Question about 2004 Mazda RX-8
Car is flooded!
The solution to this problem when it occurs is as follows:
The first few steps is to follow the instructions within the handbook. Please note that if you haven't got the engine running within two or three minutes of the starter motor being run, you must connect alternative power to your battery (ie via jump leads) otherwise you risk damaging your battery. If you are jump starting using another car and are at the later stages of this guide, make sure the engine is running and that when the starter motor requires power the other car is revved up to 2-3 thousand rpm to supply the majority of the power, as idling will still heavily rely on the battery.
Again, it is helpful to rev assisting engines that are supplying power when the starter motor is in use, especially during the important steps 1 and 2 or if you are allowing limited recovery time between attempts.
If you haven't got time to fiddle, a method which will get you instant results is to jump start via a tow. I have not attempted this option, but I have been told that it will not kick in straight away, and that a little speed is required. Knowing that this is a heavy engine, a large drag will probably occur on the car towing, therefore it may be needed to clutch the RX8 in order to prevent a sudden tug and maintain speed in order to keep the engine spinning, although comments would be appricated on first hand experiences. (credit to radderz)
Posted on Nov 11, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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