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Old 09-18-2009, 05:47 PM   #1
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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!

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Old 09-18-2009, 07:11 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 09-18-2009, 07:27 PM   #3
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Dang, How did you blow a shock.
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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.
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Koni's FTW. There is a guy in the Gulf forum selling his Bilsteins.
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:34 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:35 PM   #7
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Thanks. You don't drive much huh?
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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

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Old 09-18-2009, 07:51 PM   #9
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Cool, decent mileage. My first engine croaked at 22k. I am hoping the Series II's improvements will last at least 100k.
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Jesus you two are not changing your oil enough at all
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Cool, decent mileage. My first engine croaked at 22k.
I currently have nightmares about that...
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:28 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:11 AM   #13
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53,750 Miles, bought September 2005
All oil changes done at Wayne Mazda (NJ) Best Dealership
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9500-ish miles since Jan 09. 15/18mpg depending on mood, mostly city driving. RP 20w-50 currently.
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105 miles (got it on sept 12).
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Exciting getting a new car huh?
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Yup, and coming from my 328 coupe, it feels so much different. I love how stiff the chassis is.
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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.
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Damn some of you drive ALOT in one year!
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I didn't know Mazda put out a 2009 rx8 in 2004
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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
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Bought it a little over a month ago, 870 miles so far. Damn I need to drive it more
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