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Originally posted by agisd do we have a cost estimate of the these?
CHEAP!! At least at the rate I'm going! I was parked in the same lot as a Jiffy Lube yesterday and they offered to change my oil for free if I let him pull the car into the bay. :D I figured I was up to 500mi, so why not?
Years ago, I had a 1974 RX-3 which practically ate spark plugs for breakfast. I finally gave up and got a set of lifetime "fire injectors" like the ones J.C. Whitney carried. (Yes, I know tests never showed them to be any better!) Interestingly, the electrodes never burned away like the regular plugs; it was the only solution I found. I imagine that problem was solved in later rotaries and won't be a problem with the RX-8.
My third gen RX-7 would need new plugs every 6-8k miles. At around $10 a plug, it get's expensive fast. Has anyone seen the plugs on the RX-8? I know they're NGK's but did they change the desgin from the last 7?
Your spark plugs will last longer if you follow the "short trip procedure" in the quick tips booklet. The Mazda guys that are touring the country told me that's the reason for "short trip procedure" being in the booklet, so that you don't foul up the spark plugs with unburned fuel. They also told me why white wasn't an available color in the U.S.
2004 Sunlight Silver RX-8 6SP GT Package with Nav