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Shane_19

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Hi lads

My name is Shane I'm 22 from cork and I just got my hands on an rx8 last week. The engine was fully rebuilt before I bought it along with a new clutch. I'm new to the rotary family in fact I've never had a jap. They'd be ideal for a project as I'm in that field of work anyway since I'm studying transport management and technology but as soon I heard the engine I fell in live with it and the power. The other night when I was driving all of a sudden the clutch got soft and it's hard to change gear. I changed the fluid but that made no difference. Was thinking would it be a dodgy pressure plate or the clutch master cylinder. Any help appreciated cheers

Shane

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While I can't give advice on the possible cause, I suggest you try get someone who knows these cars.

 

Is the rebuild still under warranty? If so that would be your first option.

 

Is the car moving could you get it easily to a local or specialist garage?

 

There is a list of specialists here including cork based:

 

 

Note there are so many rx8's for sale it may not be worth getting fixed

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^^^ what he said about the warranty, also if its out of warranty I would still ask the guy exactly what parts was used ,new or used (and i know you said new) and was it defo the right clutch, ( forget but think there is a difference in the 5 speed clutch and 6speed clutch but correct me if im wrong tired lol)

Good luck and welcome to the forum:)

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I researched about the clutch master cylinder and about the bleeding the clutch. I bled the clutch this morning and made no difference, so I looked at the cylinder by the pedal and it is leaking fluid. So I am going to replace the cylinder tomorrow and see how that goes. It's like as if there's isn't enough pressure to send fluid to the slave. Thanks for your advice.

 

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