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01-02-2007, 04:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,320
Posted By 6mm

Good luck! I've since sold my RX-8, but there is...

Good luck! I've since sold my RX-8, but there is no doubt in my mind that the RX-8 clutch is defective. I have also driven manual vehicles all my life and NEVER had to replace a clutch that simply...
09-22-2005, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By 6mm

The ACT clutch is heavier and the pedal engages...

The ACT clutch is heavier and the pedal engages more quickly...takes some getting used to. It's a great clutch I'm sure, but it simply feels less smooth in the pedal. It's as if you can feel the...
09-22-2005, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By 6mm

02/04 build date fyi, the ACT clutch is...

02/04 build date

fyi, the ACT clutch is significantly different in feel...
09-19-2005, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By 6mm

When I get the car back, I'll get you the build...

When I get the car back, I'll get you the build month/year.
;)
09-19-2005, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By 6mm

Good news. I spoke with the local service...

Good news. I spoke with the local service manager and he contacted the regional manager. Due to my long history of buying cars with this dealer and the fact that I am meticulous about my car...
09-18-2005, 10:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,320
Posted By 6mm

Again, welcome to the club. This highway...

Again, welcome to the club. This highway experience sounds almost the same as mine. Unimpressed.
09-17-2005, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By 6mm

Have to wait til we get the car back...I "think"...

Have to wait til we get the car back...I "think" it was about Feb 2004. I bought the car in April 2004.
09-17-2005, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By 6mm

furthermore...

Note: this damage took place on the highway at a constant rate of speed (about 50mph) and exploded upon trying to clutch and downshift in rush hour traffic. Just to clarify...it was not during a...
09-17-2005, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By 6mm

Clutch weakness

I see it this way...
The RX-8 clutch is simply not designed to take the loads created by a high revving rotary. I've never replaced a clutch in ANY car I have ever owned, but here I am with a...
09-13-2005, 05:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,200
Posted By 6mm

I've driven many cars in my time and NEVER had to...

I've driven many cars in my time and NEVER had to replace the clutch. This includes powerful cars as well as sporty Miatas, etc.

It is a major disappointment and has me looking at replacing the 8...
09-12-2005, 08:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,200
Posted By 6mm

Total labor cost is estimated $425

Total labor cost is estimated $425
09-12-2005, 03:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,200
Posted By 6mm

Not under warranty - outside the 12K miles/12...

Not under warranty - outside the 12K miles/12 months

I have 14750 miles and it's about 4 months outside the warranty also...
LAME!

No pics yet...I am going to inspect today.
They didn't open...
09-12-2005, 02:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,200
Posted By 6mm

Well...as predicted... it's a clutch failure...

Well...as predicted...
it's a clutch failure and NOT covered.
so...I am off to shop for parts
and $1000 for a clutch job is WAY TOO HIGH IMO
09-09-2005, 05:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,200
Posted By 6mm

I take very good care of my RX-8 and the local...

I take very good care of my RX-8 and the local dealer knows it. I expect that a clutch failure in a car with less than 15K mi will be covered under warranty...especially since I complained from when...
09-08-2005, 11:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,200
Posted By 6mm

Youch! I'll have to ask them to call me when...

Youch!
I'll have to ask them to call me when they have the parts out of mine. I'll take pics too!
09-08-2005, 11:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,200
Posted By 6mm

Yeah, still no word. They never pulled it in...

Yeah, still no word.
They never pulled it in today...but it definitely is some sort of complete clutch failure...which is lame. I never even rode it that hard.

:S
09-08-2005, 07:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,200
Posted By 6mm

Well...my loud bearing went a step further. I...

Well...my loud bearing went a step further.
I had always heard it was just "normal" noise...until today!

On the commute in this morning, when trying to downshift it simply seized up and I could...
03-19-2005, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By 6mm

I'll get some pics... Yeah I hope to go...

I'll get some pics...
Yeah I hope to go paintless...but when you crease on the bodyline - fuxxored!!

:(
03-18-2005, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By 6mm

Impatience causes dents

Aaggghhhh!!

Well, I could not wait to get the blue Rex out of the garage this spring and took it out oon some icy conditions...got stuck (just in a neighborhood).

So - me being the hardass...
06-04-2004, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2,602
Views: 372,163
Posted By 6mm

More Alaska blue

http://www.alaskazone.com/images/rx8/blue/2004_2_May_Screens_006.jpg


More pics of the blue RX

http://www.alaskazone.com/images/rx8/blue
06-04-2004, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,602
Views: 372,163
Posted By 6mm

Recent Blue in Alaska

http://alaskascca.com/ipw-web/gallery/albums/album04/102P5310925.jpg

Recent Solo II event.
Got 91 points and took the M3 in my class.
...
Replies: 30
Views: 3,449
Posted By 6mm

Always consider the source. Sales will tell you...

Always consider the source.
Sales will tell you want YOU want to hear.
05-24-2004, 07:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,020
Posted By 6mm

Yes, you are the only one.

Yes, you are the only one.
05-19-2004, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By 6mm

Fuel grade and quality has been a major player in...

Fuel grade and quality has been a major player in whether I experience detonation (pinging) under load.

Try experimenting with different octane and brand.

Chevron 92 has been good for me.
(but...
05-15-2004, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By 6mm

Well then, I should drive the piss out of it...

