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What is the difference between FC and FD?? in details...

Discussion in 'Mazda/Ford' started by weisun, May 10, 2005.

  1. weisun

    weisun Senior Member
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    What is the difference between FC and FD?? in details...

    I would like to know more as I'm interested in getting a FC as a first setp towards getting a FD..
    please advise.
     
  2. Khorne

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    You'de be better off searching the net for it...
    But basically the FC is the second gen RX-7 and the FD is the third gen RX-7...
    They look different and they use different generation engines...
    My 2 cent's would be for you to go straight for the FD and be done with it...
    There are a couple a threads in here about them too...
    You should do a search on it...

    CHEERS and good luck...
     
  3. Temujin

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    if ur really interested in buying a rotary (or any car for that matter), please do not be lazy to search the net first..



    SEARCH... Google is your friend
     
  4. weisun

    weisun Senior Member
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    haha ok bro...

    i tot wanan get some advice from the experts here la.
    in the web, mostly it will be given as distributor or reviewer's perspective mah..
    htere at least i hope to get advise and views from current FC and FD drivers driving them here and there on MALAYSIAN road....
    alot of issues might not be faced by users in other countries.

    if no one willing to share, later i will close this forum lor.
     
  5. Khorne

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    Well you should have a rough idea of what youre getting into first...
    Do the required research and find out the common problems that comes with the car...
    Advice enough will not help you, you need to do the work to get the results...

    As you have clearly stated in your first post
    "What is the difference between FC and FD?? in details...

    I would like to know more as I'm interested in getting a FC as a first setp towards getting a FD..
    please advise."

    Isn't that a little vague ???
    The answers that youre looking for can be found on the web, Australian websites are the best... The problems are all the same... It's a ROTARY... :p

    We are here as a community of car enthusiast, don't take this the wrong way, but you should do your own research and discuss your doubts and queries instead of taking the easy road...

    CHEERS
     
  6. weisun

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    bro....
    thanks for the advice..
    I'm actually currently looking on the web on the what are the distinct feature of Rx7 FC and FD.

    In the mean time, I also appreciate your feedbacks.~!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. SiGNAL

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    Distinct feature is one is FC, the other is FD. It's two completely diff cars?

    If u ask distinct feature between FC S4 and S5, still can explain, but FC and FD, the list would be long...
     
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    My feedback is that only get one if you have a deep wallet and that you know what youre getting into... FC and FD owners scared me shitless with their experiences with these cars...
    Only consider it if you have another car as a daily driver and that you got enought money to burn on a Rotary...

    CHEERS
     
  10. coolblue

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    whats wrong with rotary ?
     
  11. Khorne

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    From what I heard, it's not good to say it out loud...
    Only the purist will enjoy it...
    Average Joe's just can't take it...
    CHEERS
     
  12. weisun

    weisun Senior Member
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    yea..i heard that too....
    I heard that it's recommended to overhaul your rotatry engine every 200K KM......
    and it seems that some users actually spend RM180 a month for the maintenance......
    Any current users around?
     
  13. Khorne

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    Overhaul at 200K...
    Dun think it will last that long lah bro...
    I had a friend with a FC stock std, changed 3 engines in 3 month's...
    Maintanence is faily cheap as the Rotary works best with mineral oil...
    Spark plugs are the bomb...
     
  14. coolblue

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    abusive driving style will kill any engine ,

    i dont see there is any problem on my side ,
    earlier on been drive the car for 14 months never change plug also , just that i have spare and free time , i change to a used plug just for testing and didnt find any problem ,

    average on rx7club.com forum shown that most rotary lover rebuild their engine every 100K~120K miles ( 1.6 X 100k miles = 160k kilometer )

    every car needs basic mantainance , i never see a evo or vtec could drive year long without problem ,
     
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    ..

    Ur friend is probably ignorant or not technically inclined at all, he would probably better off with some NA reciprocating(piston) engine cars.. 3engines in 3 months?????

    I had mine last year, I tracked my car in Sepang 3 times since, redline it frequently on the road.. Just that I don't wind up my boost stupidly without fuel compensation and I do watch monitor my temperature and obey lots of do's and don't for rotary engines.. Its for the enthusiasts!
     
  16. Khorne

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    I would ask you kindaly and nicely to ammend that statement...
    That offends me and my friend...
    Truth is, with gremlin's you can never be too sure...
    It had nothing to do with him, but the mechanic and the car itself...
    I never condoned Rotary powerd car's, moreover I am a big fan of it...

    So please make the proper ammendments.
    Thank You.
     
  17. Temujin

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    well.. gettin good rotary inclined mechs in msia are a bit harder compared to normal piston inclined mechs.. so probably sending to a non-rotary pro would be hazardous.. plus the owner must be interested enough to study beforehand. self-professed enthusiast should haf no problems as the should've done their homework. homework means not only having at least a lil bit of understanding n know how of rotary maintenance, but also typically obvious maintenance (like oil change n stuff.. surprisingly people tend to ignore this and blame the car instead of maintenance neglect by the owner's part) and also the history of the car before actually purchasing it. so even if u buy a normal piston engined car but wif a fucted up engine, sooner or later the engine will die on u putting strain to u and ur wallet. i personally think having a rotary is a bliss (damn syiok brap brap engine sound) and the maintenance is like any normal car, provided the owner does not neglect it's care (common sense la.. if u malas, then better by brand new 'common' cars la like honda civic n stuff). as for ur fren, mebbe he's juz unlucky to get fucted up engines (3 at that) and also an incompetent mech. the question is, if the mech is incompetent y does he still send to the mech even after 2 blown engines (making it 3 engines total)?.. i may be wrong but i'm guessing the same mech did the thing..
     
  18. Khorne

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    MEchanic gave him warranty for the engines...
    Basically, my friend got shafted...
    First engine overheated itself to death, radiator cap was worned and the radiator was leaking out when he got the car...
    Second engine had missing vacuum hoses and it boost spiked itself to death and the third engine was fine...
     
  19. Temujin

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    i smell a guinea pig..
     
  20. weisun

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    this is the kind of discussion i would like to learn from.......

    Because....u can just imagine a guy dreamng to have his own Rex one day.....
    Keep erm coming....

    Iam learning now..

    So means that users have to actually rebuild the engine every 160 kilometers??

    what is there to be done the engine in the rebulding process?
     

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