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Old 07-06-2010, 10:13 AM
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No i have not forgot about you all!

So i bought a summer shore house with a few of my friends and ive been living down there this summer. I havent been driving my 8 that much but i still take care of it..so i tried driving it home yesterday, check engine light was on i wanted it to get home and get checked out at the mazda dealership...so im in bumper to bumper traffic and my car dies on me...i crank it trying to get it to turn back on and had no luck. make a long story short i waited around for about 2 hours for a tow truck to get me off the expressway then eventually it turned back on.

i left wildwood yesterday at 12 noon and did not get back to philly until a little after 8.

So this morning i wakeup and take my car to the dealership and the guy asks me all the stuff..."do you know if u replaced your spark plugs blah blah blah". i told him how i redid the whole thing wires coils and plugs and i told him i was here not even a month ago getting my oil changed.

He walks out checks my milage and comes back in with a little smirk on his face..then he was like yea you need a new engine.
my jaw dropped..this is going to be my 3rd engine in my 8!

he was like your already ahead of alot of the things that we would have to check...i told my dad and first thing my dad says is maybe they can swap your auto for a manny trans...Im gonna try to talk my dad into calling the guy..either way new engine!


Now when i get a new engine i was thinking about selling my 8 and getting a manuel trans...


What do yous think?
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:17 AM
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How does mileage indicate a need for a new engine?
Seems to me that they didn't troubleshoot it at all from what you descrtibed, and may not have done it for the past two engines as well?????
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:42 AM
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How does mileage indicate a need for a new engine?
Seems to me that they didn't troubleshoot it at all from what you descrtibed, and may not have done it for the past two engines as well?????
Well i was telling him how im having hesitations and he said i prob heard a cranking metal noise when it died and i said ya..he said he knows when theyre shot..but they are doing tests and all so we'll see how it goes.
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:17 AM
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You have had three engines in this same car all under you as an owner? That sucks but i guess new engines are good....Do you have the old or new starter.

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Old 07-06-2010, 11:23 AM
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Beat dude. What dealership did you take it to?

Make sure you get the results from whatever tests they ran to determine this. Seems odd they'd be able to figure out it needed a new one that quickly...
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This is the first engine im getting as the owner..and he didnt say it deffinite but he was like its hot out its an automatic he said u changed ur plugs and all so he thinks thats what it is
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:39 AM
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o wow man sorry to hear that, Don't forget mines is for sale
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by lepichichi View Post
o wow man sorry to hear that, Don't forget mines is for sale
haha i owe you 10$ man i didnt forget!
ive been in wildwood all summer.

How much u selling it for?
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:27 PM
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yeah so its official..new engine.
They told me i passed the compression test but the engine is shot.
So i will be getting my 3rd engine put in next week.

Wont have my 8 for about 2 weeks.



After i get this new engine im going to sell my 8 i think. I already have almost 80k miles and i dont wanna get screwed over when im over the 100k mile warrenty and my engine dies on me again.
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^^ SO u getting the engine under warranty?? if so thats cool!!!! and good move in selling it and buying a stick shift!
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Originally Posted by lepichichi View Post
^^ SO u getting the engine under warranty?? if so thats cool!!!! and good move in selling it and buying a stick shift!
yupp under warrenty...im gonna try to sell it..prob not geting another 8 tho..might get a G35 or something idk yet...my dad wants me to get like a cheap 2k car that i can beat up and learn stick on...then eventually get a nice stick car.
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Originally Posted by RX8YA View Post
You have had three engines in this same car all under you as an owner? That sucks but i guess new engines are good....Do you have the old or new starter.
Is their a better starter for the 04s? Mine sounds kinda weird when I crank it...could that be it?
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Originally Posted by wheresmypistons? View Post
Is their a better starter for the 04s? Mine sounds kinda weird when I crank it...could that be it?
I think so, I brought my car over to the stealership. Had same problems but i diagnosed it and same thing they said. Coils, o2 sensor, fried CAT, and something else i forgot. but starts up fine and runs better. also got 33% better gas mileage after.

Was getting like 15mpg average . Now im getting like 21mpg average.
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