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Old 10-13-2009, 07:59 AM
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I wish I was going this coming weekend...I flooded my car 2 weekends ago and have been waiting for parts from California. There is nothing I hate more than our lack of fast postal service so far it's been over a week shipped express post.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:53 AM
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I did a couple weeks ago :D....funner than a roller coaster

Is anyone going up to the ring before the weather turns bad??
I think its a bit too late for that. 30 degrees (F) today, and for the rest of the week! I wasn't expecting it to get so cold so fast. I wanted to take it to the track this year, but I'm not so sure now. Maybe this weekend...

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I wish I was going this coming weekend...I flooded my car 2 weekends ago and have been waiting for parts from California. There is nothing I hate more than our lack of fast postal service so far it's been over a week shipped express post.
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Yeah, thats the worst part. I hate waiting a month for parts.
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:50 AM
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Shout out from Stuttgart!!

StuttgartRX8! What's up? I'm in Stuttgart too! I'm got the Red RX8 Sport Touring model. I thought about going to Hockenheim for Touristfahren. They have their winter schedule posted. They open the track on Sunday's from 1000-1500.....12 Euro per 20-25 mins sessions!

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Mochocolate, are you the Red RX8 on Patch Barracks? I have the Nordic Green RX8. I am actually thinking of selling it.
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:50 AM
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Mochocolate, are you the Red RX8 on Patch Barracks? I have the Nordic Green RX8. I am actually thinking of selling it.
I think so I used to see Mochocolate parked over by the car wash.

I saw your nordic green the other day when I was at lunch
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Old 12-20-2009, 06:43 AM
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Stuttgart RX8, which one do you have? I'd like to take a look a yours someday with all the mods you have. I am seriously thinking about bringing my 85 GSL-SE over here also.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:33 AM
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Stuttgart RX8, which one do you have? I'd like to take a look a yours someday with all the mods you have. I am seriously thinking about bringing my 85 GSL-SE over here also.

I have the silver one with black winter wheels on it right now, I work off base but I usually go to patch for lunch. I think I saw your car one day over by the bank on patch.
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I think I saw you as well. I usually park near the bank on the end. I won't be driving it as much now that it's winter.
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:20 AM
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Just a heads up...I was having issues with my 8 and took it to the dealership a few months ago (they still have it) I called Mazda USA and they told me that when you take the car out of the country, your warrenty is void. So if you need warranty work done. It is prob better to wait until you take it back to get it fixed...unless of course you bought it here.
I am finding that it is next to impossible to get mazda USA to help!
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:49 AM
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Yeah, that happens a lot when you bring a new car from the states. The warranty is only good for the good old US. Mine is a 2004 so my warranty is no more. I hope everything works out ok for you.
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:54 AM
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Yeah, that happens a lot when you bring a new car from the states. The warranty is only good for the good old US. Mine is a 2004 so my warranty is no more. I hope everything works out ok for you.

I thought they extended the engine warranty to 100k miles or 8 years??
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I sold the RX8 I had to a young guy over in Spang... Great car but bought my skyline back after failing to find a suitable STI. I also picked up a Cadillac CTS for a weekend cruiser...

