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Old 08-07-2015, 02:35 AM
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UK 2004 RX8 6 port

Finally got my first RX8 - prior to purchasing, this forum was instrumental in helping me to ask the right questions to the right people (previous owners, servicing garages etc) and to be fair I am happy with what I have for the money paid. It is a 2004 6 port model with 79k on the clock. Drives nice, no starting issues so far (although I guess they are on their way).
Anyways, I am looking to overhaul the ignition, oil, oil filter, air filter and anything else that needs doing so that I know exactly what is what.
My question is this...I have seen quoted prices on here for coil packs, plugs and leads and this all amounts to around 400. There is no issue with this as I expected to buy a money pit but I was pointed to the following link by a friend who also has an RX8 and I am a bit suspicious of how cheap it is. MAZDA RX8 4 x IGNITION COIL PACKS + 4 x NGK SPARK PLUGS + NGK SILICONE LEADS | eBay. Could someone who knows far more than me take a look an give me their thoughts please. I am not sure if the prices have changed vastly or if the deal above is as cheap and nasty as it sounds..possibly counterfeit.
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Old 08-07-2015, 05:12 AM
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The description tells you that they are after market coils.
If your going to buy coils for your 8 try get c revision coils as they tend to last longer than the b revision . Don't bother with any a revision coils.

I think the main difference between the b and c revision is a Grove on the back to prevent the coils from overheating from what I've read/heard. Maybe someone more knowledgeable can confirm.
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Old 08-07-2015, 06:57 PM
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The coils in the listing you linked are indeed counterfeit. If you are in the UK one of the cheapest places to get them is jp4mance, or even better join the UK owners club and get them from a UK trader like MRP or rotaryrebuild with OC discount.

Alternatively if you want to upgrade to a customised D585 style package try rotaryrevs or lcrotary.
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Thanks guys for your quick responses. Turns out that Rotary Revs is based 5 minutes from my place of work and are the answer to all of my woes moving forwards. The jp4mance package mentioned by Phil Bate was my original choice hence my "400" expected costs but the opportunity to speak with experts and "give it to someone else who will probably do a better job of it" seems very appealing.
Wish I had gotten my 8 sooner though, at 42 yrs I really shouldn't be grinning as much when it goes sideways up the road.
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Old 08-07-2015, 07:45 PM
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Rotary revs will look after you, whether just supplying the parts or fitting them too. If you go tell Ben I said Hi
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Another suggestion is the Congrats Thread, likely at the top of the new member forum. Do those things first. Cheap and easy. And, you will need to do most of them anyone on an 04. I did on mine.

And, welcome.
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Thanks Guys

Thanks for the warm welcome and assistance with my journey. @tarek001, thx for pointing out the aftermarket coils as a bad choice for purchase. @04Green, I have carried out everything on the Congrats list sub 100 and will be moving forward. @PhilBate, thanks for the info on Rotary Revs. Looks like they are the solution to any current and future woes. Ben says Hi
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