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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:

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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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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?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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2nd generation RX-7's / Who\'s in charge of the FC3S register now?
« on: November 05, 2013, 06:36:28 PM »
Just to let you know.

E886 ERK - Red EGi, for sale in cornwall with a rover 3.5 V8 transplant

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200984041798?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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I have a contact via my job to a company that makes rubber goods for industrial purposes, they also make rubber seals for classic cars such as the Jag E-Type, I showed their rep the plastic seal for the rear window the the FC and he said they would be able to replicate a rubber version.

This has multiple pros, mainly the fact it would be much cheaper, more hard wearing, more resistant to knocks and shocks and easier to replace if it does get damaged.

I have see lots of topics asking where to get replacements of these and they never seem to have definitive answers, so my question is, would you be interested?

I don\'t have a price yet, but he did say that the Jag front windscreen rubbers are sold for £14 tops so I can imagine they would be along these lines.

If you also want to enquire about any other rubber seals, let me know and I will try and get a price for those too.

I would guess this would also be of interest to FD owners and other cars with rear hatches like this. so spread the word around and we\'ll try and get as many people sorted as possible in one go.

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I have a contact via my job to a company that makes rubber goods for industrial purposes, they also make rubber seals for classic cars such as the Jag E-Type, I showed their rep the plastic seal for the rear window the the FC and he said they would be able to replicate a rubber version.

This has multiple pros, mainly the fact it would be much cheaper, more hard wearing, more resistant to knocks and shocks and easier to replace if it does get damaged.

I have see lots of topics asking where to get replacements of these and they never seem to have definitive answers, so my question is, would you be interested?

I don\'t have a price yet, but he did say that the Jag front windscreen rubbers are sold for £14 tops so I can imagine they would be along these lines.

If you also want to enquire about any other rubber seals, let me know and I will try and get a price for those too.

I would guess this would also be of interest to FD owners and other cars with rear hatches like this. so spread the word around and we\'ll try and get as many people sorted as possible in one go.

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2nd generation RX-7's / Seen This on Pistonheads
« on: October 11, 2013, 03:12:08 PM »
steep price for an FC, but the seller obviously knows a lot about the car judging by the write up. I hope that price is a sign of things to come, even for a Cat C!

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/mazda/rx-7/rx7-fc-track-car/1757799



Description
Mazda RX7 FC3s Turbo 2 coupe Track car
130000 miles
MOT till 28/04/2014
TAX till 31/10/2013
Registered as a Cat C 2006

Mechanicals
I\'ve done a full service replacing all fluids changed (Engine, Gearbox, Differential). The engine starts hot and cold with no use of the throttle. Previous owner had a second hand engine and refurbished turbo fitted. I\'ve fitted new water pump gaskets, Water pump, Oil metering pump, OMP oil lines, AUX belts and ECU, The engine is running perfectly with no leaks. Koyo dual pass large core radiator fitted. Keeps the car cool on track. Which is a must on a rotary. It has a stainless power flow decatted exhaust system, which is not overly loud or offensive, comes in at 92db on static tests. The engine has solid transmission mounts and engine mounts. Differential has been change to a torsen LSD out of a later FD RX7, it originally had a open diff.

Wheels / suspension
The suspension has been completely overhauled. I\'ve fitted BC RM coilovers, which had very little use and are in nearly new condition which retail for £800. The car now has completely solid and spherical swing arm bushes. Rear sub frame and diff mounts are solid bushes as well. The car has rear camber drop links installed.
The wheels fitted are 16" R32 skyline forged wheels. Continental sport contact tyres all round. The wheels fit the car perfectly with no rubbing issues and fill out the arches much better than the originals. Also it has new lightweight nuts fitted,

Body
The car is structurally sound and has had substantial welding done to the floor. There is some rust on the sunroof and on rear just behind the rear arch. The car was registered as Cat C in 2006. From looking at the car I\'ve ascertained that it has suffered a front end shunt. When I bought the car it had an early EGi bumper fitted and also an earlier nearside wing. The panel gaps are good also and the front crash structure is original to the car, so can\'t have been that bad of a crash. With body panels being expensive on RX7\'s the insurance company will write them off with little damage.The car has had a full respray which personally isn\'t the best of jobs, orange peel is evident on most of the car. The car has also picked up it far few bents over its 23 years on the road. The driver side door lock has damage thanks criminal minded individual. I\'ve taken out the sunroof as and replaced with a aluminium sheet. It\'s fully sealed and doesn\'t leak. The reason for removal is due to head room as at 6" 3 with a helmet on I didn\'t fit in the car. Also took 30 KG\'s out of the car.

Interior
The car has been stripped out inside. Sabelt bucket seats and 4 point race harnesses. Seats are fully adjustable and on rails. OMP steering wheel. I\'ve left a couple of creature comforts like radio, not that you can really hear it anymore. Also I\'ve fitted a more accurate coolant temp gauge into the dash. The car has lost about 90KG from interior and sunroof removal.

Electronics
Windows are still electric. Car will still pass and MOT as I\'ve retained all harness wiring. Car is fitted with a Toad ai606 alarm and immobiliser. Central locking comes with 1 key and 1 remote fob.

The car is currently fully road legal. With the solid driveline mounts and with all sound deadening removed it is loud. So you could use it as a road car still, but it\'s defiantly more track focused. On track it handles very well. I\'ve had my fun out of the car building it to what it is now, I\'ve taken it on a few track days where the car performed floorlessly. I just don\'t think I\'m going to get to use it very often anymore, due to a few things in my life changing. So if anyone is looking for a ready to go cheap track car it\'s perfect. I have done a build thread on pistonheads showing what I\'ve done to the car. http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1250927

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