Sorry I meant FZ. It's the exact same thing as the Mazda fluid but just a different brand. Will it hurt to mix?
This is what I have.
It costs $3.41 more per liter than the Mazda FZ on Amazon. Why not just stick with the genuine Mazda fluid?
Another testimony that Mazda under-filled the ATF from factory.Finally got around to doing this last night at 60K miles. Transmission was a little under filled and the fluid was pretty dark. Put in 4 quarts. Feels like it drives much smoother! Also changed the transfer case/front diff. Fluid was very dark and there was lots of sludge on the magnet.
I did that earlier last year, since it was easy to get to. I have been putting off the transmission and front diff for awhile because I didn't want to deal with taking off the front splash shield.Another testimony that Mazda under-filled the ATF from factory.
Any reason why you changed gear lubricant only at front transfer case, but not rear differential? I bet if you measure it, the rear differential is also severe under-filled from factory.
Putting back the same amount, iMO, is no guarantee your ATF level is at the proper level as many had found the factory ATF level was low from factory when they checked by following the official instruction, ATF at 122°F with engine running:I finally did this about a 1000 miles ago. I drained the fluid, let it come to room temperature so the volume would be the same as my other fluid, and just put back in the same amount. Level was fine when checked. I don't know if it's placebo but it seems like it shifts smoother. So far no ill effects.