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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DIY Rx8 Seafoam Cleaning
MAKE SURE ANNOTATIONS ARE ON.
This is a DIY of me seafoaming my Rx8. This is being done on my 2004 with 98k miles. This is the second time I've cleaned my 8, the first being at 70k. I hope this is helpful! All the instructions are on the annotations. To make sure everyone's clear, you inject each port twice in order to relieve some of the strain from the starter. Should be roughly 4 oz per port, 8 oz total. You can pour the rest in the tank to help clean up your fuel injectors.
10000 rpm RX8
COBB TUNED RX8 GOING TO 10000 RPM SEVRAL TIMES.THAT EXTRA RPM GIVE YOU THE BENEFIT OF BEING IN HIGHER RPM'S AMONG GEAR CHANGES THEREFORE INCREASING THE CARS OVERALL PERFORMANCE.
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RX-8 WARM START PROBLEM! *UPDATED*
Ive since then took the car and had it fixed. Turns out the starter wasn't turning quick enough and causing the car not to start. Spark plugs were pretty bad too.They said the compression was a little low but not enough to worry about i guess. $800 later... it starts right up.
So I've owned this car for about 2 1/2 years and it has been fine till about a few months ago. I noticed it took my car a little longer than normal to start but never really thought anything of it. It takes about 4-6 secs to start cold but if the car is warmed up and i try to start back up, its a no go. dealer said it sounds like compression loss but cant be sure till they look at it. if anyone knows what might be going on or had something similar please let me know in the comments. id appreciate it.
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.
The Mazda Rotary Engine Part 1
Educational film by Toyo Kogyo about the Mazda Rotary Engine. Shows how the Rotary engine works with comparisons to the Piston Engine. Also shows the Mazda RX500 test vehicle on a banked circuit and the Mazda Cosmo Sport (or 110S). Originates from the late 60's.
RX-8 vs. 500 HP BMW M5 at VIR. Mazda RX-8 wins.
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 instructors.
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.
Test Drive 2007 Mazda RX-8 w/ Exhaust, and Full Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour and test drive of a 2007 Mazda RX-8. 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 with a full test drive over various road scenarios you might encounter during daily driving. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.