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.
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.
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 RX8 6 Speed 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.
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
Max Static RX8
Max Static RX8
GTA Car Kits - Mazda RX-8 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 install of iPhone, iPod, iPad and AUX adapter
http://www.gtacarkits.com/mazda_rx8_2004_2008_car_kit.php - installation
instruction for iPhone, iPod, iPad and AUX adapter into factory stereo of
Mazda RX-8 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 model years. After installing
the car kit you would be able to listen to your iPod, iPhone, iPad or any
MP3 device through your factory stereo speakers and control your music
through controls on the factory radio or steering wheel. You can also use
these video instructions for removing your Mazda RX-8 factory stereo.
Radio software level should be 9.55 or later (except 9.81 and 10.55).
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