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Mazda 3 / MOVED: Small leak on top of injector 2009 1.6 diesel
« Last post by Willpower on September 20, 2019, 10:31:29 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: Remap kings?
« Last post by bobmax on September 13, 2019, 06:11:38 PM »
Yes thank's I am aware of that. ;)
Just looking at the options a the moment.
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General Discussion / Re: Remap kings?
« Last post by dunhill1984 on September 13, 2019, 01:43:45 PM »
Dont forget to tell your insurance company before you do(if you dont all claims will be invalidated) i bet they wont quote you a price, they will cancel your policy if you go ahead with the re map(increased risk etc)
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General Discussion / Re: Remap kings?
« Last post by bobmax on September 13, 2019, 01:06:14 PM »
I'll rephrase the question then  ;)

What does anyone think of This company.
They are doing a deal (£100) off this September
I've been interested in remapping, as I find the car a bit laggy in top gear.
And my 2014 Mazda  shows an increase of 50BHP to 170.

I guess I'll have to call them to seek further advice, but it's always interesting to get opinions :D
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General Discussion / Remap kings?
« Last post by bobmax on September 12, 2019, 12:26:39 PM »
Has anyone here used Remap Kings on their motors?
https://www.remapkings.com/
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I've just got/sold my Mazda 3 / Re: Part X’d my MPS
« Last post by shian on September 12, 2019, 02:26:21 AM »
Thanks for the advice 🙂
Yeah taxing the focus cost me a whole £20 😂 and the comparable fuel economy I’m getting is now 55mpg compared to 31mpg.
Things I miss about the MPS so far.. obviously the power but it’s not like I’m hankering over it, and the position of the handbrake 😂 after having done so many miles and years in the MPS, I’m having trouble getting used to the handbrake being next to me rather than being on the “other” side
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I've just got/sold my Mazda 3 / Re: New mazda 3 on order
« Last post by Engineer Andy on September 10, 2019, 10:32:54 PM »
picked up car today from lemington spa drove hpme to chipping campden.......wow  smooth drive,good punch for this engine i am impressed. blue looks balck in certain light angles ,blue in others very menacing look to front of car with its black grill surround(thought it would be chrome but i quite like it with this colour) comes with E-CALL IN ROOF for those emergency situations(independant from your phone)emergency services call you if you have an accident or can press a button and you can call them.l like the speedo witch you can change to your preference(computer screen type) and a wounderful lux finish interior plus adjustable(full length)centre arm rest containing a large storage area. but roof lining is black ,black dash,black seats black carpet ....makes it a dark space thats the only thing i dont like...buts its my wifes car and she loves it and likes the hud too but i dont think she will use radar cruise control says it s too complicated but then again she never used the basic cruise in the fiesta either.Like i said on a previus post if it was for me i would def get the GT TECH SKYACTIV X AUTO 4X4 IN RED WITH BURGANDY SEATS AND TWO TONE DASH £32.5K....HMMMM(12K DIFF FROM BASE MODEL) HMMMM

£32k in top spec?  Ouch!  And its not in the same ballpark performance wise as the MPS, even if the latest car can come in 4WD form - it's not as though anyone will be going offroad in it - cheaper to buy a set of decent all-season tyres.  Way too much money for what it is.
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I've just got/sold my Mazda 3 / Re: New mazda 3 on order
« Last post by Engineer Andy on September 10, 2019, 10:29:49 PM »
This is why the VAG 1.4 TSI in 122PS and especially 150PS form is far more useable than the Mazda3 gen-3 (and likely gen-4, given that engine now is slower to 60) 2.0 SA-G - you have to rag the latter to get a decent amount of performance, more so than my low-geared gen-1 1.6 petrol, which wants to rocket off in 1st gear (more than I would like) and not great in slow moving traffic.  I also found the newer engine much smoother than mine (even when it was new), probably more relaxing to drive, except when needing to overtake.

I think they deisgned the newere ones, especially the latest SA-G variant to be a 'Mr Average' car, not a driver's car any more, which is odd, given how they've been cultivating the handling side of things and promoting 'Zoom-Zoom'.  More like meh-meh for the UK market.  Shame we don't get the full range of engines that our North American and Aussie cousins do.  What a shame, especially as the gen-4 car looks so good in both hatch and fastback formats.

This could've been a big hit if they had got the engine line up right - a missed opportunity to me.  They'd better be careful, given how quickly the likes of Hyundai/KIA are coming up behind them with each new generation of their cars, and a resurgence in Toyota with a far better new Corolla this time to replace the staid Auris.  I'll still consider it, especially because it's got a torque converter auto box rather than a CVT (I don't like how most are in the usability stakes and the noise, though the Corolla 2.0's one is better than before) or dual clutch box (far better reliability on the Hyundai/KIAs than VAG/Ford, but not great in slow speed traffic).

I would've preferred the 2.5 SA-G (better torque, supposedly quite nice to drive on reviews from overseas) or especially the 2.5T.  I always liked (but couldn't afford back then) the 3 in MPS form, rather like the original Civic Type R (not the overblown newer models) from the early 2000s.
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I've just got/sold my Mazda 3 / Re: New mazda 3 on order
« Last post by dunhill1984 on September 10, 2019, 10:19:41 PM »
picked up car today from lemington spa drove hpme to chipping campden.......wow  smooth drive,good punch for this engine i am impressed. blue looks balck in certain light angles ,blue in others very menacing look to front of car with its black grill surround(thought it would be chrome but i quite like it with this colour) comes with E-CALL IN ROOF for those emergency situations(independant from your phone)emergency services call you if you have an accident or can press a button and you can call them.l like the speedo witch you can change to your preference(computer screen type) and a wounderful lux finish interior plus adjustable(full length)centre arm rest containing a large storage area. but roof lining is black ,black dash,black seats black carpet ....makes it a dark space thats the only thing i dont like...buts its my wifes car and she loves it and likes the hud too but i dont think she will use radar cruise control says it s too complicated but then again she never used the basic cruise in the fiesta either.Like i said on a previus post if it was for me i would def get the GT TECH SKYACTIV X AUTO 4X4 IN RED WITH BURGANDY SEATS AND TWO TONE DASH £32.5K....HMMMM(12K DIFF FROM BASE MODEL) HMMMM
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Piston slap, low oil pressure at low revs. Most low oil pressure warnings don't come on till it's about 5psi which is a tad low. I think your mechanic suspects low oil pressure. Be careful about using heavier grade oils as you could interfere with the valve gear. I have just remembered a similar noise at low revs that turned out to be a bad bearing in the service belt tensioner, although that was on a Ford Car.
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