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Old 08-15-2017, 07:54 PM
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^ Ah right where it's supposed to be
Toolbox in the garage when you are 500 miles away with a flat, lol
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:11 PM
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Swapped my wheels for stock wheels in preparation to sell it tomorrow...
why are you selling
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:17 PM
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Played Dr.

Took the starter off and cleaned and greased it. I had a hot start problem and it fixed it temporarily. It starts like new and instantly even after a 1h 30m drive. I put new plugs in as well Cleaned her first then went to work on the starter.
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:24 PM
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Fixed it

fixed the starter and did a tune up lastly washed her.
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Mazdaspeed RX8 ver2 View Post
I cried look at her this morning because she needs a new motor and i cant drive her...
That sucks my friend. I have a 127,000 on my 2006 Shinka and itís still going. I do maintain it very meticulously and do all the steps and dances you get told to do before and after driving lol.
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Old 08-16-2017, 10:31 PM
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Dropped my RX8 at dealer for latest recall

Already done last year the fuel tank seal

This one is the following one 1017E

Will take one day Got a Mazda 6 courtesy loaner
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:15 PM
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Picked it up

Mazda replaced the seal

Cool

While at dealer talked to a salesman

The RX9 is coming

Not so fun part is that it will cost about 70K ��
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:36 PM
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That's a bomb to drop - the RX9 is coming [when]. Do tell the details and how this dealer has the ultimate in SCOOPS!
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Old 08-18-2017, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by wannawankel View Post
That's a bomb to drop - the RX9 is coming [when]. Do tell the details and how this dealer has the ultimate in SCOOPS!
Unless, of course, the salesman was talking out of his bunghole. Unlikely, since they're not known for that, or anything.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:05 PM
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South Bay Mazda in Torrance CA

The guy I talked to was not a young kid but an older management staff

I told him I was there for my RX8's recall repair and yold him my next new vehicle will be a RX7

His reply was "Not tbe RX7 The RX9 "

He told me it looks like a Maseratti and then he told me about the price , not cheap

Let's hope its going to happen !

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Old 08-18-2017, 09:07 PM
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Got my front license relocator




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Old 08-19-2017, 02:58 AM
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Originally Posted by jaimesix View Post
South Bay Mazda in Torrance CA

The guy I talked to was not a young kid but an older management staff

I told him I was there for my RX8's recall repair and yold him my next new vehicle will be a RX7

His reply was "Not tbe RX7 The RX9 "

He told me it looks like a Maseratti and then he told me about the price , not cheap

Let's hope its going to happen !

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Interesting.

Note that Mazda's naming scheme means that RX-9 will be a different type of car from RX-8 and RX-7 then. Sounds like they are going for a super car then.
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Old 08-19-2017, 09:37 PM
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Just got the CorsoMotion(who bought exLED) vanity mirror LEDs in the mailbox today.

Put them in, and they are great. The LED ones I have used before is way to bright. CorsoMotion claimed that theirs were set dimmer, and so I gave them a shot. Very pleased with the healthy amount of light and even spread that comes out of the bulbs.

So if you want good vanity LEDs that won't burn your retina out, I'd recommend CorsoMotion ones. exLED used to be pretty great from what I have heard, but suffered from a lot of issues with shipping and customer service. CorsoMotion has pretty great customer service, however. Very good experience.











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Old 08-19-2017, 10:05 PM
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Finally got her running well again! Fuel pump swap and I can hit redline again!!!
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Old 08-20-2017, 04:51 AM
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BTW

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Had one of those for couple of years. Worked well, although ultimately parts started to rust.
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:35 AM
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Had one of those for couple of years. Worked well, although ultimately parts started to rust.
Yeah

I hear you

I wanted it not chromed but these guys only make the part in chrome

I would had powder coated it but chrome parts can not be powder coated without expensive de chroming

After looking at the design, I can see I can fab one out of L brackets and 2 bars

When time comes I will make o e and powder coat it
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:01 PM
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Just changed out the ignition for a BHR and intake for an AEM cold air and the car feels like new again. Gotta love the butt dyno.
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:04 PM
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Just changed out the ignition for a BHR and intake for an AEM cold air and the car feels like new again. Gotta love the butt dyno.
That would be your ear dyno at work there . It sounds louder therefore must be faster
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:25 PM
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Got to drive my 8 a bit today after sending my grandparents off.

God, how I have missed driving it. Much better than the rental BMW X3 I had to deal with for a couple of days. The bloody thing is full of lag. You push the gas, say Mississippi a couple of times, and it smacks your skull into the seat. The guy at the car rental place was like, "Yeah, I just prefer naturally aspirated engines, man." I get him now.

I still prefer my smooth and "torqueless" RX-8, thank you. That's a small displacement engine done right.
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Old 08-29-2017, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Grace_Excel View Post
Broke into the 210,000 miles; later on, I ended up following a rare sight of a stock RX-7 in pristine condition, some middle-age guy drove it and got me to chase him... I just wanted a picture of my car's predecessor!
210k?? How many motors have you gone through? Lol
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Old 08-29-2017, 03:22 PM
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Got to drive my 8 a bit today after sending my grandparents off.

God, how I have missed driving it. Much better than the rental BMW X3 I had to deal with for a couple of days. The bloody thing is full of lag. You push the gas, say Mississippi a couple of times, and it smacks your skull into the seat. The guy at the car rental place was like, "Yeah, I just prefer naturally aspirated engines, man." I get him now.

I still prefer my smooth and "torqueless" RX-8, thank you. That's a small displacement engine done right.
That was my take on a rental BMW 420 (hardtop convertible). Awesome interior and suspension ruined by the 2.0L turblow. I'd rather have the 3L I6 and drive it in the rev range it was designed for than laggety-lag lag lag it around.
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Old 08-29-2017, 04:34 PM
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That was my take on a rental BMW 420 (hardtop convertible). Awesome interior and suspension ruined by the 2.0L turblow. I'd rather have the 3L I6 and drive it in the rev range it was designed for than laggety-lag lag lag it around.
Yep, the X3 handled alright for a massive SUV, but the lag was actually dangerous in certain cases.

I6 would have been much better, I agree. Mazda said that the R2 has about the same amount of torque fluctuation as I6. I4 just has that coarseness associated with it.

In terms of fuel economy, turbos are good enough to fool EPA ratings, but the real life fuel economy gain is very low. Drive a turbo hard and watch the fuel economy go down the drain, as the engines have to run richer at that point to cool down the turbo.
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1. Had dealer complete FUEL TANK LEAK recall
2. Asked dealer to complete PASSENGER AIR BAG INFLATOR recall. Dealer ordered part
3. Replaced battery with new Bosch 35-640B. I've always loved Bosch products
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Old 08-30-2017, 03:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Mazdaspeed RX8 ver2 View Post
I cried look at her this morning because she needs a new motor and i cant drive her...
my car is in the shop, waiting for the results. Car has been puffing white smoke and struggling, High coolant pressure but I just had the radiator replaced. Hope it's not the coolant seal that's gone....
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