Racing Beat’s fully assembled Stainless Steel Braided Hose Set replaces the original factory oil cooler hoses on the 2004-2008 RX-8, Manual Trans only. Costing much less than Mazda replacement units (over £600 for the complete Mazda set!), the Racing Beat Oil Hose sets will meet the demands of both street and race.
Simplify your oil line system by replacing the original EIGHT (8) factory lines with the streamlined Racing Beat kit, which contains only the three (3) most critical lines – 1) engine out-to-cooler, 2) cooler-to-cooler, and 3) cooler-to-engine in.
The Mazda factory lines combine both rigid and flexible tubing, and include ten (10) mid-hose connector fittings. Replacing this complex combination of hosing and connectors with a simplified performance-based set eliminates possible areas of leakage during racing and high output applications. As the old saying goes, “Simple is better!” Produced in-house at Racing Beat using Earl’s Auto-Flex stainless steel braid-protected synthetic rubber hose and featuring an inner liner of synthetic rubber, including partial cover of stainless steel braid embedded into the liner during manufacturing. The hose liner is then bonded to a outer protective sheath of stainless steel wire braid. Precision-machined aluminum Auto-Seal and Swivel-Seal hose ends ensure a secure and superior seal. Each line is pressure tested by Racing Beat at the end of the assembly process. Unlike earlier rotary applications, replacement of the oil lines on the RX-8 application requires substantial labor effort and is best undertaken when the engine has been removed from the vehicle. Although more challenging due to limited access, this project can be undertaken with engine in the vehicle, just allow adequate time to complete the process. With the engine in the vehicle this is an involved project that can’t be rushed!
It has become an increasing problem as these cars age that the factory oil lines are corroding and leaking oil, the usual point for these line to start leaking is just in front of the front wheels behind the wheel arch liners. Depending on severity of the leak this could cause anything from an engine failure due to loosing your oil to an accident as of covers your front wheels. The Racing Beat lines eliminate these points of corrosion and will not require replacement again.
Shipped complete with all required oil lines, oil cooler adapters, engine adapters, bracket hardware, protective end caps, and fully detailed installation instructions.
This kit if for 2003-2008 models only and will not fit the later R3 version. a separate kit is available for this model.
Please allow up to 14 days for delivery of these oil lines if they are not in stock in the UK.