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  1. My '12 did this. I found out there is a service...

    My '12 did this. I found out there is a service bulletin on the problem. Dealer reprogrammed the PCM and it fixed the problem.
    Don't know if it applies to the '13s as well. Ask your service...
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    WTB: 17" OEM Alloys for '12 Mazda 3

    The original Bridgestone tires are getting noisier as they wear, apparently a common problem, and starting to bother me a lot. So I thought I would like to upsize to 17's while I'm at it. Don't...
  3. My dealer was aware of the TSB and reprogrammed...

    My dealer was aware of the TSB and reprogrammed the PCM. About $45 out the door, and most importantly, works.
    - Rick
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    I found my M3 to be M14x1.5. FWIW - Rick in NW...

    I found my M3 to be M14x1.5.
    FWIW
    - Rick in NW Ohio
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    As Studum says, these systems use the ABS sensors...

    As Studum says, these systems use the ABS sensors to determine wheel speed. Based on the idea that, all else being equal, an underinflated tire will roll at a different speed than one at proper...
  6. Replying to the original post, the solution is...

    Replying to the original post, the solution is obvious. Eliminate the UK government, the Royal College of Physicians, and the Friends of the Earth. Many problems solved...
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    They also have TSB's, and I found one I have been...

    They also have TSB's, and I found one I have been looking for. Thanks for the link!
  8. Thread: Tesla Model 3

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    Based on what I've seen so far, it looks like...

    Based on what I've seen so far, it looks like they are in love with gadgets and not so much on practicality. When they actually become available, I'll look closer.
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    Mice here. Last round, they decided the sound...

    Mice here. Last round, they decided the sound absorber under the engine cover would make good nest material.
    I ripped what was left of the fabric off the cover backside, vacuumed several handfuls...
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    IMO, Mazdas marketing strategy is lacking. 1)...

    IMO, Mazdas marketing strategy is lacking.
    1) You can't order a car equipped the way you want, you have to pick from whatever Mazda decided to build.
    2) "Packages" that make you pay for lots of...
  11. I thought someone would want this, but I haven't...

    I thought someone would want this, but I haven't had so much as a nibble.
    So, last chance ... after the first of the year, I'm gonna cut it up for scrap.
    - Rick in NW Ohio
  12. Thule Roof Rack for 2012 M3 Hatchback - No Longer Available

    Thule Roof Rack for 2012 M3 Hatchback

    For sale is roof rack for 2012 Mazda 3 hatchback. This is the sturdy square steel bar rack made by Thule with Mazda printed on it, everything except the 3M...
  13. On another angle, have you checked the oil return...

    On another angle, have you checked the oil return passages? If oil is building up in the head, not draining back to the crankcase fast enough, it will start going bad places.
  14. Up until about the mid sixties, it was common for...

    Up until about the mid sixties, it was common for engines to just vent crankcase fumes to the outside world via a road draft tube. Then enviromentally conscious people and government agencies...
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    A Better Mouse Trap

    Back in March, one morning I tried to get heat in the cab of my
    '12 M3, and instead got the sound of stuff being sucked into the
    fan followed by severe dashboard vibration. Mice has built a nest...
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    I was thinking brass because it can be cut,...

    I was thinking brass because it can be cut, soldered, and shaped without much trouble, and the hole in the firewall looks like the best single "strategic location". The cowl grille and drain trays...
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    So today the monsoon skies finally cleared and I...

    So today the monsoon skies finally cleared and I got back to putting the 3 back together. The screw in the blower housing that I thought looked impossible was, but I got the other two back in, so at...
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    Thanks for the reply. Vacuum session yesterday...

    Thanks for the reply. Vacuum session yesterday looks like it may have been sufficient.
    Ordered parts today, big rip-off on the resistor prices but where else ya gonna go?
    Will see if there's any...
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    Responding to my own question here ... how deeply...

    Responding to my own question here ... how deeply buried?
    Nigh to impossible. I think the blower must have been the
    first thing into the dash on the assembly line and everything
    else built around...
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    12M3 How Deeply Buried the Blower Fan?

    Today I cranked the heater fan up to notch 3 to get some quick heat into the cab, and heard the fan suck something in that sounded like maybe a leaf. So now the dash vibrates badly with any fan...
  21. Okay, so I see the auction ended. Should have...

    Okay, so I see the auction ended.
    Should have let us know sooner, I'd have given more.
  22. Best mileage is probably going to be the lowest...

    Best mileage is probably going to be the lowest speed that will stay in high gear. For mine, that's about 44 MPH.
  23. Maybe stupid question, but couldn't tell from the...

    Maybe stupid question, but couldn't tell from the photos, do they have the TPMS sensors?
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    Local Dealer Dropping Mazda

    Well, I'm a little bummed out. The local dealer where I bought my M3 is dropping Mazda, only handling another brand that I won't mention. So now it's an hour drive or more to the nearest dealer -...
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    No one answered my question, so this time around...

    No one answered my question, so this time around I armed myself with a calipers.
    If anyone cares, the size is M14 x 1.5.
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