Mazdaspeed3 (Shitbox) and BMW 335i on Calaveras road
Dunlop Z1 Star Specs
Stock everything else!
Memorial Day Weekend driving on Calaveras Road in Northern California...
BMW 335i pulls out in front and was driving enthusiastically down this
sweet road. I decided to join in and thought we were having a great time
until I get a nice little brake check. Once we got to a complete stop the
BMW driver got out and had some nice and wonderful things to say.
The driving part is somewhat boring. We didn't even make it to the twisty
bits yet. The commentary on the other hand... thats exciting!
I'm still not sure why he was so angry...
1.) I gave him plenty of room and was not tailgating him...
2.) I figure if he didn't want to drive quickly down the road, he wouldn't
have driven quickly to begin with. (Even then, we weren't even going that
3.) If he just wanted me to go around, he would have pulled off and let me
4.) Maybe he was upset that his BMW couldn't pull away from a 'little
5) Perhaps Bad BBQ bean for Memorial Day?
6.) Standard behavior from a BMW owner? (Haha, I'm kidding! I love
No hard feelings my friend... that BMW is a sweet ride!
COBB Tuning - Dyno 316 WHP / 362 WTQ - 2007 MazdaSpeed 6 - COBB Tuning Plano
316 WHP / 362 WTQ 2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed 6 tuned at COBB Tuning's facilities
in Plano, TX. ProTuned using the COBB AccessPort on 93 Octane.
Primary Power Modifications:
CP TIP & DP
3" Straight Pipe Exhaust
Water/Meth Injection Kit
Click below to see this Dyno graph on our Dyno Database:
MazdaSpeed 6 VS Honda S2000
My 2006 MazdaSpeed 6 Vs a Sweet 2006 Honda S2000 my mods are Maganflow
CBE, StreetUnit 3" test pipe, AEM Cold Air Intake, Cobb Stage 1+ 93oct
Tune......SK2 Mods unknown he said he was almost fully bolted, his car
sounds sweet and was Loud!
Extreme cold start -33C (-27,4F), no pre-heat, Mazdaspeed 6 turbo
Please, read description below! It will most likely answer your question.
We were on a ski trip in northern Finland. The whole week was freezing,
-25C to -35C all the time. Obviously, it was too cold to ski. The car layed
completely unused on a parking lot for five days. When leaving, I had to do
this cold start, and thought it would be worth filming. Battery was
original, about five years old, and it survived really well. No Engine
heater, battery heater/charger or any other device was used. Pure cold
Idle revs are higher at low temperatures, thanks to automatic choke. Nobody
touches the accelerator at any time. I'm actually releasing the clutch @
0:43 to keep revs low, I thought cold and thick transmission oil would
cause some troubles to engine and lower the revs. If I remember correctly,
idle revs were somewhere around 2500 - 3000 rpm during the start.
The coldest start before this was -22C. It's much more gentle for the
engine than this. However, after this I got new battery and a block heater,
just in case. I know continuous starts like this will kill the engine very
quick, but doing it once hardly did any damage. Car had 150 000km (almost
100 000 miles) on it when I sold it, and it still worked fine.