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Mazda Millenia, Sedan
#2564 of 4030 Keyless Remote
Sep 02, 2003 (7:26 am)
Hi nzigma, all figures are in U.S. dollars. I paid $20 for the remote and a further $7 for shipping and insurance to Canada. The actual postage on the padded envelope was 85 cents!! Many eBay sellers make their real profit on the inflated shipping and handling/insurance charges. I have seen identical remotes (identical as far as part numbers are concerned) sell for as little as $8. and as high as $51. Recently there were identical remotes for sale with price spreads as I just quoted. The logic there is beyond my feable brain to comprehend. No one has bothered to respond on the other web site about how much they paid to have plugs etc. replaced but that has been answered above. And fwatson, stop gloating, I doubt if anyone here purchased a 2.3L supercharged engine in order to get to 60mph 1.5 seconds faster than a P version. Sheesh!!! I bought mine used a little over 3 months ago (2000 MM S) and had never heard of a Millenia before. I had vowed to never buy a Mazda after watching that little Lord Fauntelroy kid in the black suit and tie look into the camera a say "Zoom.zoom". I vowed I would crawl across broken glass in my bare skin to turn the TV off if necessary to shut him up. Never say never. I had decided against buying a 2001 Nissan Maxima and passed the Mazda dealer a few blocks away. It was a Sunday and the dealer was closed so I dropped in knowing that salesmen would not be all over me like a cheap suit. Saw my car and was truly impressed with its looks both inside and out, it even looked solid and well made. I researched the hell out of it on the internet that afternoon and night. It was in my garage by mid week after getting undercoated and a few minor repairs underside that my mechanic pointed out. Still very thrilled with my purchase but looking to the future with some trepidation after reading about oxygen sensors, timing belts, TCS lights, check-engine lights etc. all requiring major expense. Sure I would rather buy regular gas instead of premium but if you have to ask, you can't afford the car, right? Yeah, right. fairwood
#2565 of 4030 Sheesh!!!???????
Sep 02, 2003 (7:45 am)
Just kiddin' in a way, but I disagree with you on this.
" I doubt if anyone here purchased a 2.3L supercharged engine in order to get to 60mph 1.5 seconds faster than a P version. Sheesh!!!"
If not for more performance, I see no reason to buy a supercharged engine. The SC serves no other purpose than to raise the horsepower. I was subjected to the sales pitch concerning the 2.3S as well as the 6 disc in dash Bose stereo. I rejected both as well as other costly items, because after close to 50 years of owning and playing with cars I am all too aware of complex mechanical devices failing and costing a fortune to repair or replace. Live and learn. Oh, the standard CD/Cassette/AM/FM system is great on it's own.
Anyway, $220 isn't nearly as bad as $500. But it sure is a lot more than $48 for six plugs at $8 each. Of course that assumes a person can change them himself. If not, any even mediocre mechanic could.
What's funny to me on the power question, is that even the MM gets to 60 quicker than most cars of the "musclecar era" of the '60's and early '70's. The MMP is far from a slug. OTOH I remember being a high testosterone boy in need of an ego boost, and played with my share of hot rods.
BTW, I am well aware you are not a kid from earlier discussion, and was not inferring that.
#2566 of 4030 Keyless Remote
Sep 02, 2003 (3:38 pm)
Thanks fairwood. Could you possibly give me the part number as reflected on the back.I have a 2001S...now the ones on sale at ebay, have a different model number at the rear compared to mine. Does anyone know if a 2000 remote is OK for a 2001. The dealer here is quoting $ 120 for a new one. Probably a 500% margin.
#2567 of 4030 MILLENIA Sep 02,2003 (1:10am)
Sep 02, 2003 (10:11 pm)
I have a few questions about the Millenia:
1.Does 1996 models mast antenna(radios)have better clearness than the 97-02 in-glass antenna?
2. How often does the 96 spark plugs cause problems?
3.Are the projector lights any good on brightness compared to 97-00?
4. Can the 2.5L use regular(87) are does it have to use premium? using regular all the time will it mess up the engine or lose performance?
5. Does the 96L come with rear seat heater ducts in the 4-seasons package?
I dont know which one I should pick the 96L or a 98L both are fully loaded. I am trying to see which one has the better radio performance and more relible. I want be buying the car till Dec. or Jan.
THANKS IN ADVANCE!
Sep 03, 2003 (4:04 am)
I can only answer 2 and 4 with any certainty.
2-The problem was with the spark plug wires, and was the only major problem I know of with either MM engine. It is otherwise rated "Outstanding" by Consumer Reports.
4-Premium gasoline is only "recommended" not "required" for the 2.5 engine. I have run 87 octane exclusively for 12000 miles with no hint of any problem, or noticable difference in performance from the 93 octane that the dealer put in the car new. No knock, no ping, no lag in acceleration. It runs great.
#2569 of 4030 Keyless Remote Numbers
Sep 03, 2003 (6:59 am)
nzigma1: The keyless remote part number for the 2001 and 2002 is different than the 2000 and earlier numbers. I believe (but not 100% positive) that the same remote number is good for at least 1997 to 2000. I check out most remotes on eBay out of curiousity now and have noticed that most remotes advertised for 2001/2002 have a different part number quoted and most will quote both the U.S. and Canadian part numbers. I will check this out in more detail within a day aand get back to you. fairwood
P.S. As a fellow Canadian I am sure the highest octane you can buy up here is 91. Sunoco has those higher blends but they also have up to 10% ethanol and I refuse to use any gas that has ethanol as part of the mix. I probably stated in an earlier post that I firmly believe that ethanol plays hell with neoprene seals and gaskets. Just a mental block I have I am sure but there it is.
#2572 of 4030 Keyless Remote Part Numbers
Sep 03, 2003 (11:48 am)
nzigma1: The part numbers on my remote are:
FCC I.D. (USA) KPU41048 and for Canada: 2288 101 275 made by Naldec Corporation, Japan. Only one remote came with my used 2000 MMS and I made sure the one I bid on at eBay had the same numbers. I have had a number of cars with remotes and only once did I ever need the second remote but it is a cheap insurance if I should lose mine at the mall or at a drunken party. Yeah, right. I could call my wife and she could bring the other one. My wife's van has two of course and she has one and the other is on the front hall key rack which I grab when I am driving. fwatson has a 2001P so he could confirm the similarity or difference of part numbers on his remote. fairwood
Sep 03, 2003 (11:59 am)
P/N: TC86 67 5RY
Naidec Corporation Japan