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Re: Anyone looking to sell?

Post by 350matt » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:19 pm

the oil level sensor isn't the most reliable item in the world so I wouldn't take that as gospel

I find on a hot restart my oil level warning light may pop up for several seconds and then go out as I drive off
when I dip the oil its always between 2/3rds and 3/4 full

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Re: Anyone looking to sell?

Post by Legend83 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:21 am

It's time to happily conclude this thread as I finally bit the bullet and bought my first RX8 courtesy of BigPete - I have not been able to take the grin off my face since picking it up on Saturday! :D

A massive thanks to Pete who very kindly collected me about 15 mins from his place after a pretty convoluted journey to get there - a top bloke as already widely agreed on here.

So let's cut to the chase:

- 231 in Stormy Blue - a few marks here and there but the colour is fantastic in the sun
- Full black leather interior - in very good condition
- H585 coils
- Fresh service and MOT
- Miltek cat-back exhaust fitted :twisted:
- 48k miles with compression in 7's
- Very little rust

This was literally the first time I had ever driven a RX8 (bar the very brief test drive in the rain where I took it pretty easy) and it's so familiar to my old supercharged MX5 in that it's easy to have a lot of fun without losing your licence!

And the sound, oh the sound...

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Re: Anyone looking to sell?

Post by impressiveg » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:02 am

Strato/Stormy: Official best colour :)

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Re: Anyone looking to sell?

Post by jondkent » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:33 pm

Love the colour on mine. Wish Strato wasn't so close to it, confusing.

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Re: Anyone looking to sell?

Post by Shagrington » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:54 pm

Congratulations =D> and that sound is most definitely enhanced by the Milltek/Pettit catback. 8)

Now you have one I guess I should post this. Have a good read through whatever in the FAQ section you didn't already read :study: and then (and just ignore me if bigpete told you everything or you know all this already) here are my best tips for keeping it all running sweetly:

1. To start up turn the key to position 2, wait for most of the lights on the dash to go out (I watch the airbag light by the glove box), press the clutch to the floor (optional, but reduces drag), turn the key to start and do not touch the throttle until it has started. You can drive off straight away, just keep the revs down for a bit (see #4 below).

2. Never [-X turn off the engine before it has reached at least somewhere towards normal operating temperature (should only take a minute or two, but best to go for a short drive if just swapping cars round on the drive etc). Switching off cold risks flooding, which is a real :censored: with a rotary engine. Mazda recommend rev to 4k and hold it for 8-10 seconds switching off while still revving if you have no option but to switch off cold (it is not necessary to do this in any other circumstance).

3. Check the oil level regularly (use the dipstick - the oil gauge tells you nothing other than that you have or don't have pressure) and top up if necessary with semi synthetic 5w30 (more people are advising to use 10w40 now though) ... small amounts at a time, no more than ½ a litre then check the level again before adding more as you don't want to overfill it.

4. Use all the revs once the engine is nice and warm (keep it below about 4k until the needle on the water temperature gauge is pointing straight up, then give it another 10 minutes for the oil to warm up too before really thrashing it :twisted: ) and hit the beep often. Best acceleration is from 4k revs up - to pull away you really need to rev to 2k - you can let the revs drop after lifting the clutch if you are in traffic, cruising steadily at 3½k revs and changing down to go up hills or accelerate gets you the best mpg ... which still won't be great. ;)

5. Join the club for discounts on all sorts of things (you will very quickly get the cost of membership back - and then some), loads more info in the members only sections, local meets (or if you can't find one exactly local it is a good excuse for a drive if you come to one a bit further away), a sexy keyring just for joining and more. :thumright:
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Re: Anyone looking to sell?

Post by Goobie » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:05 pm

Congratulation on the car! Now go get saving by signing up as a paid member to receive discount at all our favourite specialist rotary shops as well full access to the best owners club forum in the WORLD!

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Re: Anyone looking to sell?

Post by Kevincraig » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:43 pm

Looking to buy

Seen a few rx8 for sale that I like on gumtree and autotrader but would be interested in seeing what you guys have got.

Mines got to go due to MOT FAILURE ( emissions mostly) so looking to replace it as I can’t seem to find a four seater with any power and great looks for in the same price bracket.

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Re: Anyone looking to sell?

Post by bigpete » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:58 pm

Hi Kevin what’s your budget? I have a couple here for sale

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