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Mazda RX-8, Coupe
#64 of 93 Re: mpg improvement [secondcity]
Sep 27, 2005 (10:44 pm)
I am new to this forum and have a few questions. How large is the gas tank on the RX8, and when does the gas idiot light come on?
#65 of 93 don't know about the light, should be in the owners manual ...
Sep 28, 2005 (7:57 am)
15.9 gallon gas tank according to the mazda promo booklet.
Sep 28, 2005 (9:31 pm)
15.9 huh? I looked in the manual and could not find it so thanks. I have a 2004 GT with a Racing Beat exhaust and in-take. I have 14000 miles on it and the gas mileage has always hovered around 14 mpg in the city. I filled it today when the light came on and it took 13.1 gallons. I always thought that it came on when I had a gallon left in the tank and had 14 miles to find a gas station. Nice to know that I actually had 3 times that (if confirmed). Thanks......
#67 of 93 Re: Thank you cheeze [yellowrx8]
Jan 19, 2006 (11:49 am)
Thanks for the reply. I have not vistedthe site 4 awhile. I have just my first service.How are you doing with your car. Love to hear some news from you. I have AT also.
#68 of 93 Mod chip for 2005 Shinka
Jan 25, 2006 (2:11 pm)
I have a 2005 Shinka 6speed that I bought in August, are there any mod chips that work for RX8s? I see some on EBay that increase 25HP. Any experiences or cautions? Does Mazda sell any?
#69 of 93 Re: Mod chip for 2005 Shinka [manofmoon]
Jan 25, 2006 (9:15 pm)
You can't add a mod. chip to the RX-8 as there is no socketed chip in the computer. The only thing you can do is use a "piggyback" computer, such as a Greddy "e-Manage". It fools the stock computer into changing the air/fuel ratio and the spark timing. Installation requires some technical knowledge and then you have to learn to tune the car. We have seen around 25 HP increases in "street tune" and up to 50 HP with race fuel. This is not legal however for a car driven on the street and it will destroy the stock cat.
Mazda doesn't sell any HP increasing devices. If they had any they would put them on the stock car, as HP increases is one of their chief aims for the car, as it already handles so well and increased HP is the main thing their customers want.
Mar 11, 2006 (10:05 pm)
Bought today! '05, Nordic Green, 6 speed, sport package, spoiler, appearance pkg, rotary accent pkg. Also did the full extended warranty. Only problem is it rubs the curb when backing out of the driveway, but not when going in...
Oh, and the dealer has the "new" sparkplugs to combat the cold start (restart) problem some have had. Starting Monday.
#71 of 93 Re: Mazda RX-8 Owners: Meet the Members [KarenS]
Mar 13, 2006 (8:37 pm)
my name is Tammy I am a new owner of the Mazda rx-8 I have had it a little over a month It's yellow fully loaded except the navigation I really wanted a navigation but wanted the car even more I luv it it was a great choice as having a toy for my husband and I.
#72 of 93 Re: Mazda RX-8 Owners: Meet the Members [KarenS]
Mar 18, 2006 (7:51 am)
I have had my RX8 - silver, metalic, loaded including GPS system. Loved it until last fall.
Have had a new engine, 2 catalytic converters, Computer engine control module, crank sensor, starter, tires and battery.
The dealership service department is awesome. But.... starting to trust the reliability of my car.
#73 of 93 Yesterday was my 1-year Anniversary ...
Mar 19, 2006 (9:21 am)
with Rex. I'm still in love. His Lightning yellow exterior still sets my heart to racing!!
Hey, this is going way better than my marriage was at 1-year!!!