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08-04-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,176
Posted By expo1

Exclamation good bye to expo1

I have logged on as expo1, but I'm not him and I'm not sure I'm doing this right. He tragically passed away and I'm selling his car. The body and interior are in flawless condition with countless...
05-29-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By expo1

Just find a slightly larger screw.

Just find a slightly larger screw.
05-27-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,661
Posted By expo1

There is a thread about this being done, but as...

There is a thread about this being done, but as noted you cannot drop in a 16 year old engine and turn the key and expect everything to work.

What you desire is a custom job.
...
05-27-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 27,771
Posted By expo1

Would the Jet-Air Nozzle System hose ( 12:00 one...

Would the Jet-Air Nozzle System hose ( 12:00 one in the photo ) also be a good one to stick in a cup of oil for the starting up phase of the Seafoam procedure?
05-26-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,555
Posted By expo1

There are a couple things that you might want to...

There are a couple things that you might want to get done while the engine is out, these will cost you some money.

Do you have a 6-speed? Change the clutch, easy to do with the engine out.
You...
05-25-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,248
Posted By expo1

I am not sure if anyone here can help. Looking...

I am not sure if anyone here can help. Looking over some of your other posts raises some questions.

Your in Canada correct? I do not know is there is a Canadian Version of the Magnum Moss act...
05-24-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,555
Posted By expo1

Your RPM's indicate you have the original slower...

Your RPM's indicate you have the original slower starter. I would get the updated one ASAP.

**IMPORTANT**

To the original poster ask to go in the back and watch the test if they will not do...
05-24-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By expo1

After the car is assembled that screw is no...

After the car is assembled that screw is no longer needed. Find a drill bit slightly smaller and drill out the screw.
05-24-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,599
Posted By expo1

I wonder if there has been ANY member here that...

I wonder if there has been ANY member here that has a engine replaced under a non Mazda warranty? Many have fine print that exclude rotary engines by name or the engine failure MUST be do to a parts...
05-24-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,599
Posted By expo1

I received these scam letters on another newer...

I received these scam letters on another newer vehicle I own. Read the fine print, trying to make an engine claim will be impossible. I would only trust one from an Mazda Dealership. I am also sure...
05-23-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,314
Posted By expo1

Do you have the numbers from the compression...

Do you have the numbers from the compression test? Most of the time they will not make note of it unless you ask but it would help to know the results.

That said RX-8 rarely "pop" or outright...
05-22-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By expo1

Since the exhaust system is a single pipe all the...

Since the exhaust system is a single pipe all the way to the muffler unless there was physical damage to the exhaust I wouldn't concern myself with it.
05-22-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By expo1

Could be flooded, if its a 6-speed try pull...

Could be flooded, if its a 6-speed try pull starting it. Did you put in new plugs?
05-22-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By expo1

I reached 100,000 miles 8/2007, that was before...

I reached 100,000 miles 8/2007, that was before the 8/100K program. Every time Mazda has extended coverage on any item I have been over the miles. Since 2007 my main expense was a rebuilt engine...
05-21-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,171
Posted By expo1

I wondered that also but the specs seem to...

I wondered that also but the specs seem to indicate that a SPORT AT (http://www.mazdausamedia.com/files/2009_RX-8_SpecDeck.pdf) didn't come with it.

The Torque sensing Limited Slip Differential...
05-20-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By expo1

Yes [/THREAD]

Yes

[/THREAD]
05-20-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,241
Posted By expo1

Your observation is interesting, I also live in...

Your observation is interesting, I also live in NJ where self serve gas is illegal. I also have warm starting issues which seems to be at its worst right after filling up. One thing I now do is not...
05-19-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By expo1

$7,000 sounds like the price for a NEW engine...

$7,000 sounds like the price for a NEW engine installed. $4,500 for a rebuilt.

I would make ask the dealership what is their definition of 'NEW". Very few people receive 'NEW' engines. Your most...
05-17-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,755
Posted By expo1

Sometimes you do not have a choice, how many...

Sometimes you do not have a choice, how many miles are on the 8? There is an 8 year / 100K warranty on the engine.

I myself have an engine with compression under 6 for all of the rotor faces. I...
05-16-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By expo1

To be honest that isn't a bad quote for the work...

To be honest that isn't a bad quote for the work they want to do.

Is that from Lester Glen Mazda on 37? Or Weisleder in Brick? If it's Lester Glen I would avoid them . That used to be Toms River...
05-16-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 271,388
Posted By expo1

I don't think someone here will jump to identify...

I don't think someone here will jump to identify themselves as a violator of federal emissions law. It doesn't matter anyway how someone else situation was handled. I would INSIST on getting it in...
05-16-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,755
Posted By expo1

I am also going through this and low compression...

I am also going through this and low compression is the most common cause which means an engine replacement. The CAT wouldn't effect starting. If you still have the weak starter you would have cold...
05-16-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 797
Posted By expo1

He is not that far off, They are no longer making...

He is not that far off, They are no longer making engines with rebuilt housings. I guess I am not the only Mazmart customer to have a engine lose compression after 40,000 miles on a rebuilt that used...
05-15-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,143
Posted By expo1

Not that you can do much about it now, but the...

