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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #45 on: September 16, 2018, 06:55:58 PM »
Cool cheers, need to have another look at rad and see if it's use able

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #46 on: September 16, 2018, 07:00:49 PM »
Cool yep i remember now...flow rate will the pump keep up with the rennys thirst?  Whats the lph rating of the 2 compared?

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Need to double check in Haynes manual what the mx5 is, I know it states pressure, just can't remember seeing flow rate. The Internet is a murky place trying to find this information! Any one have rx8 fuel pump specs to hand?

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2018, 07:07:39 PM »
And whilst room..give the steering UJ a good soaking in pentrating oil...they can cease up give centreing issues .

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #48 on: September 16, 2018, 07:14:43 PM »
Cool, luckily this has had a replacement at some point, had history in the rx8 book.
Although I'll probably have to use the mx5 steering rack. Same fitment.

What's the life span of d585 coils and magna core Ht leads?

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #49 on: September 16, 2018, 07:20:30 PM »
They are supposed tobe fit and forget...but there have been failures so the jury is still out on them tbh. If they came from Rotary Revs they will have lifetime warranty...

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #50 on: September 16, 2018, 07:21:06 PM »
The leads are prob best you can get..

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #51 on: September 16, 2018, 07:24:12 PM »
Cool, and the Ht leads?

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #52 on: September 16, 2018, 07:24:44 PM »
The leads are prob best you can get..

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Sorry only just seen this

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #53 on: September 16, 2018, 08:09:27 PM »
They are supposed tobe fit and forget...but there have been failures so the jury is still out on them tbh. If they came from Rotary Revs they will have lifetime warranty...

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Goods news about coils. Ht leads look like they've done 40k, might replace those. Surprised Carl doesn't remember the car, had been there enough times!

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #54 on: September 16, 2018, 08:55:44 PM »
Another job complete. Couple of p clips to hold the coolant pipe.

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #55 on: September 16, 2018, 08:58:26 PM »
Vac/servo hose straight swap

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #56 on: September 16, 2018, 10:14:24 PM »
Thats the Haynes book of lies for mx5 fuel pump specs. Not much info...

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #57 on: September 16, 2018, 10:27:13 PM »
ABS pump bracket will be a hybrid with mx5 and rx8 bolted together, need some plates from work tomorrow, so hopefully progress tomorrow evening. Then to dust off my brake pipe flaring skillz

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #58 on: September 17, 2018, 07:19:32 AM »
Took the dive and ordered tactrix obd port doodah and mazda edit...

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #59 on: September 17, 2018, 10:35:06 AM »
I tried to find info on NC and Rx8 fuel pump flowrate but drew a blank...a common upgrade for an rx8 is 255lph pump..walbro 255 or similiar...if you have the 8 pump pot assembly does it fit in the tank?

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