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02-17-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By New Yorker

Yup. A small price to pay to enjoy, even today,...

Yup. A small price to pay to enjoy, even today, one of the best-handling, most fun-to-drive sports cars on the planet. (And, I might add, something far, far more valuable to me than fast 1/4 mile...
02-14-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By New Yorker

5W-30 and, for that matter, 5W-20 will in no way...

5W-30 and, for that matter, 5W-20 will in no way damage your Renesis engine (assuming you’re using the car as intended, on public roads in non-racing situations).

I’m really getting sick and tired...
02-13-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 283,316
Posted By New Yorker

So you repainted it? The ‘05 Shinka came in one...

So you repainted it? The ‘05 Shinka came in one color only: Black Cherry Mica with Parchment leather interior.
02-09-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 630,289
Posted By New Yorker

Brilliant Black RX-8s are such beautiful cars!

Brilliant Black RX-8s are such beautiful cars!
02-05-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By New Yorker

Good luck, and have fun!

Good luck, and have fun!
02-05-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
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...
01-24-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 395,582
Posted By New Yorker

The only way all-season tires save money is if...

The only way all-season tires save money is if they’re the only set of tires you own. Because, obviously, you then own one set of wheels and tires instead of two.

(To own a set of all-seasons AND...
01-23-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 395,582
Posted By New Yorker

For an occasional 4" of snow, I think all-seasons...

For an occasional 4" of snow, I think all-seasons will be okay, as long as you're mindful that you're driving without winter tires and, well… drive accordingly. But I would urge you to NOT mix tire...
01-22-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,797
Posted By New Yorker

When clean, it’s one of the nicest RX-8 colors...

When clean, it’s one of the nicest RX-8 colors ever, but when it’s dirty, it looks awful. Kind of a dull, dirty brown. Worse than most other colors, when dirty.
01-15-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By New Yorker

Congrats on the new motor. It's good to hear from...

Congrats on the new motor. It's good to hear from other folks enjoying their 8s!
01-14-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,118
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.
01-14-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By New Yorker

Really enjoying these videos. They remind me of...

Really enjoying these videos. They remind me of the relative simplicity of the Renesis and make me appreciate it even more.
01-07-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By New Yorker

Hmm, you just have to do a bit of research...

Hmm, you just have to do a bit of research online. Go to the Porsche, Jag or BMW regional forums and search for “good body shop in Oklahoma”. Go to a local “cars and coffee” or muscle car show, walk...
01-07-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By New Yorker

Were it mine, I’d take it to a good body shop....

Were it mine, I’d take it to a good body shop. Not the dealer. But I’m real anal about the appearance of my car. You want a shop with a rep for doing great work. So look for a place that handles...
01-06-2019, 02:52 PM
12-11-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 395,582
Posted By New Yorker

The OEM factory rear fog lights was NOT an option...

The OEM factory rear fog lights was NOT an option on US cars. It was available in Europe and Japan, if I’m not mistaken.

Do you have an S2? If so...
MAZMART - Serving The Mazda Community Since...
12-11-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,086
Posted By New Yorker

Beautiful. And I love those wheels! I may have to...

Beautiful. And I love those wheels! I may have to switch to those. BBS?
12-11-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,285
Posted By New Yorker

Yup.

Yup.
12-08-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
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.
12-05-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 395,582
Posted By New Yorker

Love me my 5W-20. Thirteen years, 46+K miles, no...

Love me my 5W-20. Thirteen years, 46+K miles, no engine problems.
12-05-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,894
Posted By New Yorker

I wouldn’t have the OEM spare if my 8 hadn’t come...

I wouldn’t have the OEM spare if my 8 hadn’t come with one; it does take up a lot of useful space hanging in the trunk like that, plus it blocks the trunk light from effectively lighting the trunk...
12-02-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 76,584
Posted By New Yorker

Still have mine, purchased new in February, 2006....

Still have mine, purchased new in February, 2006. After 46K+ miles, still love her. And she seems more powerful than the day I brought her home.
12-02-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By New Yorker

That's terrible!

That's terrible!
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...
11-23-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By New Yorker

Thanks, but I finally bought a replacement OEM...

