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#3104 of 4993 Front rotor scoring on a 2006 Mazda3
Mar 20, 2006 (12:14 pm)
I know that the 2004 Mazda3 had an issue with rotor scoring from anti-corrosion coating and that there was a Mazda service bulletin to this effect directing techs to replace the affected rotors and pads.
I am at 400 miles on my new 2006 5-door and the fronts are scored up pretty well. Is this supposedly corrected for the 2006 models and therefore indicative of something else - or is this still a typical problem on the 3?
#3105 of 4993 Dead Pedal carpeting
Mar 22, 2006 (11:53 am)
Has anyone done anything as far as something to protect the foot rest for your left foot? Only 4.5 days driving my 3 and the carpet on the dead pedal is looking tired.
#3106 of 4993 Dead Pedal carpeting
Mar 22, 2006 (12:54 pm)
I bought a 4 pedal set of aluminium pedals that I stuck on the pedals. The 4th pedal is for the area you are talking about. I just added a couple of stick on velcro patches to the pedal and it stays put quite nicely. If you search ebay for mazda pedals you can find them for $17.95 and $9.95 shipping. They are made by Nokya Motorsports
#3107 of 4993 Re: Dead Pedal carpeting [modock]
Mar 22, 2006 (1:24 pm)
This sounds good. Do these pedals clamp over the originals or replace them?
#3108 of 4993 No support under carpet - rear passenger area
Mar 24, 2006 (1:49 pm)
Can anyone tell me if it's normal for there to be an area directly under the rear floor mats where the carpet appears to have no support under it?
It's about right in the middle of the rear foot area on both sides and feels like probably a 6"x6" square - I can press the carpet down a good inch or so before I think I hit something solid. I just found this to be very odd. Almost like a part of the floor pan is missing.
Car is an '06 GT 4-door.
#3109 of 4993 Re: No support under carpet - rear passenger area [slate1]
Mar 24, 2006 (8:40 pm)
hmmmm - might be normal... looks like from this picture I found that there's a dip in the rear area of the floor-pan. A bit surprised there's not something there to support the carpet though...
link to pic from web
#3110 of 4993 Re: Dead Pedal carpeting [cajungreek]
Mar 25, 2006 (1:01 pm)
They clam on over the existing pedals
#3111 of 4993 Re: losing power [khall222]
Mar 25, 2006 (2:59 pm)
It only happened once, mind you I havent been driving it much. EGR stands for Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve. It's part of the pollution control setup.
#3112 of 4993 Can someone check: No support under carpet - rear passenger area [slate1]
Mar 26, 2006 (5:42 am)
I took some people out on the car last night.
The problem with there being no support under an area of the rear carpet is that every time someone gets out of the back seat the non-supported area is exactly where they put their foot when exiting the vehicle. Pushing the carpet into this 1" deep void causes the carpet to flex and pushes the floor mat up under the seat.
If it's supposed to be that way - it's a ridiculous design. I just can't believe there's not supposed to be something rigid under the carpet there.
If someone could please just check their car and see if it is the same way I'd really appreciate it. If it is, I've got to come up with a solution - maybe velcro strips on the bottom of the floor mats to keep them from moving around so much.
#3113 of 4993 Engine Break-In with synthetic blend?
Mar 27, 2006 (8:00 am)
I am at 990 miles right now on my 5-door and will hit 1000 almost on the nose when I take the car to the dealer this evening for new front brake pads and a new driver-side mirror. I was planning on having them change the oil at the same time before going onto the recommended 5000 miles between changes.
My concern is that the dealer told me that the 3s come with a blended synthetic oil in them. Knowing that synthetics are not good for engine break-in, should I let this oil go longer before the change or go on and do the 1000 mile change?