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Mazda RX-7 owners

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by dysphemism, May 20, 2003.

  1. dysphemism

    dysphemism 1/2 ton status

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    I was looking into purchasing a used RX-7, the 1993 and 1994 models are pretty cheap. What can you tell me about them. Are high mileage ones still good? How does insurance treat these cars, do they cost more to insure? Any help would be great.
     
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    not an owner.. but i can tell you this... if you find one cheap because the owner let it sit and it wouldnt start... pull the plugs.. pour about 2 caps of tranny fluid down each plug port... reinstall plugs, and crank... they have a problem with the rubber apex seals drying out and not holding compression... also blowing pressurized air can re-set the apex seals to get you home and put new ones in... simple engines to work on....
     
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    again not owner but high mileage will most likely need rebuild but hey a fresh motor in a 93-95(95 was last year not 94) RX-7 is a nice looking and performing car. I am looking for a first generation RX-7 myself but that will end up with SBC power /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif.
     
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    If you can find a 3 rotor twin turbo engine, you can swap that in for your two rotor and put out like 500 HP...very cool stuff. I love rotary engines, I think they are the best engine design yet.
     
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    20b triple rotor and 13b twin rotor you are talking about
     
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    Yes, those are they. I undestand you have to beef up the front suspension for the extra weight, but man, the power would be sick!!!! Eating Vette's for lunch.
     
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    yeah if i could afford it I would build a 20B 93 RX7 in a heartbeat. And I hate imports /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif.
     
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    in the world of rotary engines, there are two ways of doing it...Mazda's, and everyone else's. The RX-7 was a badass car throughout it's production, and the twin turbo 13b was no slouch. The RX-8 is putting out almost as much HP naturally aspirated (severley lacking in torque though), but when someone gets around to making a turbo for it, it's gonna sweet. My favorite RX-7's were the 2nd gens...though I would take a 3rd gen in a second. Just sweet cars.
     
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    I am not an RX-8 fan, to me it was suppossed to be a 2 seater sports car and the severe torque defficiency is a big part of it. Horsepower doesn't mean jack if you don't have torque to get it up and going. But yeah someone will make a TT kit and it will all be over /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif.
     
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    it's a good looking car, and it's supposed to handle like a dream. I guess once you get the revs up, and it revs to like 9 grand, it does prett well, but off the line it's a big dog. The 2+2 seating is growing on me. I'm sure Mazda will put out a turbo version in the next few years.
     
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    rx8 can only hit 9? heh there's 7's in town knockin on 14k
     
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    they say it doesn't come alive till almost 8 and it reds at 9. at like 8000 something there is a beeper that warns you redline is coming up.
     
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    Engine is so smooth that you can't tell by the sound that it's redlining...it just wants to keep revving.
     
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    yeah thats why they have the warning buzzer, thats pretty sweet though, especially if you can get into it make it rev a few more Rs and put some more power throughout the band. Aka give mazda or the aftermarket a year.
     
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    From what I hear, some companies are already make aftermarket stuff for it...which is wild. It's not hard to get more power from a Rotary, just gotta watch those apex seals.
     

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