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.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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