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  1. Interesting observation: huge difference between city and hwy mileage

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    2015 Mz3 iGT Hatch Auto. I have enough data now that I can say decisively that this car's fuel economy is interesting. Coming off a 2003 Pontiac Vibe, a 1997 Civic before that, and a 2000 Corolla before that, this car has the largest difference between city and highway mileage. The Vibe would...
  2. What is the Difference in Model Number for EBC brake pads

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Appreciate any info or source here. I’ve been looking at the green stuff 2000 pads and i notice they all have different model numbers. DP21043 DP21661 etc Anyone know of the differences? could not find answer on EBC webpage or google.
  3. Any difference between fobs?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    We've both a 2016 3 and a 2013 MX-5, both GTs. Lost my fob to the 3 and got a new one from Amazon. Far as I can tell, the fobs to both cars are identical. It's just that you cannot use the key in the end of the fob on the keyless 3 ignition button. There's a key in the fob. It's for the...
  4. Timing difference in 2.3L engine

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    So I bought an 05 3i 2.3L for $800 with a shot engine (rods kicked through the block in 3 places). Then I bought a slightly damages 2.3 from a junkyard to make a good one out of two. Then came my problem as I am reassembling the junkyard engine (after a complete teardown) I come to my timing...
  5. Using different length and OD resonators? Does it make a difference?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Can combining resonators of different lengths and outer diameter affect the exhaust system negatively? To my understanding, people generally use two of the same resonators if space permits. I have a spare Magnaflow muffler (14" length, smaller OD, I don't remember) that I'd like to pair with my...
  6. Difference in locking sound?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi everyone! I have a Mazda3 2011, sometimes when locking the car with the key fob, the car makes a strange short squeeking sound. It's hard to describe the sound, it almost sounds like you'd turned on the motors for the washer fluid for half a second, although it's likely not that ;) The...
  7. Nav SD Card - Is the Difference in Versions Significant?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I'm looking to get another SD card for North American Nav. I'm aware that there are several versions around, viz: BHP1 66 EZ1A 2566624 Rev01 BHP1 66 EZ1B 2566624 Rev02 BHP1 66 EZ1C 2566624 Rev03 BHP1 66 EZ1D 2566624 Rev04 BHP1 66 EZ1E 2566624 Rev05 BHP1 66 EZ1F VPGMYF-15L100-1B The "A"...
  8. Difference Between 2.0L and 2.5L Rotors?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi guys, I'm looking for options to upgrade my rotors or just replacing the current ones with OEM parts. Upon my research I found that the 2.0L and 2.5L rotors have different part numbers (Japan Built): 2.0L Part# B45A-33-251A 2.5L Part# B45G-33-251A Therefore, I beg to ask, what's the...
  9. 2014 M3 Soul red color difference

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello everyone! Some parts of my car were recently painted in Mazda collision center, they have painted the front and rear bumpers, also the hood. But when looking at it, I can see a slight difference. I know the color has a code in Mazda agency, so there is no way it can be wrong (they say)...
  10. Difference between OEM and aftermarket aero kits

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi all, I'm planning on getting the aerokit for my mazda 3, i really love the OEM, but i think 399 a piece is really expensive. So i was wondering, how the aftermarket kits, like baysonr's or any other from ebay, looks vs the OEM. I really like the glossy, jet black color, but i think that the...
  11. Whats the difference between these two DRL fuses?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    So I wanted to disconnect my halogen DRL. There two options (a 15amp small piece - top left, and a box/square fuse - bottom right) Whats the difference between pulling one fuse over the other? I saw in another thread they disconnected the top left fuse to disable DRL. However i pulled the...
  12. Difference Between Door Sills Part #'s

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi Guys, I'm planning to buy the OEM Door Sill Trim Plates but they come in 2 different part #'s. Can anyone tell me what is the difference between part # (0000-8T-L31) and (0000-8T-L31A)? I searched thoroughly but I was not able to find any clear information on what the main difference might...
  13. K&N CAI for 2.0 SKY is there any difference in brands?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I'm looking into getting a CAI for my 2.0 SKY. I've been looking at K&N as it's only sale for $250 here in Ontario. Is there really a difference between the varying brands that make them? I know people go for Corksport a lot but I assume they'll be the same as KN in terms of make a quality...
  14. FLAC audio difference on Standard audio? No Bose

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    FLAC audio difference on Standard audio? No Bose/ Anyone hear a difference? I was thinking of trying out FLAC : ]
  15. Difference between versions ?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi, When I got my car a few weeks ago, It had the version: 42.00.500 on it (without any 'EU' and/or 'N' letters Today (just an hour ago), I've updated my CMU to version: 56.00.511 and now it says: '56.00.511 EU N' (see attached photos) is there a problem with that? aka, if I go to Mazda service...
  16. Difference between these two cat-backs

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Exhaust System - 4 Door for 2014-16 Mazda3 Skyactiv 2.0/2.5 - Racing Beat and CorkSport 2014+ Mazda 3 Cat Back Exhaust for Sedans and Hatchbacks Other then there being $400+ something in difference.
  17. Difference between MS3 and MZ3 2.5 Exhaust??

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Curious what the biggest difference is between the Mazdaspeed 3 and Mazda 3 2.5L Exhausts is. There is definitely a tone difference but does that come from the Resonator or the Muffler? Oddly they look the same side by side?? Any Brainiacs know??
  18. It's crazy the sound difference of bluetooth to aux in these cars

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I just tried the aux for the first time after using the bluetooth for 6 months. Holy shit. My other car an F150 doesn't sound too different and bluetooth is really clear and when compared to the aux it's not crazy worse. My Mazda on the other hand is such a big difference between the two. The...
  19. Any difference in spring for 2.0?L & 2.5L

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    My car is a 2.0L but I ordered eibach springs and they sent me a set with a sticker labeled "2.5L" will I run into problems or is it basically the same spring set?
  20. Whats the difference? (oil)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Ok, I hear mobil 1 is the best, so thats what I am looking at. Walmart has best price by far, so I go to the website and I see this. The 5 qt, is only one of its kind. But 2 different prices for the 1 qt, and I was wondering if there is anything different between the two, or the 5qt. I cant...