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Impact of synthetic oil on 1988 Mazda RX7 with 80k miles

We have a 1988 Mazda RX7 with an odometer showing 81k+ miles. We don't know whether it rolled over, but it has at least this many miles. Based on the condition of the car, I'm inclined to think it has ...
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1988 RX7 not turning over

While trying to start my RX7 all I hear is a click coming from the dash when I turn the key. When I stop turning the key to start it I hear another click coming from a relay above the visor located ...
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1988 RX7 not starting, buzzing

I recently obtained an RX7 and was told it worked fine but would not start due to the clutch going out while it was sitting some wires near the alternator were chewed by rats too, so after the wires ...
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How do you get more horsepower out of a 1979 Mazda RX7?

Moar Horsepower? The 1979 Mazda RX7 - Desireable Track Car It seems this platform is very popular in club racing today. You see them as prized possessions at SCCA gatherings to simple track days. ...
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How do I get more power out of a rotary engine?

Background I'm looking at a few cars for a track day car that I can abuse. One of the vehicles I'm considering is an older Mazda RX7. The primary reasons being that it has a rotary engine as well ...
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What will happen if the clutch release/throw out bearing fails?

I drive a 1988 Mazda RX-7 non-turbo 5spd. The previous owner claims the clutch was done last July(little under a year ago) and I have no reason to doubt such claims. I do believe the clutch release ...
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