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Steering/Suspension/Brakes / Re: Bleeding Brakes (and Clutch?)
« Last post by bioworm on September 03, 2018, 07:49:06 PM »
yes, the clutch also uses brake fluid to work the throw out bearing. you have bleed the clutch slave cylinder located on the transmission (vehicle front side). best way to do this is to jack up the car under the front left wheel to get an access to the tranny, there you will see the slave cylinder with a bleeding nip on it. the job is basically the same as with brakes, pump the clutch pedal, hold down, open bleeder, let flow all out, close, repeat until you flush all old fluid out (keep refilling the the system, never go under minimum level or you might get air sucked in).
word of advice: the bleeder nip is (might be) made out of plastic, don't tear the thread.
I've just got/sold my Mazda 2 / Re: Just got a Mazda 2
« Last post by theworkerb on August 31, 2018, 02:32:03 PM »
Ok cool, thanks for the reply. In that case I think I will leave it (xenons). Going to get rear sensors fitted as my mrs prefers these to the rear camera.

So, here's the car, pictured with my car, not sure if there will be any interest in it as its a totally different car to the Mazda:

It has lane departure warning, sat nav and city assist brake. Everything else is bog standard I believe. Drove it around for a few days and the softness of the steering and clutch made it feel like a wrestling match when I jumped back in to the ///M. Let's hope it was as reliable as our last Jap motor, a 2004 Civic 1.7 CDTi which was scrapped on 238,000 miles.
I've just got/sold my Mazda 2 / Re: Just got a Mazda 2
« Last post by Willpower on August 31, 2018, 02:01:39 PM »
Hi Welcome to the forum.

I can answer 2 of your questions.     1)   There is nothing stopping you fitting Xenon lights to your car. However there is the question of legality.  In accordance with MOT regulations relating to Xenon headlamps your car must have a)  A headlamp self levelling mechanism.  Manual levelling is not sufficient   b)  You must have headlamp washers fitted.     There are plenty of aftermarket DIY  High Intensity Discharge (Xenon) light kits available. But headlamp washers are a different kettle of fish. It would probably entail changing your front bumper to one that could accommodate the washer mechanism.
But please do take note of what I have already mentioned.  As your car is 2015 you will be due an MOT this year.  If you fit an aftermarket HID kit without self levelling and washers, it will fail the MOT.

Regarding "Build Threads"   we have a "Projects" section    You will find it in the Technical area underneath Troubleshooting.
However I have to say that so far it has been unused and there are no postings in there.  I suppose not many Mazda 2 owners are modifying their cars enough to warrant posting anything. But of course you are welcome to start a trend. :) 
I've just got/sold my Mazda 2 / Re: Just got a Mazda 2
« Last post by theworkerb on August 31, 2018, 11:10:11 AM »
Sorry, one more question. Is there a specific area for 'build threads'?
I've just got/sold my Mazda 2 / Just got a Mazda 2
« Last post by theworkerb on August 31, 2018, 11:08:21 AM »

Just bought a Mazda 2 for my mrs. Its a 2015 SE-L Nav in white with 1 previous owner and around 14k miles on the clock. Just wanted to join as I have a a couple of questions:

1) Can I retrofit xenon lights
2) Any DIY to fit the rear parking camera

Steering/Suspension/Brakes / Bleeding Brakes (and Clutch?)
« Last post by asdamazda on August 30, 2018, 12:32:18 PM »
Changing the brake fluid includes the clutch aswell-is this correct? I've accessed 4 brake fluid bleed nipples on the wheels but do I have to do the same with the clutch somewhere?
Any help in this matter would be much appreciated.
Troubleshooting / Worn second gear synchro ring?
« Last post by hjm3251 on August 29, 2018, 05:29:29 PM »
Shifting from 1st to 2nd now, at say 2500rpm, has developed a distinct and disconcerting crunch. The car is at 38k miles, of which I have done 10k and as recently as up to 2k miles ago shifting up into second was a buttery proposition. Now it resists the gear for a moment, with a vaguely audible grind for a second before dropping in. I'd also like to mention that it has absolutely no beef with going from 4th to 2nd or 3rd to 2nd.

I've seen people associate this with a bad clutch, identified by a crunchy reverse gear engage which frankly I have always had. I don't believe its the clutch, engine off or on with the clutch in the reverse gear is usually unwilling to participate the first attempt.

On the other hand, my engine is noticeably rev hangy on a cold start between shifts. Surely a cold start shouldn't effect the clutches ability to disengage? I don't know what to make of any of it. Any input is hugely appreciated. Faulty clutch or not a failing synchro ring at 38k would be absolutely appalling to me. (3rd, 4th and 5th are unaffected in shift quality.)
I've just got/sold my Mazda 2 / Re: New owner dropping in
« Last post by RODDYDOGS on August 29, 2018, 10:12:04 AM »
So whats your verdict?
General Discussion / heated seats
« Last post by willard on August 17, 2018, 06:12:03 PM »
we have a 2009 2 tamara ,and ive noticed that under the front seats all the wiring for heated seat is there and connected , does anyone know how easy it is to get them working ? is it just the case of installing a switch ? ,
Did you go ahead with the sound upgrade?
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