3 years coming up, Warranty ends, MOT due.

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Post by AnilS » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:14 am

Iain, well answered :D

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Post by PAULO » Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:01 pm

Hi Iain and Anils,

Thanks for the reply. I'm afraid you are spot on.

When I first bought the car in March 2004, the dealership was in Paisley and I had used them 4-6 years earlier when I had an MX3 V6. They still had the same service manager from way back then and were very good.

However, as you may be aware they closed the franchise there about 18 months ago and it is now at Machargs in South Street. They just seem clueless and as you say their customer service is shocking.

I have also used Phoenix Mazda in the past but after two good visits to them, the last time I was there they failed to order parts on two occasions when the car was booked in to have a replacement handbrake assembly and strakes. They had the car for a full day on each time, and it was third time lucky to actually get the work done. :evil:

I was contemplating calling Mazda Customer Service, and seeing what they have to say about the seat backs, emulsion on dip-stick and squealing brakes. I'll give it a few days and wait to here from them regarding extending the warranty before I do anything about that.

Do you think they will authorise replacement's or is there another Dealer you would recommend to try first :?:

My car is going in to Machargs to have the alloys, bulbs, key-fob battery and new switch-blade key programmed on Tuesday, so I'll see how they manage that :roll:

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3rd service checklist ? 2007

Post by Rocketman » Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:15 pm

Hi gang.
Booked her in for next week giving a few weeks before the warranty expires. 3 years/36K

Can I check the list please ?

I've got :
Passenger seat rattle
Oil cooler pipes inspection
Rear sill wear and corrosion.
ECU upgrade - recent recall notice.
Wheel corrosion - second set showing signs of bubbling around centre cap.
Notchy gearbox - Oil change required early ?

Anything else I should note/be aware of ?
I dont have - squeaky brakes, broken handbrake, broken anti roll bars. 8)
I have had : Starter upgrade, tank insulation, various ECU ups, set of wheels.

Please add to the list, ta ! :D
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Post by Rocketman » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:22 am

Thanks Druck ! Thats killed that post then :roll:
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Post by Speedy36 » Tue May 29, 2007 2:52 pm

Just booked mine in for mot and 3rd service.
WOW asked price and they replied £385 pick myself up off the floor..... they blame it on the sparkplugs costing the thick end of £200...
anyone know where we can get some at a fraction of the cost.?????? :cry:

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Post by Lexx » Tue May 29, 2007 3:02 pm

Not sure, but Google could be your friend!

The garage just replaced all mine under warranty, so that means I should be ok on the 3rd service I guess whic is due in a few month. will have to think about that.....


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Post by SeanP » Tue May 29, 2007 8:35 pm

These seem a lot cheaper:

overview

Trailing: Spark Plug RE9B-T NGK
Leading: Spark Plug RE7A-L NGK or Spark Plug RE7C-L NGK

They're all around $21 each, normally $48... Really not sure if they're identical spec to OEM or not -- but one would have to questio the price difference?

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Better still, from the NGK Partfinder. slightly different specs. They're available here for ~£21 each too: RE9B-T and RE8C-L
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Post by Speedy36 » Tue May 29, 2007 10:05 pm

Cheers for that dave.
suppose i had better swallow the cost then :roll:
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Post by Juey » Wed May 30, 2007 2:45 pm

Complain about poor starting first, the 'starter kit' comes with 2 spark plugs, then get your service done.
You therefore save the cost of 2 plugs :D :wink:
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Post by SeanP » Wed May 30, 2007 3:38 pm

^^^ druck: Points taken; But the plugs in my posting were as specified by the NGK web-site, after specifying the RX-8. Aren't the 'OEM' ones NGK? So you'd expect the ones they list are the 'correct' ones?! :(
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Post by fnegroni » Wed May 30, 2007 6:16 pm

Yes the original spark plugs are NGK so you are safe.
Mazda themselves say if you can source them from somewhere else, those are the NGK part numbers.

Denso makes spark plugs for the RX-8, both the standard and hotter types (for cold weather) and also the cold type for race use.
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Post by fnegroni » Wed May 30, 2007 6:26 pm

Yes the original spark plugs are NGK so you are safe.
Mazda themselves say if you can source them from somewhere else, those are the NGK part numbers:
NGK RE7A-L : Hot leading plug
NGK RE8A-L : Standard leading plug
NGK RE9B-T : Standard trailing plug

Denso makes spark plugs for the RX-8, both the standard and hotter types (for cold weather) and also the colder type for race use
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3rd service and first m.o.t

Post by drago » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:16 pm

Ok rexy is now approaching its 3rd year and the end of its warrenty period.

As i understand there seems to be a few things to look out for and check before the 3rd service, m.o.t and end of its warrenty.

