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Mazda RX-8, Auto Body, Engine, Fuel System, Interior, Oil, Paint, Coupe
#113 of 129 10w 30 in my rx-8
Jan 07, 2010 (5:47 am)
I just bought a 2007 RX-8 AT with 53,000 miles. I was reading the discussions about what oil to use, so I checked the sticker from the last oil change (which I believe was just done by the used car dealer i purchased it from) and it says 10w 30 was used. I don't know much about the differences in oil so I was wondering if I should get it changed out now to avoid some problems or if it will be fine until my next oil change? I live in Jacksonville, FL Its freezing here now but we get pretty good heat in the summers, does anyone suggest putting in something other then the mazda recommended 5w 20 for these conditions? Thanks.
Jan 18, 2010 (3:16 pm)
Ok i have a 2004 mazda rx8 with 68,500 mi. lately I have been finding oil in my air filter compartment....any help or advice would be gladly appreciated....thanks.
#115 of 129 underbody corrosion??
Feb 16, 2010 (11:30 pm)
My RX-8 just went in to the shop with a pretty good oil leak from a corroded oil cooling line. This is the second underbody corrosion issue in the last 6 months. I had the protective heat shield fall halfway off last August. I know I live in the north with road salt etc, but I am pretty faithful at keeping the car clean with a regular wash and underbody flush through the winters. Does anyone else know anything about a propensity for corrosion with a 2004??
#116 of 129 Re: underbody corrosion?? [grinnin]
Mar 16, 2010 (9:38 pm)
yeah i just had to replace my oil cooler hose a little while ago. completely rotted out and leaking oil everywhere. mazda dealer wanted $400 to do it. so i bought the hose about $120 and replaced it myself. not a terrible job but takes some time. mazda knows about the problem and has issued a recall in Canada. No luck for us drivers in the states however. And as far as the heat and A/C not kicking in i recently just fixed this one as well. You need to remove the control unit with the knobs and resolder the connections at the circuit board, they just have a bad connection (on mine i could actually look through the holes, another issue Mazda knows about but does nothing to fix.
#118 of 129 Re: Mazda RX-8 Owners: Care & Maintenance [KarenS]
Apr 16, 2010 (6:44 pm)
I am getting my first rx-8 tomorrow any advice on what to do? Its a 04 6 speed with 56k miles.
#120 of 129 Re: underbody corrosion?? [shanew8869]
Apr 19, 2010 (9:47 am)
same story for my 04 RX8. Heat shield fell off last year, and now I have oil leaking from oil cooling system. Dealer says I need a new oil cooler and all lines. Will look at it myself when I get a chance this week. Meanwhile leaking about a quart every 150 miles.
#121 of 129 Re: Heat and A/C [rtdeezy]
May 27, 2010 (6:38 am)
Same story here in NJ with 2004 RX-8 with 51,000 miles. I am the first and only owner of this 8. Hot air blowing when AC is turned on. Happened two days in a row. First day it was fixed by twiddling the temp dial. No luck second day. It is in shop now for replacement - quoted cost is $650!!!! Looking to get that back when Mazda acknowledges the problem in their first year production models.
Jul 15, 2010 (9:16 pm)
hi everyone i'm new but i have a problem i am a mechanic an i am doin a 2005 rx8 but the car was brought dismantled an i need a diagram for the emissions to mount back up an if anyone knows the torque specs to close the engine .let me know asap thanks