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  1. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    [VIN starts with 3MZ / 2015 GS-SKY ] This "tick" noise occurs during my m3 first forward movement(at 10km/h) after starting. It does not sound like "bang", "buzz" noise from the front. Comes from rear?? I don't know exactly. I am wondering if other owner have that kind of noise or is it...
  2. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey everyone! I recently noticed that my 2014 3i started making (or have I started noticing?) A ticking noise...I may record it later, but on idle it sounds about 300 bpm when the engine rpms are about 600 rpm (sorry, I'm both a musician and I was diagnosed with OCD haha). Kinda sounds like a...
  3. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I just changed my oil at just shy of 3,000miles. I used Castrol Edge 0W-20 fully synthetic with the Mazda OEM Filter (P/N PE01-14-302A). Now when the engine is at idle there is a slight tick coming out of the upper engine. The tick is only there at RPMs below 2,000, and is not a loud knocking...
  4. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Anyone notice their valves ticking? it doesn't really sound like the cams are hitting the valves hard, or like the valves are loose. are these motors just loud?