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Old 01-07-2010, 05:37 AM
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oh and i spoke with a dealer here in K-town and they said that to get warranty work done one would have to pay upfront then get reimbursment from mazda later...I dont know if that is how all dealerships work over here or just that one..or if they have any actual experience handling US warranty claims or if they were just assuming.....lol so basicly i guess i dont know anything.......except that a set of spark plugs from a dealer here costs 150 Euro lol
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....except that a set of spark plugs from a dealer here costs 150 Euro lol
whoa dude, are you crazy?? Charles R. Hill, Easy_E1, Flashwing, any of those BHR guys can get you plugs at a very good price and ship em to ya. Pretty sure almost any vendor here can get you plugs cheaper than that

bad Rocks, bad

btw, you gotta come up here sometime. soon as i remember to put some minutes on my phone i'll call ya bout it.
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:06 AM
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Oh well I didnt buy the plugs for that much lol....I ordered them from spark plugs.com i think about $93 shipped (took for eeevvvvveeeeeer to ship though). price wasnt great but it wasnt terible. I noticed on rotary FX they sell a set of NGK labled plugs for 80 something and right next to it they sell the same NGK plugs with the mazda label for $150....that blue dye must be expensive.

i saw the technician grab a set of mazda plugs to check the #s to make sure i had the right ones so i asked about the price. It gave me a good chuckle.

the 35K service with dealer supplied the oil filter, air filter and rear Diff Oil cost me 151 Euro ( with VAT form)or 217-ish dollars. add what i paid for my plugs ($93) and oil ($ 35) and my total comes to about $345.

I can easily see how ppl manage to spend $500+ on this service, if you use dealer supplied parts and oil....what a rip off

anyway paul, dont call me with your minutes, get me your DSN and let me know ehen you will be working or i can can give you mine and you can call me.....minutes are expensive here

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Old 01-10-2010, 03:02 AM
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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?
I'm at the lovely Spangdahlem......... I have coils and wires on the way. I just replaced the plugs a few days ago, and it does run smoother now, but I'm pretty sure the coils are shot.
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I'm at the lovely Spangdahlem......... I have coils and wires on the way. I just replaced the plugs a few days ago, and it does run smoother now, but I'm pretty sure the coils are shot.
Are you getting the BHR coils?
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:06 PM
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Spang? Me Too!

I am at Spangdahlem too. I have the Lightning Yellow RX8 with Cochem Plates. I too just had issues with my Coils. The car would take a while to start but worse than that It ran horrible. It wouldn't get going from a stop very well at all. Replaced the coils and it runs much much better Night and Day. I have a set of new plugs to put in it and I am pretty much learning on the fly since this is my first Rotor Engine. Beast, since you just changed yours maybe you can give me a few pointers. I have a garage and tools at my house and I just changed my coils if you need some help maybe we can work together and do your coils and my plugs. Let me know if your intrested. PM if intrested.
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:39 AM
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Coils are easy if you have small hands The plugs are a pain though. I had a hard time with them. Let me know if I can help.

Called the dealership that has mine yesterday....they are saying another couple weeks. This is horrible. They told me that they took out the engine, now are waiting for Mazda Germany to call them back to see if they can use german parts or order from the states. This is a nightmare! Good news is that it is just the Apex seals. They said the housing and rotor are still great.
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Renesisgrl View Post
Coils are easy if you have small hands The plugs are a pain though. I had a hard time with them. Let me know if I can help.

Called the dealership that has mine yesterday....they are saying another couple weeks. This is horrible. They told me that they took out the engine, now are waiting for Mazda Germany to call them back to see if they can use german parts or order from the states. This is a nightmare! Good news is that it is just the Apex seals. They said the housing and rotor are still great.
plugs are easier than the coils. pull the wheel, use 2-3ft(~1m) of extension on your rachet. easy as pie!

on your motor, i have to god for your sake that those guys know better than the american dealer techs. they arent even allowed to open a motor up like that. there shouldnt be any difference in where they get the parts, all the same.
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by PNTitBLK_07 View Post
Are you getting the BHR coils?
Nope, I should have though. Money's a lil tight this month.

