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General Discussion / MOVED: 2014 wing mirror replacement
« Last Post by Willpower on January 15, 2018, 07:54:10 am »
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Interior trim / 2014 wing mirror replacement
« Last Post by Jursan58 on January 14, 2018, 11:14:55 pm »
Hi - how do I take my door card off to replace my n/s wing mirror.
Thanks
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I've just got/sold my Mazda 6 / Re: Newbie
« Last Post by Willpower on January 14, 2018, 10:56:16 pm »
Welcome to the forum :)
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I've just got/sold my Mazda 6 / Newbie
« Last Post by Ant on January 14, 2018, 08:19:31 pm »
Hi

New to this forum but have been a member of the CX-5 forum for about 3 years. Just (today) agreed a trade in for the CX-5 and ordered a new 6 Tourer 175 auto. Should be picking it up in 2/3 weeks. Really looking forward to getting it! No issues with CX-5, which is a great car but fancied a change and took the opportunity to realise some of the CX-5's value.

Ant
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Mazda 6 / Re: Mazda 6 2.2D 150PS - What's the Real World Fuel Economy Like?
« Last Post by apav on January 14, 2018, 08:00:10 pm »
Yes that was on the news some time ago.

At the moment, the figures come from a dyno simulation to allow repeatability:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_European_Driving_Cycle

There is some interesting documentation that things are improving a bit faster than expected:

https://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/transport/vehicles/cars_en

Regardless of what the mpg figures indicate, something must be done about the drivers.

If 99% of the drivers cannot drive economically, the car industry progress will not be enough.

I do not see what the average driver kicking gas and brake pedals eratically, will gain by giving them another mpg figure.

The majority of the drivers do not even know what is their mpg across the car ownership.

They may check by accident the car computer and then complain that this mpg figure is lower than the official mpg figure but they will forget about it soon after the blame the car manufacturer.

The biggest challenge of the current simulation model is to represent the short cold trips in traffic.

So far there is no model for drivers playing with their phone and not filling in the gaps, not starting when the traffic has gone, turning off the start/stop, not driving efficiently and effectively, not thinking ahead, etc.

Our only hope is to move faster to autonomous cars and just hope that the programmers have the skills to program them to drive as they should.
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Mazda 6 / Re: Mazda 6 2.2D 150PS - What's the Real World Fuel Economy Like?
« Last Post by Willpower on January 14, 2018, 08:46:27 am »
I was chatting with the sales staff in my local dealer on Friday and allegedly there are plans for world wide legislation to make manufacturers actually do real life mpg readings. Exactly what is involved I can't say, or what body would be overseeing the results. But it would mean testing a car as it would be driven on the road. Not stripped down on a carefully prepared track. 

That would prove interesting
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Bodywork / Water leaking into boot (Mazda 6, hatch back, 2007)
« Last Post by TommyAwesome on January 12, 2018, 09:57:32 pm »
Background - My car is a 2007 Mazda 6 Kumano (the last model of the older shape).


So, I have a leak... somewhere. When I open my boot, water then drips down through the lock bit in the middle, but also, when the boot is at the highest, drips down and lands on the head rests on the back seats.

I have no idea where the water is getting in from... but it looks like the lights seal and also the back window seal is a little dodgy... could be both, or could be neither...

Is this a common fault?

If I put some clear silicon around various bits, would that work?
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Steering/Suspension/Brakes / Re: Hand brake
« Last Post by Vale on January 12, 2018, 04:35:11 pm »
Thanks both,

It does seem like it’s a standard handbrake adjustment job.
I’m not due for a recall and the callipers seem fine.
Does anyone have the details about adjusting the cables?

Regards
Simon
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Infotainment was updated to 59.00.502 yesterday after a service. Maybe this will fix the reboots..?

Update: No reboots since this update
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