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New Members / Re: problem solving
« Last post by red_imps_2003 on Yesterday at 01:38:09 PM »
I'm sorry to hear that. Is it fixable or is a complete bake?
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New Members / problem solving
« Last post by waspig on Yesterday at 01:28:02 PM »
hello I have chosen the name waspig as the car I bought is / was a pig and i had all kinds of plans for it so it would be my pride and joy
I bought it from a chap who said he had lost the keys and that was all (yes i fell for it )
it was bad really bad after spending on getting the keys, i found out just how bad it was
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Diesel /DPF issues / Re: 2.2D Turbo Wastegate Failue
« Last post by Muse182 on October 15, 2018, 11:34:18 PM »
Thanks for your reply

£30 sounds a lot better than £1700!

If you wouldn’t mind either posting or sending some pics that’d be a great help and what part you needed to change.

I’m not holding out much hope that it’s the exact same problem as you mentioned going through deep water. My engine management light came on and the car went into limp mode travelling along the m4.

The mechanic I use is away for another week so there is still some investigation work to do on the car and turbo when he reruns, but fingers crossed.
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Interior Lighting / Footwell lights
« Last post by Shadow on October 15, 2018, 04:39:41 PM »
Hi all, Now the dark mornings are here I noticed that my blue led footwell lights are on when I go to the car. My car is fitted with the ambient lighting in the roof and door handles, and also in the footwell.
So it looks like the footwell lights are on permantly, even though the ignition and lights are off. Has anyone had the same problem.
I've now disconnected them as I don't want to drain the battery.
Surely they are not meant to be on all the time !! :(
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Diesel /DPF issues / Re: 2.2D Turbo Wastegate Failue
« Last post by cwilliams255 on October 14, 2018, 09:08:08 AM »
Hi, I have 2009 2.2D 185 now with 138k and experienced a similar issue a couple of years ago. The wastegate actuator stopped working properly after some deep water excursions and was traced to a failed electrical component. Mazda main dealer quoted £1700 as apparently you can only buy a whole turbo, managed to get the part for £30 off eBay and problem was solved - hopefully you can do the same! I still have the old actuator I think so let me know if you need any pics or similar

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Members Gallery / Re: Fresh refurb
« Last post by Decker on October 13, 2018, 10:58:35 PM »
Hi Speedy,
The refurb cost £240 including the centre caps, which the guy managed to remove the chrome M badge prior to painting, the photo doesn't do them justice, a real top job. Not sure about the spoiler lip myself, just getting peoples thoughts. Loving this car, and only 35K on the clock with a full history
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Members Gallery / Re: Fresh refurb
« Last post by speedy mazda on October 13, 2018, 07:33:24 PM »
hi there love the darker alloys how much did a refurb cost? not so sure about the spoiler lip though.
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Diesel /DPF issues / 2.2D Turbo Wastegate Failue
« Last post by Muse182 on October 13, 2018, 11:47:23 AM »
Morning,

New to posting but a lurker  >:D

Iv got a 2010 Mazda 3 2.2d Sport Nav 185ps, currently on 85,000 Miles.

Over the last few weeks the engine light has come on with a loss of power. Fault code shows over/underboost to turbo. Garage has confirmed that the wastegate is only opening a matter of mm and this is the cause of the engine light and loss of power

My question is; am I looking at a new/recon turbo or would it be possible to sort the issue by cleaning up/unsiezing the wastegate or is there some sort of actuator that seizes up?

Anyone else had a similar issue?

Many thanks
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Vehicle Entertainment / Navigation Systems / Re: Safety Messages
« Last post by 9swampy on October 12, 2018, 07:20:18 PM »
I presume there are, but not having 59 can't say what's been upgraded.   ???

I'd read of the incompatibilities beforehand and just told them not to do the upgrade this time so I wouldn't be impacted.
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Steering/Suspension/Brakes / Re: Changing drop links -degree of difficulty
« Last post by audioslaven on October 12, 2018, 01:16:25 PM »
its not difficult at all. Worst case you can get the nut off so just cut it off. You put an allen key in on the drop link so it holds it in place while you take the nut off. Run some WD40 on the nuts as well before you start
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