Rx8 ownership and rebuild....

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Rx8 ownership and rebuild....

Post by richrx » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:30 pm

I enjoyed this guys series of videos, guys at Rotary Revs seem decent, some nice accidental information on a certain engine builder, which is maybe deliberate but subtle?

It is pretty basic... But rotary content 0-0

I'll link to video 1...

https://youtu.be/E33JaUne4cI


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Re: Rx8 ownership and rebuild....

Post by gt_james » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:58 am

Seem good videos. Didn't pick up on the reference to another engine builder, what was it?

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Re: Rx8 ownership and rebuild....

Post by TOOL » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:58 am

Much as I dislike Wayward, pretty standard terms for an engine rebuild.
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Re: Rx8 ownership and rebuild....

Post by TOOL » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:58 am

gt_james wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:58 am
Seem good videos. Didn't pick up on the reference to another engine builder, what was it?
It was the paperwork.
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Re: Rx8 ownership and rebuild....

Post by richrx » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:22 am

I've never rebuilt one, or opened up an engine so only have others for information. From a layman's point of view I would be disappointed in 30k from a 4k rebuild, as it appears miles rather than time have resulted in low compression. Although in the circumstances I know the maintenance of the engine is unknown/suspect.

Rotary Revs guys appeared a bit confused on the porting done, although with out the knowledge personally I don't know if it says more Rotary Revs guys or the original builder?

I am a disgruntled customer so perhaps I'm over reading...


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Re: Rx8 ownership and rebuild....

Post by TOOL » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:44 pm

I only watched the first episode.

EDIT: ok I watched episode 3 lol
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Re: Rx8 ownership and rebuild....

Post by Hobbawobba » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:11 pm

I quite like the series aye. I have heard they are a good group of guys. Hopefully he does the car some justice

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Re: Rx8 ownership and rebuild....

Post by TOOL » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:34 pm

I just finished watching his BMW 330d build series.
Enjoyable.

That last episode of the RX8 had me wondering though.
Rotary Revs had it on the dyno and didn’t spot anything amiss. He takes it to Surrey Rolling Road and the dude instantly says there’s something wrong with it.
Rotary Revs should have spotted that unless he’s saying it happened afterwards?
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Re: Rx8 ownership and rebuild....

Post by Hobbawobba » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:26 pm

Yeah the BMW series was alright aye. They have come along quite well.

He did mention that he had been driving it quite a bit and making it pop/bang didn't he? Could have happened during then I guess

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Re: Rx8 ownership and rebuild....

Post by richrx » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:09 pm

TOOL wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:34 pm
I just finished watching his BMW 330d build series.
Enjoyable.

That last episode of the RX8 had me wondering though.
Rotary Revs had it on the dyno and didn’t spot anything amiss. He takes it to Surrey Rolling Road and the dude instantly says there’s something wrong with it.
Rotary Revs should have spotted that unless he’s saying it happened afterwards?
Doesn't help with the desire to have an E46 330d daily driver though....

I've gotta guess since Rotary Revs spotted the fuel pump issue, surely they would have no hesitation on highlighting a sensor too with the lack of power?

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