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Old 02-03-2019, 05:43 AM
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First Day photos!
2010 GT with the 6 speed
120,000 miles when I took delivery

Is there any way to find the previous owner?
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:15 AM
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About to hit 121,000 on the way home today!
Read up on pre-mixing and decided to give it a shot. ~7oz to a full tank. Gas mileage stayed around 21mpg but the car runs smoother and seems to have more of a growl at idle. But that last part might be in my head.
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Welcome to the club. Looks great, especially for the miles. Any idea of engine history and condition?
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:56 AM
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Unfortunately, no. I did the ďrestart while warm/coldĒ test a few times across multiple test drives but that really means nothing. Iíve looked up a rotary mechanic local to work but Iím always running so I havenít taken it in yet.
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:24 PM
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Hey, another sparkling black mica S2!

Welcome to the forum. Can't wait to see what you do with it!
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Hey, another sparkling black mica S2!

Welcome to the forum. Can't wait to see what you do with it!
Thats some color! Never seen so much flake in a factory paint job.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:33 PM
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Another GT! Nice.

So you got the useless factory nav as well?

Carfax will give you some ideas on the history of the car, but it won't show you who exactly the previous owner is.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:35 PM
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You can call Mazda North America with the VIN they'll give you the engine and recall history.
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You can call Mazda North America with the VIN they'll give you the engine and recall history.
S2 has only one recall so far, which is the passenger side Takata airbag recall.

Depends on where you live, this may or may not be available in your area, although I would expect this to reach everywhere in North America by now.

My local dealer has placed a little yellow sticker on the underside of the hood after it's been performed. There should be some indication, usually a sticker, to show it's been done.
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Useless NAV: Check!
As far as I can tell the airbag hasnít been changed. The dash is cracked all around where it is.

I was actually hoping the last owner would be on here and recognize the car. Would be nice to know if the engine was original or not and also the name of the wheels.

Edit: Also, the factory fogs are gone. Any place I can source these or is it not worth the time?

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Old 02-11-2019, 09:01 PM
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LOL yes, I am not alone. Very few GTs actually come with the factory nav, hence why I am keeping it.

The airbag recall doesn't replace the cover, so even if they replaced the airbag, they would put your old cover back on.

A dealer will be able to tell you the engine history as Loki mentioned.

You can look on Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market and see if there are any GT/R3 8s in junkyards near you. If you still have the electrical connectors for them, then they should just pop in easily.
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Thanks, that all makes sense.
Any idea why someone would remove the fogs in the first place?
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Thanks, that all makes sense.
Any idea why someone would remove the fogs in the first place?
could be any reason from it had a body kit, owner didnt like the look, one was broke and po didnt want to fix it for inspection, po believed it restricted airflow to oil coolers........
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Itís not totally useless 😂
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It works, it's just very outdated. The most recent update I can find is from 2014.
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Can I update it or would I have to take it to the dealer?
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Can I update it or would I have to take it to the dealer?
If you are lucky, you may be able to find some newer navigation DVDs online.

Denso just killed the support altogether, it seems.
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Quick shot when I got to the hotel. 😎
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