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Old 09-03-2010, 09:49 AM
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IL Seeking rotary mechanic near Chicago

2004 RX-8 lost compression at 121K miles. Outside of warranty.

Community Mazda in Oak Forest, IL wants $5K to replace engine.

Any recommendations on local rotary mechanic in Chicago or suburbs that can replace engine for less? Thanks!
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:56 AM
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That sounds about right for a Mazda dealership replacement. The nearest/best rotary shop is Shook Motorsports in Rockford. http://shookmotorsports.com/
A-Spec in Schaumburg is closer, but back when I first got the RX8, they only wanted to work on FD's and sometimes FC's. I never received any warm fuzzy feelings from them.
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Did you pick one ?

I am going through the same thing my rx8 2004 has 72,000 and now shows low compression. I need a rebild and new seals. Let me know
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I am going through the same thing my rx8 2004 has 72,000 and now shows low compression. I need a rebild and new seals. Let me know
You are replying to a 2 yr old thread. The two shops are still the ones to go to, if you don't want to use a Mazda dealer.
EvolvChicago has a friendly relationship with Continental Mazda of Naperville.
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