The RX7 rebuild thread

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Nice drex :)....

So when's the engine going to be taken to pieces. Be interesting to see what a rotary engine looks like inside..
 
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brave brave man, might be time for some upgrading of the innards?, i have a friend who has an rx7 with a single turbo, it's pretty bloody mental, i havent seen him for a while actually, i wonder if he's overdone it :p
 
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AcidHell2 said:
Nice drex :)....

So when's the engine going to be taken to pieces. Be interesting to see what a rotary engine looks like inside..

imagine a bag of doritoes with one MASSIVE dorito... thats about it
 
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My only unsolicited advice would be:

Cover all exposed pipework
Dont lay parts on a dirty, dusty floor - put them in boxes with lids
Dont strip down the motor in a dirty, dusty environment
Dont leave cables hanging with bits attached, adds strain and may break the insulator
Dont 'balance' connected parts they will fall
At the very least sit the engine on pallet

I visited a 'Subaru specialist' at the weekend who employed all of the above.
 
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im watching this thread with interest, I have been tempted for a long time to get myself a cheap fc turbo.

DreXeL, what has this cost you so far? I heard that the special engine hoist cannot be hired and costs a lot buy and the gaskets can cost upto £400.
 
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dilated said:
DreXeL, what has this cost you so far? I heard that the special engine hoist cannot be hired and costs a lot buy and the gaskets can cost upto £400.

You don't need a special hoist to lift the engine out, infact it is dead easy as it has lifting eyes bolted on to it, you just attatch a standard hoist. I can only assume you mean a special engine stand, which is partly true. You use a normal stand, but you need a special adapter to fit the engine to it.

It's not 100% neccessery to put it on a stand anyway, it just makes it easier to work on.

As for cost, all the parts required (gaskets, all seals etc.) come to between £600 and £1k, depending weather you buy from the UK or the states. That's assuming the rotors, housings and plates are OK.
 
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just to be sure, ytou have never done this before? can be much worse than service, new brake calipers and suspension on my mk2 golf.
 
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Hope theres a big update after this weekend, all this awesome weather, perfect for doing mechanical stuff, had the back seat of my 200 out to run some wiring to my new autochanger, will finish it off later :)
 
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