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  1. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hello, New Mazda owner, been looking at purchasing one for so many years and finally pulled the trigger. Picked up a 2015 Mazda 3 with 38k on it. After driving for a few days I've noticed it feels like the downshifts are quite hard, and sometimes 1-2 is a little rough/slippery. So I figured I...
  2. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I just changed my oil and added a bit too much. I took one of the oil pumps and slipped the tube down into the dip stick hole way too far and lost the tube when I tried to pull it back out. I am hoping that if I drop the oil pan I can get it out. It felt like something mechanical was stopping...
  3. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey All, Last few days my girlfriend and I both noticed an odor coming through the heat in our '14 3s with 26K. Finally I open the hood up (should have done it days ago) and low and behold, oil has spilled out from the dipstick tube all over the plastic cover over the engine. Cleaned up the oil...
  4. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hello, Is there a trick in reading the oil dipstick on the 2.5 liter engine? I just changed the oil and in the life of me I'm not sure what the dip stick is showing. There must be a proven technique. Thanks in advance.
  5. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello World! We've a 2012 Mazda3 SkyActiv G 6-Speed Manual that we bought new. I'm an old boy who trashed on Mazdas for two decades. We were driving to the KIA store to buy a new Kia. Pulled into the Mazda store by accident. We tried leaving, the salesman challenged me for $10.00. He didn't...
  6. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I was happy to see that Mazda included a dipstick on the automatic...it's just not terribly convenient to get to. It's a little grey thing held in with a 10mm bolt. Using several extensions, one can get to it from the top, by going in between the upper radiator hose and the airbox. I...
  7. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    EDIT: Okay, I'll change it today. Haha, thanks for the speedy replies!!! I'm on a 2012 MZ3 Skyactiv at 7.5K miles. I'm planning on doing my first oil change, but the dip stick reading says I don't need to. Any ideas what to do? Clarify: Car has never had an oil change.
  8. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    So I know this is minor but checking the oil on my 2010 2.5 S, cannot tell the level of the oil on the dipstick.. I can tell there's oil there, that its not black yet, but have no idea if its low, it just shows up as a mess on the ford-sourced dipstick... anyone else notice this?? Is there a...
  9. Buy / Sell / Trade
    hey you guys .I was looking to buy a oil dipstick for a 2010+ speed 3.i broke mine....
  10. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I noticed the dipstick on my 3s 2.5 says FoMoCo. I though the 2.5 was a Mazda built/ designed engine and the J in the VIN code (J meaning my car was made in Japan) meant it had mostly Mazda parts. I also believe Ford now owns less of Mazda.
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