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Old 07-11-2016, 07:22 PM   #31
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No, still no start

Pressed, gas peddle and clutch peddle

Stare at this tomorrow.






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Old 07-12-2016, 08:03 AM   #32
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Just being funny

The not turning over issue, I think it is the throttle body not being on the car. Coolant runs thru the throttle body, I can see if the TB is not present, then do not start.
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Dude, WTF is going on here. You're trying to find out whether or not the engine is blown right? Do a compression test and put the thing to bed once and for all.

Are you seriously trying to start it w/o a throttle body?
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Are you seriously trying to start it w/o a throttle body?
No, I'm trying to turn over the engine.

The starter is not engaging, thus not turning over.
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I think he's more wondering why you're trying to crank the engine at all without the throttle body installed.
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Cranking w/o the TB is fine, trying to start it, not so much though.

I'm wondering if the EGI fuse helps power the starter.

Is it not engaging or just not spinning, not doing anything at all?
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Put the #2 plugs back in, pull th TB off, pull the EGI fuse and crank the engine over and LISTEN very carefully
I did what he said?
The fuse is marked IG on mine, I did find what I think is a relay that is marked EGI.
I pulled the TB and the fuse marked IG, put compression tester in Top #1 plug hole, spark plug in lower #1 plug hole, I put plugs in #2.
Connected battery
depressed clutch peddle
depressed accelerator peddle
Turned the key

Nothing, no click, nothing
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The relay and starting circuit are different on the 8 than the other models. Pulling the IG fuse may prevent power from going to the solenoid.
You MAY have to pull the CAS plug and reinstall the EGI fuse.
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The oil in the air filter can be from from the oil fill..the oil can run run down the breather tube into the air filter. Looking at your pictures though it looks like it has been blowing oil out into the intake...usually that is a poor compression issue

You should clean your MAF..it is likely flooded with the oil from the intake

The front seal can leak...but another common place for the RX-8 to leak is from the oil metering pump area. Oil on top of the engine is often a leaking o-ring where the oil fill tube and the iron meet. The nuts there seem to get loose easily and leak

If they are the original coils then replace them...and the wires and plugs. They are a well known weak point on the Renesis


The easiest way to try and start it is to pull it... Check the spark with a spark tester or an inductive timing light if it won't start.




Pull the ES sensor plug to do the compression test...it is easier than anything else

Another thing to try is reset the Eccentric shaft profile...it's the key on...pump the brakes 20+ times quickly until the oil guage sweeps. The ES sensor controls the ignition and injection ...so it is always a good thing to reset if you don't know whats been done to the car

With that kind of mileage , unless you got a unicorn...it likely has low compression and needs a rebuild


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Compression Test:
#1 = 50psi
#2 = didn't do
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What do we do with this thread, just let it die?

I'm taking the car to a frame shop to check it out. If the frame is straight or can be straightened I will attempt the engine swap.

Until the frame shop!
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It starts and runs
Saturday I did the de-flooding procedures, it started and smoked, I keep it running until the smoke subsided.
Drove it a short distance on the road, shut it off, restarted it, shut it off for the day.
Sunday, I tried to start it, it would not start, started the de-flooding procedure again, forgot to press the gas petal before turning the key, it starter right up.

Could this mean the engine is a good rebuild candidate?

I've read the rebuilders web sites, they read, that most engines are too damaged to be rebuilt.
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Kevin Landers of Rotary Resurrection in Morristown Tennessee. He is the home of the budget rebuilds. Quality work with no bull shit. Until the keg is cracked open no real way of knowing the true condition of it.
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It starts and runs
Saturday I did the de-flooding procedures, it started and smoked, I keep it running until the smoke subsided.
Drove it a short distance on the road, shut it off, restarted it, shut it off for the day.
Sunday, I tried to start it, it would not start, started the de-flooding procedure again, forgot to press the gas petal before turning the key, it starter right up.

Could this mean the engine is a good rebuild candidate?

I've read the rebuilders web sites, they read, that most engines are too damaged to be rebuilt.
The donor for FrankenB had all the same problems. Everything internal was immaculate save the housings had the typical wear caused by the assist piece. Built my Treffeisen Special Renni and it did 207rwhp
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