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Post by Nath_rx8_91 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:14 pm

Hi there...how is everyone.. new to the forum. My name's Nathan. Based Northamptonshire. Thanks for accepting me to the forum. :thumright:

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Re: Hi new to the forum...

Post by Shagrington » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:54 am

Hi and :welcome: Nath_rx8_91. :D Tell us a bit more ... for now I will assume you are the proud new owner of an RX-8, in which case ;)
Have a good read through whatever in the FAQ section you didn't already read :study: and then (and just ignore me if 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 (don't sit idling to warm up, start up and drive but 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: Hi new to the forum...

Post by njkmr » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:48 am

Welcome Nathan

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Re: Hi new to the forum...

Post by V8 Power » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:22 am

Hi Nathan, welcome aboard!
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Post by AutoGibbon » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:26 am

Ello!
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:26 pm

Hi Nathan & :welcome: to the RX-8OC :thumleft:


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