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Old 04-24-2012, 11:02 PM
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When I got my engine replaced the mechanic explained that the oil metering valves have to be replaced at a cost of $360. That made sense and seemed reasonable to me. Those are the only parts he said I would have to pay for. He recommended that I change the coils and plugs, which I had planned to do anyway. I brought in my own parts with no hassle at all. The plugs were $20 each at Autozone and I think the coils were $40 each, much cheaper than dealer cost. I agree it would be a good time to upgrade to the BHR coils if you have the time but only took the dealer 3 days to get my new engine, you can always upgrade later.

As others have said, I hope everyone learns everything they can about these engines from this site and applies that knowledge. I truly believe a large percentage of these engine failures are due to lack of proper maintenance and care, including the previous owner of mine. People look at me funny everytime I rev the engine for 10 seconds prior to shutting down but I have yet to have flooding or even a slow start. Good luck everyone and hope you enjoy your RX-8 as much as I do mine.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:40 PM
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If your engine is warmed up and your maintenance is up to date and you have a good ignition system theres no need to rev it before you shut it off. if thats what works for you so be it but i've been driving my 8 for two years never revving it before shutting it off.
just a couple weeks ago i had a flood which i deflooded in about 30 min, took to dealer and thus new engine on the way. Also I am the third owner, when i got the car it smelled like smoke and was not taken care of at all.. I'm pretty sure i have been running on low compression since I got it.
As for cheap parts on the RX8: you get what you pay for keep that in mind.
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113k miles and the apex seals just failed... damn.
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:26 AM
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Get a compression check!

Anybody that owns an RX-8, especially 2004-2005, that hasn't had a compression check is foolish. Why, especially with all the info here, would you not get checked and potentially a new motor? I find and buy RX-8's regularly that are under warranty and get new engines. My Mazda mechanic loves me and knows what I am there for. I end up with a new motor everytime, it's just a matter of asking the right questions. I benefit from all the people that don't understand this car or how to drive it.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:53 AM
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What Mazda dealership do you recommend to get the test and engine replacement?
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:07 AM
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What Mazda dealership do you recommend to get the test and engine replacement?
That question can be best answered by reading and searching the Canadian regional forum.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:16 AM
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I end up with a new motor everytime, it's just a matter of asking the right questions.
Do share, please. Some of us have little time left, and knowing the right questions would be fabulously helpful.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:41 AM
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I received my new eng. do to low compression. I have the 2005 with 96k.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:24 PM
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I called to schedule an appointment and asked for a compression test and they told me if I felt loss of power and I said no and she told me to hold on that she was going to check with a Tech and when she got back on the phone she said the techs don't recommend compression test if I didn't felt a loss of power and I told her that I had problems starting the car like long cranking and that I did felt a little loss of power with time so they scheduled me. Mind you I only had 4 months with my car so I wouldn't had felt the loss of power since I used to drive a 94 Honda civic so obviously I felt like if I was flying in my 8. :-)

After taking the car in they called me back and told me there was a loss of power and that they would be ordering my new engine. So I got mine and I'm enjoying it but not after my car going through 3 engines... they order one after another after another because there was something wrong with the engine that it wasn't marking the oil pressure correctly so I was without my car for about a month but after 2 weeks I complained and they rented me a car so well worth the wait. :-)

So just schedule a compression test and tell them you feel a loss of power and cross your fingers :-)
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:08 PM
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Getting my engine replaced. The engine went belly up and first thing they tested was the compression.
I only had 2 weeks left on warranty!
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by exarkun View Post
Getting my engine replaced. The engine went belly up and first thing they tested was the compression.
I only had 2 weeks left on warranty!
amazing feeling isn't it...
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Is there any official verification that this extented core warranty applies to 2011 year RX8's? I cannot find any reference to it anywhere - thus I will assume this extended core warranty does not apply.

Looking to potentially move from my 09 Miata to an 2011 new RX8. Yes - studied all aspects via this forum and other locations. Warranty issue is not a deal breaker - inquiring minds just want to know.

Thanks much, Gary
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:28 PM
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From my OP:
"Mazda Motor Corporation is extending the warranty coverage on Rotary Engine Core Components on all 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 model year RX-8 vehicles. The warranty coverage for the Rotary Engine Core Components is extended to 8 years (96 months) from the original warranty start date, with a 100,000 mileage limitation."

