Mazda RX8 Engine Rebuild project

With the rebuild behind me, i’ve slowly begun the breaking-in process. I highly recommend long breaking-in for freshly built rotaries; 600 mi. to about 3000 mi. From my experience the longer the break-in the better the engine will run. Technically, after about 600 miles the rebuild is “broken-in” but experience has taught me that it’s at around the three thousand mile mark where the engine really comes alive. The project car is not intended for me to drive daily. It will be up for sale shortly. My advice to anyone purchasing  a used RX8 is to first find out engine history; how many miles are on the engine. Of course one has to assess the body also.

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