Was hoping to get an answer. Looks like you may not be able to respond in time. Let me know and I will have to look elsewhere.
Thanks for getting back to me.... I have not driven the car much since the change in oil etc but car driving well when I do, so do not think it is worse. I simply hate the cloud of white smoke when engine warms up.
After oil change by mechanics, I was told to drive it in order to clear the exhaust system, but I got nervous when the clouds of smoke from my car seemed rather large. I took it out yesterday, and when the car warms up, I get the smoke. On the way back I left the engine running for a while and it did not seem to be as heavy (perhaps worse when I press on accelerator)
With regards ***** ***** or rather the short circuit (forgotten the code number picked up when they connected computer to my car), though my car has very low mileage I am unsure whether to spend the money on a WHOLE manifold and wanted to know if there is another way to deal with the short circuit.
Car is Nov 2004, and is a Mazda 3 TS2 (V5 also has Variant 12F Version 2)
Mike don't worry about rushing response, I will be going out in a couple of hours, too (will use train and avoid driving).....will be online tomorrow. Thanks