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    How about these?: - fuel filter - thermostat -...

    How about these?:
    - fuel filter
    - thermostat
    - water pump
    - PCV valve is hard to reach - considered lifetime
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    2013 So your recommendations: - Transmission:...

    2013

    So your recommendations:
    - Transmission: Drain and fill transmission fluid every 30K miles
    - Coolant: Change at 120K Miles, then every 60K after that
    - Plugs: Replace every 75K miles
    -...
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    100k Service requirements?

    Other than engine oil, what services (preventive or otherwise) should I perform?
    I bought it with 85k last year - been driving on freeway (hardly any local drive) - 1k at a time - now its hitting...
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    Having tried to suck fluid and replace, I find...

    Having tried to suck fluid and replace, I find more dirt is coming out as the new fluid get into action. Roughly 50% oil is changed - see post. Car has 100k - it is black.
    I called around for price:...
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    Sorry I updated the link:...

    Sorry I updated the link:
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ericwang/thinkcar-obd-ii-the-intelligent-solution-to-car-diagnostics
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    Blackbox for car - ThinkCar?

    This is a Kickstarter program and I bought one after seeing reviews about it.
    Here is a referral link:
    ...
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    Which Rear Brake Pad?

    My rear brake pads have 3mm - dealer told me - they say resurface the rotor.

    I usually buy the parts at rockauto. I am puzzled that they have a large selection - Economy is not necessarily cheaper...
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    He repaired cars his entire career. He seems...

    He repaired cars his entire career.
    He seems honest and politically incorrect - so the car company's are offended - wants to shut his voice off. He is not being sponsored by any companys.

    Dr Phil...
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    This guy seems very good. He said that - Jatco is...

    This guy seems very good. He said that - Jatco is no good in one of its video:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/scottykilmer

    This link states Asin for M5:...
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    Who made the M5 Tranny?

    Any of you know if the tranny in M5 is made by Jatco Transmission?
    If not who makes it?

    Jatco Transmission is apparently the worst. Toyota uses another company, Aisin
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    Hey - thanks O'Reilly sells a blue one as the...

    Hey - thanks
    O'Reilly sells a blue one as the compatible product made by Valvoline - if u scroll down, it lists M5 under compatibility:...
  12. Does the spare tire come with TPMS?

    Does the spare tire come with TPMS?
  13. Thanks @Vasy - you are an awesome contributor. I...

    Thanks @Vasy - you are an awesome contributor.
    I am in USA. The lights are not on now - it was a brief event.
  14. Are u saying the beep and light was to let me...

    Are u saying the beep and light was to let me know it died?
    Where is the "Whole TPMS unit" located - not on tire stem?


    If it is dealer service item, why are u suggesting to go to Costco - I...
  15. Anyone can shed the battery spec or model # or...

    Anyone can shed the battery spec or model # or links?
  16. TPMS light came on and sound heard briefly! No TPMS?

    I first started the car around 2pm and it was 75 Fahrenheit

    As I drove through the driveway, I heard beeping sound and the TPMS light came on - then all stopped. I had driven 100miles already. I...
  17. Mazda Maintenance Guide: Brake Fluid Exchange, AT Fluid, PS Fluid - none for US?

    The manual has no maintenance for:
    - Brake Fluid Exchange
    - AT Fluid
    - PS Fluid

    Yet both my AT and PS fluid are blackish at 90k - dealer had to flush the Tranny twice to get the color right!
    ...
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    Tranny Fluid level with cold engine?

    Has anyone calibrated as to where it should be after resting the car overnight?

    I had it changed at the dealer - they had to do it twice to get the black color removed. Manual says check it when...
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    Checking Engine Oil after overnight!

    I tend to change oil in 5k increments with Mobil1 Full Syn 0w20.

    Got this car with 85k - must have done oil change closer to 90k and another at 95k. Now at 97k, I checked the level - it was just...
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    Assuming .8qt is the full size, and I replaced...

    Assuming .8qt is the full size, and I replaced 220ml each time, I removed 30% of the old oil. 70% remained..

    With the 2nd change, it now has 49% of the old oil still remains!
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    I did my 2nd round and it took longer due to more...

    I did my 2nd round and it took longer due to more cleanup. This time the black oil took longer to drip out of the syringe!
    I replaced approx half quart. 1qt=946ml - have about 500ml still remaining...
  22. Better Windshield than OEM? Got a star crack!

    My windshield got a star crack - 2013 model.

    In some sense I am worried about ripping off the factory seal and removing the old one.
    Wondering if there a better windshield that is legal in...
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    I removed the the small reservoir on top along...

    I removed the the small reservoir on top along with the L-shaped hose.
    Then pushed an "air hose" (from parts store) with a syringe attached into the reservoir.
    I only removed about 250ml of fluid....
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    Will the aquarium hand pump reach the reservoir...

    Will the aquarium hand pump reach the reservoir through the bends?
    I guess the aquarium hand pump tube needs to contact the surface of the oil to suck it out?
    Unless the aquarium hand pump tube is...
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    Does it include part?

    Does it include part?
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