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  1. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    2015 mazda3i automatic, 80k miles. so i was away for a month. came back, started car and stupidly drove it immediately instead of letting it idle so fluids would replenish into the right places. luckily i was in my garage and drove down the long, narrow, steep driveway slowly. 1) everytime i...
  2. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    For ease of mind, I don't need to get my flat tire refilled with nitrogen, correct? My 2015 Mazda was bought used with nitrogen tires, and yesterday I had a TPMS warning about 5 minutes from home. Pulled a screw out of the tread and the tire began leaking more. Pulled the tire off and did a...
  3. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    This goes into the category of pet peeve. It really bothers me. I feel like this is bad engineering. And I feel like it's probably an easy fix. The picture below shows the inside of my 2018 M3 trunk. It doesn't lie flat. There is a section to the left and right that are BELOW the center...
  4. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So, I just bought a 2015 Mazda 3 with 29,000 miles on it and the drivers seat is flat wore out; no lumbar support, no shoulder support and the seat bottom is saggy. I sink into it so far the head rest actually pushes my head forward. I use the passenger seat as a reference and it is night and...
  5. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi, I would like to know if any of you guys know a way to get a flat signal out of the OEM head unit. I have noticed that there seems to be a high pass filter of ~-6 db per octave @40 Hz in the factory head unit, which really bothers me since I listen to a lot of hip-hop with a lot of content...
  6. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Is that where a light switch *would* be? (or could be?) The black insert does pop out/in. (this is in a S Touring sedan, if that matters)
  7. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Has anyone tried these jack stands (ESCO 10498 Jack Stands) or something similar with a round rubber pad at the top? Reverse Logic Limited Store - Featuring Race Ramps I have standard jack stands but i don't like using them on the sills as I'm worried they will eventually bend or crush the...
  8. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Flat head as in the head of the bolt is flat. No tool would fit on it. Probably pressure fitted on. Told my dealer about it, gave them the bolt. They don't find any holes where it was. Probably looked for 2 minutes. The bolt is identical to the ones holding metal brackets toguether such as the...
  9. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi Everyone, i want to buy Wheels for my new Mazda 3 BM White. Which one should i buy? http://www.alcar.de/563_DE.htm?webdid=593&webvid=14&webbid=0 Dotz Kendo Mercedes-AMG A-Class Picture 1 of 12, 2015 Black http://www.dotzmag.com/de/images/mf/large/172...
  10. Wheels and Tires
    Bridgestone DriveGuard Run Flat Tires Accommodating, Comfortable and Safe Do you remember your last flat tire? Were you driving when it happened? Who were you with? I asked a coworker, Jenna, if she had ever experienced a flat tire while driving and this is what she recalled: “I was...
  11. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Picked up a large nail today and my 3 is on the space saver spare until I get it fixed. A few observations; I always seem to like the original wheels that come with most cars so I am not an aftermarket wheel fan. I really like the design of the standard wheels on this car. But the original...
  12. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Can the 3's be flat towed behind a motorhome?
  13. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry: 1. Is this tire fixable? If I it cant be fix, I might as well replace all 4 tires since it crap anyway. 2. General GMax AS-03 or Cooper Zeon RS3-A (Cooper about 100 more) Please vote on the poll!! Thank you guys/gals.
  14. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    So I'm gonna need at least two new tires pretty soon, I've only put about 8000 miles on my 3 s Touring since December; but PA has tons of pot holes..... I got a tire rotation with my first oil change, and right now my back right tire has a HUGE bubble on the side, and the back left tire needs...
  15. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    :sad: Still brand new as far as I'm concerned, but I hit a pothole on the way home with a very aggressive edge and lost a skinny Dunlop tire tonight. It was instructive to consult the manual, find the stuff, and change to the dreaded 55 mph spare. I am very angry but certainly not at Mazda. I...
  16. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Wheels and Tires
    I got a flat tire today and the puncture is pretty close to the sidewall. What do you guys think... can it be plugged/patched or is it too close to the sidewall? (In the photo you can see a small silver dot just beneath the white marking I sprayed on there. Thats it) Sent from AutoGuide.com...
  17. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    3S 18" wheels will go flat with smallest pothole, donut on drive wheels question. Be warned, low profile 18" do not play nice with small-medium potholes/irregularities. Hit a manhole with a crumbling concrete surround, it was slightly jarring but not something that I would imagine would...
  18. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    The bottom (base) of rear-right seat is not flat I am driving 2012 mazda3 skyactiv sedan 6sp manual. Today, I realized that the bottom (base) of rear-right seat is not flat. the bottom (base) of rear-left seat is flat. However, that of rear-right seat is not flat. Could you check your car?
  19. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello all. Just picked up my 2013 Mazda 3 I a couple of weeks ago. I had a 2010 Mazda 6 I that I traded in. Have not done any mods yet but do have some planned as soon as I get some extra cash. One thing that I was disappointed in was the wheels. I hate cars with hubcaps so I will be...
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