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    Mine squeak a lot when warm. Greasing the shims...

    Mine squeak a lot when warm. Greasing the shims has improved it but not resolved it completely. My advise after 17 years in the friction material industry? Ignore it.
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    It*s virtually an identical system (excluding the...

    It*s virtually an identical system (excluding the hybrid). Are you sure the tires were the same?
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    Is this going off the trip computer or tank to...

    Is this going off the trip computer or tank to tank calculations?
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    Are you going off the trip computer or doing tank...

    Are you going off the trip computer or doing tank to tank comparisons. If you*ve never zeroed the trip computer, it will be way off.
  5. GT diesel and Turbo gasoline front brakes

    Had the pads out yesterday while fitting the winter wheels. It appears that the front brake on the high powered model is a carry over from the CX7 with twin pistons. Here is a comparison of the...
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    You know if you cut a 1 qt or 1 litre oil bottle...

    You know if you cut a 1 qt or 1 litre oil bottle in half it fits the thread of the filler perfectly.
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    It*s a constantly variable transmission so it...

    It*s a constantly variable transmission so it uses a pair of variable v pulleys to give different ratios at a near constant engine speed. If you press the loud pedal it tends to rev the engine quite...
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    They make it easy in Europe by putting a detailed...

    They make it easy in Europe by putting a detailed sticker inside the door.
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    Iím with Jmaz on this. Itís a rare and superb...

    Iím with Jmaz on this. Itís a rare and superb example where we have a conventional gearbox instead of a CVT which would have just resulted in a lot of noise and nothing much else under the same...
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    Agreed 100%. All makes should be made the same....

    Agreed 100%. All makes should be made the same. It*s time people stopped messing with audio and phones while driving.
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    The general consensus amongst vehicle and brake...

    The general consensus amongst vehicle and brake manufacturers is that pad and disc life are not important compared to performance. It is an aspiration to get two sets of pads to one set of discs but...
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    They use carbon as a lubricant in most brake pads...

    They use carbon as a lubricant in most brake pads and it just depends on the formulation. My comment was about the car dipping by using the rear brakes. Weight transfer depends on the wheelbase and...
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    I worked in brake development for 17 years and...

    I worked in brake development for 17 years and this is categorically not the case.



    Nope, not this either.

    Interesting notions but absolutely no truth in either of them. It*s all...
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    And he*s gone.

    And he*s gone.
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    How do you remember so much 52? You must have a...

    How do you remember so much 52? You must have a photographic memory!

    https://i.postimg.cc/15MGYZSF/IMG_4895.jpg
  16. Fairly sure there is a door in the wheel arch...

    Fairly sure there is a door in the wheel arch liner to reach through. The European models need access to those reflectors to change a bulb.
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    2013~2016 A bad slave cylinder can transmit noise back to...

    A bad slave cylinder can transmit noise back to the pedal even via the fluid but so can the thrust bearing and release lever. The clutch on a CX5 should be very light but with age they get harder...
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    It does me too but I*m surrounded by...

    It does me too but I*m surrounded by inconsiderate arseholes that don*t give a toss about their neighbours and as there are only a handful of cops in the county, they are free to cause havoc.

    I...
  19. If it was a hardware fix theyíd have to publish...

    If it was a hardware fix theyíd have to publish it in tech docs and they havenít. Mazda tend to be fairly transparent about such things.
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    Donít forget both cooling fans strike up when the...

    Donít forget both cooling fans strike up when the aircon kicks in.
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    Yes, I wouldn*t write it off unless I*d tried it....

    Yes, I wouldn*t write it off unless I*d tried it. My experience with this torsion rear axle is from a CX3 which was from a Mazda 2 and way too soft for my liking but from a 3 it might be much bigger...
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    On a bug eyed Sprite used for a bit of fun on a...

    On a bug eyed Sprite used for a bit of fun on a weekend OK but ruining a fine car and annoying the neighbours with the daily runner makes as much sense as sawing a leg off the dining table.
  23. 52, I*m disappointed that you insist on pushing...

    52, I*m disappointed that you insist on pushing this CD issue. The rocker arms are held in by oil pressure by design and they can successfully govern oil pressure with a software flash. Instead of...
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    Exactly. I refuse to watch it.

    Exactly. I refuse to watch it.
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    It*s an awful description of what*s happening. ...

    It*s an awful description of what*s happening. What does *shutting off* mean? The engine stops and ignition off?
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