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Mazda promo : What Do YOU Drive

April 28, 2011

Do you care .. what you drive? A nice new promo from mazda

RX8 compression loss & Engine failure

April 19, 2011

If your interested to find how a Mazda RX8 behaves when having compression loss, here is an example.Cold and Hot starting prior to engine failure due to loss of compression.

You can check repair parts for the RX8 13X rotary engine on our SHOP:

Nice drifting session

April 18, 2011

Video showing the RX-8’s tail happy character

RX-9 rendering

March 1, 2011

The Mazda RX-9 launch is closer and closer. In the previous post there are some speculations regarding the technical specs of the new rotary engine that will power the RX-9.

Here is a new rendering, based on the mazda shinari concept.

Mazda RX9 2012 new info

February 23, 2011

The Mazda RX-8 wasn’t exactly a crowd pleaser with trickling sales damaging its already bruised reputation, so Mazda’s decision to axe the car before any further damage could be done was a smart one to say the least. The car more than likely won’t be missed, but Mazda has chosen to fill the void in their lineup anyway with a new model: the Mazda RX-9.

Built on the MX-5 chassis, the new RX-9 will follow along Mazda’s new “Kodo - Soul of Motion” design language as seen on the Shinari concept unveiled in 2010. The two-door coupe will weigh no more than 2,755lbs and will feature Mazda’s 16X rotary engine paired with an electric supercharger. This engine will mated to a twin clutch, two pedal six-speed tranny and will deliver 300hp. However, the increase in horsepower from the RX8’s 232 to the RX-9’s 300 won’t make for frequent trips to the gas station. This revised engine is said to improve fuel economy by 20%.

The official debut will be sometime in 2012 with sales to begin sometime in 2013. Yes, we know that’s quite a bit of time to wait for the actual car, but at least we have these renderings fresh off the artist’s desk to tide everyone over until that time.

Article from topspeed.com

New RX8 Shop - 140 products

December 6, 2010

We have launched our new RX8Blog SHOP . It contains 140 products in 10 categories:
- Brakes
- Clutch & Flywheel
- Cooling
- Drivetrain & Engine
- Exhaust
- Ignition
- Intake
- Suspension
- Turbo Kits
- Engine Management

All products are in stock. Payments are available for now only through Paypal.

RX8 starting problems

December 6, 2010

In case you have problems starting the engine when it’s warm , the problem could be fixed with one of the following solutions:
- replace battery (if older than 2-3 years)
- replace the engine starter (if more than 40 000 km)
- replace the spark plugs and coils (if more than 40 000km ). Click here to Buy.
- do a a compression test. Starting problems could possible be a symptom that the engine is running on low compression, and an engine repair is imminent.

Slow starting example :

The following video shows the starting after installing a new STARTER (~500$):

Custom seats with LED logo

November 29, 2010

Mazda RX8 custom LED seats by Nightzconcept.

RX-8 coupe concept

October 11, 2010

A new concept drawing of a future RX7-RX8 coupe, starting from the Shinari concept.

rx8 shinari coupe

Rotary Engine issues delays new RX7 and RX8

September 23, 2010

mazda rx7 2011 blog

Problems with the development of Mazda’s next generation of rotary engines are delaying the launch of the new RX-7 sports car, according to sources close to the company.

The fourth-generation RX-7 was originally scheduled to be unveiled at last year’s Tokyo show and go on sale this year, but issues facing the new 16X engine forced the company to scrap that schedule. The car’s release date is now unknown.

Engineers are trying to solve the heavy oil and fuel consumption issues of the current rotary, and its lack of mid-range torque. Adding direct injection will make the unit more efficient, but extra components mean the new engine weighs more than the current 13B motor. This goes against Mazda’s strategy of cutting 100kg from all of its cars in the next five years.

The engineers have also been having problems getting the engine to reach their target for maximum revs; the current rotary revs to 9000rpm.

Development has also been hit by the economic downturn. Mazda is battling with a drop in global sales of nearly 19 per cent, and MX-5 sales are down by 26 per cent. Sales of the RX-8, the only production car with a rotary engine, are also down and workers in Japan have been laid off.

Mazda is keen to retain the rotary engine for a new generation of cars. The engine is a source of pride within the firm, and has been used in 18 models since it was launched in the Cosmo Sports in 1967.

Article from : http://www.rotorhead.ca/articles/2010/01/07/engine-woes-delay-new-rx-7/

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