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Forum: General Automotive 09-15-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,859
Posted By ASH8
You really need to read more, try 70 cities in...

You really need to read more, try 70 cities in Germany and FOUR Countries in less than 4 years.
Why is Nissan stop selling diesel in EU for ?.

As for US, hows it going for you, been 'coming' in...
Forum: General Automotive 08-31-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By ASH8
Thanks GW, love that RE noise, and my Tinnitus...

Thanks GW, love that RE noise, and my Tinnitus loves it too!
Forum: General Automotive 08-21-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,997
Posted By ASH8
The cost (design) is really not that much with...

The cost (design) is really not that much with Mazda's current Skyactiv CAD design and tooling/manufacturing processes which are state of the art.

And what about the cost of virtually All 4...
Forum: General Automotive 08-17-2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By ASH8
Yes, they (Mazda) do this every time. like with...

Yes, they (Mazda) do this every time. like with the NC2, new Pistons/crank/.conrods, they lifted redline RPM and power output, not as much as this newby, ND electrically adjustable camshaft timing...
Forum: General Automotive 08-17-2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By ASH8
NEW CX-8 REVIEW... ...

NEW CX-8 REVIEW...
https://thecarguy.com.au/mazda-cx-8/

Every now and again a car manufacturer comes up with a design that just sets the market on its head. Mazda has succeded with the CX-8.
...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 07-31-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,345
Posted By ASH8
Not the same, the Japan masking tape is slightly...

Not the same, the Japan masking tape is slightly lighter and almost see through and Japan does not use Plastic Plugs (Red) in any rebuilds/remans as Japan (Mazda) does not do reman anything,..see S1...
Forum: General Automotive 07-23-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,997
Posted By ASH8
In USA initial sales of the 6 Turbo Sedan in...

In USA initial sales of the 6 Turbo Sedan in first month was over 4000 units.

Mazda ditch the 3.7l V6 as it was a Ford engine license and a gas guzzler and now with no association with Ford (apart...
Forum: General Automotive 07-23-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,997
Posted By ASH8
Is Mazda in the USA just STUPID!

Yes it is a headline grabber.

For those who said a Mazda 6 Wagon 2.5 TURBO did or does not exist then what is this..from Australia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHrGRop3Hpg

For Mazda in...
Forum: General Automotive 07-19-2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By ASH8
Love the WALKING Pedestrian Dummies on Road, Day...

Love the WALKING Pedestrian Dummies on Road, Day and Night Testing..


Mazda FSC Works perfectly.
Forum: General Automotive 07-19-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By ASH8
CX-8 ANCAP Crash Testing.. ...

CX-8 ANCAP Crash Testing..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=45&v=X6X9Mm-Csx0
Forum: General Automotive 07-01-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By ASH8
Australian Launch TV AD... ...

Australian Launch TV AD...
https://youtu.be/2L7hqcL-Ur4
Forum: General Automotive 06-29-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By ASH8
Car is now available... ...

Car is now available...
https://www.mazda.com.au/cars/cx-8/

Brochure .PDF
https://www.mazda.com.au/globalassets/brochures/cx-8-digital-brochure2.pdf

Interestingly one Australian on-line mag...
Forum: General Automotive 06-07-2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By ASH8
JP 2027 Mazda COSMO Design Project

This guy has done his thesis Design Project on a new Cosmo concept for the 60th year since the first mass production RE, the Cosmo 110.

What do you think of this guys ideas, IMO a lot of...
Forum: General Automotive 06-01-2018, 01:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By ASH8
I monitor and partake in many online forums...

I monitor and partake in many online forums worldwide (which I am sure you do also) and the 6 Wagon is sold in virtually all other world markets except NA.
Many contributors have asked when and...
Forum: General Automotive 05-31-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By ASH8
JP 2018 Mazda Hofu Production Plant Video

8 min Video of Mazda's Hofu plant, Japan.
This was built in the mid 1980 and was state of the art back then, a 24/7 3 shift plant that ONLY made the Mazda 3 and then Mazda 6, and since the slow...
Forum: General Automotive 05-03-2018, 03:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,100
Posted By ASH8
With Matt on this one, IF Mazda are really going...

With Matt on this one, IF Mazda are really going true premium them IMO it cant be a FWD (east west) engine platform, a RWD (north south) with the right engines, transmissions, diff and PTW ratio's...
Forum: Series I Do It Yourself Forum 04-24-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 45,433
Posted By ASH8
Yes you 'should' be OK after a quick check of OEM...

Yes you 'should' be OK after a quick check of OEM Part Number changes.

