Am a newbee so don't know if my question may have been answered before.....
My 2005 RX8 (Cooking version) had total engine failure on the M50 on 30th November.
Car currently with Leonard down in Newcastle Co.Wicklow.
I was surprised - no amazed - to discover that my car is No.4 in a queue waiting for a complete engine rebuild with Leonard.
Also surprised that all 4 cars are 2004/2005 with similar mileage covered - about 80,000 miles.
Not good enough I say - especially as I've treated my car like a baby since I bought it in 2009 with 27,000 on the clock.
I know for a fact that Mazda USA were forced by Federal Consumer Law in the U.S.to issue a 100,000 mile engine guarantee
which covers what I call the " block " i.e. the tandem combustion chambers & of course , what is contained therein.
Some "careful" RX8 owners in Nevada are currently on their third engine ! ( Just like what happened with NSU & THE RO80 back in the seventies !
Mazda Germany issued a directive in 2006 that Mineral oil was in their opinion, the preferred engine lubricant. Don't think that directive ever reached
Ireland as my car was serviced by a main Mazda dealer in Dublin in 2009 & filled with semi-synthetic.
Don't suppose anyone in Ireland has any comeback with Mazda - I contacted their Customer Service people in the U.K.when I had difficult-to-start-when-hot
issues last year. Never got a reply . That problem was sorted by Eddy Doyle down in Wexford when he fiited the upgrade starter motor.
Just wondering out loud 1