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  1. Who wants to help with my build? 2012 Mazda 3

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi! I have owned my 2012 Mazda 3 Sedan for almost a year now, and am excited to build my slow baby. I’ve started with some mostly beginner mods, but spend most of my time on this forum trying to plan for the future. Mods -Corksport SRI -Corksport Shifter bushings -shiftboot/ebrake boot -cobb...
  2. Considering a used Mazda3 - Reliability Questions

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hey Folks I'm in the market for a used Mazda3 (2010-2013) in the 50k-80k mileage range- Just wondering on thoughts about reliability for the Skyactiv engine vs. the 2.5L. I haven't been able to suss out many common issues with either from forums or otherwise. Any feedback on these more...
  3. Help with electrical issue for 2012 Mazda 3 Skyactiv

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, first time posting here. I'm having a bit of a complicated electrical problem with my vehicle (2012 Mazda 3 iTouring hatch, 2.0L Skyactiv, auto transmission); I'll try to explain as briefly as possible. The car is currently at the Mazda dealer, and they are having difficulty diagnosing...
  4. 2013 Mazda 3 I sport Skyactiv previously in wreck, driver rear suspension needs work

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, new to the group here. My wife's 2013 Mazda 3 I Sport Skyactiv was in a bit of a wreck a couple years ago. She was turning left across traffic and a truck in the middle lane didn't see her (likewise, she didn't see him). He hit her going about 35-40 in a dodge ram. The impact was behind...
  5. Engine Oil Filter for Skyactiv

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Send my 2015 2L skyactiv to workshop, had the oil filter change with Mazda B6Y1-14-302A (made in Japan), after came back only realize originally should use PE01-14-302B for skyactiv model my concern is, will there be any side effect or potentially harmful to engine? :|
  6. '16 SkyActiv - Loud Backfire, No Lights or Codes

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Tonight on my way home from the store, I was driving down my road in my '16 2.0 SkyActiv Mazda 3 with 61,000 miles and was almost back to my house, going about 10 mph, when suddenly there was a very loud, gunshot-like bang/pop, followed by a screeching sound that sounded like a dog. Only, I...
  7. Mazda 3 2014+ Turbo kit (FOUND) only for the 2.0L Skyactiv

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So I’ve found a Mazda 3 2014+ skyactiv 2.0L turbo kit from a Thailand store (MooEngineShop) I cannot post links due to this being my first post but if you quickly search it you should be able to find it. I know a lot of people have been searching for a turbo kit and this is a possibility, I...
  8. Tuning Options for 2013 Mazda 3i 2.0 Skyactiv

    Engine / Drivetrain
    I am looking for a good tune for my car if anyone has any recommendations that i can look into or what tunes you have done and how do you like them? Would like to get a bit more on the performance end for my car so let me know what options are all out there for this lil brute of a car. Thanks
  9. Replacement spark plugs for a 2012 skyactiv?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    What are the best spark plugs for a 2012 skyactiv?
  10. skyactiv 6mt failure

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
    So last weekend i was merging onto the highway when the transmission failed to shift despite the movement of the shifter. i had the car towed. Began trouble shooting and found the car appears frozen in 3rd gear. Transmission shifts or appears to shift while running or off with the clutch...
  11. 2013 Mazda 3 2.0 SkyActiv With full Corksport Exhaust issues

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys. Pretty well in desperate need of help at this point. I installed the entire corksport exhaust system on my car, car as said in title, and pretty much nothing but issues since day 1. I had a CEL P013A, that has been cleared and hasn't come up again. Now my new issue with the car is shes...
  12. Cold Air Intake on 2012 Skyactiv Engine?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Does anyone have experience using an aftermarket cold air intake for the 2012 Mazda 3 Skyactiv engine. I've searched on K&N but all the options end saying "w/o Skyactiv engine." Is it not recommend I'm at the 111k mile mark I'm well out of warranty. My concern is will I need anything up. I'm...
  13. Mazda is already working on next SkyActiv engine

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    https://www.caradvice.com.au/734689/mazda-internal-combustion-efficiency/ "he company says its next generation of SkyActiv engines will be able to extract at least an additional 30 per cent thermal efficiency over the just-launched SkyActiv X engine. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Geneva motor...
  14. Mod options for 2013 Mazda3i Grand Touring (Skyactiv)

    Engine / Drivetrain
    HELLO So, I have done lots of research for my car on ways to get extra Horse and options are clearly limited for my car. I have got the short ram intake which sounds amazing and gave me (Maybe) a little more pep to my step. I have looked in too some aftermarket exhaust for my car and just cant...
  15. Mazda 3 skyactiv 2.2 Diesel engine problems ?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I’m thinking of buying a Mazda 3 2.2 diesel skyactiv, what are they like ? Any engine problems ?
  16. Driver side vents blow hot all the time 2013 skyactiv

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hi- 1st post ! So driver side vents blow hot all the time regardless of fresh or recirculate...with A/C on still blows hot on drivers side, cold on passenger side. My guess is actuator or linkage. I see a piece of plastic linkage just hanging like it needs a place to connect, but am unable to...
  17. FS: 2014+ Skyactiv JBR Solid Shifter Base Bushings

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    $25 shipped and paypalled. These are $30 plus tax on the JBR page. The JBR Solid Shifter Bushings create more responsive shifts in your MAZDA. Having solid spacers removes the sloppy feeling from the shifter, greatly improves shifting accuracy and allows the driver a more connected driving...
  18. 2012 skyactiv 2.0L, rough idle/misfire

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi all, new here trying to diagnose a problem. 2012 Mazda3 Skyactiv 2.0L vin 7, bought brand new December 2012. Started running a little rough around 75k miles and dropping mileage. Changed plugs to NGK Iridiums around 80k miles. Mechanic told me that one plug was so shot, it was barely even...
  19. 2012 Skyactiv, how do I get to the canister vent valve?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Need to replace the canister vent valve, the one by the fuel tank. I can't see it from underneath, wondering what the procedure is to find and remove it. This is the part: https://d354nuoz4t18d4.cloudfront.net/images/996a7fa078cc36c46d02f9af3bef918b/110ae1149c98dbaac927725744ead0f8.jpg?cb=1545145619
  20. SKYACTIV- 2.2 Diesel Recall (AJ024B)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
    I have just received a recall letter from the Dutch Mazda Importer. Apparently, there is a problem with the control unit for the injectors which can cause a short circuit in the injector circuit, which can cause the engine to stop. This can be fixed via a software update. At the same time, they...