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Old 11-01-03, 02:41 PM
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Exclamation need help building 1st Gen FAQ page

So many members, new and experienced alike, ask the same ol' questions over and over again. To help put a stop this and get those FAQ's answered quickly, I'd like to see a sticky page at the top that only deals with FAQ's. Below is a list of some FAQ's that I think should be covered. Can you guys point me to what you think are the definitive threads on these or other subjects that I've missed? Thanks!

- Engine Oil (if I see one more of these I'm gonna freak'n scream)
- Gas
- Idling issues
- What does SA, FB, FC, FD mean?
- Oil Leaks
- Exhaust Systems
- startup smoke and high rpm smoke
- LSD swap
- Rust!
- Clutch
- electic fan
- premixing
- tune up
- suspension parts
- transmission oil
- GSL-SE FI issues
- TII swap

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Old 11-01-03, 02:47 PM
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Bob, why not get them to just use Felix's FAQ? And you'll nevarrrrr get consensus on the oil issue. Kinda like the turbo vs SC.
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I find most threads get cluttered with useless babble most of the time. It might be best to have people submit writeups then pick the best ones and make a sticky useing those posts, and make it so people can't repspong directly in that thread, keeping the clutter down. Most of what you have on that list could be adequatly described in a paragraph or two (per subject of course) I wouldn't mind typing a few up, and one I'd like to add to the list is the oil cooler swap for the 83-85 12a cars, seems like everyone always has a few questions about that.
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Originally posted by 82transam
I find most threads get cluttered with useless babble most of the time. It might be best to have people submit writeups then pick the best ones and make a sticky useing those posts, and make it so people can't repspong directly in that thread, keeping the clutter down. Most of what you have on that list could be adequatly described in a paragraph or two (per subject of course) I wouldn't mind typing a few up, and one I'd like to add to the list is the oil cooler swap for the 83-85 12a cars, seems like everyone always has a few questions about that.
I couldn't agree with you more! This is precisely what I'm looking for. Please post your write-ups in this thread or PM me with what ya got!
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I think a FAQ section is a great idea but I don't think it hurts that the new members like to ask questions. This is a forum, not a text book - folks like to chat it up every once in a while, regardless of the topic or how many times it is covered. BTW, I learn something new ever time some one starts an "Oil" thread - it wasn't that long ago that nobody would dare mention the word "Synthetic" - now it's being used more and more by members on this forum. A lot of these topics evolve over time and the process of evolution usually occurs with someone posting a topic that has been covered a thousand times. Keep dem oil threads comin
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Good point Northern. didnt think about it that way. We do need to evolve and keep up with technology and advancements. It's a fine balance between finite issues and ones that are more open. Remember that Bob. I'm too one track and need to be reminded once in a while about that sometimes.
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Old 11-01-03, 10:54 PM
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Thanks for the feedback Northern and your point is well taken. If you take a look at the FAQ that I've started, you'll see that it does link to threads that are still open for discussion. My hope with the FAQ is to educate folks quickly on the basics so we can all have intelligent discussions about these subjects.
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Like I said guys - Great Idea! Intelligent discussions? that'll be a break through - JK
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what about the purple rx-7 with the body kit question. That seems to come up every couple of weeks
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-wheel fitment questions
-atf / MMO
-DLIDFIS
-SE brake swap
-OMP
-Cold Air intake
-Alternator
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So who wants to do a DLIDFIS writeup?
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Well, I've got a modest DLIDFIS thread, with pictures:

https://www.rx7club.com/showthread.p...hlight=DLIDFIS
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Originally posted by MosesX605
Well, I've got a modest DLIDFIS thread, with pictures:

https://www.rx7club.com/showthread.p...hlight=DLIDFIS
It's in the FAQ now! Thanks!

I'm looking for a good MSD 6a thread. Can you guys help me find a good one?
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Well, this on the Mazspeed board, but they always put up good tutorials:

http://www.mazspeed.com/msd.htm

It just occurred to me that you're on mazspeed.com too inittab, so you probably already know about this page. (Shrugs)

This is a long overdue development Inittab, great work on the FAQ!

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Originally posted by MosesX605
Well, this on the Mazspeed board, but they always put up good tutorials:

http://www.mazspeed.com/msd.htm

It just occurred to me that you're on mazspeed.com too inittab, so you probably already know about this page. (Shrugs)

This is a long overdue development Inittab, great work on the FAQ!
Good one! Thanks!
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Old 11-03-03, 01:24 PM
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Great idea!
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I would really like to see a cut 'n dry list addressing the
"How much power will this make?..." question.
Maybe just a real simple numbered list of the power progression starting with (something like)-

Stock-----------105 Flywheel HP

Stockport w/ RB header & exhaust-----220-225 HP----------$780.00

Stockport w/ RB exhaust & aftermarket carb------145-155 HP ----------$1180.00 - the moon

Streetport w/ RB exhaust & aftermarket carb--------


...like this all the way up to FI TT2 whatever. All usual configurations of the rotary.
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This "No Start" troubleshooting guide by Pele...https://www.rx7club.com/showthread.p...hreadid=162062
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Originally posted by Sterling
This "No Start" troubleshooting guide by Pele...https://www.rx7club.com/showthread.p...hreadid=162062
Thanks Sterling! Yup, that's a good one and it's now in the FAQ.
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Old 11-05-03, 03:07 PM
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Can anyone point me to a really good: I wanna buy a 1st Gen what should I look out for thread?
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I just spent an hour searching, and though there's a dozen "o.k." threads that brush on it, there really is no one "thread of threads" that combines all of the troublespots to be aware of while making your first purchase.

...Perhaps we should all make an effort and start one, great, ultimate, final thread on the subject...
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i think this is good idea. i like what you did with the page inittab. i do miss the getting to know you sticky, but ... i guess it's the curious fool in me.

anyway ... i just thought about 3 threads that i had always wanted to see expanded and/or kept.

the first is a thread on upgrading electrical/ground wires by RotorMotorDriver Electrical Wire Upgrades

the second is a thread on Rx-7 upgrades First Rx-7 Upgrades

the third was thread by Revhed that dealt with an electric fan upgrade, it was a dual-puller system, but for some reason i had trouble finding it. maybe someone else will have better luck, but i think these have the potential to be great threads for newbies and veterans alike. i say potential only because there are some that goes off on tangents (like the digital circuit thing in the wire thread, ) but for the most part i think they can be built on like the super legend SE/Turbo thread.

i'll try to see if i come up with any other thoughts on threads that i thought were good.

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Old 11-09-03, 10:42 PM
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the second is a thread on Rx-7 upgrades First Rx-7 Upgrades
Good one! I added this to the FAQ.
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Someone posted a very detailed set of instructions on adjusting the stock steering box...that would make a great addition to teh FAQ, IMO.
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I just updated the FAQ with some of Mazdatrix's FAQ's. Thanks for the suggestion Rx7carl!
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