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#4311 of 4991 Tire wear, tire noise
Jul 13, 2008 (7:54 pm)
I bough a 2007 Mazda3 4dr about 15 months ago. Iím not having any engine problems as of yet. I currently have 40,000 mile on my car. With the first set of tires I was having pressure problems, but not on my second set.
I only got 30,000 mile on my original Toyo tires. Unfortunately I am on my second set of tires. My concern is that after about 6-8,000 miles I was getting tire noise. I proceeded to get the alignment checked by different places and also rotating tires every 5,000 mile. I currently have BF Goodrich tires on my Mazda3 and after 5,000 miles I am getting the same noise. Originally I thought it might be the Toyo tires. Obviously it is not the tires but some other issue I donít know about.
Is there anyone that is having the same problem?
P.S. The car before the Mazda was a 2004 Toyota Corolla. On my Toyota I was able to get 55-60,000 miles out of each set of tires. That car right now has 145,000 miles and still is running great with the 3rd set of tires put on about 20,000 mile ago. The Toyota is a great car just not sporty enough for me.
#4312 of 4991 2007 Mazda3 dipstick
Jan 12, 2007 (5:08 pm)
#4313 of 4991 2007 Mazda3 dipstick
Jan 11, 2007 (2:25 pm)
What is the proper way to read the dipstick on an 07 Mazda3? Is it to hold the dipstick horizontally and let the oil that has collected in the "catch" at the bottom of the dipstick work its way up toward the "FULL" line...or hold it vertically?
#4314 of 4991 Re: 2007 Mazda3 dipstick [asd]
Jan 11, 2007 (4:31 pm)
Are you a dealer?
#4315 of 4991 Re: 2007 Mazda3 dipstick [coosamtn]
Jan 11, 2007 (5:31 pm)
Just trying to figure it out.
#4316 of 4991 Re: 2007 Mazda3 dipstick [asd]
Jan 12, 2007 (5:06 pm)
This is the procedure from the Mazda Protege service manual that I have been using for my Mazda Protege5:
"ENGINE OIL INSPECTION
1. Position the vehicle on level ground.
2. Warm up the engine to normal operating temperature and stop it.
3. Wait for 5 min.
4. Remove the dipstick and inspect for oil level and condition. Verify that the oil level is within the F and L marks on the dipstick."
#4317 of 4991 Transmission Fluid
Jul 15, 2008 (2:28 pm)
I have an '06 mazda 3 with auto transmission. Does anyone know if it is ok to put non mazda transmission fluid in it??? someone told me it'll screw up the tranny if i put non mazda tranny fluid.
#4318 of 4991 Re: warm weather, long crank, slow start, rough idle [2freespirits]
Jul 16, 2008 (9:19 am)
I just bought a manual Mazda 3 2008 brand new and am having the same issue. When I get in the car in the mornings I push in the clutch and give the car gas and it just cranks. I give it a break and try again for around three minutes until the car finally starts. If I have this issue now after only 800 miles. I can only imagine how bad it'll get after a year. I dont know if my 3 year warranty covers it but Im taking it in to get looked at today. Did you have to pay for labor costs if it is under warranty?
Please give me some advice as I am nervous about this issue.
#4319 of 4991 Re: warm weather, long crank, slow start, rough idle [zuly]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 16, 2008 (9:34 am)
Sure this would be covered under warranty. I'd have them check the pressure in the fuel rail on a cold start. It could be that the pressure is just bleeding down overnight, so that your fuel pump has to work extra harder to re-pressurize the fuel rail so that the car will start.
#4320 of 4991 Re: warm weather, long crank, slow start, rough idle [zuly]
Jul 16, 2008 (11:33 am)
Are you stepping on the gas pedal when starting your car? That would cause it to flood. My problem only happens when the temps start going up. To date, I have not heard anything about effective (or not) the new engine is. I will qualify for the lemon law on Sunday.