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RX-8 not running so well
Submitted by rhonnajohnso... on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 3:53pm

well I've had my RX-8 (automatic) for about 2 years... I've learned to accept the fact that my car has NO torque... but recently i've started having RANDOM problems... like after being stuck in stop and go traffic for 20 minutes... I will get to a break away and everything seems fine but then when I get to my neighborhood and turn in to pull up to the stop sign, my car starts sputtering.. it has even shut off on me once. I change the oil, I use high octane gas.. a friend suggested changed the fuel filter(if there is one)... Anyone ever have this problem? Any ideas? oh yeah I also have a wierd problem with the thermostat.. after driving in A/C for twenty minutes, vents started blowing out HOT air!.. I had to turn the dial to hot and then back to cool to remind it of it's job... then it returned to cool air immediately... SPOOKY?!!

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problem solved
June 28, 2006 - 12:06pm
Apparently there is a combustion/Carboning? problem with RX-8 automatics... they are replacing my engine. This is for anyone else out there having the same problem.
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Low ash oils
June 30, 2006 - 12:09pm
I wonder if you were using dino or synthetic oil in your car? A blend maybe? I remember looking for low-ash and ashless oil when I had my RX-7 a few years ago. I remember reading something somewhere about ashless oils not fouling the combustion chamber with carbon.
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