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02-04-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By meladdin

Failed engine and cause of failure. Need wording clarification.

This about 04 engine failures. Mine was just replaced. I want to buy an extended warranty to cover me from this again. I can save $800 if I can go with Partial coverage vs. Bumper to bumper.
The...
01-02-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,863
Posted By meladdin

thanks. I am mechanically challenged, but i have...

thanks. I am mechanically challenged, but i have a grease monkey friend who should have little trouble once he gets pointed in the right direction.
12-31-2007, 01:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,863
Posted By meladdin

I am really mechanically challenged. Is there any...

I am really mechanically challenged. Is there any guide with pictures for coil replacement?
12-28-2007, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By meladdin

Contesting Warranty?

Took my 04 in for loss of power today. My general factory warranty expired this July. I am getting a new engine paid for by Mazda becuase of the extended powertrain warranty. They also found that...
12-28-2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,638
Posted By meladdin

Verdict is in. I am getting a new engine....

Verdict is in. I am getting a new engine. However, they need to replace 4 igintion coils which costs me $369 out of pocket since my warranty is up. I guess I will suck this up and shop for a new car...
12-28-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,138
Posted By meladdin

Verdict is in. I am getting a new engine....

Verdict is in. I am getting a new engine. However, they need to replace 4 igintion coils which costs me $369 out of pocket since my warranty is up. I guess I will suck this up and shop for a new car...
12-28-2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,138
Posted By meladdin

Sadly, I , too am an original 04 owner. I feel...

Sadly, I , too am an original 04 owner.
I feel your pain. I loveDDDDDD this car.
I just took it in today for the second time complainging about loss of power. Maybe since I am footing the labor...
12-28-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,638
Posted By meladdin

I just took my 04 in for a loss of power for the...

I just took my 04 in for a loss of power for the second time today. I complained several months after the emission recall was done that i felt a power loss. They checked it out and said "everything...
09-18-2006, 06:25 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 61,173
Posted By meladdin

Yeah...there's nothing written out about free...

Yeah...there's nothing written out about free rental car gas. It's up to your dealer. Just be nice and ask.
09-18-2006, 08:53 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 61,173
Posted By meladdin

Sparkplugs + Flash CX-7 loaner: daily mileage...

Sparkplugs + Flash
CX-7 loaner: daily mileage limit and full gas tank return policy waived
Car Wash (crap) and Gas filled up.

My only haggle was that they wanted to limit me to 100 miles per day...
09-08-2005, 04:17 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 15,876
Posted By meladdin

I missed out on this GB. Where can i get one ?

I missed out on this GB. Where can i get one ?
05-09-2005, 08:52 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,922
Posted By meladdin

Put me down for the official RX8 Club car club....

Put me down for the official RX8 Club car club. (Do we have one yet?)
SN: meladdin
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
01-15-2005, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,664
Posted By meladdin

Cheaper car wash in Beaverton/Hillsboro area?

In the winter, I ususally head over to Carriage House car wash on TV and cedar hills to get the 8 cleaned. It gets a little pricey at $22 a pop, but hey its a touchless car wash.

Any other...
01-03-2005, 08:46 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 37,870
Posted By meladdin

- you plan on getting Gran Turismo 4 just to play...

- you plan on getting Gran Turismo 4 just to play with the RX-8
- went back to Gran Turismo 3 after you remembered it had the concept/pre-production RX-8

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- you get a car wash...
01-03-2005, 08:43 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 37,870
Posted By meladdin

- your wife gets you the Imported $70 RX-8...

- your wife gets you the Imported $70 RX-8 Transformer toy for Christmas
- you get your kids the 1:16 NIKKON Silver Remote Control Rx-8 toy for Christmas
- you wonder why the kids' remote control...
11-15-2004, 04:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,088
Posted By meladdin

has anyone had their pads changed that did not...

has anyone had their pads changed that did not squeak? Or did not squeak as much? My 8 falls in line (August 6, 2004) with the rest of the squeakers, but I harldy get a squeak. Its down to twice a...
10-30-2004, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By meladdin

Duh, So i took it in. They said a large garbage...

Duh, So i took it in. They said a large garbage bag stuck onto my (Borla) exhaust. It was burning and melting adhering itself even more. Cost me $38 labor and materials for them to clean it off. I...
10-24-2004, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By meladdin

nope, just the ac amp and replaced my broken ac...

nope, just the ac amp and replaced my broken ac knob. Taking it in first thing monday morning.
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
10-23-2004, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,083
Posted By meladdin

*bump* so, what's the verdict on portland area...

