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12 Mazda 3 VCTS Noise
« on: June 18, 2015, 12:01:03 AM »
Hey all,

I just moved to AZ about 6 or so months ago and have been doing my best keeping up with maintenance (dusty, and having to live in a year round amiable climate). I've had my car since new and noticed after moving that the engine seems to have developed a noticeably annoying ticking noise, on par with our cousin's diesels over in the EU

I have a Takeda CAI, have performed the Advanced Timing mod (have since retarded to factory), but nothing else.

I've done everything in terms of maintenance to this car by the book (purchased FSM), recently installing new spark plugs, cleaning MAF and CAI filter, as well as cleaning the TB; nothing has changed the idle and apparent noise.

I figured this could be 1) worn timing chain and/or VVT actuator, or 2) those stupid Variable Tumble Control Valves/butterflies in the intake manifold. Really hoping the latter.

Was wondering if maybe someone here might be able to figure it out as I've been driving myself crazy over it. It's worth noting that this car has been through a bit, including a front end with a semi tire and cross-country drive from PA (both related), and as a result has logged 71K over 3 years!

https://youtu.be/L_wjYtXW9J8

Thanks in advance,
Eric
« Last Edit: June 18, 2015, 12:57:15 AM by Hatch3t »

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Re: 12 Mazda 3 VCTS Noise
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2015, 11:55:55 AM »
Welcome aboard!!!

You may get better responses when you post up the problem or search on mazda3forums.com
It's where we go to find help since it's a national forum with many members.

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Re: 12 Mazda 3 VCTS Noise
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2015, 12:13:01 PM »
Thanks for the welcome! Yeah, that was going to be my next plan...wanted to see if there was anyone local who might be able to help. Phone cameras only do so much justice, especially when it comes to sound ;)

EDIT: Just came full circle as to why I signed up and posted here; forgot that I wanted to post about the issue a number of weeks ago but forgot. Reason being mazda3forums.com won't let me post! Still not activated apparently to do such things, sent them an email...
« Last Edit: June 18, 2015, 01:54:16 PM by Hatch3t »

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