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  1. Fumoto Oil Drain Plug

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Is any one using this Fumoto valve as their drain plug? (Apologies if this is floating around in some thread already.) Seems like a great idea. I'm going to replace the allen key drain plug with this or a hex bolt.
  2. drain and fill bolt (manual transmission)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    help pleasee!?? I am going to be changing my transmission fluid this weekend and i have no idea where the fill bolt or the drain plug is. i have a 2012 mazda 3 i skyactiv 6speed.
  3. Manual Transmission Drain & Fill Plug Gaskets

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey everyone, I'm in the process of helping my girlfriend save some $$$ by not going to the dealer for service on her 2015 3 2.0L M/T. I've done the transmission fluid flush once before (Redline MTL 75w80), but am ready to do it again since she's still complaining about shift quality after the...
  4. revised oil drain plug

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Not sure when this came in, but if you have one of the original socket head drain plugs (the kind that take a hex head bit or allen key) do yourself a favour and go order a new one at the dealer. Mazda revised the oil drain plug and its now a proper 17mm hex head bolt style. I knew my plug was...
  5. Oil leaking from drain plug?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    i do my own oil changes. i brought my 2015 mazda3 to the dealership for a recall. they did their usual 360 degree check (or whatever they call it) in addition. the service rep said the mechanic found slight oil leaking and suggested that i replace the drain plug/washer. i can see it not being...
  6. NEWBIE: oil drain plug and filter location - 2017

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Can someone please clue me in on the location for these? The home page sticky for 2014-2017 oil change DIY does not apply to model 2017. I went out today and opened up the two plastic covers underneath the front and neither reveal the oil filter...or maybe Im missing something. I also couldn't...
  7. How to drain and fill transmission fluid and change transmission strainer on Mazda 3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    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. Tools needed: - Phillips head screwdriver (to remove the splash guard under the car) - Flat head...
  8. How to drain and fill Mazda 3 transmission fluid and change transmission strainer

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    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. Tools needed: - Phillips head screwdriver (to remove the splash guard under the car) - Flat head...
  9. Coolant drain and fill

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Does a coolant drain and fill (unscrew drain plug, drain, screw in drain plug, fill up radiator) introduce a bunch of air to the system? If so, how do I go about getting rid of the air in the cooling system?
  10. Oil drain plug was 1/3 loose after 8k miles

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    so I did my 4th oil change. I noticed some oil on the access panel and the underside of the car. when I removed the access panel, I saw the drain plug was 1/3 out! :surprise: after I drained the oil, the container said 3 1/2 quarts. I leaked a quart. no idea what I did wrong. :confused1 1...
  11. Replacement 17 mm Oil Drain Plug

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    2016 Mazda3. Managed to strip my oil drain plug (at center area where hex wrench is inserted) and looking for replacement. Will any 17mm oil drain plug work?
  12. 2016 diesel drain plug washer part number ?

    2014-2018 Diesel Engine
    Hey everyone I can't find part number for drain plug washer for my 2016 diesel engine (CX-5 2,2) I'm even unsure if drain plug washer really needs to be changed for these engines ? Does anyone knows anything about that ? Thanks !!!
  13. Fumoto or EZ Oil Drain Valves?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm looking to get one of these drain valves, does anyone have any experience with them for the 2014+ 3's? Both require an adapter for the 2.0L and the reason is: "We recommend that you purchase an adapter(extension) because your vehicle likely has a recessed oil drain port. Adapters are...
  14. Power drain when turning

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    I have noticed here lately that when i am turning my steering wheel that the lights dim the rpms drop to about 600 (from 900 roughly) and the interior lights dim. Why is my power steering pulling so much power from my alternator????
  15. Aux power drain

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, I noticed that the AUX power inside the center console stays on even when the car turns off. Now idle draining is probably insignificant , and maximum rated power is 20 watts( 3 channel). Does the car turn off the AUX power if the battery voltage drops? Do I have to worry about a low...
  16. FS: Fumoto F-106 Drain Valve

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    I have for sale a brand new, unused Fumoto F-106 Oil Drain Valve. What is included is the valve and the paper gasket. Fits 2014 Mazda 3 Skyactivs, but other fitments can be looked up on the Fumoto website I am asking for $25 Shipped. Thanks for looking
  17. Fumoto valves choices

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    What valve did you guys choose? I see that there are ones with long nipple which might hit the pan Also, how has it hold up? Has it leaked? :shaun:
  18. having trouble locating drain plug oil 2.5

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Can anyone help me out, am I blind??. I can't seem to find the plug. I am by no means a mechanic so please be patient with me lol.
  19. Coolant drain & refill

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    My wife's 2010 five door grocery getter is four and a half years old with 15,000 on the Odo. Mazda says swap the coolant at 60,000 or four years. Is a coolant swap really necessary considering the low mileage?
  20. Magnetic oil drain plugs?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey guys, I'm looking around the internet to see if anyone sells a magnetic oil drain plug for the 2014 2.0L Skyactiv motor. Anyone can chime in on this? Thanks! Edit: Actually, I just thought of this; would a magnetic drain plug also attract potentially magnetic oil additives like...
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