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Submitted by latinmachen on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 10:05am

I'm a proud owner of an RX-8 GT i have some questions about the rotarty engine. What kind of maintence should i keep my eye out for when owning a RX-8?

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maintaining the rotary engine
April 24, 2005 - 6:53pm
For the most part, there are two things you need to remember. One, check your oil between oil changes. Rotary engines tend to burn off more oil than a piston engine. This is normal, and depending on your driving habits, you should check the oil accordingly. I dont just rely on the oil gauge. As time passes you will figure out how often you need to check it. Of course, this is in addition to your regular scheduled oil changes.
Two, you should never just start the car cold and shut it off. This will cause the engine to flood. An example would be if your moving the car out of a garage onto a driveway to wash it. If the car is cold, you should let it warm up until your temp gauge is a few ticks off the cold mark before you shut it off.
This plus normal service should keep you out of trouble. Enjoy your new toy.
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