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    crimeariver, good going. You knew you had a...

    crimeariver, good going. You knew you had a problem and got it fixed. At the dealership service desk you're pretty much stuck with the service writer and what they (think) they know. Some are...
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    Other way round.The kinematic viscosity test,...

    Other way round.The kinematic viscosity test, measured in centiStokes, is by pouring a specified volume of oil, at the specified temperature, through a specific orifice and timing it. The thinner...
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    Are the new batteries any good? I've used some...

    Are the new batteries any good? I've used some no-name batteries that gave very poor service. If it's a Duracell or EverReady, it should work better than this. (Did you remove any insulating...
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    2007~2015 Exactly. If flushed with water, it works to know...

    Exactly. If flushed with water, it works to know the full capacity of the system. Knowing that plain water remains in the system, add half the capacity with concentrate coolant, then top off with...
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    2007~2015 You want to bleed the air out when the engine is...

    You want to bleed the air out when the engine is cold. Otherwise you can get seriously burned.

    If you drive, get the engine to normal temperature, then let it cool, often there is room to add...
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    "I had to really bargain hard for all OEM parts"...

    "I had to really bargain hard for all OEM parts"
    I'm a bit surprised that there are aftermarket parts for a car sold in such limited volumes as our CX9s. They're not ubiquitous like a CR-V or RAV...
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    The viscosity is out of spec. The viscosity at...

    The viscosity is out of spec. The viscosity at 100C for 30 wt should be 9.3 to 12.49 centistokes. Your test showed 8.4 cst. Your Pennz started at 10.3 according to their data sheet. That loss...
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    It sounds like a bad sensor. Is there a way to...

    It sounds like a bad sensor. Is there a way to put a temporary oil pressure gauge on the system to read the actual oil pressure? What brand oil filter did you use? Any chance that could be...
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    I chased down a hard to find oil leak one time. ...

    I chased down a hard to find oil leak one time. I used a couple of aerosol cans of solvent (brake clean, etc.) to wash the area dry, wiped it with a bit of rag on a long 4-finger grabber, got it...
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    Thanks for the info about what is new in the SN+...

    Thanks for the info about what is new in the SN+ oils. A quick glance shows that both Castrol Edge and Mobil 1 are SN+. (Mobil 1---sheesh---14 different versions, 6 of which will work in our...
  11. I don't think anyone has found a cross reference...

    I don't think anyone has found a cross reference plug. The Mazda OE plug seems to be it.

    Denso: "Sorry, we don't have any products in this category (Spark Plugs) that fit your vehicle, but you...
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    Look into the oil catch can threads by sm1ke. He...

    Look into the oil catch can threads by sm1ke. He installed the catch can to trap any oil droplets, and it's been dry so far. In any case, the cleanliness of the oil doesn't relate much with the...
  13. Front right refill: TK7867333 Front left...

    Front right refill: TK7867333
    Front left refill: TK4867333
    Less than $7 each.

    Take the blade off the arm for better access. (On the arm is OK, just awkward the first time.) Push the square...
  14. Try putting a bit of leather treatment on each...

    Try putting a bit of leather treatment on each part. If it soaks in, it's leather. If it doesn't soak in, it's vinyl.

    I like Lexol Vinylex or 303 Protectant on vinyl. I tried some Chemical Guys...
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    Mobil 1 is one of many fine oils that will work...

    Mobil 1 is one of many fine oils that will work great in our engines. Idemitsu oil is probably very good, but is it anything special? They have a blending plant in Indiana where they buy base oil,...
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    ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturer's Assn)...

    ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturer's Assn) specs often relate to extended drain intervals and specific manufacturer's requirements. A5/B5 is their highest spec for gasoline engines. C & E specs...
  17. The wiper blade refills from a dealership are low...

    The wiper blade refills from a dealership are low cost and easy to install. Trico and the identical NAPA-branded Exact Fit wipers snap right in.
  18. Both bars should have one end that is able to...

    Both bars should have one end that is able to slide. This allows for tightening as mentioned as well as flex with a load on them--we do not want a side thrust on the roof rails. The tight bar...
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    It is always good to renew all fluids. They all...

    It is always good to renew all fluids. They all deteriorate with time and usage. Brake fluid, power steering fluid, differential gear oil as well as the usual antifreeze and engine oil as well as...
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    2016~2020 Was that with so-called All Season tires? As...

    Was that with so-called All Season tires? As noted above the different brands and models snow & ice performance varies widely. Don't blame the car if the shoes are slippery.

    Bridgestone Blizzak...
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    All the wheel specs are here: ...

    All the wheel specs are here: https://www.wheel-size.com/ If the center bore is too big, you can buy adapter rings. If it's too small, you're out of luck.

    The other thing to compare is the...
  22. The airbox is up-flow; the bottom of the filter...

    The airbox is up-flow; the bottom of the filter catches the dirt. The bottom of the airbox has a snorkel that goes up to the sill at the top of the grill. The airflow is through the grill, up and...
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    How much wet road slop gets thrown up on the...

    How much wet road slop gets thrown up on the sides? Do you think it'll throw winter road sand (here the "sand" is about the size of an olive pit) against the paint? Will the optional splashguards...
  24. Tires continue to be improved. Developments in...

    Tires continue to be improved. Developments in rubber compounds, tread patterns, and casing design continue to be made. It seems that the top manufacturers leap frog each other bringing...
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    Best brakes how? Take a look at the EBC web...

    Best brakes how? Take a look at the EBC web site, pick a type of brake pad that sounds good to you, and look at the spider diagram. Not all manufacturers have this information available. ...
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