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Old 04-15-2018, 12:06 PM
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My RX8 goes really slow, losing power

Hi guys i'm a owner of 2004 rx8 192 hp, and my car goes really slow last month. When i accelerate goes really slow to 6000rpm and then just like chokes and accelerate fast to limiter. I don't know what could be, so if you can help me this would be really great.
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Pangy996 View Post
Hi guys i'm a owner of 2004 rx8 192 hp, and my car goes really slow last month. When i accelerate goes really slow to 6000rpm and then just like chokes and accelerate fast to limiter. I don't know what could be, so if you can help me this would be really great.
Any lights on the dash? How old are the ignition coils?Any modifications? I cam think of a few causes but need more info.
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Old 04-15-2018, 01:15 PM
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Any lights on the dash? How old are the ignition coils?Any modifications? I cam think of a few causes but need more info.
Check engine, but with obd2 my app says secondary air injection system. I have K&N custom air filter and i don't have rear muffler on it. I don't know about ignition coils i'm owner couple months and i've been having this trouble since replacing the clutch.
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Old 04-15-2018, 01:54 PM
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Check engine, but with obd2 my app says secondary air injection system. I have K&N custom air filter and i don't have rear muffler on it. I don't know about ignition coils i'm owner couple months and i've been having this trouble since replacing the clutch.
Ok well step one, remove the K&N hot air intake and go back to stock or AEM/Racing Beat. A number of people have experienced incorrect MAF sensor readings because of aftermarket intakes that don't straighten the airflow properly. K&N chief among them.

Secondary air injection or secondary shutter valve? Those are different things, and your symptoms sound more like that latter. Look up "SSV testing and cleaning"

Ignition coils: if you don't know, get new ones. Bad ones kill engines.

Does the car still have a functioning catalytic converter?
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Ok well step one, remove the K&N hot air intake and go back to stock or AEM/Racing Beat. A number of people have experienced incorrect MAF sensor readings because of aftermarket intakes that don't straighten the airflow properly. K&N chief among them.

Secondary air injection or secondary shutter valve? Those are different things, and your symptoms sound more like that latter. Look up "SSV testing and cleaning"

Ignition coils: if you don't know, get new ones. Bad ones kill engines.

Does the car still have a functioning catalytic converter?
Secondary air injection, i'm sure that says. Catalytic converter it's on the car but i'don't know if it's working, maybe is plugged?
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2006 Rx8 catalytic converter

Does anyone have an OEM catalytic converter that fits this car?
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:53 PM
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Smile Help buying an rx-8

I know Im new to the discussion group but I had some noob questions. I don't know how to start my own discussion group so helping would be much appreciated.
I had a friend who owned a 2005 Rx8 and I fell in love with it and helped him fix it and sell it before he went to the Naval Academy. Its been a few months now and I found another Rx8 that I was thinking of buying, fixing, and selling to make some money for college. It is a 2004 Mazda Rx-8 with 110,000 miles automatic transmission for $800. The guy said it has a cracked radiator and needs new seals in the engine (Im guessing he's talking about Apex Seals). I was wondering if it would be a good idea to buy it, replace the seals (Apex Seals?) and radiator and sell it? My girlfriends little brother is really into Rx-8's and I was thinking about selling it to him. Would it be a good buy? Thanks in advance!
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This isn't the car for that kind of job. You can't just replaced apex seals like they are head gaskets or something easy. Doing a budget/backyard rebuild is an option, but if you are selling it to someone you know, I sure hope you can sleep well at night.

A new reman engine alone will cost you $3k from a dealer. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone who's willing to pay $3k for an early automatic RX-8. Those things go for dirt cheap for a reason.

Flipping an old Corolla is more profitable IMO.

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The 2004-2005 automatics are the lowest power, least reliable, least desirable ones. So if you have to fix one, I wouldn't pick that one.
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