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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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Postby Loren » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:54 am

Ben's about ready to junk this car.

Ran when parked.
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Postby twistedwankel » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:35 pm

If EVER there was a perfect start for the Grassroots $2018 Challenge next October - FASTIVA is it. For scrap purchase price one could pretty much go nuts on the driveline. :wise:

It's got a FL title so you can actually drive it to Gainesville!!
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Postby Loren » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:46 pm

Cool, so when do you want to pick it up, Doug?
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Postby twistedwankel » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:00 pm

If I could find a rear ended/t boned Mazdaspeed3 I wonder what Ben would charge me to bolt that FWD driveline into the Fastiva? God would that be scary fun or what?
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Postby Loren » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:41 pm

Would be fun... but, wouldn't be an easy fit.
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Postby Loren » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:43 pm

The last ride of the FASTiva. :salute:
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Postby Native » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:46 pm

R.I.P.

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Postby twistedwankel » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:14 pm

Almost 66,000 views on this topic. That's just nuts.
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Postby Native » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:09 pm

twistedwankel wrote:Almost 66,000 views on this topic. That's just nuts.
Loren sits up late at night and just clicks back and forth, off and on pages, to drive up the counts... :whip:
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