Question about 2004 Mazda RX-8
First off, youre a moron countrycurt0. rb13 does not have head gaskets. its a rotary engine. stick to your reciprocating engines and stay out rotary business. yes, it is normal to have water on the dipstick for the rx8. it will not damage your engine. if you are concerned about it, you can ask your local dealer to order you a kit for it. they have a kit that reduces the water greatly. but itll cost you out of your pocket. up to you.
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
I had the same issue with my RX-8. It was pretty scary since I know that in a regular cylinder engine this would mean BIG TROUBLE!
The dealer's head rotary mechanic told me not to worry about it and he was right.
If you have an RX-8 with the rotary engine, some water in the oil is normal when it gets colder outside. Condensation builds up in the engine. Run it hard a few times and the water should burn out and be removed by the PVC system.
This worked for me.
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
This indicates a head gasket leak, which allows coolant to migrate into one of the oil passages in the cylinder head. I must say unusual for an '05. You usually see something like this on an older car. What is your mileage? To confirm this, watch your coolant level closely. If it goes down even slightly w/ no sign of leakage anywhere (puddles, drips on the ground after parking) then the coolant loss is ending up in the crankcase. Also, the oil level may increase a bit. Let me know what u find. countrycurt0
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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