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want to purchase an rx8

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:50 PM


    Tokyo Drifter

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you can if you want to, but you definitely don't need to spend that extra money on something that Mazda says may damage your engine in the long run. Of course the oil companies will say synthetic is ok, not their problem if the engine melts! I wonder how many of those engine rebuilds were after owner use synthetic? Would they own up?

here's something interesting on the use of synthetic oil

"The voluntary recall of all 2004 and 2005 vehicles, and some 2006s, is expected to be announced this week or next. It involves damage to the catalyst resulting from oil leaks in the RX-8's rotary engine.

Any engine that does not pass a vacuum test must be replaced, said Robert Davis, head of product development and quality at Mazda North American Operations.

Engines prone to failing the test are mostly in hot climates and use synthetic oils."

QUOTE (arist188 @ Feb 6 2010, 01:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
can use synthetics formulated for rotary.. RE/trust.. used both, come in 5L tong.. smile_thumbup.gif

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