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How to know Rx8

Discussion in 'RE Club Malaysia' started by learning86, Nov 11, 2009.

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    - D i a b l o - Senior Member
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    true i suppose.no car get worst with revisions
     
  2. InitialD

    InitialD Senior Member
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    Might be true... as the earlier batch of the RX-8 have a known issue with the electric power steering which will judder violently when starting the car from cold. It cost around RM5000 to replace it.

    On a side note, did you know that the RX-8 was featured in this book in MPH Bookstore called 501 Must-Drive Cars?

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  3. learning86

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    hey hey ... is RWD car easy lost control .. .. ? ? ? ?
     
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    Just found an 03 rx-8 auto unreg at 125k, guys is it a good buy? really eager to get one before cny
     
  5. effie

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    I recommend getting a 6MT unit instead.
     
  6. rodcyprian

    rodcyprian 5 Year | Silver

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    RWD is more fun to drive~ If you can control it well:driver:

    I got a friend bought a 4speed auto one not up to a year & sold it coz he said not enough power bro~ now he use 350z and said thumb up:vroam::vroam::vroam:
     
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    any1 know friend/dealer ...help me easy done the downpayment hhuhuh.. ..
     
  8. benyeap

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    Just saw the 2003 Rx-8 unit the other day but it was booked. The engine was left running by the dealer there, maybe for warming up purpose? I can feel it is sort of vibrating above normal. Is this okay?
     
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    new car, vibration? shouldn't be like that, it's abnormal for a quit new car!
     
  10. Lennon

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    Normally old RX8 has wore engine mounting.....
     
  11. effie

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    Most Rx8 require engine mounting replacement. Costs bout Rm900. After replacing mountings, there will be no vibrations at all.
     
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    rodcyprian 5 Year | Silver

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    Do all rotary engine's mounting worn out easily? :hmmmm2::hmmmm2::hmmmm2:
     
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    Yes, becos there are only 2 mountings supporting the engine n gearbox........ Unlike other cars which have 4 mountings.... Morever the car has been manufactured since 2003......
     
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    yea this is the case.the rubber hardens due to age too.
    i've changed my mounting and bushing one time at STWangan last time.now dah worn out balik..bukan bawak pun..its just the age i suppose
     
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    Main cause of engine mounting failure in the Rx8 is the rubber hardening (due to the high heat nature of the Rotary engine), which results in the mountings leaking fluid due to cracks in the rubber seals.
     
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    rodcyprian 5 Year | Silver

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    since we talk about mounting, do they sell better quality one? they just sell a oem mounting only?
     

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