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I am at Spangdahlem too. I have the Lightning Yellow RX8 with Cochem Plates. I too just had issues with my Coils. The car would take a while to start but worse than that It ran horrible. It wouldn't get going from a stop very well at all. Replaced the coils and it runs much much better Night and Day. I have a set of new plugs to put in it and I am pretty much learning on the fly since this is my first Rotor Engine. Beast, since you just changed yours maybe you can give me a few pointers. I have a garage and tools at my house and I just changed my coils if you need some help maybe we can work together and do your coils and my plugs. Let me know if your intrested. PM if intrested.
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The plugs are pretty annoying, but doable. The plugs in my Camaro were much, much worse! Still waiting on those coils...........
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:59 AM
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I'm curious about you guys with the plugs... i dont know if ya'll are doing something the hardway, or if i have just been lucky so far. of modern motors i touched, this one is about the easiest plug change i've done...
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Old 02-05-2010, 05:54 PM
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Hey guys, just thought I'd drop in since I just got an assignment in August to Ramstein!!! I was wondering if you guys could provide some insight. I really wanna keep my 8, but I'm a bit concerned about the weather. She handles like caca in the snow here in Maryland, I can't help but think that Germany would be a bit more difficult? Any advice would be welcome. Thanks ya'll!
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:20 AM
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Hey guys, just thought I'd drop in since I just got an assignment in August to Ramstein!!! I was wondering if you guys could provide some insight. I really wanna keep my 8, but I'm a bit concerned about the weather. She handles like caca in the snow here in Maryland, I can't help but think that Germany would be a bit more difficult? Any advice would be welcome. Thanks ya'll!
I'm a few hours away from Ramstein and although we get none of the weather they have up here, i have been down there a few times in recent weeks and seen the conditions. It has been pretty bad, but truth be told this has been considered a really rough winter too. I'd say you'll be fine, just make sure you have proper tires. I have Pirelli P-zero Nero's on right now and got around down there just fine in the slush, snow, and ice
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Old 02-06-2010, 03:23 AM
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This winter has been the worst one I've seen here since my first winter in 2005 here. But I'm from WV and the winters there are twice as bad as the one this year. You should be fine with your 8 with a good set of winter tires or even all seasons depending on if this winter happens again.
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Old 02-06-2010, 04:13 AM
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....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.
HAHA, true and not... We haven't had a call here in like 5 years i think, and FD related stuff - we do practically nothing. But I've landed the glorious squadron duty of UDM/Mobility folders/Ancillary training. So for the last 3 weeks I've been sitting here at this computer all day at work, and some off duty tearing these folders apart. They came out with a new table of contents(i think just so we had to move everything to different tabs) and some new requirements. It is pretty much the busiest i've ever been in the AF

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anyway paul, dont call me with your minutes, get me your DSN and let me know ehen you will be working or i can can give you mine and you can call me.....minutes are expensive here
Hell, i cant get my phone to call you anyway, damn country codes always **** me up - but i have no problem texting you??? gimme a call whenever, you gotta come up here sometime... DSN-361-5494.

I work Mon/Thur/Fri, and some times Sat or Sun. Hours i cant give you, sometimes its 0800-1700, sometimes 0430-0900, sometimes 2200-0130. anything hours you can imagine, we've pulled it - including a few 19-20 hour days
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Hey all! I've just returned from deployment and I had my 8 shipped to me while I was there. I missed a lot of the snow but I'm happy there was still a few fun snowy days after I got back. Now I have no reason for this lovely tan hehe.

I'm stationed in Ramstein and I've seen a few 8's on base, and some even looked partially modded. Here are a few pics of my 8 since she's been over here.

Do you guys meet up on a regular basis? Back in SF we used to meet up every Friday, it was a blast. I'm also on militarytuners.org but there is too much competition there it seems.
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Hey all! I've just returned from deployment and I had my 8 shipped to me while I was there. I missed a lot of the snow but I'm happy there was still a few fun snowy days after I got back. Now I have no reason for this lovely tan hehe.

I'm stationed in Ramstein and I've seen a few 8's on base, and some even looked partially modded. Here are a few pics of my 8 since she's been over here.

Do you guys meet up on a regular basis? Back in SF we used to meet up every Friday, it was a blast. I'm also on militarytuners.org but there is too much competition there it seems.

Welcome back from your deployment. Glad you made a safe return. I'm not there yet, but I'll be in Ramstein by the end of August. Just got my assignment rip last week. Not sure how long it takes for them to ship your car, but I'm pretty sure Ima keep my 8. I can't bare to part with her.
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hello,i am from Weißenthurm.
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I am selling my 8 and live around the Spangdahelm area. PM me if you know anyone that might be intrested.
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Hey guys, brand new to the rotary business. Just bought a 2004 RX8 2 days ago. Already having problems with the start up and I get a light/code thrown when I get on it and push it over7k Rpm but I have been told it was a bad sensor. The engine definitely ran hot yesterday. THough it was as hot as satans dick outside. Anyways, where is a good place to get some coils sent to an APO fast?
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stock coils can be purchased through mazmart.com easily and they ship fast! StuttgartRX8 might also have some coils in good working conditions at home
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Right on, just ordered! Should have some spark plugs on the way. Hope all this helps with my start up problem.
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I would get a compression test done before installing the new coils!
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:55 AM
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also, if your in the Kaiserslaughtern area, look up this guy: PNTitBLK_07

if he doesnt have a compression tester from twisted rotors, i'm gonna drive down there and beat him!
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stock coils can be purchased through mazmart.com easily and they ship fast! StuttgartRX8 might also have some coils in good working conditions at home
Like bse50 said, I do have a set of stock coils as my spare set that you could borrow if you are in the Stuttgart area.
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