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Old 08-11-2008, 04:08 AM
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Exclamation What is this Warning Light!??

Hi fellow Rotary owners,

In the past 3 weeks, there is this warning light appearing on and off... i sent it to my mechanic and they said its coolant and fixed it, but the lights cam back again (on and off)

Any idea what is the problem and how can i get it fix?

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Old 08-11-2008, 04:24 AM
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the birdcage icon; I think it means coolant level is low
happened to me once, went away after I topped up water in the coolant tank (be careful not to top up too much)
some of the guys had to change the coolant tank or the sensor to fix this problem but I also heard one guy always had this warning on all the time
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hey princess8, u shld see my warning light , now permanently light up. doesnt bother me any more... hahah.. cause of the problem, sensor faulty.. common thing for rx8 owner.. just check ur coolant level now and then.. if not, just change the reservior... but then again it cant gurantee it will be cure forever...
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yup, that's the guy with the permanent birdcage lite on talking...
anyway if yours is not a day-1 issue, better check it out...
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:36 AM
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Hi, common prob in our 8 cos the float in the tank tends to crack, causing water to leak into the float and hence causing the intermittent warning signs and apparently, theres 3 solutions

1) bo chap the light, jus check the coolant light frequently (like once weekly) to prevent overheating

2) change the entire tank and damage is abt $250 - $300 (not veri sure though)

3) simply unplug the sensor connector of the coolant tank at the engine bay to permanently get rid of the light and then just like point 1, check once a week for topup. (i'm using this method currently )
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Wait for them to issue a service bulletine and issue a new part.
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:48 PM
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hi Guys,

Thnks for the replies! i will cont'd to monitor over next few days, shld be probs with sensor as it goes on and off. If radiator is leaking, then the light will be on permanently...

keepin my fingers crossed..

tks again,
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:52 AM
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Hope you solved it already. Else PM me for solution or visit www.rx8clubmalaysia.com
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Yes i had some rx-8 having these same problems...... seems to be default problems on the coolant level sensors.

ok if the warning keep showing do replace them... not that serious problem but it irritatyes the eye.....

well good luck!
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^ +1 just change the whole tank - problem solve
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Princess8 View Post
hi Guys,

Thnks for the replies! i will cont'd to monitor over next few days, shld be probs with sensor as it goes on and off. If radiator is leaking, then the light will be on permanently...

keepin my fingers crossed..

tks again,
Princess8

yo sis no worries about this...mine has come on PERMANENTLY...all ya have to do is just monitor your coolant levels manually once every 2 weeks can already... just ensure they do not drop below the marker on the side of the resevoir tank and u'll be safe

like some bros have mentioned already it's a sensor issue...not necessary to change unless u buay tahan hahaha
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