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Mazda RX-8, Auto Repair, Engine, Oil, Car Warranties
#66 of 115 Re: RX8 Purchase [buria]
Mar 04, 2011 (9:54 am)
Nope, no agenda. I've only known personally one RX-8 owner. She works in my office. They moved the car from one end of the drive to the other. Came back out later, the car wouldn't crank. Called the dealer, they said, " bring it in, after you flooded it out we have to change the plugs." She was charged $ 600.00 . Later they discover...........after reading these posts......that there is a segment in the owners manual about the special restarting technique of a Wankel engine after it has flooded out.
So, yes, they are weird. She bought the car from a used dealer, so it's a given that they had no way of knowing about the flood/restart procedure.
#67 of 115 Re: Mazda RX-8 engine problems [10acdeacon]
Mar 16, 2011 (10:00 pm)
Hey I have an 07 rx8 and its runing awesome haven't had any flows with it rx8 which I know u know are rotary "YOU MuST run the car hard meaning leting ur rpms go high.... my friends has had one of these cars before I did he took car of his car and has had more problems with it then me I've had zero problems u have to treat the car bad its not a casual car.....
#70 of 115 car won't start
Mar 31, 2011 (11:59 am)
i've got a mazda rx8 that won't start.
i moved the car into the garage...and then 30 mins later went to go start it up again and it wasn't starting. figured maybe it needed to be jumped, but that didn't work. we had a buddy of ours come over and check it out. found out the spark plug wasn't sparking. got that fixed up..and went to try and start it again, and it still wouldn't start. our buddy tried to figure out what was up for hours. we've never had any problem with our car until now, and have had it for a year now. kind of upsetting... =/
its been sitting for a while. and we got no clue what to do. we decided to look online for ppl who have had similar problems. anyone got a clue of what could be wrong....or give some advice of what to do? anything will be helpful
#72 of 115 Re: Mazda RX-8 engine problems [911teri]
Apr 25, 2011 (1:17 pm)
I'm an Rx8 owner,
I was just surfing through the Rx8 Engine failure problems forum. And I came across your post. I'm here by having alot of problems with my rx8. I want to get some info on the lemon law attorney you've had. I have a 2005 Mazda Rx8, as I'm writing this letter. My Rx8 is at the dealership getting its 2nd engine replaced. I have 93k miles on the body and have 24k miles on the 2nd engine when it went out. Please reply back to me as soon as you can with the attorney info. I'd greatly appreciate that. Thank you
#74 of 115 Re: Mazda RX-8 engine problems [ajrotarian]
Jul 01, 2011 (9:15 am)
We had the "cannot start the car because it was moved a small distance” problem with my 2004 Mazda RX8 and it was towed into the local Mazda Dealership. Then I started having the "car will not start" problem which lead to an engine replacement. Again, I am having the "car will not start" problem and it had to be towed into the same Mazda Dealership who says my car needs a 3rd engine. By the way Mazda will not cover it and the cost is 5k. Now, I have a car sitting in my drive way that will not run for which I make monthly car payments and am require to pay auto insurance on. Has anyone had success in getting Mazda to replace the engine? Did you have to sue?
#75 of 115 Mazda extended warranty on the 04'-08' RX-8 engines:
Jul 06, 2011 (2:09 pm)
Have you all seen this? Mazda extended warranty on the 04'-08' RX-8 engines: