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    ive got an rx-8 and its got a bit of a drink problem its partial to a bit of oil used to get oil free from where my dad worked but now gonna have to pay for it,i need 10w30. wheres best how much do you pay? thnks for any help.

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    10w30....in an rx8......are you sure

    Mazda state that only 5w30 oils should be used, and Dexelia oils are the only ones that maxda reccomend !

    Is it a wankel engine in there? 10w would be a bit thick for that wouldnt it????

    Original Poster

    dexelia thats the stuff i was told thanx for putin me straight

    Original Poster

    yeah wankel engine ,no jokes please:whistling:

    how much does it use.......ive seen them drink a litre in 500 miles before......all depends how you drive !!!

    and, as friction is so crutial to the rotors, the wrong oil WILL result in a loss of power, and after a short period of time....seizure !

    stainy127;3498216

    yeah wankel engine ,no jokes please:whistling:



    yea.. dexelia oil only.. no jokes here.. i know how much the stuff is myself

    Original Poster

    sposed to check oil level every 2 petrol stops but i spose im puttin bout a litre in every 1000 miles,cant be bothered checkin all the time tho its a pain in the cold and dark and yes i know how important it is to check i had so many lectures off people lol,regrettin buyin it a bit now

    stainy127;3498271

    sposed to check oil level every 2 petrol stops but i spose im puttin bout … sposed to check oil level every 2 petrol stops but i spose im puttin bout a litre in every 1000 miles,cant be bothered checkin all the time tho its a pain in the cold and dark and yes i know how important it is to check i had so many lectures off people lol,regrettin buyin it a bit now



    hmmm.. i've got probs of my own.. i have an FTO and the tiptronic gearbox neutral light flashes and it sticks in 3rd gear... frightened that it might cost over a grand as soon as the word gearbox is mentioned.

    stainy127;3498271

    sposed to check oil level every 2 petrol stops but i spose im puttin bout … sposed to check oil level every 2 petrol stops but i spose im puttin bout a litre in every 1000 miles,cant be bothered checkin all the time tho its a pain in the cold and dark and yes i know how important it is to check i had so many lectures off people lol,regrettin buyin it a bit now



    If that's how you feel then i'd suggest you get rid of it before it goes wrong because you couldn't be bothered to check it:? Wankels need love and attention:w00t:

    Original Poster

    cars are cheaper to buy now but flipside is not worth much to sell or part x any swap offers?:)

    stainy127;3498511

    cars are cheaper to buy now but flipside is not worth much to sell or … cars are cheaper to buy now but flipside is not worth much to sell or part x any swap offers?:)



    I might be interested actually, what year, mileage, service history, colour? What sort of cash we talking?

    Original Poster

    its a 54 plate bout 45k full mazda history up till last service which i had done at bristol street motors its the 231ps version full leather heated seats factory satnav 6cd changer,brand new mazda brakes.wot you got?

    Original Poster

    oh dark grey,money i dunno wots anything worth nowadays.have a look round see wot they making.i have no need to sell just from an easier life point of view im lookin at,i had a diesel jag x-type before all i did was replace the tyres everynow and then over the 4 years i had it from new want to go back to that kind of motoring i.e easy

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    It's your car how much do you want for it?

    How many owners has it had, has it ever had any paintwork done at any time and what was the mileage and date of the last mazda service?

    Letting bristol street motors service it will do you no good either. They don't even understand the concept of a wankel engine and nor do they need to.

    Original Poster

    im second owner ,back wheel arch has a ding and back bumper has a scuff on corner im not 2 good a parking,i seenyour links but the car stands me to about £8500-9000 apart from the things ive just listed its fab condition like i say not desperate to sell or need to just came about talkin bout this from the oil question but the car as a package cost me 6000 plus my jag,so i cant give it away

    I'm not saying you should give it away. All I am saying is the rx8 is no everyday car that can be taken for granted you don't need to check the oil and send it to an everyday garage to be serviced. If you do not look after it it will cost you dearly. Looks to me like you should have bought a lexus for reliability, as you are not willing to look after a complex engine that the average mechanic has no idea about, didn't you see the look on their faces when it came up as a 1.3:thinking:
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