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08-18-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 29,545
Posted By getoutdaway

Hey, I'm having this problem (nothing works in...

Hey, I'm having this problem (nothing works in center console: no A/C, no radio, nothing). Rest of interior lights (spedometer, etc) work.

I'm not good with working on cars, so will take to...
05-06-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7,263
Views: 421,607
Posted By getoutdaway

I just got an update from dealership: he...

I just got an update from dealership:

he said there was a 15A ignition fuse that would blow each time they tried to start it. he said they looked at everything on the circuit to find out what was...
05-05-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7,263
Views: 421,607
Posted By getoutdaway

I was driving down street at 30mph and car just...

I was driving down street at 30mph and car just SHUT OFF in like two seconds. All interior lights off, engine off, everything. Just stopped dead in middle of street. When I tried to restart, no...
05-05-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7,263
Views: 421,607
Posted By getoutdaway

Hey guys I have a 2005 Rx8 that just DIED while...

Hey guys I have a 2005 Rx8 that just DIED while driving down the street (engine went off, electrical went off, everything). I towed it do dealership. Its been 2 days and the mechanic still doesn't...
Forum: SE RX-8 Forum
01-17-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,593
Posted By getoutdaway

sweet, I can try to make it, its only 5 miles...

sweet, I can try to make it, its only 5 miles from my house.
Forum: SE RX-8 Forum
01-17-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,444
Sticky Tampa Bay
Views: 124,756
Posted By getoutdaway

anyone know a good Rx8 mechanic in Orlando area?...

anyone know a good Rx8 mechanic in Orlando area? I think I need catalytic converter serviced (center console gets hot at idle), brake pads, power steering fixed (hard to turn left).
10-13-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 57,890
Posted By getoutdaway

Thanks Mazurfer! Motor mounts are actually...

Thanks Mazurfer!

Motor mounts are actually $300 ($120+$180), but yes, those internet prices are still way cheaper! I talked to tech who said the motor mounts are the "most optional" as they're...
10-12-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 57,890
Posted By getoutdaway

Just took it in (there was delay on engine...

Just took it in (there was delay on engine getting to dealer). THey're putting in new engine now.

They just gave me an estimate of $1500 for new parts and labor (while engine is out)

Air...
09-16-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 57,890
Posted By getoutdaway

Just talked to the tech: -The compression...

Just talked to the tech:

-The compression test was low enough for me to get a new engine. That's good, right? :)

-He said there is a 2 week backlog on new engines so I'd have to come get my...
09-16-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 57,890
Posted By getoutdaway

Just talked to the tech again. 1. He said...

Just talked to the tech again.

1. He said Mazda reviewed my service records and will cover 50% of the cost of the service, from $1400 down to $700

2. He also said that since he noticed that the...
09-15-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 57,890
Posted By getoutdaway

^^ Jon, thanks so much for your help, its been...

^^
Jon, thanks so much for your help, its been very helpful! :)
I am still waiting to see how much (if any) Mazda will take off the cost of the fix. If the fix is too much, I'll definitely look...
09-15-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 57,890
Posted By getoutdaway

Just spoke with the technician: -I asked him...

Just spoke with the technician:

-I asked him how we know that the APV valve is stuck, and if he did the 12V test suggested by Jon.
-He said "we did it with IDS (mazda service tool), which...
09-15-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 57,890
Posted By getoutdaway

Thanks Jon. Can they just clear that specific...

Thanks Jon. Can they just clear that specific CEL code, so the CEL goes off (for that specific code) and I'm clear for other CEL codes to light up? I guess not! Why don't we have a second CEL? :)
...
09-15-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 57,890
Posted By getoutdaway

and supposing they do that and confirm the valve...

and supposing they do that and confirm the valve is seized -- what help would the PDF Service Bulletin be? THe first dealer tech said it would remove the CEL light code, but I don't see how if the...
09-15-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 57,890
Posted By getoutdaway

none taken! its true! :o: The first dealer...

none taken! its true! :o: The first dealer already offered a $300 job based on the Service Bulletin, so if the second dealer comes back with something insane I can just go back to the first dealer. ...
09-15-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 57,890
Posted By getoutdaway

THanks Jon -- I just sent another email to the...

THanks Jon -- I just sent another email to the service rep with those 2 items, asking if she can confirm if either has been done to confirm that the valve is seized. I presume the first one is the...
09-15-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 57,890
Posted By getoutdaway

Thanks Dave. As I said in my PM to you... ...

