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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: DMF & Crank angle sensor
« Last Post by mareng73 on Today at 03:58:45 pm »
Yes typical answer from a dealer.  Not that they would know  without looking it up.
I would hardly call them technicians, they are just mechanics  and cannot go far without looking at the laptop or asking their service manager.
If you have tackled the job and asked such a question then obviously you know what you are  doing, but aware of pitfalls  and asked the question.
Is there  a  Haynes manual out on that model yet.  There are some workshop manuals on this forum  you might want to check. Good luck.
Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Mazda 6 gj 2.2d dpf regen
« Last Post by mareng73 on Today at 03:45:37 pm »
You could also invest in a OBD reader (Tacklife)   and download  Forscan software to a smart phone or tablet. £22  for both including postage.
You can program it to give all sorts of readings, including: Miles since last regen  :   DP  differential pressure (  a guide that tells you the DPF  is blocking up).   But follow what Steve  says  also.
If you can drive it at a steady 2-3k revs for a 30 minutes to an hour on a regular basis it will clear the DPF out. It doesn't need to be thrashed  but sustained steady load  will hear up the  exhaust gasses and burn the carbon out. It also clears out the EGR  which could be the cause of fluttering.
Exterior Lighting / Re: Light Settings on exiting vehicle
« Last Post by stevem100 on Today at 09:26:52 am »
Yes there are settings for that in the main menus as I turned all mine off. You can also change the way the car locks and the wipers work and the way the headlights work all autos or manual
Cheers Steve
Exterior Lighting / Light Settings on exiting vehicle
« Last Post by IanVic66 on Today at 08:34:47 am »
I'm a new comer to the Mazda family and wondered if any knowledgable owners out there could help me. The last few cars I've had have had a setting where by when you lock the car the headlights stay on in dark evenings/nights for a set amount of time. Does anyone know of a similar setting on the 2017 6?
Thank in Advance.
Mazda Dealerships / Re: Norton Way Mazda - Letchworth. Not to be trusted
« Last Post by V 249 on March 18, 2018, 02:57:57 pm »
Seems odd that Mazda UK did not take this up when you complained. They tend to get involved as part of
their check on the dealership performance.
Mazda Dealerships / Re: Norton Way Mazda - Letchworth. Not to be trusted
« Last Post by gteps17 on March 18, 2018, 12:30:11 pm »
Hi 678hug, sorry to hear that sort of feedback about the Norton Way Mazda dealers, I recently purchased a used Mazda 6 2.2d from them, I'm a former vehicle engineer so I will be keeping a close eye on any work carried out by them.

I have to say that if I had the first experience you had with shoddy workmanship and found items charged for that I hadn't had fitted I would have taken stronger action and I would never have given them a second chance.
Steering/Suspension/Brakes / Re: Rear brakes advice
« Last Post by apav on March 14, 2018, 01:57:35 pm »
Erm, it is me again for the same problem!

I got the rear right caliper burning on Sunday. The other one brakes very little. So upset the previous so called repair did not even last one year.

As I started the previous repair on 15/3, I was motivated to get it checked. I went to another garage yesterday and he suggested to check the car today.

I am just back from garage.

Both calipers are seized, again. That clearly should have happened within one year.

The suggestion from the garage is to release everything, lubricate and put it back together but also to replace the handbrake cable because it is stretched.

He wants £220 for everything. From that, the cable costs £120.

It sounds too much money, on top of the £370 already paid.

I am back on the office to check whether there is a cheaper cable. He says that he only buys good quality.

I have seen the Euro Car Parts van over there and so the cable costs £17.49 and £95.99 minus the usual discounts but the rear cable is not available to order.

It is a Pagid item. The same thing over the sister Car Parts for Less, costs £11.34 and £64.56 with the same availability.

So basically his £120 for the cable is more or less what he can resell it.

I have to fix that even though I may move away soon and have the option to repair it to a trusted garage.

But as it stands, I do not want to cause more damage, I cannot find the parts online to buy them cheaper and the car is waiting with him.

If he does all that and I get a note to post to the old garage, I may get some of my money back within warranty. I doubt that but I am the optimistic kind of person.

The old garage in the letters we exchanged, wanted a review from another garage. So that works fine but still it is a very grey area.

I am going to have another chat with the garage and decide.

I am not really sure whether I miss something.
Troubleshooting / Re: DPF Problems
« Last Post by apav on March 13, 2018, 07:53:06 am »
Here is the first code:

Here is the second code:

This second one says it may be malfunction of PCM.

Is the car stock? If you bought it used, the previous owners may have played around it both mechanically and electronically.
General Discussion / Re: 3 child seats in the back
« Last Post by apav on March 13, 2018, 07:45:56 am »
You may need to buy different seats but this guy says that it is possible:

He refers to the sedan version.

If you can borrow a seat, you will be able to make the test.

Over here they suggest Halfords:

Maybe if you go there and ask them to test that configuration, you may manage to find out what is going. Even the dealer could do that.
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