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  1. 2017 Sport - Brake Fluid flush

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Year 2 of my ownership -- all fluids got changed including the brake fluid. Motive doesn't make a cap that fits the Mazda reservoir, so I made my own. Bought a spare cap from the dealer (like $5), used a belt sander to smooth all that writing/letters off the top. Sealed up the vent...
  2. Add coolant or flush?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I recently purchased a 2014 iSV which has a very low coolant level and I would like to make sure the system is in good shape. The previous owner didn't disclose the last time the fluids were checked or what kind of coolant was last used, but it looks to be an emerald green. I'm thinking of just...
  3. brake fluid flush

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Planning to flush the brake fluid in the spring, probably long overdue as my 3 is nearly 4 years old. The normal procedure is to start bleeding with the farthest from the reservoir and work your way up. So rear right, rear left, front right and finish with front left. However, I read a...
  4. Auto transmission flush

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I am going to flush my 5 speed A/T with Amsoil and I bought 9 quarts. Question, can I use 9 quarts of the cheapest tranny fluid at Walmart to make sure all old fluid is out? Thinking of getting this to flush with: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech-Automatic-Transmission-Fluid/20573820 Just...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hey everyone I am currently looking for new wheels for my Mazda... I was looking at 19-8.5 with +35 offset and don't know if it will be the flush look I am going for:/. Any advice would be helpful! By the way the wheels are rotiform blq matte black! Thanks!:smile2:
  6. Coolant Flush necessary?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    They say every 30k miles you should do a coolant flush but is it necessary and what will happen if I don't do it?
  7. Transmission Flush

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I just hit 20K miles about a few days ago. In my old car, I always got a tranny flush every 24K miles and I will say, it definitely made a difference in smoothness. I know these cars have sealed transmissions with fluid stated to last the lifetime of the car, but I kind of don't feel...
  8. Dealer said I need Fuel Injector Flush?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I currently drive a Mazda 3 2011. It has about 17k Miles and I don't drive it much. I just did a Oil Change/Maintenance Service last week and the dealer "recommended" that I do a Fuel Injection Flush. They said there were few carbon build up behind the throttle bode plate. They wanted to...
  9. Panel near driver door is not flush with the car.. how did it happen?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I was washing my car today and noticed this part sticking out near the driver seat door. Any idea as to how that happened? I never noticed it before and I haven't hit anything as far as I know. My car is only about 4 months old.
  10. Manual Transmission Flush

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    Looking for input. My son had his 3i serviced, 39k miles the dealer sold him a transmission flush for a stick. They said it was on the maintenance program, that I have not found. Sounds bogus to me at $130. I'm happy to pay if it is ligit, but it doesn't seem right to me. Thanks Blake
  11. Nice flush look

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    So im trying to get a nice flush look on my 3sedan without it rubbing and I'm going to use Speed3 rims from the first gen. Does anyone know what the perfect tire combo would be? I have my car lowered on 2010 Teins Springs. Would it be 225/40 or 235/45. I don't know much about tires. Thanks in...
  12. Akrynym's "flush" Build Thread

    M3R Rides, Meets and Pics!
    Akrynym's "flush" Build Thread (Teaser pic now up) Some teaser pics on page 7, car is not fully ready yet Thought I would start this in anticipation of my new setup. I'm pretty damn excited, everything should be ready next week sometime, and pics of before and after will follow of course...
  13. sorta flush

    M3R Rides, Meets and Pics!
    sappening?! installed a few things over the past couple of weeks or so, most importantly the ST's and the Tri-point RSB. folded the rear fenders flat in and no rubbing. can finally fit 5 people and their shit, no problems. its about about a pinky gap low now so hopefully no more jokes... :no...
  14. Transmission Fluid Flush?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So, I dropped my car off at the local dealer to have them fit it with a new set of tires and they called me back recommending a transmission fluid flush $160. I was told there was no recommended intreval, but that the fluid was looking dark. I'm not sure if fluid needs to be changed or if they...
  15. MS3 wheels + what size spacers for flush?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hey guys, I just picked up some 2010 MS3 wheels (18x7.5 +52.5) for my 2010 mazda 3s and are currently getting them powder coated dark gunmetal like the RX-8 r3 wheels. I plan on putting on some 225/40-18 tires on them, and I want them to be flush with the fenders so I plan on getting some...