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02-05-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 745
Posted By New Yorker

If your coolant tank is leaking, then yes, you...

If your coolant tank is leaking, then yes, you must, at the very least, replace the tank - regardless of whether or not you have other coolant issues.

They’re not that expensive. And plastic parts...
01-14-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,268
Posted By New Yorker

Know what I really like now? The fact that little...

Know what I really like now? The fact that little kids - and plenty of adults - stare at my 8 on the highway, trying to figure out what the hell kind of car it is.

I... love... that.
12-08-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,033
Posted By New Yorker

Wow, very impressive. And inspiring. And...

Wow, very impressive. And inspiring. And comforting to know that even really dirty RX-8 seats can come clean.
12-02-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By New Yorker

Weird (not "wierd" vibration)

Fixed. (Hint: capitalizing and punctuation are worth the effort if you want to make it easier for others to track your thoughts. It's a courtesy to others so that we don't have to work so hard to...
11-03-2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,372
Posted By New Yorker

Real nice, good luck. Were I in the market, I’d...

Real nice, good luck. Were I in the market, I’d be interested.
10-13-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By New Yorker

Congrats on your new 8! Needless to say, you...

Congrats on your new 8! Needless to say, you didn't see the countless 8s, every month, that were running fine and did not come in for motors. (In fact, what you were probably seeing were mostly 8s...
10-11-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 129,591
Posted By New Yorker

Love the 40th AE! Congratulations.

Love the 40th AE! Congratulations.
09-28-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By New Yorker

Others have said it but I'll say it, as well,...

Others have said it but I'll say it, as well, since so many first-time buyers ignore the advice, for some strange reason:

DO NOT PURCHASE AN RX-8 WITHOUT FIRST HAVING A ROTARY-SPECIFIC COMPRESSION...
08-28-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,624
Posted By New Yorker

^ It's nice just to see a Nordic Green. :icon_tup:

^ It's nice just to see a Nordic Green. :icon_tup:
08-20-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By New Yorker

Sorry to hear this. Just bad luck - what can you...

Sorry to hear this. Just bad luck - what can you do? I hope PDR (paintless dent repair) and a windshield replacement leaves your RX-8 as nice as it was before.
07-27-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,268
Posted By New Yorker

"Life After 8000 RPM: Lotus Elise and Mazda RX-8" Automobile Magazine, 1/12

https://www.automobilemag.com/news/life-after-8000-rpm-lotus-elise-mazda-rx-8/

"It’s too bad that you can’t buy a new car with a rotary engine or one that weighs less than a ton (save for the...
07-26-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,268
Posted By New Yorker

"With Mustang prices and Porsche handling, it...

"With Mustang prices and Porsche handling, it could’ve inspired both ends of the spectrum to do better."

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/2011-Mazda-RX-8-Overview-c22563
07-26-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,268
Posted By New Yorker

I agree with those who feel the car will continue...

I agree with those who feel the car will continue to depreciate in value for another few years. But I do believe the 8 will then start to become a desirable collectible. And no, not just collectible...
07-26-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7,121
Views: 396,220
Posted By New Yorker

So sorry to hear this. Forget that "warranty" -...

So sorry to hear this. Forget that "warranty" - you lost, the warranty company won. You have to let that go.

Assuming the rest of the car is in really good shape, I'm afraid the only option you...
07-18-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By New Yorker

Hey, sorry to hear this! I know what you must be...

Hey, sorry to hear this! I know what you must be going through right now. Believe me, I'm as emotionally attached to my car as any human can be. That said, two things: 1) yeah, be happy you're okay,...
06-12-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By New Yorker

Since you’re not a rotary mechanic, rather than...

Since you’re not a rotary mechanic, rather than throw various possible solutions at your car, I’d strongly urge you to visit a Mazda service department or some other professional rotary mechanic.
...
05-24-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By New Yorker

It's interesting, but if I were interested in...

It's interesting, but if I were interested in getting an RX-8, I might look for a mint condition "roller" needing a new engine. My thinking? I get to control the entire "getting a new engine"...
05-21-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,824
Posted By New Yorker

I’m an ad guy, and you’re wrong. Brand...

I’m an ad guy, and you’re wrong.

Brand advertising - which is what you’re complaining about - absolutely works for products where emotion is part of the purchase decision. And make no mistake, for...
05-09-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,251
Posted By New Yorker

Wow. All the more reason for me to keep my near...

Wow. All the more reason for me to keep my near mint, well-running ‘05 RX-8. I have zero interest in having my car tethered to countless future “software updates,” knowing that easy, no-brainer,...
04-09-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,843
Posted By New Yorker

Thanks, cool. I've owned three already, but have...

