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Something new to play with
Thursday, September 10, 2015 8:16 AM
Picked this up yesterday...



2004 Mazda RX-8
65k miles
That is all.




"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about
the former." - Albert Einstein


Re: Something new to play with
Thursday, September 10, 2015 8:21 AM
Nice. I have no experience with those. How do the motors hold up?



"In Oldskool we trust"
Re: Something new to play with
Thursday, September 10, 2015 10:03 AM
Just remember to check the oil regularly. They eat about a quart every 3 thousand miles.





Re: Something new to play with
Thursday, September 10, 2015 1:52 PM
Y3llowCav wrote:

Nice. I have no experience with those. How do the motors hold up?

If you don't take care of it, you'll be replacing the engine every 40k miles or less. Otherwise they aren't too bad.

-MD- Enforcer wrote:

Just remember to check the oil regularly. They eat about a quart every 3 thousand miles.

It can actually be as much as 1qt every 1,000 miles, though 2-3k is closer to average. The rotary injects a small amount of oil into the combustion chamber to lubricate the apex seals. So burning oil is inevitable. If I keep the rotary though then I'll be installing a Sohn adaptor, which uses a separate reservoir to inject clean 2-stroke oil. So engine oil consumption will go way down, and 2-stroke oil is meant to burn away, so its a win-win.




"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about
the former." - Albert Einstein

Re: Something new to play with
Thursday, September 10, 2015 8:59 PM
get the LS2 and t56 from karo , it will make that a super RX






Re: Something new to play with
Thursday, September 10, 2015 10:01 PM
I drove one once. Handled really well, but no power.


"Project 69'"
1969 Chevrolet C/10, 1/2 ton, 2wd
-Boosted LS1?
-Richmond ROD 6-speed(will get sometime)
-Posi 12-bolt(built w/eaton posi unit and richmond 3.73 gears)
-Disc brake and 5 lug swap
+little extras
Re: Something new to play with
Thursday, September 10, 2015 10:18 PM
97cavie24ls() wrote:

get the LS2 and t56 from karo , it will make that a super RX


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