Part 12: 13B Rotary Engine Rebuild - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
Just as I promised last episode, it is finally time to build the engine!
Part 12 of my RX-5 Cosmo restoration covers the entire process of building
the 6 port 13B Mazda rotary engine. While this engine is a hybrid of GSL-SE
RX-7 and Cosmo parts, the process is the same for any rotary from a 12A to
a 13B NA, 13B turbo, 13B-REW or any
other variant of the 13B. This video shows the whole process of the engine
build, starting from measuring the rotors and covering everything else
including clearancing the side seals, assembling the rotors, complete
assembly the short block, setting the eccentric shaft end play and
installing the front cover and everything underneath it. It's probably the
most complete engine build video outside of what you can buy from the
vendors, and as such, is an hour long. After this one, I'm going back to
videos under 20 minutes. But for now, grab a beverage of your choice, sit
back, and enjoy.
Cold Start 2004 Mazda RX-8 with Short Tour, and Test Drive
A friend of mine let me make a cold start video of his 2004 Mazda RX-8. I
give a few stats in the video, but to go in a little more depth. It's a
1.3L Renesis dual rotor engine "rotary" very tiny engine putting out 238 horsepower and 159 lb
ft torque. I also give a short tour, show the engine and details, and we
take it for a drive. I get some cool shots inside, and some drive bys.
Also an Exhaust/revving clip at the
end. I know I had a lot of requests to do one of these cars. An full, in
depth review/tour will come later on. Enjoy!
Test Drive 2007 Mazda RX-8 w/ Exhaust, and Full Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour and test drive of a 2007 Mazda
RX-8. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration with a full
test drive over various road scenarios you might encounter during daily
driving. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
Mazda RX-8 (2+2s Pt.1) - Everyday Driver
In this first of 3 parts on 2+2 sports cars, the guys take the aging and
often forgotten RX-8 out for blast on mountain roads. How will it fare
against the fresh-faced Hyundai Genesis Coupe, and the luxurious Infiniti
G37S? See more reviews at EverydayDriver.com
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Rotary Engine Start Up, Quick Tour & Rev With Exhaust View - 84K (7500RPM Rev)
2004 Mazda RX-8
The RX-8 has a 1.3L Wankel Rotary Engine which makes an impressive 197 HP
while paired to a lame 4 speed auto.
When it comes to an RX-8 of this year, best opting for one with a 6MT which
also the engine is tuned to deliver an additional 41 HP (238 HP total)
Its impressive that an engine of this displacement can deliver so much
power. But these rotary engines are by no means fuel efficient. MPG's are
comparable & sometimes worse to that of a V8. Interior is a weebit cramped,
few mechanics out there specialize in repairing these engines if it ever
needs servicing, & overall reliability of the RX-8 hasnt been great. I
would much rather go for the much simpler MX-5 IMO.
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2004 RX8 6 Speed Quick Test Drive
Just a quick drive in my 2004 RX8 6 speed with K & N intake and Greddy Exhaust. The car was warmed up prior to
driving. I never drive the car cold. As you can see the car starts, idles,
accelerates, shifts, brakes, turns, and handles exactly as it should. The
car drives perfect. The whine you hear is the sweet natural sound of the
RX8's rotary engine. The Exhaust gets
much louder and mean sounding but I couldn't open her up on a main road
because I was recording while driving...
I do not recommend driving while recording a video...especially with a
manual. For professionals only.
Mazda RX-8 Road Test Review by MotorTrend
The 2010 Mazda RX-8 is available at CardinaleWay Mazda in Mesa, Arixona.
This clip is an RX-8 Road Test Review by MotorTrend Magazine. Visit and
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MAZDA RX7 Rotary Engine, How It Works
MAZDA RX7 Rotary Engine, How It Works
The MAZDA RX7 rotary or Wankel engine is a marvel of engineering. It has
won more races than any other vehicle in its class. Rotary engines develop
a great deal of power for their weight (power to weight ratio). They're
also able to develop high RPM bursts like no other internal combustion
engine. Learn the details of it operation, how the rotor transfers power to
the output shaft, what it the stationary gear set, what is the rotor to
output shaft ration and relationship. Get all the specifics on the rotary
engine's operation here in this video.
Presented using advanced software CG animation technology to help you
understand. Part of our Automotive Technology Rotary Wankel engines and
MAZDA RX7-RX8 series shown here on this channel. Enjoy...
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It was early... the tarmac was damp / green... the traction control was
off... all these and more were the excuese provided for this little bit of
over driving... just goes to prove even the professionals make mistakes!!!
Mind you, they do say that if it doesn't go wrong occasionally... you're
not trying hard enough!
This was one of a series of events arranged by Mazda UK for potential Mazda
buyers....General public applied through dealers and were selected to
The event was staged to be an advanced driving school for aspiring secret
agents.... hence the theatrical piles of ammo cases, camoflage netting, and
Lucky people got to be scared in a selection of different vehicles... These
are RX-8s are Mazda Prodrive PZ8... a version available in the UK
Mazda RX8 advanced driving UK
4 members of the UK RX8 owners club go to North Weald Airfield for an
advanced driver training day.
Cars included a Greddy turboed fully
modded 8, a Prodrive PZ 8 and a Mazdaspeed kitted one. All had a variety of
The day was awesome fun!