2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Rotary Engine Start Up, Quick Tour & Rev With Exhaust View - 84K (7500RPM Rev)
2004 Mazda RX-8
The RX-8 has a 1.3L Wankel Rotary Engine which makes an impressive 197 HP while paired to a lame 4 speed auto.
When it comes to an RX-8 of this year, best opting for one with a 6MT which also the engine is tuned to deliver an additional 41 HP (238 HP total)
Its impressive that an engine of this displacement can deliver so much power. But these rotary engines are by no means fuel efficient. MPG's are comparable & sometimes worse to that of a V8. Interior is a weebit cramped, few mechanics out there specialize in repairing these engines if it ever needs servicing, & overall reliability of the RX-8 hasnt been great. I would much rather go for the much simpler MX-5 IMO.
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Part 12: 13B Rotary Engine Rebuild - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
Just as I promised last episode, it is finally time to build the engine!
Part 12 of my RX-5 Cosmo restoration covers the entire process of building
the 6 port 13B Mazda rotary engine. While this engine is a hybrid of GSL-SE
RX-7 and Cosmo parts, the process is the same for any rotary from a 12A to
a 13B NA, 13B turbo, 13B-REW or any
other variant of the 13B. This video shows the whole process of the engine
build, starting from measuring the rotors and covering everything else
including clearancing the side seals, assembling the rotors, complete
assembly the short block, setting the eccentric shaft end play and
installing the front cover and everything underneath it. It's probably the
most complete engine build video outside of what you can buy from the
vendors, and as such, is an hour long. After this one, I'm going back to
videos under 20 minutes. But for now, grab a beverage of your choice, sit
back, and enjoy.
I had a problem with my rx8, it was flooded, it flooded cause i moved it to
my garage and turn it off without warming it up, after that didnt wanted to
My uncle fixed it, he took the fuel fuse out, then he tried to start
it for 8 sec. then waited 5 sec. then tried to start it again for another
8 sec. He tried the same for like 4 times, then he put the fuse back on.
Then he tried to start it but it started then flooded again. then he
took the fuse out again and tried to start it one more time it started for
a little bit like 2 sec. then he put the fuse back on and bammm it
2004 RX8 6 Speed Manual Quick Test Drive
Just a quick drive in my 2004 RX8 6 speed with K & N intake and Greddy Exhaust. The car was warmed up prior to
driving. I never drive the car cold. As you can see the car starts, idles,
accelerates, shifts, brakes, turns, and handles exactly as it should. The
car drives perfect. The whine you hear is the sweet natural sound of the
RX8's rotary engine. The Exhaust gets
much louder and mean sounding but I couldn't open her up on a main road
because I was recording while driving...
I do not recommend driving while recording a video...especially with a
manual. For professionals only.
Mazda RX8 Rotary Engine- Tips, Care and Service - Bluffton SC
Learn more about the rotary engine in your Mazda RX-8. Follow some simple
tips to keep it lasting and always remember to bring you Mazda RX-8 to
Hilton Head Mazda for any service needs.
MAZDA RX7 Rotary Engine, How It Works
MAZDA RX7 Rotary Engine, How It Works
The MAZDA RX7 rotary or Wankel engine is a marvel of engineering. It has
won more races than any other vehicle in its class. Rotary engines develop
a great deal of power for their weight (power to weight ratio). They're
also able to develop high RPM bursts like no other internal combustion
engine. Learn the details of it operation, how the rotor transfers power to
the output shaft, what it the stationary gear set, what is the rotor to
output shaft ration and relationship. Get all the specifics on the rotary
engine's operation here in this video.
Presented using advanced software CG animation technology to help you
understand. Part of our Automotive Technology Rotary Wankel engines and
MAZDA RX7-RX8 series shown here on this channel. Enjoy...
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2004 Mazda RX-8 6spd Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of a2004 Mazda RX-8 with the 6
speed transmission. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and
exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and
noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine
and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under
acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
RX-8 vs. 500 HP BMW M5 at VIR. Mazda RX-8 wins.
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Second session on Saturday, June 14, 2008. Finally let me pass after 1-3/4
laps. Both the BMW driver and I are advanced, high-performance driving
The RX-8 is completely stock except for a B&B muffler and Hawk HP Plus pads
on the front. It does not have traction control or stability control.
Tires are original stock street Potenzas. No doubt the M5 is stock too,
and this has more to do with weight than horsepower.
Camera is a Creative Labs Vado cheapcorder stuck to the windshield with a
suction cup cellphone holder. Video was recorded upside-down due to the
mount, and was transcoded to rotate it. Quality suffered.
Cold Start 2004 Mazda RX-8 with Short Tour, and Test Drive
A friend of mine let me make a cold start video of his 2004 Mazda RX-8. I
give a few stats in the video, but to go in a little more depth. It's a
1.3L Renesis dual rotor engine "rotary" very tiny engine putting out 238 horsepower and 159 lb
ft torque. I also give a short tour, show the engine and details, and we
take it for a drive. I get some cool shots inside, and some drive bys.
Also an Exhaust/revving clip at the
end. I know I had a lot of requests to do one of these cars. An full, in
depth review/tour will come later on. Enjoy!
The last Mazda RX8
Mazda says it will stop building the RX8 Sport sedan after 2011.
Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at the vehicle with what was once considered a
Turbocharged RX-8 engine teardown and rebuild
With three days to pull the engine, rebuild it and reinstall, is Charles R
Hill from Black Halo Racing (BHR) up to the task?! View the video to see
what we find when the engine with 51,000 miles is pulled.
More details and photos of this rebuild can be seen at:
PS: I admit I didn't hold the camera stable enough for the first day of
footage. Gave me a damn headache editing the footage.