If you want to learn to live with a rotary Mazda RX8 Car Throttle have created a 10 part video series. They bought a knackered RX8 for £650, realised the engine was shot, rebuilt it, made some tasteful mods and then explain how to maintain the car’s performance. This a great video series about a Mazda RX8 engine rebuild. If want to consider an engine swap we have everything you need to know also.
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1) Buying a Cheap RX8 (It Needs an Engine Rebuild)
The host picked up this Mazda RX8 for only £650. But what condition is it in?
2) How Much Power Does a Broken RX8 Rotary Engine Make?
You might think that your Mazda RX8 rotary engine is fine, but watch what happens when you stick it on the rolling road and see just how much power it has.
3) What a Broken Mazda RX8 Engine Looks Like Inside – RX8 Engine Rebuild
Take a look inside a failed Mazda RX8 motor: You get to see exactly what levels of compression the engine has and the condition of each of the rotors.
4) How To Rebuild A Mazda RX8 Engine
Watch a step by step guide on how to completely rebuild a Mazda RX8 engine. See all the parts in the kit that go into the rebuild.
5) Tuning a Rebuilt Mazda RX8 To Emit Flames
Probably one of the coolest features of the Mazda engine. The team work together to enable the exhaust system to spit flames. Incredible!
6) Power Testing
The rebuilt and retuned Mazda RX8 gets back on the rolling road to test how much power it can generate, but something still isn’t right…
7) Differences Between Bridgeported and Street Ported RX8
If you want to modify your Mazda RX8, you will have heard a lot about either Bridgeporting or street porting the engine. This video explains the differences between the two engine set-ups. Turn the volume up and listen to these engines!
8) Can You Achieve High MPG With An Mazda RX8 Engine Rebuild
I’m not sure why, but the team look at hypermiling the RX8 to see if they can get 400 miles out of a single tank of fuel. Take a look below to see if they can do it:
9) How Good Is The Mazda Rebuilt RX8 On Track?
All mods done, the RX8 hits the sprint circuit to see just how good it is on the track.
10) What It Costs To Do A Mazda RX8 Engine Rebuild
The Mazda RX8 is built and all the cash is added up. Find out how much it costs to rebuild the car. There is a twist at the end. It goes on sale on eBay and 50% of the profits are given to Kingston Hospital and the Brain Tumour charity.
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