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Mazda RX-8, Coupe
#3569 of 3618 Re: 4 FOULED PLUGS [duke15]
by bullwinkle fan
Feb 25, 2008 (11:50 am)
I have a auto , how do I get a copy of the TSB ?
#3570 of 3618 squeaky breaks
Feb 28, 2008 (6:52 am)
I live in MN and have been experiencing obnoxiously squeaky breaks for the past 9 months. I understand that breaks tend to be noisy up here when the weather gets so cold, but this is a squeak that doesn't seem to go away even after driving awhile and hard breaking. I have been assured that the break pads do not need to be replaced.
I've really been having issues with one of the Twin Cities dealerships with my breaks, and many other things (but I'll leave that for another day). first, towards the end of the summer, they told me that it was just moisture causing the squeaking due to the high humidity; in the winter they tell me it's the cold dry air that is the cause - they seem to be contradicting views, both of which don't make any sense to me (but I'm not an auto machanic).
any recommendations or thoughts?
also, if anyone here is in the Minneapolis area, please let me know if you've had good or bad experiences with any of the dealerships around here - after dealing with mine for over 2 years now, I'm getting fed up with it. I've really enjoyed this car but since it has been out of warranty there always seems to be something minor wrong with it.
#3572 of 3618 Re: squeaky breaks [mklis]
Feb 28, 2008 (4:03 pm)
My breaks stopped sqeeking, but I've got nearly 38K now. I need to change the pads now. It seems the breaks were squeeking at 30K. These breaks are suppose to squeek and when they stop squeeking it's probably time to change them.
There was some report about a shim to stop the sqeek that dealers could add but I never asked about it.
The breaks sqeek, the seat squeeks, there's a popcorn rattle in the exhaust, the gas millage sucks, the oil burn is 1 qt/1000 miles and there is water in my rear tail light.....but the car is sooooo fun to drive I could careless! I know that the rotary engine plus the design of the RX-8 keeps on giving a pure driving experience that would cost at least twice as much in any other car.
#3573 of 3618 squeaky brakes
Feb 29, 2008 (11:21 am)
A lot of performance pads squeak, especially when they are cold. I did get the different pads from mazda for the tsb, and now they only squeak when the weather is cold outside. However, I do think braking peformance has suffered slightly with the less squeaky pads.
Do some google searches for brake pad bedding-in procedures. Many people report that after doing that, their brakes don't squeal anymore. Haven't tried it myself yet, but a lot of pad manufacturers do seem to recommend it. I just don't think they recommend it it everyone because it requires you to do hard braking from higher speeds. I'm sure they are worried about liability issues.
#3574 of 3618 Chicago-area rotary car club
Feb 29, 2008 (11:27 am)
The RotaryEnthusiasts at EVOLV-Chicago would like to invite you to join a Chicago-area rotary car club. Our site is http://www.freewebs.com/evolvchicago/.
We are an informal club of rotary engine car enthusiasts. We have regular meets, etc, so come on out and join us! No specific car, etc is required to join. In fact, we don't even care if you have a car - anybody with an interest in this stuff is welcome to join. We just ask that everyone treat each other with respect.
Even if you aren't from the Chicago area, feel free to join us. We'd love to have you at a meet if you are passing through.
#3576 of 3618 Re: squeaky breaks [trispec2007]
Mar 06, 2008 (1:11 pm)
There is a TSB for the dealer to fix the water in your tail light
#3577 of 3618 Re: squeaky breaks [duke15]
Apr 03, 2008 (2:52 pm)
I've just recently seen the list of TSB's for my car, and realize that my car could have some of those things worked on...for example, i just began having water in the tail light. i'm assuming i'd have to pay for the work if my car's out of warranty?