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  1. Modding my car without breaking warranty

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hello everyone. Ive been wanting to mod my 2016 mazda 3 without breaking the warranty. As of now, i just have a muffler delete. What other mods to increase hp/tq do you guys recomend? Btw ive got the 2.5 liter engine. Thanks!
  2. Breaking in into your own car :D

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Soooo, funy story. I locked my key in trunk of the car (car dors were also locked) Only solution (or so i think) was spare key which my sister brought me after driving 100km. Is there any other way to get into the car if your key is inside. I tought car can't be locked if key is inside. If...
  3. Breaking Wind

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    This is a silly point to make, but I had an observation the other day. I discovered if someone, um, breaks wind in the car, it's hard to get the offending odor out! Even with sunroof & windows open. My husband thought it was funny. Me, not so much.
  4. Notable engine breaking on the automatic?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I just got my 2014 S Touring 2.5 Mazda 3 hatchback automatic. I noticed a slight discomfort when I am cruising to a stop. I can feel the engine braking at about 23mph and another one at 14mph. This is starting to annoy me and I was wondering if this is normal or there is something wrong with my...
  5. Breaking the engine in

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    This will be my first brand new car. I have always owned older cars with at least 150kkk miles on them prior to my purchasing so I have no idea (aside from my hours and hours and hours AND I MEAN HOURS) of reading articles online about how to break in a new engine. I have read anything from...
  6. Speed mode: "breaking the bonds of efficency"

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    What does the speed mode button (w/AT trim) actually change... I mean besides causing "sport" to alight on the dash:cheesy:? Perhaps someone can provide a description that references engine/transmission/traction control strategy and relates that to specific features of the driving...
  7. Gliding vs. engine breaking going downhill.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    So apparently is saves gas if you let your car glide. Makes sense. But does this mean that when you use cruise control your car uses more gas than if you had place it in neutral or press the clutch? Seems so. If I am not mistaken the cruise control uses engine breaking to keep the speed...
  8. Breaking in new car?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I've always driven very old cars, and I'm now faced with a new situation: my car has only 400 miles on it. I've read keep it below 3500 rpm and avoid taking a long trip at a continuous speed continuous gear for the first xxxx miles. I am also VERY new to driving manual, but wanted to learn...
  9. CorkSport SRI during breaking period?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi, My 3 has only 650 miles on it. I just ordered the CorkSport SRI, do u suggest to install it now or wait to pass the breaking period? btw, normaly how long is the breaking period on Mazda 3s? Thanks
  10. Rear endlinks breaking?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Has anyone ever had a problem with their rear endlinks breaking? I checked earlier today and the whole stud just sheared off the one on my passenger side. Does anyone have any idea why this would happen? I'm on 1.25" RM springs and a Racing Beat RSB. Pic related.
  11. BREAKING News!! H&R springs for 2010 MS3 now available!!!

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Hi everyone, Exciting news for 2010 MS3 owners... Today Tire Rack has received the first shipments of H&R springs for the 2010 mazdaspeed3 which I have had on order since november! GRAB EM WHILE YOU CAN! They arrived this morning and are only $206! (Youre welcome) ;)~ Enjoy!
  12. Breaking in the Engine

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    I was wondering what is the best way to break in the engine on the Speed3 ?? I'm keeping the RPMs below 4000, the dealer also told me not to keep a constant speed and RPMs for a while. Any other tips to make sure the engine breaks in smoothly and lasts, also other that waiting for about 30...
  13. A thorough article on breaking in your new car

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I have posted an online article pulling together all of my mechanical and engineering background and knowledge into a "How To" on breaking in your new car. It's posted on my server so that I could write it in html. If I say so myself, it's worth reading: Best Practices for Breaking in a New Car...
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