As we know the S2 Fuel Tank is slightly larger in fuel capacity and this was achieved by making the overall tank deeper...
Forum: General Automotive 04-11-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,662
Posted By ASH8
Sure do, great Australian actor (a real one) that...

Sure do, great Australian actor (a real one) that can do anything, stage acts, musicals , sings.
Forum: General Automotive 04-11-2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,859
Posted By ASH8
Yep for the USA the 2003 MY GG Mazda 6 wagon ...

Yep for the USA the 2003 MY GG Mazda 6 wagon ended with the 2006 MY as the last ever Wagon for US.

Since then Generations GH, GJ, and latest GL all had Wagons, except the GH units made in the USA...
Forum: General Automotive 04-05-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,859
Posted By ASH8
Clearly a difference between what the industry...

Clearly a difference between what the industry does in US to Mazda dealers down under, the Brand here "Builds Loyalty" both ways by backing product for the customer/owner.

Only reason why a Mazda...
Forum: General Automotive 04-03-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,662
Posted By ASH8
Beat you by 2 minutes :)

Beat you by 2 minutes :)
Forum: General Automotive 04-03-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,619
Posted By ASH8
Just been looking over the Mazda 6 2.5l Turbo......

Just been looking over the Mazda 6 2.5l Turbo... still a GL Model code.

Yes, it appears there will be an AWD (Auto Trans Only), as it is listed in Dealer Service Manuals for Australian version, so...
Forum: General Automotive 04-03-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,662
Posted By ASH8
As usual goes straight over your head..:) ...

As usual goes straight over your head..:)

What you don't think Australia has the same population as you?...you guys really need to get out more mate, and see the world maybe. ;)
What I mentioned...
Forum: General Automotive 03-28-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 134,749
Posted By ASH8
My neighbour (across the road) bought a new CX-3...

My neighbour (across the road) bought a new CX-3 after asking me and seeing my two Mazda's, he had a Suzuki SUV and before that Toyota Camry.

He loves the Mazda (made in Thailand), I took for...
Forum: General Automotive 03-26-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,224
Posted By ASH8
love it..thanks for posting. Now RE noobs...

love it..thanks for posting.

Now RE noobs 'may' get a better understanding on how, particularly engine flooding, emissions, fuel economy, etc.
And why Mazda has huge engineering problems even...
Forum: Mazmart 03-17-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By ASH8
Seriously Mazda Owners and Mazda Maniacs. ...

Seriously Mazda Owners and Mazda Maniacs.

From a Mazda Parts guy (me) with over 40 years of experience down under, IMO there is nobody better in the United States (North America) and probably the...
Forum: General Automotive 03-07-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By ASH8
Matt Toyota to stop selling diesels cars in EU...

Matt Toyota to stop selling diesels cars in EU this year!
Forum: General Automotive 03-07-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 134,749
Posted By ASH8
Hot off the Press, Toyota are to discontinue all...

Hot off the Press, Toyota are to discontinue all Diesels in cars in Europe by the end of this year 2018.

Along with the EU banning them in by start of the 20's.

VW really stuffed the Diesel...
Forum: General Automotive 03-05-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 134,749
Posted By ASH8
Believe me it is Japan, they tell you what to do....

Believe me it is Japan, they tell you what to do.

You guys appear to have this view that the USA is the hub of Mazda, MNAO are all yes men to Japan. Been that way forever.

Every Distributor...
Forum: General Automotive 03-04-2018, 04:14 AM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 134,749
Posted By ASH8
Well Mazda are not in it as a charity, repeat...

Well Mazda are not in it as a charity, repeat going over the same crap, people are just NOT Buying Sports cars or Coupes in the numbers that make it viable = making money.

It is Great to see Mazda...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 03-02-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,761
Posted By ASH8
For your black 5 speed it is either of two...

For your black 5 speed it is either of two primary part number, may slightly superseded.
N3Z3-18-94ZJ
or
N3Z3-18-881F
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 02-24-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 33,983
Posted By ASH8
Still not worth the muck around for little to no...

Still not worth the muck around for little to no gain, the Oil Coolers in S2 were changed slightly as is the cooling system, heat for normal road use is not an issue in S2.
Forum: General Automotive 02-08-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By ASH8
EU Engineering and Design Awards Hat-trick for Mazda Cars in Europe

Engineering and Design Awards Hat-trick for Mazda Cars in Europe

The year (2018) has started with a hat-trick of prestigious awards in Paris, Brussels and Milan for Mazda's engineering innovation...
Forum: General Automotive 01-19-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By ASH8
JP Mazda Makes The Most Efficient Cars..again past 6 years.

