Refridgerant is the old 12 type. Does anybody know of a kit to update it to the new type?
#23 of 31 MX3 transaxle fill plug location?
Sep 20, 2002 (7:18 am)
Help! I've looked for the fill plug for my 1994 MX3 transaxle fill plug, 1.6 liter 4cyl. The service manual says to ck it on the side of the case but it isn't there. I had 3 other mechs. put it on a lift and they couldn't find it either! I found the drain plug no problem. Can anyone help me here? Do I fill through the speedometer cable housing like on a 6 cylinder? Did they do a mid-year engine change and not put it in the Mitchells Service Manual? Please post or email me at spoonkwsnyahoo.com...Thanks for any help with this STRANGE problem.
#25 of 31 Hi himarx2- Welcome to the Hatchbacks Board.
Sep 20, 2002 (1:00 pm)
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I have a Miata that had the same stalling problem - only happened at stop signs/lights. I used to "blip" the gas pedal to keep it from stalling.
I first went to a Mazda dealer, who didn't know what the problem might be. I then went to my regular mechanic. He said he'd seen the problem before and that the injectors needed to be properly cleaned. He cleaned them, problem gone, car runs better than ever.
The MX-3 GS is a great little car. I've had mine for 11 years now. Bought it off the showroom floor in December 1991...one of the first little V-6s on the road. It is so much fun to drive. Not too quick off the line but when that little six gets up to 3,500 rpm look out!
I just bought a brand new Accord V6. The GS was so good I didn't want to trade it, so gave it to my daughter.
I never had a major mechanical problem with mine. Parked it outside year round for the first 6-7 years, and drove it winter and summer (Maine winters). The car started without a hitch every time..even in below zero temps.
It is a rugged little car in the snow too. Put snows on the front and it had great traction as long as you start off in second gear.
The car has about 80,000 miles on it now and has a couple of problems. Would be interested in some feed back...
She is starting to burn some oil between oil changes. Usually down about a quart or quart and a half. Also, in extremely warm and muggy conditions the car idles high...at around 2500 rpm vs the usual 500. This goes away as soon as the weather cools or the car cools down. The car is not hot..at least the temp gauge doesnt indicate it is overheating.
Any information anyone can provide would be appreciated.