Thanks Dave. As I said in my PM to you...

-Mark concurred with the Orlando tech -- the engine must be removed to unstick the APV which is stuck in the manifold.

-The service rep was outside...
09-13-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 57,890
Posted By getoutdaway

Just called a Melbourne Dealer where the #1 Mazda...

Just called a Melbourne Dealer where the #1 Mazda technician in the world works (Mark Wilhelm).

They told me the only time an engine is ever removed is if its being replaced. Hence, they have no...
09-13-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 57,890
Posted By getoutdaway

The mechanic said that teh PDF deals with APV...

The mechanic said that teh PDF deals with APV that are not sticking inside, and that my APV is sticking. He said he could follow the steps in the PDF and replace the gear/O-ring/etc as described in...
09-13-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 57,890
Posted By getoutdaway

I went ahead and faxed the PDF to the service...

I went ahead and faxed the PDF to the service rep.

I just called her and she said she'd take it to the mechanic.

If he says the engine removal is still needed, it just seems like overkill and...
09-13-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 57,890
Posted By getoutdaway

fax her this:...

fax her this: http://www.finishlineperformance.com/pdf/rx8/bulletin/01-014-07-1777.pdf
??

says nothing about removing engine??

and if she insists on removing the engine for $1400, take my car...
09-13-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 57,890
Posted By getoutdaway

Just got off the phone with the service rep: She...

Just got off the phone with the service rep: She said the mechanic would need to remove the entire engine in order to unstick the intake valves/APV!!! $1437!!!! Parts are nothing, it would be all...
09-11-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 57,890
Posted By getoutdaway

Thanks for your response Jon! Also, your...

Thanks for your response Jon!

Also, your previous posts in this thread helped too (re: handling issues with a service dealer).
09-11-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 57,890
Posted By getoutdaway

I just got this CEL code too! P2004: intake...

I just got this CEL code too! P2004: intake manifold runner stuck open. Lately, I've noticed I really have to rev it higher than usual from standstill to get the car moving. Also, the fan stays on...
08-16-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,165
Posted By getoutdaway

AAA just came to my house -battery...

AAA just came to my house

-battery completely drained
-not rechargeable
-new battery installed
-after AAA installed: "DSC off" light flashing and DSC indicator light (car with skid marks)...
08-16-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,165
Posted By getoutdaway

https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=201483 ...

https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=201483

i just read here about a similar problem caused by a guy who blew his MAIN FUSE while trying to jump his battery. I haven't tried to jump the...
08-16-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,165
Posted By getoutdaway

wow, ok the hell continues!!! -the car drove...

wow, ok the hell continues!!!

-the car drove fine for 3-4 days
-i went on a week-long vacation, left car in driveway
-just came back today
-car wouldn't respond to remote unlock
-i had to...
08-05-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,165
Posted By getoutdaway

Mazsurfer: you are correct. I did not put in my...

Mazsurfer: you are correct. I did not put in my location until my last post (after I realized the importance of local communication with fellow RX-ers). Thanks so much for all your help and...
08-05-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,165
Posted By getoutdaway

haha yeah you guys are right -- this has been an...

haha yeah you guys are right -- this has been an eye-opening experience. my first major issue with my first car, so I guess I get one freebie at being a schmuck, no? :)

for the future, though,...
08-05-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,165
Posted By getoutdaway

Thanks Mazurfer!! I didn't realize you are in...

Thanks Mazurfer!! I didn't realize you are in Melbourne!! I'm in Orlando and went to Classic Mazda East. Do you know any top-notch Mazda places that don't charge an arm and a leg and are good quality...
08-04-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,165
Posted By getoutdaway

Thanks guys for all the responses. She said they...

Thanks guys for all the responses. She said they wouldn't waive the diag fee, and that the dealership never has. I'll insist on the 12K/12month in writing, and if they refuse, insist on waiving...
08-04-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,165
Posted By getoutdaway

Thanks Krazed - I'll press them on that - waive...

Thanks Krazed - I'll press them on that - waive the diagnostic fee as I'm coughing up over $800. The diagnostic fee should just be "insurance" for them in case someone decides not go get repairs or...
08-04-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,165
Posted By getoutdaway

They just called me back. Looks like they...

They just called me back.

