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Forum: Mazda3
06-12-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By shipo

Unless you're planning on changing the wheels as...

Unless you're planning on changing the wheels as well, then your ONLY option is 15" tires.

Regarding the actual tires, I don't know which brands and models are available in 15" these days; as I...
Forum: Mazda3
06-12-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By shipo

You should determine whether you have 15" or 16"...

You should determine whether you have 15" or 16" wheels on the car, then go to TireRack.com and buy the correct size tires.
Forum: Mazda3
06-09-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By shipo

At least here in North America, the 2.3 liter...

At least here in North America, the 2.3 liter motor is well known for failing due to oil flow issues. The 2.0 has no such a reputation.

The good news relative to the 2.3 is that the Ford 2.5...
Forum: Mazda3
06-04-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 668
Posted By shipo

Follow the recommendations in the Owner's Manual.

Follow the recommendations in the Owner's Manual.
Forum: Mazda3
06-04-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,496
Posted By shipo

There are exactly zero mods you can make to...

There are exactly zero mods you can make to improve fuel economy; Mazda engineers are very-very talented and set your car up as well as it can be set up.
Forum: Mazda3
06-03-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,496
Posted By shipo

While a little extra air pressure in the tires...

While a little extra air pressure in the tires will certainly help fuel economy, in this era of OBD-II controlled fuel injected engines, a clean air filter will do exactly nothing to improve fuel...
Forum: Mazda3
06-03-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,496
Posted By shipo

Hmmm, that sounds a tad low; my 2009 2.0 liter...

Hmmm, that sounds a tad low; my 2009 2.0 liter Mazda3 5-Speed would get upwards of 35, even with the A/C running, at a steady 68. That said, your automatic transmission may be the culprit here.

If...
Forum: Mazda3
05-30-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By shipo

Yup. Get the Duratec, and then search out a set...

Yup. Get the Duratec, and then search out a set of instructions. Numerous forums have how-to threads; here is one:...
Forum: Mazda3
05-30-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By shipo

The 2.5 liter Ford motor will give you 20-30 more...

The 2.5 liter Ford motor will give you 20-30 more HP and pound-feet of torque (I don't remember the actual numbers off hand). If you want a boosted car, fix your car, sell it, and use the proceeds...
Forum: Mazda3
05-30-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By shipo

Easy answer, put a 2.5 liter Ford Duratec engine...

Easy answer, put a 2.5 liter Ford Duratec engine in there; the Ford mill is a virtual clone of the Mazda motor in your car, however, the Duratec has some very key internal upgrades, so not only is...
Forum: Mazda3
05-24-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By shipo

Sorry to disappoint, but I very clearly remember...

Sorry to disappoint, but I very clearly remember reading it in my manual.

Edit: I just pulled up the online version of my manual and it is there big and bold.
Forum: Mazda3
05-23-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,118
Posted By shipo

Easy answer, no, they do nothing for performance...

Easy answer, no, they do nothing for performance or for fuel economy either.
Forum: Mazda3
05-23-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,147
Posted By shipo

You can try and grind out a lower price, but is...

You can try and grind out a lower price, but is it really worth it?
Forum: Mazda3
05-23-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By shipo

Read it again; trust me, it is in there.

Read it again; trust me, it is in there.
Forum: Mazda3
05-22-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By shipo

Sounds like it is time for you to read your...

Sounds like it is time for you to read your Owner's Manual; I sold my Mazda3 six years ago and do not remember how to activate it, but I and 99.999999% sure the instructions are in the manual. If...
Forum: Mazda3
05-22-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By shipo

If your car is anything like my 2009 Mazda3, you...

If your car is anything like my 2009 Mazda3, you simply plug a cable between your phone and the Aux port in the arm rest and select AUX.
Forum: Mazda3
05-22-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,496
Posted By shipo

Unless your upstream O2 sensor is getting lazy,...

Unless your upstream O2 sensor is getting lazy, there really isn't much you can do to improve fuel economy. What kind of fuel economy do you get when you take a highway trip? I ask because...
Forum: Mazda3
05-21-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By shipo

For DOT 3 applications (including your car),...

For DOT 3 applications (including your car), regardless of manufacturer, every three years. For DOT 4 applications, every two years.
Forum: Mazda6
05-20-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By shipo

Just be aware that on the turbo version of the...

Just be aware that on the turbo version of the Mazda6, the "Automatic Blinker Fluid" is different between the front and rear of the car. :p
Forum: Mazda6
05-20-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By shipo

Tell your dealer they're trying to fleece you....

Tell your dealer they're trying to fleece you. Look at your Owner's Manual, I'll bet dollars to donuts it doesn't recommend an air filter change before somewhere in the 30,000 to 40,000 mile range,...
Forum: Mazda6
05-20-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By shipo

How about hour friendly neighborhood Mazda...

How about hour friendly neighborhood Mazda dealer?

Question: Why are you wanting to replace the filter already?
Forum: Mazda3
05-18-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By shipo

As already stated, sounds like tire noise to me.

As already stated, sounds like tire noise to me.
Forum: Mazda3
05-18-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By shipo

The RX-8 and the Mazda3 are not even remotely the...

The RX-8 and the Mazda3 are not even remotely the same cars; no chance, and I do mean exactly zero percent chance, of suspension components from the RX-8 fitting a Mazda3.

As for where to buy a...
Forum: Mazda6
05-13-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By shipo

The security indicator should ALWAYS flash when...

The security indicator should ALWAYS flash when the car is off; check your Owner's Manual, it will confirm what we're trying to tell you.
05-09-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 210
Posted By shipo

Mazda3s have only ever come with an Inline-4...

Mazda3s have only ever come with an Inline-4 engine. The Ford Duratec 2.5 is an almost exact clone of the 2.3 in your car, however, in addition to extra displacement, the 2.5 has quite a number of...
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