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Old 04-12-2009, 05:48 PM
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I'm about 200 miles away from 70k original engine and have no problems yet
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crossed over 90,000 miles last week, and just changed oil yesterday, gonna try to get the coolant flushed soon...
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and yes everything runs as good as the day it rolled off the showroom
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:23 PM
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to lazy to read...but i cant believe i havent been in here yet, why hasnt this thread been closed? theres like 32487239758934758437 threads on this subject
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:40 AM
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to lazy to read...but i cant believe i havent been in here yet, why hasnt this thread been closed? theres like 32487239758934758437 threads on this subject
well if you wouldve read you wouldve seen that's been acknowledged

It's just an update, mileage increases overtime so someone made a new thread
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:42 PM
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Good to see lots of 8's getting up to the 100k mile mark once again the 8 impresses me. Hope mine will do the same.

04 @ 53k
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:36 PM
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Thank you for sharing this information. I become more and more confident about buying this car because there is not such problems with engine as they are stated in many other forums.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:11 PM
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74k miles on original engine. Have no idea how it was broken in as I bought the car at 20k miles.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:24 PM
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Just rolled 95k miles... engine was replaced at 47k miles... still runs strong... no premix... castrol 5w30 non synthetic...redline regularly... BG44k every other month...replaced coils and wires at 75k...replace plugs twice a year...

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Old 04-16-2009, 03:42 PM
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I'm kinda scared to creep towards 100k lol..
I know my engine will last beyond 100k..the question is how long..
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:50 PM
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the engine will last as long as you maintain it. It will need a rebuild somewhere between 100-175K, most engines do. It is what it is, just enjoy the car and solve problems as they surface.
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:36 PM
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All of this thread because the "service advisor" at some Mazda dealer bad mouthed a RX-8?

I've worked at a dealership before. Most (notice I said most) service advisors have a little car knowledge and are not educated people. Most make a below average income. They're not "experts" despite what their customers may think. Their role is half customer service, half sales. They are paid based on the work that they sell. Obviously with a system like that some work will be necessary, some will not.

Even most mechanics/technitions, etc. are not exceedingly technical people. They know how to do their jobs, etc. and they know what they've seen, etc. but again, they have a certain type of knowledge. If they say something it may have some weight, but sometimes just like anyone else, it may exceed their level of expertise and it's more opinion than fact. The perfect technition would be an a mechanic who is strong with "hands on" thinking and has an analytical mind suited to acedemic thought. Based on my experience I don't think many of those people exist in dealerships.

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I have just shy of 42K on my 2005. Very under-driven and I won't be driving it much in 2 months (basic training and A school). By 2010 I'll have less than 43K miles. Hoping to get boosted before 50K. I do regular maintenance on my car (I'll pop the hood when I'm bored sometimes) but I have taken short trips (work is ~2.5 miles away). People tell me I'm going to flood my car and I think its bullshit. How exactly does one "flood" an engine with a pressurized digital fuel system?
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Red Rex View Post
I have just shy of 42K on my 2005. Very under-driven and I won't be driving it much in 2 months (basic training and A school). By 2010 I'll have less than 43K miles. Hoping to get boosted before 50K. I do regular maintenance on my car (I'll pop the hood when I'm bored sometimes) but I have taken short trips (work is ~2.5 miles away). People tell me I'm going to flood my car and I think its bullshit. How exactly does one "flood" an engine with a pressurized digital fuel system?
Fuel is sitting in the chamber, wears down the oil on the seals creating compression/soaks the spark plugs to give a weaker spark = a very difficult to start motor.

I've never flooded my car, but I've flooded many a-7s.
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:31 AM
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I am at 127K now with my original engine Flea is such a good girl!!

Edit: Mine is an 04 btw.

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Old 05-07-2009, 02:52 AM
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****can we get background info?****

oil used.
how often changed.
driving habits.
premix or not.

etc...

so we can pick up on what good trends are and what bad trends are so we know what to follow and avoid?...not to pick on cornholio135 but he had his rebuilt, and hes using dino and no premix.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:07 PM
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I use Royal purple
Change it every 3K.. (if I remember)
I have 32 speeding tickets if thats any indication on my driving habits, I also autocross it.
and I use petit racing premix.
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WTF?! PLZ dont tell me it's all on your Rx-8!
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:27 PM
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Which part? The tickets? No, I get those in other cars as well.. Ive had maybe half of them in the 8.
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Dayum... you gotta control yourself there :P

Oh and I have 26k miles on my 04... I feel the smallest right now. (that sounded wrong didn't it?)
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:32 PM
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Yeah, I have been good lately. I havent had a ticket in over a year now! Having a kid make you calm down alot.
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:19 PM
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I have 57k Miles right now.

Very strong compression still. I can pass my buddy's brand spanking new (stock) 40th anniversary rather handily. I drive it like I'm autocrossing all of the time when I can find space.

Idemitsu Premix.
10w30 Royal Purple in summer, 5w30 in winter.
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:21 PM
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I have 32 speeding tickets......
That's gotta be some kind of world record!!!

How much do you pay for insurance? $3,000 plus a year??
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:26 PM
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Ehh, I just dont pay for insurance.... JK.. Umm, well I have a super low deductable so yeah actually I pay more than 3K a year, is that alot?
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:02 AM
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Shadycrew bought his w/ 96k

04 and 34k here
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