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Old 01-13-2011, 12:29 PM
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Smile Just bought a used 8 advice welcome/please

Firstly I am UK based so local for buying is the obvious way to go
I got an Rx8 on new years eve (my first), she is F**king awesome and I am in love with her. I want a long and fruitful relationship with my new red beast so help would be good.

Details about her:
Used 192 05 55plate 29k full Mazda history 1 previous owner, Stealership said usual only used on Sunday blah blah not good sellig point for an 8 me thinks

Idemitsu on way for premix (usa) uk stockist help if poss or better type/brand?
new pipercross panel filter fitted 1 day ago 12.1.11 effect on MPG ?
dexelia 5ltr on way
k&n gold oil filter landed today
BG44k here advice please before/after oil change?

doing oil change ASAP

Spent a week looking round forums, but good confirmation is what I want all real advice wanted
THANKS

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Good choice!

Idemitsu is a fine oil, but a bit spendy - any oil that meets the Japanese JASO standard (JASO FD/ISO-L-EGD is the highest rating) will be an excellent premix.

A fine filter, and a good choice to stick with a panel filter.

You couldn't find a better oil than Dexelia.

I would use the BG before the change, to ensure clean oil.

Keep browsing the site, particularly the DIY threads, there are some great tips there.

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Thanks for quick response seems like there is a lot of knowledge around but also a lot of different views par for the course i guess.

I did some homework but knowledge is power as they say so I want others advice to confirm opoinions if you get my RX8 drift
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Please dont just view add something to it preferably constructive and if it saves money as in sellers/retailers in uk all the better

spank you very much
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Congrats. It's nice when you see new owners that have truly done their research. Good luck with your "new red beast"!
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