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05-22-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By LongDuck

Lots of SA owners here who are happy to help out...

Lots of SA owners here who are happy to help out with any questions you have as you get it going. Great story and good luck,
05-19-18, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By LongDuck

Hey, OP - first off, welcome aboard. You'll find...

Hey, OP - first off, welcome aboard. You'll find this is a great group of enthusiasts that go out of their way to help out new people working on these older cars.

On your question above, Mazda...
05-18-18, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By LongDuck

When you describe 'chatter', are you feeling that...

When you describe 'chatter', are you feeling that through vibrations on the shifter, or through the clutch pedal, or somewhere else? Typically, chatter is when the input shaft of the transmission...
05-16-18, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By LongDuck

First off, welcome aboard! On your tire...

First off, welcome aboard!

On your tire selection for a GSL-SE, your car's stock wheels are 14x5.5" width - so these will fit anywhere from 195 to 215 tire widths. Given the somewhat narrow...
05-16-18, 02:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By LongDuck

You mentioned the RB Aluminum Flywheel and...

You mentioned the RB Aluminum Flywheel and Counterweight - so I'll weigh in on that (pun); like you, I figured while I had the engine out doing clutch work, it was far easier to do a new flywheel...
05-16-18, 01:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By LongDuck

Brand new powder coated rotors, or carbon? Either...

Brand new powder coated rotors, or carbon? Either way, nice brakes. Looks like you've had to make some suspension mods to fit the wheels & tires, too.
05-14-18, 02:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By LongDuck

Something else to think about that came to mind;...

Something else to think about that came to mind; the SA cars have a Voltmeter built into the Tachometer that operates when the key is in the Accessory position. The SE will have a separate voltmeter,...
05-14-18, 02:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By LongDuck

Any difficulty starting the car? Poor compression...

Any difficulty starting the car? Poor compression (usually due to worn Oil Control Rings) leads to difficulty starting the engine once it's hot; it'll start cold just fine, but once it's hot you'll...
05-13-18, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By LongDuck

Mazdatrix has it, along with the special head...

Mazdatrix has it, along with the special head specific to our flywheel dimensions. You can alsomget the pilot bearing and grease seal from them while you're at it. Having the right tool is critical...
05-12-18, 01:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By LongDuck

If hard to get back into 1st or reverse, it's not...

If hard to get back into 1st or reverse, it's not your clutch, it's your pilot bearing which is seized and/or dragging on the trans i put shaft. Test this by turning he engine off and then shifting...
05-10-18, 02:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By LongDuck

Test the Alternator and Battery by taking it to...

Test the Alternator and Battery by taking it to an auto repair shop. They can load test both (sometimes while still in the car), and poor electrical current can result in RPM-specific drop-outs....
05-10-18, 02:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By LongDuck

First off, welcome aboard! Without knowing...

First off, welcome aboard!

Without knowing much about your financial standing, amount of technical expertise, and your love of working on old cars to keep them running; the Gen1 RX7 is going to...
05-10-18, 02:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By LongDuck

One of the things about Alternators is DO NOT...

One of the things about Alternators is DO NOT EVER SPIN IT when it's not hooked up to the car electrical system. The voltage diodes in the Regulator will be blown and that Alternator will be dead....
05-08-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By LongDuck

Mazda factory, $344- at Mazdatrix. Yeah, not...

Mazda factory, $344- at Mazdatrix. Yeah, not cheap, but literally a bolt in and be done solution. Glad you made it over to the 1st gen section!
05-08-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By LongDuck

As the guys have mentioned, the 5/6 ports need...

As the guys have mentioned, the 5/6 ports need about 5psi of PRESSURE to activate - meaning to open the port entirely. The port actuators need a lot of volume to reach that pressure and anyone thats...
05-08-18, 01:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By LongDuck

Glad you got it figured out. As Monte says above...

Glad you got it figured out. As Monte says above - try running the engine and then removing the Fuel Injector Test shunt from over by the Air Flow Meter. If the engine dies immediately, then you have...
05-05-18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,421
Posted By LongDuck

Just FYI, but Mazdatrix has a special where if...

Just FYI, but Mazdatrix has a special where if you buy the slide hammer with thread on attachment for trans input shaft pilot bearings (*a life-saver!) for only a few dollars more, you can get the...
05-04-18, 01:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By LongDuck

The -SE fuel pump will to turn ON unless there's...

The -SE fuel pump will to turn ON unless there's air coming into the engine as measured by the Air Flow Meter. This is why the Fuel Injector Test plug is located at the AFM; it fools the ECU into...
05-04-18, 01:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,076
Posted By LongDuck

There are 2 Air Temp Sensors - one at the Air...

There are 2 Air Temp Sensors - one at the Air Flow Meter in front of the air door, and another at the base of the Dynamic Effect Intake chamber on the driver's side.
There are 3 Coolant Temp Sensors...
05-04-18, 01:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By LongDuck

Well, that confirms that you're ignoring all the...

Well, that confirms that you're ignoring all the previous advice about keeping your SA stock as a time capsule...

That said, the SE has a number of improvements that you may run into as challenges...
05-02-18, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By LongDuck

Okay - let's give this another shot from a...

Okay - let's give this another shot from a different angle. Recognize that the -SE uses the Air Control Valve on the lower intake manifold to do 2 things; A) to route backpressure from the rear-most...
04-28-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By LongDuck

Search on my username and Air Flow Meter for...

Search on my username and Air Flow Meter for troubleshooting steps. Reply back if questions, and we'll get it sorted out.
04-28-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By LongDuck

Running it like that will be hard on the Apex...

Running it like that will be hard on the Apex seals with the timing so far off. Fix the leading ignitor and time it correctly before you start applying load. Turning the distributor to its max to get...
04-26-18, 11:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,076
Posted By LongDuck

I dunno about you, but it takes me at least 30min...

I dunno about you, but it takes me at least 30min to remove the intake manifold to the point that I can get to the fuel rail and injectors and any excess gasoline from injector leaks would have...
04-25-18, 01:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By LongDuck

Direct link (pun) as who knows how long the...

Direct link (pun) as who knows how long the original content will be around; Mazda Fusible Links (http://www.jimrothe.com/mazda/fusible_links.html)

Details:
Fortunately, aftermarket fuse...
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