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General Discussion / MOVED: All season tyres
« Last post by Willpower on October 15, 2018, 09:00:26 PM »
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Wheels/Tyres / All season tyres
« Last post by Sherry on October 15, 2018, 06:20:14 PM »
Hi, everyone  :D I just bought a Mazda 2, it?s an 11 reg. I really want to put all season tyres on it but I?m struggling as the size is unusual (apparently) the ones on it already are 195 45 r16. Not much comes up for this size. Does anyone know if I can vary the first 2 numbers slightly and if so what to( without it having a detrimental effect on the speedo etc) I?m not bothered about having very low profile tyres anyway - The tyre shop said to check my manual but I don?t have one. Thanks in advance x
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Interior trim / MOVED: dog cage
« Last post by Willpower on October 13, 2018, 03:13:38 PM »
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Accessories / dog cage
« Last post by billysiv on October 11, 2018, 12:15:55 PM »
Can anyone recommend a good dog cage which will suit a whippet for the Mazda2 boot?
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / New owner please help
« Last post by fairlo on September 28, 2018, 04:09:58 PM »
Hello,

I have just bought a 2010 1.3 full service 68000 miles. It's behaving very strangly. Hard to explain so please bear with me. Driving at a steady 60mph easing of the throttle causes the car to either have what feels like a little miss or a little run on. The throttle feels very sensitive for example it's very hard to hold it at a set revs when parked trying to keep it at a steady 3k rpm takes Uber consentration, tiny toe flex causes the revs to rise and fall. Even stranger if I hold it at 2k and keep it rock solid, and I aware my foot dosnt move the revs after a few secs will suddery drop or rise by 500rpm totally on its own. This is worse when AC is on its killing the car for me and making it hard to drive. I know all cars are different but I have owned over 20 so I have lots of experience. Also the ride is crazy bumpy I know the 2's are firm but this is more uncomposed than I would have thought was right.

Any advice would be great.

Thanks
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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.
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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.
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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   http://www.mazda2forums.co.uk/index.php?board=43.0    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. :) 
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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'?
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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 »
Hey,

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

Thanks
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