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Gary, 2011 engine core is covered.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:55 AM
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Hehe, extensions extensions. It's not like the general public has nervous feelings about the rotary or anything..! :P

Very respectable move.
i am RX8 mechanic..if you need anything let me know..i am located in miami..
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:29 AM
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Why, especially with all the info here, would you not get checked and potentially a new motor?
Well, most people – myself included – don't get checked for Lyme disease. Why? Because we feel fine and don't have the symptoms. For most RX-8 owners, the Renesis is like that.

Remember, browsing a car forum is like walking into a doctor's waiting room; most people there don't feel well. But most of aren't in the waiting room; we're out and about, going about our daily lives.

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Old 06-27-2012, 03:30 AM
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I dont get it... I just read that Mazda produced its last rotary engine this past friday (6/22)

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/...rotary-engine/

How will they fulfill future warranty replacements?

Or did they just build a massive oversupply using assumptions of future replacement needs?
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Daydrea///M View Post
I dont get it... I just read that Mazda produced its last rotary engine this past friday (6/22)

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/...rotary-engine/

How will they fulfill future warranty replacements?

Or did they just build a massive oversupply using assumptions of future replacement needs?
They are talking from a 'New Vehicle Production' point of view.

Individual OEM Mazda RX-8 Spare Parts will still be made and will still be available.

What won't be made "Out of Japan" are complete Body Shells, Transmissions or complete brand new Engines..

I repeat the OEM Parts will still be made and available, just like any other Mazda model that ceases production.
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I haven't posted on this forum since I sold my 8 about 1 1/2 years ago, but the news not just that the rotary has ended production, something that hit me really hard, but also that Mazda may be left out of the consolidation dance currently going on, which would leave the company with no choice but to sell. It is an outside chance still, but it is a sad thought. There is no other company currently selling in the US who cares more about the affordable sports car than Mazda, and they make a great product. I miss my 8 every day. It was the most fun car that I ever owned. If it were bigger or baby seats smaller, I would still own it.
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Mazda just called me to tell me I need a new engine on my 2004 rx-8... the 8 year warranty expired 3 months ago, what do I do, I only have 65k miles. Does anyone ever had to call Mazda in this situation and tell them look, warranty expired 3 months ago, engines should not fail after 65k miles so you need to replaceit, will they do it?
Plz help
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Originally Posted by keld View Post
Mazda just called me to tell me I need a new engine on my 2004 rx-8... the 8 year warranty expired 3 months ago, what do I do, I only have 65k miles. Does anyone ever had to call Mazda in this situation and tell them look, warranty expired 3 months ago, engines should not fail after 65k miles so you need to replaceit, will they do it?
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your warranty is expired, they will not budge nor should they considering how long of a warranty they already offer. Had your warranty expired a few days ago, maybe but 90 days out, it's just not going to happen.

Your best option now is to consider a rebuilt motor (which is what mazda would give you): those can be purchased by a few different rotary builders (Mazmart, BHR, Atkins, etc etc) or even through Mazda directly.

time to find a shop that will do the labor at a reasonable rate but you're probably into this for about $4k
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:20 PM
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Ok mazda just called me back, I purchased an extended warranty when I bought the car and it is covered but it's a third party company and they need all the records of oil change and maintenance since I bought the car...
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Mazda just called me to tell me I need a new engine on my 2004 rx-8... the 8 year warranty expired 3 months ago, what do I do, I only have 65k miles. Does anyone ever had to call Mazda in this situation and tell them look, warranty expired 3 months ago, engines should not fail after 65k miles so you need to replaceit, will they do it?
Plz help
In 2010, my milage was at 113K, and I needed a new engine. My dealer got on the phone with Mazda NA and worked a deal whereby I would only pay labor, and not parts. I ended up spending around $2,300. Never hurts to try to work with the dealer, especially in my case they went the extra mile because I was a regular customer. YMMV.

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Thanks, let's hope that I will have enough invoices to show and won't have to spend anything.

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MN Help!!

Hey guys question for you.

I have an 04 with 60k and I just got her (I love this car). This forum has been my bible for my car. So I have been experiencing issues with grinding into 4th and 5th gear. So I went to bring it in they told me I had bad synchros and barrings and that I had a crack in my clutch. We looked up warranty stuff and obviously found out there is one for the clutch. My mechanic told me to try and get everything for free from Mazda. Cause i mean obviously if the clutch isn't operating correctly it will put wear and tear on synchros and anything else. So in saying that, do you guys think I have a shot? Do you have any recommendations or maybe certain things to say to the Mazda mechanic? I already have an appointment for Monday. So all the feedback will help. I have read like this entire thread and have been reading a lot about compression tests? Can I ask for one and if my car doesn't meet requirements and just get a free engine? Or how does that have anything to do with this thread?? Just wondering thanks guys!!
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