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Rotary and General Chit-Chat / New Mazda SHINARI Concept..
« on: September 04, 2010, 11:29:16 PM »
I am surprised no one has posted Mazda\'s new Design Theme of KODO..
here in the All new SHINARI Concept..

RX-8 News and Information / RX-8 End of the Road in Britain 2010..
« on: August 27, 2010, 07:57:31 PM »
Less than 100 left...!!!then No More RX-8\'s...

USA next...


Mazda ranks highest in satisfying new-vehicle owners in Australia for a second consecutive year, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Australia Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction StudySMreleased today.

Now in its second year, the study measures new-vehicle satisfaction in Australia during the first 36 months of ownership. Overall satisfaction is determined by measuring customer experiences in four areas: vehicle quality and reliability; vehicle appeal (satisfaction with the design, style, performance and comfort of the vehicle); dealership service; and ownership costs.

Mazda ranks highest in ownership satisfaction with an overall index score of 782 on a 1,000-point scale, well above the industry average of 761. Honda follows Mazda in the rankings with a score of 779. Mazda performs particularly well in the quality and reliability and vehicle appeal factors, while Honda performs well in ownership costs and service.

“Mazda has a reputation in Australia for producing high-quality vehicles,” said Brian Fine, managing director of J.D. Power and Associates’ Australia and New Zealand operations. “Mazda’s strong performance, along with Honda’s ranking among the top two, indicates that Japanese automakers have done well in satisfying Australian new-vehicle owners.”

The study also finds that new-vehicle owners with higher levels of satisfaction are more likely to purchase the brand again and to recommend the brand to others. For example, satisfaction scores average 811 points among new-vehicle owners who say they “definitely will” recommend the brand to others, while satisfaction scores average only 614 points among new-vehicle owners who say they “probably will not” recommend the brand.

“Improving customer satisfaction can have a positive impact on both loyalty and advocacy, which ultimately benefit the bottom line,” said Fine. “By focusing on the key factors driving customer satisfaction, such as performance and style, manufacturers can considerably increase the likelihood that customers will purchase and recommend their vehicles.”

Overall quality declines slightly, with problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) increasing to 134 PP100 from 129 PP100 in 2008. Problems are summarized as the number of reported problems per 100 vehicles, with lower scores indicating fewer problem incidences and higher quality. Additionally, overall satisfaction among new-vehicle owners in Australia remains stable compared with 2008 (762 points).

The 2009 Australia Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Study is based on responses from 3,051 new-vehicle owners during the first 36 months of ownership. The study was fielded in January 2009.

Attached is a Genuine Mazda US Technical Service Bulletin on the Procedures to Inspect, TEST and Replace your Ignition Coils on 04-07 RX-8\'s.

Although the appearance of "white" markings on the back of the black plastic Coils may indicate that your coils are burnt out, but, this is not necessarily the case.

As an oil filter will only catch particles 20-30 microns or above, anything below this just circulates around the engine...which equals WEAR!..

For those who don\'t know Mazda in the 09 RX-8\'s (R3 for UK) re-introduced a Sump Pan magnet (inside the pan), which they last used in the FC RX-7 (same magnet). Mazda Part # F401-17-121.

I can only come to the conclusion that Metal Particles smaller than the thickness of your hair is doing damage to the RENESIS, otherwise why did Mazda re-introduce an internal sump magnet for 09\'s after an absence of 10 Years without one in ALL FD RX-7\'s and 04-08 RX-8\'s????

So I can recommend the following product...     US Site..OR..    UK Site/Supplier.

The SS250 Magnetic Filter to be exact....have a look at the can purchase one direct or from a well known Auction site..

They are simple to install and reusable for life.

I have also order one so I can have double the Magnetic catching of metal Particles.

You can also use the STRONG Magnets that are used inside ANY old PC Hard drive, Pull one apart and you will see the two magnets inside, they are FLAT though, but should still hold on the oil filter\'s metal case.

FilterMag use Neodymium type magnets or some call them "Rare Earth Magnets".


If cheap or weak magnet(s) fall off they will allow any caught metal particles to suddenly escape into your oil stream in one large hit...not good one would think.

Mazda Australia have entered a modified (In Australia) RX-8 GT (R3), the GT in Australia is the R3.

It\'s actually an old Series I (Old tail lamps) with S2 Fenders, made to look like an R3.

The event starts Monday....they are going for outright honours....

RX-8 News and Information / Why you MUST Pre-Mix.
« on: April 06, 2009, 11:18:48 PM »
OK, most of the Jury is in on this one...
There are 2-3 issues that are causing engine failures in Series I RX-8\'s.

1. Carbon
2. Apex Seal Failure.
3. Damaged Side Seal.

1. Carbon Builds up because owners drive their cars at 3000-3500 RPM all the time, you must red-line a day (when engine is hot). Carbon can cause a sticking Apex Seal and Cause poor compressions.
There is a De-Carboning Technique that can help....can...

2. The MOP (Metering Oil Pump) is fatally flawed on the Series I RX-8, it only supplies oil (not enough also) to the corners of the Apex Seal..NOT THE MIDDLE, so over time the centre of the Apex Seal wears a concave face into the seal...causing blow back...bad compressions.

3. Some engines are breaking a side seal which does a lot of damage.

If your engine is OVER 50,000 miles the damage is already done, if you have a low mileage RX-8 I strongly urge you to ADD a Pre-mix to your FUEL TANK at a rate of 4 mils per litre of fuel...every time you fill up.
That is a 2 Cylinder good quality Synthetic BIKE OIL.

RX-8 News and Information / New RX-8 In 2008/Production STOP
« on: September 29, 2007, 09:51:33 PM »
Hi.. It has been a while...

News here from Mazda Australia GM and others that the RX-8 will stop production at the end of this year (2007). The last model you will see
is the 40TH Anniversary one.

Production to resume in April 2008, we are 99% certain that this new model will start at this time and be available around May/June 2008.

At the very least is will be a face-lift.
Some US sources are reporting a "re-skin".

Sorry, I can not offer any more info, there have been no spy pics.
Many think the Tokyo Motor Show in a few weeks will reveal more.

Also for those who have not heard there is a RENESIS II Engine also due to make an appearance in Tokyo, it is a larger 15C with a long stroke or wide diameter rotors....1.55 litres!

Most think the reason for the RX-8 Production STOP is to clear ALL dealer stocks and give Mazda Japan some time (it is a very busy working environment in Hiroshima), however, one thing for sure is the RX-8 will be back in May/June 2008 and that\'s a direct email from the GM of Mazda Australia Mr.Doug Dickson.

PS, I am trying to get him to disclose more info, will let you know.


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