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Ok a bit of a long shot this. As a knee jerk reaction to my mid life crisis I bought a Mazda RX8. It runs great but could probably do with a service. Looking through the forum I see Nick Clulee is mentioned as a potential Mazda/rotary specialist. Has anyone had any experience of this garage? Alternatively, can anyone make any Sheffield based recommendations. Thanks :)

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cannot recommend anyone!

 

but I must say you are very very brave buying a RX8. You will get to know many specialists who repair rotary engines.

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Yes I am fully aware of the horror stories - that is why are want to have it maintained by someone who knows what they are doing

 

cannot recommend anyone!

 

but I must say you are very very brave buying a RX8. You will get to know many specialists who repair rotary engines.

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Go see Steve @ http://www.mx5motors.com/index1.html

 

It's Doncaster but I wouldn't let anyone in Sheffield near my RX7. They do good work for very good prices. Adwick station is 15 mins walk away. I drop mine off very early, catch the train to work then catch the train back to collect.

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http://www.mazdaspecialist.co.uk/

 

I used them some years ago (for a 323 not an RX8 though), and was impressed.

 

I've used them during the past year for my Mazda 6 diesel. Found them to be excellent. Main snag is they're cash only and the place is a bit hard to find.

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I noticed them and they have a good reputation. Doncaster though :/

 

Go see Steve @ http://www.mx5motors.com/index1.html

 

It's Doncaster but I wouldn't let anyone in Sheffield near my RX7. They do good work for very good prices. Adwick station is 15 mins walk away. I drop mine off very early, catch the train to work then catch the train back to collect.

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I noticed them and they have a good reputation. Doncaster though :/

 

Yeah I know but they're open Saturday 9-2 if you don't work weekends.

 

I'd rather take it to a specialist that's further away than someone that isn't and nearer. But it's your car :)

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Yes, I use Nick Clulee (for a Mazda 6 though) and can totally recommend him - a very nice man and always does a fantastic job.

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Second recommendation for Steve at mx5motors. Top guy at the top of his game, at very reasonable prices. I have been using him for the last 5 years (ever since we came back to the UK) for our mx5 (and I'm in Worksop!), and he's an authority on rotaries (earliest RX7 Mk1s to RX8s). He also race-preps MX7s.

 

If he's having a quiet day and you stick around, he'll let you come into the garage bay and do the service right in front of you and explain/point out this-that-the other/chat about the car: doesn't come any more open/honest than that in my experience.

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Nick Cluelee has serviced and maintained our RX8 for the past 5 years. Great service and advice on running these cars.

 

They are friendly, reasonably priced and do a good job. highly recommend

 

Make it beep everyday to keep the repairman away. enjoy it and put a smile on your face everytime you drive it.

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Thanks for your responses folks. I think the mx5motor comments nail it for me. Rotaries are exotic. I wouldn't want my new pride and joy to have the wrong oil put in it so it needs someone who appreciates them. So Doncaster it is. :)

 

Second recommendation for Steve at mx5motors. Top guy at the top of his game, at very reasonable prices. I have been using him for the last 5 years (ever since we came back to the UK) for our mx5 (and I'm in Worksop!), and he's an authority on rotaries (earliest RX7 Mk1s to RX8s). He also race-preps MX7s.

 

If he's having a quiet day and you stick around, he'll let you come into the garage bay and do the service right in front of you and explain/point out this-that-the other/chat about the car: doesn't come any more open/honest than that in my experience.

 

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Oh now I'm torn. Anyone tried both and can give a comparison?

 

Nick Cluelee has serviced and maintained our RX8 for the past 5 years. Great service and advice on running these cars.

 

They are friendly, reasonably priced and do a good job. highly recommend

 

Make it beep everyday to keep the repairman away. enjoy it and put a smile on your face everytime you drive it.

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