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    2013~2016 Belt Tensioner - Shouldn't this be a warranty item?

    The reason why I brought that up was because in the listings for some of the belt tensioners, they mentioned about "minimal grease loss" such as the INA one that sold out. This makes me believe that the fluid over time will eventually seep/weep but not to the point of rendering the tensioner...
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    2013~2016 Belt Tensioner - Shouldn't this be a warranty item?

    To give a little more context, I was performing the belt tensioner swap when it was about to get dark and when I was taking out the GATES tensioner from the top of the engine bay area, I noticed my gloves started to have a oily liquid substance on it. Then upon looking at the tensioner itself, I...
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    2013~2016 Belt Tensioner - Shouldn't this be a warranty item?

    Very good question. I actually went through most of the major auto parts sites and they look more or less identical. It seems like most of the belt tensioners follow (3) design types but see a list below I put together for reference. As for me, I don't plan to buy any more belt tensioners but I...
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    2013~2016 Belt Tensioner - Shouldn't this be a warranty item?

    Yeah, I am not kidding haha. You guys are free to buy both to test it out as well. I have people I know sit inside my car and they agreed with me that there is a big difference and they were there with the new tensioner and afterwards with the new one I installed today. The power is definitely...
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    2013~2016 Belt Tensioner - Shouldn't this be a warranty item?

    OMG, THE POWER IS BACK TO NORMAL AGAIN GUYS!!:D:D:D:D I took out the crappy GATES one and there was fluid leaking out of it. I don't care at this point anymore but I installed the INA one and went for a test drive on the highway and the power is definitely back for sure. I don't have to press...
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    2013~2016 Anyone install Ruthenium Spark Plugs yet?

    I understand that they're metric sized but I just happen to like 6-point sockets so I purchased the 9/16 one instead :D. When I say they fit like a glove though, I mean it as there is absolutely no play/wiggle when I tested it indoors. Both a 9/16 and a 14 mm would work either way and yes, if...
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    2013~2016 Belt Tensioner - Shouldn't this be a warranty item?

    Thank you! It is definitely a new skill I picked up over the past month and I'm new to all of this as well. I seem to be the only one having issues with the Gate tensioner so far in terms of the performance and I'm not sure if it's because there's not enough people using the Gates tensioner to...
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    2013~2016 Belt Tensioner - Shouldn't this be a warranty item?

    I recall that the OEM one seemed to be more stiff when rocking it back and forth. The aftermarket one seems to be smoother overall but will that translate to better performance? I have no idea... As for the better seal, the OEM one seemed to be sealed in place very well. When I pried open the...
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    2013~2016 Anyone install Ruthenium Spark Plugs yet?

    You make a good point about the PE5R. I actually revised the model # I wrote based on your post as I probably fat fingered the letter. It seems like I had the PE5R and PE5S swapped for some reason since PE5S seems to be superseded by PE5R. For PE5S-18-110, it seems like Ebay is the only...
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    2013~2016 Anyone install Ruthenium Spark Plugs yet?

    Thanks! You make a valid point about that. I didn't think too much about the learning process and I did not have any backup power sources. The battery was disconnected because I was afraid of shorting something during the replacement process.
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    2013 - 2016 CX-5 Spark Plug Replacement Guide

    For service manual/attachments, see post #12 below: https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/index.php?threads/anyone-install-ruthenium-spark-plugs-yet.123873578/#post-6709558 OEM/Part #'s: A. Spark Plugs PE01-18-110: Mentioned in the service manual but superseded by PE5R-18-110 PE02-18-110: Mentioned...
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