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  1. '16 Mazda 3 EGR valve cleaning

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    I can't find a guide or even a picture with the location of the EGR valve. I'm having intermittent long crank problems and saw that some people fixed it by cleaning the EGR. I've changed the spark plug, the battery is new. Ordering a new MAF sensor is this doesn't work because I've already...
  2. Deep scratch repair and general cleaning

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey all looking for some detailing advice. I just bought a new to me ’17 Mazda 3 Touring for 12k OTD. It, unfortunately, has got some blemishes in the paint. Some worse than others. I’ve got a Dr. Colorchip set on its way to help me fix at the very least some of the imperfections. So it looks...
  3. GDI intake valve cleaning

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Since our engines are the Gas Direct Injection type has anyone done a cleaning of the intake valves? I'm in the process of doing it now using CRC GDI iVD Intake Valve and Turbo Cleaner. I'm at the 1-hour heat soak point right now so I though I'd take a break to make this post. If it all works...
  4. Cleaning & Protecting Powder Coated Wheels

    Wheels / Tires
    What do y'all use to clean and protect your powder coated wheels? I just got my wheels powder coated Satin and researching on how to clean and protect them to keep the sheen finish from fading away over time. When it comes to cleaning, its been shown that MILD SOAP & WARM WATER is SAFEST...
  5. Cleaning infotainment system

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    How do you clean infotainment system? Also the hud if it gets real dusty?
  6. A/C Duct Cleaning

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So I'm trying to use the AC Pro Vent and Duct Cleaner and it says to spray the cleaner into the fresh air intake for the AC. Where exactly is that on a 2014 Mazda3? Pics would also be helpful.
  7. Induction cleaning?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I forget what the dealship calls it. But it has to deal with the cleaning of the injectors or something because bad gas causes build up or something? If I use Shell Premium does that mean I need to spend all the money on this cleaning?
  8. Information Display Cleaning

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So I got some dash cleaner behind the plastic cover over the information display. Any tips on getting this cover off so I can clean it? Is it possible. Driving me absolutely crazy. Any help please.
  9. Help! Interior Cleaning

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So I had my window tint guy come and install my tints and he did a good job but he was going a little crazy with his spray bottle and it got into the fabric of the door leaving water stains. How do I get it back to black?
  10. Cleaning the engine compartment

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I was detailing my iTouring last weekend and opened the hood. Everything was dusty so i took a chamois and wiped things down, but was wondering if it's safe to hose things down. Does anyone have experience or recommendations on how best to clean the engine compartment? Thanks!
  11. Injector cleaning

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I've had to have this done twice now at like $150 a job. Is this a job that anyone can do? I feel that the stealership is cheating me on this. I know they jack prices up by like 300%+
  12. cleaning out under the hood

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I have a lot of mud splashed up and was wondering what a good way would be to clean out under the hood so it looks almost as good as new.
  13. Cleaning dirt and dust from engine bay

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello everyone! I was wondering If anyone has a good way of cleaning the engine bay of a 2010 mazda 3 iTouring sedan... Every time i open the hood it looks absolutly awful and its driving me up a wall. With that being said i want to clean it desperatly, does anyone have a specific product they...
  14. Cleaning Water Spots off Paint

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have had my car since February 2014 when they first arrived in Australia. Now over the months as I wash my car every weekend without fail, I always chamois the excess water off and it dries to nothing (which is great). But I have noticed in the sun that I can see water marks that have set on...
  15. New Member, Need Advice On Cleaning/Replacing Seats

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello everyone! I'm a new member, and I am an owner of a 2014 Mazda 3 :smile2: About 2 weeks ago I found a stray dog running around the streets and decided to bring him to the pound. Right when we'd arrived, the dog pooped on the passenger seat. It wasn't solid poop either, and the dog proceed...
  16. Throttle Body Cleaning Schedule

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So I took in my 2014 Mazda3 sGT HB for 20k mile maintenance at a different Mazda dealership than I normally do. (oil change, tire rotation, full circle inspection). They suggested @ 15k mile I should have had the throttle body cleaned and would I like to do it now. I passed and then went to...
  17. Mazda 3 Interior/ Exterior cleaning tips

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    hello, i just got my first car and its a 2015 Mazda3iT Snowflake White Pearl Mica and i was wondering if you guys have any tips for me to take care of my car for the long run. I really don't want to mess up my paint with any swirl marks or anything as well as messing up the interior with the...
  18. Cleaning Engine Bay

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hey guys, did some detailing with some friends today and I wanted to clean my engine bay.. I've done it in the past with my old car, but not with this car yet. I realize that the engine has a lot of electrical, but I'm wondering if anyone has sprayed down and degreased their engine bay yet...
  19. RPM issue after TB cleaning

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi to all. I just recently cleaned my engine’s throttle body (Mazda 3 2010 1.6 liter). TB was removed and cleaned with some special TB cleaning stuff and during this procedure the battery was disconnected. After the TB cleaning, the car starts normal. When I rev it up above 2500 – 3000 rpm...
  20. Cleaning Interior

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Any suggestions for cleaning the interior of a '14 iTouring? In particular the dash and doors. Dealer suggested Armorall (Cleaners | Armor All) + a microfiber.
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