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  1. Can’t talk to PCM

    Engine / Drivetrain
    Long story short , I purchased this car not running. The owner blew out the clutch then over rev the engine spinning a rod bearing. I have replaced the clutch and the engine. ( I do this for a living ). Every wire is plugged up, all fuses seem ok and I have tested all relevant relays but I’m...
  2. Lets talk tires

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I know the stock rubber on the car is meant for Touring not performance driving :) Question - if you did change your tires what did you replace them with? how much of an improvement in handling did you notice?
  3. let`s talk E85

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Having just gotten my base tune file from OVT, I was talking with a friend who`s got a modified Benz who runs E85. I emailed Mat just to see if we could move forward with an E85 tune map should I choose to, and I`ve learned it`s available in far more spots locally than I first thought. So a...
  4. let`s talk exterior care (wash/wax/etc)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    It goes without saying that we`re all proud of our cars and want them to look great, no? I am quickly falling more and more in love with this meteor grey every day (I originally wanted soul red, but the dealer didn`t have the one I wanted and I secretly preferred the MGM once I saw it). I washed...
  5. Reply to sms with talk to text

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I just bought a 2016 Mazda 3. I'm use to the Sonata and the voice text reply. I don't want to use a preset. Is there anything I can install that will let me reply to text via talk to text??? I tried installing android auto but just couldn't get it to work (I have a samsung galaxy S5). Thank...
  6. 2016 - Manual Trans - Lets talk heel-toe

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So when doing some recreational type driving, i enjoy using the heel-toe technique, purely because it's fun. I am fully aware day to day road traffic does not require heel-toe at all, again it's just an enjoyable practice from an enthusiast perspective. In this car, brake and gas are pretty far...
  7. Talk me out of this.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Well, I'm not even done with my 3i's honeymoon and I already begin to have annoyances. I have posted my first thread here about the periodic ticking noises coming from the engine...well they are getting louder. I took the car in to the dealer, the service advisors confirmed that the noise is...
  8. Talk button problem

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi! I've had my 3i Grand Touring for almost three weeks and love it. Except for one annoying problem: I can't get the talk button to work right. If I hold it down or if I just press it quickly once, it does not matter, it rarely works. By "rarely" I mean it will prompt me perhaps once every...
  9. Exterior Lighting Talk - Where to get a Bright White 5000k Reverse light??

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Sooo I've been slowly trying to replace my exterior yellowy halogen bulbs with some whiter colored lights...... ...so far I have the OEM Bi-Xenons at 4300k I Believe (keeping them for better light output) I'll assume the Stock LEDs are closer to 5000k (not sure but they are whiter than the...
  10. Turbo Talk.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    So is there any companies or people working on turboing the 2.5's? Or is it pretty much out the window? How about supercharging, any chance on that?
  11. Mazda Talk with Speed3 and Miata

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Thoughts? Sounds like people are starting to get sandy vaginas over this car. Basically people are wanting to buy cars that drive for you not you driving the car, perfect example is the ST. How can you complain about a car that you actually have to drive, sounds like a bunch of whiners.... I...
  12. Exhaust talk.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Looking for people who have made "custom" exhaust for the car. other than dumps. I want muffler(s), i want dual pipes, but i NEED my exhaust to sit about .75-1" higher...