What causes Mazda RX8 hot start problem?

What causes Mazda RX8 hot start problem?

There are 2 main reasons why your car may develop ‘hot-starting’ issues: Your engine may be suffering from low compression. Your engine may have a slow starter motor.

What causes a car not to start when it is hot?

The most common reason why a hot engine will not start is because the problem is related to fuel. When your new car engine is too hot, fuel cannot circulate well, due to the way vapor obstructs its workings and therefore the engine just will not start, as it should.

How do I know if my RX8 engine is bad?

A rotary engine with a worn apex seal tends to run underpowered due to poor compression….So, here are some of the most common compression related symptoms that may indicate a cracked or damaged apex seal.

  1. Hard cold starts.
  2. Idling or cutting off problems.
  3. Frequent misfiring.
  4. Noticeable reduction in power.

How long should an RX8 take to start?

It will take about 15-20 minutes to sit before it will start up and run again.

What to do if your Mazda RX-8 starts Hot?

The only way to accurately determine the exact cause of hot-starting problems, is to have your engine hot compression tested by a rotary specialist (such as ourselves) or a Mazda dealer.

Why does my RX8 not start after a hot soak?

RX8 No Start & Hard to Start when Hot soak. This RX8 came into our shop for diagnosing no start when it is hot. When you drive for a while and turn off the engine, then if you try to restart after a short period, it refuses to restart (cranks ok). After at least fifteen minutes to half an a hour wait the car will start.

When does the mate RX8 start to heat up?

Mate has an RX8 that starts on the button when cold. When hot (e.g. after filling up) it takes over 30 secs of constant turning over before it fires up. This is after its properly warmed up (he is aware of short trips flooding).

What does hot starting mean on an engine?

“Hot-starting” refers to the ability of an engine to fire up and start whilst still at operating temperature (after a breif period of being off).