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Postby jbrannon7 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:53 pm

Lava Speed 05 wrote:Head gasket leak putting coolant in the oil?

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No, that would make the oil change color, usually white, thinning oil is usually gasoline. Could be leaky injectors.
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Postby BrilloHeadBen » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:33 pm

That was my thought, but the oil has no abnormal scent to it. It does change color, but it turns grey. It's gotta be either fuel or water though, there's no third option that I know of.
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Postby jbrannon7 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:33 pm

BrilloHeadBen wrote:That was my thought, but the oil has no abnormal scent to it. It does change color, but it turns grey. It's gotta be either fuel or water though, there's no third option that I know of.
Probably water. head gasket, head, something like that. There is a 2004 RX8 for $800.00. I posted it on one of Philip's facebook posts.
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Postby Loren » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:03 pm

That engine isn't long for this world, anyway. It's still got bits of broken valve rocker floating around in it. We find more pieces every time we look. (we think it may have been a chunk of metal that wedged itself against the rear main seal inside the engine and caused the recent leak that we had)

Best bet: Swap the engine.

Bonus points: Put a bigger engine in it... it needs to be done.
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Postby twistedwankel » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:23 pm

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/artic ... va-shogun/

So here is what they were really shooting for without costing $80k in today's dollars:)

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