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  1. Rev drop during shifts causing jerkiness

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Im not a new manual driver, i work as a valet driver so i know that this doesn't happen to me in all other clutches that ive driven on. The problem is I cannot get the revs to stay up in between shifts causing the passengers to jerk forward when I upshift. I noticed ive correlation between...
  2. Shifts in 3rd gear roughly, slight jerk. On first few shifts

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I have a 2015 Mazda 3 S trim sedan with 55k miles on it and I live in Oregon. I let it warm up for a good 5 minutes before I drive it everytime it has the blue symbol for the car being cold. But for the first few shifts into 3rd (around 20 or 25mph I believe ) it shift roughly. It jerks a little...
  3. Smooth shifts: Amsoil MTF vs. Redline 70w80 vs. Motorcraft XT-M5-QS?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    On my Acura I ran GM syncromesh FM. Very smooth shifting. Looking for similar shift feel on the m3. Not going to track the car, just spirited DD. I don't abuse my syncros, double clutch, and live in a temperate climate. What MT oil does everyone recommend on the m3 for smooth shifting...
  4. Folding the Mirrors in and Back out Shifts their Position

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    First off, I'm absolutely loving my new Mazda3 hatch. So I feel a bit bad about pointing out a minor annoyance, but it exists none the less: If you fold in the side mirrors (as I often do...darn city living) then fold them back out, the mirrors aren't in the same position that they were when...
  5. Shifts seem to be 'tightening up' with decreased lag on 5-sp AT

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Something I have been experiencing lately that is pleasing and at least partially helping to counteract post-manual remorse is that I have noticed that manual up-shifts in 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears seem to have tightened up considerably since I got the car 5k miles ago. I initially thought the...
  6. "jerky" shifts -anyone else?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Is it just something wrong with my car or is it very difficult to have smooth shifts with this car? I have broken motor mounts before... This feels very similar..