Well then, I should drive the piss out of it until it does die.
05-15-2004, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By 6mm

1400 miles = needs a tune up? :| no mods to...

1400 miles = needs a tune up? :|

no mods to the intake at this time - all stock
05-15-2004, 04:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By 6mm

Power Drops @ 7-8K

After the latest ECU update I have noticed a new and disturbing power loss under certain acceleration.

To set the scenario, here is exactly how I have experienced and can consistently reproduce...
05-15-2004, 04:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By 6mm

Now, my car was never driven by a salesman...I...

Now, my car was never driven by a salesman...I know because I followed every step from the time it was delivered to the dealer.

That said, I have been noticing increasing noise from the synchros...
05-10-2004, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,774
Posted By 6mm

schön! please share your list of added...

schön!

please share your list of added accessories...
type of wheels/tires and sizes?
usw.
04-29-2004, 12:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By 6mm

The TSB has the VIN numbers listed.

The TSB has the VIN numbers listed.
04-28-2004, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By 6mm

M Flash is noticeable to me

My car was about less than 500 units from already having the M flash from the factory.

I finally got tired of the near-flooding events today and just stopped by the service department. Dropped it...
04-27-2004, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,651
Posted By 6mm

Lexol vinylex http://www.lexol.com/

Lexol vinylex

http://www.lexol.com/
Forum: RX-8 Racing
04-27-2004, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,794
Posted By 6mm

Is it 100LL?

Is it 100LL?
Forum: RX-8 Racing
04-27-2004, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,496
Posted By 6mm

I always start with cold PSI when measuring and...

I always start with cold PSI when measuring and then adjust slightly (usually taking 1-2 lbs. out) once the tires warm up. Note this was my first Solo in the RX-8 and I will likely experiment with...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
04-27-2004, 04:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,496
Posted By 6mm

#1 - Turn of DSC #2 - Launch at or above 4K RPM...

#1 - Turn of DSC
#2 - Launch at or above 4K RPM
#3 - Enjoy the short burnout and subsequent "hook up"

I did this repeatedly last weekend during a Solo II event and never once experienced any...
04-27-2004, 04:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By 6mm

Yadda yadda yadda I was autocrossing at 800...

Yadda yadda yadda

I was autocrossing at 800 miles...full throttle, red line, etc. It's not a piece of art - it's a car. Use it.
04-26-2004, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By 6mm

I've heard too many stories to create my own...

I've heard too many stories to create my own opinion. I've not pursued the new flash - due to the conflicting and purely subjective opinions.

I do have the occassional difficult start, but a heavy...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
04-26-2004, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By 6mm

The course was very short. The best time was...

The course was very short. The best time was about 30.5 seconds - my best time was about 32.5 seconds.

I never left 1st gear on my best runs.

One major gripe, there is not enough headroom with...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
04-26-2004, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By 6mm

AutoX Test & Tune Weekend

My first time out with the RX-8. I learned alot and managed to get better times each run. There were only a few better drivers out there and lots of more powerful cars that couldn't hang with the...
04-23-2004, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,273
Posted By 6mm

More blue...

Just a few additions to the photo gallery.
Looks good next to my former boss' dirty AMG SLK32!


http://www.alaskazone.com/images/rx8/blue/2004_April_23_001.jpg
...
04-22-2004, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By 6mm

Go Blue.

Congrats.
After having a Sunlight Silver for a weekend...I am glad I chose Winning Blue instead. Good choice!
04-12-2004, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 918
Posted By 6mm

Talking Alaska is hell on cars...and I would say that the...

Alaska is hell on cars...and I would say that the blue is moderately difficult to maintain an "always clean" appearance.

It hides the light dust for a little while, but the second you dust off a...
04-10-2004, 03:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,327
Posted By 6mm

Must be true love.

Must be true love.
04-10-2004, 02:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,327
Posted By 6mm

Funny, I catch me doing just that...and have to...

Funny, I catch me doing just that...and have to laugh at myself.
04-07-2004, 03:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By 6mm

Thanks! I think the blue will suit me. ...

Thanks!
I think the blue will suit me.

Yes, Alaska is by far one of the best (and most needed) places for flying. Too bad I am more into cars and live in one of the worst places for car owners...
04-07-2004, 02:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By 6mm

What is a mat holder hook? Thanks for the...

What is a mat holder hook?

Thanks for the kudos...I drove it home tonight!
04-06-2004, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By 6mm

The AOPA sticker is indeed mine. Pilot? ...

The AOPA sticker is indeed mine. Pilot?

Ewww, Mariner Blue, blech!
I was thinking more along the lines of Laguna Blue. :)

I once passed up a new Laguna Blue MX-5 R and have wanted a blue car...
04-06-2004, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By 6mm

PDI Images

A few more images added from the PDI.

http://www.alaskazone.com/images/rx8/blue/PDI_April62004_001.jpg

http://www.alaskazone.com/images/rx8/blue/PDI_April62004.jpg
04-06-2004, 03:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By 6mm

Talk with a dealer

There were several yellow RX8s in the port of Tacoma just last week. I found the color I wanted, outfitted it with a few PIO (port installed options) and it was here in about a week.

Find a...
04-06-2004, 02:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By 6mm

Sweet.

Congrats!

I love yellow, but the last first and last yellow car I had (Audi A4)- got me a speeding ticket. Long story short, yellow is way too easy to spot in a crowd of moving automobiles.

I'm...
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