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Mazda RX-8, Audio, Exterior, Lights, Performance Mods, Tires, Coupe
#104 of 143 Re: NAV? [maxius]
Apr 30, 2006 (5:18 am)
Did you ever find out anything about the DVBD playing capabilities? I have a Nav unit, it won't play DVD movies and I was wondering if anyone knew how to upgrade it to play movies?
#105 of 143 2006 RX-8 Remote starter
Jun 24, 2006 (9:06 pm)
I've read msg's about the remote starter switch, I have a 2006 RX-8 6-SP with the Smart Key. Any body know of a Switch for this year and transmission that will still have factory remote functions? I've heard that none are made for manuals.
Jul 23, 2006 (11:10 pm)
I was thinking about putting an underbody lighting kit on my car and was wondering which is better and what is the big difference? Thanks
#107 of 143 Xzilon Application
Aug 08, 2006 (1:02 pm)
I bought my Rx-8 a few months ago and wonder if the Xzilon treatment I had the dealership apply was worth the money, the car looks great even more so when the sun does it's magic by magnifying the shine. Any one else opt to have the Xzilon treatment, if so do you think it was worth it? I know it has a five year tranferable warranty.
#108 of 143 Mazda "Speed" Cool Air Intake
Oct 02, 2006 (10:55 am)
I just had the Mazda dealership install a Speed Cool Air Intake system to replace the standard intake box that gets it air from the hot air under the hood. The dealer said that since they were a certified "Speed" accessory installation dealer that the new car warranty would still be in effect as long as the car was not raced.
In this connection, after installation and after the car gets to operating temperature a screaming squeal is now present from around the area near the throttle body. The dealership mechanics did not know why this noise develops nor where for certain the noise is coming from. One mechanic pinched off a rubber tube that plugged into the new cool air intake duct near the throttle body and the noise stopped until he let go of it. I thought possibly it was a leak from the rubber tubes connection so I clamped the tube on to the duct, but that did not fix the noise.
The noise sounds like either the scream of an air leak or the cavitation scream of a pump that is vapor locked and is trying to pump air istead of a liquid. The dealership finally determined the noise was not harmful only because they were stumped.
Has anyone else experanced the same thing after having this "speed" cool fresh air accessory installed to replace the stock intake box and filter holder.
Also they could not tell me how to service the K&N type filter that is included with accessory because it appears it is impossible to get to the filter without taking off the front bumper shell as they did when it was installed.
Hopefully someone can shed some light on the apparent installation problems that have developed. The dealership did admitt this is the first "Speed"cool fresh air intake they ever installed. Hopefully ther is a certified Mazda mechanic that reads this foru that will tell me what the dealership should look for or who to call for help........Please help
#109 of 143 Re: Mazda "Speed" Cool Air Intake [oldtimer2]
Oct 05, 2006 (9:58 am)
I have the same whistle noise that you hear. Having a Family owned Mazda dealership I am able to find out many things. That whistle will be a noise that we will have to get use to. One of my master techs told me that the resonance chamber that was on the orginal air tube that was removed was used to kill the whistle sound. Plus if you would like to contact me via email I can give you information on any questions you have acessories or car related.
#110 of 143 Re: Mazda "Speed" Cool Air Intake [msrx8]
Oct 05, 2006 (10:20 am)
Wow. Can we discuss other noises, like the popcorn/rattle that seems present on lots of RX-8 AT models? Or is the vacuum test for the lose of power issue, something that we can periodically request, say once a year from own dealer?
#111 of 143 Re: Mazda "Speed" Cool Air Intake [trispec]
Oct 05, 2006 (11:29 am)
What my tech told me was that on the AT RX8s there is an engine noise from where the rotaries turn at that is louder in most AT than MT. He also said that it could be small pebbles or rocks in the heatshield or covers rattling. He also mentioned that if you are using regular gasoline that it could cause strange noises when you accelerate.
#112 of 143 Popcorn/rattle noise
Oct 05, 2006 (7:35 pm)
More specifically, my popcorn/rattle happens during low RPM take off after the engine has warmed up. During regular commutes in heavy traffic jam, I can hear the popcorn/rattle clearly.
When the engine is cold I don't hear the noise.
I own a Group 2 2005 RX-8 AT "sports pakg". I bought from Mazda Gallery, Boston (good folks I still believe) brand new. The plastic wrappers with still on it and there were only 6 miles on it when I test drove it. I believe I was the first customer to drive her.
There are 17K miles on her after a little more than a year driving her mostly here in Boston and New England.
#113 of 143 RX-8 Car Cover
Oct 06, 2006 (7:02 pm)
Perhaps Trispec or another RX-8 ownner who lives in the Northeast can help me make a decision. I am thinking about purchasing the RX-8 car cover. I do not have a garage, and the thought of the trees with sap, dust, etc. makes the cover sound good. Are they hard to put on/take off, etc? Are they worth the bother? Thanks.