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Ok, to start not sure if I should have put it above in the Sticky or start a new thread. So I started a new thread.

1st Impressions: It worked and they did not pull power. I think it actually gained some good ole "seat of the Pants" HP amd Torque. Especially in the upper RPM's. Yes it still falls flat past 5500rpm like before, but everything under the curve seems like it gained some. VERY IMPRESSED!!! :drive: . I really wish I had some before and after Dyno pulls to really see but just didn't have the time. Sorry Guy's :( . But I did get to jump all over a late model Grand Prix GTP. I wont elaborate but suffice to say he was toast! I am going to take it up to the Dragstrip maybe Friday if I can get a "Kitchen Pass" from my wife and the weather holds out.

Now to be clear I have only driven it today to and from work since the reflash (about 40 mile round trip) so I have not tested on a Highway ride, but I was really impressed with my limited engagement. I will report some tommorrow as well. I have not experienced the power loss very often, but I went ahead and had it done "to take one for the team". The Master Tech said if I was not happy he could reflash the old or original version. So I said what the hell and had it done! I did however experience what others said felt like a misfire or stumble quite often before the reflash, but never full out power loss. When I did have the hesitation and if it was hard/severe enough the car would immediatly go into 'Limp Mode". It's almost like it was a precurser to the powerloss. A restart would always fix it. Did not feel the hesitation or stumble today after the reflash. So there you go. I am very happy so far and from limited driving I have done I would highly recommend it. I swear it feels faster and pull's harder especially from about 3500 to 5500rpm when the power falls off, but even better, 1st and 2nd felt really good even past 5500rpm.
 

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From what I understand, if you get down hard on the car while it is still cold, it SHOULD send it into limp mode (in the old version of the software). Maybe you can get down on it right when you go in the morning
 

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From what I understand, if you get down hard on the car while it is still cold, it SHOULD send it into limp mode (in the old version of the software). Maybe you can get down on it right when you go in the morning
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Yeah, that's always good for it.

Perhaps the computer should just shut the engine off for the day if the owner is lame enough to stomp on it when it's cold...
 

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whooo, looks like ill be getting mine down this week.
 

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From what I understand, if you get down hard on the car while it is still cold, it SHOULD send it into limp mode (in the old version of the software). Maybe you can get down on it right when you go in the morning
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Heh...I don't think anyone would do that on purpose (or at least I hope not). Besides, that could very well be a different limp mode. One's for gas, one's for not being hot enough.
 

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Someone with a Boost gauge go get the reflash. Or get a dyno before and after. See if this car gain anything.
 

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i'm going to bite the bullet soon. i haven't had powerloss in almost two weeks, but i now suffer from lack-of-confidence in my car. every time i merge on to an on ramp i worry whether the car will go into limp mode. it's not a good feeling.
 

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Someone with a Boost gauge go get the reflash. Or get a dyno before and after. See if this car gain anything.
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Yeah, there can be a HUGE placebo effect when you think your car has more power. It's best to measure it with impartial equipment.
 

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I noticed the few times i have hit redline it immediately sent the car into limp mode.

I have a boost gauge on order, when I get it (and get my new transmission) I will drive it a few days and monitor the peak boost levels before and after the flash. I have instructed the dealer to NOT flash my ECU while it is there getting a new tranny.
 

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Ok, to start not sure if I should have put it above in the Sticky or start a new thread. So I started a new thread.

1st Impressions: It worked and they did not pull power. I think it actually gained some good ole "seat of the Pants" HP amd Torque. Especially in the upper RPM's. Yes it still falls flat past 5500rpm like before, but everything under the curve seems like it gained some. VERY IMPRESSED!!! :drive: . I really wish I had some before and after Dyno pulls to really see but just didn't have the time. Sorry Guy's :( . But I did get to jump all over a late model Grand Prix GTP. I wont elaborate but suffice to say he was toast! I am going to take it up to the Dragstrip maybe Friday if I can get a "Kitchen Pass" from my wife and the weather holds out.

