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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 / 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 / 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 / Boost issues
« on: May 19, 2016, 08:12:29 PM »
Hi all,

Just finished at Essex Rotary where Aston spent a few hours doing the TPS on my vert.

I was getting the usual TPS issues, bucking/backfiring/poor idle/etc which have now actually been sorted.

But there was a second issue, when fully warm I will try and boost and it will just not go, it will loose power, backfire and rumble, wouldn't accelerate unless under very light pressure on the pedal, even when the clutch is down it just won't accelerate. It's as though the turbo just says "nope".

Anyone experienced this? Found out what's wrong? It's not the TPS, not the turbo, what is it? I'm flummoxed.

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Wanted Items / WTB: FC Convertible
« on: April 28, 2016, 12:25:54 PM »
Hi all,

Looking for an FC Convertible in good nick, I don't mind travelling to the ends of the country for the right car at the right price but I would obviously prefer the ease of a shorter, cheaper journey.

Don't mind the colour,
I would prefer a compression check and proof of,
a couple of modifications are fine (please don't be under the impression they add value to the car)
As little rust as possible if any.
Working and leak free roof.
Electrics working.

Any problems with it, tell me, decent photos are a must.

To give you an idea of price range, a good example sold on eBay for £1,850 this week, a near mint example sold for £3,500 a while back.

Show me what you've got.

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Wanted Items / FC3S drivers side Bride seat rail
« on: April 06, 2016, 03:57:18 PM »
Anyone selling one? For a bottom mount Brix seat.

3rd generation RX-7's / FD Wishbone dimensions?
« on: December 03, 2015, 05:23:14 PM »
I know this is a long shot, but could anyone measure their wishbones from bolt hole to bolt and the width please? Or if anyone knows of a technical drawing of one already?

Wheels & Tyres, Suspension & Brakes / FC/FD Caliper rebuild kits
« on: August 21, 2015, 11:58:34 PM »
Does anyone know where I am get a full rebuild kit for the front calipers? They've got to include all the Pistons as well, bigredd don't have them, I've searched high and low and nothing so I've come to ask if anyone else has had any luck.

General Technical / Help repairing Bride Brix recliners.
« on: June 22, 2015, 05:34:41 PM »
Hi all. Typical issue with seats, I've got a bride Brix 1 and 2, both are looking worse for wear on the bolsters, the 1 in particular. Is there any way I can replace the foam and fabric? It's so bad that the metal support is showing.

Any ideas?

Wanted Items / WTB; FD3S Front Calipers
« on: April 08, 2015, 09:43:30 PM »
Hi all, I need the front brake calipers including all mounting bolts etc. for an FD.

Not too fussed on the condition, they can be bare shells but as long as there is no rust/damage on the inside of the barrels and no leaks or damage on the bodies.

They must come with sliders and bolts.

Price must be relevant to condition and include postage to RM6 5SU.


Wheels & Tyres, Suspension & Brakes / FD Hub conversion on NA MX5
« on: January 26, 2015, 02:49:45 AM »
I swear I posted a topic like this ages ago but can I find it? Nope...

Anyway... This is where I'm up to...

As you can (hopefully) see, the FD hub and spindle are pretty much a straight swap (who said you have to use the mx5 knuckles and make a spacer for the hub, pshaw!), I took everything apart, cleaned it and replaced bits like the tie rod ends, lower ball joints, bushes and all the nuts/bolts/washers.

It's kept me busy.

However, now it's nearly complete and ready to put back on the car, I need to know about the tie rod ends and tie rods. They are currently fully wound in and I think the hubs are still toe'd out, how can I get them fully straight? Can I use FD tie rods? Will said tie rods screw into the MX5 steering rack? Will I need to get custom ones made up?

This seems to be breaking new ground, using the full FD hub assembly, as every other forum that has done this have gone for the hub/spindle spacer route.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Hit by a car as a pedestrian
« on: October 11, 2014, 12:58:31 PM »
Hi all,

I was working on the side of the road in my high vis and was hit by an Addison Lee driver who reversed into me and has buggered my knee up. He had is phone in his hand, an earphone in one ear, a bluetooth in the other and when confronted, he said "I thought nobody was there, it\'s ok, I\'ve got to go."

I managed to get a picture of his numberplate and his taxi licence, he ignored my request for his name and address and he tried giving me a false driver\'s number.

The police are aware and have started proceedings, I called Addison Lee customer service and they told me he was supposed to report anything like that and they have blocked him from working until he reports to them. They also said they would call me when he had, that was on the 30th, I have heard nothing since.

The thing is, where do I go from here? The only information on a google search is ambulance chasers saying "contact us!", but do I need to call my car insurance company? My Business insurance company (who say its nothing to do with them)?

There\'s no information about what to do as a pedestrian getting hit by a car.

If people in the know can let me know what I need to do hereon, thanks.

2nd generation RX-7's / Rally FC
« on: May 25, 2014, 08:34:28 PM »
For a long long time now, I have been fascinated with the world of rally. I have seen pictures of the group b FB and of someone\'s FC from over in America.

I\'ve been thinking about what to do with my EGi, it\'s still too good a car to break, it\'s not worth selling as nobody wants them (not that if really want to sell it in the first place) and it needs work. Well, once I get the MX5 sorted out, why don\'t I accomplish a dream I have had for a long long time and build myself a rally car?

I reckon the lightweight body and the quick RWD rotary engine setup would make for quite a formidable contender. I have thoughts about what to do but I really thought I would run it past you lot first.

Full roll cage,
Rally spec suspension, approx 50mm,
Fixed buckets with harnesses,
Competition wheels,
Gravel scrape plates underneath,

That\'s really all I need to get started isn\'t it? Aside from the relevant licenses etc.

Any thoughts?

Wanted Items / Any FDs Breaking?
« on: April 19, 2014, 11:39:26 PM »
I could do with the front steering knuckles, hubs, discs and calipers et al. For all 4 corners please. How much delivered to Romford Essex please.

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