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 Post subject: 82 rx7 turbo diesel
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:00 pm 

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Location: Oregon
This is my work in progress 1982 rx7 gsl with a diesel engine out of a 1984 mazda b2200.
I had the truck for a long time and rust finally destroyed the frame to a point where It was no longer road worthy.
The engine still ran fine and the rx7 was sitting in my yard engine-less at the time.
The truck originally came NA so I figured I would try it that way first. 59hp 100ft/lbs is really slow. The turbo is off a 1985 mercedes 300d and now running about 15psi
I have about 8000 miles on the swap now, average about 38 mpg highway mid 30s in the city
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Pre-turbo
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The former truck
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 Post subject: Re: 82 rx7 turbo diesel
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:46 pm 

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How's the performance??? Glad to see you saved what otherwise would have ended up at the junkyard and managed to keep mostly Mazda.


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 Post subject: Re: 82 rx7 turbo diesel
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:06 pm 

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Location: Oregon
Olycarguy wrote:
How's the performance??? Glad to see you saved what otherwise would have ended up at the junkyard and managed to keep mostly Mazda.



Its alright, 0-60 is about 10 seconds which is reasonable for a diesel, especially compared to the truck which was about 18.
I enjoy it though


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 Post subject: Re: 82 rx7 turbo diesel
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:45 pm 
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Gee, she'd be a little front end heavy now! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: 82 rx7 turbo diesel
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:56 am 
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Wow,

Good to see people thinking outside the square.

And actually go through and finish the converson they started. :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: 82 rx7 turbo diesel
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:53 pm 
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So are you raiding the used fish and chip oil from your local diner and making your own bio diesel now ?

That's what I'd be doing, free fuel ! Apparently easy to make.


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 Post subject: Re: 82 rx7 turbo diesel
PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:28 pm 
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Amazing! I love a rotor motor but I've wanted to for a while now do a derv conversion on an FD 8)

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 Post subject: Re: 82 rx7 turbo diesel
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:39 pm 

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:22 pm
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Location: Oregon
gypsy wrote:
So are you raiding the used fish and chip oil from your local diner and making your own bio diesel now ?

That's what I'd be doing, free fuel ! Apparently easy to make.



here in Oregon you can get 100% biodiesel at the pump cheaper than diesel. I just paid $2.79 a gallon for b100 (73 cents/ liter) and I don't have to hassle with all the mess and all the expensive equipment. But I do run it! Lots of people give funny looks when i roll by smelling like veggie oil :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: 82 rx7 turbo diesel
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:09 pm 
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Why is it, when I follow you, your exhaust smells like fries cooking?! :tu: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 82 rx7 turbo diesel
PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:56 am 

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Location: Austin, TX
Interesting, like an old school version of Mazda's current race cars.


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 Post subject: Re: 82 rx7 turbo diesel
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:03 pm 

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Location: Sydney
Diesel economy and handling!


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 Post subject: Re: 82 rx7 turbo diesel
PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:58 pm 
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Fantastic build. I would daily drive that thing forever. :tu: 8)

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 Post subject: Re: 82 rx7 turbo diesel
PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:14 am 
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Glad to see you made your way over here. Hope she is still running like a champ! When you get back here we should do some performance tests for fun. Your conversion Vs. my bone stock 12a car. Of course I am certain you will win the economy challenge lol


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