Warning! This is a long â€œfor saleâ€ post, so here are the essential details:
1999 RX-7 Type RS in Innocent Mica Blue, 39.5k miles, 425bhp at 1.0bar from an HKS T51R-KAI turbo, lots of RE-Amemiya and HKS bits, compression test in the mid-6s, lots of money spent on recent maintenance.
Price: Â£11,000Click here to see a full set of 29 photos.
I think itâ€™s time for a change â€“ I donâ€™t use the FD much (never really have â€“ 9000 miles in over 2.5 years) and would like to free up some cash to either put into our new house (which we havenâ€™t yet foundâ€¦) or a different car that I might use more frequently. I also have some modding plans for my FD2 Civic Type-R that will need some cash!
So, for sale is my 1999 Innocent Mica Blue Mazda RX-7 Type RS, formerly owned by Freddy, for those that remember him (havenâ€™t seen him around here much since I bought this off him). I had it thoroughly checked over by RE:Worx before I bought it, so I was confident that itâ€™s a good one. Here are the details:
Mileage: 39,500 (will go up slightly depending how long it takes to sell)
Tax: August 2014 (registered as a 2.6l sadly)
MOT: July 2014
Thatcham Cat 1 alarm fitted with certificate, fully calibrated to MPH (amazingly accurate according to GPS, which is unusual!)
I am the second UK owner after Freddy (first registered March 2009).
The car was modified in Japan by Garage Fukuoh Pro Shop (http://www.freedom-world.com/~fukuoh/
), an HKS dealer and the reason for the decals on the side of the car that cause a few double-takesâ€¦ I have the original Japanese handbooks and service history.
The car came with an HKS F-Con V Pro, but I had RE:Worx fit it with an Apexi Power-FC the day I bought it, as I wanted to keep it easy to get mapped. Freddy told me that the car was rebuilt at 25k and the turbo fitted at 26k, but I have no proof of this. However, I did get a compression test carried out by Keith (Trind-FD) only 200 miles ago (5th Sept â€“ yes, I have used it that little!) with these results:
See pictures of the readings and the data Keith gathered: Front reading
, front graph
, rear reading
, rear graph
I had done a 50 mile run to meet up with Keith and the readings started to be taken about 10 minutes after the engine was switched off, so it wasn\'t stone cold by any means. The readings may well have been higher if the engine was cold of course.Exterior
- Scoot fibreglass bonnet with rain trays (Freddy told me itâ€™s genuine and it is of very high quality, but I havenâ€™t seen a Scoot logo on it)
- RE-Amemiya sleek lights (not HID)
- RE-Amemiya Facer N1 front bumper
- RE-Amemiya side skirts
- RE-Amemiya rear arch extensions
- RE-Amemiya rear spats
- Autoexe GT rear wing
- Jaydee and Kerim told me that the rear hatch with tinted glass (not a film that has been applied â€“ itâ€™s actually the glass that is coloured) is aftermarket and rare/worth a lot, but I canâ€™t remember who they said itâ€™s made by!
- RE-Amemiya AW7 17â€ wheels with Yokohama Advan AD08 tyres (255/40 rear and 235/40 front)
- 25mm wheel spacers all round
- Locking wheel nuts
- Buyer can also take RE-Amemiya AC987 rear bumper that was on the car when I bought it
- I have returned the rear to standard 99 spec bumper and lights, but chose Efini rather than Mazda badges as I think theyâ€™re a bit more interesting and unique!
- Full professional underseal done when I first bought the car. The guys who do my MOTs tell me that it will never rust as a result!
- HKS T51R-KAI single turbo
- HKS downpipe
- HKS GT wastegate (currently runs open to atmosphere)
- Custom 3â€ stainless steel exhaust with maximum sound baffling and detachable wastegate plumbing
- HKS front mount intercooler
- HKS intake/filter
- 850cc primary and 1680cc Bosch injectors in KG Parts fuel rail
- Uprated fuel pump (HKS according to Freddy, havenâ€™t seen it but itâ€™s definitely not standard!)
- Fuel pressure regulator, Sard according to Freddy but doesnâ€™t look like the images Iâ€™ve found, could be an older one
- HKS fuel lines
- HKS Twin Power ignition amplifier
- Battery moved to boot
- NGK R7420-10 spark plugs fitted at 36,102 miles
- Greddy pulleys (belts replaced October 2011)
- HKS hard intercooler pipes
- Engine torque damper
- Triumph fast reacting air intake temperature sensor (fitted at 35,768 miles)
- Aluminium AST
Having been mapped by RE:Worx when I bought it with an HKS Silent Hi-power exhaust, I had a custom 3â€ system made so that I could pass trackday noise limits. To this end, I had a pipe made that allows the wastegate to be plumbed into the exhaust, but is detachable, so you can run it open and noisy for maximum power, or closed to pass noise limits.
This was mapped with the wastegate plumbed in by Pip at WGT, where it achieved 396bhp at 0.9bar boost. At the end of last year, I decided to stop doing trackdays, so removed the wastegate pipe and went to Jaydee at Powergains for a map. The car achieved 425bhp at 1.0bar of boost (dyno graph below) and was also mapped at 0.75bar, which is where I usually leave it. I still have the map from Pip that could be loaded back on to the PFC should anyone want to re-attach the wastegate pipe.Transmission, Suspension & Handling
- Exedy twin plate clutch and flywheel fitted at 35,600 miles, April 2012
- Gearbox rebuilt at the same time â€“ all bearings, synchros and 5th/reverse hub (5th was the reason I got it rebuilt, as is common). Total cost including clutch and new release bearing: Â£2448. I must say itâ€™s a little notchy when cold, particularly first gear, but there are no crunches or thuds (which was the 5th gear symptom when it went).
- Tein Type Flex coilovers
- New track rods and ends (there was play in a track rod UJ at the MOT in July) fitted 150 miles ago.
- Full geometry setup 150 miles ago by Tim Gray Motorsport.
- New brake discs all round and all caliper seals replaced, new brake fluid (Motul RBF600), 400 miles ago.
- Endless brake pads (spec unknown, work great from cold though).
- OEM Nardi steering wheel (airbag)
- Mazda metal RX-7 pedals
- RE-Amemiya blue gearknob
- Dash panels and door inserts painted metallic blue
- Full set of OEM Mazda RX-7 mats
- RE-Amemiya in-dash gauge pod (where the passenger airbag wasâ€¦) containing three HKS gauges: oil temperature, oil pressure and boost.
- Greddy A-pillar gauge holder containing HKS water temperature gauge.
- Apexi Power-FC Commander in holder.
- HKS boost controller (switchable between high and low).
- Sony CDX-DAB500U DAB/USB/FM/CD head unit fitted Jan 2013. There are still several bits of Japanese multimedia system in the car too, but not connected to anything (it had a full Minidisc, satnav, pop-out screen, amp, DVD/CD changer setup when I got it, but it was useless in the UK).
- All pockets and flaps connected and undamaged.
- Fetching bit of blue electrical tape obscuring the perma-flashing airbag light, caused by the removal of the passenger side one for the gauge holder.
- HKS turbo timer and fan control, not connected.
- Rear seats (not bins).
- Battery in boot in aluminium box with catch â€“ new Varta Silver Dynamic 027 battery fitted Feb 2012.
- Space saver spare wheel and OEM toolkit in boot compartments, but no scissor jack.
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