Thanks, but I finally bought a replacement OEM liner from Mazda last summer.
11-21-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 132,500
Posted By New Yorker

^ Wow, that's gorgeous.

^ Wow, that's gorgeous.
11-10-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,118
Posted By New Yorker

^ 🍻

^
🍻
11-03-2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,350
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.
10-27-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,602
Views: 372,163
Posted By New Yorker

Best of luck! When I first shopped for an 8,...

Best of luck! When I first shopped for an 8, Winning Blue is what I wanted.
10-27-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By New Yorker

Nor have I.

Nor have I.
10-27-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By New Yorker

Yes, I think it’s flooded, too. The way you flood...

Yes, I think it’s flooded, too. The way you flood an RX-8 is to start it, pull it out of (or into) the garage, and turn it off.
10-27-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By New Yorker

Yes. Take it to a Mazda dealership - or any...

Yes. Take it to a Mazda dealership - or any reputable rotary mechanic - and have them diagnose the problem. And for a lot less then $200 - 400.
10-25-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,056
Posted By New Yorker

So there you have it. My '05, purchased new, is...

So there you have it. My '05, purchased new, is now almost 14 years old, and after 47K+ miles, has yet to have ANY engine problems. Not a single one. If the car has "design flaws," as you say, that...
10-25-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By New Yorker

Yes, good luck, I have always loved the copper...

Yes, good luck, I have always loved the copper '06 Shinka. If you search long and hard enough, I'm sure you'll find one.
10-25-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,056
Posted By New Yorker

Realize that car magazines/auto journalists did...

Realize that car magazines/auto journalists did not consider changes to the S2 mechanicals (engine, oiling, cooling) significant. No, the S2 was universally considered "a refresh". Articles at the...
10-23-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By New Yorker

When I learned to drive way back in high school,...

When I learned to drive way back in high school, I wanted to learn to drive a manual. But my family only had automatics, and Drivers Ed cars were always auto, too. 🤨 So... when I bought my first car,...
10-18-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,801
Posted By New Yorker

Yes, normal, I think. You can always ask your...

Yes, normal, I think. You can always ask your dealer to confirm that your fans are operating to spec. Pretty sure they are.
10-14-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,118
Posted By New Yorker

All things considered, I really do believe the...

All things considered, I really do believe the RX-8 is a classic in the making. Time will tell.
10-13-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
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: 129,453
Posted By New Yorker

Love the 40th AE! Congratulations.

Love the 40th AE! Congratulations.
10-10-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,338
Posted By New Yorker

I’ve been using Idemitsu. The 4-oz. markings...

I’ve been using Idemitsu. The 4-oz. markings embossed on the side of the bottle are the only measuring tool I need. Piece of cake.
10-10-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,262
Posted By New Yorker

Thanks for sharing! Will remember this should it...

Thanks for sharing! Will remember this should it happen to me.
10-08-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By New Yorker

Bumped for lowered price.

Bumped for lowered price.
09-30-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 284
Posted By New Yorker

For the benefit of other humans who may want to...

For the benefit of other humans who may want to read this without developing a massive headache, fixed. Yes, it takes a minute or two to punctuate, but if you have any empathy for others, punctuation...
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...
09-28-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By New Yorker

Bump. Lowered price.

Bump. Lowered price.
09-26-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By New Yorker

Yes, as others have said, you need to just...

Yes, as others have said, you need to just replace the tank with a new one, as Mazda modified the design a bit to prevent this once-common problem from recurring.

This is the replacement part you...
09-26-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 656
Posted By New Yorker

Interesting workarounds. Thanks for the...

Interesting workarounds. Thanks for the suggestions.
09-25-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 656
Posted By New Yorker

https://www.lifewire.com/best-cd-players-and-chang...

https://www.lifewire.com/best-cd-players-and-changers-1846562

“The CD was released in 1982, and for a while, you had to spend a small fortune on CD players in order to listen to this...
09-25-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 656
Posted By New Yorker

Were I a Luddite, I’d be pushin’ for 8-track and...

Were I a Luddite, I’d be pushin’ for 8-track and cassettes. Might wanna rethink your assumption.
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