breakers have H4 fitment, which should work nicely now i'm just stuck on the front fog bulb type.

Advice please you glorious, glorious FC owners.

2nd generation RX-7's / Re: Really need help with a egi problem
« on: September 02, 2016, 12:12:50 AM »
Check your oil metering pump. When the engine gets to proper operating temperature and there's an issue with the OMP, it puts the car into limp mode.

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2nd generation RX-7's / Re: Boost issues
« on: July 28, 2016, 02:58:24 PM »
Interested to know how you found the issue?

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A cross between fault elimination and luck, RX7Club had a thread saying all different kinds of things including the OMP.

I eventually decided it was limp mode. after checking the air, fuel and ignition, the next step was the oil. so after one last check on google and RX7Club, I decided to check the OMP anyway because it was the most likely culprit in the oil system, bingo, there was some sort of insta-gasket crud in the recess.

2nd generation RX-7's / Re: Boost issues
« on: July 15, 2016, 06:50:14 PM »
It was the OMP by the way.

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2nd generation RX-7's / Re: Boost issues
« on: July 09, 2016, 12:54:41 AM »
It's not the TPS, I've replaced the spark plugs, leads, trailing coil packs, fuel filter and swapped out the TPS sensor itself. Idles beautifully now but I'm still having these bloody issues when hot.

Reckon there's a sensor that throws it into limp mode if the intake temp is too hot?

Any other ideas?

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2nd generation RX-7's / Re: Boost issues
« on: July 06, 2016, 07:07:40 PM »
The upper trailing plug, similar condition to the upper leading plug. Note the oil round the threads.

The two lower plugs...


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2nd generation RX-7's / Re: Boost issues
« on: June 16, 2016, 10:21:00 PM »
Does the fc have an old skool diagnositic plug? Where you put an led or light from ground and test point in plug and count the flashes to give you the fault code...ive used it with success on a mk1 mx5.

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Yes it does, I'm not overly keen with electrics though so I'll need to either beg someone to do it or force myself to do it.

I had a quick google and there is a way to get some codes out of the ecu.
It was over on may have more luck having a search on there...good luck stick with it.  Where abouts are you?

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I think I've seen it about. I'm in Romford, Essex, near Essex rotary. I might need to steal Aston for a bit after coaxing it over there, or trailer it.

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