Thanks, cool. I've owned three already, but have to admit I'm considering a fourth. Still love the 8, though. And I can only have one car. I really shouldn't have any. But no CD player? Could be deal...
04-08-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 60,416
Posted By New Yorker

Congratulations! Though I’m not surprised. Sadly,...

Congratulations! Though I’m not surprised. Sadly, we rarely hear about the high mileage RX-8s. Then again, we don’t hear much about planes that don’t crash either. :beer05:
04-07-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,824
Posted By New Yorker

As an ad guy, I can tell you that “brand...

As an ad guy, I can tell you that “brand advertising” - selling by creating a brand personality for your product, rather than relaying a laundry list of product features, works quite well for many...
03-08-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 142,330
Posted By New Yorker

"…concept cars are what probably generate the...

"…concept cars are what probably generate the most interest, especially among the public, so being named the "Concept Car of the Year" at the 11th-annual Car Design Night Geneva held this week during...
02-09-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By New Yorker

How Skyactiv-X works...

http://youtu.be/PT2Mt-tkJ_4
12-12-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By New Yorker

Well obviously, the car with significantly lower...

Well obviously, the car with significantly lower mileage would be preferable, all other things being equal. So yeah, lower mileage wins, assuming both cars are more or less in the same condition. (Of...
12-12-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By New Yorker

Well first of all, ask yourself if you really...

Well first of all, ask yourself if you really want an R3. It handles a bit better and has cool Recaro seats which I, personally, would like. But I'm only 5'7" and 140 lbs, so they'd fit me perfectly....
12-01-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 384,654
Posted By New Yorker

There you go again. I first changed my own oil...

There you go again. I first changed my own oil over 40 years ago, noob. And the thread I started was about preventing overfilling when you're unable to change your own oil, i.e. when the dealer or...
12-01-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 384,654
Posted By New Yorker

So it stopped running? I’m guessing your engine...

So it stopped running? I’m guessing your engine is suffering from low compression, necessitating replacement. But your engine “blew at 104k”? How dramatic! You’re not the first to say that on this...
11-15-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,546
Posted By New Yorker

IamFodi, just know that, believe it or not,...

IamFodi, just know that, believe it or not, you’re not the only person on this forum who wouldn’t dream of messing with the catalytic converter. As you wisely point out, people do breathe the air...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
11-09-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,818
Posted By New Yorker

FYI, realize that many of us live in small, city...

FYI, realize that many of us live in small, city apartments, park on the street, and have no garage to keep tools, ramps and other equipment in. No place to store them and no place to work on the...
11-07-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 85,633
Posted By New Yorker

Yes, replace the bottle. Note that this is/was a...

Yes, replace the bottle. Note that this is/was a known problem, and the replacement bottle w/sensor listed above is Mazda’s REVISED design to eliminate this very problem.
10-03-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 696
Posted By New Yorker

Welcome! I've owned three MX-5s, and selling the...

Welcome! I've owned three MX-5s, and selling the last one to get an 8 has been a very positive experience. Yeah, on the ten perfect "convertible days" a year I certainly miss having a Miata, but the...
09-04-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By New Yorker

If your Renesis is running normally, you only...

If your Renesis is running normally, you only need to check it every other gas fill-up. Of course, no harm in checking more often if it affords you some peace of mind. (I check mine every fill-up,...
09-04-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By New Yorker

Ideally, keep it somewhere between the top "full"...

Ideally, keep it somewhere between the top "full" line and the mark right below it.
08-29-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,553
Posted By New Yorker

Are you serious? That's like saying "I have never...

Are you serious? That's like saying "I have never known anyone to ever intentionally pour out some of their 7-11 "Double Gulp" Slurpee to have less beverage." If they didn't want an obscene amount of...
08-28-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By New Yorker

Regarding a new rotary model, I'd say that's a...

Regarding a new rotary model, I'd say that's a good sign. Think about it. If Mazda was abandoning the rotary engine, they'd arguably not shine a big spotlight on rotary stuff. They'd be trying to get...
08-26-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,553
Posted By New Yorker

Yeah, I liked it, too. Colin Chapman's philosophy...

Yeah, I liked it, too. Colin Chapman's philosophy clearly drives Mazda engineering (and obviously Lotus', too). I'll always favor the few automakers who subscribe to it.

Wikipedia:
"Chapman's...
08-25-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,015
Posted By New Yorker

^ Not sure what the message here is exactly, but...

^ Not sure what the message here is exactly, but I'm gonna assume it's "dont get an oil change when the arrival of a category 3 hurricane is imminent".
08-25-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By New Yorker

That section for newcomers should prove real...

That section for newcomers should prove real helpful for you.

I happen to prefer Series 1 cars. Yes, I believe the S2 cars may be more reliable to those who don't maintain their engines "by the...
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