2nd Generation Specific 1986-1992 Discussion

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Old 02-22-2004, 01:13 AM
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After 3 weeks of trying to figure out what the hell was wrong with my FC.. i finally broke down and took it to a local mazda shop, called Maz-Max, the service guy there is a houston rx7 club member and owns a T2 and an FD, both black.. lucky bastard. Anyhow, yeah, i towed that hoe over at 8am saturday morning, he told me they'll get it running asap, so i hope to have it back before next weekend. Im just scared to see the bill for this one! They came highly recommended, and even though i already knew about em.. i didnt wanna have to spit out the dough for it.. but i have to now.. if they get it running.. they'll get all my business from now on lets just hope it dont turn out to be some stupid *** problem, that i'll be kicking myself in the *** for.. haha.. wish my car luck!
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Old 02-22-2004, 01:17 AM
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thats usually what happens LOL
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Old 02-22-2004, 04:41 AM
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I don't understand...

Aren't they supposed to get an okay from you on an estimate before they go ahead with any work on your car?

Did you give them a blank check and tell them "fix this car by any means possible"?





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Old 02-22-2004, 06:54 AM
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Let me understand this, you will go out and spend $1000 on rims and tires for the car on a whim, but are afraid to pay a diangostics fee at a local mazda dealer? Sometimes you just cannot do it yourself...
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Old 02-22-2004, 10:12 AM
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wheels and tires were a little more than 1k but, i didnt wanna have to spend the money, when there was a posibility that i could have fixed it myself, i ran outta ideas of what was wrong, so i took it to them. I dont have a problem spending money.. trust me.. haha. And no, they will call me with an estimate on whats its gonna cost me before hand, but either way, its going to get fixed, i dont expect to pay less than 600 bucks to get it fixed, so im prepared. btw.. mazda dealers suck ***, they dont know **** about rotaries anymore, unless its an rx8. The place i took my car to, is not a dealership.. and they have a second/third gen specific mechanic.
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Old 02-22-2004, 10:14 AM
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mazda dealers barely no about their current cars nevermind an old *** rx7 lol.



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Old 02-22-2004, 10:32 AM
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I guess I just read it wrong, I didn't mean to sound like I was jumping down your throat. But this was all part of the downfall of the rotary engine in the US the first time, not enough trained technicians to work on them for the number sold. As with any new car released there are new parts that just take a little while to get used to. But in the case of rotaries it was a completely new animal. Now that the internet is available there are vast resources available for documentation, and help, finding someone with a rotary passion is a lot harder though. 10 yrs ago the dealers were the only option, now there is a few folks around in some areas that are available. But depending on the tune of the car, depends on how reliable those folks are. For example if I were to take my finished T2 into a dealer mechanic, he would be lost for just about everything above a compression check, I put my own computer in, my own ignition, and I completely changed the perfromance of the motor. A mazda trained mechanic could rebuild the motor, but there is no way I could drop it off for them to do a diagnostics check, nothing is factory anymore. I improved it
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Old 02-22-2004, 10:18 PM
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I ****** hate mazda dealers thay dont evin know **** about ****** part. you call for a part and thay are like......WHAT IS A ROTARY.....IM A **** DIP ****.......
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Old 02-22-2004, 10:27 PM
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well he didnt exactly bring it back to a dealer....



he brought the car to a highly recommended mechanic
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Old 02-23-2004, 03:44 AM
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maz-max is a great place to take your 7 to here in houston. they are the only ones i trust to do any work on my car. i took the 7 to another local shop to drop in a new clutch a few months ago and have had an exhaust leak ever since. apperently the bastards didnt put the exhaust gaskets back in. i sould be fixing that problem pretty soon. any how, the moral of the story is maz-max kicks ****.
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