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Old 07-28-2008, 11:37 AM
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hi guys just got an rx8 and was wondering what oil would you use in hot climates
as i live in malta were temp reaches up to 40`c in summer . and if syntetic or mineral

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Old 07-28-2008, 03:23 PM
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20w50 Synthetic.

or just run straight SAE 40 or 50 grade.
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:32 PM
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sae? Sorry still have to get used to the terminolgy
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:33 PM
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How can we know what is good for temperatures like Jamaica, the manual preaches non-synthetic and 5w20.....

What to do, What to do!!!
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Just go to the Mazda dealer if Ur not sure.

I got an RX-8 from the US and they use 5w20 - in Poland we don't have such oil so i have to buy 5w30 (dixelia or something like this) from the Mazda dealer.

I suggest U do the same.
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:58 AM
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cheers guys 5w-30 it is!!
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:54 PM
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I was talking to some people and asia and most of them use 10W30.

Ive been using Castrol Non Synthethic 10W30 and engine runs smooth
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5w 30 , 10w30 will be fine but latest thinking is that thicker is better
I would go for 10w40 synthetic in your climate
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Smile oil question

If you never want to have rotor bearing problems,
please use Idemitsu rotory engine oil.

http://www.idemitsu-usa.com/

Trust Me. Race engine or daily driver? Does not matter.
5-20 Racing full synthetic, Will always work.


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hey m8 i am from malta too do you still own your rx8 ?
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I'm in the u.s the idemitsu website only has 10w 30 or 20w 50... can I use either of those?

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