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Vehicle Electrics / Re: Electric tailgate switch
« Last Post by lukas-tiger6 on Today at 10:50:57 am »
Did any one installed electric tail gate to mazda 6 estate 2014??
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CX-7 / Re: Coolant/Thermostat issue ????
« Last Post by apav on May 18, 2019, 08:35:26 am »
It is not a very popular car but you get exclusivity! Hehehe!

You will not lose a lot to double check the pipes. Something may is not put right or one thing triggered the other and you need a thermostat.

The gage must be electronic and so it does not respond to the actual temperature to avoid scaring drivers. It will always sticks to the middle instead of going a lit bit further up when it is under load.

Maybe the weather is good enough to keep the temperatures up for longer time.
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CX-7 / Coolant/Thermostat issue ????
« Last Post by Agentmatt on May 17, 2019, 08:48:30 am »
Hi all,

Firstly, I'm starting to think that I'm the only one posting in this section.  lol

Anyway,  About a week ago I had to get the transfer box replaced.  Work was done all seemed fine.  However, I have started to notice that the engine temp is going up quickly.   The temp gage goes up to about half way and no further, but it doesn't go down as quickly as it did before.  I can leave the car and come back to it after some time and the temp gage will be above the cold mark. 

Someone told me that it could be that because I've had the transfer box done the coolant pipes my not have been put back in place correctly or possibly bubbles in the coolant system.

Any clues? 
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Steering/Suspension/Brakes / Brake disk surprise
« Last Post by Dave2103 on May 11, 2019, 02:19:50 pm »
Hi all, I've been getting a bit of brake wobble at high speed braking & very low speed.
So I thought it's either the pads or disk warp, so I decided to change pads first & if that didn't resolve the issue I'd change the disks too.
As I took the wheel off I saw instantly what I'd guess was the problem! Have you noticed?
https://ibb.co/zmp6yJB
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Fuel economy
« Last Post by mareng73 on May 10, 2019, 06:24:05 pm »
You need to log the fuel bought and miles run over several fill ups to  get a decent average. As the car is new to you perhaps you are giving it more beans  to try  it out.
 The mpg on the dash can be +/-  10% out  as it not based  on through put of fuel , but many readings that are used.

You could also check to see if any of the brakes are binding on each wheel in turn.

Do you drive on your brakes or allow the car to slow down on its own ?
Consumption improves in the summer and goes down in the winter.  Also depends on the mix of driving and length of trips, whether its garaged overnight.
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: 2.2 175hp Remap
« Last Post by mareng73 on May 10, 2019, 05:59:46 pm »
One of the reasons that owners dont have their cars remapped is they have them on lease or hp and change them when they finish.
The technical reason is that there are a few faults that come up that could be expeensive if you have to pay for them yourself, but  often Mazda will pay, but  you mess with engine and they will claim  it is your fault and not  pay out .
Thirdly you have to inform your insurance company, if you don't and need to make a claim they could turn round and say the engine is not standard and we have not been informed.


There is quite enough power from the Skyactive diesels , but then having an auto you sacrifice some of that as compared to the manual.
It is possible to achieve 55 mpg  on a run and  48mpg normal running in the summer if driven sensibly. But  Sensible driving  &  Remapping  are not two words that normally don't  sit together.

So you pays your money and takes your chance.
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Troubleshooting / Re: 3 errors on 2016 Mazda 6 2.2 Skyactiv-D 150 Sport Nav Saloon
« Last Post by apav on May 10, 2019, 02:27:40 pm »
I think the errors are generic and you need to investigate further to find out what they mean.

Start with the actuator.

You can read other stories only to find out that the repairs can in any direction.

http://www.mazda6forums.co.uk/index.php?topic=3309.0

Try the search and you will find the topics.
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: 2.2 175hp Remap
« Last Post by Madasadad on May 09, 2019, 09:24:57 pm »
Additional, power, torque, driveablilty, economy
Ive had a number of diesels remapped in the past, all with brilliant results.
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: 2.2 175hp Remap
« Last Post by Elwood on May 09, 2019, 07:03:47 pm »
Why would anyone want to?
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: 2.2 175hp Remap
« Last Post by Madasadad on May 09, 2019, 01:21:35 pm »
WOW, has no one remapped a SKy active diesel!  :o
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