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Old 09-20-2015, 07:09 PM
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Hello All! Just Wanted To Say Hello.

Hello everyone. I would like to say that I have been reading a ton of good stuff in the site. I would also like to say that I'm new to the Rx8 scene. Just bought my first Rx8. 2004 Gt with a six speed. I absolutely love the handling of the car and love the overall performance and the look's and interior layout. The mods that the 8 came with upon purchase. Beat racing full exhaust, gutted cat. K&n air filter and a set of Wedsport Sa 70. I believe that's all. Look forward to learning about the 8. Thanks








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2012 F350 CrewCab 15k miles

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Welcome to the club.
Lottsa knowledgeable and helpful folks here.

Dump that air filter for a stock one. It lets lottsa bad poopoo into your quite sensitive engine.
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Thank You For The Welcome

Thanks, I'll do that.
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Thanks For The Welcome. I will ditch the K&N. Thank you for the advice!!
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RX8 Club’s recommended maintenance schedule, more comprehensive and proactive than Mazda’s schedule.
30,000 miles:
- Replace Ignition coils
- Replace Plug wires
- Replace Spark plugs
- Clean MAF (mass air flow sensor)
- Clean ESS (e-shaft sensor)
- Reset ESS profile
- Clean power steering connections
- Clean battery terminals and clamps
- Replace transmission fluid
- Replace coolant (Mazda FL-22 is highly recommended)
- Replace air filter
- Replace brake fluid (fluid in the brake lines AND the clutch line)
~$300 USD in parts if you shop smartly.


every 60,000:
...all 30,000, plus...
- Clean all chassis electrical grounding points
- Replace accessory belts
- Clean OMP lines
- Replace rear differential fluid
- Replace thermostat
- Clean / Straighten AC condenser fins
- Clean / Straighten oil cooler fins
- Inspect catalytic converter
- Clean / Inspect intake valving
- Consider / inspect all points in 90,000+ as well, many items fail early
~$130 USD in parts if you shop smartly.

90,000:
...all 30,000, plus any 60,000 not yet done, plus...
- Replace coolant bottle
- Replace radiator hoses
- Replace radiator
- Replace front O2 sensor
- Replace motor mounts
- Inspect clutch pedal assembly for flex / weld breaks
~$900 USD in parts if you shop smartly.
At 100k, anything original in the cooling system is really suspect and failure prone. It represents the biggest threat to your engine.
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Thank you guy's for the advice.
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