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    Unless they completely added a wrong oil, very difficult these days, I highly doubt this is oil related.
    Ask them to run diagnostics on the vehicle. A change in timing advance (mandated by the ECU) can lead to different engine noise and performance issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unobtanium View Post
    To be fair, maybe his DIY projects differ, such as carpentry, etc? and the tools don't carry over 100%? I dunno, but one thing I've learned is that people who are out of their element are absolutely ignorant, and quite often stupid. In their element, they may be geniuses, and they may have extremely well honed skills within their area, but push them outside of it? Worse than worthless. They possess not only ignorance, but raging Dunning-Kruger, because of their past successes within their element and the wishful thinking that it carries over.

    I would never denigrate someone who had the broad intelligence to know when they were in deep waters (for them) and seek consultation or outside expertise. THAT, is the mark of true intelligence, IMO

    Specialization may be meant for insects, but us humans do it, too. I see it all the time. I also recognize it in myself, and that is why I hire out many tasks that others feel are "simple". They lay outside of my realm of experience, and I don't wish to learn painfully or at great cost.
    Um, ok then.

    Changing the oil for the CX isn't rocket science and anyone with a basic knowledge of tools can do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad 16.5 View Post
    Um, ok then.

    Changing the oil for the CX isn't rocket science and anyone with a basic knowledge of tools can do it.
    Let me chirp in .... my username MrDIY is because I basically do everything myself. My first house purchased off plan was without kitchen and bathroom. I built the entire kitchen from scratch, put in toilets, tiled floors and wall ect. Not having a clue about metalwork, bought an arc welder and make up my own sliding security gates. Over the years, I have basically learned to do everything myself ... including changing of brakes, wheel bearings, and other car components. Did have some help changing a clutch plate on a VW Golf. My actual area of expertise though ... I am an electronic design engineer.

    However, with my Mazda, it comes with a warranty and a paid up service plan for 4 years. I don't pay for oil ect. Hence why do it myself in this case. Considering the CX5 has had gearbox issues, I don't want to mess with anything that could have the dealership looking for and excuse not to honor anything on their part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDIY View Post
    Let me chirp in .... my username MrDIY is because I basically do everything myself. My first house purchased off plan was without kitchen and bathroom. I built the entire kitchen from scratch, put in toilets, tiled floors and wall ect. Not having a clue about metalwork, bought an arc welder and make up my own sliding security gates. Over the years, I have basically learned to do everything myself ... including changing of brakes, wheel bearings, and other car components. Did have some help changing a clutch plate on a VW Golf. My actual area of expertise though ... I am an electronic design engineer.

    However, with my Mazda, it comes with a warranty and a paid up service plan for 4 years. I don't pay for oil ect. Hence why do it myself in this case. Considering the CX5 has had gearbox issues, I don't want to mess with anything that could have the dealership looking for and excuse not to honor anything on their part.
    I understand what you're saying. You paid for it so why not have the dealer do the work. I'm also like you in that I do EVERYTHING myself and I've very anal about it. I hate to take my vehicles in to the dealer for work, any work, warranty or not. We had a VW TDI before the CX and the VW came with 3 years of 'free' maintenance, which included oil changes. I spoke with the service manager about doing all the service myself. He agreed to supply me with all the oils, filters, crush washers etc. that I needed in order to do the work myself. He only asked that I let him know when I did the work and what the odo had to say.

    Not for everyone of course but I live by the motto 'if you want something done right, do it yourself'.
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    Did the work order actually say software upgrade? There was one a while back for cold weather performance in earlier models that had a lot of performance complaints. How about gas? Any chance of getting a fill of something bad? I agree with reconnecting the battery and see if something clears the situation.

    Good speech Unobtanium, 100% agree. Forums would be a little more civil if people followed that advice.

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