Looks like they can't save the coils - another $200, for $928 total :eek:
She said 12K/12 month warranty on the fixed parts. Is this a raw deal or sounds pretty...
08-04-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,165
Posted By getoutdaway

thanks Hokie, what do you think about their...

thanks Hokie, what do you think about their diagnosis and price? sound reasonable? Thanks in advance!
08-04-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,165
Posted By getoutdaway

Ok Mazda just called back, I told them I'd get...

Ok Mazda just called back, I told them I'd get back to them soon, so please let me know if you guys think this is a legit diagnosis and fair price:

Required work
-new spark plugs and wires...
08-04-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,165
Posted By getoutdaway

Thanks for all the responses . The service...

Thanks for all the responses .

The service rep just called me and asked me what happened. I told her. Then I asked her about the CEL code and she said she wouldnt know until they sent it back to...
08-03-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,165
Posted By getoutdaway

Help! 46K and first problem ever!!

Edit 8/4: Please see last post where Mazda just gave me diagnosis and price. Please let me know if you think its reasonable. Thanks in advance! This site rocks!

I have a 6 speed 2005 RX8 with 46K...
08-21-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By getoutdaway

hey, i had a similar question to the OP: I...

hey, i had a similar question to the OP:

I have a 2005 (i am the original owner) whose warranty expired in 2/09. Mazda is offering me $2700 for 4 years/48k or $2100 for 3 years/36K...seems like...
03-17-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,838
Posted By getoutdaway

Hi, I put on 245/40/18 Goodyear Eage F1 GT's...

Hi,

I put on 245/40/18 Goodyear Eage F1 GT's at 18,000 miles. I'm at 35,000 now and am told they need replacing, since they're at 3/12, 4/12 inch depth? Mazda dealership said they'd put on Kumo's...
03-13-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,698
Posted By getoutdaway

thanks tiltmode!!! this site rocks!! :)

thanks tiltmode!!! this site rocks!! :)
03-13-2008, 12:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,698
Posted By getoutdaway

tiltmode...NO, it doesn't do it on restarts, just...

tiltmode...NO, it doesn't do it on restarts, just typically on the morning start, but at 70 degrees some mornings!!! (FL). So if it doesn't do it again on restarts, its just normal morning-warmup,...
03-12-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,698
Posted By getoutdaway

hey, i just started getting this too, i'm in FL...

hey, i just started getting this too, i'm in FL and first time was on cold day (40 deg..cold for us :) but now does it at 70 deg mornings! tech at dealership said its a normal heat up in the...
03-12-2008, 02:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,074
Posted By getoutdaway

"blip the throttle"??? "double clutch"?? HELP!!!!...

"blip the throttle"??? "double clutch"?? HELP!!!! LINGO-DEPRIVED USER HERE!!! but i'm the one who did my search and found the thread without posting a new one...aren't you guys proud of me???...
03-11-2008, 01:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,074
Posted By getoutdaway

i'm having this same problem, and glad i found...

i'm having this same problem, and glad i found this thread. it just started this weekend, right after my 30K mile check, which was fine.
i'm real dumb, so can someone explain "double clutching"???...
09-27-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,490
Posted By getoutdaway

"what do i expect in an rx-8 forum"? well you...

"what do i expect in an rx-8 forum"? well you asked the question, let me answer it. every once in a while, a few S2000 and 350Z trolls. I love those cars, and have lots of great friends who drive...
09-27-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,490
Posted By getoutdaway

350z is a great car, but i test drove it too...

350z is a great car, but i test drove it too before buying my 8 and found it bulky, especially compared to the nimble, agile 8. but honestly, the huge difference for me was the KILLER interior of...
09-13-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,729
Posted By getoutdaway

bought Feb '05, up to 24,500

bought Feb '05, up to 24,500
09-10-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,436
Views: 280,159
Posted By getoutdaway

somewhat satisfied, i hear everyone downplay gas...

somewhat satisfied, i hear everyone downplay gas mileage or say "its a sports car, what u expect?" problem is there are sports cars with 50-100 more horsepower that get better mileage, so this isn't...
09-20-2006, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By getoutdaway

Thanks Stealth and everyone else on the gas...

Thanks Stealth and everyone else on the gas gauge. On the tire smell..I guess I was wondering if any of you have had that happen right after the 15000 mile check (and rear brake rotation/cleaning)?...
09-19-2006, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By getoutdaway

Faulty Gas Gauge / Pungant Tire odor?

Hey guys,
I just have two questions:
1. I had 2/3 of a tank, went on vacation, then when I came back and turned the engine on, the gas gauge was on "E". I took it to the gas station and the pump...
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