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Mazda RX-8, Coupe
#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......
#1136 of 1414 Re: My RX-8 is driving me CRAZY! [moadh]
Jan 02, 2006 (12:16 pm)
I took it into the dealer FIVE TIMES! They couldn't find anything wrong!
#1137 of 1414 Re: My RX-8 is driving me CRAZY!
Jan 02, 2006 (7:46 pm)
Well if your car is under warranty, then they should replace it for you if they cant seem to find the defect!!
#1138 of 1414 MY RX-8 HAS DROVE ME CRAZY!!!!
Jan 06, 2006 (9:09 am)
I have a 2004 RX-8. After having it for about a year, i have continuously had trouble with it idliing rough and loosing power. I was on the interstate going about 75 and all of the sudden couldn't accelerate and started loosing RPM's. I happened to be in the inside lane and had to go into the median. It finally started back up. It would die at red lights and times. The dealership couldn't find what was wrong with it. The engine light would come on. They did recalls on it. They ordered new computer system for it. They put a new engine in it, new alternator, new battery and after having it now for over 7 straight weeks, have ordered another new computer system for it. They can't seem to get it fixed. I have had my RX-8 in the shop off and on since September of 2005 also. I think this car is definitely a lemon!!! I think it has been about 50 days since I have had my car to drive but I am still paying a car note and insurance on this car....isn't something wrong with this picture???? They have given me something to drive BUT...it is not in the same price range.
#1139 of 1414 Re: MY RX-8 HAS DROVE ME CRAZY!!!! [gjfunk]
Jan 06, 2006 (10:23 am)
what state are you in? look into your lemon law. I think i read that most states put the limit at 30 days in the shop for the car to be declared a lemon.
#1140 of 1414 Re: MY RX-8 HAS DROVE ME CRAZY!!!! [gjfunk]
Jan 06, 2006 (9:22 pm)
Is your car the automatic or manual transmission?
Past messages on this site have discussed issues with the automatic "suffering" from low revs and carbon build up. I am probably not making a lot of sense about this, but if you review earlier posts from late '04 and early '05, this topic is discussed in more detail. I feel terrible that you are experiencing this problem. I hope researching the earlier posts helps you out a bit because I recall several people with '04 automatic transmissions having this problem. Good luck.