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  1. Pennzoil Synthetic - 0w20 for 2.0L

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi folks, I've been doing 7,000k mile OCI's on the wife's 2.0L motor and to be frank, I have been using Pennzoil's 0w20 synthetic because it's dirt cheap with their commonly offered rebates (probably ends up being a $15 jug for a 5L bottle). Project farm on youtube also shows it as favorable...
  2. Liquid Chill Synthetic Engine Coolant(Review)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I changed my fluid at 154k. Oddly enough, it was still pretty clean when we drained it. But afterwards I switched to this Liquid Chill Synthetic Engine Coolant https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00U2C236A/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It's pretty solid stuff, certainly after a...
  3. Whats the difference? (oil)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Ok, I hear mobil 1 is the best, so thats what I am looking at. Walmart has best price by far, so I go to the website and I see this. The 5 qt, is only one of its kind. But 2 different prices for the 1 qt, and I was wondering if there is anything different between the two, or the 5qt. I cant...
  4. Anyone switched to Ford XT-M5-QS Full Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid ?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Anyone 2014 M3 switched to Ford XT-M5-QS Full Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid ? After 20,000 miles, mile 6 speed manual still has little bit of grind going to 2nd gear and going to 5th gear even after adjusting as shown on TSB. It seems that the Ford XT-M5-QS Full Synthetic Manual...
  5. Mother's synthetic wax results

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I got a sample bottle from Mother's from our recent car meet, they were one of the vendors out there and I decided to give it a try and here are the results. Keep in mind a very light polish was done to it about 2-3 weeks ago. First couple of things I noticed about it: - Very easy to...
  6. Synthetic vs Regular Oil Changes

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Okay, so I have been taking my Mazda to the Mazda dealership since I purchased it new. It currently has 46,000 miles and is due for another oil change when I find out that, lo and behold, they've been putting regular oil in it. My oil change intervals is around 5,000 miles. Question: Should I...
  7. Review (ongoing) Red Line D4 Full Synthetic ATF

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    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...
  8. Can I switch to full synthetic on a new car

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    I want to do the first oil change in my car. Someone was telling me that the car does not come from the factory with synthetic oil and I should wait 3k miles before switching. Is there any truth to this? I'm at 1400 miles, would there be any issues with doing the change now?
  9. Synthetic oil

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys. I just switched over to synthetic oil last Friday and have a few questions. 1st, should it drive any different? The engine sounds louder under accelerating and the check engine light came on when I drove it to Tampa last Friday also but went off on the 2nd day. Is that normal? It just...
  10. Synthetic vs. Reg Oil ??

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi All, I'm new at this. I have a new 2011 Mazda3 Touring 4dr5sp manual. Got my first oil change at 3268 miles. I noticed that the dealer used Synthetic Oil. Should I continue to use synthetic oil or can I use reg. oil as long as it is to same grade (0w20)?? Thanks in advance for any help...
  11. Switch to synthetic 5W-30 + wheel locks = fuel mileage dip?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    I switched to full synthetic 5W-30 motor oil last week (Kendall brand, from the dealer), and also had them toss on the OEM wheel locks. I noticed over the course of this last tank and a half that my gas mileage has taken a hit. I can't imagine the problem being the oil. Does adding wheel locks...
  12. Extended Synthetic Oil

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I was thinking of going to synthetic oil and was wondering whether to go w/ the regular or extended. I guess I'm kind of lazy changing oil in the winter. So, if I go with the extended oil i'd only have to change it once a year compare to 3-4 a year. Also, I don't put that many miles on my car...
  13. Fully Synthetic or Reg Motor Oil on my '10 MS3

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Fully Synthetic or Reg Motor Oil on my '10 MS3
  14. Amsoil, Synthetic Oils

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Does anyone run Amsoil in the car/is interested in it? I started changing oil with this stuff in all my cars, it really makes a difference compared to hydrocracked group iii synthetic oils (mobil 1).. I think it's one of the best 100% synthetic oils on the market today.. it's lame that...
  15. Oil Change (synthetic)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey all! How far over the dealer recommended miles can i go for an oil change with the synthetic oil? Or, is it better to go when you are under before you get over? The dealership where i bought my car has about a 2-4 week waiting list to get an oil change. I'm having a hard time predicting my...
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