RE: [DML] Re: New DeLorean?
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RE: [DML] Re: New DeLorean?

I worked at a Mazda dealer here in Arizona.  we were replacing the new
Renesis motors left and right... I am not sure what they did but in hot
weather areas the motors are not lasting.
I love my 13B in my RX7 but the new ones are crap.  We never had less than
10 RX8's in the shop at an one time and 9 out of 10 came in on the hook.
the way recalls and warrantees work at dealerships is that the dealer buys
the parts from Mazda and then the dealer charges Mazda the cost plus a
margin (dictated my Mazda) and this is how the dealers make money from
recalls and warrantee work.  Because Mazda was replacing them so often and
it was costing them so much they no longer pay for the engines in that way.
what they are doing now is just sending a large number of engines to the
dealers (at least here in Arizona) and not charging the dealers except if
they don't return the cores or the engines they don't need.  Service writers
hate it (I did) cause we were on a commission basis and that took a $4200
job down to about $700-$800.  When you make 5% that hurts.  We did about
15-18  engines a month during the summer when they first came out.  When I
left they were down to about 5-12 a month.  Ok this was not totally DeLorean
related but does respond to the below statement.  If you want more info feel
free to e-mail me off list.

  -----Original Message-----
  From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
  Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 10:13 PM
  To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [DML] Re: New DeLorean?

  Kit car or no kit car.

  Number 1 wish is to have a Mazda Renesis wankel engine transplanted
  into a Delorean, released in a kit form. The Renesis engine (2004) is
  the newest generation of the rotary engine, and a major improvement
  over the previous ones.

  Superior power to weight ratio, compact, reliability. That's why a
  lot of Mazda rotary engines end up in airplanes.


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