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Re: Jastreb's 2009 Mazda Rx-8, "Isabella"

Postby AHTOXA » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:48 pm

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Postby theholycow » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:12 pm

AHTOXA wrote:Lengthy commuting kills time that I could use to: masturbate excessively, experiment with matches, drink beer, pickup a hot neighbor chick, have kinky sex.

Forget what I said about long commutes.
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Re: Jastreb's 2009 Mazda Rx-8, "Isabella"

Postby Squint » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:29 pm

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AHTOXA wrote:Lengthy commuting kills time that I could use to: masturbate excessively, experiment with matches, drink beer, pickup a hot neighbor chick, have kinky sex.

Forget what I said about long commutes.

Don't forget the crap, arrests, lycra shorts, diarrhea, and lube (hehehe, lube...). That last is actually probably positive, but the word lube is funny so I just wanted to mention it. Lube...
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Re: Jastreb's 2009 Mazda Rx-8, "Isabella"

Postby theholycow » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:49 pm

Squint wrote:Don't forget the crap, arrests, lycra shorts, diarrhea, and lube (hehehe, lube...). That last is actually probably positive, but the word lube is funny so I just wanted to mention it. Lube...

...I was trying to forget those things because they weren't important compared to the things I quoted. Especially kinky sex. Dirty, weird, kinky sex.
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Re: Jastreb's 2009 Mazda Rx-8, "Isabella"

Postby Squint » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:44 am

theholycow wrote:...I was trying to forget those things because they weren't important compared to the things I quoted. Especially kinky sex. Dirty, weird, kinky sex.

[youtube]www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHPOzQzk9Qo[/youtube]

As I can't see the video at work, I'm hoping it's the right link...

EDIT: post fail, have to fix it later.
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Re: Jastreb's 2009 Mazda Rx-8, "Isabella"

Postby theholycow » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:51 am

Squint wrote:
theholycow wrote:...I was trying to forget those things because they weren't important compared to the things I quoted. Especially kinky sex. Dirty, weird, kinky sex.



As I can't see the video at work, I'm hoping it's the right link...

EDIT: post fail, have to fix it later.


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Re: Jastreb's 2009 Mazda Rx-8, "Isabella"

Postby Rope-Pusher » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:38 pm

theholycow wrote:

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Re: Jastreb's 2009 Mazda Rx-8, "Isabella"

Postby Jastreb » Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:20 am

Well, it appears 1 of my rotors is on the way out. 97k miles
#rotaryproblems
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Re: Jastreb's 2009 Mazda Rx-8, "Isabella"

Postby watkins » Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:01 am

Isnt that a ton of miles for a rotary though?
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Re: Jastreb's 2009 Mazda Rx-8, "Isabella"

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Re: Jastreb's 2009 Mazda Rx-8, "Isabella"

Postby IMBoring25 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:56 pm

From what I've heard the apex seals usually go out like clockwork at about 60K. Doesn't sound like it owes you anything.

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Re: Jastreb's 2009 Mazda Rx-8, "Isabella"

Postby AHTOXA » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:42 am

Yeah, having read other auto forums, 60-80k is usually the standard for apex seals.
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Re: Jastreb's 2009 Mazda Rx-8, "Isabella"

Postby AHTOXA » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:45 am

Jastreb wrote:Well, it appears 1 of my rotors is on the way out. 97k miles
#rotaryproblems


So what are you going to do? Are you going to be looking at a rebuild or replacing the car?
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Re: Jastreb's 2009 Mazda Rx-8, "Isabella"

Postby Squint » Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:23 pm

IMBoring25 wrote:From what I've heard the apex seals usually go out like clockwork at about 60K. Doesn't sound like it owes you anything.

As someone who only has a basic understanding of rotary engines, does this mean that they typicaly need more routine "overhaul" type maintenance than typical 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder engines? Is the rest of their maintenance lower to counter that higher cost? Otherwise, I can see a clear reason why they haven't caught on more, beyond the "it's different that what we're used to" argument you'll get from the general, non-caring public.
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Re: Jastreb's 2009 Mazda Rx-8, "Isabella"

Postby AHTOXA » Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:27 pm

Squint wrote:
IMBoring25 wrote:From what I've heard the apex seals usually go out like clockwork at about 60K. Doesn't sound like it owes you anything.

As someone who only has a basic understanding of rotary engines, does this mean that they typicaly need more routine "overhaul" type maintenance than typical 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder engines? Is the rest of their maintenance lower to counter that higher cost? Otherwise, I can see a clear reason why they haven't caught on more, beyond the "it's different that what we're used to" argument you'll get from the general, non-caring public.


My experience is also limited, but yes, rotary motors do need much more frequent overhaul. Their biggest issue are the apex seals, which will wear out far sooner than, say, piston rings.

The rest of the maintenance isn't lower, either, as it doesn't really get much lower than nothing but oil changes on modern timing-chain driven motors. Even if you have a timing belt/waterpump to be done around 100k miles, it's still cheaper than apex seals.

Plus, a few RX-8 owners run pre-mix (oil and gasoline) when filling up, so that adds into the cost. It's not required, through, as the RX-8 has an oiling system, but forums have claimed better gas mileage with pre-mix.
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