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Did you contact the local dealer? Sounds like they know this is an issue.
I just heard back from Mazda that they are going to fix my car FOC, using a new Turbo unit with a modified by-pass flap. Bad news is new units are still in transit from Japan and won't be available for about 10 days. At least I don't have to spend a fortune now!
I hope you get yours sorted.
Troubleshooting / Re: No power
« Last Post by apav on October 12, 2018, 09:56:31 am »
It sounds like your injector seals had gone and the engine is already dirty. It should be worthy doing the sump as the rocker was already in a bad state.

Do clean the EGR. Somebody cleaned the whole lot, EGR, turbo, manifold, all in a bucket with some oven cleaner overnight.

Let it run as it goes and maybe forget about fixing the turbo boost thing. It is already high mileage to keep pushing it. Maybe somebody with inside knowledge can fix it.
Troubleshooting / Re: No power
« Last Post by ravardo on October 11, 2018, 03:16:47 pm »
Well i did the rocker gasket and injector seals after actually getting the injectors out,,there is a huge amount of gunky crap under the rocker cover how its still going is beyond me,,so i cleaned the cover and left the rest where it was as i didnt fancy taking the sump off.. I didnt bother with the egr so i blanked it off which made no difference and threw up the eml light the next day so i unblocked it and the light went off again, the pipe from the inlet was nearly completely blocked anyway.. Im thinking i might get a exhaust pressure tester just to see if theres any back pressure which will indicate blocked dpf/cat,, before going down the new dpf route
Exterior Lighting / Re: Headlights Always On!
« Last Post by apav on October 10, 2018, 11:29:15 am »
It was always like that. Mine is 9/2009 and it does it.

What auto lights means for Mazda gurus is that the dashboard illuminates when it is dark outside but the lights at the front and back of the car are always on.

They changed some relay for the facelift car and that can turn off the lights. Some people have swapped the relays for £150 or so for the part. The trick is that if you get into a knowledgeable and legal MOT centre, the car will be failed because it is not at its original set up.

The lights at traffic confuse you based on the shape of the car in front. I have come home and had to check that the bulbs were on because the reflection looked like one of them had gone off.
Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: 2018 "PCM Reprogramming Campaign"?
« Last Post by apav on October 10, 2018, 11:23:25 am »
It is law compliance. So they have to do it for free.

You do not have to do it if you believe that it will make the car worse. With the VW cars, there was (questionable?) evidence that made the cars worse.

You could wait to find out whether the same happens with the Mazda cars. But Mazda does not sell a lot of cars and so it will be harder to get the same evidence.

As these letters are sent by the Mazda Europe, you do not have to worry about them after the Brexit. They may not even do that at all from that point or they may charge for it.

As Mazda was never offically caught cheating, there is a good chance that the software will not make the car worse. If you do not plan to keep the car for some time, you can forget about it and let the next owner to decide what to do.
Discussions about DPF / Re: Discussions about DPF
« Last Post by apav on October 10, 2018, 11:14:16 am »
Reset the DPF light:

If you are lucky, it has not been reset for while and that is why it went on limp mode.

If it was not flashing and suddenly came on and went in limp mode, then it may not be a reset problem.

Change the oil and the oil filter if you have no trace of history.

If you remove the DPF/EGR, the car will be illegal but you can always find an MOT centre to turn a blind eye with that.

In general, you do not need to remove the DPF/EGR but you have to replace the oil from time to time and reset the service interval.

Keep in mind that the DPF/EGR removal will cost you more than the value of the car.
Exterior Lighting / Re: Headlights Always On!
« Last Post by jaygeezer on October 09, 2018, 04:15:58 pm »
I have read the previous article about this but swear blind they haven't always been like this.
Have had this car 3 years and sat in traffic on many occasions with them not illuminating the rear of the car in front.
The auto function wouldn't be necessary If they are permanently on, am I going mad or what???
A mate is going to lend me a OBD, see it it shows any codes?
Hi, I've yet to get this sorted but struggling to get someone to look at it. Sound like I have the same problem.
cheers Peter
Exterior Lighting / Headlights Always On!
« Last Post by jaygeezer on October 09, 2018, 03:49:15 pm »
I have a 2nd generation 2008, 2.5 sport with auto xenon headlights.
Recently I have noticed the headlights are on all the time when the ignition is on except in the sidelight position.
They are even on in the off position on the stalk.
I have cleaned the windscreen in case it was the auto sensor and also disconnected and reconnected the battery to no avail.
Dont have access to a fault code reader.
Any ideas, stalk possibly?

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