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Scared to Run it
Submitted by urdabm on Monday, September 25, 2006 - 9:09pm

Hi guys. I have had my RX8 for about 3 months now and I don't drive it hard at all. I was wondering how often I should let it rip? I really want to go out and see what it can do but not sure how often I should. My engine is starting to feel a little boggy and slower then what it was. Another question I have is, am I allowed to put in engine treatments in it, like Lucas Oil fuel line cleaner or something like that? Thanks for your help ~ Brandon

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September 26, 2006 - 1:44pm
Drive the car! Drive the car! Drive the car!
(Assuming the motor is broke in. See and click
on the RX-8, they have break-in suggestions as well as Mazda's
break-in instructions.)
Enjoy the car, it's a performance car, drive it like a performance
car. Don't abuse it, don't try to blow it up, but god darn it, have
fun with the car. Let the car warm up first, then let it rip.
Don't use additives, your manual tells you not to use them.
Look if you want to worry about your car, anything I say will
not change your mind, however; I smile everytime I drive the car.
In 1998 my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, the prognosis
looked bad, we chose to enjoy every moment we had left together.
It's 8 years later and they've been the best years of our 36 year
marriage. (She's doing Great!)
If you want to waste time worrying about what might happen,
help yourself.
Everytime I drive my RX-8, I'm driving to have fun.
P.S. My wife also drives our 6 speed to have fun.
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It's go time.
September 26, 2006 - 8:56pm
I guess there is no point in having the car if I am not going to drive it. On the way home from work this evening I did let it rip and it's an awesome thing. It's so exciting to pound through the gears and hear it scream. Anyways glad to hear you and your wife are doing so well. Thanks for the reply.
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carbon build up
January 11, 2007 - 8:19pm
out of what i know from automotive engines, im not quite sure how it works, but the oil, air, sulfer, etc. mixture in all internal combustion engines create carbon build up over the car sitting in the garage and running at low rpms...
im not 100% sure this happens so drastacly in rotaries, but the normal piston engine has certain rev recomendations (found in owner's manuel) and some are set higher than normal to allow the vacuum to build up and help expell some of the carbon out of the cumbustion chamber. the carbon is built up in a chemical reaction in the oil pan. this happens for sure in internal combustion engines, but im not perfectly sure it happens in rotaries... i just cant find a site that has any tech info (like carbon build up and flooding) about rotaries.
sometimes its good to go to nine thousand...
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