Not that you can do much about it now, but the thread below brings up good points about
the longevity of rebuilt engines.

https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=212514
05-13-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,599
Posted By expo1

Based on the above quote you need to put the...

Based on the above quote you need to put the tools down and step away from the car before you make things worse. What was the result of your other thread...
05-13-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By expo1

re9bt are designed to be used in the trailing...

re9bt are designed to be used in the trailing locations.
05-12-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 102,569
Posted By expo1

Since dealerships cannot open up the engine you...

Since dealerships cannot open up the engine you will never know. You should schedule a compression check to rule out a internal engine issue. Time is running out on the 8 year / 100K engine warranty.
05-10-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 37,470
Posted By expo1

The federal emissions & safety regulations were...

The federal emissions & safety regulations were not the same back then.

You are also comparing a turbocharged car to one without and one that cost over $40,000 back in the mid 1990's :Eyecrazy:
05-10-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By expo1

Your photo doesn't include the two "Bracket A's"...

Your photo doesn't include the two "Bracket A's" needed to install the bar. It is a common part left out and is a big pain for people (like me) that have purchased used spare tire kits.

Just...
05-10-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,124
Posted By expo1

What part of NJ are you located? A...

What part of NJ are you located?

A compression test should be no more than $125, I have been quoted over $200 but Weisleder in Brick, NJ Charged $100 and even let me in the back to see the...
05-08-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By expo1

There is a certain way to remove the CAT, its...

There is a certain way to remove the CAT, its been on for a while and will not come of that easy. The thread below will be of some help.

https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=194450
05-08-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By expo1

The starting fine when hot is a good sign. I...

The starting fine when hot is a good sign. I don't have a CAT and I do not have any CEL's, that happens with some 2004's. That means you could still have a CAT issue and your symptoms lead me to...
05-08-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By expo1

The compression in my motor is low and it idles...

The compression in my motor is low and it idles fine and starts up fine when cold.


The first thing I would check is the CAT, if your under 80,000 miles its still covered. If that checks out...
05-08-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By expo1

Mazda has not made any HP improvement from...

Mazda has not made any HP improvement from 2004-2011 on the MT version. From 2006 on the AT got a small HP vs. the 4-port AT engine found in the 2004-2005 versions.

Supply and demand also...
05-08-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,017
Posted By expo1

On your iPhone browser try going to '...

On your iPhone browser try going to ' m.rx8club.com'.

I think that will work until a formal app is created.
05-07-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 271,388
Posted By expo1

Being an 2004 the warranty this thread is about...

Being an 2004 the warranty this thread is about will expire next year anyway. Maybe sooner if it was purchased in 2003. I would get a compression test from a Mazda dealer before buying this car.
05-07-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 271,388
Posted By expo1

The warranty this thread is about covers...

The warranty this thread is about covers 2004-2008 RX-8, what year is the one you wish to buy?
05-07-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 40,652
Posted By expo1

You can get those HERE...

You can get those HERE (http://www.mazdatrix.com/8exhaust.htm) I am not sure if they come with the springs but you should have been able to salvage those at least.
05-03-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,991
Posted By expo1

Not going to flame you, but this as most things...

Not going to flame you, but this as most things about this car have been covered before.

https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=170689

https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=189281
05-03-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By expo1

You are being lied to and the $450 to change the...

You are being lied to and the $450 to change the sensor is a rip off. A bad sensor will not cause an engine to fail, you also will get a CEL long before anything would happen. Find out which sensor...
05-03-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,990
Posted By expo1

You could try local junk yards for a wrecked one?...

You could try local junk yards for a wrecked one? Did you ask if Mazmart had one off a wreck? They are a Mazda themed salvaged yard.
05-02-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,990
Posted By expo1

Try Mazmart

Try Mazmart
Forum: Canada Forum
05-01-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,523
Posted By expo1

Changing the filter every times depends on the...

Changing the filter every times depends on the milage between changes. But I personally wouldn't cheap out on a oil filter. What were you using to remove the old filter, your hands? The toll below...
04-30-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,958
Posted By expo1

Slightly off topic, what is the life expectancy...

Slightly off topic, what is the life expectancy of the batteries in the sensors? My 8 was built 5/2003 and my TPMS sensors still work fine.
04-28-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By expo1

But I don't think the shifter aligns with the...

But I don't think the shifter aligns with the RX-8 opening.
04-27-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By expo1

You don't replace it, you take it out and clean...

You don't replace it, you take it out and clean it. I did it once a year during a winter weekend day ( in the garage).
04-27-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,072
Posted By expo1

You will get horrible gas mileage. In the winter...

You will get horrible gas mileage. In the winter I myself would use a beater car for such a short drive. But otherwise you don't need to do anything special. Would you use it for longer trips when...
04-25-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By expo1

0 PSI in a rotor = engine replacement....

0 PSI in a rotor = engine replacement. Dealerships can't fix internal engine issues, they just replace the engine. What year is yours by the way?
04-25-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By expo1

https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=182410

https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=182410
04-25-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By expo1

When you said the partially dis-assembled, can...

When you said the partially dis-assembled, can you be more specific? But this is all leading to you having to seek professional help. With no information as to the prior condition of the engine...
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