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Hi all,

I thought I'd join as I've picked up a kuro black PZ today to enter into the world of rotary engines.... I'm here to learn as much as I can as in the dos and dont's.

Car needs a little tlc cosmetically and can't wait to get stuck in as I had to sell my last car (Nissan S14a)

Will post a few pictures up when I learn how too

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

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Hi and :welcome: StewGriff. :D 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 (most people and specialists 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 (including access to all the workshop and technical manuals), local meets (they were all postponed but have been starting up again recently) - 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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:welcome: to the wonderfully whacky world of the Wankel :D
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Welcome. Hope you enjoy bringing it up to glory.
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StewGriff wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:14 pm
Hi all,

I thought I'd join as I've picked up a kuro black PZ today

Stew
:welcome: Stew there is a mine of information and help so plenty to read up on - starting with the special edition PZ is finished in one of two colours "Brilliant Black or "Galaxy Grey" - " Kuro" is Japanese for the colour black and is the name of another special addition RX-8 ie The "Kuro" which is only finished in "Sparkling Black" along with the R3 (series 2 car) "Sparkling Black" being one of the available colours for that car.

Simple really :scratch: I doubt there is a single RX-8 owner on here that didn`t know that! :-k :lol:

So basically a PZ is finished in "Brilliant Black" unless of course it has been resprayed. :thumleft:



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Of course it could actually be a Kuro, with added PZ bits....
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Delanor wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:40 am
:welcome: Stew there is a mine of information and help so plenty to read up on - starting with the special edition PZ is finished in one of two colours "Brilliant Black or "Galaxy Grey" - " Kuro" is Japanese for the colour black and is the name of another special addition RX-8 ie The "Kuro" which is only finished in "Sparkling Black" along with the R3 (series 2 car) "Sparkling Black" being one of the available colours for that car.

Simple really :scratch: I doubt there is a single RX-8 owner on here that didn`t know that! :-k :lol:

So basically a PZ is finished in "Brilliant Black" unless of course it has been resprayed. :thumleft:



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Thanks.... I'm sure I have plenty of learning to do over the upcoming years... so Brilliant Black it is..... will take alittle bit of effort to get it back to brilliant again..... but that's why we all do it :thumright:
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