Last post on Oct 18, 2006 at 9:17 AM
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Mazda RX-8, Coupe
#1126 of 1414 Re: rx8, wise choice for my situation? [tiltmode43]
Dec 14, 2005 (7:13 pm)
The recalls are required. Any dealer should do them without charge, if not they could get into trouble with Mazda NA. There are several recalls on earlier models, but the 2005s have most of them addressed already (fixed at the factory before shipment from Japan). The early 2005s still have a few to address. As I said, they should have been done already. The dealers were told to do them on all cars on the lot.
#1127 of 1414 Can't Play Burned CD's?
Dec 15, 2005 (3:23 pm)
I have a 2004 RX-8 GT with the Bose 6 CD system. For some reason, most (if not all) CD's that I have which are burned will not play. I receive a "Check CD" error message. I have either Windows Media Player or iTunes to use to burn CD's. Can anyone tell me what the problem might be?
Jake in Orlando
Dec 17, 2005 (6:14 pm)
hey got a question, last night i was driving and as i was trying to go fast the enginge just revved, then finnaly caught up. after a while of this problem it starts becoming worse and worse to where when i really need to go over 30 its not doing it. turns out teh clutch burnt up on me..anyone else have this problem?
Dec 18, 2005 (10:47 am)
I have a 2005 RX8 with approx. 10,500 miles. Recently-when our weather dropped below 20 degrees, my coolant light would go on for about two minutes and then shut off as car warmed up. I took it directly to the dealer and they reported all coolant levels were normal. Our weather has dropped again into the low teens and single digits recently, and my coolant light (Which looks like a mini White House, but in red!)started going on for about two minutes and turning off as car began to warm.
IS there an explanation for this. I figured PATHSTAR may have experienced similar issues because of the cold winters he has experienced.
Any advice or tips would be appreciated. I do not want to cause any engine damage. At least I have it on record with Mazda that this light issue has appeared. Other than that, car runs like a dream. Blizzak Winter tires make driving through snow easy.
#1130 of 1414 Re: Coolant light [secondcity]
Dec 18, 2005 (4:02 pm)
Although I am not an RX8 owner, I have read in many forums and know about many of the issues. What you are experiencing isn't uncommon and I believe its actually due to the coolant becoming so cold it shrunk in mass thus lowering it below the sensor level. The reason the light shuts off is due to the engine warming up consequently warming the fluids expanding them.
On a side note: Ah, I don't know what to do! Stuck in choice between the Acura RSX-S and the RX-8!
#1131 of 1414 Spark Plugs
Dec 26, 2005 (8:49 pm)
I own a 2004 Mazda RX8 which has around 20,000km on it. I imported it from the states to Dubai, U.A.E (btw its the only rx8 in the city, which makes it simply the center of attention) but the issue im having is ordering spare parts. we only have one mazda dealership here and they are in all honesty INEFFICIENT. everytime i want to order a part (even if its a brake pad), i have to wait a month till they order it from japan! in any case, i was wondering how many spark plugs the rx8 uses so that i can order them in advance?
#1132 of 1414 Re: Spark Plugs [moadh]
Dec 27, 2005 (7:16 am)
Four plugs total, two of each type, that is, two leading plugs and two trailing plugs. You have a choise of three temp. ranges. I recommend in Dubai you use the standard heat range (should be in the owners manual).
#1133 of 1414 Re: pathstar1
Dec 27, 2005 (7:59 pm)
For all owner-maintenance related issues, i use a 5,000KM interval. The mazda dealership recommended this since the weather here (in the summer) is extremely hot! But thanks for your help
#1134 of 1414 My RX-8 is driving me CRAZY!
Jan 01, 2006 (9:09 am)
Hi, this is the first time I've ever used a forum, but my RX-8 is driving me crazy and I need to find out if anyone else has this problem or knows what to do. I've had my car for a year and a half and after the first half a year it started giving me problems. The first time it happened I was driving when I heard a CLANK. The car started to lose power and then stalled and wouldn't start up for a while. When it did start up it vibrated horribly. Since then I've only stalled once but The car is forever losing power so that it hardly moves. Even on the highway I have to keep pressing the gas more and more or else it looses power. It happens randomly and I can't figure out why. I've taken it to five different dealerships and they all tell me that they can't find anything wrong with it so they can't do anything for me. I did not pay the amout of money I paid for this car to get a LEMON! Can anybody help?
#1135 of 1414 Re: My RX-8 is driving me CRAZY!
Jan 01, 2006 (7:57 pm)
Did you try checking either the battery or the fuel pump? it could be one of the either, very strange tho! never heard this complaint before......