*bump*
so, what's the verdict on portland area tinters?
10-23-2004, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By meladdin

Burning smell right after AC Amp replaced

Just had my ac amplifier replaced. Last night it was pretty cold out. We had the heater running. Then, I smelled a burning smell. I knew it was coming from my car when we got out in the garage. The...
10-23-2004, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,791
Posted By meladdin

Just had my ac amplifier replaced. Last night it...

Just had my ac amplifier replaced. Last night it was pretty cold out. We had the heater running. Then, I smelled a burning smell. I knew it was coming from my car when we got out in the garage. The...
10-19-2004, 06:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,616
Posted By meladdin

Used nothing but V-power on my summer road trip,...

Used nothing but V-power on my summer road trip, Portland OR -> L.A. round trip (1000 mi each way). That stuff worked really good. I forget what my road trip MPG was. When I got back I stuck with it....
09-27-2004, 06:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,088
Posted By meladdin

How loud is this squeak? Is it everytime you...

How loud is this squeak? Is it everytime you brake? My brakes squeak, but not all the time, maybe 25% of the time.
07-21-2004, 06:06 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 33,948
Posted By meladdin

I took my car in and told them about the AC not...

I took my car in and told them about the AC not getting cold enough. I even brought in the TSB. Then they tell me my AC air temp is at 42 degrees and does notneed fixing at that temperature. Has...
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
06-25-2004, 10:45 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 72,332
Posted By meladdin

Were you at All ABout Eyes at Orenco Station on...

Were you at All ABout Eyes at Orenco Station on June 25th? I parked my Red 8 right next to you! Saw your car and I had to park right next to it. Wish I had a camera at the time.
I think we just...
05-18-2004, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,207
Posted By meladdin

Fog lights not working!

I just noticed my fog lights are not working (yes, I checked with the head lights on :) ). I haven't had time to check into it. I am assuming its a fuse.
Both of them are not working so I don't...
04-13-2004, 09:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,589
Posted By meladdin

The RX8 is my family car! I got two booster seats...

The RX8 is my family car! I got two booster seats in back. People are shocked when they see a car like the 8 and two booster seats back there. So, its my FAMILY sedan!
04-10-2004, 01:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,329
Posted By meladdin

Question Do you look back and stare?

I thought I was weird when I does this..until I saw someone do it too:

8 owner gets out of his car. Then, he locks it. Next walks about six to eight feet away. Then LOOKS BACK, STARES AND ADMIRES...
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
04-10-2004, 01:49 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 72,332
Posted By meladdin

I live in Hillsboro, too. I have a velocity red...

I live in Hillsboro, too. I have a velocity red with custom plates and borla exhaust. I am always cruisin Evergreen Road. I will look out for you.

I just seen one in my neck of the woods. Do...
04-08-2004, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,889
Posted By meladdin

Search for insulator pad. I had this problem too....

Search for insulator pad. I had this problem too. I had it fixed last week. Print out the post with the part numbers and such. The dealer will have to order the part. They tried to tell me it was...
04-08-2004, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,645
Posted By meladdin

Ditto. My story was about on the same lines. I...

Ditto. My story was about on the same lines. I got the flash no problem. Just say hard start and flood in the same sentence.
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
02-11-2004, 06:14 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 72,332
Posted By meladdin

--- Nope, I mainly cruise...

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Nope, I mainly cruise Hillsboro/Beaverton Area. Where's Sullivans gulch?
BTW, a silver 8 creeped up behind me on the 26 the other day. I flashed my hazards, he gave me a quick high beam and...
02-10-2004, 08:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,576
Posted By meladdin

It's BOSE. IMO BOSE= Medicore. There's no depth...

It's BOSE. IMO BOSE= Medicore. There's no depth and the bass is REALLY lacking. But since I put on my Borla exhaust, I'd rather keep the volume down anyways :D
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
02-10-2004, 08:01 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 72,332
Posted By meladdin

I'm a lurker, but finally decided to represent. ...

I'm a lurker, but finally decided to represent.
Velocity Red, GT package with Borla exhaust. Purchased on August 6, 2003 from Royal Moore Mazda in Hillsboro.

Whenever I see another 8 I always...
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
09-02-2003, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By meladdin

Hey twins we bought our car from royal moore...

Hey twins we bought our car from royal moore also...and we picked up a red one that same day you were there....gotta love the new 8
08-30-2003, 06:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,700
Posted By meladdin

1st time poster, short-time lurker here. I'm not...

1st time poster, short-time lurker here. I'm not to keen on all the finanials of the buy-back. I have negative equity from the leased Jeep Cherokee i traded in. If i take the buy back deal, what...
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