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#1 deakphreak

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 01:15 AM

I have just upgraded from a protege to an RX8. This car is great but does use up gas fast and it seems to not like hot weather at all. Does anyone have any experience with one of these and have any suggestions for gettin the most out of it. I would like to get some upgrades but cant spend a ton of money, with a baby being on the way and all. I should be able to put about $1,000 in to it though.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 01:23 AM

Oh I see how it is.. Just show up my '78 Omega with your fancy, new RX8 tongue.gif

I love RX8s.. g0t m4xx21 has one.. he may be able to help you out.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 02:44 AM

QUOTE(sicknasty413 @ Aug 15 2007, 01:59 AM) View Post

Oh I see how it is.. Just show up my '78 Omega with your fancy, new RX8 tongue.gif

I love RX8s.. g0t m4xx21 has one.. he may be able to help you out.


HA HA HA thats right!! tongue.gif Na, i saw your post and it inspired me to post mine to try and get some help lol. Ive been reading lots of issues with heat, but mostly people in texas and las vegas. The maximum it gets here is like 100 and even then, the rx8 doesnt have much power starting out. If its cool outside or i just start it up, then i can really feel the power of it. I wish that i was able to get a manual, but in the long run with the baby and everything, an AT will be best. I would also like to get a sweet paint job like that RX8 on the F&F Tokyo Drift. So if anyone has any suggestions, im all for it. Here is a pic in case you didnt see that movie.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 06:07 AM

My Friend has one...its a 2004. He said just to remember to put oil in it every 2 fill ups. Also don't use synthetic oils. If you have anymore questions just ask.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 02:50 PM

QUOTE(garver @ Aug 15 2007, 06:43 AM) View Post

My Friend has one...its a 2004. He said just to remember to put oil in it every 2 fill ups. Also don't use synthetic oils. If you have anymore questions just ask.

What!! Engine problems or what?

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 03:53 PM

No rotary engines burn oil.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 04:26 PM

QUOTE(garver @ Aug 15 2007, 04:29 PM) View Post

No rotary engines burn oil.

What every 2 fill ups? the oil will be more expensive than the petrol. If this is the case I wouldn't buy one.
The Synthetic oil I use is 27 for 5 litres, wouldn't want to be throwing that into a car.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 07:18 PM

Rotary engines by nature are finicky engines. They hate both the extreme heat and the extreme cold. They are also gas guzzlers no matter what you do with them. About the only advantage to them is their high RPM capabilities. Being the former owner of a second gen RX-7, I learned all of these things the hard way. Even though Mazda redesigned the Rotary engine with the Renesis, it is still apparent that a number of the old Rotary weaknesses are still prevalent. Although the fact that these issues are already appearing on cars that are less than 4 years old is pretty scary.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 08:34 PM

I dont find myself putting oil in it very often, just half a quart every now and again, but do put gas in it all the time. I love how it drives and feels, but hate how it accelerates in hot weather. Im still debating on whether I should keep goin with this car or try to find something else around the same price range. I would like something stylish, fast and around 15,000 - 17,000 if anyone has any ideas.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 08:54 PM

put a v8 in it ph34r.gif

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE(deakphreak @ Aug 15 2007, 09:10 PM) View Post

I dont find myself putting oil in it very often, just half a quart every now and again, but do put gas in it all the time. I love how it drives and feels, but hate how it accelerates in hot weather. Im still debating on whether I should keep goin with this car or try to find something else around the same price range. I would like something stylish, fast and around 15,000 - 17,000 if anyone has any ideas.


You might be able to find one of the newer GTOs around that price range. If not I know an older vehicle that costs significantly less that will lay waste to the RX. A 5 speed manual Lexus SC300 (same engine as the NA Toyota Supra) will give you a very smooth ride and quick acceleration to boot. I currently have an automatic version of this car and with the custom exhaust that it has, it is a pretty quick vehicle and is solid as a rock even when excess of 100MPH.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 09:26 PM

QUOTE(deakphreak @ Aug 15 2007, 02:10 PM) View Post

I dont find myself putting oil in it very often, just half a quart every now and again, but do put gas in it all the time. I love how it drives and feels, but hate how it accelerates in hot weather. Im still debating on whether I should keep goin with this car or try to find something else around the same price range. I would like something stylish, fast and around 15,000 - 17,000 if anyone has any ideas.

That would be a WRX

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 01:12 AM

The WRX is nice looking. I think that my wife has an RC car of that one. Its kind of weird because when im not driving the RX8 and read about other peoples issues, gas, loss of power in heat, ect.. then it makes me not want it anymore. Then i drive it and fall in love with it again despite the loss of low end power. My wife and I have decided we will just limit its use to one gas fillup per week. Our other car is a jeep but I think that does better on gas for our trips to work lol. What a combination for starting a family huh? I think our kids will like growing up 2 fun cars even though it will be harder on trips and what not.

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 03:07 AM

QUOTE(deakphreak @ Aug 15 2007, 03:10 PM) View Post

I dont find myself putting oil in it very often, just half a quart every now and again, but do put gas in it all the time. I love how it drives and feels, but hate how it accelerates in hot weather. Im still debating on whether I should keep goin with this car or try to find something else around the same price range. I would like something stylish, fast and around 15,000 - 17,000 if anyone has any ideas.


You should not have too. My father owns a rx7 with 215,000 miles on the original engine. Never had to mix oil in the gas.

Get rid of the rx8 and buy a real mazda sports car, a RX7. Just take care of it and it will take care of you. Check out rx7club.com!

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 03:45 AM

QUOTE(Chancer @ Aug 15 2007, 09:26 AM) View Post

What!! Engine problems or what?

Actually now that I actually read more on it just a second ago......

It's actually not uncommon for people to mix in oil. Just make sure it's not 4 cycle engine oil!! Dump in the oil before pumping gas into the cars tank. If you must put in oil it has to be 2 stroke engine oil. 2 cycle oil burns cleaner, it also lubricates well when heavily diluted by gasoline.

It's not needed to premix but if you have your oil metering pumps disabled then you will need to premix. If you rev up your engine and find yourself going fast premixing is not a bad idea. deakphreak could drive like a maniac! How do i know? If he does the oil will benefit him.

In theroy premix leaves a nice, sticky, lubricating film behind when it is burned. That is what is keeps the engine from becoming a big, fat metal grinder.

Just a FYI for all rotary owners and other people....




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