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    Default MAZDASPEED MPS3 *process of buying mps 3

    hi people

    My names Bobby n i recently owned a MAZDA RX7 S8 RZ n now lookin at buying a MAZDA 3 MPS BK (05 -09) model.

    Before i go buy one i want to get some information about the vehicle from owners

    1. Types of Models, n whats the difference in these models

    - Body
    - Interior
    - Mechanical/Performance (was told some had problems n they upgrade the part cant remember what though)

    2. Mechanics in NSW that specialist in MPS 3

    3. Common problems?

    4. What do i need to upgrade from standard to make it more reliable NOT PERFORMANCE (eg. read that mps 3 had engine mounts problems)


    thanks guys

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    The S E A R C H function is your friend.
    Do some reading, there is plenty of info here if you look for it.

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    Search...Google....etc

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    because there are soo much threads about all different stuff, it will be much quicker and easier for me if members can answer the question and then i do a search if i need more detail, i just want basic answer

    eg common problem - engine mounts n turbos
    Need to upgrade - engine mounts

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    Quote Originally Posted by TD View Post
    Search...Google....etc
    i want answers from people thats has first hand experience

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    Quote Originally Posted by TD View Post
    Search...Google....etc
    also i did do a google search but i couldnt find a site that shows the diferent types of models and the differnece in these models

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    There are 2 models.

    Poverty Pack.

    No Leather
    No Bose
    No HIDs
    Silver wheels

    Fat pack (becuase it is around 35Kg heavier)

    Semi leather (except where you sit)
    Bose (extra weight from sub and amp)
    HIDs (extra weight from auto levelling system and headlight washers)
    Hi gloss alloys (extra weight from the extra paint)


    Upgrade the engine mount to be worry free motoring and thats it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev01l View Post
    because there are soo much threads about all different stuff, it will be much quicker and easier for me if members can answer the question and then i do a search if i need more detail, i just want basic answer

    eg common problem - engine mounts n turbos
    Need to upgrade - engine mounts

    ---------- Post added at 09:41 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:39 PM ----------



    i want answers from people thats has first hand experience

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    also i did do a google search but i couldnt find a site that shows the diferent types of models and the differnece in these models
    Sigh...

    Gen1 (aka BK) available from 06-09, with a mid life update changing some interior trims mainly, mechanically the same although ongoing improvements were made.

    06-08 BK MPS
    08-09 BK MPS update

    Two models, MPS and MPS Sports Pack

    Sports Pack came with part leather seats, Bose 7 speaker stereo, low beam Xenon headlights and wheels finished in shadow chrome over the standard model.

    Rear engine mount was fixed under recall, although many still replace it to improve gear shift quality and stop excessive engine movement.

    Turbo oil seal leakage is a well known issue, within a certain VIN range all displaying symptoms were covered under warranty, most replaced between 20000-50000km. Some are still out there however.

    Tunehouse in NSW is a favourite of many here for a workshop.

    ....continue to search and read, all the info is here and not hard to find.

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    I know one MPS workshop in Sydney that I won't comment on.

    Tune house is a site sponsor too. Good call TD

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    Probably a good idea to buy an aftermarket BOV as well.
    Just so happens i know of one for sale at a ridicuously cheap price..........
    http://www.ozmpsclub.com/forum/membe...tml#post192983

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    Quote Originally Posted by TD View Post
    Sigh...

    Gen1 (aka BK) available from 06-09, with a mid life update changing some interior trims mainly, mechanically the same although ongoing improvements were made.

    06-08 BK MPS
    08-09 BK MPS update

    Two models, MPS and MPS Sports Pack

    Sports Pack came with part leather seats, Bose 7 speaker stereo, low beam Xenon headlights and wheels finished in shadow chrome over the standard model.

    Rear engine mount was fixed under recall, although many still replace it to improve gear shift quality and stop excessive engine movement.

    Turbo oil seal leakage is a well known issue, within a certain VIN range all displaying symptoms were covered under warranty, most replaced between 20000-50000km. Some are still out there however.

    Tunehouse in NSW is a favourite of many here for a workshop.

    ....continue to search and read, all the info is here and not hard to find.
    so some mps (05-09) had turbo oil seal problems and the problem started between 20000-50000km and they were replace?

    so if i purchase one that has 90000km i shouldnt have a problem with turbo oil seal

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    i cant remember were i read it from but did some models had a face-lift and led tail lights?

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    3MPS's all have LED tail lights, and are 06 onwards (6MPS are 05 onwards and don't have LED tail lights). The facelift information is mentioned in the above posts.

    90000km should be OK, but to check for smoky turbo, start it and let it idle for 5-15 minutes when warm. If the turbo seals are gone a continual stream of blue/white smoke will come out of the exhaust. Plenty of info here on smoky turbos and you could do a search on YouTube for Mazdaspeed 3 smoking turbo to see examples. To give you an idea mine was replaced at 30000km, but first evident around 5000km.

    Incidentally, if you have a particular car in mind you wish to buy post the link up, we may know of it and be able to tell you its history.

    Please have a good browse and read of the forums here, you will find all the information you are after as it's all been covered before.
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    That's good info guys, nice of you to make the effort.

    Kev, what do you think? Helpful stuff?

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    A bit of info here for you to have a read and follow links

    Hints and Tips for purchasing a vehicle

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    Stop bickering children , keep this thread to the topic at hand please

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    I have one you can buy, mines special.. has lots of OMG bits if your interested, has a mazda factory option garrett 3076 built motor about 25-30k spent on it.... ( kidding about teh turbo but it is a garrett 3076) PM if you looking for a massively modded 3mps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeldarb View Post
    That's good info guys, nice of you to make the effort.

    Kev, what do you think? Helpful stuff?
    sorri guys i know what i ask has been mention in other threads but because there are so many WEBSITES n THREADS it became very confusing eg. theres alot of threads about engine mounts, turbo etc and soo many opinions to read but all i wanted to know is engine mounts,turbos etc a common problem so thats y i open up a *new memebers threads just to get a simple answer and confirmation without gettin into detail all onto one thread for me to read

    thanks guys for the info

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    Cool, enjoy your time here!!

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