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#87 of 101 Re: 2004-2007 2.3 Engine burns oil.... [bmpskier]
Aug 07, 2012 (4:47 pm)
excuse me bmpskier
what did you do with your engine issue? I have just purchased a mazda 3 with 80K and now it is using oil .. one spark plug is black - oily all others normal. thanks
#88 of 101 Re: 2004-2007 2.3 Engine burns oil.... [bmpskier]
Aug 08, 2012 (8:50 am)
2005 Mazda 3 with 110,000km ... It was maintained regularly by the first Owner at the dealership per the Mazda Service Schedule. All service records came with the car. I had it checked out before I bought it and did a thorough self maintenance check on everything
So, there was no documentation of the oil burning issue in the last 7 years? Did you contact Mazda head office?
#89 of 101 Re: 2004-2007 2.3 Engine burns oil.... [autonomous]
Aug 08, 2012 (8:32 pm)
Another one and done. Can you say guerrilla marketing?
#90 of 101 Re: 2004-2007 2.3 Engine burns oil.... [autonomous]
Aug 09, 2012 (1:32 pm)
Mazda head office told me contact the dealer. The dealer said no recalls on that and my engine will need to be replaced and just keep adding oil.
#91 of 101 Re: 2004-2007 2.3 Engine burns oil.... [matsuda3]
Nov 16, 2012 (1:22 pm)
I ended up replacing the factory engine with a complete re-manufactured engine from a reputable company. it came with a 3 year 80,000KM warrantee. NOTE that it was not an OEM re-manufacturer directly from Mazda as this option was quite a bit more money and only came with a 20,000km/1 year warrantee ( Mazda not providing an original warrantee on their own engine is a little disconcerting).
Oddly enough the new re-manufactuered engine also burns oil, about 0.75L every 1500km although now that I am aware of the issue I check the oil more frequently (every fill up).
Generally I love the car and the way it handles; however, as I stated previously burning this amount of oil in an engine should not be happening with cars designed and constructed in the last 10 years. Being as Mazda apparently does not acknowledge this issue as being design flaw and flips the onus of responsibility onto the Owner, I doubt I will ever buy from Mazda again.
#92 of 101 Re: 2004-2007 2.3 Engine burns oil.... [bmpskier]
Nov 21, 2012 (8:33 am)
I don't think it's an issue with the 2.3; I'd say that the PO of your car and the quality of the rebuild have more to do with your engine's oil consumption.
#93 of 101 Car won't Start
Apr 10, 2013 (6:37 am)
I have a 2004 Mazda 3. Yesterday I had my car running and forgot something inside so I turned it off and ran in real quick. When I came back out the car wouldn't start. The battery is fine. when I turn the key I hear a click and kind of a hiss for a second. Any insight would be appreciated. thanks
#94 of 101 Re: 2004-2007 2.3 Engine burns oil.... [bmpskier]
Apr 30, 2013 (1:41 pm)
I had an 05 with under 60K miles and the engine blew on it because of the oil issue. Got the car new and retired it 7 years later with a blown motor, of course Mazda wont take ownership of the issue. I spent $20K + for a new car that lasted 7 years WTF!!!
Cost to replace the motor was insane even from corner mechanics that do engine swaps. Interior materials were were not great, the car didnt hold on the interior either, the cloth material on the drivers side door was peeling off. The paint on the car was super thin too, I had scratches on the car that were down to the primer that should have never happened.
That was my first and last Mazda.
#95 of 101 Head gasket leak
May 31, 2013 (7:40 am)
From new 2013 Mazda 3 cold start engine ran on three cylinders for about a minute or so. This progressively got worse until finally threw a code that #1 cylinder was misfiring. Dealer checked ,plugs & wires, replaced the coil and proceeded to pull the intake manifold to check or replace the injector. Only to discover that the head was leaking antifreeze into the cylinder; hence the cold start misfire. After the antifreeze was burned off by the excess gas being injected into the cylinder and finally igniting it ran ok. Now Mazda wants to change engines however I'm will not except a car that has less than 1000 miles on it with a second engine. Have there been other reports of this problem?
#96 of 101 Re: Car won't Start [wickedhuge]
Jul 29, 2013 (12:26 pm)
I have had this same issue twice in my 2005 Mazda 3 in the past 2 months.
Both of mine happened after extended driving (1 hr and ~2.5 hrs highway)
If I let the car sit for ~15 minutes, it will start up. Almost like it needed to cool down. the temp gauge reads normal.
The battery is fine, only 5 months old. My regular shop did not find anything wrong with the starter motor and a transmission fluid flush was done between incidents.
It has been driven without issues many times in between these incidents, including several other 2+ hour highway trips, and during a week of 90-100 deg temps.