Still give advice on maintnance and stuff but for the most part out of the scene guys... You might see a badazz skyline flying past you in Germany though. Might even catch Space ghost or better description my cadillac riding around but other then that the rotary years are over...
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:37 AM
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I thought it was 5 year/50,000 miles, but I could be wrong. Either way, if there is something I can do to help, let me know. I am flying back to the states for a couple of weeks, but if I can get you something carwise, let me know.
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:42 AM
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I have my RX8 here in Germany too and was told by Mazda USA that the warranty is not covered here in Germany. However I was also told by them that if the car is still under warranty when you return to the states you can try and file a claim with Mazda USA with the repair bills and they will review your claim. No promise of repayment of course but it would be worth a try if it was a extreme repair. I try to fix everything I can myself. I review many threads on this forum when I have any issues and have been able to self diagnose that way. What is the issue you were having? Maybe post the problem you were having with your 8 and someone may have had the same issue themselves and can tell you what to do.
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:46 AM
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This why I bought mine from here, I almost bought one in the states before moving over.
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Old 01-01-2010, 06:09 AM
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I have engine failure. The rear rotor has no compression at all. There was no issues when the weather was still warm but as soon as it started getting cold out, that was it. I thought it was a hot start problem, changed out all the wires, put in better plugs and new coils. Still had trouble.
So anyhow, the dealership here said it was a mechanical problem and they are going to do a rebuild That was when I found out about the warranty extension. Dealer had to bring in a special mechanic to do it...they are thinking about 2 to 3 more weeks.
The down side is the engine break in period. Can I do all 1000 miles in one day? I read up on it but there is nothing about driving times. Has anyone done this before??
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:00 AM
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I have blown motors before in my RX7 and my Cosmo (which is still getting rebuilt going on two years now), but I don't know if you can do 1000 in a day. I supposed if you take it easy then it shouldn't be a problem. What year is your RX-8? Any idea how you blew the engine?
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Renesisgirl, i am sorry to hear about your engine, is mazda going to honor yor warranty or is it all coming ou tof your pocket?

I recall reading something that mentioned each car was designed to be operated in whatever market...blah blah blah... it really sounds like another BS way for Mazda to get out of doing warranty work. I cant really think of anything over here in deutchland that american spec cars werent designed to handle...are the german spec 8s really any different?
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:26 AM
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I have blown motors before in my RX7 and my Cosmo (which is still getting rebuilt going on two years now), but I don't know if you can do 1000 in a day. I supposed if you take it easy then it shouldn't be a problem. What year is your RX-8? Any idea how you blew the engine?

I bought an 05'. They are not to sure why the engine blew, but they think it was like that for a couple years

Mazda USA and Mazda Europe are from what I gather two separate companies. The Mazda USA said that I will have to pay up front for the rebuild, then submit all the receipts, pictures of the interior of the engine, letter from the German dealer saying what they think is wrong and all the oil receipts since the car was bought.
What annoys me is they want the receipts for oil changes since it was first purchesed. Mine is second hand, so I can only do it from when I bought the car. I really doubt I am going to get anything back from them.
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:28 AM
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Oh man, I'm really nervous about my car now. Its been having rough starts and horrible mileage lately, so I have new plugs on order, and hopefully that will help. I'm scared to take it to the dealer and find out it has low compression, cuz I don't think I can afford a rebuild right now. That sucks about the receipts, I've been doing the last few oil changes myself. Oh well. I guess we'll find out...
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:58 AM
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I would also suggest getting a second opinion from another mazda dealer. Sometimes one dealer will be more helpful than another.
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:09 AM
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Oh man, I'm really nervous about my car now. Its been having rough starts and horrible mileage lately, .
Get it checked! That is how mine started, not wanting to start...having to turn the key 10-15 sec. Mazdatrix has plugs for hard starts.

Beast...where are you located?

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Old 01-04-2010, 10:09 AM
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the warranty thing isn't about different specs, its about division of the company, MNAO and whatever mazda of europe calls themselves. i've never looked into filing claims after you return to the states, but getting Mazda to cover anything warranty related on a US car over here in Europe is flat out not going to happen.
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:23 AM
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germany owners!! im staying in the stuttgart region, specifically around mühlacker... anyone around there???? ill be here for about 2 weeks!!
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Originally Posted by paulmasoner View Post
the warranty thing isn't about different specs, its about division of the company, MNAO and whatever mazda of europe calls themselves. i've never looked into filing claims after you return to the states, but getting Mazda to cover anything warranty related on a US car over here in Europe is flat out not going to happen.
I didnt think it was a bout different specs, its just about MNAO being douches when it comes to warranty coverage. I beleive they will try and back their warranty refusal (douchbaggery) by saying that the car wasnt designed to operate in this reigion of the world or some crap like that.

I recall comming across something to that affect while reading their warranty policies...in my owners manual i think...I would confirm that but i am at work right now and kinda busy...something that personnel from some other fire departments know nothing about.
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