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That's an odd one, have never heard of that before. Await outcome with interest...

Deduct 3MPG from the trip average, that should give you the true figure (based on logging fuel and mileage for the past 6 years)

Well, we have covered a grand Total of 1700 miles in Clarice, initially all was well and we were pleased with the comfort and performance together with a very respectable 50MPG indicated on the computer ( taken with a pinch of salt ) However I was standing next to her nibs when the wife started her up from cold at home and was alarmed by a nasty metallic rattle from the offside of the engine bay as Clarice initially for a few seconds ran on three cylinders before resuming her four cylinder beat. No dash warning lights illuminated when it occured :(

Wife then told me she had done this once before a few days earlier, naturally Mazda were immediately called for Clarice to be picked up, she was taken to our local dealer for the fault to be ascertained and hopefully put to rights... awaiting an outcome at present.

Has anyone experienced this from the 2.2 diesel engine so early ? The rattle to me was similar to a cam chain tensioner allowing the chain to thrash about before oil pressure kicks in and keeps it taut. The annoying point to this is that she runs absolutely perfectly once the three cylinder cough has gone and the rattle is not persistent. When she returns I will have my mobile on video to capture the cough and rattle when starting up as I know this will probably not rear it's ugly head at the garage. mobiles do have their uses ;D

Anyone got ideas as to what this could be, as to date we have had five Mazda's in total, our last Model 3 had the same diesel engine as Clarice and ran perfectly in the three years we had her
Troubleshooting / Re: Launch Easydiag 2.0 comparability queation
« Last Post by rmvf on April 21, 2018, 10:44:30 pm »
Sorry i cant help you, but am interested in your thread can you explain more please
Wheels & Tyres / Re: Michelin Latitude Sport 3
« Last Post by rmvf on April 21, 2018, 10:35:06 pm »
Damn i wish id bought these tyres now and just stored them for a couple of months, thinking of letting the old girl go next year as she will be 7 years old. so im looking for budget/bargain tyres to just see one year out, welcome all suggestions folks. dealer quoted me 504 quid for all 4 and thats with the buy 4 get one free offer.
General Discussion / Re: Thank you for the add.
« Last Post by Deeps on April 21, 2018, 04:25:13 pm »
We have somewhat different model variations and specifications over here in Germany with my ownership being the 2.2D 150PS Exclusive Line, 4WD, Auto. I've had this vehicle new from late 2015 and have covered a little over 16.000km with probably a quarter of this distance i.e. 4.000km towing our caravan (see details in forum profile to the left). During towing the consumption averages out as being 10.3l/100km which I am more than happy with.
When not towing, the towball usually has a cycle carrier stuck on the back upon which 2 x 26kg e-bikes are placed. The average consumption at this time varies little to the average daily use which is around the 6.7 - 7.3l/100km mark.
Troubleshooting / Launch Easydiag 2.0 comparability queation
« Last Post by Harllequin on April 20, 2018, 03:08:32 am »
Hi there folks.

I have a Launch Easydiag 2.0 which has been great for my Ssangyong.

I was wondering if anyone has any info on its use for the Cx-5 before I go buying the Mazda software for it.

Thanks in advance guys for your replies.
Vehicle Electrics / 12v Sockets ignition live
« Last Post by chubnut on April 18, 2018, 05:14:43 pm »
Hi all, I have checked all my 12v sockets but all seem to be ignition live and was hoping the one in the boot would be permanent live as i need it for my cool bag. Any help appreciated if it isn't how much of a pain is it to make it permanent live. Thanks
Bodywork / Re: Swirl Marks On Brand New CX-5
« Last Post by Jonno21 on April 18, 2018, 04:41:46 pm »
I've seen a few car production videos on Youtube and the amount of checking of the paint finish is unreal. I find it hard to believe that swirl marks are there straight from the factory. More like the "swirlathon" combination of re-used dirty sponges, rags, brushes combined with one bucket washing where the same water is used from beginning to end of the wash. I always now get my new cars detailed by a trade person I trust and I instruct the dealer NOT to wash the car before handover. I compromise by letting them vacuum the interior :)
Troubleshooting / Re: Possible flat battery ..... but ?
« Last Post by Jonno21 on April 18, 2018, 04:28:58 pm »
I've topped up the battery in between services. I cannot see anything in the service schedule that the dealer checks this.
General Discussion / Re: Thank you for the add.
« Last Post by Bert321 on April 18, 2018, 03:11:20 pm »
We have not bought our CX-5 yet and have been having a good look through these pages to find out anything I should look out for when going to see one.

We have a limited budget so will be looking around the 2013 to 2015 age of vehicle.

Due to needing to pull the caravan the 2.2 Sport Nav 172bhp is our choice vehicle in manual form.
This will replace our Ssangyon Rexton which is a beast of a tow vehicle but it's MPG is not the best, which is why we have come to look at the CX-5.  I know there is a huge disparity in quoted to actual but from what I read from people who use these for towing they are still getting around 32 MPG.

We are starting our hunt next week, its going to be fun asking people to let me know the last 6 digits of their vin plate before we go to see it!!  Bet that gets some strange comments :)

One thing I was wondering, that I can't seem to find the answer to is, when the oil is changed at the Mazda dealers they reset something in the ECU regarding oil quality.  Is that the same as the service schedule being reset by the infotainment unit?  Oil being a rather critical thing for these little machines I'm rather curious.

Beware some early versions of the 2.2 diesel had camshafts made from cheese - personally I'd look for late 2014 or later.  The car also had a mild facelift early 2015 - the pre-facelift has orange lighting on the heater control panel and clock etc, and knobs on the face of the stereo.  The post-facelift has white heater control lighting and a full touch screen with no knobs on the front of it, and a volume knob next to the commander knob on the centre console.

I get about 40mpg with my 175ps Sports Nav auto in winter and 45mpg in summer, but I don't tow with mine so don't know what it'll return.

I had Forscan plugged in to mine the other day - there's a setting called "reset engine oil deterioration learned value", and I've read that this needs reset with an oil change.  The engine dumps diesel into the sump when a dpf regen fails, thus diluting the oil.  As a side note mine has covered a full year (10000 miles) and the "Oil-Dil, kg" reading (I assume oil dilution) read 0, although it gets quite an easy life with daily commute being 23 miles each way, mainly on motorways.
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