Notices
RX-8 Discussion General discussion about the RX-8 that doesn't fit in one of the specialty forums.

Series II RX-8's, post up your mileage

Old 09-18-2009, 05:47 PM
  #1  
Registered
Thread Starter
iTrader: (46)
 
9krpmrx8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 33,744
Received 347 Likes on 279 Posts
TX Series II RX-8's, post up your mileage

I have been tossing around replacing the 8 with a few other cars but I figure I can start this now and see what numbers there are after the new year. I am keeping my 04' til' this new engine dies but if the Series I truly does hold up engine wise then I would stay an 8 owner.

So tell me what your current mileage is!

Last edited by 9krpmrx8; 09-21-2009 at 10:35 AM.
9krpmrx8 is offline  
Old 09-18-2009, 07:11 PM
  #2  
Bang Bang
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Morgantown, WV
Posts: 779
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
8850
4 quarts of top off oil
changes at 250, 500, 1000, 2k, 3k, 6k, 8k (pre road trip)
partially blown rear drivers side shock
rear tires, now on front, almost bald.

Last edited by EMart11b; 09-18-2009 at 07:18 PM.
EMart11b is offline  
Old 09-18-2009, 07:27 PM
  #3  
Registered
Thread Starter
iTrader: (46)
 
9krpmrx8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 33,744
Received 347 Likes on 279 Posts
Dang, How did you blow a shock.
9krpmrx8 is offline  
Old 09-18-2009, 07:29 PM
  #4  
Bang Bang
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Morgantown, WV
Posts: 779
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Dunno. I took it to 2 dealerships both failed to diagnose the problem. I said **** it and got my hands dirty found it was the shock... meh. I'll get Konis in the spring.
EMart11b is offline  
Old 09-18-2009, 07:30 PM
  #5  
Registered
Thread Starter
iTrader: (46)
 
9krpmrx8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 33,744
Received 347 Likes on 279 Posts
Koni's FTW. There is a guy in the Gulf forum selling his Bilsteins.
9krpmrx8 is offline  
Old 09-18-2009, 07:34 PM
  #6  
Registered
 
egads's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Livermore, CA
Posts: 80
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
7500 miles, obtained August 2008.
2 oil changes at the dealer thus far.
Maybe a 1/2 quart of oil top off every 2-3 fill ups.
Average around 20 mpg.
egads is offline  
Old 09-18-2009, 07:35 PM
  #7  
Registered
Thread Starter
iTrader: (46)
 
9krpmrx8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 33,744
Received 347 Likes on 279 Posts
Thanks. You don't drive much huh?
9krpmrx8 is offline  
Old 09-18-2009, 07:48 PM
  #8  
Software Engineer
 
DarkLord7854's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 1,376
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
19,000 miles

Oil:
2 oil change by me to 5w30
1 oil change by dealership to 5w20
1 oil change by Pettit to 20w50

Parts:
1 transmission (shot to pieces)
4 plugs

Consumption:
1 Quart oil every 900 miles
13 mpg city
22 mpg highway

Last edited by DarkLord7854; 09-18-2009 at 08:09 PM.
DarkLord7854 is offline  
Old 09-18-2009, 07:51 PM
  #9  
Registered
Thread Starter
iTrader: (46)
 
9krpmrx8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 33,744
Received 347 Likes on 279 Posts
Cool, decent mileage. My first engine croaked at 22k. I am hoping the Series II's improvements will last at least 100k.
9krpmrx8 is offline  
Old 09-18-2009, 07:55 PM
  #10  
Bang Bang
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Morgantown, WV
Posts: 779
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Jesus you two are not changing your oil enough at all
EMart11b is offline  
Old 09-18-2009, 08:39 PM
  #11  
Software Engineer
 
DarkLord7854's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 1,376
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by 9krpmrx8 View Post
Cool, decent mileage. My first engine croaked at 22k.
I currently have nightmares about that...
DarkLord7854 is offline  
Old 09-18-2009, 11:28 PM
  #12  
Registered
 
Easy Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Houston
Posts: 37
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
7698 miles. Got it in middle of June.
Use about a quart oil every 3000 miles.
Just had 7500 mile check at dealer, everything great so far.
250 miles/tank city, 300+/tank highway.
Easy Driver is offline  
Old 09-19-2009, 02:11 AM
  #13  
PISTONS are for (|)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 162
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
53,750 Miles, bought September 2005
All oil changes done at Wayne Mazda (NJ) Best Dealership
Castrol 5W-20
RedRocket8 is offline  
Old 09-19-2009, 02:44 AM
  #14  
Software Engineer
 
DarkLord7854's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 1,376
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by RedRocket8 View Post
53,750 Miles, bought September 2005
All oil changes done at Wayne Mazda (NJ) Best Dealership
Castrol 5W-20

Thread reading FAIL.
DarkLord7854 is offline  
Old 09-19-2009, 06:08 AM
  #15  
rux
Registered
 
rux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 69
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
9500-ish miles since Jan 09. 15/18mpg depending on mood, mostly city driving. RP 20w-50 currently.
rux is offline  
Old 09-19-2009, 08:03 AM
  #16  
Registered
 
kster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 250
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
105 miles (got it on sept 12).
kster is offline  
Old 09-19-2009, 08:06 AM
  #17  
Registered
Thread Starter
iTrader: (46)
 
9krpmrx8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 33,744
Received 347 Likes on 279 Posts
Exciting getting a new car huh?
9krpmrx8 is offline  
Old 09-19-2009, 12:40 PM
  #18  
Registered
 
kster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 250
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yup, and coming from my 328 coupe, it feels so much different. I love how stiff the chassis is.
kster is offline  
Old 09-19-2009, 12:49 PM
  #19  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 100
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
550 miles. Bought it August 29th.
Gas mileage-don't care.
No problems-starts up within a second of cranking it.
Love it!
A little top up of oil and binned the engine cover.
iwc3707 is offline  
Old 09-19-2009, 01:20 PM
  #20  
Registered
 
shazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Montreal,QC
Posts: 2,256
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Damn some of you drive ALOT in one year!
shazy is offline  
Old 09-19-2009, 02:05 PM
  #21  
You set my soul alight
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 721
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
*Fails at reading*

Last edited by Shini; 09-19-2009 at 02:08 PM.
Shini is offline  
Old 09-19-2009, 02:07 PM
  #22  
Bang Bang
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Morgantown, WV
Posts: 779
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I didn't know Mazda put out a 2009 rx8 in 2004
EMart11b is offline  
Old 09-19-2009, 02:24 PM
  #23  
Registered
 
shazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Montreal,QC
Posts: 2,256
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
lol/\
shazy is offline  
Old 09-19-2009, 04:04 PM
  #24  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: BFE, TX
Posts: 88
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
13,000 miles
purchased Dec 24, 2008

Changed oil at 1,000 miles and have changed it religiously every 3,000 since.

Royal Purple 10w-30
much2saxy is offline  
Old 09-19-2009, 07:13 PM
  #25  
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 94
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Bought it a little over a month ago, 870 miles so far. Damn I need to drive it more
Banilejo is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.