I have received the letter from mazda regarding the oil cooler pipe and splash guards recall so this will be done anyway but i have compiled a list of things i need to either check or query when the 3rd service is done.

Engine mounts: check they havent failed as per someone's thread(thanks)
Rear lights misting:- This happens the odd time so will get them to check
Front lights misting:- Same again but isnt really a big issue
Headlight levelling sensor:-Will query this if m.o.t is unsuccessful.

Now i am planning on getting its first m.o.t done within the next week so hopefully this will highlight if the headlight levelling sensors arent working correctly also if the cat is working as per the emmisions reading.

Car is currently on 15k miles and doesnt see any poor weather so im hoping i wont have any problems. :?

If anyone else can think of anything else i should check or look out for then feel free to add to the list.
This can include any other problems you have experienced just incase i have overlooked them.

I apologise for all the questions, just havent been lurking the forum lately so not aware of some of the latest issues you peeps have been experiencing :)

I have used the search facility just couldnt find all of the anwsers i am after.
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Post by RotaryMC » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:50 pm

A few of the usual suspects:

Cracked handbrake lever
Rust on sills
Corroded alloys
Corroded wheelnuts
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Post by drago » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:53 pm

Cheers for that druck, not sure how i missed this one. :?

Was going to get the car m.o.t'd from a third party garage, but will get it done with its 3rd service at my main dealership.

Warrenty runs out end of march so will get it booked in within the next week just incase i have any problems.

Can anyone else add to the above list regarding any warrenty issues?

Cheers for the replies so far, much appreciated :)
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Post by drago » Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:17 pm

Ok finally got the car booked in at EMG mazda in kings lynn.

They have quoted me £407 for the 3rd service and then an additional £50 for the m.o.t.

After searching the forum to see what other people have paid it ranges from £350-£400 with the m.o.t included, so im guessing my quote is a tad high.

If i was to get a couple of quotes from some other main dealers for the same work and they worked out cheaper than my first quote do you reckon i will be able to get them to price match?

I am going to supply my own oil so that should take it a little cheaper, but the more money in my pocket and not their's the better :)
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Post by akhan48 » Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:03 am

Any garage can do an MOT for like £35! So thats a £15 saving right away. For 3rd service I paid JCT600 £350.
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Post by stuartm » Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:29 am

Drago, I've only had bad service from EMG king's Lynn be warned! I see your location as cambs, EMG Cambridge has much better service & the work is carried out on time. If you do take it to Lynn check your car for scratches :evil:

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Post by drago » Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:15 am

Hmm thats a strange one, never had any problems with them myself.
What issues did you have with them stuartm? Scratches you say?

Going to ring emg cambridge for a quote aswell just to compare, only reason i use them is because they are local to me as i work in kings lynn.

Anyone have any experience with donalds mazda in peterborough?
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Post by Vicarious » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:28 pm

fnegroni wrote:Yes the original spark plugs are NGK so you are safe.
Mazda themselves say if you can source them from somewhere else, those are the NGK part numbers:
NGK RE7A-L : Hot leading plug
NGK RE8A-L : Standard leading plug
NGK RE9B-T : Standard trailing plug

Denso makes spark plugs for the RX-8, both the standard and hotter types (for cold weather) and also the colder type for race use
I have seen a set of plugs going very cheap on ebay but the seller has listed slightly different codes:
"Leading plugs are RE7C-L. Trailing plugs are RE9B-T"

Would these be ok, or is it a case of "too good to be true"?

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Post by Will66 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:51 pm

Drago, I use Donalds in Peterborough and I reckon they are top notch. Service Reception is as camp as Christmas but they always do a nice job on the car.
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Post by Vicarious » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:19 pm

Thanks for that, druck.

So best stay with:
NGK RE8A-L : Standard leading plug
NGK RE9B-T : Standard trailing plug
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Post by Vicarious » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:44 am

Actually, for those interested, I checked with a mate who works in Parts and he told me the plugs that NGK have listed for the UK RX8 are:
NGK RE8C-L (Leading)
NGK RE9B-T (Trailing)

The RE7C-L I saw on ebay is for the US RX8, makes sense as it was an American seller. I think there might be a slight temperature difference from what I have read on the US RX8 owners forum.
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Post by Vicarious » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:49 am

Checks out on the NGK site too.
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Warranty coming to an end

Post by MarkR_VX » Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:10 pm

Hey all,

The warranty on the Rex is about up (January) - I was just wondering if there is anything major i should get checked - or at least start enquirers into whilst its still in warranty :-k

I had the cat checked a couple months ago and that came back a okay and i have an ongoing issue with some rust on the 3rd brake light which Mazda are dragging thier heels about.

All recalls have been carried out, so just asking if there is anything obvious (and potentially expensive) i should get checked out - just incase i dont plump for the extended warranty :)

Thanks for any help.

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