Mazda rx8 flooding

Asked by May 07, 2016 at 06:56 PM about the 2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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

3 Answers


You're not heating it before shutting it off. These vehicles have NIGHMARE ENGINES.


My rx8 turns over fine but have to put pedal to floor board,for about 5 secs then turn off for a couple secs turn back on and crank just giving a little gas and after about 8 cranks it will idle at 750 rpms when warm in neutral or park but in drive and foot on brake it dies unless you give it little gas with your foot on brake. Will not start up again once turned off until it cools down.


Also if I increase rpms to about 3500 for 10 secs before I shut it down it doesn't help flooding

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