What are the most common things wrong with a RX7 FD 93-95

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  1. Quaid

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    im planning to buy a rx7 i sell some pretty cheap from 9-16k just want to know what are some common things wrong with this car. Someone told me if i buy this car prepare to spend another 20g on repairs
     
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    ya they said something like the eariler fd engine seems to blow
     
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    If you don't know anything about rotaries, please educate yourself before you buy one.

    www.rx7club.com and www.nopistons.com are your ideal sources for information.

    The FD contains a sequential turbo system that has tons of vacuum lines. If any of these lines become damaged, the potential to overboost is great and subsequently engine failure can result from the increased temperature and engine stress.

    Rotaries don't like:
    1) heat
    2) running lean
     
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    Rotories are not nearly as finicky as people make them out to be. They're simpler than piston engines, and pretty damn easy to work on. Just keep up on your oil changes, and put two-stroke oil in the gas tank with every fill up.
     
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    Well there's this one engine problem they have...
    It's a pretty easy fix tho all you gotta do is just replace this...
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    with this...
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    DIAF. You don't buy an RX so you can put a V8 in it, or if you do, at least buy one that's already been bastardized by someone else.
     
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    The Bad: Vacuum lines, turbos cracking, fuel filter not getting changed=lean=boom, apex seals going out, early interiors falling apart, if it overheats once; you are probably screwed, if you are not mechanically inclined, you will pay a lot in labor, anything else I forgot.

    The Good: You will get Japans purist sportscar.
     
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    Motha F*ckin WORD!
     
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    I'm buying the S14 I plan on using for my LS1/S14 project this weekend.
    w00t
     
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    ls1 ftmfw!

    an overheated rotory is no good. it WILL need a new engine.
     
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    Motherfucking :werd:. And this is coming from a former rotary-powered FD owner.
     
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    DIAF. You buy whatever chassis you want and power it with whatever engine makes the power you want.

    I have half the mind to do it SOLELY to piss off the "purists"
     
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    :ugh:

    My complete pullout was $4k and lots of guys are getting them way cheaper than that. Sure, you could do an LS7 for $12k, but you'd be a fucktard with too much money. Going LSx is still way cheaper then multiple rotary rebuilds.
     
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    There is nothing like a twin turbo 2700 LB car. The problem with the FD is the owners. When you modify an FD ,it must be done right. No room for error...if you open the intake/exhaust, then you better control your boost and add fuel(common mistake). And I'll take the high revving sound of a rotary over just about anything.
     
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    LSx > that rotard shit
     
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    oh a drift event....cool :ugh:
     
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    AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHA you would have to be straight up RETARDED to believe that AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA
     
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    :hsugh:

    That must mean that anything LSx sucks, amirite?

    I don't need to win anyone to my side. Most people decide to do the swap after they realize how much they've spent on rotary rebuilds.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    :rofl:

    1.) YOU CAN'T PUT A CORVETTE PULLOUT IN AN RX7 :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
    2.) WHO SAID ANYTHING ABOUT LS2's?
    3.) THOSE ARE ALL WAY OVERPRICED. T56's are $1500 all day long (I just bought mine for $1200 with 18k miles so no, it is not old and tired, more BS :rofl:). An LS2 can be had for $4k by itself easily. LS1/T56's combos should not go for more than $3500 MAX. If anyone is paying more than that they are not looking hard enough. For the prices you are talking about, $12k will buy you an LS7/T56.
    4.) YOU DON'T HAVE TO BUY HIGH MILEAGE LS1'S. You can buy low mileage combos that are not "old and tired". You are grasping onto a useless argument here. Besides, a high mileage LS1/T56 is nothing to be afraid of it it passes a compression test. Where do you make this shit up?
    5.) Do you even have experience buying engine/transmissions and swapping them into cars? I highly doubt it.

    So, with your own advice:

    Shut your mouth and open your eyes.

    Next?
     
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    ah, ebay......I mean, it has to be the lowest prices. Its ebay....:hsugh:

    take a look on LS1tech. pullouts go for $3-4k all day long.
     
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    Or hit up any local salvage yard. They are full of carnies looking to make a quick buck. Show up, don't even look at the motor, just shoot bullshit with them, they think those motors are worth gold Establish that they know jack shit about cars, and then leave in a hustle, saying "well call me if you ever decide to sell your shit for market value and not carnie value." They will call you back in a week or two and say "have I got a deal for you." You don't always get call backs but go to five or so and someone is bound to call back.
     

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