How do I know if my Rx8 engine is bad?
A rotary engine with a worn apex seal tends to run underpowered due to poor compression....Poor Compression Symptoms Associated to Faulty Apex SealsHard cold starts. Idling or cutting off problems. Frequent misfiring. Noticeable reduction in power.
How much does it cost to replace a rotary RX 8?
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.
How often do apex seals need to be replaced rx8?
They should only be replaced somewhere between 100 and 200 thousand miles, possibly less, but you have to watch out for signs your apex seals are failing prematurely. Because the apex seals are in contact with the housing case, they are usually coated in engine oil to reduce friction.
Is RX8 faster than RX7?
RX7 is alot faster than RX8, my friend has one. Both cars have bad fuel economy and drinks oil. In the RX7 I understand why it has bad mpg and drinks oil, but in the RX8 I really really dont understand why the mpg is so low in a pretty slow car like the RX8. Its not -that- much faster.