As title suggests, just imported an rx7 from Japan. I dont have any rebuild paper work for it and its done 80k miles.... What have I done!
What year? And they're fun + decently fast, it's all that really matters in a car if you ask me. Just don't daily it, be ready to get your hands dirty, and continue being loose with your wallet.
>Just don't daily it
Don't listen to this pleb. Letting these cars sit is the worst thing you can do to them (and yourself). If you drive it hard (not abusively) the engine will last longer. Remove the oil metering pump and get plugs for the oil injectors, then mix 2-stroke oil in the fuel. Google can tell you the right ratios.
DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS FAGGOT>
The fd is the worst daily car ever. Letting them sit for MONTHS and MONTHS is bad, but sitting a couple days a week is no problem at all. only a poor fucking moron DD this car.
Is it stock? Did you get it through AK Automotive?
Run a compression test on the engine.
Most importantly, how much did you pay? If you paid more than 7k, you were honestly better off with a base 2006 Porsche Cayman for 10k.
In the UK you find high mileage base caymans for 10k the Cayman S for 12k
Most of the time it isn't noticeable, but it'll add up with the oil cooler shitting the bed, also proofs for anyone that thinks I'm talking outta my ass and don't have an fd
I'm debating buying an RX-7, I'm looking to buy one that's stock. The one I'm looking at has recently had a rebuilt engine. If I'm looknig to live with one, what could I do to minimise the bills?
Other than checking out if it has any problems, just keeping up with maintenence is the best advice I can tell you, also premix if you want it isn't ultra necessary but the gas mileage is total shit in the city so if you live in one prepared to get fucked by the pump
>says the douche with a poor mans shit box with high miles that can't afford 2 cars
>says the guy who keeps responding
>says the same fag
>thinks his car is "expensive"
>it's a car owned by kids in high school
Keeping up with what aspects of maintenance? I don't mind changing oil every 6 months. I intend to do 1000 miles each year max. I'll be using the same 99 octane fuel as I use in my current car.
Also, forgive my lack of knowledge, but what's premix?
Thank you in advance for your response.
Show me your rotary experience.
This is coming from somebody who actually dds their 7. If you want a fun little car, the FD is great. But if you've just bought one on an impulse, chances are you already have another more reliable car. Nothing wrong with taking it out every now and then during the week and definitely take it out at least once a week. Sitting is awful for rotaries. But dailying a car like this is just going to be a nuisance for most people because it is not the most comfortable option you have, it is not the most economical option you have. At the very least, have something ready for back up just in case.
Find a place like this, OP.
What's the warmup proceedure like? For the one day of the week that I'll be using it, do I let it sit to warm up, or do I drive under 3k revs until up to temp?
I'll be doing 1k-ish miles a year. How often should I change oil?
Also, I tend to do really short journeys. Do I need to redline and really push the car on the one day that I'm using it, or is it okay just to drive normally?
This guy owns a shop near me that specializes in Mazdas and rotaries.
There were about 12 Rx7s and a few 8s. Most of them were being used for parts, so make of that what you will.
Not sure if youre on the east coast i found this a while ago
>$13k asking price
I like to let it idle till it gets to op temp but the days where I don't have time I still keep my revs to about 2k. Driving it normally is fine, it's not going to blow up if you don't redline it everytime you take it out. That being said, you should probably redline it at least once every couple trips just to clear out your carbon deposits. Don't be too worried if you get a bit of smoke when you redline. I change my oil every 6 months or so, but you want to check your levels and top it off pretty often.
The guy I responded to did have good advice, do the things he said.
I'm from the UK. I'm currently looking at a couple stock RX-7s around the £4-5k marker. Bone stock. One's an automatic and the other is a manual but had a rebuild 5 months ago. Both stock.
I like to let it idle to temp too. I also don't mind changing oil every 6 months.Is it easy to do on a rotary engine? By easy I mean can I do it on my driveway or do I need a ramp?
premix (for a rx7 at least) is 2 stroke boat engine oil (looks blue) mixed into your gas at a precise ratio. i put 250ml of 2stroke oil per every 25L of gas (rx7 tank is 75L). i dunno what that is in america math. just dump the oil in the gas tank then fill it up. change the fuel filter if you buy one.