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Offline Lucy hart

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Rx8 failing to start
« on: September 05, 2019, 04:58:37 PM »
Pls can anyone advise me on a good rotary engine mechanic to take a look at my engine?


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Re: Rx8 failing to start
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2019, 05:26:33 PM »
Hi Lucy,
I have seen a Mobile one on Facebook, "Murdoch's Rotary Specialist"  seems to specialise  in RX8s, do not know any more, think he is London based,
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Re: Rx8 failing to start
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2019, 08:31:42 PM »
 :welcome: to Mazdarotaryclub.

Could you describe exactly what has happend so we can try and advise you better.

Was the car running OK and you came out next morning and it was turning over on the key with plenty of battery and it will not start, or did it stop while driving and would  not start or something else ?? 
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Re: Rx8 failing to start
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2019, 08:58:23 PM »
It was starting when cold but not hot then was driving and it cut out on a round about, my friend picked it up and was driving but when I got it back there was no power, nothing at all, thanks for the help x


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Re: Rx8 failing to start
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2019, 10:22:55 AM »
Lucy, so so sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but because it was not starting hot, this tells me the car had low engine compression and this has now become even worse indicating an engine rebuild is required  :( :( 
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