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floodgatez
05-27-2010, 10:09 PM
Hope this helps.

http://www.torontomazda3.ca/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2826&d=1275008867

raghtal
09-30-2010, 03:32 PM
On a GT, the driver's side mesh around the foglight is open, while on the passenger side, its not. I've noticed on a two GS models I walked around that also have the 2.5L engine, their mesh is closed, while on my GT, it is open. Is this in consideration for a CAI in the future?

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5004587593_ff02bb9ce3_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/5004583199_bb938a35fc_b.jpg

hastiej
09-30-2010, 03:42 PM
I would think it is open in general on that side as that is where the airbox is.

Roconne
09-30-2010, 04:04 PM
Oh wow, never noticed that before... Yeah, on my GS it's closed off on both sides. Are you sure all GT's have the one side open like that? Maybe your's is just a defective mesh that someone got passed quality control without being noticed? I find it strange that it would be open on the GT and not the GS when they are both 2.5L engines inside.

hit26k
09-30-2010, 11:49 PM
i have a GT but both areas above the fog lights are closed. hmmmm....

raghtal
10-01-2010, 10:19 AM
Here are some close up shots (sorry, used by BB this morning)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4087/5041082029_f7cf744f1a_z.jpg http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/5041082089_bdf0808fee_z.jpg

I'm checking the other forums (M247, TMF to see if this has come up before)

davehkg
10-03-2010, 03:34 AM
The open mesh is air intake for those come with ATF Cooler intstalled.


ATF Cooler installed
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4063/4406497886_70e3b9dfe3_b.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4406497066_da2e388a29_b.jpg


Without ATF
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4406498152_230e35fa00_b.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4405732783_d0206275c9_b.jpg

raghtal
10-04-2010, 11:40 AM
Thanks. Apparently, midway thorugh 2010, Mazda stopped putting in an ATF cooler.

floodgatez
10-08-2010, 12:02 AM
because my mesh is opened, that's where i placed the filter for my cold air intake :p

13johnny
10-10-2010, 03:18 AM
Hey guys, yea the mesh is removed just for the CAI!, just installed mine and it sits right there taking all the air ! and you can see the filiter! its kick ass!

Roconne
10-10-2010, 05:15 AM
I don't think it's there specifically for the CAI. If that was the case, it would have been there on both the manual and automative versions of the car. The ATF cooler mentioned earlier, makes more sense.
But yes, it does seem extremely useful for a CAI.

froggy
10-10-2010, 09:43 AM
lol especially if you want to hydrolock??:chuckle