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by anchorman
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Main Mazda CX3 chat
Topic: premium v regular unleaded
Replies: 41
Views: 8373

Re: premium v regular unleaded

If you read about how the Skyactive-G engine works, it runs at a higher compression ratio than a regular petrol engine (closer to that of a diesel). In a normal petrol engine to achieve such high compression ratios, one would need to use a higher octane rated fuel (the expensive stuff), but Mazda h...
by anchorman
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Main Mazda CX3 chat
Topic: Wobbly number plate mount
Replies: 13
Views: 4029

Re: Wobbly number plate mount

Ignore part 1 of the attached pdf. The new number plate holder which is in a kit of parts that the dealer gets has the rivets stowed in clips on the back and part 1 is just telling you to remove the rivets. There should only be 2 rivets under the plastic caps. Just drill them out and the holder will...
by anchorman
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Main Mazda CX3 chat
Topic: Locked out
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Locked out

If you were parked where there were any strong magnetic or electrical fields, the remote won’t work. It’s easier to do than you might think. Phone masts, substations and even those cheap wireless garage alarms can do it. If you park in exactly the same spot and it does it again, take a good look aro...
by anchorman
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Electric wing mirror got folded the wrong way
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: Electric wing mirror got folded the wrong way

The mirror comes in about 4 parts. Cover, light, glass and main body. I think you might end up with the latter. I can’t remember the price and I can’t check before Sunday but maybe £100 plus VAT. That isn’t bad considering some are several hundred quid. The motors were a weak point so they might sta...
by anchorman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Side mirror motor gear is broken
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: Side mirror motor gear is broken

You buy the basic mirror but it’s the most expensive bit. If you need the coloured cover you can add that to the bill plus painting and be dead careful with the glass, it breaks easily.
by anchorman
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: TPMS system
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: TPMS system

They’ve definitely gone electronic on later CX5s.

Can you post a photo of your valve?
by anchorman
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Main Mazda CX3 chat
Topic: Forum members air con experience
Replies: 21
Views: 3201

Re: Forum members air con experience

It’s amazing how stories get mixed up by interpretation. It was never a control issue, it was just down to airflow. It should have been obvious to the first mechanic even though the owner couldn’t explain it properly.
by anchorman
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Main Mazda CX3 chat
Topic: premium v regular unleaded
Replies: 41
Views: 8373

Re: premium v regular unleaded

March wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:30 pm
Take a look at the PDF attachments. Ethanol in regular petrol will corrode the engine. Having read this I use premium at least every 3 tanks. In my MX5 I use it in every tank.


ethanol 2.pdfethanol 1.pdf
Very interesting. Thanks.
by anchorman
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Wiper blades
Replies: 9
Views: 1989

Re: Wiper blades

I highly recommend Denso Hybrid wipers. You can get them from Eurocarparts with 50% off on Wednesday’s and they are original fit on the CX5. They look very similar to the original lobster back design of the original blades.
by anchorman
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Main Mazda CX3 chat
Topic: premium v regular unleaded
Replies: 41
Views: 8373

Re: premium v regular unleaded

What the car sounds or feels like is irrelevant. It’s what supermarket fuel is doing to the internal engine components that matters. Before I get the old “using it for years” routine, you haven’t had a Euro 6 engine for years.

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