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03-05-07, 05:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,127
Posted By MechE00

Go to an autocross... you'll have a chance to...

Go to an autocross... you'll have a chance to learn a little about how to really drive for one thing, and you won't have to worry about cops or accidents.

If you think a straight line is all you...
02-28-07, 07:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,049
Posted By MechE00

Crap... that sucks. Looks like that RX-7 is now...

Crap... that sucks. Looks like that RX-7 is now a parts car.

I can't really parse what you wrote about what happened, so I can't really guess if there's some advice to give for avoiding a similar...
02-28-07, 07:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,541
Posted By MechE00

My NA RX-7 gets better gas mileage than the RX-8...

My NA RX-7 gets better gas mileage than the RX-8 (but obviously is also slower).

RX-8 has airbags.

RX-8 will depreciate a HELL of a lot faster than the FC will...
02-25-07, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By MechE00

Old Parts

What do you guys do with the old/worn out parts you take off your cars? I have my old/rusted/non-functional exhaust, and am wondering what to do with it. Sure I could just put it in my trash...
02-23-07, 10:20 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,701
Posted By MechE00

Hmm.. I think this all started because one guy...

Hmm.. I think this all started because one guy was talking about inferring something about the shape of the engine output curve from the two commonly provided data points of Peak HP @ RPM and Peak Tq...
02-15-07, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By MechE00

Hmm.. I have stock exhaust manifold, and just...

Hmm.. I have stock exhaust manifold, and just whatever cat I could get to replace my cat with broken studs, and the dynomax exhaust, and the exhaust is louder than stock.

Now if you want a loud...
02-11-07, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By MechE00

Huh? Slimjim is less than $10, and rx-7s are...

Huh? Slimjim is less than $10, and rx-7s are ridiculously easy to open... or at least that is what I thought when my driver's side door handle broke. But hey, whatever, if you like to break...
09-02-06, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By MechE00

Just to close the circle on this story, I...

Just to close the circle on this story, I happened to find a somewhat local store that had Redline products (Ben Pilla), so I thought I'd go ahead and put the advice I received to the test.

While...
07-30-06, 05:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By MechE00

Water Pump?

Lately my 86 RX7 has been consuming coolant. There is wet grime with a greenish tinge (my antifreeze is also green) visible on the front of the engine just below and to the passenger side of where...
06-25-06, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By MechE00

Redline is claiming their MT90 is a 75W90 oil,...

Redline is claiming their MT90 is a 75W90 oil, not a 90W oil, not an 80W-90 oil. It is true that Redline later claims "If a 90W GL-4 ... is required, MT90 may be used." ...but that is a vendor...
06-18-06, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By MechE00

Well, nobody I've checked carries anything...

Well, nobody I've checked carries anything thicker than 80w90 (unless you go to the 145 weight stuff).

The FSM recommends 90 or 80w90... so I'm leary of going down to 75. The FSM also allows for...
06-17-06, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By MechE00

Napa is a "no" on Redline Transmission products. ...

Napa is a "no" on Redline Transmission products. Same with Advance and Autozone.

Further, according to Redline's website about MT90:


I'm a bit confused.
06-12-06, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By MechE00

I've located a NAPA that's only a couple miles...

I've located a NAPA that's only a couple miles off my commute, I'll check it out.

Once again, many thanks!
06-12-06, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By MechE00

Hmm.. I'm not that knowledgable on gear oils, but...

Hmm.. I'm not that knowledgable on gear oils, but I'm a little bit surprised to hear "Mobil 1" and "cheapo". So the general concensus is that dinosaur gear oils are the better choice?

If Redline...
06-11-06, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By MechE00

Noisy transmission when cold, but no grinding

I think I've put too thick of a transmission fluid in. I put in Valvoline 80w90 GL-5 in, and now when I start the car after it's cooled off there is a whirring noise even when the gear selecter is...
05-14-06, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By MechE00

Wheel Studs-- Getting the rear brake rotor off??

Any advice on getting the rear rotor off to swap out a broken wheel stud?

I've got the caliper off, and the two screws undone, but the gigantic "Lock Nut" in the center is vexing me something...
02-28-06, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By MechE00

Well, as an update, it turns out that things look...

Well, as an update, it turns out that things look like it might have just been the Pep Boy's alternator.

I am relieved (that the problem was not more seious), but somewhat confused. I have no...
02-27-06, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By MechE00

That's my luck...

Well, the morning drive today was very cold-- in the teens. The car seemed to have a little bit of extra power, maybe because it was so cold. Lots of traffic, and I drive for fuel economy mostly,...
02-25-06, 03:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Posted By MechE00

Suspension Techniques "adjustable" front sway bar

Hello all, I recently purchased front and rear Suspension Techniques sway bars. The front was described to me before purchasing as an adjustable sway bar. I checked around on the web, and websites...
07-08-05, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By MechE00

Well, I ended up failing for an exhaust leak.. ...

Well, I ended up failing for an exhaust leak..

Thanks for the info on the cat, though.. I am searching now for info on replacement cats, and may post a separate thread about it soon..
06-23-05, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By MechE00

Ok.. no help on that one, I guess... Anybody...

Ok.. no help on that one, I guess...

Anybody got any better ideas than cutting to be able to look past that heat shield? Is there a trick I don't know about to get it done?

Thanks..
06-20-05, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By MechE00

13B-RE? Isn't that a JDM motor already? What...

13B-RE? Isn't that a JDM motor already? What was this, a failed swap attempt?

_NO_ clutch, or the clutch went bad? If there's really _NO_ clutch, I'd be quite afraid of that car if you...
06-20-05, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By MechE00

I've been hunting for exhaust leaks and one thing...

I've been hunting for exhaust leaks and one thing that might help you localize a sound is a hose or a tube.. I just took the hose off my shop vac, and pointed around with that (the other end up to...
06-20-05, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By MechE00

A drain hole in the cat?

Hey guys, I'm fooling around trying to track down an exhaust leak or two on my 86 GXL. I've taken care of one just after the first pre-cat, but in my main cat there's hot exhaust gas coming out from...
06-04-05, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By MechE00

Alright, before this spirals away into a...

Alright, before this spirals away into a nomenclature war.. I had a chance to check out the online manuals.

In section 13 of the 88 manual on page 4 of the pdf or page 13-3 according to original...
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