FAQ

Maintenance

White goo on the dipstick?
It's normal. It is formed as a result of mixing gasoline vapors with oil and cold air from the intake.
What engine oil?

For everyday use we recommend - Motul 6100 Synergie+10w40, while for high-performance track usage Motul 300V Chrono 10w40.

Engine

What to do when it goes off after reconnecting the battery.
How does oil injection work - Mazda RX-8
The car does not start - flooded Mazda RX-7
The car does not start - flooded Mazda RX-8

Gearbox

Clutch adjustment - Mazda RX-8

 

We make the adjustment with the screw marked in red.
Size 12 and 10
1. The more you unscrew from the pedal (reduce the slack) the higher the clutch will take (if you overdo it, it will slip or eventually give back the thrust bearing because it will be still supported but probably the pad of the clutch will say goodbye first)

2. The more you screw in the pedal (increase the slack) it will take lower. If you overdo it this way, the gears will not come in, it will grind and it will give back something in the gearbox because it will not disengage completely.

The stem should rest lightly on the pump, not loose, and have about 1 to 2 mm. idle stroke before it disengages the clutch.

My gearbox is noisy (hum), what's going on?

In a 6 speed manual transmission, the bearings do not receive enough oil, therefore they wear out faster and run dry, which causes the noise of the transmission. As long as it works properly and the sound does not change and has a constant intensity, you do not need to do anything with it.