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    Re: 2007 Mazda 3 2.3L - terrible mileage

    K&N filter could be the culprit... the 1st gen 3s don't play well with aftermarket intakes.... they could get bad readings due to air turbulence and cause the engine to run bad/rich

    in any case,...
  2. Re: Does Jiffy Lube carry a Mazda atf M-V fluid?

    they won't, unless they bought from the dealer... it's a very rare fluid... they will use whatever aftermarket "compatible" fluid available.... not sure if jiffy lube does a flush or drain and fill,...
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    Re: Third gen year changes??

    You want to know year to year changes, is that it?
  4. Re: Part number for kyb rear shocks for gen 1 speed 3

    that's because what you got and what you're trying to find are for REGULAR 3s... their dampening rates are not meant for a lowered for or stiffer springs that come stock on the MS3... that's why your...
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    Re: Slave cylinder fail fail fail !!!

    real mechanics wouldn't buy a line from the dealer, they would get a straight pipe, bend it to shape, then flare the ends themselves... it will be the exact or similar to original part

    go to a...
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    Re: Leaking component

    you're inserting the image wrong, that's why it won't preview... I can't open it either

    you're going to have to try again, if you want help
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    Re: Slave cylinder fail fail fail !!!

    congrats... it's a much better car than the 2nd gen, in every way.. it's the start of the most reliable mazda3s since then

    the 2.0 is plenty and is great on gas, but the 2.5 still gets much better...
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    Re: Group 24F Kirkland batteries back at Costco!!

    ok genius, since you want to split hairs: Bosch, AC Delco, etc don't supply batteries to Mazda, so they're not OEM or "OE"... Interstate, Kirkland, etc don't make batteries either, they're just...
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    Re: Group 24F Kirkland batteries back at Costco!!

    "improve handling"?
    foam tape doesn't do anything to keep the battery clamp tight against the battery... ever squeezed foam before?

    I want to smoke what you're smoking!
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    Re: Group 24F Kirkland batteries back at Costco!!

    OEM is Original Equipment Manufacturer
    Bosch, Exide, Interstate, etc. are NOT OEM
    Panasonic is an Original Equipment Supplier, which supplies to Mazda, the Original Equipment Manufacturer
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    Re: 2007 speed 3 engine oil in coolant-help

    it might be the oil cooler, or it might be a blown head gasket... overheating engine could be a sign of a blown head gasket

    the oil cooler sits on top of the oil filter, under the starter... it...
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    Re: Slave cylinder fail fail fail !!!

    if I wanted to/forced to get aftermarket (master/slave cylinders), I'd get beck arnley or tokico only... the beck arnley could be reboxed OEM parts, and tokico is an OEM supplier to some automakers,...
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    Re: Slave cylinder fail fail fail !!!

    when you replace the slave cylinder, you'll also want to replace the master cylinder... gunk from the master cylinder will work its way into the slave cylinder and wearing out the seal

    so, when...
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    Re: 2005 Mazda 3 Car Alarm

    it will be obvious that it's not a factory installation... you will see obvious wire splices with a cigarette box sized device

    since you said the door ajar warning light does not come on with the...
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    Re: 2005 Mazda 3 Car Alarm

    the owners manual explains clearly the operation of the alarm system

    I cannot share with you details of the MSP14 / SSP75 recall, due to security and confidentiality reasons... there's a big...
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    Re: 2005 Mazda 3 Car Alarm

    the stock alarm will go off, when any of the doors are opened, even the trunk or hatch... the hood does have a sensor, and the alarm will go off if the hood is opened as well

    if your car...
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    Re: 2021 MAZDA3 TURBO: REFINED PERFORMANCE

    "standard transmission" is now automatic transmission, on many cars
    it's now better and more accurate to say "manual transmission"
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    Re: Group 24F Kirkland batteries back at Costco!!

    using a group 124R is probably a bad idea... it's 11mm shorter than the group 24F, so the battery hold down bracket will likely not hold down the battery tightly... it's also slightly narrower, but...
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    Re: Group 24F Kirkland batteries back at Costco!!

    It's not "OEM", unless it's a genuine part from Mazda
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    Re: Mazda 3 2.0 Radiator Replacement Time

    DO NOT CHANGE THE COOLANT OR DO ANYTHING TO IT
    Factory fill FL22 is good for 10 years or 192000km!!

    When you need to replace it, buy it at the dealer... many countries, it is hard to find generic...
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    Re: Spark plugs for 2.0L Skyactiv DIY or dealer

    you'll need to get a 14mm plug socket... it's not 5/8" like many cars
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    Re: Trouble starting in Park

    there was a recall for this... a special replacement part was released for it... it's not the same as the standard replacement part listed in the parts catalogue
  23. Re: Looking for new Headlights... LED v. Halogen v. HID

    there's no "getting done right" with a "kit" for the H7 headlights... the only way, which is still illegal, but a lot harder to do, especially to get it right, is to replace the projectors completely...
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    Re: Gen1 Door Lock Cylinder Seized

    you can reprogram it yourself... instructions can be found with the help of google ;)

    dealer of course can reprogram, but that's the most expensive place to do it

    are you sure it's the key...
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    Re: 2011 Mazda 3 HighBeam With DRL LED conversion

    the DOT doesn't "approve" anything... manufacturers are responsible for certifying that the produce meets the DOT regulations and marks them as such for sale... if the product is claimed to be DOT...
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