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Old 04-15-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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My name is Mike, in the late 70's early 80's I worked for a Mazda dealer in S. Attleboro, MA. In this time period Mazda was having problems with oil seals in their rotary engines both 12a and 13b.
While at the dealership I rebuilt a lot of motors 3,4 per week.
In 1982 I went to work for Mazda Motors of America East in their new parts distribution center in Mansfield, Ma.
In 1993 after 10 years wth Mazda, they sent 4 of us to Japan to visit the factory and Mazda headquarters.
I still have some hats the workers wear on the line, the hats are different colors depending on the job that they do.
The reason I looked up this site is because I found a couple of stripe kits for the REPU, and a few tools for rebuilding the rotary, I also have some older books that I'm going to dig out.
I've had 5 REPU's its funny back when the motors were junk a lot of customers would just give you the truck or car because they didn't want to deal with them anymore.
I don't know everything about Mazda rotaries but if I can help anyone, I'll do my best but remember it's been a few years.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:53 PM   #2
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Welcome. Your experience with Mazda sounds pretty awesome.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:02 AM   #3
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I had one of those REPUs back then. My father drove it and then I drove it for years without a single problem. We certainly didn't think they were junk. I believe if people are unfamiliar with something they would rather assume the problem is the equipment than their own fault. Thinking and learning are such HARD work after all. Thank you for being part of the team that helped to bring such an exceptional set of vehicles to the US.
1979 SA22C (parts of one anyway)

1975 MG Midget (building)

1988 N/A SE model FC, dead stock and less than 85k on the clock. This one actually runs, so I don't fuck with it.
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