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Mazda 6 / MOVED: Wheel Colour 2014 Sport Nav
« Last Post by Willpower on February 20, 2019, 10:05:25 pm »
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: 2018 "PCM Reprogramming Campaign"?
« Last Post by apav on February 20, 2019, 05:53:43 pm »
Yes I suppose the Brexit comment sounds more like a failed joke now that the car companies are leaving but I think a widespread deregulation may follow as they already scrap basic human rights that they do not want to pass to the new laws. It is a wait and see game but if any car manufacturer stays behind, they will produce EU compliant cars to sell them to Europe, so the local law will somehow approve them. It seems very difficult to believe that the public will start buying brand new Russian/Chinese/Other similar new old cars that are based on past regulations after they got used to cheap finance and niche models, but somehow the government argues that this what they people want to do.

Maybe the car tax increase will do the trick as well. But I think this works only for the most expensive £500+ tax. There were cars like the Daewoo Tacuma that suddendly got a £500 per year tax and people started selling them for nothing. But even that is something like £10 per week like buying a meal deal insteading of cooking at home once per week. So some people will still keep the cars they like.

I think the previous tax system made sense considering the consumption was increasing the emissions and therefore there was more fuel burnt. But even with that, gradually I think people saved very little by buying a newer model because of the huge depreciation.

The current flat rate is like the government admitting that only cared about the money that could charge. They already make plans on how to make up a new tax system for charging electricity. Currently the fuel is taxed at 58% and they add 20% to that and the VED. Then you can fly around paying no duty or tax, stange times.
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Wheels/Tyres / Re: Wheel Colour 2014 Sport Nav
« Last Post by apav on February 20, 2019, 05:37:20 pm »
I think this is hard to find. If you want to DIY the paint, then whoever makes the paint can match it somehow. Some other people try the colour description on touch up paints from other cars and works quite closely to the original.
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Wheels/Tyres / Wheel Colour 2014 Sport Nav
« Last Post by B4lmy on February 20, 2019, 12:29:51 pm »
Does anyone know the wheel colour code for 2014 Mazda 6 Sport Nav Estate ?

Mazda don't
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Hi, one of my front door speakers needs replacing so looking for an alternative to the bose, I'm just after a straight swap (no additional cabling) which can fit the 2011 model

Can anyone suggest a adequate or better speaker which I can use

Cheers
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: 2018 "PCM Reprogramming Campaign"?
« Last Post by mareng73 on February 19, 2019, 08:52:23 pm »
New standards are only for new cars. So it must be something else like a regular update. Moreover, as the government will Brexit, there is no need to comply with EU law after the cliff jump. So it will be extreme to make the older cars comply.


I would tend to disagree with part of your statement.
Regardless of Brexit, the emissions is part of the Paris Agreement which is World Wide (  though you go to the US and they drive down the street in huge great clunkers, just to buy a newspaper, nobody thinks of walking or using a bus to work).  Then you have the Kahn Stealth Tax  effect in  London and other large cities  plus the government decreeing  Electric cars by 2022 or so.
Wasn't there a Car Scrappage scheme a few years ago using failing emissions to scrap them and boost the economy by people buying new cars. They cannot tax them much more so they scrap them. I was paying £250  car tax 6 years ago on a 14 year old diesel, now I am paying £20  on a 5 year old diesel, a neighbour with a petrol of the same year is paying £140.
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Oil leak and engine oil level going up.
« Last Post by mareng73 on February 19, 2019, 08:34:17 pm »
Definately don't drive the car otherwise you will wipe all the bearings. Obviously you haven't been checking it weekly as with most of your other levels.    As APAV   said buy the correct ACEA oil, which will be C2, nothing to do with the viscosity rating.

I have just changed mine using a new Mazda filter, drain plug washer and Castrol Stop/Start 5W-30 C2.
The C rating is an oil with low Sulphated Ash 0.6%,  C3 is 0.8%, this is what clogs up the DPF and in turn causes the regens. Fewer regens =  Lower oil
 contamination.
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Troubleshooting / Re: Starter Motor problem
« Last Post by apav on February 17, 2019, 11:16:06 am »
It sounds like you bought it with a starting problem. Maybe the starter motor looks good enough but it may need a good service to work properly. If you have a local company to check it or send it for a refurbished one, you will get a definite answer whether it is good enough. Some batteries are faulty from the factory, others fail within months if you do not use the car a lot.
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Oil leak and engine oil level going up.
« Last Post by apav on February 17, 2019, 11:10:46 am »
Buy the right oil ACEA spec and filter and go to a trusty garage to change it and ask them to locate the oil leak. There is some old post about the crank seal which is likely to go at this kind of mileage.
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I've just got/sold my Mazda 6 / Re: The Mazda 6 is gone
« Last Post by apav on February 17, 2019, 11:04:37 am »
That is a lot of money for sure, ~£340 per month. But then you say that the first owner lost ~£9 in 8 months which is also crazy.
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