That's pretty much what I'm doing right now. I might switch to 20k or 15k intervals if I feel like my trans is starting to act up. I'm still not 100% sure how well the auto trans can take monthly track days.yup i would like to know others input.
change ATF @ 30K 60K and 90K???
If it makes you feel any better I just paid 20 bucks a bottle at the dealer. I went in planning to buy a case but they only had 8 total on hand. This stuff is expensive, hard to get ahold of and it doesn't even come in a cool bottle! :no:The ATF-FZ fluid, however, is a pain to get ahold of though. I tried ordering from 3 different places online and they refused to ship it to me saying it was considered hazerdous material. BS!! Honda dealers don't have any problems shipping me ATF for my Acura. I ended up having to go to my dealer for it at the full retail price of $14.89 (ouch! 3x what I pay for fluid for my luxury vehicle!).
What fluid did you use and did you have the dealer do it with your own fluid? I am at 21K miles and notice a notchy shifting into 4th...overall shifting is not as smooth as it was when the car had 5k miles and I want to enjoy the smooth tranny...I did mine around 20k mile mark. I wasn't there to see the old fluid. Sorry.
Out of curiosity is there a particular reason you chose the 70W-80 fluid? Without doing further research, Redline mentions that the MT-90 75W-90 oil is popular in mazda vehicles (among others).As per my signature, I used Redline MTL (70W-80, GL-4 fluid). I have a shop a block or 2 away that helps me with things since I bring them a lot of business.
Be warned if you do it, the owner's manual is WRONG about the capacity. The manual states it is 1.75 quarts of MTF, you will need 2.4 quarts.
Are you Skyactiv? I know the non-Skys have about a 3qt capacity and any ATF should work fine. I used Mobil 1.Bumping up for more info!
I'm at 30k miles in my '13 Mazda and would like to drain/fill the fluid. Looks like 0000-FZ-113E-01 is the part number for the fluid. Do I need 3 quarts? Couldn't find any info on my quick Google search for the capacity.
You can only use the ATF-FZ for sky active. it's about $15 a bottle I don't know the cap for the mazda 3, see if you can find a service manual pdf online (or just call the dealer). Check the price at the stealership, and the change itself is easy.I am SkyActiv.