Author Topic: My Brand New Three Cylinder thrashing machine  (Read 2213 times)

Offline Clarice

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Re: My Brand New Three Cylinder thrashing machine
« Reply #45 on: June 25, 2018, 07:20:01 am »
Well we  have had the Silver Dream Machine for almost 2 Weeks now and every single start up from Cold has been video'd of it and Clarice.
What has it achieved ? well it has convinced my wife and myself that Clarice is a LEMON ( Engine Only )

The S.D.M starts each time without rattle, Is more responsive, gives better MPG and makes 'she who must be obeyed' very happy as it is what we wanted.

Clarice, her achilles heel is that engine, it is noisier, does rattle on start up, is inconsistent with the start/ warm up procedure and has lower MPG.

It is not often you get a 'Friday Nighter' but I am convinced as is my wife that Clarice falls into that category.

Before rants arrive on the forum it is solely to do with 'this engine' not the vehicle as a whole, we both love the visual of the outside design and the interior aesthetics which prove Mazda can and do make damn good vehicles.

THIS IS SOLELY AN ENGINE PROBLEM WHICH MAZDA ARE RETICENT TO ACCEPT AND RECTIFY TO MY SATISFACTION.
ESPECIALLY AS IT COST A LOT OF MONEY TO US.
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Offline twabrigs

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Re: My Brand New Three Cylinder thrashing machine
« Reply #46 on: June 25, 2018, 09:41:29 am »
Interesting, I hope you get this resolved. Has the garage done a back to back comparison of Clarice and SDM?

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Re: My Brand New Three Cylinder thrashing machine
« Reply #47 on: June 25, 2018, 10:56:22 am »
No, but that's our next step, if we get no satisfaction then there are other options we have in store for dealing with this.
it will not lie with us having a Lemon on our hands for 3 years you can bet your life on that but can't give away too much at this time.

Offline Clarice

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Re: My Brand New Three Cylinder thrashing machine
« Reply #48 on: June 30, 2018, 08:55:17 am »
SDM has gone back following the 2 week trial, it proved to both my wife and me that Clarice has definately got something wrong with the engine which after all the video's of both vehicles making a cold start it is acknowledged that Clarice does have a noise not associated with SDM.
We have been promised a Senior Technician who will come to have a check over of Clarice, well if he/she puts it on the computer it will read 'No Faults'
To me No Surprise, I just hope the technician has X-ray vision so that he/she can peer into the interior of the engine as the fault is IN THERE not associated with the miriad of sensors.
The Front sensors which went ape twice on Clarice also did it in SDM at the same set of traffic Lights so it's not a sensor fault they are obviously picking up a stray light signal so at least that's that one sorted.
Will update when Technician has looked Clarice over.

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Re: My Brand New Three Cylinder thrashing machine
« Reply #49 on: July 02, 2018, 05:04:56 am »
SDM has gone back following the 2 week trial, it proved to both my wife and me that Clarice has definately got something wrong with the engine which after all the video's of both vehicles making a cold start it is acknowledged that Clarice does have a noise not associated with SDM.
We have been promised a Senior Technician who will come to have a check over of Clarice, well if he/she puts it on the computer it will read 'No Faults'
To me No Surprise, I just hope the technician has X-ray vision so that he/she can peer into the interior of the engine as the fault is IN THERE not associated with the miriad of sensors.
The Front sensors which went ape twice on Clarice also did it in SDM at the same set of traffic Lights so it's not a sensor fault they are obviously picking up a stray light signal so at least that's that one sorted.
Will update when Technician has looked Clarice over.

There’s one set of traffic lights in Manchester where my front parking sensors strike up every time when there isn’t a thing in sight. Strange.
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Offline Clarice

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Re: My Brand New Three Cylinder thrashing machine
« Reply #50 on: July 02, 2018, 06:04:13 pm »
Hi Anchorman,
I added the part where our sensors went ape at the same set of lights down here on both CX-5's as I remembered you'd had a similar experience in Manchester, it must be the Traffic Lights give off a certain signal strength which is picked up by the sensors making them go up and down like a graphic equaliser.
At least we know there's nothing wrong with the sensors though as both reacted the same at the same lights so we can cross that one off the list.
Senior Technician arrives 17/07 so we'll see what explanation he/she comes up with.

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Re: My Brand New Three Cylinder thrashing machine
« Reply #51 on: July 17, 2018, 04:57:55 pm »
Well Clarice taken to Lodge yesterday so that the engineer could make assessment regarding the cold start clatter, requested that I was called when he arrived for discussion regarding this issue, after lengthy conversation and showing of further video captures I left the garage and engineer to carry out his investigation.

later called by Lodge to collect Clarice with no information given to staff at the garage. This I expected following an e-mail from Tracey Lines at Mazda UK who will be furnished the report in due course and who will contact me.

BOMBSHELL ALERT............!!!! whilst at Lodge I was informed that all diesel engined Mazda's will in future be utilising AD-BLU and known as  type 2.

Why a Bombshell ? Well to me, this signifies that after 5 Years of trying High End Technology to overcome exhaust emissions.

The disaster of an Engine we have in OUR CX-5 with it's erratic 800- 1800 RPM start-up and associated 3 cylinder and heavy banging all in the name of quicker EGR and Catalyst warm up have proved to be a major problem for owners of the Marque and all those other unfortunates all over the world who have issues with the Diesel Skyactiv and it's cold start procedure is something Mazda engineers with their collective cleverness have belatedly realised they cannot overcome and have had to follow the same route as all other manufacturers so that their engines have some degree of longevity which currently they  do not have.

So to all the Technologists at the cutting edge this has come back to bite Mazda right in the rear end.......again.

I shall be waiting for the outcome from Mazda UK and will take this further than them should it not be favourable.

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Re: My Brand New Three Cylinder thrashing machine
« Reply #51 on: July 17, 2018, 04:57:55 pm »