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Mazda 323 1978

The 1978 Mazda 323 range of configurations is currently priced from $1,250.

Mazda 323 1978 Q&As

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  • What should I do if my 1995 Mazda 323 is leaking oil?

    Your car is certainly exhibiting the signs of a car with a blown head gasket. The smoke from the exhaust is one symptom, and so is the loss of performance. The oil leaks, could be part of the same problem, but could also be from somewhere else on the engine. Oil leaks have a cunning habit of being able to hide their true source.

    On top of that, even the exhaust smoke and lack of performance could be down to something other than a head gasket problem, so the next step is to take the car to a workshop and have what’s known as a TK test carried. This test will chemically detect if combustion from the engine cylinders is finding its way into the coolant. If it is, you can be pretty sure that you have a blown head gasket.

    At that point, you need to weigh up the cost of repairs to see whether you think it’s worth doing, given the overall condition of the car versus the cost of getting into something newer. If you really love the Mazda as much as you say, then maybe the cost of changing the head gasket will be acceptable compared with how you value the vehicle. And even if the repairs cost $2000 or even $3000 (which they could depending on how deep into the engine you need to go and what else you find wrong) there’s not much out there in today’s market for that money that represents anything even remotely decent.

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  • How do I put fuel in my Mazda 323?

    Refuelling is actually a pretty dangerous practise, even though it’s one that most of us do on a weekly basis. So the first thing to know is that you need to stick to all the safety requirements issued by both the car-maker and the service station you’re using, including not using mobile phones while you refuel and making sure that even a few drops of spilled fuel is washed off the car and diluted with water on the ground.

    Beyond that, the Mazda 323 should have a fuel-flap release lever on the floor, down beside the front-right hand corner of the driver’s seat. If the seat is positioned for a shorter driver, you may need to slide the seat back to reveal the release lever. Then, once the lever has been pulled upwards to release the external flap, you should be able to turn the actual fuel cap anti-clockwise to remove it. But take it slowly and don’t be surprised if there’s a hissing noise as some air is sucked into the tank as you break the cap’s seal. Once you’ve refuelled, replace the cap and turn it clockwise until it clicks once and spins freely, close the fuel-flap and you’re all done. It’s also a nice idea now to zero your trip-meter so you can calculate your fuel consumption next time you fuel up (not all cars back in 2001 had trip computers).

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  • How much should it cost to fix a 2000 Mazda 323 pick up issue?

    I’m not sure if you mean pick-up as in acceleration or pick-up as in a sensor that should `pick up’ electronic signals and send them to the computer to control the car’s functions. And even if I assume you mean the car has a problem with accelerating, I have no idea what could be causing the issue with no list of symptoms or observations. It could be dragging brakes, a worn out engine, poor tuning, a dodgy fuel pump, tired park plugs and about a million other possibilities. Sorry, but you’ve stumped me.

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  • Should I scrap my '87 Mazda 323

    Based on your description it’s only worth what a scrap merchant might give you. If you really want to try and sell it ask $500 and you might get $200.

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Mazda 323 1978 Price and Specs

The Mazda 323 1978 is currently available from $1,250 for the 323 (base) up to $3,630 for the 323 (base).

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(base) Hatchback 1.3L Leaded 3 SP AUTO $2,100 $3,630
(base) Hatchback 1.3L Leaded 4 SP MAN $1,250 $2,200
CS Hatchback 1.4L Leaded 3 SP AUTO $1,900 $3,300
CS Hatchback 1.4L Leaded 4 SP MAN $1,900 $3,300
Deluxe Wagon 1.4L Leaded 3 SP AUTO $1,900 $3,300
Deluxe Wagon 1.4L Leaded 4 SP MAN $1,900 $3,300
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Mazda 323 1978 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1978 Mazda 323 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Mazda 323 is available with the following fuel type: Leaded.

Mazda 323 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
base Hatchback 1.3L,Leaded,3 SP AUTO
base Hatchback 1.3L,Leaded,4 SP MAN
Deluxe Wagon 1.4L,Leaded,4 SP MAN 7.3L/100km
Deluxe Wagon 1.4L,Leaded,3 SP AUTO 7.8L/100km
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Mazda 323 1978 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1978 Mazda 323 will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Mazda 323 spans from 13x4.5 inches.

Mazda 323 Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
base Hatchback 13x4.5 inches 13x4.5 inches
Special Hatchback 13x4.5 inches 13x4.5 inches
Deluxe Hatchback 13x4.5 inches 13x4.5 inches
CS Hatchback 13x4.5 inches 13x4.5 inches
Deluxe Wagon 13x4.5 inches 13x4.5 inches
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Mazda 323 1978 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1978 Mazda 323 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1605mm x 1425mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Mazda 323 1978 Dimensions  include 1375mm height, 1605mm width, 3820mm length.
Mazda 323 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
base Hatchback 1375x1605x3820 mm 160 mm
Special Hatchback 1375x1605x3835 mm 160 mm
Deluxe Hatchback 1375x1605x3835 mm 160 mm
CS Hatchback 1375x1605x3835 mm 160 mm
Deluxe Wagon 1425x1605x4010 mm 160 mm
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