Carefully-maintained, both the Mazda RX7 and RX8 can be very reliable. Jean-Pierre Derdeyn of rotary-specialist shop Derwin Performance told Hagerty that rotary engines can last for 150,000 miles or more without issue if maintained correctly.
How long does a Mazda rotary engine last?
Generally speaking, the Mazda Rx8 engine can last about 60,000 miles. It is important to keep in mind to maintain your engine and make sure that you take your car into a mechanic when you have issues.
Are RX7 hard to maintain?
an rx-7 isn’t hard to maintain if you’re not some regular dumbass.
How often do you need to rebuild a rotary engine?
Rebuilding a Wankel at 80,000-100,000 miles is typical, and earlier than most piston engine need such exhaustive work.
Why was the RX-7 discontinued?
Unfortunately, the RX-7 was discontinued in most of Europe by 1996 due to emissions regulations, although Mazda continued to produce cars for some markets, eventually boosting power output on later Japan-only models to as high as 280PS. The year 2002 marked the end of one of the most exceptional sports cars in history.
Why is the RX7 bad?
Oil consumption tends to be on the high side. And the apex seals on the rotors are a known failure point. This is particularly true on highly modified engines, as any detonation resulting from improper tuning will immediately destroy apex seals.
Is an RX7 expensive to maintain?
Maintenance Costs & Reliability
If you have read our Mazda RX7 buyer’s guide, then you will know that these are expensive cars to maintain and repair,. You are going to have to budget a substantial sum of money each year to keep one of these beautiful beasts on the road and in good, working condition.