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    I get my sparkplugs from Rockauto.com In fact, I...

    I get my sparkplugs from Rockauto.com
    In fact, I just recently replaced my Miata (with 60,000 miles on the odo) plugs with NGK Iridiums.
    Rockauto has a great selection that almost always includes...
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    My coworker's 2018 Audi had circular grooves in...

    My coworker's 2018 Audi had circular grooves in its rotors. It seems to be more likely if the vehicle traverses dry, sandy roads, as grains of sand can easily score brake rotors. Can you post a photo?
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    I wish the front overhang were not that long....

    I wish the front overhang were not that long. Driveways and speed bumps are always tricky to maneuver with my lowered 3.
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    ...fixed your post.

    ...fixed your post.
  5. *.so you guys change out your wheel bearings...

    *.so you guys change out your wheel bearings every 60,000 miles? Does anyone know what the extent of transmission life testing Mazda performed to justify their stance on this issue? I have worked...
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    You can turn off your display? I think my car's...

    You can turn off your display? I think my car's display is always on.
    By the way, you might want to add your year and model of your car in your profile. That makes it easier for others to help...
  7. Dejan, that looks like it could change the...

    Dejan, that looks like it could change the steering feel.(2thumbs)
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    I loved my OEM 1989 MX6 GT's seats. Those still...

    I loved my OEM 1989 MX6 GT's seats. Those still looked like brand new in 2014. (at 25 years old!)
  9. It's good to hear that the steering is better but...

    It's good to hear that the steering is better but I am puzzled as to how securing a loose connection could cause the change. Perhaps the power steering pump is electrically adjusted in some way?
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    I love these seats! I wish they would fit in my...

    I love these seats! I wish they would fit in my 3.
  11. You should clean glass with acetone. alcohol...

    You should clean glass with acetone. alcohol leaves a residue which can hinder adhesion. Regarding double-sided adhesive tapes, I prefer 3M VHB - really aggressive, but only if the surface to which...
  12. Keep in mind that the older the vehicle, the more...

    Keep in mind that the older the vehicle, the more likely gaskets that are a pain to replace, will start seeping. In some cases, the cost to replace the gasket is just not possible or practical for...
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    Of course, much of the value of getting EWs...

    Of course, much of the value of getting EWs depends on the lack of reliability of the vehicle. On average, Mazdas are better than average as far as good reliability is concerned.
    As a general rule...
  14. 1a. How often do you check the battery to ensure...

    1a. How often do you check the battery to ensure that each cell's water/acid level is correct? I check my battery at every oil change. Letting a cell go dry will reduce the life of the battery.
    1b....
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    The reliability of Mazda 3s has been above...

    The reliability of Mazda 3s has been above average. However, after a 13 year old vehicle's future reliability depends in part on how well it was maintained. Find a maintenance schedule for this year...
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    Yes, a loose cap would do it.

    Yes, a loose cap would do it.
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    2017~2020 We had the same issue on the driver's side...

    We had the same issue on the driver's side armrest in our Lexus RX. I bought perfectly matching non-leather covers that are a perfect fit. The synthetic leather is impervious to lotion and sunscreen,...
  18. Thread: DIY Brakes?

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    I did the same with an oxygen sensor socket - had...

    I did the same with an oxygen sensor socket - had it in my tool box so long that I forgot it was there.
  19. Thread: Tire Pressure

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    ...and wear out the tires' center, faster.

    ...and wear out the tires' center, faster.
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    2017~2020 I can't ever remember that to be the case. When I...

    I can't ever remember that to be the case. When I was 21 years old, my annual salary was $11,000. A Mazda RX7 was $9700 out the door. I doubt that there were any cars out there for $2700.
  21. It seems like there is no calibrate/reset button?...

    It seems like there is no calibrate/reset button? I believe this is what I have and after setting it when my 3 was new, I have never had a false alarm (5 + years).
  22. Was the car purchased, new? Here's what I...

    Was the car purchased, new?
    Here's what I suggest:
    Tires: If potholes are numerous, you may consider down-sizing the wheels and tires by one inch. The resulting (higher profile) tires should...
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    If no one answers, simply stop by the dealership...

    If no one answers, simply stop by the dealership and ask the parts department person to print you the exploded view of the subassembly. You may also be able to find this drawing in one of the OEM...
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    So you're saying that the relearning process...

    So you're saying that the relearning process creates premature wear? Where did you read that? I have replaced dozens of batteries in ECU-equipped vehicles and never had a wear issue that caused...
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    They say that of a repair bill meets or exceeds...

    They say that of a repair bill meets or exceeds 50% of the value of the vehicle, it's time to sell. My aunt had a 2000 Mercury sedan for many years and she'd ask me every few years if I thought she...
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