And another reason WHY there is no real RX- in the works...

EPA Says Mazda Makes The Most Efficient Cars | autoTRADER.ca...
Forum: General Automotive 01-05-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 134,749
Posted By ASH8
Agree Matt, independent set up front and rear (no...

Agree Matt, independent set up front and rear (no live axle BS)...

Note, it shows a 5 stud/lug for wheel hubs, this always means a higher HP rated vehicle, I go as far to say the next gen 6 or...
Forum: General Automotive 01-04-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,619
Posted By ASH8
THE 2.5 TURBO... ...

THE 2.5
TURBO...

https://youtu.be/MfKs0NNiuC0
Forum: General Automotive 01-03-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By ASH8
Mazda has also been pissing off so many owners...

Mazda has also been pissing off so many owners and new car buyers over Car Play and Android Auto, Mazda have been promising and 'coming' since 2015 and still nothing...it can be a deal breaker.
I...
Forum: General Automotive 12-27-2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By ASH8
JP Father of Mazda Rotary Engine Dead @ 95

Really sad to hear of the passing of Kenichi Yamamoto, the real inventor of the Mazda Rotary Engine, RIP at 95.
Kenichi Yamamoto oversaw all the development of the Wankel then licence from NSU to...
Forum: General Automotive 12-14-2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,464
Posted By ASH8
Production of the CX-8 starts... ...

Production of the CX-8 starts...
https://youtu.be/r8Tn-1i_gGQ
Forum: Series I Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension 12-13-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11,272
Views: 840,460
Posted By ASH8
blackmount and TeamRX8 please watch your language...

blackmount and TeamRX8 please watch your language and or remarks and have some respect for other members too.

Further taunts will not be tolerated and could possibly mean a holiday for a while.
Forum: General Automotive 12-13-2017, 02:55 AM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 134,749
Posted By ASH8
As I said sounds like a 16X to me and unless you...

As I said sounds like a 16X to me and unless you have actually experience most of Mazda's RE's they all have a distinctive pitch when you listen externally, 10A squeal a lot more than a 13B and a 12A...
Forum: Series I Trouble Shooting 12-10-2017, 03:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 79,536
Posted By ASH8
/\ I would check the obvious, as in the globes,...

/\ I would check the obvious, as in the globes, sorry not certain without doing some EPC searching/checking, make certain the Brake Globe is OK and you are using the correct type, I guess in S1 it is...
Forum: General Automotive 12-09-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 134,749
Posted By ASH8
Mazda files another Patent apparently for another...

Mazda files another Patent apparently for another Twin Sequential Turbo..
https://www.autoblog.com/2017/12/08/mazda-files-patents-for-a-sequential-twin-turbo-setup/
Forum: General Automotive 12-04-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,619
Posted By ASH8
Dont get why the AWD can not be used in the 2.5T,...

Dont get why the AWD can not be used in the 2.5T, after all the Mazdaspeed 6 with 2.3T had it and is still basically the same system.
Forum: General Automotive 12-02-2017, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By ASH8
New Mazda CX-X, USA Made.

https://www.motoring.com.au/mazda-cx-x-suv-confirmed-110065/

Said to be made at all new USA plant joint venture with Toyota, I think the new plant will either be in Alabama or NC.
Forum: General Automotive 12-01-2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 134,749
Posted By ASH8
But for the die-hard rotary fans, this will be...

But for the die-hard rotary fans, this will be enough to keep the dream alive.

Die hard is right...they will all be dead before anything happens or will have the money to buy one.
Forum: General Automotive 11-28-2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By ASH8
As the article says.... Good customer service...

As the article says....
Good customer service breeds brand loyalty and advocacy, while poor experiences at a dealership can have far-reaching consequences that extend well beyond an individual...
Forum: Series I Tech Garage 11-27-2017, 02:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 83,068
Posted By ASH8
see TSB. A cranks, no start condition may be...

see TSB.

A cranks, no start condition may be caused either by fuel flooded spark plugs or lower than normal compression
due to apex seals locked into rotor groove from carbon accumulation.
...
Forum: General Automotive 11-23-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,619
Posted By ASH8
Our Government was about to pass into law where...

Our Government was about to pass into law where Any Private buyer could import a close to brand new (or brand new) car without the BS, provided it was under 12 months of age and the buyer could do it...
Forum: General Automotive 11-21-2017, 01:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By ASH8
UK Mazda develops 'co-pilot system' that can take over from the driver ..

The car that stops itself if you're about to crash | This is Money (http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-5101551/The-car-stops-crash.html)
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