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12-29-18, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,975
Posted By Aaron Cake

The Achilles heel of an FC are the 3 piece apex...

The Achilles heel of an FC are the 3 piece apex seals. Mazda built a time bomb into the engine. At some point, when the mileage is high enough, the top piece will roll out.

Oh, and the damn solder...
12-29-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By Aaron Cake

Looks fairly normal to me. The scratching around...

Looks fairly normal to me. The scratching around the spark plug holes is typical. Polish them up with a Scotch Brite pad a bit.
12-29-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,118
Posted By Aaron Cake

All of the FC aux port actuators are pressure...

All of the FC aux port actuators are pressure based. S4 uses exhaust backpressure, S5 uses pressure from the air pump.

Nice thing about a turbo 6 port is that you have a handy source of pressure...
12-29-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,761
Posted By Aaron Cake

A little bit of an update 10 years down the road...

A little bit of an update 10 years down the road after installing the ACC "maroon" carpet.

All the fitment issues I mentioned above still apply of course. Shortcomings in some areas, extra carpet...
12-29-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 114,308
Posted By Aaron Cake

It's weird reading the words "Aaron's ass" and...

It's weird reading the words "Aaron's ass" and "insertion" in the same sentence.
12-29-18, 10:21 AM
12-23-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 58,127
Posted By Aaron Cake

Part 46: RFID Door Locks/Openers - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration

First things first: I'm going to freely admit that this project is not critical to getting the car finished. Honestly it has just been an idea that seems to have implanted itself in my head a few...
12-23-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 114,308
Posted By Aaron Cake

Part 46: RFID Door Locks/Openers - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration

First things first: I'm going to freely admit that this project is not critical to getting the car finished. Honestly it has just been an idea that seems to have implanted itself in my head a few...
07-15-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 114,308
Posted By Aaron Cake

I'm planning on using CAN for non-essentials....

I'm planning on using CAN for non-essentials. Staying away from it for things like brake lights, signals, engine control but using it for door locks, gauges, interior electronics control, etc.

At...
07-15-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 58,127
Posted By Aaron Cake

I find them quite comfy. Never really been one...

I find them quite comfy. Never really been one for high bolsters. Mainly I'm looking for support on the ass and back which these seats do very well.
07-15-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,874
Posted By Aaron Cake

Wow, that is unfortunate news. The world (and the...

Wow, that is unfortunate news. The world (and the forum) is a slightly worse off place now that he's gone.
07-15-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,204
Posted By Aaron Cake

The problem is not traction or reliability in the...

The problem is not traction or reliability in the winter. The problem is salt.

As long as the car is in good shape, a set of snow tires makes it very sure footed.

Rust however, never sleeps.
07-11-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 114,308
Posted By Aaron Cake

Exclamation Part 45: '07 BMW 328i (E90) Seats Installation - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration

As I alluded to in episode 44, part 45 of my '76 Mazda Cosmo restoration deals with retrofitting in a pair of new seats. My ass chose those out of a 2007 BMW 328i, which I then came to know as an...
07-11-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 58,127
Posted By Aaron Cake

Exclamation Part 45: '07 BMW 328i (E90) Seats Installation - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration

As I alluded to in episode 44, part 45 of my '76 Mazda Cosmo restoration deals with retrofitting in a pair of new seats. My ass chose those out of a 2007 BMW 328i, which I then came to know as an...
01-28-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By Aaron Cake

No. The 4 lung knuckle fits fine, they were...

No.

The 4 lung knuckle fits fine, they were all the same.
01-27-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By Aaron Cake

Start here: ...

Start here:

https://www.aaroncake.net/rx-7/megasquirt
01-27-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By Aaron Cake

Unfortunately the forum won't allow a download of...

Unfortunately the forum won't allow a download of the MSL file for some silly reason. Returns a blank page.

That said, based on your description it sounds like the engine is leaning out. Add a...
01-27-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By Aaron Cake

Um, so FE's website doesn't say whether the hall...

Um, so FE's website doesn't say whether the hall sensor needs a pullup or has one in the sensor. I'm going to assume it has an internal pullup since I haven't heard pullups mentioned with the FE hall...
01-27-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Megasquirt MS3 pro issues
Views: 1,277
Posted By Aaron Cake

If the diode was backwards (banded end towards...

If the diode was backwards (banded end towards output, non-banded towards 12V) then it would have ben basically a direct short and could have damaged the output.
01-27-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By Aaron Cake

If it starts, sputters and dies, then it needs...

If it starts, sputters and dies, then it needs more fuel.

Is your fuel pressure correct?

Increase the whole ASE map by 20% as well as the warmup enrichment. You can also increase the amount of...
01-14-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By Aaron Cake

Never heard of TRE but looking at the website is...

Never heard of TRE but looking at the website is looks like they are just reselling standard Bosch and Denso injectors. Probably drilling them out to larger sizes, balancing them, and selling them as...
01-14-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By Aaron Cake

Verify you are getting spark at the trailing...

Verify you are getting spark at the trailing coils.
If not, check the tan wires at the connector for 12V when the key is on IGN.
If you have access to a scope, you can scope the signal wires (uh,...
01-13-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Aaron Cake

https://www.aaroncake.net/rx-7/megasquirt This...

https://www.aaroncake.net/rx-7/megasquirt
This writeup deals with a FC but the only difference is the connection to the crank pickup (it's still a 12 - 2) and coils.

You don't need the relay...
01-13-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Aaron Cake

One thing worth mentioning is that you are in...

One thing worth mentioning is that you are in dangerous territory with the FCD and open exhaust.

If the FCD is functional, I suspect the cutting out is because the engine is running massively...
01-13-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By Aaron Cake

Well, that's creative.

Well, that's creative.
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