The original Mazda RX-8 Quick Tips Guide
In our quick reference guide, we've replicated the original Mazda supplied RX-8 Quick Tips guide that was supplied with all new Mazda RX-8's in the UK. In many cases, these Quick Tips guides have often been misplaced or simply not transferred between owners meaning that vital information may not have been passed down through the cars owner history and potentially causing damage to many an engine. It is a failure to adhere to these quick tips that has helped give the Mazda RX-8 a poor reliability record and ultimately caused the huge misconception about these great cars.
We'll be posting far more details guides and instructions from our own research, development and experience in the near future, but in the meantime let's see what Mazda had to say when they initially released the car to the world.
Let it run - don't turn off a cold engine!
To keep the engine in top condition, the engine coolant temperature gauge needle should, ideally, reach the middle of the normal operating range between C and H before turning the engine off. If you can't, Mazda produced a quick guide on the appropriate starting and stopping procedures for the RX-8 Renesis which we've replicated below: