Welcome! Please try the search feature in the menu at the top of the page, you'll find many threads about this. To summarize, check for the date your car was built. Check for a sticker indicating a reflash. Or ask the dealer about it when you get your oil changed at 500-1000 mi (you will get it changed then, right?). As to whether it's a good idea, many people like it, others don't...got 300 miles on my new ms6
how would i know if i need the reflash
haven't been beating on it yet still breaking it in.
what would i look for if flash is needed?
Most people would find this to be very basic but I'll take the time to explain it for you. My good deed of the day, if you will.Well then how does your opinion matter?
That's your response? Are you kidding me? I answered the original poster's question, you follow up with obvious questions for me, I answer them for you, and then you say that people aren't going to take me seriously?Keep it up Scott.
Pretty soon the only people who would even take your posts seriously are the ones who haven't been on here long enough.
The new HP rating for the cars is not because of the reflash. The new SAE standard that went into effect has HP ratings coming out lower than the last model year for almost all cars on the market. Most cars are seeing ~5 to 10hp loss from last year literature.I had my 1st oil change done on Monday, there was another update and they reflashed my ECU. This fixed my gargling/raspy sound I had in my exhaust (so far). I havent seen any performance loss as I can tell.
Since the 2007 has lost 4 hp since the 2006 model, Im assming that was because of an ECU reflash done on the newest models. I only hope that I haven't lost any HP with my reflash. Being only 4hp, and only had the car for 3K miles, I didnt notice any difference.
To what, your tricycle? We still don't know what you drive . . .Most people would find this to be very basic but I'll take the time to explain it for you. My good deed of the day, if you will.
If you follow that line of reasoning, nobody would be able to warn anybody about anything unless they directly experienced it themselves. If nobody had warned me about the possible negative affects of the reflash, I would have probably got it done.
That question has been asked and answered a number of times - do a little searching on this topic and you'll find dozens of posts.My question to you Scott, is why would Mazda release this reflash if it at all affected the MS6's hp?
Plain and simple.