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Mazda 3 / Re: NEW MAZDA 3 UNVEILED
« Last post by StevenRB45 on February 22, 2019, 08:17:35 AM »
Reading the TG review (which incidentally lists the boot size as 365 litres in line with Autogehfuhl so perhaps the skyactiv x 4wd robs 60 litres) the ordinary engine starts at 20.5k and the auto adds 1300 quid. You'd hope it won't cost as much as a Golf R!

Also reading the same review, it appears the standard engine manages to be both slow and a bit characterless. Which is a shame given the rest of the car reviews very well.

Unfortunately the overall gist of the review is..nice car shame about the engine and interior space.
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Diesel /DPF issues / Re: DPF Fluid (PAT Fluid)
« Last post by audioslaven on February 21, 2019, 11:26:52 PM »
Thank you, audioslaven. It does also look as though there may be a magnet device on the fuel filler flap as described in various other postings on this topic elsewhere. I believe this triggers the release of a dose of the fluid each time you open it to fill up.

I don't know whether to wait for the dash light to indicate it is actually empty or whether to top it up as a pre-emptive measure.

It measure the fuel before and after as well AFAIK but I did hear about the opening of the fuel flap. Do you see the DPF fluid tank underneath? You can purchase the fluid from Mazda but I got the eloys fluid off Peugeot as they were cheaper. you will get three fills out of it.

Topping it up is straightforward and you prime the injection through the computer and set the ecu that it has been topped up. Personally I would top it up but you can hold out. You can do all this DIY and download forscan with an OBD2 bluetooth adapter.
Your mechanic would be well able to do this so you could speak to him as well.
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Diesel /DPF issues / Re: Mass airflow sensor removal 1.6D Update!!
« Last post by DanMX3 on February 21, 2019, 09:07:26 PM »
Hi, I used Mass airflow sensor/EGR cleaner it can be got at any auto store just make sure it is suitable for Mass Airflow Sensors. Be careful with it as it is very corrosive to eyes and skin (use eye and hand PPE) and shoots out of aerosol quite fast. Just sprayed it onto sensor and left it air dry. Did it from a distance of approx. 6 inches so I could not damage the sensitive sensor. My sensor had obvious oil staining on it from PCV mist I'd imagine so mine needed a cleaning. Didn't notice a huge difference in the diesel but when I clean the sensor on the Mazda 3 1.4 Petrol it always shows improvement. I too had no obvious reasons to clean it just during service I noticed it was wet with oil.
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Mazda 3 / Re: NEW MAZDA 3 UNVEILED
« Last post by zoomzoomer on February 21, 2019, 08:00:36 PM »
The new Mazda 3 is out very soon and I've just got an email from mazda ,and spotted the new pricing,
The All-New Mazda3 122ps GT Sport Tech Auto, OTR from £26,795.😮
How much is the skyactive x with AWD going to be? It's probably going to be close to £29000 -£30000.
Very expensive imo.
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Buy/Sell Section / Wanted Mazda3 Sport Nav petrol auto
« Last post by joey on February 21, 2019, 09:41:25 AM »
Hi All, looking to buy a well looked after Mazda 3 Sport Nav petrol auto. I'm based in London. Reply or send me a pm with some details if you're looking to sell
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Members Gallery / Re: Martha the Takuya
« Last post by red_imps_2003 on February 20, 2019, 11:43:36 AM »
It's nice that it is staying in the family...
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Diesel /DPF issues / Re: Mass airflow sensor removal 1.6D Update!!
« Last post by red_imps_2003 on February 20, 2019, 11:42:01 AM »
Has it made any perceptible difference to performance, or are you just referring to the visual inspection of the device? Can I ask what you used to clean it as well please? I only ask because mine may well need a clean, given my mileage, but I don't think there are any indications while I am driving that it is necessary.
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Diesel /DPF issues / Re: DPF Fluid (PAT Fluid)
« Last post by red_imps_2003 on February 20, 2019, 11:39:55 AM »
Thank you, audioslaven. It does also look as though there may be a magnet device on the fuel filler flap as described in various other postings on this topic elsewhere. I believe this triggers the release of a dose of the fluid each time you open it to fill up.

I don't know whether to wait for the dash light to indicate it is actually empty or whether to top it up as a pre-emptive measure.
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Members Gallery / Re: Martha the Takuya
« Last post by Engineer Andy on February 19, 2019, 05:05:59 PM »
Looks like your car may need to see a dentist, pronto - that smile on its face looks decidedly dodgy!

 ;D
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Diesel /DPF issues / Re: DPF Fluid (PAT Fluid)
« Last post by DanMX3 on February 18, 2019, 11:47:14 AM »
Thanks for reply at least I know now it will alert me as to when the re-fill will be required. I am amazed that my manual does not make any reference to this system being on the car.
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