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General Technical / Does this look normal
« on: June 03, 2009, 08:52:30 AM »
Quote from: Carrington;612949
Hi guys,
Just rebuilding my engine at the mo and just fitted the oil metering pump on the side of the block. Should there be gap at the top like the one in the photo?

perfectly normal, it is a recess in the casting, the seal is much further down the pump

3rd generation RX-7's / help smoking apexi ecu
« on: May 27, 2009, 09:52:33 PM »
sounds like the injector driver is fried, you may be able to just replace the driver if the board has not been toasted.

3rd generation RX-7's / Help please - engine troubles
« on: May 15, 2009, 01:57:17 PM »
It needs both of them. The ecu sees the 24 signals from the inner one but needs a reference to know what part of the cycle it is on, for this it uses the outer sensor which sees the single peg on the disc. Ecu\'s usually only reference the single sync once during startup, from there on it counts each pulse.

Anything Engine/Performance/Tuning related / Fuel Pump Resistor
« on: May 14, 2009, 10:49:56 PM »
`Hi Brian,
I am running an additional 044 with an additional fd resistor, to help reduce airating the fuel and unnecassary heating as you said.
I am running a stock in tank pump, feeding a swirl pot with an 044.
I used a pair of new 40A 12volt relays topower the new 044, both relays wired in parallel, the first wired with the resistor in series which is switched on from the oem fuel pump relay, the second switched by the power fc using the same speed signal used in the oem system,it also helps quieten down the pump while cruising. I agree peoples comments about one more thing to go wrong though.

General Technical / Losing water...
« on: May 02, 2009, 08:04:16 AM »
a common problem is a leaky cap, the cap has a pressure and a return valve (the small silver disc), the disc getts crud building up under it and prevents a good seal, then as the water expands it seeps past. Try gently lifting the return valve and cleaning any debris off.

General Technical / TO4R question
« on: April 28, 2009, 10:15:08 PM »
1.5mm is about right, the fd runs very high oil pressure, the pill would have been specified and fitted into the turbo from HKS.
Keep the restrictor as it is, or you will end up pushing oil past the turbo seals.

I wouldn\'t touch the ports on a stock management system, you are asking for issues. You could replace the rear plate with a manual rear plate while the engine is apart.

General Technical / help and advice needed PLEASE!!!
« on: April 23, 2009, 12:51:25 PM »
The best thing to do initially is an audible compression test, the only tool you need is a plug spanner, and with any luck the tool kit in the boot may stilll have one!


Remove the top plug from the front housing and remove the main egi fuse by the battery, crank the engine and listen. You should hear a regular \'phhhhhht\' noise which is each phase/pulse of the compression. Now replace the front top spark plug and remove the rear top spark plug and carry out the same test. If there is a significant difference or irregular pulse, this indicates a damaged engine.

General Technical / exspansion tank
« on: March 05, 2009, 08:29:29 AM »
Yep, its a popular misconception, the AST and the engine mounted filler point should both be full to the top, the white plastic reservoir in your rh wheel arch void is the expansion reserve remove the cap and look at the plastic  dipstick to check the level in there.

General Technical / exspansion tank
« on: March 04, 2009, 10:20:05 PM »
are you sure it is a pipe as they usually have a piece of bar for mounting into the lower bracket recess

General Technical / exspansion tank
« on: March 04, 2009, 11:06:05 AM »
If you are talking about the black tank originally bolted to the side of the intercooler it is the AST (air separation tank) there are 3 outlets, 1 by the cap that takes the expanded water volume to the clear plastic tank behind the rh front arch liner, the second goes to the the alloy filler neck on the engine, with the third feeding the base of the radiator.

NOTE: this must be filled to the top with water, as should the cap on the engine!

General Technical / 1996 FD3S engine onto 1992 loom and Apexi Power fc!
« on: January 27, 2009, 08:24:12 AM »
The coil mounting/rats nest mount is not a problem as you can still pick up on 2 of the 3 bolts, the gearbox clutch and everything else is the same.

General Technical / 1996 FD3S engine onto 1992 loom and Apexi Power fc!
« on: January 26, 2009, 09:18:14 AM »
If you use your 92 spec loom then you can fit the engine without having to do any wiring mods, then you can keep your power fc etc. The only real difference is a few minor tweaks internally and a different mounting hole setup for the coil bracket.

3rd generation RX-7's / anyone want a job!!!
« on: January 06, 2009, 11:56:40 PM »
Quote from: steven_c;571765
Right story is bought myself a rx7 with the engine in bits, a garage has taken the engine in to bits and is all with the car,
right my question is, does anyone fancy a steady away job rebuilding my engine, i am in no rush for the engine to be rebuilt, i can deliver all the parts etc to that person, i dont have a clue what is wrong with the engine, i think it just came to the time when it required a rebuild.
so if someone wants a steady job to earn so extra cash over the next couple of months let me know,
:WaveBye thanks steve :wiggle

Hi steve, give me a call on ............. I may have a good option for you

Anything Engine/Performance/Tuning related / Second hand Engine
« on: September 19, 2008, 09:13:39 PM »
Hi carl,
I guess I could have explained that better......The link is correct, the ported engine is the one that is in my car (currently running a to4r single turbo), and can be driven as per the link, I am also aware of someone else who is selling a stock rebuilt engine for £1400 :)

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