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  1. Hi guys looking for an exhaust for an rx8 2006, lost my muffler on the way home as the rust got it badly soo be looking for another one, if anyone got any for sale or any recommendations for a new one and not bank breaking, cheers
  2. So I've been asked this question a few times & each time I've had to go digging through old photos to find the following info so I'm finally posting up here in case I or anyone else needs it in the future. Hope it's useful to ye! IMPORTANT NOTE: As with everything you read on the internet, please bear in mind I've gathered this info from various other sources which I can't remember/reference now in 2020 as I took this photo & did the research back in 2017, but that they seemed reputable/reliable at the time. I haven't flow-tested any of these. This info is posted in good faith th
  3. Here is the build thread to go with my very bad idea of an RX8 project car. The original plan was to drop an 13B REW engine from an RX7 into the car but I thought that seemed a little too easy! Onward then came the idea of a "Hybrid" engine. This basically involves replacing the RX8 housings with earlier RX7 housing to gain the peripheral exhaust ports. On top of this the plan is to turbocharge the car. As you can see I have very little room to do this but we'll make it work!
  4. 2003 231 6speed rx8 with low mileage for sale. €1500 with nct but nct centers are not taking bookings at the moment so it has no nct so willing to let it go for €1300 without nct. if anybody is interested. This car starts cold on the first turn and hot on first turn both without any struggle. There are no oil leaks and no rust on chassis. There is a few dents in the body from car doors hitting it. No paint damage other then clear coat coming off rear bumper around registration plate. This car has really low mileage because previous owner didnt know how to start it when a turn of the key d
  5. Hi all, Does anyone know of a mechanic with good knowledge of these cars, as close to Kilfenora/Lisdoonvarna as possible? My local mechanic doesnt know about the rotary and so hasnt the confidence to investigate. Plan B is to get it on a tow truck to Shadow Rotary Thanks
  6. Hi all, Just posted in the wrong topic so im posting again here...sorry, very knew here. Does anyone know of a mechanic with good knowledge of these cars, as close to Kilfenora/Lisdoonvarna as possible? My local mechanic doesnt know about the rotary and so hasnt the confidence to investigate. Plan B is to get it on a tow truck to Shadow Rotary
  7. Hi everyone, this post is to raise awareness of potentially damaging "fake" NGK spark plugs for sale on eBay for the RX8 (RE7C & RE9B) - the hope is that this helps others to avoid getting stung with non-genuine plugs that due to their design, could be potentially damaging to your engine if they fail prematurely. It seems there are some non-genuine/badly manufactured "NGKs" out there: see attached pics of new "genuine" (allegedly) NGK plugs (shown in groups of 4) versus the used genuine NGK plugs or the pics of the pair of new plugs which again are genuine (bo
  8. Hi I have an 07 RX 8 sitting on my drive way for a while. Starts & runs well new tyres & spark plugs when I bought it. Insurance company refused to insure it, hence it been sitting up. If anyone is interested in buying her give me a shout.
  9. My lovely Rotary is up for sale unfortunately. Donedeal Link below. Feel free to give me a call or text. https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/2008-mazda-rx-8/21886701 Cheers Jack
  10. Project Leroy Popping an FD lump in my 8 recipe for diaster lol
  11. I've been driving my Mitsubishi colt for about 5 years now and was thinking about getting a new car since the colt is dying. After looking at videos and checking multiple forums online I fell in love with the rx8. I was looking to buy one for around 5k and was wondering if there is anything I should know before buying one. Any advice or help is appreciated as I'm a complete novice with buying cars or knowledge with rotary engines. I was looking at this one for example: https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/mazda-rx-8-new-nct/21549660 Is this any good? Or should the miles scare me of
  12. Black 04 RX8 for breaking - please look through the list below before asking for something as the prices of the major items are listed below. The picture upload functionality is slow at the moment so once that's resolved photos will go up - in the meantime check out the Dropbox link here with all the pics etc: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ptlq1jo652hcd4a/AAAJVVEdRmp-kMLyoWqH8_Eba?dl=0 Anything that's not listed just ask on this thread or ideally call (please don't text - if you don't get through I'll call you back) the number: 083 1289 800 Suspension €50 front & €50 back
  13. RX8 13B-MSP 6-port engine for sale from a 2004 6-speed/231PS model. ~150K KMs on the car but the engine looks to have been replaced by Mazda at unknown KMs as there's no reflection in the history. Starts both cold & hot perfectly (See videos in link below) Comes with: Intake/exhaust manifolds & flywheel. (Coils/leads/plugs/injectors/alternator/throttlebody not included) This is a "plug it straight in where your engine has failed" solution. Tested with a proper rotary compression tester as follows with all readings corrected by the unit for altitude &a
  14. Straight to the point. I helped find this example for my sister, now she has decided to sell....... I know, your thinking why don't I buy it! Well, truth is I want to, but she won't sell it to me as I already have a few cars taking up space at her place already.... damn. Also, the small matter of not having any spare cash. To be fair, the car is seldom used and is sitting waiting for someone to show it the open road once more. I am hoping, really hoping, someone on here buys it because I hate Dungdeal and the like with a passion. The car is in very good condition, recent compres
  15. Has any body any information on this car? reg is 03MO10221. It is the 230bhp model with sat nav with mid 60Ks miles. Also has a decat. Thanks in advance for any info
  16. Hi everyone, Nico here from Cork. Yesterday I had a day off and had the pleasure to meet @John001, who was selling his RX8 S1 as he now owns a S2. To be honest, I didn't particularly like the RX8 so far, too modern for my taste, but this one was black, so I thought it would match my other cars, and they represent quite good value for money as most people get scared by rotaries. Anyway, in Mazda's fashion, the car wouldn't start, but after removing the fuel pump fuse and cranking it for a while it started straight away. The Alcantara interior is nice, will just nee
  17. Hey guys looking for bit of advice. The driver's side floor is soaking. Only after it rains and coolant level hasn't moved in the few months I've had it. It has s sun roof so thought it could be leaking from there but cleans alled the holes with compressor and the issue still persists. Any common spots to have a look at? Car is generally parked on a slant so could be rolling up to the front from the rear? Not sure though as it's only the driver's side that's wet?
