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Old 01-19-2011, 11:45 AM
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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.................
whoohoo ... I can potentially go another 3 years ...


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love the pics of the odometer.
I wish they were sharper/clearer ... gotta get a new phone with a better cam hehe
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by olddragger View Post
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.
OD, yeah, 4K RPMs ... that engine just purrs at that speed ... no need to turn on the stereo

I'll occasionally see engine coolant temps in the 210+F range at 80 MPH during summer time highway commutes, but it didn't seem to affect the engine any (that I know of).
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Elf: 210 at highway speeds is fine because you've got plenty of airflow.
So... what's the next mod for your car?
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this is awsome nice to see a car reach epic milage :D
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since this is the 200,000 mile club, I wonder if anyone else is even remotely close to this mileage.
I saw the post about the German car, but I'm wondering about any other North American cars. I know I won't be catching Elf any time soon...
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I know I won't be catching Elf any time soon...
At present rates, my car won't turn 200,000 miles until the year 2055, at which point I'll be 102 y.o. (and the dino vs. synthetic debate will still be going on )
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Originally Posted by Rudolph View Post
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

That is awesome

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341.000 miles (545.000 kilometers)............!!! (???)
original engine with 2x renewal of (x)-seals
2 times renewal of seals? isn't replacing seals basically a rebuild? so 200k on unopened engine is far more impressive!
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I agree, if he's replacing the seals then he's rebuilding the motor, much different then Elf's stock motor that has never been cracked open.
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I'm curious what the seals are he replaced?
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side seal?
apex seal?

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Old 01-20-2011, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Jedi54 View Post
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So... what's the next mod for your car?
Dunno ... no engine mods, though. I'll be replacing the Mazsport Ignition with the BHR ignition as soon as I get it --- that doesn't count as a mod, though, more like a reliability/maintenance item
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:34 PM
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... but I'm wondering about any other North American cars. I know I won't be catching Elf any time soon...
Well, if you'd drive your car more often instead of keeping it in the garage you MAY come close
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Originally Posted by neit_jnf View Post
2 times renewal of seals? isn't replacing seals basically a rebuild? so 200k on unopened engine is far more impressive!
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I agree, if he's replacing the seals then he's rebuilding the motor, much different then Elf's stock motor that has never been cracked open.
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I'm curious what the seals are he replaced?
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side seal?
apex seal?

hmmm ... someone one this board mentioned that it was possible (with some care) to replace the front seal without cracking the motor --- Ray?
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Jedi's garage is equipped with a dehumidifier to keep his car in pristine condition, oh and don't forget that zaino.



awww crap I'm dead i released his secret
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:28 PM
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Dunno ... no engine mods, though. I'll be replacing the Mazsport Ignition with the BHR ignition as soon as I get it --- that doesn't count as a mod, though, more like a reliability/maintenance item
yeah, I look at the BHR kit as more of a reliability / maintenance item more then a performance mod.
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Well, if you'd drive your car more often instead of keeping it in the garage you MAY come close
I don't know what you're talkin' about!
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Jedi's garage is equipped with a dehumidifier to keep his car in pristine condition, oh and don't forget that zaino.



awww crap I'm dead i released his secret
damn it Mike, stop giving away all my secrets!!!!
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^^^ Really Jorge a dehumidifier

ELF, freakin awesome millage. When I told a few people after meeting you in Vegas that your 8 had 180,000 miles on it they did not believe me.

See you at Dyno Days.
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^^^ Really Jorge a dehumidifier
nah, even I'm not THAT crazy about my car. Would be a cool idea but luckily we live in SoCal so the humidity is never really an issue for me.


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ELF, freakin awesome millage. When I told a few people after meeting you in Vegas that your 8 had 180,000 miles on it they did not believe me.

See you at Dyno Days.
haha, I think Elf gets that response a lot from people when he tells them the mileage on the car.
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This is the translation of the German thread. Only the part about the seals. He calls them sealing strips? Do you think he is speaking of the door sealing strips or something?

"Besides the usual inspection work I have been 7 sets of Dunlop tires burned up,
8 x die Bremsbeläge gewechselt und 1 mal die komplette Bremsanlage, sowie neue Radlager installiert und 2 mal wurden die Dichtleisten erneuert. 8 x changed the brake pads and installed 1 time the entire brake system, as well as new wheel bearings and 2 times the sealing strips have been replaced. Halt die üblichen Verschleißteile Containing the usual wear parts"

Never mind. I looked further on the thread and they speak of engine sealing strips. Sorry.

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lol, yea that's an achievement if I ever saw one.
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:53 PM
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congrats elf. wish i could have made it there also, but she
would not cooperate. now im on the starting over list.
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outstanding writeup. i'm glad you posted all the documented maitenance. gives those with lesser miles an idea of how important routine and service interval maitenance is!
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This would be a good opportunity for people to look at the other side of possibilities. There are alot of doom and gloomers and people posting their engine taking a crap. Understand that people that post, usually post because they need help with doing something about their busted engine. If you have little to no engine problems, are you as interested or invested in wanting to post. My guess is not as willing as if you busted an engine and want advice. Hope I made some sense.
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Originally Posted by olddragger View Post
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.
I agree with everything except low rpm cruising. The fwy cruising is likely what is going to get these cars to 150,000 to 200,000 mi.
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