Do RX8 have alot of problems?
Problem: The RX-8 has the unique rotary style engine, and this version of the rotary engine has proven to be highly unreliable, particularly after 60,000 miles. Warranty companies say that Mazda have unofficially said that these engines do become unreliable and susceptible to problems at over 60,000 miles.
Is the RX8 a bad car?
A true sports car for under 10,000 The Mazda RX8 is an amazing car it sounds great and looks good too. It’s comfortable for a sports car and it is so much fun to drive. The reliability is below average but not terrible. It isn’t very expensive to fix the car either.
Why are RX8 so cheap?
Poor Fuel Economy & Daily Drivability Another reason why the RX8 is cheap to buy now is because many are put off by the poor fuel economy of the car. Rotary engines might be small in size (and produce substantial power relative to that size) but they have a tendency to be thirsty.
Why did the RX8 fail?
The problem is that there are so many different ways for an engine to fail: Excessive carbon buildup accelerates seal wear, causing compression loss (particularly a problem in automatic RX-8s) Excessive carbon buildup unseats the seals, causing compression loss (particularly a problem in automatic RX-8s)
Why is the RX8 so bad?
Why Do Rx8 Engines Fail? It was basically an engine that could only last for many owners up to 30,000 miles. Many Mazda owners were experiencing issues such as power loss. So, they would try to fix the issue by changing their spark plugs, but the problem was still there.
What problems do RX8 have?
RX8 Common Issues Hot start problems (signs of poor compression). Growling noise and loss of power (sticking SSV or tune valves). Engine Management Light flashing whilst driving (real time detection of engine misfire). Rattling Exhaust (catalyst damaged with ceramic in rear section of exhaust).
How do I keep my RX8 healthy?
Here are a few of the common failure points on RX-8s, and how to prevent them.
- Failed apex seals.
- Use dino (non-synthetic) oil only.
- Allow the engine to reach redline at least a few times a week.
- Allow the engine to warm up.
- Perform a compression test with some regularity.
Should I premix my RX8?
Your car will be fine, premix isn’t a requirement. Idemitsu is good,but any JASO FD rated 2 stroke oil will do. You don’t need to spend a lot of money.
What’s the best year RX8?
As the RX-8 didn’t change much over its seven year run, we’d recommend going with a 2010 or newer model due to the improvements in the engine that greatly reduce roughness, flooding and most importantly, oil consumption. If you’re on a budget and looking at an older model, try to find a low-mileage one-owner car.
Is an RX8 a good car?
The car is a good car if your not expecting fuel economy, it looks stylish, has great performance and also comfortable for the customer, not so much for back seat passengers. The car is very unique in styling and components.