Going back with my new RX 8,advice please :) - RX8Club.com



New Member Forum A place for new members to get their feet wet

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread
Old 05-16-2018, 05:08 AM   #1  
New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 9
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Arrow Going back with my new RX 8,advice please :)

Hello everyone and thank you for contributing to this forum! I can see a lot of people helping each other and I believe this is a great place to talk about anything not just RX 8.As you may know I am a new RX 8 owner/fan and freshly new to the rotary.Watched over 200 videos already etc,just got my RX 8 2006 70k miles 2 days ago.

The thing is I want to travel back to my country and stay there for about a few weeks,but the
coolant engine level keeps on coming in every now and then when I'm on the highway driving with around 70 miles. So,can you guys give me an advice if I should be worried about this or not and what should I check before my journey?
I'm going from the UK to Bulgaria,1700miles driving. Thank you !
caLLmeFrag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2018, 06:17 AM   #2  
The Blue Blur
iTrader: (3)
 
sonicsdaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Green Hill Zone Running in Loops
Posts: 1,075
Thanked 471 Times in 367 Posts
First: Welcome

Second: If you havent done so yet read the new owners thread about 10 times No Really Read This!

Third: Is it eating any coolant or is it just the light coming on? If you are not loosing any coolant it's most likely that the level sensor in the reservoir tank is faulty.
sonicsdaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2018, 12:11 PM   #3  
Registered
 
New Yorker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 3,192
Thanked 37 Times in 32 Posts
The erroneous “coolant light” is a known issue in early RX-8s. Assuming your coolant level is okay (just open the hood and visually check it), you’ll need a replacement coolant tank that has the revised sensor:

MAZMART - Serving The Mazda Community Since 1980 New & Used Mazda Parts Mazda Performance & Racing parts Mazda Performance Upgrades. RX8 Coolant Tank (2004-11)
New Yorker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2018, 03:02 PM   #4  
Put it in "H"!
iTrader: (1)
 
Loki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Montreal
Posts: 3,849
Thanked 196 Times in 172 Posts
I'd suggest picking up new coils,spark plugs and other parts that will need replacement soon, while you're in the UK. Might be cheaper/easier than trying to source them from Bulgaria later.
Loki is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2018, 03:29 PM   #5  
Registered
 
Aido 8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ireland
Posts: 25
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Yes more than likely its a faulty coolant sensor as I had the same experience as it would come on for a while and then go of and repeat itself untill I replaced it with a new one. Clive at Mazda rotary parts will sort you but if you feel you need it checked out have a look for a specialist near you https://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/foru...p?f=25&t=36531
Aido 8 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Think my coolant seal is going - need advice before going to dealer rotarywanker Series I Trouble Shooting 12 11-20-2014 10:47 PM
Need help/advice and input on my new used rx8! please please! djfa Series I Trouble Shooting 2 11-20-2009 07:15 AM
Please Please Please Can Somone Photo Shop This For Me LiL BenNy RX-8 Multimedia/Photo Gallery 1 08-14-2005 09:30 PM
Im going.. going.. back to... Cali :) flip West RX-8 Forum 1 06-02-2005 11:57 AM


Tags
coolant, engine

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:36 AM.


© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.