WikiWirral Wirral's Biggest Online Forum
Forum Stats
12179 Members
65 Forums
72571 Topics
978020 Posts
39 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
99 registered (11kendo, 18 invisible), 1527 Guests and 239 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Broweser for web novice 556
Need help 323
Wirral High Tides? 313
Sometimes You Could Strangle Someone 280
Fat Ball Bird Feeders 253
craft clubs/ knitting/crochet etc 249
WANTED- Mobile Phone 195
I, Daniel Blake 194
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY 194
Deportation Row 179
New General Forums
9\11 Jumpers
by cools
Yesterday at 10:04 AM
Silent Solution
by venice
14th Jan 2017 9:58pm
Spot the differences.
by snowhite
14th Jan 2017 5:39pm
Rip
by sunnyside
13th Jan 2017 3:48pm
New Wirral History
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
Yesterday at 01:28 PM
752 The Old Manor Club, Withens Lane, Liscard
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 2:20pm
751 Plough Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, New Brighton
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 1:38pm
351 Prince Alfred 30 Tunnel Road 30 30 to 32
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:18pm
167 Wirral Arms George Street 9 Grange Street
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:11pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Windows 10 recovery disc
by nidgynoo
27 minutes 38 seconds ago
Lost Mobile Phone
by j_demo
Today at 01:15 AM
Spy in the wild
by rocks
Today at 12:13 AM
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
Yesterday at 07:31 PM
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY
by spinner1
Yesterday at 07:17 PM
Medical Centres
by RUDEBOX
Yesterday at 05:22 PM
Control of The Main Stream Media
by snowshoes
Yesterday at 03:28 PM
XBox 360 plus games and extras
by turnip
Yesterday at 11:58 AM
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
Yesterday at 11:19 AM
January
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
Yesterday at 11:19 AM
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
Yesterday at 11:08 AM
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#519467 - 17th May 2011 9:41am Mazda RX7
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15985
Loc: New Brighton
Hello, I've been offered a Mazda rx7 which needs tips??? Replacing.
Anybody know how easy this is and where to get them?

This shape.

_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
AutoWirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * WikiWirral - Advertising Forum * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#519470 - 17th May 2011 9:45am Re: Mazda RX7 [Re: _Ste_]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
I assume you mean rotor tips due to carbon wear or similar?

Top
#519471 - 17th May 2011 9:52am Re: Mazda RX7 [Re: _Ste_]
sean Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 26th Jun 2005
Posts: 541
Loc: prenton
that'll be expensive, give siverstone autosport a bell on 01244 822327 , they specialise in rotary engines

Top
#519473 - 17th May 2011 10:00am Re: Mazda RX7 [Re: _Ste_]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Yeah, Rhys was lookin at about 3k+ for a rebuild on his RX8 (im sure he said you could do it yourself and it didnt look too bad a job, but parts where still prohibitively expensive and he couldnt be arsed with the hassle), the RX7's don't last as long iirc due to the turbo, and the MPG is just abysmal. He sold it to a garage part-ex in the end, and let them take on the impending problems.

The RX7 is a gorgeous car and the rotory engine is amazing, but the term moneypit comes to mind.

You quite often see them going cheap, and its usually because they require a rebuild. They just dont last long, and are hurt even moreso by people who drive them like normal cars (keeping the revs below 4000 etc).

Top
#519524 - 17th May 2011 11:52am Re: Mazda RX7 [Re: _Ste_]
Nelzy84 Offline
Forum Guardian

Registered: 21st Dec 2010
Posts: 3354
Loc: Wirral
Ste, as Matt said if its the rotor tips your refering to in the wankel engine then rebuilds can be expensive

The rotor tips wear and are the most common reason for engine failure. The tips last around 60,000 miles in standard tune but can last longer, or indeed shorter depending on the life they've led. These days RX-7 engines are rebuilt using the more modern RX-8 rotor tips, as well as a range of high performance rotor tips being available if you've got the monies. Rebuilds of the 13B engine start at around 2500 - undoubtedly a large sum of money but compare this with the cost of rebuilding say a Skyline's RB26DETT engine - both have similar performance.

