2004 Mazda RX-8 Overview

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2004 Mazda RX-8 Overview

When it was introduced in 2004, the RX-8 four-seat sport coupe was Mazda's first rotary-engined car since the RX-7 was discontinued in 1995. And, in fact, the RX-8 was considered the successor to the RX-7, which was probably the most memorable and iconic car Mazda has ever made. Although the RX-8 hasn't generated the buzz that surrounded the RX-7, it's certainly a worthy 21st century standard-bearer of the RX name. The RX-8 was powered by a small, super-lightweight rotary engine called the Renesi, which Mazda notes was smaller than the car's transmission. Yet in its first year, the 1.3-liter rotary engine produced 238 horsepower when the car was equipped with a standard six-speed manual transmission, and 197 horsepower when linked to a four-speed automatic transmission. Mazda notes that the Renesis rotary engine has no pistons or valves, but instead consists only of two rotors and a crankshaft that continually rotate inside a housing to create combustion. As a result, the engine gives off a distinctive hum, rather than the typical sound of an internal combustion engine. In its first year, the RX-8 was available as a solitary basic model. Standard features included power windows, power door locks, air conditioning, dual front and side airbags, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with a tilt column, steering-wheel-mounted controls, a tire pressure monitor, and an AM/FM stereo system with a CD player. Fast, fun, comfortable, agile, and responsive, the RX-8 was a hit with most drivers. The car's styling was a bit controversial, with some thinking it looked good but others believing the car's styling could be improved. Some also noted that their cars needed too many repairs. But the fact that the RX-8 was a sports coupe that had the functionality of a sedan was one of its biggest selling points.

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    Rx8trouble
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    Rx8 Not Getting Fire To Spark Plugs

    I'm not getting fire on my rx8 I have replaced coils,plugs,wires,crank sencor,batt,starter and have checked all my fuses and still my car will crank but when I diagnos the fire I'm getting none s...

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    Giorgos Andreou
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    Mazda Rx8 Different Voice

    I bought a mazda rx8 2003 with 76000 km.. When I press the cluch down the car sounds perfect but when I depress the cluch it make a blowing sound. Somebody to help me please

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    Andrew Boob III
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    Starting Problems

    After I start up my 2004 mazda rx8 and let it warm up and go a good distance where then the temperature meter is in the middle then use the shut off procedure to properly shut it off then I do wha...

    24 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
    Megan Hadley
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    Mazda Rx8 Flooding

    I just bought a 2004 Mazda rx8 and every time I kill it or turn it off the engine floods it has a new engine in it but I'm not sure why it floods so much

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    Paul Moresi
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    Fuel Sending Unit

    Do I have to drop the tank to replace the fuel sending unit in a 2004 Mazda rx8

    11 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)