Mazda car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Mazda from small engined 323 and the 3 family cars to large engine hot hatches including the classic 323 4×4 rally spec car all the way up to executive cars such as the 626 and 6. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire. Please join the forum for model specific questions and answers and to meet other owners and see what modifications they have done.
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Mazda had great success with the RX7 and proved that a rotary engined car can be fun to drive. The successor came in the form the lovely RX8. It was leaps and bounds better than the RX7 in many respects.
The angular lines, edgy design and interior trim all won the hearts of RX8 around the world. Mazda dumped the Wankel engine in preference to their latest development the Renesis rotary engine.
The Mazda 3 replaced the old 323 and was aimed very much as a small family car. The range of engines and options are limited but the larger engined models give a good basis for tuning. We would recommend the 2.0 or better still if you can source a 2.3 litre model you have a better basis for your tuning project.
Sadly the smaller 1.4-1.6 engines do not have a lot to give without spending a great deal of money on them.
So what exactly is engine knock and how dangerous is it? What causes engine knock and how can it be avoided?
You may notice a knocking or rattling noise from your engine or a sudden loss of power under full throttle.
Immediately back off the throttle and only use low rpm engine speeds until you can get the engine investigated.
The chances are that you are suffering from a condition known as “engine knock”.