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#3329 of 4030 Re: 2000S - my experience [wwbradley]
Apr 21, 2005 (1:28 pm)
My experience with my 2000 Millenia S hasn't been so good. I bought the car used in 2002 with 27,000 k on it. I know have 110,000 on the odometer but have had to replace three ignighter coils ($1000 per pop, although I chewed on the dealer and he dropped the price by half. I've also had to replace the front wheel bearing, manifold gaskets, o2 sensor, fuel pump and the latest is the supercharger seal are leaking. They want $7000 for that one.
I understand Mazda has issues M-Tip on the super charger (similar to a tech service bulletin). Does anyone know where I can get a copy?
#3330 of 4030 95 CEL and tranny issues
Apr 21, 2005 (8:39 pm)
I recently acquired a 1995 millenia w/2.5 eng w/127k miles. Here is my issue I bought it from an auction so I did not realize that the car will not shift past 2nd gear. Also when it does shift into 2nd it is kind of a thud. Searching the web i found another place that says tranny is in some sort of lag mode and the cause some connectors to the ECM. Has anyone heard of this before. Also the CEL is on but I figure that is from the tranny acting up. Other than that car is in great shape. Runs well a few leaks but nothing major. For what I paid for the car I can not complain if I have to replace the tranny. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciate. Thanks
#3331 of 4030 Re: Does gas brand matter? [mm2001]
Apr 22, 2005 (3:32 pm)
The sulphur smell is the catalytic. Mazda isn't being upfront about this. Its a very common problem - not just with Mazda. The gas you buy isn't causing the problem. The difference in regular or premium is the octane rating. Your car will run fine on regular. The compression stroke of the piston causes a shock wave in the air/fuel mixture. On high compression engines this shock wave is enough to ignite the mixture sooner than it should. Higher octane fuels will prevent this preignition.
#3332 of 4030 Need a good mechanic in Kitchener area of Ontario
Apr 22, 2005 (3:41 pm)
Hey anyone know of a good mechanic in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge area of Ontario? I need to get the timing belt replaced - anticipated that, but I also need to replace the supercharger (leaking seals, leaks oil into cylinders and I get blue smoke on start up for about 4 seconds. Mazda wants $7000 to do the job. Thanks.
#3333 of 4030 Re: 2000S - my experience [jlmalinowski]
Apr 22, 2005 (4:25 pm)
Hi Jeff. I've found the most amazing mechanic, Gary. He runs Gary's Automotive and his shop is in north Waterloo, sort of in behind the staples/home depot stores. His number is 747-5571. Dead honest, very skilled (rebulds Porsche engines for fun). I would trust him for any Millenia job. He looks after my 2000s and several others. My Millenia is a winter beater for my turbo Supra, and he maintains that as well. He's the corporate mechanic for a lot of guys at Research In Motion (like me). Tell him that Wayne recommended him, swing by and meet him one day.
#3334 of 4030 Anybody with Radio Experience?
Apr 22, 2005 (4:28 pm)
So my Millenia 2000s radio (in-dash player, not the trunk mounted multidisk player) began to skip while playing CDs. I asked everyone around about this and the advice was that even very skilled shops couldn't do anything with the "Mazda Diversity" system because the schematics are not available and parts are not available.
It seems that you could take it to Mazda dealer, they send it somewhere for weeks, the bill is high and then the dealer marks that up 40%. Unappealing.
Current advice is to scrap the player and install a new Alpine/ Pioneer/ whatever.
#3335 of 4030 Re: Does gas brand matter? [jlmalinowski]
Apr 22, 2005 (6:40 pm)
Thanks for the replies. I'm going to stick with high octane premium gas from one of the major dealers for awhile, and see if that solves the problem.
That means paying a buck a litre for gas up here in Manitoba.. but if it means better performance, it's worth the few extra bucks.
#3336 of 4030 Gas door release not working
Apr 24, 2005 (8:23 pm)
Wouldn't you know it.. I go to gas up today, and my gas door won't open! (2001 Millenia S, 10000 km) I kept pressing the gas door button, but nothing happened.. it took several tries before I finally manged to get it to pop open. Now I tried it again tonight, and it doesn't work.
I intend to bring it in as soon as I can, but it would be helpful if someone could give me some insight into what may be the problem here.. i.e. why isn't the gas door release mechanism working? The car is still practically brand new.
#3337 of 4030 Re: Gas door release not working [mm2001]
Apr 24, 2005 (9:38 pm)
That happened to me and the dealer just sprayed some silicon on the hinge and release tab where it catches on the post and it works fine, now I do it myself about once a month just to keep it slick.
Apr 25, 2005 (3:37 pm)
I have owned my "Milli" for 5 years and she's great. New paint, 20' wheels and tires, side view mirror blinkers and custom stereo are just a few things I have done so far. My question for anyone out there is I was thinking about installing Lambo doors on the car. If anyone has attempted to do the level of custom work to their "Milli" they will know that there is not much of a market or this model car. Just wanted to know if anyone has tried it or what you think. Thank you.