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  1. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hi all, I tried searching for things like "valve+cover" and "spark+plug" under Skyactiv (14-18, 19+, and subthreads) but all I got was questions about socket (spark plug) size and whether or not the valve cover gasket needs to be replaced or not... After a cursory search, I think it'd be...
  2. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I am on a quest...To transform a great car into my dream car. to supercharge the Skyactiv 2.5L. I want the peak power of the 2.5T with the broad power band of the 2.5L. Goal: To be on par with e46 M3 or Civic Type R. (and way faster than the Skyactiv 2.5T: less torque, more horsepower). I...
  3. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Dear Members, I'm the owner of a Mazda 3 2015 (BM) which is known as Deluxe in Singapore. The steering wheel is located on the right hand side. A few weeks after owning same, i heard a knocking sound coming from front right side of the car. At first, I thought it was the suspension but I was...
  4. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi so I bought mazda skyactiv 2016 and it was all in japanese. Someone told me I needed to do an update of the firmware so I could change the language, I did and the firmware crashed. When I went to switch on the car the screen stayed all black. is there a way that I could fix it? Or do I need...
  5. 2019+ Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    My Skyactiv engine may be slightly different than whichever one you have, it being the 1.5 L version they put in the new Mazda2. But assuming all new Mazda engines share 99.7% of their DNA, I look to 2.0 and 2.5 L owners for a sign of things to come. Even though my car is marketed as a Toyota...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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? :|
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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
  14. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    What are the best spark plugs for a 2012 skyactiv?
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
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