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  1. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi All Within one tank of fuel my mileage went from 29-30 to around 20/21mpg. I have tried everything I can think of to correct the problem without any effect. What I have done so far : 1) Replaced spark plugs - The old ones looked OK, no unusual build up. 2) New Filter 3) New MAP sensor...
  2. Engine / Drivetrain
    After trying to get some information about swapping a good 2.3 from an 05 into my 06. I have slowly come to the realization that indeed the ford 2.5 swap is the way to go... Thanks alot Gary_L and Datsun1600! :argh 1: Damn you! With your logical conclusions and such... So that being said...
  3. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey guys I'm new here and I need a bit of help or advice regarding my 2004 Mazda 3 hatchback. When I'm driving and coming to a stop, I press in the clutch and put my foot on the brake. When I do this, the revs drop to about 400 rpm and then start to flutter between 400-800rpm and it feels like...
  4. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Im not a new manual driver, i work as a valet driver so i know that this doesn't happen to me in all other clutches that ive driven on. The problem is I cannot get the revs to stay up in between shifts causing the passengers to jerk forward when I upshift. I noticed ive correlation between...
  5. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So my car was due for a new air filter, and I thought I'd give a kn a try. Long story short, my commute to work is about 30km of 100kmh highway driving and about 3 or 4 kind of stop and go. And I found im lucky to get 6.5 or closer to 7l/100km on a warmer day, where as I swear i could get closer...
  6. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I'm thinking of servicing my 2014 but I absolutely hate having to drop the pan to just change the filter. It seems to have a paper "oil strainer" aka rock catcher and I'm not sure whether to bother changing. Also RTV silicone having to cure for 24 hours and to replace all 16 bolts which Mazda...
  7. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Its been 3 long years searching for a simple and proper drop in replacement for the Bose 60mm dash speakers. I've looked into multiple manufacturers like hybrid audio technologies, audible physics, and the usual brands that offer the smallest coaxials in the market. One reason or another I...
  8. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi guys, I am new to the forum. Got my Mazda 3, 2014 (i grand touring, red), couple of months ago. Been saving up some money and going to spend it on my car now. I have all other mods figured out, but i need your guys help with shocks, struts, springs, colliovers, etc. So, I am getting new...
  9. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Howdy all, Before I go and jack it up and start spinning the wheels around to be 100% sure, here's what's going on: I have a noise coming from the front that almost sounds like a UFO, it is NOT a grinding noise. It's more of a whoowhoowhoo or brushing noise that increases in speed with my...
  10. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Had a couple of PMs for pics so:
  11. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I'm comparing specs on the different reusable panel filters that we have as options. I can not seem to find the dimensions of the JBR or AFE (Pro Dry S) filters. Length and width of course are not as important, it is the height that I'd really like to know. If anyone has one of these, any...
  12. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey Guys and Gals, So let me start off by saying I am going to do my best to keep this a short post as to not bore you with the details. Lord knows I could write an essay on Mazda's and everything they mean to me and my team and an even longer book on the community and the friends that I...
  13. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello everyone. A few weeks ago I was halfway done with a 2000 mile road trip, when I got my oil changed and tires rotated at a dealer in St. Louis, MO (it was a dealer I purchased the car at). After, I noticed an immediate average drop of 10mpg, which is just sickening. By the time I...
  14. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    What other springs are available, that give the same or close to the drop that the CorkSport springs give?
  15. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    hi guys, Just picked up the AEM dryflow air filter. I installed it last night but was not sure. Is the white side of the filter suppose to face up? I tried installing it the the redside up but the box would not fit over it. thanks! Vuruptor!!
  16. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So i've noticed that the suspension on the 3 seems to be quite adequate up until 80mph when the suspension starts to get a bit of float in it. Still controllable, but it's also starting to lose it's grip Might be a side effect of the aero kit. But because of the aero kit especially the front...
  17. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I have a 2010 Mazda 3i. I replaced the spark plugs with NGK Iridum 4344's at around 88k miles (a little late, I know). These plugs come standard with a .043" gap but the manual suggested a range of .049" - .053" so I gapped them to .051". After installing the spark plugs, my gas mileage...
  18. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I would like to know if somebody is going that way.. ??? any picture of mazda 3 2014+ with concave wheels?? :) thanks
  19. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I was worried about my alignment because after I lowered my 2005 3, I never got an alignment and stupidly replaced my tires every 10k miles. I've had my Corksport springs installed for about 3k miles and they feel settled, lower, and a little bit rougher. I went to a place called Express Tire...
  20. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I got my wheels about 2 months ago and ever since i've been contemplating getting a drop. I know nothing about dropping a car. I read up and saw CS and Eibach have lowering springs. The question is I have some 19' wheels ((225/35/19) et 45) would the CS be too low with my 19's or should I just...
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