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  1. OEM spark plug

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    NGK (94124) ILKAR7L11 Laser Iridium Spark Plug https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P179CW4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_aBbaDbNG5WK4N Is the spark plug above the OEM plug with ngk packaging? Little surprised they’re not motorcraft.
  2. OEM Nav plug and play?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Audio & Electronics
    Since my car was totaled I was planning on getting another gen 2 but none of the ones in my area have the touch screen that I miss from my MZ3 IGT tech package. Would the OEM touch screen be plug and play?
  3. Spark Plug gap

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    How do I know what the gap setting is for my 2014 Mazda 3 I Sport 2.0 4dr sedan? I got these to install at 77,000 miles. NGK 94124 ILKAR7L11 Laser Iridium Spark Plug
  4. Black plastic plug bottom of rear passenger door

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi all, Just got back from dealer and they pointed out a black plastic plug (about 2 inch diameter) was missing in the frame of the car body (I had noticed but didn’t think it was an issue - just assumed it was something to do with manufacture). Apparently it’s a safety feature and a...
  5. Fumoto Oil Drain Plug

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Is any one using this Fumoto valve as their drain plug? (Apologies if this is floating around in some thread already.) Seems like a great idea. I'm going to replace the allen key drain plug with this or a hex bolt.
  6. Spark plug replacement on '14 2.0

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Just realized I'm a bit overdue for new spark plugs on my '14 2.0 engine. Haven't done this myself before, but I'm trying to DIY more on this car, and hear spark plugs are easy. I can't seem to find any guides on how to do this on the Gen3. I have the service manual, which isn't super detailed...
  7. Manual Transmission Drain & Fill Plug Gaskets

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey everyone, I'm in the process of helping my girlfriend save some $$$ by not going to the dealer for service on her 2015 3 2.0L M/T. I've done the transmission fluid flush once before (Redline MTL 75w80), but am ready to do it again since she's still complaining about shift quality after the...
  8. plug gap CEL P0304

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Does increasing the gap kill coils? CEL light, code P0304 (ignition misfire #4 cyl) a month after replacing spark plugs. I pulled the new plugs and verified the local mechanic left the gap at .044 on the correct NGK's, same as at the Mazda dealer. Autozone specs at .044 now, the service guy at...
  9. revised oil drain plug

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Not sure when this came in, but if you have one of the original socket head drain plugs (the kind that take a hex head bit or allen key) do yourself a favour and go order a new one at the dealer. Mazda revised the oil drain plug and its now a proper 17mm hex head bolt style. I knew my plug was...
  10. Flat tire - home plug, but factory nitrogen

    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...
  11. Spark Plug Gaps Mazda 3 2015

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Why are there 2 gap settings? Is it that if you adjust your current plugs, you would go with the Standard measures ? PLease explain Standard: 1.05 - 1.40 mm 0.0414 - 0.0551 in New Spark Plug (reference) 1.05 - 1.15 mm 0.414 - 0.452 in
  12. spark plug replacement at 55K

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    My Mazda isnt running like it used to... I've had a rougher idle and even the occasional mis at low RPM load. Its bad enough to be annoying but not bad enough to actually worry about. First I called the dealer about a carbon cleaning for the intake valves. The service adviser tried to tell me it...
  13. spark plug socket size

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    OK I give. What size of socket do you need to get the plugs out of the 2.0L? I have a 16mm, too big. Jimmied up a 14mm that seemed to fit my replacements. Even measured the replacements, 14mm. Doesn't fit the plugs in the car. Man Mazda really likes using some oddball sizes. Changed the gear...
  14. Oil leaking from drain plug?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    i do my own oil changes. i brought my 2015 mazda3 to the dealership for a recall. they did their usual 360 degree check (or whatever they call it) in addition. the service rep said the mechanic found slight oil leaking and suggested that i replace the drain plug/washer. i can see it not being...
  15. Manual Transmission - spring behind fill plug?

    Engine / Drivetrain
    Sorry this is my first post and I'm asking for help. I just purchased a 2013 hatchback, manual transmission. I'm in the process of draining/filling the transmission gear oil. While inserting and re-positioning the hose I was going to use to fill the transmission, I noticed a spring in the end...
  16. NEWBIE: oil drain plug and filter location - 2017

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Can someone please clue me in on the location for these? The home page sticky for 2014-2017 oil change DIY does not apply to model 2017. I went out today and opened up the two plastic covers underneath the front and neither reveal the oil filter...or maybe Im missing something. I also couldn't...
  17. Gasket on oil plug

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I changed the oil in my 2016 touring MT for the first time yesterday and the gasket on the oil plug appeared to be made into the housing of the plug and could not be removed. I am still seeing threads saying that the gasket should be changed every time but it appears to be impossible. I was...
  18. Android unit Plug and Play

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Just wondering if anyone has tried something to this extent? I seen a few other videos but I rather here for club members experience.
  19. Spark Plug replacements

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I need to replace the spark plugs and was curious what everyone recommended in terms of performance and reliability? I'm told these cars are very specific.
  20. Fouled spark plug

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hello Everyone, this will be my first post since purchasing my 2015 Mazda3 grand touring new about 2 years ago. I was just hit about 60,000 miles, and I decided to just a little early maintenance since I commute long distances as a traveling nurse. Car maintenance history Every 8500 miles...
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