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Old 01-18-2011, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by laythor View Post
you should send a pick of the odometer to MNAO, maybe they'll send you some swag
ummm ... not a bad idea hehe. Odometer pic is kind of crappy though, thanx to my super-duper-lores cell phone cam , but still ...

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Old 01-18-2011, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by 9krpmrx8 View Post
Congrats! This would be a first as far as I know. Although I must admit I kind of don't believe you But if it really is true then that is awesome!
well, I'll try and post the odometer pic tonight. Of course, I could've taken it off my previous car (275000 miles when sold).

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Old 01-18-2011, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by nycgps View Post
You use Synthetic?

omg you so going to hell cuz what do u noobs know more than mazda they say no synthetic mineral is the best for longevity omg

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nice job man ! 200k w00t !
I have synthetic oil for breakfast

thanx nycgps

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Old 01-18-2011, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by MazdaManiac View Post
I'm looking forward to wrapping it out on the dyno next month.
Me too hehe
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Originally Posted by Rudolph View Post
My congratulations !!!

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What was your average oilconsumption (quart/miles) before installing the Sohn adapter.....
Any change in consumption thereafter?

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I haven't notice any drastic change in consumption (as it should be). My guess is about 1 to 1.5 quarts of SYNTHETIC OIL every 5000 miles.

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Old 01-18-2011, 02:18 PM
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woot! I'm increasing my post count
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Elf,
Thanks for reply......all the best.
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by bse50 View Post
You went through less set of tyres than I did in 20.000miles rofl
'Grats on the accomplishment... any compression numbers?
No compression numbers. It still starts and runs like it did on day 1, but at this stage it I'm not really thinking about getting any readings
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by paimon.soror View Post
I who is the closest one to your 200k mark.
hmmm ... there's another thread floating around here with a list of 100+k-mile cars.

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Elf: nice to hear you're getting the BHR coils, your current setup works well but when that damn ignitor box goes out, it's a PITA.

When did you buy it? (I wanna calculate miles / day)
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Good luck getting warranty work done now that you've used synthetic!
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Jedi54 View Post
Elf: nice to hear you're getting the BHR coils, your current setup works well but when that damn ignitor box goes out, it's a PITA.

When did you buy it? (I wanna calculate miles / day)
Yeah, that external ignitor box was always sore spot in my mind. If that goes, all your coils are useless. It doesn't help matters any that the box is mounted on the engine hoist bracket (HOT!!!)

Ummm ... can't remember when I bought it (obviously, when MazSport was still delivering) but the approx. mileage at installation is in the first post

BTW, Dyno Day(s)!!!
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elf: what month does do your tags expire on?
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Good luck getting warranty work done now that you've used synthetic!
lmao ... have to remind myself what's a Warranty
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:19 PM
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elf: what month does do your tags expire on?
July ...

Is my engine gonna blow up or something?
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Originally Posted by elf View Post
July ...

Is my engine gonna blow up or something?
haha, lets hope not.

I was trying to figure out approximately how many miles a day you put on that beautiful Shinka of yours.

Assuming you bought your car July 15th:
July 15, 2006 to Jan 12, 2011 = 1,642 day
200,000 / 1642 = 121.8 miles PER DAY

you're an animal!
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our tags here always expire on your birthday. It doesn't work like that over there?
Awesome to see 200k miles. Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside
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tags in CA are on the anniversary of the car being registered (usually purchase date for single owner cars such as Elf)

Having it expire on my birthday would suck. I want to RECEIVE gifts on my birthday, not send money to the DMV.
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oh tell me about it. It sucks Especially since my bday is on Christmas. I get double screwed.
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excellent! no premix? just the sohn adapter?
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by neit_jnf View Post
excellent! no premix? just the sohn adapter?
I recall premixing for 2 or 3 fuel tanks at around the 50K-mile mark. I didn't install the Sohn Adapter til 163K miles.
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Updated the 1st post with the crappy-cell-phone odometer pics and misc. new notes ...

On my way to 250000 miles ... 200432 miles as of yesterday ...

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From the German RX-8 Forum
341.000 miles (545.000 kilometers)............!!! (???)
This guy posted on the German RX-8 Forum in Oct. 2010.
First owner of 231 hp RX-8 new from May 2005.
Commuting daily 160 miles; 15.600 miles on track (Nordschleife); 4 pan-European holiday-trips; 17.600 US-gallon fuel; 209 US-quart oil; 7 sets of tires; 8 sets brakepads; original engine with 2x renewal of (x)-seals; first OEM coils.................
http://www.rx8forum.de/index.php?pag...655#post499655

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Nice---great write up dude.
80 mph mostly is what-- around 4K rpms? That engine is nice and happy there + no cooling issues at speed. Highway driving also keeps the oil free of condensation.
Yall have heard from others how well their car runs after a track w/e? There actually is a reason.
I agree that short trips, low rpm cruising and stop and go enviroment is not the best for the rotary.
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love the pics of the odometer.
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