Now to be clear I have only driven it today to and from work since the reflash (about 40 mile round trip) so I have not tested on a Highway ride, but I was really impressed with my limited engagement. I will report some tommorrow as well. I have not experienced the power loss very often, but I went ahead and had it done "to take one for the team". The Master Tech said if I was not happy he could reflash the old or original version. So I said what the hell and had it done! I did however experience what others said felt like a misfire or stumble quite often before the reflash, but never full out power loss. When I did have the hesitation and if it was hard/severe enough the car would immediatly go into 'Limp Mode". It's almost like it was a precurser to the powerloss. A restart would always fix it. Did not feel the hesitation or stumble today after the reflash. So there you go. I am very happy so far and from limited driving I have done I would highly recommend it. I swear it feels faster and pull's harder especially from about 3500 to 5500rpm when the power falls off, but even better, 1st and 2nd felt really good even past 5500rpm.
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I would like very much if someone could supply me with the actual update# that this flash is supposed to consist of. I told my service manager about it this morning and he told me that I was crazy, that there is NO new reflash available and to prove it to me he hooked my car up and gave me the printout. It says that "No later calibration is available on the system for this PCM. The latest level avaiable for this vehicle is: L3M8-1881-H. I also checked the website and there are no bulletins or TSB's on any driveability issues. The only bulletin that applies to a Speed6 is the one on the coolant tank hose. I would sure like to know where this information is coming from.
 

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Ok, to start not sure if I should have put it above in the Sticky or start a new thread. So I started a new thread.

1st Impressions: It worked and they did not pull power. I think it actually gained some good ole "seat of the Pants" HP amd Torque. Especially in the upper RPM's. Yes it still falls flat past 5500rpm like before, but everything under the curve seems like it gained some. VERY IMPRESSED!!! :drive: . I really wish I had some before and after Dyno pulls to really see but just didn't have the time. Sorry Guy's :( . But I did get to jump all over a late model Grand Prix GTP. I wont elaborate but suffice to say he was toast! I am going to take it up to the Dragstrip maybe Friday if I can get a "Kitchen Pass" from my wife and the weather holds out.

Now to be clear I have only driven it today to and from work since the reflash (about 40 mile round trip) so I have not tested on a Highway ride, but I was really impressed with my limited engagement. I will report some tommorrow as well. I have not experienced the power loss very often, but I went ahead and had it done "to take one for the team". The Master Tech said if I was not happy he could reflash the old or original version. So I said what the hell and had it done! I did however experience what others said felt like a misfire or stumble quite often before the reflash, but never full out power loss. When I did have the hesitation and if it was hard/severe enough the car would immediatly go into 'Limp Mode". It's almost like it was a precurser to the powerloss. A restart would always fix it. Did not feel the hesitation or stumble today after the reflash. So there you go. I am very happy so far and from limited driving I have done I would highly recommend it. I swear it feels faster and pull's harder especially from about 3500 to 5500rpm when the power falls off, but even better, 1st and 2nd felt really good even past 5500rpm.
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Hey Matt. Which dealer did you go to?
 

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I would like very much if someone could supply me with the actual update# that this flash is supposed to consist of. I told my service manager about it this morning and he told me that I was crazy, that there is NO new reflash available and to prove it to me he hooked my car up and gave me the printout. It says that "No later calibration is available on the system for this PCM. The latest level avaiable for this vehicle is: L3M8-1881-H. I also checked the website and there are no bulletins or TSB's on any driveability issues. The only bulletin that applies to a Speed6 is the one on the coolant tank hose. I would sure like to know where this information is coming from.
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It's listed in the sticky at the top of the forum.
 

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Sutherlan Mazda in Buford, GA. The Master Tech said he received a notice thru an email from Mazda USA. He called the Tech line and asked about it when I talked to him last week. They told him they are working on a fix. He is not sure what they were were changing but that Mazda was working on a fix to solve some complaints about driveability and intermittent powerloss issues.
 

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zoom-zoom y'all!,

It's all specifically laid out in EXACT detail in the sticky at the top of this forum.
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=51366

Print out my post if you want and bring it in. THE FIX IS ALREADY AVAILABLE.
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=51366

The only reason your dealership wouldn't have it is if they don't want to take the time to call the tech line, or check their friggin emails.
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=51366

Since people can't read sticky's.
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=51366

Cal. Spec.
Filename is SW-L3K9EJ000
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=51366

NEW PCM CAL.
P/N is L3K9-18881J
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=51366

Fed Spec.
Filename is SW-L3M8EJ000
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=51366

NEW PCM CAL.
P/N is L3M8-18881J
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=51366

Should any 2006 Mazdaspeed6 customers complain about an intermittent
lack of power concern,
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=51366
please update your IDS tool to software version
42.9 P6 and reprogram the vehicle's PCM to the latest calibration
(L3K9-18881J).
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=51366

Oh btw, the link to the sticky is.
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=51366

:hammerhea:
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=51366

Maybe if I add ENOUGH links, someone will accidently click on one.
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=51366
 
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