How Long Do Mazda Rx8 Engines Last? Generally speaking, the Mazda Rx8 engine can last about 60,000 miles. It is important to keep in mind to maintain your engine and make sure that you take your car into a mechanic when you have issues.
Do RX8 have alot of problems?
Problem: The RX-8 has the unique rotary style engine, and this version of the rotary engine has proven to be highly unreliable, particularly after 60,000 miles. Warranty companies say that Mazda have unofficially said that these engines do become unreliable and susceptible to problems at over 60,000 miles.
How much does it cost to rebuild an RX8 engine?
A proper rebuild, one that goes beyond running (120+ PSI warm compression numbers) will be north of $4000. With upgrades for power and longevity, you can expect to pay $6k. A Mazda remanufactured engine comes with new housings, irons, rotors, seals, etc for as low as $2900.
Why do RX8 engines fail?
The problem is that there are so many different ways for an engine to fail: Excessive carbon buildup accelerates seal wear, causing compression loss (particularly a problem in automatic RX-8s) Excessive carbon buildup unseats the seals, causing compression loss (particularly a problem in automatic RX-8s)
What is the lifespan of a rotary engine?
It’s no secret that the RX-8 has had a spotty record with engine life. While many have 100,000+ mile lifespan, far too many have gone far less. There is no single item that can be changed to double the engine life.
Why is RX8 so cheap?
Poor Fuel Economy & Daily Drivability
Another reason why the RX8 is cheap to buy now is because many are put off by the poor fuel economy of the car. Rotary engines might be small in size (and produce substantial power relative to that size) but they have a tendency to be thirsty.
Are rotary engines expensive to repair?
For that reason, they tend to be more expensive. However, there are a lot fewer parts to a rotary engine than to a piston engine. They are often easier to rebuild. For that reason, a full rotary engine rebuild will typically cost less than a rebuild on a piston engine.
Can you rebuild an RX8 engine?
After the motor is sourced, a rebuild will need to be performed. Most likely you would want to do some porting inside the engine along with other performance mods. After this is done, getting it into the RX8 is A LOT of work.
Is an RX8 a good car?
The Mazda RX8 is an amazing car it sounds great and looks good too. It’s comfortable for a sports car and it is so much fun to drive. The reliability is below average but not terrible. It isn’t very expensive to fix the car either.
Should I premix my RX8?
For the high risk groups (1989-91 RX-7’s and the 2004-11 RX-8’s), 4oz of premix per 10 gallons of gas is exactly what we recommend. Their factory injection rate is so low that you almost notice no oil consumption whatsoever.
Is a RX8 worth buying?
The RX8 is almost the perfect car. It has immaculate handling, a great rev range, a beautiful sound, and lets not forget those suicidal doors! But everyone who knows a thing or two about rotaries will know the problems that come with them…