Question about 2004 Mazda RX-8
Both Lazarus Motors and Fury Mazda (Mazda Agents) have undertaken diagnostic checks on the engine and proved that the seal to the rear rotar had imploded causing water ingress through the engine system pushing water out of the exhaust. RX8 engineering specialists from Supertech stated that this is a common fault with the early RX8 engines and Mazda has since improved the quality of the Rotar Seals. However Mazda is refusing to pay for this internal fault which costs in the region of R55,000 for a new engine installation. What do I do?
They shouldnt refuse to repair it, since mazda has already acknowleged that they have a faulty rotor housing and upped the warranty to 10 years 100,000 miles. if there is no modifications done to it lfor more power, you should contact corporate. thats your best bet as of now. if you have modded the engine in anyway, they can refuse to replace it.
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
see if you can find a local mechanic-not agent who works on mazdas (RX-7s,) take it there or call them and see what they can do. maybe the older style rotary can be retrofitted. maybe call some junkyards and see what they have. You might be able to replace the expensive rotary with a standard mazda 4 cyl(miata) as well. not as much fun, but mazda 4 cylinders are pretty good motors if taken care of.
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Apr 23, 2014 | 2004 Mazda RX-8
Jan 13, 2014 | 2004 Mazda RX-8
Feb 28, 2011 | 2004 Mazda RX-8
Oct 18, 2010 | Mazda RX-8 Cars & Trucks
Sep 16, 2010 | 2004 Mazda RX-8
Mar 25, 2010 | 2001 Mazda Millenia
Dec 11, 2008 | 2004 Mazda RX-8
1,192 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!