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Thread: What have you done with your Mazda5 today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljmattox View Post
    My new-to-me M5 GT got it's first servicing this weekend: R&R the original battery, and then and oil change.

    That let me swap out the original lower engine shield with it's replacement. I'd noticed a piece of it was broken when I examined the car during my test drive.

    Turns out: about 2/3rds of it was GONE. Judging from the what was left, I think the original owner scraped over a cement parking bumper and ruined it.

    All tidy looking now with the new one. I like how they left some service access openings in the new design, that was a bit of a pain to have to R&R the whole thing for each oil change on 2010 (and I didn't feel like cutting a hole in that one!).

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    I used a 5" hole saw to make a filter access hole on my 09. Very silly they didn't consider it themselves.
    2009 Mazda 5 Touring, Stormy Blue on Sand
    Gentex/Sony rear view mirror cam installed 4/28/10
    Python 533 2 way remote starter installed 1/10/12
    Heated side view mirrors installed 10/17/13
    MS3 rear sway bar installed 4/9/14
    Totalled by a moron 5/11/16 RIP
    You're my boy Blue!

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    Got to put on my set advans and getting an alignment done

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    Taking it into shop for some repair estimate.
    Someone decided to say hello to the front bumper at the intersection. (two car collided and one car bounced of and hit our stationary car while waiting at the light)
    Car will be out of service for probably 2-3 weeks, got a rental RAV4 for now.

    Car Broken.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by MZ5black View Post
    I think the one on 14MY looks the same. When I removed it prior to my first (and only so far) ATF drain, I got CG15-56-110A off of the sticker on it. I think the same part was used for all 2012+ 5's. I could not figure out a way to drain ATF with the shield on so ended up removing it. That hole is probably for something else. I do appreciate the oil filter access though!
    I had to remove mine to drain the ATF also so I probably do have that hole, then. Wonder what it's for?
    ~Karl
    2014 Mazda 5 Sport automatic - Deep Crystal Blue on Black

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    2006 Mazda 5 Touring

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    The Mazda5 had been traded in (3/11/2017)

    I'd hate to spam the thread with a gallery of photos, so I will leave the last two pictures I took.




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    2012 Mazda 5 Grand Touring

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    Installed Koni FSD struts all around, and F&R alignment...still tracking straight and true, and body control over freeway heaves and transitions is much improved. As smooth-riding as whatever was on it (bought used; have no idea if they were replaced before), maybe even a bit more compliant over expansion joints.

    My second set of FSDs, I have them on my 2012 MINI Cooper, absolutely transformed that car from flinty-riding to pretty decent, and still nimble.

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    Oil change done. Flushed coolant
    Cleaned up all the coffee, spilled & splashed in the accident we had a while back.
    Waiting on tires to be delivered. Received my adjustable rear control arms.
    Bought new front brake rotors & pads. Both Brembo, Autozone was the cheapest (March20 = 20% off + free shipping)

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    2012 Mazda 5 Grand Touring

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    LED'd most of the easy bulbs. 9005 Opti-7 Fluxbeam high-beams, map lights, dome light, cargo light, backup lights. I needed shorty 194s for the map lights...didn't have on hand. Put on my rear bumper cover. Added a Valentine One mount and direct power wire (wrote a how-to elsewhere).

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