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RomPirate's new-new-new-new car

Postby RomPirate » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:23 pm

Well, new to me at least.

I've been looking at getting another car for some time now. Took a look at the Fiesta ST, the FR-S and some E46's. I'm a shade tree mechanic that happens to like tools a lot too, and my other cars have been so darn reliable I haven't had a good wrenching in some time. It only makes sense that I buy one of the least reliable- I mean highest maintenance cars in modern times.

She doesn't run at the moment. Aside from the bumper damage the rest of the car is complete. But dirty. Very dirty.

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Re: RomPirate's new-new-new-new car

Postby tankinbeans » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:20 pm

Noice. Another Mazda in the fold. I've always been intrigued by the RX-8 but don't know that I would do it justice.
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Re: RomPirate's new-new-new-new car

Postby bk7794 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:11 pm

RomPirate wrote:Well, new to me at least.

I've been looking at getting another car for some time now. Took a look at the Fiesta ST, the FR-S and some E46's. I'm a shade tree mechanic that happens to like tools a lot too, and my other cars have been so darn reliable I haven't had a good wrenching in some time. It only makes sense that I buy one of the least reliable- I mean highest maintenance cars in modern times.

She doesn't run at the moment. Aside from the bumper damage the rest of the car is complete. But dirty. Very dirty.
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Ah yes, I did the same thing. I haven't touched a thing since I bought it though.

Looks like a fun project. Do you have a garage?
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Re: RomPirate's new-new-new-new car

Postby potownrob » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:47 am

bk7794 wrote:
RomPirate wrote:Well, new to me at least.

I've been looking at getting another car for some time now. Took a look at the Fiesta ST, the FR-S and some E46's. I'm a shade tree mechanic that happens to like tools a lot too, and my other cars have been so darn reliable I haven't had a good wrenching in some time. It only makes sense that I buy one of the least reliable- I mean highest maintenance cars in modern times.

She doesn't run at the moment. Aside from the bumper damage the rest of the car is complete. But dirty. Very dirty.
]


Ah yes, I did the same thing. I haven't touched a thing since I bought it though.

Looks like a fun project. Do you have a garage?
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Re: RomPirate's new-new-new-new car

Postby RomPirate » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:29 am

I have a 1 car garage (miata lives in it) for three cars + wife's. The Rx8 is on jackstands off to the side.

So I purchased a rotary compression tester (rotarycompressiontester.com) compression is poor! Cold: 66 PSI @ 226 RPM == ~73 PSI @ 250. Compression can only be lower when engine is up to operating temperature. Haven't even tried to start it due to a leaky fuel pump. Dropping in a new pump this weekend and will try to start it. My expectations are low :cry:
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Re: RomPirate's new-new-new-new car

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:21 am

RomPirate wrote:I have a 1 car garage (miata lives in it) for three cars + wife's. The Rx8 is on jackstands off to the side.

So I purchased a rotary compression tester (rotarycompressiontester.com) compression is poor! Cold: 66 PSI @ 226 RPM == ~73 PSI @ 250. Compression can only be lower when engine is up to operating temperature. Haven't even tried to start it due to a leaky fuel pump. Dropping in a new pump this weekend and will try to start it. My expectations are low :cry:

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