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Old 12-28-01, 10:59 AM
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want to buy 3rd gen need reliabilty mod help

Ive been working around 2nd gens for about 8 months now and i know the engines from the block up except how to rebuild them. I want to jump to a 3rd now, My ideal rx7 to buy would be one with a rebuilt engine and turbos and a strong transmission. or maybe one that hasnt had any problems period. I have the cash to pay for the car but i am a college student and im wondering if one of the first things i should get is a silicone hose job because im worried about reliabilty. I m not scared to get my hands dirty at all cause thats all i did with my last 2nd gen but i just want to get some reliablity mods done before i do the *** kicking mods. Any advice is appreciated - Gabe
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1) Replace vacuum hoses with good silicone hoses
2) Immediately change all filters the most important being the fuel filter
3) Change all fluids.
4) Replace plastic AST with either a metal one or eliminate completly (Stock ones are prone to crack. Mine did)
5) Inspect all radiator hoses, including the ones to the upper intake manifold.
6) Inspect belts.

That's really bout it. I mean, you cant possibly fix everything that may go wrong with it like bushings, leaky oil pan. etc.
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are there any common problems non engine related that i should be aware off that could cost in the end? I heard to upgrade the radiator and get rid of the cats for the sole purpose of heat near the rear turbo is that really nessecary also what would be the better buy a rebuilt engine and turbos or a car that hasnt had anything wrong? I for one know rotaries are a gamble and 3rd gens are closer to russian roulette i just want to get the best idea as to how to keep my car on the road and hauling ***.
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Do a search on this topic, you will find a lot of info.
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Old 12-23-08, 12:22 PM
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I did all the standard reliability mods- Insulated downpipe, AST replacement, Silicone vacuum lines, etc. My engine still died an early death from carbon buildup. Those are all important mods, but the most important reliability mods are the ones that prevent or reduce carbon buildup. Read this especially the part about Carbon deposits and the External Oil Pump.
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Wow... this thread is back from the dead...
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