Rx7 fd3 first time starting, bad water seal lots of smoke
First start after attempting many times a few days ago with no luck just managed to flood it. This time i adjusted the idle screw out 1 turn as was having to use the throttle before to keep it running what after a few seconds would flood it, plugged the stock ecu back in, span the engine over at full throttle with the coils unplugged, ecu/injector fuse out and plugs out to clear the rotors of any fuel, heated my plugs up in the oven at 150 deg c for 10 minutes lol and started no problem.
The smoke from around the turbos is because i heat wrapped the downpipe and it hasnt got hot before.
Has sat for over 4months without running in what time i slowley carried out these mods, hks downpipe, hks rs intakes, blitz nur spec cat back, removing air pump, removing ACV and solenoids, under drive pulleys, replacing all the vacuum pipes under the UIM with silicone ones, fitting Efini Y Pipes, hks hard pipes with samco hoses and of corse the Apexi power fc pro with commander.
Lots of smoke in this video where it has a bad water seal. I knew about this before starting it this time but wanted to check all the vac pipes etc were good and it would start before looking in to the water prob any thurther.
Car is running good compression at the moment but dont know for how much longer! Min 107 psi and max 115psi
Hopefully what i done above may help some of you others unflood your car! The ecu fuse is next to the battery positive terminal and is the centre one of the 5.
Rx7 fd3 learning to idle on apexi power fc
Second start up with apexi fc after fitting hks downpipe, hks rs intakes, blitz nur spec cat back, removing air pump, removing ACV and solenoids, under drive pulleys, replacing all the vacuum pipes under the UIM with silicone ones, fitting Efini Y Pipes, hks hard pipes with samco hoses and of corse the Apexi power fc pro with commander.
Revs drop down a little low to start with but pick up again by the time i get under the bonnet with camera
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400 Horsepower RX-7 in Tokyo
Met up with a guy who has a 400 hp RX-7 when it's running at low Boost. To ensure the longevity of the engine he's running his T04 turbo at about 12psin (very low Boost). It has 2 apex seals on a bridge port motor. He gave a demo on the freeway and showed what it can do.
This is one serious rotary right here. On of the best and fastest rx-7's I have yet seen.
my fresh rebuild rx7 half bridge port quick vid part2
just a quick video my my fresh build
1/2 BRIDGE PORTED PLATES BY ERA DE CLERK
ENGINE BUILT BY REWORX
HKS MANIFOLD/SCREAMER PIPE AND turboNETICS WASTEGATE
2x850cc PRIMARY INJECTORS 2x1680cc SECONDARY INJECTORS ON 2ND FUEL RAIL
TWIN PLATE OS GIKEN CLUTCH AND FLYWHEEL
Motec M2R ECU
HKS EVC V
BOSCH 044 FUEL PUMP & IN-TANK SWIRL POT
SEIBON BONNET (KNIGHT SPORTS)
CUSTOM DOWNPIPE, BLITZ NUR SPEC R Exhaust
18" Ultralites 265/35 on rear
636 stunt practice fag drag cirles
Managed one full circle while fag dragging (foot dragging) the week before so practiced on getting around more times today. Still a long way to go but got the basics!
Video is just a few clips thrown together so ignore the lack of fading etc....
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RX-8 WARM START PROBLEM! *UPDATED*
Ive since then took the car and had it fixed. Turns out the starter wasn't turning quick enough and causing the car not to start. Spark plugs were pretty bad too.They said the compression was a little low but not enough to worry about i guess. $800 later... it starts right up.
So I've owned this car for about 2 1/2 years and it has been fine till about a few months ago. I noticed it took my car a little longer than normal to start but never really thought anything of it. It takes about 4-6 secs to start cold but if the car is warmed up and i try to start back up, its a no go. dealer said it sounds like compression loss but cant be sure till they look at it. if anyone knows what might be going on or had something similar please let me know in the comments. id appreciate it.
blue devil head gasket sealant repairs a blown head gasket
A product called Blue Devil Head Gasket Sealant is added to the radiator and is said to repair head gasket leaks.This product saved me ~2k +.With their money back guarantee I had nothing to lose.Spent some time on Saturday and Sunday doing the work and was driving on Monday.Can't say it will fix all head gasket issues but i have nothing but accolades for this product.All error codes were cleared.This product does not contain solids as did products from the last century.Go to their website and follow the directions instead of what is on the bottle.What you need to do is remove as much glycol solution as you can,remove the thermostat,fill with water,add the "Blue Devil",cap the radiator and circulate for 50 minutes.This solution will flash when it hits the hot spot(bad gasket)leaving sodium silicate behind.In theory this is a permanent repair.
We shall see.
Update:3/20/10 After ~1100 miles it is still holding.Oil is clear with no coolant and there is no coolant loss.
Update#2: 12/3/10 There is now 4k on the motor since adding BD.Just did the second oil change.Added about 1/2 pint of coolant .Ready for winter.Still going strong.No smoke or coolant loss issues.
Update #3: 3/14/11,85,000 miles,7,000 miles since "the" repair. The past week resulted in coolant getting into the cylinders.There was no coolant in the oil and the expansion tank was not bubbling.The vehicle was not smoking like the last time,just a light vapor and coolant dripping from the weep hole on the muffler.
Added a bottle of BD and yes it worked again.Anyone want to buy a truck ?