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I had the unfortunate experience of not being able to start my RX8 on Monday. After having it towed to the dealer, I was informed that this is a new problem. Four days later when I picked up the car, I am now told there is a new procedure that should be followed when turning off the car. The car should be revved to 4000 rpm and turned off....everytime! Failure to do this could cause the car to flood again?????
Has anyone heard of this? Is there a permanent fix coming? This was the 6th car the dealer had this problem with???
I welcome any thoughts......firstname.lastname@example.org
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Haven't heard of the fix, but if you're trying to burn off extra fuel to keep it from flooding, I can't imagine that's going to hurt anything. And if it works, sounds like a small price to pay for an amazing car. I'll let the most experienced rotor heads on here determine if it's actually going to help.
Straight from the RX-8 Quick Tips manual that I found a PDF of:
Short trip driving procedure
Any trip that is too short for the engine to reach normal operating temperature; needle in middle of temperature gauge indicates normal temperature.
The following procedure should be followed when moving vehicle
a short distance**:
1. Start engine
2. Move vehicle
3. Warm engine for 5-minutes at idle
4. Raise engine speed to 3000 RPM for 10-seconds
5. Return to idle
6. Turn off engine
Tip: Warming up engine improves engine life
Given that the short trip driving procedure includes a rev to 3k instruction, it's likely that what you were told won't hurt you.