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Mazda 3 / Re: Remap?
« Last post by bobmax on Today at 01:10:58 AM »
Yes BBR do a remap that for about 450 quid gives the 120 or 160,  170bhp without any other mods

There is a thread about it somewhere but can't find it.

Anyone actually used BBR for the 2.0 ltre  SL Nav?
Apologies if I've missed it on a previous thread. :o

Thanks.
Yes I guess it's obvious  :-[

I see I could purchase the standard Chip and fit it myself. ::)
Would this be straightforward do you think?
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Maintenance / New windscreen. Wipers looking...odd.
« Last post by red_imps_2003 on Yesterday at 11:55:53 PM »
Windscreen was replaced yesterday after nasty crack set in. Passenger side wiper has always pointed at a slightly funny angle, to me, but now looks like this: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7c2LWtxcTqKemF6SVNRcm5GN1U - that's not right, surely?

Judging by images of other 3s of the same vintage on the Internet, even the driver's side looks a little prominent?

The following was taken a few weeks back and they don't look as 'bad': https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7c2LWtxcTqKOUJwdTRETWM0a3c

I guess my questions are:

(a) What's up with that?
(b) Is it possible to reset them as a DIY job or is it likely to need specialist tools?
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Exterior Trim / Re: Engine Under Cover / Splash Gaurd rear fittings
« Last post by moozmooz on Yesterday at 11:48:31 PM »
When I first did an oil change on my 2005 3, the perceived wisdom was that the under tray had to be removed. Halfway through removing said tray, having snapped off a couple of the bolts, I discovered, to the accompaniment of much cursing, that there was absolutely no need to remove the tray as the drain cleared the back of the tray, and there was a convenient hole for dropping the filter through.
Since then, I have avoided perceived wisdom like the plague and gone back to first principles - have a good look and a feel about.

I can't remember the exact details of the fittings, and in any case, mine may not have been original, as the tray, along with much of the front and radiators, was replaced after an encounter with a gigantic badger.

Replacement bolts? No way. Cable ties. I've had no rattles or vibration, and I know that if I ever need it off, a couple of snips and it's done.

The link below takes you to something that rings a bell - rubber insert and plug arrangement - but it's a few years back so I can't be certain.

https://www.amazon.com/Rubber-Screws-Deluxe-Push-Chasis-Black/dp/B003JBOBOI

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Exterior Trim / Engine Under Cover / Splash Gaurd rear fittings
« Last post by SRRAE on Yesterday at 07:00:50 PM »
Hi,

About a year ago I took the engine under cover off to do an oil change.  I didn't put it back on because many of the metal clips broke. I've only just got round to replacing the but I cant remember how the back of the cover is held in place.  There are 2 large holes in each corner about 1cm in diameter, way to big for any bolt.

What goes in there?  Should they be large push pins?
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New Members / Takuya or Sport
« Last post by Stevewally on Yesterday at 12:37:45 PM »
Thanks for the replies

V5C (registration document) has it down as a Takuya, mind you before the electronic registration process (AFRL) I have seen some strange variations on model types, basically the dealer could almost write anything they liked.
eg Have a look at https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/?page=2&q=mazda+323, more models than Mazda ever made, I will be corrected if wrong

Mazda dealerships heve it down as a Takuya

It hasn't keyless entry, heated windscreen or a Bose sound system

So I purchased a Takuya and have got a Takuya

All tamper proof VIN stickers are present and correct

Quoted £125 for the service (Mazda Main Dealership)

They will also carry out 2 recalls, Tailgate (struts) and a drivers seat height adjuster modification

Many Thanks for the replies and advice


Steve
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Mazda 3 / Re: Remap?
« Last post by StevenRB45 on Yesterday at 09:07:23 AM »
Not that's posted here but they are mechanically the same so I don't imagine it would be any different regardless of spec.
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Mazda 3 / Re: Remap?
« Last post by bobmax on Yesterday at 01:28:37 AM »
Yes BBR do a remap that for about 450 quid gives the 120 or 160,  170bhp without any other mods

There is a thread about it somewhere but can't find it.

Anyone actually used BBR for the 2.0 ltre  SL Nav?
Apologies if I've missed it on a previous thread. :o
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New Members / Re: New Member
« Last post by StevenRB45 on September 18, 2017, 07:58:39 PM »
Had a thought, you might want to have a look around the panels and look for the tamper proof vin stickers. These are on the bonnet, wings, front doors, rear quarter panels (above the rear lights), bumpers and finally the tail gate.

Check to see they match/are present, obviously missing sticker/wrong vin suggests a replacement panel. Will give you an idea how extensive repairs are. Also it may be the tailgate has been replaced with a salvage panel from a sport in the same colour.

Sport and Takuya look identical externally, but if it's a takuya it won't have a heated screen, bose branded door speakers or keyless entry.

Also 7 is a good age to buy in..year 6 service is huge year 7 is just an oil change so should be cheap provided it's on schedule.
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New Members / Re: New Member
« Last post by moozmooz on September 18, 2017, 04:53:04 PM »
I could be wrong, but isn't the Sport front grille different from the rest of the model range? You could register with MyMazda at https://www.mazda.co.uk/mymazda/#/login/  , but if the reg doc says Takuya, that's what it'll be.
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New Members / Re: New Member
« Last post by StevenRB45 on September 18, 2017, 11:47:37 AM »
Is it a Takuya or Takara? Due to Mazdas naming policy these things get a bit confusing.  The sport is the top model so may well have taken the opportunity to do a sneaky upgrade.

It should say either Takuya or Takara on the boot lid so it's been altered.

Edit: Actually it will be a Takuya, Takara was a gen 1 edition.
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