My 2016 Mazda 3 2.0 just hit the 60,000 mile mark. I would like to have a transmission drain and fill/filter change performed now for the first time, and then About every 30,000 miles after this. That seems to be what most people recommend as far as preventative maintenance.
I just did an ATF drain and fill on my 2016 Mazda 3 with the 2.0L + automatic.
After letting it drain, I put back in roughly 3.5 quarts. After a 20 minute drive and the fluid at operating temp, I quickly checked the dipstick and it seems to be about 1/8" over the "hot" fill line. Will I be...
Let this be your lesson of changing your ATF, it's NOT sealed for life.
The oil came out black and smelled burnt after just 55k miles
Original included for reference
Ps: CX5 uses the same transmission so this will also work on the 3 and 6
I'm thinking of servicing my 2014 but I absolutely hate having to drop the pan to just change the filter.
It seems to have a paper "oil strainer" aka rock catcher and I'm not sure whether to bother changing.
Also RTV silicone having to cure for 24 hours and to replace all 16 bolts which Mazda...
This tutorial applies to 2014, 2015, and 2016 Mazda 3 with automatic transmission. I am not sure if Mazda tweaked the transmission design for 2017 onward, but process should be very similar.
- Phillips head screwdriver (to remove the splash guard under the car)
- Flat head...
Hello, a friend of mine came over to change the oil in his Mazda 3S Grand Touring and instead of draining engine oil I pulled the tranny drain plug, with no other resources available I found myself at advanced auto buying carquest ATF fluid (red in color). Do you guys think it will be fine for...
My 2010 Mazda 3 2.5 S needs to have the transmission fluid change (50k). I understand that the transmission needs a ATF M-V type fluid? The OEM fluid from the dealer would cost $14 a quart. What do you folks use aside from the Mazda ATF? I want to use synthetic fluid for the...
My 2009 Mazda 3s is coming up on 30k miles and I was just wondering what would be the best option for replacing the auto transmission fluid? Being that I drive in manual mode 99.5% of the time and the liquid that I've been testing from the dipstick is light/moderate brown, should I just drain...
This thread will be an ongoing review of the Red Line D4 Full Synthetic ATF.
Here’s some information pulled from Red Line’s website.
Red Line D4 can be used "where Dexron III®, Dexron II®, Mercon® and Mercon V® fluids are recommended, provides a GL-4 level of gear protection. Popular...
Revised RHD M3S Missing Parts
Just noticed not only Footwell Light but also ATF Cooler are missing from the new revised M3S RHD version in Hong Kong. :ohmy 1:
Luckily the side mirror blinker is still there.
Footwell LED board
Previous M3S's driver side
Previous M3S's pax side