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  1. Thread: Zaino'd the CX-5

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    Very true!

    Very true!
  2. Thread: Oil catch can

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    2013~2016 Well, I added a catch can to my CX-9 for a couple...

    Well, I added a catch can to my CX-9 for a couple of reasons. First, my Accord performed so much better after doing a carbon build-up cleaning. Second, the IS250 I used to own had the warranty...
  3. Thread: Zaino'd the CX-5

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    That would get rid of the majority of the dust,...

    That would get rid of the majority of the dust, but a light layer would remain due to static electricity.
  4. Thread: Oil catch can

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    2013~2016 Thanks for this. I was wrong in my original post...

    Thanks for this. I was wrong in my original post and I've edited it as shown below. I've reviewed where the PCV valve is on the 2.5T Skyactiv-G engine, and it looks like my catch can is indeed...
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    Could have also been a button on a pair of denim...

    Could have also been a button on a pair of denim jeans or a metal emblem on the brand label of a pair of pants.
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    Just saw this. My only performance/engine mod is...

    Just saw this. My only performance/engine mod is the intake. I have a dashcam, so I'll record the drive home without the music on and the windows down you can get an idea of what it sounds like....
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    Typically you'd have to buy the whole assembly. I...

    Typically you'd have to buy the whole assembly. I don't think they sell the lenses separately because they can't guarantee that it will be installed to the headlight housing correctly.

    I'd try...
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    Check to make sure everything under the hood is...

    Check to make sure everything under the hood is secure. Some people with various other models (like the CX-5) have also reported clunking that goes away after securing random loose strut tower nuts,...
  9. Thread: Oil catch can

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    2013~2016 While it's true that you may never need a valve...

    While it's true that you may never need a valve cleaning, I wouldn't rule it out completely. I had a 1991 Honda Accord with over 200k on the engine. I had put half of the mileage on the engine...
  10. Thread: Oil catch can

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    2013~2016 Like you said, carbon build-up is pretty much an...

    Like you said, carbon build-up is pretty much an eventual thing all car owners will have to deal with if you keep the cars long enough or drive them a certain way for a long enough time.

    The oil...
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    A leather repair shop should be able to handle...

    A leather repair shop should be able to handle it, but it's likely that you'll still be able to notice the repair after it's done. I'm thinking it'll look 90% better after the repair.
  12. Thread: Oil catch can

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    2013~2016 It's not a catch can, it's an oil separator...

    It's not a catch can, it's an oil separator installed at the PCV valve. It basically catches engine blow-by and allows oil to drain back into the engine and everything else to go back into the intake...
  13. My safety comes before my ego :) Thanks again for...

    My safety comes before my ego :) Thanks again for bringing this to my attention. In my eagerness to install the rear dashcam, I completely overlooked how running the cable the way I was would...
  14. 2016~2019 Thanks! Loving it still, the suction sound during...

    Thanks! Loving it still, the suction sound during moderate acceleration is borderline addicting to me, haha. One thing I'll note is that the sound is quite intrusive, so if you prefer the quiet cabin...
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    Nice! The CV3R design goes very well with the...

    Nice! The CV3R design goes very well with the CX-9, with the added benefit of being really, really easy to keep clean :)

    Could you also provide offset/ET measurement? The rears look more...
  16. Thread: Zaino'd the CX-5

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    Is Zaino Z5 essentially an all-in-one product? I...

    Is Zaino Z5 essentially an all-in-one product? I ask because it says "Polish" on the bottle, but also lists UV protection. I've always thought that after polishing a car, it's best to apply a coat of...
  17. I appreciate the heads up, but you could be less...

    I appreciate the heads up, but you could be less of an ass about it. I edited your original post above so you could see how. It gets the point across without the sass.

    Thanks for posting (and...
  18. Thread: Turbo Lag

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    It should have very little turbo lag, but in the...

    It should have very little turbo lag, but in the scenario you describe, if I wanted to overtake, I'd put the car in Sport, which immediately shifts me into the previous gear. Check for oncoming...
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    Did you do a search? 2019:...

    Did you do a search?

    2019: https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?123865794-2019-Mazda-CX9-Pricing/page2

    2018:...
  20. Lol, who knows. I think I'll postpone this one...

    Lol, who knows. I think I'll postpone this one for a while, there are other mods I'd really like to do before this one.
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    Sometimes an OEM wheel has "pockets" between the...

    Sometimes an OEM wheel has "pockets" between the lug holes that would provide space for the OEM studs and lugs when using a spacer thinner than 30mm. See below:
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    If you walk away and it doesn't beep, you're...

    If you walk away and it doesn't beep, you're probably out of range (or maybe your key fob battery is low). It's just the way Mazda's system works, and maybe it will be improved in the future, but...
  23. 2016~2019 I added an edit to the end of post #4 for...

    I added an edit to the end of post #4 for pressing the mirror glass back into place.
  24. 2016~2019 Yep that's exactly what I meant, sorry if it...

    Yep that's exactly what I meant, sorry if it wasn't clear. I actually saw that exact video when I was trying to see if anyone else had done it for the CX-5 or CX-9. In that video, you can see that...
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    I believe that for this style of spacer, the...

    I believe that for this style of spacer, the spacer bolts to the existing studs. The spacer then has it's own studs that the wheel would mount to. Here's a video that provides a good explanation:

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