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    2007 RX8 - Track or ideal for LS1 conversion

    Client of mine has a 2007 RX8, Manual 143000ks thats going up for sale.

    Recently developed a misfire and was hard to start so suspected seal gone. He has run upper engine cleaner through it and it now starts no prob but still misses.

    It could still be a stuck seal or it could need engine out. ... what you pit back in is your choice

    Silver, Leather etc

    Still has ACT rego til 9/9

    Is looking for $3900 ... ad will only be up for a couple days if not it being sold to a mate for a racecar

    Located northside of canberra .. pics up tonight

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    Mildly interested. Expressing interest.

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    Colours? This is not the worst idea I've had?

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    Shit Dod read again sorry for dumb... As above mildly interested..

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    Aren't all RX8s ideal for LS1 conversions? Like, it's something that should have been done at the factory.

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    What he said...

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    Hey guys, my car here, Thanks Dr for putting this online.

    I'm not a massive car guy, but have always loved the RX8s and bought this about a year ago and has been reliable until about a month ago. I'm a chef and went to start it up one night after work and took ages to start. When it did, it started idling rough and went to drive it and was misfiring heaps. I was explaining to Cosrat what was going on, and he got me some Subaru upper engine cleaner and at midnight one night after work we pulled the plugs and soaked the chambers in cleaner, plugs back in and went to start it. Fired up easily (and each other time since) but was still misfiring, not as bad as before though.

    Work has been flat out the last month, and I've not had a chance to get it looked at more, and ive kind of lost the love for the RX8. I have a friend who wants to turn it into a race / rally car but what he's offered is a little low so after discussion with Cos, he said he might know a place to advertise up and here it is.

    Overall its I'd say an 7.5-8/10 clean and tidy. Leather interior, 143000kms (99% certain on that) and has rego for 3 more weeks. I can put more rego on it at your cost if someone wants to keep it rego'd happy to discuss

    Manual, not Auto as well
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    Is every else in the driveline other than the motor working? Any other issues that are known?

    Does it drive now? Is it missing when cruising around or when you get on it (up in the rev range)?

    Is it throwing any CEL's?
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    everything else is fine and no other known issues.

    Car does drive, misfire is usually worse at low revs, clears up higher in the rev range but still there. CEL is on, havent read the codes but I can get a reader to do that

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    There's an RX8 Cup Series about to start. People are grabbing these with fucked engines for around the 2 to 3k mark. Once it's out of rego if you get desperate let me know...
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    Looks like LSifying this going to be out of reach me atm. Heart says yes but mind is saying not another car to the stable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboy View Post
    There's an RX8 Cup Series about to start. People are grabbing these with fucked engines for around the 2 to 3k mark. Once it's out of rego if you get desperate let me know...
    have already been lowballed by a couple of these guys. Want it gone before rego goes, if you are interested make an offer
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    If anyone is interested, I have found a second hand motor at a workshop that can be fitted - remove & refit - for around $3500. Thats up in Syd

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    What's an approximate cost for LS swap in this?

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    15-25k depending how you go about it.

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    depends on how much wrk you can do yourself

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    That rules me out. So keen though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lachbr View Post
    depends on how much wrk you can do yourself
    That's doing it all yourself.

    Big price differences between motors, using speed fittings or hose and clamps. Replacing consumable such as clutch etc or reusing.

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    My guess was 10k. 4 -6k for both engine and labour. Obviously I know fk all. That LS rx8 that was for sale in here for 20ish was good value then.
    Good luck with the sale.

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    ^^ You realise the guy above built that one right?

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    only advertised for the next day or two otherwise its going to the best offer put forward, so if anyone is interested send me a pm please

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    Quote Originally Posted by lachbr View Post
    only advertised for the next day or two otherwise its going to the best offer put forward, so if anyone is interested send me a pm please
    Forwarded this onto a mate of mine with many Mazda's and access to spare engines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MZ21 View Post
    ^^ You realise the guy above built that one right?
    Nope. I did not. It would have been nice if he built another one that I could buy from him with fairy dust from my kids garden. It is real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by landbarge View Post
    Nope. I did not. It would have been nice if he built another one that I could buy from him with fairy dust from my kids garden. It is real.

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    Am I missing something? Are you calling me out on what it cost, or if I even did it?

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    I am flat stick broke. An LS swapped rx8 would be great to have around. My offer for you to build another LS rx8 and for me and to pay you with fairy dust from my kids garden stands. I am fresh out of fishtanks and lizards

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    Quote Originally Posted by lachbr View Post
    have already been lowballed by a couple of these guys. Want it gone before rego goes, if you are interested make an offer
    I'm not convinced whether to go RX8 yet. Know a few people looking for cars for the series though, hence my comment.

    Car is worth less with no rego, and people building racecars give no fucks for rego. Just so you know...
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    Rego was moreso for someone if they wanted to keep it Renesis powered.

    $3200 take it away - drive it away. .. if nothing by the weekend its gone

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    How easy is it to put in a S4 13bt?



    Got a ported motor, but nice FCs are hard to get this might be just the ticket.
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    Where are you located? Ill come take a look.

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