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Mazda Millenia, Sedan
May 22, 2005 (10:49 am)
Automotive Recall and Technical Service Bulletin Titles for 1999 Mazda Millenia S V6-2.3L DOHC (Miller cycle).
0500101 APR 01 A/T - Whining/Ringing Noise in Interior
If I remember correctly it is caused by a transmission cable. Your Mazda dealer should be able to fill you in on it, but it looks like AllData has started charging for the information.
This has been discussed here before and if you go back a little in this thread you might be able to find the info here.
See messages 3307-08 and 3310.
#3388 of 4030 Miller Cycle?
May 24, 2005 (12:56 pm)
What the heck is a Miller Cycle engine? What's with Mazda and these weird engines?
#3389 of 4030 Miller Cycle
May 25, 2005 (1:55 am)
"Ralph Miller patented his Miller-cycle engine in the 1940s, and for the last several years Mazda has been using this type of engine in some of its cars.
A Miller-cycle engine is very similar to an Otto-cycle engine. The Miller-cycle uses pistons, valves, a spark plug, etc., just like an Otto-cycle engine does. There are two big differences:
* A Miller-cycle engine depends on a supercharger.
* A Miller-cycle engine leaves the intake valve open during part of the compression stroke, so that the engine is compressing against the pressure of the supercharger rather than the pressure of the cylinder walls. The effect is increased efficiency, at a level of about 15 percent. "
If you do a Google search you can find all you want to know about any type of engine.
Miller cycle is no more weird than other innovative engine configurations used by Honda, Ford etc. Try VTEC for example. I'd personally call them innovative engineering. If not for this type of engines we would still have Model T's instead of modern cars.
#3390 of 4030 Radio System Schematics
May 25, 2005 (6:35 am)
Can anyone tell me if the schematics for the Bose audio system of a 99 S are available over an internet website for free? The previous owner of my vehicle disconnected the rear speakers to install one of those god-awful baboom subwoofers in the trunk. I want to restore it to the original setup, but my stereo engineer needs to know what wire goes where in order to fix it. Any help out there besides going to a dealer (where I'm sure I'll be told that they don't handle these type of cases)? I'm also having trouble with the cassette deck; it keeps on ejecting the cassettes as soon as I put them into the deck. Any thoughts about this one? Is it toast or is there hope for a repair of it?
#3391 of 4030 Re: Miller Cycle [fwatson]
May 25, 2005 (7:31 am)
That's a good way to look at it, Watson. If I can increase efficiency, I'm all for it. Now if I could just figure out why my '98 Milli S is getting crappy gas mileage.....and what makes it cough when I shift it into D in the morning....what that rattle is in my driver's side door....why sometimes after my commute home at speeds of up to 80, I get home, I park and I smell burning oil....I guess this stuff happens when the odometer hits 110,000 miles. It's a little slow off the line, but I'm not racing anyone. However, when I punch it doing 65, I'm at 80 in no time. My Millenia rules.
May 26, 2005 (8:01 am)
There can't be enough said about how much fun it is to go from 60-80 in this car. Smooth like butter....
#3393 of 4030 Re: Whine [fwatson]
May 28, 2005 (5:26 pm)
thanks for your advice...I'll look up the previous info..cheers..Colin D
#3394 of 4030 engine sensors
Jun 04, 2005 (7:09 am)
Hello one and all....I'm a newbie to this forum.
I have a 99 Millenia with the V6/2.5 engine. My check engine light is currently on. Here in NY state if the check engine light is lit you automatically fail inspection.
Now, not that I'm asking any of my fellow posters to violate any statutes, but would anyone know how I can get a hold of a service manual or some other form of intelligence that would inform me as to the proper reset sequence of the engine sensors? This is a dollars and cents equation for me at the moment....I'd appreciate your help, yo!
Jun 05, 2005 (12:05 pm)
Just drive down to AutoZone and they will test the system for you and turn off the ce light for no charge. If there is no actual problem which is frequent, the light will stay off. If it returns you will need to fix the source of the problem which is usually caused by a loose gas cap or bad oxygen sensor. At any rate they will tell you the code and what it means as well as what to do to repair it.
You can also find out what the codes mean by searching using Google.
#3396 of 4030 Re: engine sensors [mnooch]
Jun 05, 2005 (1:46 pm)
Our community is fortunate to have a couple of well-seasoned mechanics hanging out in our "Check Engine" light discussion - be sure to drop by (just click on that link) and get their take on your situation.