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  1. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I posted the following on the Mazda6club forum... but got no response. As the Mazda3 2.5 6MT has the same power, torque, and gearing as my Mazda6 (notwithstanding my 6 being a bit heavier) the question also is worthwhile to put to you folks. TIA for any responses: I have a '17 Sport, 6MT...
  2. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey all, I recently bought a mazda 3. I'm really happy with it, but, I have noticed the gears are very crunchy. Mainly from 1->2 and 2->3. If I have my clutch fully depressed on a cold engine there will be an audible grind/crunch on shift (once in a while). I have done some, testing, shall...
  3. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi, I bought myself a Mazda 3 2.0 Hatchback a few months ago and the shifting still isn't smooth as butter. Before this I did drive AT for about 9-10 years and maybe this car isn't the most ideal one to start driving MT again, but I don't know. It's not like I'm having trouble with it, it's...
  4. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hello friends, I have a 2.0L AT Sedan, This has been bugging me, when I let go the gas at acceleration the AT holds the gear at higher rpm only up shifting after a couple of good seconds. Is this normal function of the Mazda AT ? Many thanks
  5. 2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Hello again, I'm not sure if here is where I should post my car problem. Let me know and I can edit my message and put in the correct section of the forum. Here is the problem I've been having (sorry to be so long winded, I just dont know what to do about this problem anymore...) so here goes ...
  6. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hello everyone, Here's a little intro on my car and I. I have a 2010 Mazda 3 sport GS 2.5L with 6 speed manual transmission. The car is nearly 5 years old and has approximately 75,000km on it. There are no mods on it. I bought the car new in October 2009 and the warranty is about to expire in...
  7. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Anyone else have problems in slow acceleration for the manual I-Sport? Especially in the lower gears from 1st, 2nd and to 3rd gear - basing this on observation of relative speed of other 4-cylinder automatics passing by on the road - from a stop and go situation (ie. stoplight) I've been...
  8. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hey Guys, I have an automatic Mazda3, and the shifts sometimes are very sloppy. If im traffic, at a red-light, or when i wanna step on it to get a head of someone their is a huge jerk when it changes gears, im saying mostly through gears 1 and 2, or 2 and 3. Im not sure if I need to change the...
  9. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I searched the web in regards to the issue, but couldn't find much. Basically, when I shift from 3rd to 4th gear, I hear and sometimes feel what appears to be a thump coming from the front end. The car only has 1,200 miles on it and I can't imagine a transmission mount being bad. Has anyone...
  10. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Has anyone inquired with any companies regarding adjustable cam gears for the 2010+ 2.5's?
  11. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Hey guys So something really weird happened while driving today. My speed 3 was driving fine and then I was at a light and tried to shift into 1st gear and it physically couldnt shift it. Finally I was able to force it into first gear. I had similar trouble with 3rd gear and it would just...
  12. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Okay, so I've been driving standards forever and one thing I've never bothered to research is grinding. Can someone please explain what happens when you "grind the clutch" or "grind gears?" Besides a dentist drill, it's one of the worst noises I've heard and it feels like you've just totally...
  13. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Seriously. Why is the 5th gear manual tranny geared (including final drive ratio effect) so much shorter than the 5th gear in the automatic? Especially 6th gear? I'm discovering this is not just a Mazda phenomenon, but several manufacturers of cosnudmer sedans have short top gears with the...
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