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#3617 of 4030 Re: 2001 millenia s acceleration problems [thomlh]
Apr 04, 2006 (2:49 pm)
Hi, my 01 Mill S has 53000, I had to replace the Lysholm compressor at 33000 miles under warranty and only other thing I now have is the chrome wheels, the metal is breaking up and the bead isn't setting on the tires occasionally allowing the tire pressure to go down. I have lost two tires so far on this. Do you have any problems with this. To answer your question I haven't had the acceleration problem, only thing I know any repair part is expensive, the chrome wheels are $800 some apiece from Mazda, the Lysholm compressor was about $4300 installed by the dealer under warranty.
#3618 of 4030 Re: 2001 millenia s acceleration problems [silver]
Apr 04, 2006 (5:21 pm)
Iv'e replaced the tires at about 40,000 miles but that was because of ware. Have not had any problems on car except the automatic power steering tilt mechanism which went out (35,000 miles) and was replaced under warranty. Sorry to hear about the wheels and your tire pressure problem. And yes, repairs on this car are very expensive being that it has a Miller cycle engine in it and many mechanics are very unfairmilur with it's quirks. Sure wish I could figure out the acceleration problem I'm having.
#3619 of 4030 Re: 60,000 mile service 2002 Millenia [jrhawk]
Apr 04, 2006 (5:57 pm)
I have a 2001 Millenia S, 53000 miles, the local repair garage said they could replace the timing belt for about $300.00. You might want to check around, I know the dealers are higher than heck on this.
#3620 of 4030 Re: Update on Gas milage [tomekk]
Apr 04, 2006 (6:06 pm)
My 2001 Millenia S also gets around 23, the best probably has been around 25 also on highway. I posted message 3617 about my wheels, have you had any problems with them? My car has 53,000, the metal is breaking up on them and the tires are leaking because the bead breaks down. Have lost two tires and just had another problem and this was on another wheel, it seems that at least two of my wheels are bad, replacement is approx $770 at the dealer.
#3621 of 4030 Re: (wheels / tires) and Update on Gas milage [silver]
Apr 04, 2006 (6:18 pm)
Actually my tires hold air pressure very well, but I have noticed some corrosion after this winter on the wheels (it's not on the rims though, but on the inside of the circular openings). I wasn't good at all about washing the car this winter and I guess the New England salt and grime had their way with alloys.
I won't be doing anything about it - the car runs very well, but I'm starting to look for a replacement for my Millenia (back problems, I need something easier to get in and out of, not that low). I have to say it is very difficult to get anything at a reasonable price that would have interior comparable to the Mill S (with the Optitron gauges).
Apr 04, 2006 (6:20 pm)
I forgot to mention: I've been sticking to Dunlop SP5000 (the OEM tires for 01 Mill S) and they've been quite good - held up over potholes pretty well. My coworker with Michelines on her Volvo had 3 flats over last 6 months or so... Dunlops have reinforced sidewalls and are supposed to be more resilient to damage, therefore they protect the rims better.
What tires are you running?
#3623 of 4030 Re: Wheels [gemini618]
Apr 04, 2006 (6:23 pm)
I also have the wheel problem, I don't know if you saw my recent posting, I saw yours and thought I would reply. I have had two tires ruined because of the tires leaking from the bead breaking and just had it happen again. There was a tech bulletin #020001R dated 8/14/01 on subject regarding 176 inch chrome wheels corroding. I have emailed Mazda and waiting for reply. Also I think this is a safety hazard and really think they should be looking at a recall as there have been plenty reports of this
#3624 of 4030 Re: Tires [tomekk]
Apr 04, 2006 (6:27 pm)
You may have something there, I now have Firestone tires on, I changed some time ago because of the Dunlop tire price, there may be a thicker wall on these. I don't remember, were your rims okay or are they breaking up also. I was wondering about the tires if that may cure the problem also.
#3625 of 4030 Re: Tires [silver]
Apr 04, 2006 (7:03 pm)
I never had any rims problems, air leaks, or anything like that. I know these Dunlops are pretty sturdy - they did take some good hits over potholes (I was sure a couple of times this winter I must have damaged something), but no problem.
I forget where I read about those reinforced side walls on SP series... but I know it was a consideration for me when getting new tires.
I paid something like $104 per tire a couple of years ago (plus S&H).
Oh, and I run them 36PSI front, 34PSI rear - if you underinflate, tires will heat more and you could have them come off the rim a little (lose seal? - I'm not sure exactly, but you get the picture). I also adjust pressure once a quarter (just making sure it stays 36/34 with changing outside temperature - i.e. if you're running 36PSI in the summer at 90 degrees outside, it'll be 29PSI at 20F - rule of thumb: 10F ~ 1PSI). Hope this helps -
#3626 of 4030 Tires and Wheels
Apr 05, 2006 (3:24 am)
Quote Tomekk: "What tires are you running?"
I reported a few months ago that on my '01P the original tires were worn out and had to be replaced at 16000 miles. I am a very conservative driver and this is horrible tire milage. With that I crossed Michelin entirely off my list of replacement choices. As I NEVER drive in excess of 80 on the interstate I found running V rated tires to be rather absurd for my use.
The replacement tires I chose after weeks of research and studying the situation are 91H rated Goodyear Assurance Comfortred. I used a replacement size of P205-60R16 (same diameter) instead of the OEM size of P215-55R16 on the Michelin MXV4s that came on it. The GoodYears are very black with a very nice pattern on the sidewalls and look great on the car. They are far quieter and smoother on all the roads here in Florida, but on an emergency trip to northern Iowa in early December they did have a whine on some of those Illinois and Iowa roads that look like Florida roads do before the final blacktop is put down. I have seen no sacrifice in handling with the GoodYears and am very happy with this choice.
Like Tomekk I run them much harder than the door sticker calls for, 35 front and 33 rear (OEM 31 front 29 rear). I have the silver painted alloy wheels which have had no problem with any corrosion, but a very small paint crack appeared on one rear wheel which I had checked to make sure it was not the wheel. The chrome wheels were subject to either a TSB or recall, I don't recall which, years ago.
The week in that Iowa crud did corrode the finish on all 4 brake calipers much to my chagrin, but otherwise no problem with the road salt.
I have to wonder why any of you even consider replacement wheels from the Mazda dealer at their outrageous prices when you can get a full set of very nice chrome aftermarket wheels for far less than the price of one OEM.