AH FabricationsMonster Motorsport
Results 1 to 22 of 22

Thread: Behind RX8

  1. #1
    Rev-head's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Perthshire
    Posts
    2,954

    Behind RX8

    Was coming back from Edinburgh today and when i came up behind this RX8 he seen me and floored it ,boy did i have trouble catching that car i did not relise they were so quick i know that there is constant power with the rotory engine but this thing was silly fast .............whats the spec on this model?

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    hop2407's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    1,408

    Re: Behind RX8

    1300 cc I believe..... There is a limited edition I reckon... Nippy, torquey and gutsy little cars.....

  4. #3
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    London UK
    Posts
    2,614

    Re: Behind RX8

    yep hop think your right...1300 cc engine turning out 200+ Bhp. A girl at my work bought one from new..... pretty quick but they are very cramped inside!
    There is a 192 Bhp version and a 231 Bhp version the latter does 0-60 in 6.1 and tops out at 146mph

  5. #4
    hop2407's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    1,408

    Re: Behind RX8

    Even though it's a 1300cc, they.re Not good on fuel economy I'm told.....

  6. #5
    Rev-head's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Perthshire
    Posts
    2,954

    Re: Behind RX8

    Just looked on RX8 web site 200bhp+ and something like as little as 10 mpg!!!

    To give you idea of speed......... we came out of 30 zone and he was trundling he floored it ..i knew what he was upto so i cant say i was not ready for it i was going through the gears upto 6000rpm and that was me keep up with him when i got to 5th i was sitting at 5000rpm and the same in 6th...............private road of course after the 30mph sign

  7. #6
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    London UK
    Posts
    2,614

    Re: Behind RX8

    No your right its pretty pony heres a link

    Linky

  8. #7
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Tonbridge, Kent
    Posts
    912

    Re: Behind RX8

    my sisters boyfriend has one. The thing is like a motorbike. It does get through fuel though. Good fun though and it sounds awesome!

  9. #8
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    portsmouth uk
    Posts
    6

    Re: Behind RX8

    try this link for fast mazda rx, and play vid. http://www.reworx.com [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

  10. #9
    Rev-head's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Perthshire
    Posts
    2,954

    Re: Behind RX8

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. #10
    S4_dan's Avatar
    Fire up the Quattro!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Somewhere in the Howardian Hills!
    Posts
    1,505

    Re: Behind RX8

    bloody hell! that is fast and awesome!!!!

  12. #11
    nervus's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    1,116

    Re: Behind RX8

    Thats a video of the earlier model RX-7 complete with blower - could be any sort of power!

  13. #12
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Batley
    Posts
    68

    Re: Behind RX8

    I have 3 Rx7's [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

  14. #13
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    91

    Re: Behind RX8

    I heard a story about these RX8's along the lines of once you start them up, you have to wait a certain amount of time before you can switch them back off?? anyone shed any light on this?

  15. #14
    Ibis S3 Fan Club

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Somewhere Cold
    Posts
    1,496

    Re: Behind RX8

    [ QUOTE ]
    I heard a story about these RX8's along the lines of once you start them up, you have to wait a certain amount of time before you can switch them back off?? anyone shed any light on this?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    This is true. A relative of mine has a RX8 Hi power. He has had to have Mazda assist ( or RAC ) out on a few occasions because, if you start car up, take it out of garage, turn off, wash car and then try and sart it again.......forget it, the engine has flooded. So once you start it make sure you get it up to full temp before turning off.

  16. #15
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Batley
    Posts
    68

    Re: Behind RX8

    Ah now you guyz have moved onto a very technical issue...as you know its a rotary engine, now there are different types of plugs for different kind of rotaries. Warm and Cold. Usually if running colder plugs its easier to flood the car, but for modded engines its better to run cooler plugs. For street use its better to use warm plugs because it reduces flooding. If moving the car around the drive without letting the engine warm up, can flood it. This is because there is too much fuel and not enough spark. Its a n00b thing to do if your not a ****ler.

    To deflood a rotary is no small task, you have to remove the plugs, clean them, then heat them up on the cooker hob before putting them back into the car. Before putting them into the car you have to remove the big yellow fuse from the fuse box and turn the engine over for about 30 secs with your foot on the gas to let all the excess fuel out of the chambers. After this has been done 3 times (ish) then you can put the plugs back in along with the yellow fuse and turn the car on hopefully firing it up...


    & that ladies and gents is how to deflood a rotary [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

  17. #16
    easytease's Avatar
    cheesypeas

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    england, surrey
    Posts
    426

    Re: Behind RX8

    rotary emgines fire from three angles, so three lots of spark per revolution isnt it.

    the running costs put me off looking at them. oil changes are a must, and a rebuild every 80k or so [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

  18. #17
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Batley
    Posts
    68

    Re: Behind RX8

    rotary emgines fire from three angles, so three lots of spark per revolution isnt it.

    the running costs put me off looking at them. oil changes are a must, and a rebuild every 80k or so [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

    ------------------------------------------------------

    No, pretty hard to explain without visual aid so [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/book.gif[/img]Clicky Clicky

    & rebuild wise, its dependant on the cars life...warmed up, warmed down...driven hard, pootled along, servicing, mods etc...but the usual is around 60k miles for basic and about 40k-50k for heavy mods


    Rixio [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif[/img]

  19. #18
    Charlies604's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Plymouth/Taunton
    Posts
    203

    Re: Behind RX8

    Use oil to go with that Fuel tooo!

    However, theres only 1 reallll moving part! Unlike our Hundrerds! Only 3 seals, we have 4 or 6 some have 8...


    Amazing engine in my books!

  20. #19
    C_Audiboy's Avatar
    Vroom Vroom

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    811

    Re: Behind RX8

    This car sounds too much like hard work......

  21. #20
    dummi's Avatar
    smoking a6

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    brumingham
    Posts
    1,188

    Re: Behind RX8

    i think the way the build horses is with more rotors, so one rotors capacity is 1.3 litre in the 3 chambers, there are 2 rotor version with some more horses and a huge 4 rotor engine that was famed for winning lemans,, with something like 450hp, the street homologation series were quite special i believe,, not that i'm a big rotorary nerd lol ,, very addictive engine character just spins faster faster faster, genius idea having the engine spin rather than have internals on generic lumps .

  22. #21
    chazzy's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    bham uk
    Posts
    95

    Re: Behind RX8

    what would a std rebuild on an RX-7 cost? is it cheper because of less wearing parts. rebuild on a reciprocating engine spells big numbers usually.
    i liked the warning buzzer they had.

    Chas

  23. #22
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Batley
    Posts
    68

    Re: Behind RX8

    Again rebuilds are dependant on what you want doing to the car or what condition it was in before. If it throws a tip its more expensive than if if its the apex seal loosing coolant. If you want the engine ported with recond turbos new this new that it all adds up.

    A standard rebuild is around 2.5k. Now my rebuild has cost me 9.5k because iv had a full rebuild with a large street port, new turbos, solid engine mounts, large downpipe, new twin plate clutch, new flywheel, new injectors, dif brace & 1.5 way lsd etc etc including mapping and dyno.........so it depends how far your willing to go

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO