Question about 2004 Mazda RX-8

2 Answers

Mazda RX8 Engine Failure

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?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    my mazda rx8 2004 A/T have 48,000 miles and a few weeks the engine starts low,i thing is normal in the RE but today no start.I chance the spark plugs was the cost was $171.00 craizy the price but the engine no response.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    Where is the location of the turn signal hazard relay on a 2005 Mazda rx8



2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 16 Answers

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

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 417 Answers


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

  • Jude Meredith
    Jude Meredith Aug 01, 2008


    have you seen this website?

    maybe try and contact these guys and tell them what your problem is, they may have resources or a KIT for it

    way cool




1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Rx8 blue smoke

Blue smoke is caused by burning oil, if it only puffs for a minute on initial start up I wouldn't worry. It is really common for newer fuel injected engines to blow a small amount off blue smoke on cold startup. Plus rx8 use oil while the engine is on, if you are new to rotary engines then a little bit of history on this engine is they do burn much more oil than a typical piston combustion engine, that is due to the lubrication system, it actually uses oil in the entire rotary housing so the rotors dont get too hot. you are supposed to check/add oil every 2 gas fill ups. you would think the would come up with a better system, but thats the downside to a rotary. they are mean engines though. they are a 1.3L but, your oil seals might be going or your ignition coils or spark plugs may be going bad.

Apr 23, 2014 | 2004 Mazda RX-8

1 Answer

My 2004 rx8 developed a slow start and when i start the engine it will never move,after pushing the gas peddle engine stops?

Have a compression done as the early motor has problems with the quality of the apex seals . IN rotary motors if it seems to wind over for ever then the compression is too low to fire the mixture.. A good engine will start in 6 revolutions of the crank shaft.

Jan 13, 2014 | 2004 Mazda RX-8

1 Answer

When idling from start up runs ok til revs come down then engine grumbles under 1000 rpm

The RX8 is a rotary engine correct? If so these engines seals are not very strong, it could be seals around the rotor. Also, these rotary engines never had a great idle.

Feb 28, 2011 | 2004 Mazda RX-8

1 Answer

Looking for mazda rx8 engine manuel

Click this link directly:--- ---------------- Its a downloaded format of mazda rx8 engine manual. --------------- For any more queries please keep updated.Thanks.

Oct 18, 2010 | Mazda RX-8 Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

I have a 2004 mazda rx8 and I noticed that sometimes when I turn it off I still hear the engine fan running. after 10-15 mins it turns off. is this normal

Check your Antifreeze Level. Is it low? If it is add antifreeze and then check for a leak. Look closely around the radiator. My RX8 was doing the same thing and the leak was at the radiator.

Sep 16, 2010 | 2004 Mazda RX-8

5 Answers

Can you convert a mazda rx8 to lpg

i checked up on this and the answer is no due to the way the rotary engine works

Feb 22, 2010 | 2004 Mazda RX-8

1 Answer

Mazda rx8 fault code p0410 secondary air system

Rx8 2004 check engine light it just teas on

Dec 11, 2008 | 2004 Mazda RX-8

2 Answers

Mazda rx8,creamy scum on dip stick

you dont have heads on this motor,its a rotary engine the water seals on the engine are gone,sorry you need to rebeuild or just put a sealer it may help for a few months

Oct 06, 2008 | 2005 Mazda RX-8

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Mazda RX-8 Logo

Related Topics:

1,192 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mazda Experts


Level 3 Expert

77932 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8830 Answers

Are you a Mazda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides