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« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2004, 07:59:53 AM »
I believe I posted on this thread about adding some two stroke mix to the fuel.

 The reasons/conditions I suggested using it in were thus:-

 1) Old/worn engine on its last legs that you\'re trying to coax a few more miles out of. (Reason for this is that quite often on the 13B egi the oiling system packs up or starts to lose movement its at this point the engine life goes into exponential decay)
 2) Running in a new engine, I\'ve added oil usually at about 80:1 for the first couple of tank fulls.

 Its not a fix, its just there to help you out when things are going tits up, I cant really see a reason for running like it day to day.
 Like Glenn says only other reson would be for a trackday session.
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« Reply #46 on: September 30, 2004, 07:45:51 PM »
Hi everyone, still on my quest for an RX7. Seem to have found the perfect beast for me although today - 2 days before im picking it up I got a call saying that there was a problem with the car. Apparently when the cars warm it sometimes doesn\'t like to start. Even occasionaly when cold it has a few probs. Any suggestions?

Apparently the car had a new engine suplied by Rotekniks about 10k miles ago (a year ago) and has generally been fine. It recently had its plugs leads and fuel pump changed but thats not solved the problem. Should I steer clear of this one or what?
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« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2004, 05:51:10 AM »
hmmmm, could be anything.  I would get it checked by a rotary place - a compression test would be a good thing also.

Could be leaking injectors/wiring problem/low compression etc. etc.
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« Reply #48 on: October 20, 2004, 03:11:03 PM »
this is one interesting thread...i should be gettin my rx7 (3rd gen) end of december (santa is bringing it round for me :D )
its got 43,00 miles on the clock. has been tuned a little (single turbo, ecu, intercooler, exhuast)...

would you recommend that i add oil into the fuel as a precaution or not?

im a complete newbie, so be gentle and explain as basic as possible,..;)
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Thought that it was flooded.
« Reply #49 on: November 22, 2004, 07:57:54 PM »
Hi

Over the past three days I have gone through the starting a flooded FD procedure 6 times even down to putting the plugs in the oven!  I charge the battery before every attempt as I don\'t have the means to roll it down a hill to start it and it still doesn\'t start.  It was starting fine until last Friday which was very frosty and I had originally put it down to that. It probably needs a rebuild and has done 35000 miles. I thought that it could be the plug leads as the plugs are only 2000 miles old.

Any advice would be very helpful.

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« Reply #50 on: November 23, 2004, 07:59:47 AM »
I take it you have anti freeze in with the water?  If the water has frozen and damged the housings then you could well have zero compression, does it even sound like its going to catch?
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hmmmm
« Reply #51 on: November 24, 2004, 12:03:25 PM »
Hey Brett

Thanks for the reply.  At the moment it has no antifreeze because I have been doing the temporary o-ring fix with blockweld from the "Lightning in a world of thunder" website until I do the rebuild in a couple of months or so.  It hasn\'t been immensely cold in London and when I turn over the engine with the EGI fuse and the spark plugs out it sounds like there is compression but I really must pick up a compression tester.  It doesn\'t want to catch at all apart from a couple of feeble attempts which makes me think that it\'s just not firing.  The o-ring fix is going fine by the way (I am touching some wood)! I can\'t understand it because it was running fine until last Friday.
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« Reply #52 on: November 24, 2004, 12:59:56 PM »
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Hey Brett

  The o-ring fix is going fine by the way (I am touching some wood)! I can\'t understand it because it was running fine until last Friday.


I cant help but think this is related. If there is Oring leaking, then water will be getting into the chamber, preventing the plugs from firing.

To see if its firing, take off a plug lead, put a plug in it, and rest the body of the plug on someting earthed, top of the engine, maybe. Then turn it over and you should see the spark in the plug.

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« Reply #53 on: September 05, 2005, 08:41:04 AM »
Just wanted to say thanks for this Sticky thread! My 3rd Gen was flooded on Sunday morning, think it was due to me starting the car and moving it 3 foot and switching the engine off straight away. Anyway, did the procedure of remove EGI fuse, drain battery, floor accelerator and turn for 20 seconds. Did this 4 times, and then replaced the fuse and hey presto the car started no problem, a bit of blue smoke which has all cleared up now - not bad for a car with 95600Km and original engine!

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« Reply #54 on: October 25, 2006, 05:41:40 PM »
One thing I found out today is that WOT DOESN\'T stop fuel being injected with an apexi

Sorry if this has been mentioned already only skimmed through the thread

I used to use this all the time and now can\'t :(


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« Reply #55 on: November 15, 2006, 10:55:00 AM »
To a degree Spectre (as the engine is essentially the same - but newer!?!?), I have heard of a few RX-8\'s flooding out there.
 
You having problems with yours?
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« Reply #56 on: October 08, 2011, 07:57:43 PM »
Today I moved the car and I turned off the engine after 2 3 minutes, without letting it warm up.
I started the engine again 2 hours later I had some problems. did not take the least and I had to press on the gas to make it a good start.
think that I have almost flooded the sparks?

After I warm up the engine and it was fine. I hope not the beginning of a low compression :2Rolleyes
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