Try these dudes

http://www.dynodemon.co.uk/home.php?/technical_services
_________________________


Top
#519832 - 17th May 2011 7:57pm Re: Mazda RX7 [Re: _Ste_]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15985
Loc: New Brighton
Cool thanks guys, I can do this myself, I just need to know where to get know where to get the tips, it's not worth replacing 1, may as well do all.
Need a price before commitment.
Had a look on eBay with no results.
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#519853 - 17th May 2011 8:16pm Re: Mazda RX7 [Re: _Ste_]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Guardian

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 9645
Loc: Birkenhead
About 400 Ste.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#519903 - 17th May 2011 8:53pm Re: Mazda RX7 [Re: _Ste_]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15985
Loc: New Brighton
Is that a whole set dd? laugh
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#519914 - 17th May 2011 9:15pm Re: Mazda RX7 [Re: _Ste_]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Guardian

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 9645
Loc: Birkenhead
Yes, set of six.

Quite a lot of choice, from what I've gleaned.

original RX7 rotor seals good for 50K mile, and probably cause least wear/damage to the rotor housing.

Ceramic rotor seals last a lot longer but cost four times the price and can have a occasional tendancy to shatter (especially on turbos), destroying everything in sight.

Various people make alternative rotor seal kits (some include genuine Mazda springs in the price)

Do a search for "Apex seals" which is the proper name for the seals.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#520052 - 18th May 2011 9:06am Re: Mazda RX7 [Re: _Ste_]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15985
Loc: New Brighton
Thanks mate, will do happy
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Windows 10 recovery disc
by nidgynoo
27 minutes 38 seconds ago
Lost Mobile Phone
by spinner1
Yesterday at 06:56 PM
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
Yesterday at 01:28 PM
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY
by GaryFromWirral
Yesterday at 11:28 AM
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
Yesterday at 11:19 AM
For Sale & Free
Childs LFC peddle bike 5 - 8 Yrs
by Pete_M
13th Jan 2017 8:41pm
Projector
by madrob
13th Jan 2017 3:35pm
27 apple flavoured iron supplement sachets
by turnip
12th Jan 2017 7:46pm
25 Rail Travel Voucher
by turnip
12th Jan 2017 7:04pm
XBox 360 plus games and extras
by turnip
12th Jan 2017 6:44pm
Featured Member
Registered: 21st Jul 2009
Posts: 1446
Newest Members
pjmeaneydog, jennynoonan, nicklive66, MikeStewart, AronW
12179 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
Yesterday at 11:19 AM
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
Yesterday at 11:08 AM
Asbestos shed removal
by TRFCKrisTRFC
13th Jan 2017 10:51pm
Need help
by Dilly
12th Jan 2017 10:00pm
Royal Navy Dockyards Plymouth in Winter
by paxvobiscum
7th Jan 2017 9:18am
News : New Topics
Lost Mobile Phone
by spinner1
Yesterday at 06:56 PM
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY
by GaryFromWirral
Yesterday at 11:28 AM
Control of The Main Stream Media
by fish5133
Yesterday at 12:46 AM
Deportation Row
by granny
14th Jan 2017 12:23pm
Wirral High Tides?
by Gibbo
13th Jan 2017 8:33am
New Enthusiast Forums
Windows 10 recovery disc
by nidgynoo
27 minutes 38 seconds ago
Facebook Account Advice
by fish5133
14th Jan 2017 2:50pm
Spy in the wild
by cools
14th Jan 2017 2:45pm
I, Daniel Blake
by eddtheduck
14th Jan 2017 1:22pm
Medical Centres
by granny
14th Jan 2017 9:27am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY 194
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead? 149
Lost Mobile Phone 94
Chinese New Year Liverpool 13
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool 9
Windows 10 recovery disc 0
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 8:18am
Sunset Mon 4:26pm
Local Time Mon 10:50am
WikiWirral Can . . . .