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  1. Default Hello from the Sunshine State :)

    I found this forum whilst researching why my lovely Mazda3 MPS has started blowing smoke while idling.... alas, I found the answer is probably turbo seals
    I dropped my car at the Mazda dealership today at 9:30..........

    I'm still waiting for them to let me know their diagnosis, after them telling me it was normal, they do that, etc etc. Then I said 'hmmm could it be turbo seals'....... suddenly then they found an oil and coolant leak.
    The car was 2nd hand but is still under warranty - luckily.

    Anyway, nice to meet you all - I'm Lisa.
    I'll keep you posted on my little rockets progress..


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    Guessing you've got a gen 2?

    Sounds like typical mazda diagnosis if it's still under warranty, make sure you push for a warranty job... Cause it should be covered

    to ozmps, pity about how you had to find us, but hope you enjoy your stay, there's a good bunch up there in qld, certainly in Brisbane!

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    Welcome and good luck. They played dumb with me too but it's a common problem. Wonder what the mechanic thought of a female customer diagnosing the problem before they could. Hope that ruffled some feathers ha ha

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    hello!
    I think I will hang around here ... you seem friendly enough
    Yes, I'm not sure if my diagnosis went down too well at the main dealership - whoops. They've just told me that they are 'running more tests, but it looks like an oil leak around the turbo'. So I said 'it's the turbo seals then?'. So he waffled a bit more and said they couldn't do anything till Monday when they would have a better idea...' blah, blah, blah. Lucky it still has 9 months warranty - so yes, I'll be pushing hard for a replacement turbo under that warranty.
    The best bit was they said I could have a car on Monday - but it would cost $27.50 per day - so like a courtesy car but more like a hire car... tut!

    Thanks again for the welcome

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    Welcome Lisa. Where is your dealer? I have generally had good experiences with my local Mazda dealer at Springwood so good luck with your repair.

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    Welcome! Hopefully your issue gets sorted quick and you can get back to enjoying the car

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    welcome!

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    It's Grand Prix at Caboolture.... however, I do have a contact at Eagers Mazda in Newstead, so if Grand Prix mess me around I will go to Eagers.

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    Just a quick update...
    Turbo being replaced under warranty
    should be done this afternoon - however I can't collect till tomorrow morning due to work.
    Never mind... at least it's being fixed
    And I get to drive to Brisbane in a shitty Mazda 2 ... auto.... wah wah wah

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    Pity you didn't get a manual, a 2 is kinda fun in a manual...

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