  18. I've had some difficulty finding the correct/accurate information about the different gear ratios across the RX8 range so thought I'd start this thread. If you know of somewhere with the correct information for any of the below please post it up, the source(s) & I'll update the first post. 2003-2008 (Series 1) 5-speed Manual: (Source: RX8Club) 1st 3.483; 2nd 2.015; 3rd 1.391; 4th 1.000; 5th 0.806; 6th -.---; Final Drive 4.300 6-speed Manual: (Source: Mazdatrix & RX8Club & USDM New Car Specs) 1st 3.760; 2nd 2.269; 3rd 1.645; 4th 1.187; 5th 1.000; 6th 0.843;
  19. This topic has come up a good few times so I felt we should have a thread to list the regular places that rotary parts are available. "Why not just Google it?" Well yes, you can but sometimes there are stores that Google doesn't find or you can't remember the name of that one place that did 'X' product, etc. This also keeps it very focused on rotary related parts & as we all know they can be a special breed & are occasionally rare or hard-to-find. Please feel free to post more websites etc below (with the same kind of info as shown) & we can add them to this first post as time
  20. *** This page is currently a Work In Progress *** RX8 Buying Guide: http://irishrotary.com/forum/index.php?/topic/10706-rx8-buying-guide-by-dara-obrien-on-micks-garage/ RX8 - Once you've bought it: Originally taken from here & adapted for the Irish Domestic Market. Your first $100 with your previously loved RX8…Assuming it is not a new one, with a Mazda Warranty, There are several modifications that really helped with my 04 detailed in the next several posts. These are based on my first year with the car. All of them I wish I had done earlier. All of
  21. I did not find an online guide to repair of central locking on a Mazda RX8 so I said I would create one here. It seems to be somewhat common for the central locking to fail on the Mazda RX8, but it can be fixed. There are 3 main steps: 1) Identify what is at fault 2) Get matching replacement parts 3) Install the replacement parts and test Step 1) If your remote control is not unlocking the doors, there are a number of reasons. Note this debug guide only applies to the RX8 with the 4 button fob, not other keyless entry or RX8 without remote unlocking.
  22. Hi all, I'm completely new to the whole JDM scene, let alone rotary engines - so please be gentle with me I've spent the last few months toying with the idea of buying an RX-8 with the intention of bringing it to track days and learning the inner workings of these beasts. I'm hoping to buy an RX-8 this coming Friday (the 26th of May) and was wondering if there is anyone in the south east that would be able to do a compression test for me, as I don't have the tools or knowledge to do so myself. If so then how much would you charge to do this black magic?
  23. Hi all you rotary people out there. Got my 1st rotary car. RX8 Touring 192 model. I am really exited with it. I can stop looking at it and just sit in it and finding any excuse to drive it. I hope to pick you guys's brain for any tips and tricks on maintaining her and getting the best mods for her. Keep the rotors spinning
  24. Hi all Thought I'd pop my RX8 on here before putting it up on donedeal 2005 190BHP NCTed up to July 2018 39k miles\63k Km 2 Owners Car is in decent condition but there are some issues be aware of Coolant sensor needs replacing Some bodywork issues Occasional issues with hot starts. I've had a compression test done and the results are ok, so it looks like a new starter may be needed Price is negotiable If interested message me at marksheridan1975@gmail.com Mark
  25. Sadly selling my beloved RX8 as the baby needs more space in the back €3750 for a great example, winning blue, aero kit, solid engine, sills done etc. https://www.donedeal.ie/view/16189620
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