Quick Reference Guide

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-8s 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 car’s owner’s history and potentially causing damage to many an engine. It is a failure to adhere to these quick tips that have helped give the Mazda RX-8 a poor reliability record and ultimately caused a huge misconception about these great cars.

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Mazda RX-8 Widebody in Orange

Typical Mazda RX-8 Issues

Common Mazda RX-8 Issues

The Mazda RX-8 has gained a reputation for several common issues, mainly caused by poor maintenance or a lack of understanding from previous owners. Here is a list of the most commonly seen issues today.

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Can you really map a Mazda RX-8

Mazda RX-8 ECU Remapping

A simple Google search on the Internet will provide you with copious amounts of reading material on the subject of mapping and the Mazda RX-8. Topics such as adjustments for dwell timing, lowering fan temperature cut-ins, increasing OMP injection rates, and removing CELs are all interspersed with claims of huge, minimum, or even no BHP increases.

So with constant chat and conflicting theories behind the mapping of the Mazda RX-8. Beyond maintenance benefits and dwell adjustments, can you actually extract additional horsepower from an ECU remap? We took our the RotorSport RX-8 to the dyno to find out...

ECU Mapping
Standard Mazda RX-8 in Winning Blue

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