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Old 03-02-2008, 06:57 AM
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Juz bot an 04 5mt RX8!

I'm excited bot the purchase... anywaes just few questions.

- where to do servicing in sg reasonable price n good?
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:41 AM
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haha welcome to the club my friend... i'm sure that u would not regret it and i hope i'll get to meet you soon at any one of the meetups... =)

for servicing i know u can get it done at MG... unfortunately i do not know for how much it will be...

for mi my car's from MM so i do it there...hope this has been helpful =)

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Old 03-02-2008, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by dare2dream View Post
I'm excited bot the purchase... anywaes just few questions.

- where to do servicing in sg reasonable price n good?
congrats and welcome to the club....hope you'll enjoy ur ride. for servicing u can get it done at Monster Garage, i always go there for servicing, as they have the engine oil suitable for our rotary engine, try not to use other oils as instead of helping our engine, it might coz problems like clogging of engine and so on. do drop by with ur ride to MG and can learn alot more about the sensitivity,problems, handling and performance of our car. cheers see ya
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:50 AM
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u can either use Shell Mineral Oil for the cheapest price.
if Syntethic, pls ONLY use those meant for Rotary engine, which oni afew places carry them, include MG.
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:35 PM
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Regardless mineral or rotary synthetic, it is recommended to change them every 5000 KM. if ur feeling rich, by all means go for the latter. Depending on the brand of the oil used, Syn oil will set u back by $150 - $250

Normal servicing, i.e oil change + filter, most workshop can do tat. i've been doing mine at McWell and DKC using normal mineral. So far so gd and it oni cost in the region of $60s.

Mineral oil tried so far includes Idemitsu, Bizol and Shell mineral. all ok.
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Sory if a stupid question, Hmm, What the different of mineral Oil And Sys oil.? wat the effects to the rotory engine. the good and bad....
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Sory if a stupid question, Hmm, What the different of mineral Oil And Sys oil.? wat the effects to the rotory engine. the good and bad....
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:59 PM
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Congrats on your new ride, d2d!

Have fun reading all about your baby in the main forums, especially the stickies.. maybe even back to 2004 threads since your car is an '04... A couple of issues with the earlier batch 8s which need to be looked at, if they haven't already been rectified by prev owner. Was he/she a forum member?

Best ppl to ask is MG.. Let them give your car the once-over. I personally only trust either MonsterG or Garage R.

aLip:
Oil issue is still being debated, been discussed on main forums until now if ppl bring it up, chao ang mor will kaopeh. End of the day, even if mineral or rotary synthetic, bad effects won't be seen so soon. Maybe after 40-50k km or much more? But if normal synthetic, then of course engine will go 'piang!' faster.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Rumboo View Post
Congrats on your new ride, d2d!

Have fun reading all about your baby in the main forums, especially the stickies.. maybe even back to 2004 threads since your car is an '04... A couple of issues with the earlier batch 8s which need to be looked at, if they haven't already been rectified by prev owner. Was he/she a forum member?

Best ppl to ask is MG.. Let them give your car the once-over. I personally only trust either MonsterG or Garage R.

aLip:
Oil issue is still being debated, been discussed on main forums until now if ppl bring it up, chao ang mor will kaopeh. End of the day, even if mineral or rotary synthetic, bad effects won't be seen so soon. Maybe after 40-50k km or much more? But if normal synthetic, then of course engine will go 'piang!' faster.
hi bro can let mi noe where check for e affected batch using my engin chasis no.? any links?
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Originally Posted by littletonysg View Post
congrats and welcome to the club....hope you'll enjoy ur ride. for servicing u can get it done at Monster Garage, i always go there for servicing, as they have the engine oil suitable for our rotary engine, try not to use other oils as instead of helping our engine, it might coz problems like clogging of engine and so on. do drop by with ur ride to MG and can learn alot more about the sensitivity,problems, handling and performance of our car. cheers see ya
btw im staying at bedok... any bros here mini meet up hee hee...
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:03 PM
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did u say...5mt?
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:15 PM
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yup mine is 5 mt.... me reali noe nuts bot tis car... but i reali liked tis car.... hmm bot it on impusle hee hee... den my frens said 2004 maybe hAf some issues so i found tis place... hmm cant find e link to check.... hmmm
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Welcome bro & congrats for making the choice of a lifetime!

Servicing can be done in quite a number of workshops. MG & HKC are the most popular ones. Price ranging from $60 - $200 depends wat oil u use.

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Originally Posted by dare2dream View Post
yup mine is 5 mt.... me reali noe nuts bot tis car... but i reali liked tis car.... hmm bot it on impusle hee hee... den my frens said 2004 maybe hAf some issues so i found tis place... hmm cant find e link to check.... hmmm
Issues pertain to the '04 manufactured cars, although some chassis numbers were highlighted by Mazda in their TSBs.

Can't remember what the issues were, maybe the ignition coils, ecu programming, starter motor, clutch pedal bracket? Not sure..It's all over the place, many diff threads, must slowly read.....

or, you could just check with the workshop guys.

What you do need to know is dun put non-rotary synthetic oils, and check and topup the oil level every thousand kms or so. And redline it once each time you drive it, but pls not above 2nd gear, otherwise license can go make soup liao
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Originally Posted by Rumboo View Post
Issues pertain to the '04 manufactured cars, although some chassis numbers were highlighted by Mazda in their TSBs.

Can't remember what the issues were, maybe the ignition coils, ecu programming, starter motor, clutch pedal bracket? Not sure..It's all over the place, many diff threads, must slowly read.....

or, you could just check with the workshop guys.

What you do need to know is dun put non-rotary synthetic oils, and check and topup the oil level every thousand kms or so. And redline it once each time you drive it, but pls not above 2nd gear, otherwise license can go make soup liao

e problem is i redline it to much how ah/?

whahaahaahahah....i love it1 shoik!
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:41 AM
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5MT can join me...the slow car group. dun see many 5MT ard. always kena "tia" by the 6MT. Especially the white 1 with xmm inside.
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:14 AM
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5MT can join me...the slow car group. dun see many 5MT ard. always kena "tia" by the 6MT. Especially the white 1 with xmm inside.
bro 6AT join u oso lah, i oso veri veri veri slow leh
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:17 AM
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hmmm im not those speeding type just like e feel of e car.... the style hmmm... when i need some kick it satisfy mi can liao....hmm 1st time owning a rotary engine abit scare but whahahah i wan to keep it for a longtime.....
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