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rbroadbe wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:03 am
I've had my new CX3 just over a week now and I am loving it but does anyone find the 120bhp petrol engine is really noisy on cold start up?
It's discussed before...
Completely normal. The syyactive engine is trying to get heat to the catalytic convertor due to high thermal efficiency of engine n torturous exhaust header pipes. Best not to drive for 10 seconds r so. Unless u want to change catalytic converter early
https://mazda3revolution.com/forums/201 ... ise-2.html
Yes the first 10-30 second the engine will rev up not quite to 2.5 k and will advance the timing to heat the cats, it is kinda loud during hat but quiets down after that. We have 2 skyactiv cx5's and my 3 they all do it.
Google on "skyactiv cold start"
- Mazda CX-3 2018 GT-M 2.0 Petrol FWD Manual Soul Red Metallic
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Thanks for the responses! Glad to hear it’s normal.
CX-3 Sport Nav+, Soul Red Crystal, 2.0 Petrol, Manual, Safety Pack.
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One of those annoying cyclist, who happens to also drive a CX3 SPORT NAV IN ETERNAL BLUE on the odd occasion
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Congratulations Wayne I'm really glad you are enjoying it. How are things getting on now you're 2 weeks in? Still feeling the excitement every time you have to drive somewhere?
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