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Old 02-15-2013, 08:38 PM
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REALLY need help

Is there ANYONE in Houston who would be willing to meet me and see why my car drives like garbage? So I took it to Mazmax to get the clutch replaced as it had almost no pull and would take forever for the gears to engage, and basically shifted rough every time. They put in a stage 1 Exedy clutch that I had bought online. It was definitely engaging better but they told me the engine was shot and wouldn't last a week due to low compresseon.

So I brought it to Mazda directly after and had another compression test done on it since I had one a year before. Of course the coils were bad so I had to get them replaced. And now at 175 RPM it's barely passing with an average 5.4 and 5.6 per rotor. Mazda of NA won't authorize the replacement because 5.0 is failing. What a load of ****.

Here are the things I've had replaced in the past year:

Clutch
Spark Plugs
Plug Wires
Coils
Battery
Clutch Master Cylinder

I've also had the transmission flushed last week and a decarb like a year ago. This thing runs like crap, it barely starts on a hot start and sounds like it's dying. I tried to bring that up with them and they said "SEEMED FINE TO ME" Seriously?? Now I have to go back and show the mechanic why they are wrong on Monday and waste more time. It also shifts like crap and aside from the engine having almost no power at low RPM and being jumpy, the clutch still engages like garbage because they made some pedal adjustments. It makes weird noises at low RPM like there's grinding metal and then makes a whiney noise when shifting like the synchros are going bad.

So here's a list of things I KNOW are bad:

Coolant overflow tank
Front and rear sway bar links
Motor mounts
Clutch pedal spring (according to Joe Meyers Mazda)

I'm guessing the transmission is dying as well as the engine because it shifts like garbage and can't hot start or accelerate worth a crap. It is SOOO frustrating to have Mazda tell you it drives perfectly fine when I KNOW it doesn't. I had a previous RX8 that was bought with an ex-gf that had almost all these problems (minus the engine). Had the motor mounts, clutch, and transmission replaced and it drove perfectly.

Best dealership in Houston? My ***, Jeff Haas service department is a joke. The best part? I've had this car for 11k miles. And it's just one problem after another. Buyer beware!

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Old 02-15-2013, 08:43 PM
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I deleted your other thread. Do not cross post new threads on different forums.

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Old 02-15-2013, 08:44 PM
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Forgot to add, I'll gladly pay anyone willing to at least look it over and tell me what they think. The car has 61k miles on it and all warranties are off besides the engine.
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I deleted your other thread. Do not cross post new threads on different forums.

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Okay sorry, I just assumed more people would read it and have advice in the main forum.
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Take a peek here: RX8 Live!

A fair amount of us use it, so we see the threads regardless of where they are posted, plus something that only someone near you can help with is only worth posting in regional subforums.
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Originally Posted by RIWWP View Post
Take a peek here: RX8 Live!

A fair amount of us use it, so we see the threads regardless of where they are posted, plus something that only someone near you can help with is only worth posting in regional subforums.
Okay thank you I appreciate the help!
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:52 AM
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If you can, why not take it to the Houston Monthly meeting?
Lots of peeps there that can give a look at the car.
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The third official club meet of the year will be back on the SW side at Barry's Pizza. Hopefully the weather will be just right for an evening on the patio.

We will be planning for some big upcoming events at this meeting including future Coffee and Cars meets, TX2K13, the All Team Bash in May and more so if you would like to help please let us know!

If you haven't picked up your RX-Club shirts they will be available for pickup.

Where: 6003 Richmond Ave Houston, TX 77057 (At the corner of Richmond and Fountainview)
When: Meeting starts at 7 PM. Come early and stay late!!
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