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General Discussion / Re: Has this site gone into isolation
« Last post by StevenRB45 on April 01, 2020, 06:41:03 PM »
Just wait for the "What battery should I buy as mine went flat during lockdown?" Super thread..

Facebook group is pretty quiet as well other than an initial surge in pictures of shiny cars as everyone had time to wash them.
Aye. I'm not using my car much at the moment and it is already noticeable that when I do it is taking just that little bit longer for the engine to catch when I start up. My car is 10.5yrs old now and it is not clear from the service record whether the battery has ever been changed. I suspect not.

OEM battery is white with a black top with fill ports on it, looks like something you'd see in old Land cruiser or something.

I'm lucky battery wise, 1st I have on board telematics (working for a breakdown company has to have some advantages!) which has it's own sim card so if my battery gets low my phone gets a text. Second it told me a few years ago during the winter my battery was starting to struggle so it's got a nearly new Yuasa silver with a 5 year guarantee in board.
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General Discussion / Re: Has this site gone into isolation
« Last post by red_imps_2003 on April 01, 2020, 02:25:18 PM »
Just wait for the "What battery should I buy as mine went flat during lockdown?" Super thread..

Facebook group is pretty quiet as well other than an initial surge in pictures of shiny cars as everyone had time to wash them.
Aye. I'm not using my car much at the moment and it is already noticeable that when I do it is taking just that little bit longer for the engine to catch when I start up. My car is 10.5yrs old now and it is not clear from the service record whether the battery has ever been changed. I suspect not.
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General Discussion / Re: Has this site gone into isolation
« Last post by AussieAstina on March 31, 2020, 11:08:02 PM »
My car (see http://www.mazda3forums.co.uk/index.php?topic=15425.0) is in the UK but stuck at the importer's until the DVSA begins inspections again and the car can be given a registration and MOT. Until then it's just as locked down as I am but at least the car isn't costing me anything in tax and insurance while it is standing idle.
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General Discussion / Re: Has this site gone into isolation
« Last post by StevenRB45 on March 31, 2020, 07:09:32 PM »
Just wait for the "What battery should I buy as mine went flat during lockdown?" Super thread..

Facebook group is pretty quiet as well other than an initial surge in pictures of shiny cars as everyone had time to wash them.
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General Discussion / Re: Has this site gone into isolation
« Last post by Willpower on March 31, 2020, 10:34:08 AM »
All well I hope ? I thought it may be busier with a lot of people isolated.

Like you I was prepared for an upsurge in posts. But as Steven suggests, through people not using their cars as much, there appears to be less problems. 
Never mind, we are always here. :)
 
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General Discussion / Re: Has this site gone into isolation
« Last post by speedy mazda on March 30, 2020, 09:23:16 PM »
All well I hope ? I thought it may be busier with a lot of people isolated.
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General Discussion / Re: Has this site gone into isolation
« Last post by StevenRB45 on March 30, 2020, 09:18:28 PM »
Still about. :)

Not many people driving though so nobody breaking cars.
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General Discussion / Has this site gone into isolation
« Last post by speedy mazda on March 30, 2020, 09:03:05 PM »
Just thought I would ask if everyone is in good health that frequents the forum as I’ve seen no posts of late.
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Vehicle Entertainment / Navigation Systems / Wired Bluetooth Facilitiy
« Last post by stevena1986 on March 28, 2020, 09:40:44 AM »
Hi all I am new on here so thanks for allowing me to join.

I own a 2005 1.6 TS2 Mazda3 Diesel.  I cam across this video on youtube the other day to wire in a Bluetooth receive which will allow you to listen to music through your car stereo.  It also allows you to make calls etc and looks really easy in install.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQZWZvf0Kk8

My question is do you guys know of any other makes of this sort of equipment?  This is around £120 once you convert the sale back to GBP and is dispatched from Canada.  Is there a UK branded version of this that is cheaper or even better than this?

Thanks again,
Adam
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Diesel /DPF issues / Re: DPF Flashing - Yup, looks like timing chain issue
« Last post by Jazman23 on March 23, 2020, 10:11:34 AM »
A Mechanic friend of mine said that it's partly to do these engines being designed in such a way that Diesel mixes into the oil which causes the oil levels to rise and also thin out
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