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  1. Will orange coolant destroy my 2010 Mazda 3 S?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So I went to my manual and found no reference to coolant specification other than amount. I went to Zerex and it looked like the Asian formula was what I needed. But it is pink the existing coolant is green. Is this a matter of the newer orange being better or is it going to eat the insides out...
  2. Start/Stop Ignition Light Blinking Amber (Orange)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I need some advice or idea. My car is 2016 Mazda 3 AT 2.0L (Japan Manufactured), the car runs fine, the ignition is fine (i.e. green key light and green ignition light). However, whenever I use the headlights, after some time the ignition light will start to blink amber. The reason is indeed due...
  3. orange virus flash tuner

    2014-2018 Diesel Engine
    Hi wonder if someone have experience tuning the skyactiv 2.2 with OV ,, how is the EGT ,what is the peak boost I am mainly thinking about the handheld tuner
  4. Orange Virus Tuning Tablet

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Anyone running the Orange Virus Tuning tablets yet? If so could we get a review? Also is the tablet only good for the one vehicle ever or can you unmarry the tablet from the vehicle once flashed back to stock? And does anyone know why the tablet tune rated gains are less than the mazda tuning...
  5. Orange virus tuning question/inquiry

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    hello there everyone! A newbie question about the OV tuning kit. Have been reading quite a few threads and always come across "OV Tune". Have quite a little understanding on what this can do to my Mazda 3. Does this unlock the "potential" HP of the car? Please fill me out more: 1. what does...
  6. Orange virus cams

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Coming early December, very limited quantities for the 2.0 and 2.5. https://www.ovtuned.com/collections/mazda-tune-kits Fixed the non working link for you:smile2:
  7. Orange Virus Tuned Gen 3 Skyacitv 2.5 Writeup

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Well I've gotten up to the point where I'm ready to take my first datalog and I thought I'd take the time to document the process so far. This is meant for those of you who are considering the tune and wondered what all was involved. I know there's a writeup for a 2.0 engine, but I haven't seen...
  8. Don't purchase Orange Virus Tune Kit Right Now...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Issues with ordering tune kits from PeakPerformance Ive deleted all of my other posts from this thread, so things may not make sense when looking through everyone else's comments. In short, I ordered a tune kit from PeakPerformance after OrangeVirus decided to partner with them for...
  9. Orange Virus Tuning New Site

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    There new site if not posted yet www.peakperformance-tuning.com Was posted on facebook https://www.facebook.com/Orangevirustuningltd/
  10. Orange Virus Tuned E85 discussion and results

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    MAZDA SKYACTIV ETHANOL PERFORMANCE CALIBRATION UPGRADE (2.0L-2.5L ALL CHASSIS) "For a limited time we are offering E85 mix calibrations for skyactiv customers looking to make the maximum performance out of their vehicle. Maximum Performance, Minimal MPG decrease. 2-4 gallon per tank mixes for...
  11. Orange Virus Tuned Gen 3 Skyactiv 2.0 DYNO RESULTS

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Alright Everyone, here is what many of you have been waiting for... Mat from OV Tuning has just completed his Dyno testing on a 2015 Mazda 3 skyactiv 2.0 manual trans with 91 octane and a SRI!!! In this first graph, run 1 was the stock file run: This graph has the final tune run 8 We can...
  12. [Group Buy]: Orange Virus Tuning Mazda 3 3rd Gens

    Group Buys
    Orange Virus Tuning has offered a special Group Buy promotion for members of this forum who would like to have their 3rd generation Mazda 3 2.0 or 2.5 skyactiv tuned to their liking! With this GB, you get to choose the type of tune you are interested in (eg. Fuel economy, Max performance...
  13. VLed - Platinum Orange vs. HV Amber - Brightness??

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I'm looking in to upgrading the 7440 turn signals in the front and rear to some kind of LED. I've already grabbed one off amazon but it was not nearly as bright as my stock turn signal bulb... 35$ maybe not enough.... was checking out VLeds and was curious if anyone else has the 7443 led turn...
  14. Orange DRL Bulb

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey guys, I need help with lighting for my Canadian Nagare light drl bulbs which are H8's. I am looking to get an aggressive orange tone, not a fan of the stock yellow. Like this: I was looking at these. Does anyone now if these will be orange enough? I am open to suggestions. TWO Orange...
  15. Orange push button

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Does anyone know what it means when you start the car and the push button is orange instead of green? Then when I'm driving it flashes orange until the next time I turn off the car. I've noticed it doing this a couple times a month and it still runs fine, but I know the manual days to take it in...
  16. Scraping - Koni orange and RB springs

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    So I've got a set of Koni STR.T (orange) shocks and Racing Beat springs, both are supposed to be about 20% stiffer than stock units, and the springs lower the ride barely 0.5", but I seem to scrap the undertray or front lip fairly frequently whenever there's a dip in the road. It's only when...
  17. 2011 Orange / Black Attack

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey there guys. Hope all is well. Here is some recent work on my 2011 Mazda 3 2.5S. Thoughts?:clown:
  18. 2011 Orange / Black Attack

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey there. This is my first forum posting. My name is AC and Im from South Florida. Nice to meet all of you. :ninja 1:
  19. Anyone recommend a good shop in Orange County, CA?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    There has to be someone on here either in the OC or familiar with it. Are there any good shops around here that are competent and where I can go to get my car worked on, like installing springs, sway bar, etc? I don't want to trust just anyone with my baby. thanks!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey everyone, new to the forums, good to be here. My main reason for making a thread is to inform people about the ORANGE VIRUS TUNE that is now available for our cars. And not only mazda 3s. Anyways my experience with this tune has been amazing. The results are beyond expectation. The...