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  1. 2nd gear grind 6sp M/T

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    So my 2013 skyactiv 6spd I feel like is grinding from 1st to 2nd. Not really a long dramatic grind but a quick grunt or maybe I'm just feeling it. I have yet to drive aggressively so I don't think that is the problem but when I shift ultra slow it feels a bit smoother. Anyone have the same...
  2. Why do are cars always grind with a 5K+ shift from 2nd into 5th or 6th?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Has anyone figured this out? I couldn't figure it out at first when I got the grind until recently. I have a fast off ramp that I end up in 2nd and then at speed by the time I merge so I just go 5th / 6th. Any other car I have had there (a 1996 Saturn SC2, a 1998 240SX SE, a 2006 BMW M3 ZCP)...
  3. Short shift plate and second gear grind

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Now that I have performance mods done or ordered on backorder, I want to next address the little things that can make a big difference. I believe I will start with a stage 2 short shift plate kit from Jbarone with hard bushings. I'm curious however before making this purchase, how will it affect...
  4. Start up "grind"

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    I've noticed that, only sometimes, that when I start up my car cold the AC compressor turns on and it almost sounds like a grind, just curious if this is normal or if I should be worried...? Thanks.
  5. 5th Gear Grind on High Speed of 80mph above

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a 2010 Mazda3 Touring with 250miles. I noticed that the 5th gear grinds on high gear. Heres what happens; going 80mph, i take it out of 5th gear and put it in neutral,wait till the RPM goes back to 1k , I then step on the clutch all the way and shift into 5th gear -this is when i get...