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  1. How to check the transmission fluid

    3rd-Gen
    @tickerguy shall you be the first to post acceleration vids on youtube with OVtune?
  2. Brand New 2018, Steering feels.. heavy?

    3rd-Gen
    Mazdas steering rack is tuned great. It's one of the few cars with light steering that feels stable and communicative at the same time. Bmws feel similar and have always been heavy, except for 3 series apparently..
  3. Question regarding oil...

    Mazdaspeed6
    No more oil threads please. If you do some research, lots and lots of Mazdspeed owners, amongst others such as Subaru WRX/STI owners use shell rotella with their cars. They claim it helped with oil consumption compared to Mobil 1 (which is poo, IMO) Pennzoil is good quality oil.
  4. I'm a NOOB (but not a Boob & would rather ask you guys then go to Youtube;)...

    Mazdaspeed6
    @bulwnkl did post a study; which, basically speaking stated that which oil filter you use had little effect on test results. This means how OFTEN you change your oil and filter has more effect than "what sort" of oil filter you are using.
  5. I'm a NOOB (but not a Boob & would rather ask you guys then go to Youtube;)...

    Mazdaspeed6
    Rotella 5W40 is probably the best choice of oil for this engine with price taken into consideration. I would also suggest looking into Motul or Redline. Don't be scared to go up to 5W50 once it becomes warm outside. Swapping in the same engine with 123K miles is a bad idea, again. I'll warn you...
  6. Does anyone know the power of the 2014-2017.5 Mazda 6 with FBO and a tune?

    3rd-Gen
    I am aware of the power gains as well as responsiveness you gain from going catless, so long as you are tuned. I would have done it a couple years ago, but especially these days there is no way I would ever do such a thing because I have become far more conscious of the enviroment. $800 for...
  7. High Fuel Consumption - Atenza 20C 2006

    Newbie Section
    All the symptoms you have specified indicate toward one or more faulty ignition coil and/or fuel injectors. No misfire code DOES NOT confirm that these indicated parts are functioning as they should.
  8. How to check the transmission fluid

    3rd-Gen
    Darn, I didn't realize they are one letter apart. Anyways, It costs huge amounts of money to build a brand new trans from scratch. The sort of money Mazda certainly did not have at the time, nor did they need to spend. But it does look like Mazda has made significant enough changes to the...
  9. White 3rd gen in Florida

    3rd-Gen
    Uh, That's a Mazda 3, as you can see at 20 seconds into the vid.
  10. How to check the transmission fluid

    3rd-Gen
    I agree with you, but generally speaking, I have found Wikipedia to be very useful in terms of resourcefulness. The information is not always 100% accurate, but we all know that the AW6A-EL transmission is in the current GJ as well. It can't be a different transmission with the same name. So...
  11. How to check the transmission fluid

    3rd-Gen
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/AWTF-80_SC Aisin Warner 6 speed auto transmission. OTHERWISE KNOWN as the AW6A-EL. Maybe Mazda claims it's an in house design for marketing purposes? Or maybe they modified aisins unit with the clutch packs. According to the wikipedia link the unit is based on...
  12. Car won’t start

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    Black bumper, near the exhaust tip? Not a good sign. Means the previous owner likely drove the car hard. Sounds like you need to replace the injectors to fix the rough/no start issue. I'd also suggest running a good fuel system cleaner such as redline. The o2 sensor will not cause no start...
  13. The worst news of all kind!!!

    Mazdaspeed6
    Great advice, im glad someone mentioned it. Dude, if you are swapping in a new engine, it means new ECU, and no access port. Im with this guy on the rebuild.
  14. Does anyone know the power of the 2014-2017.5 Mazda 6 with FBO and a tune?

    3rd-Gen
    A good quality aftermarket header system for this car is identical in design to OEM but minus the cats. Not worth the money IMO, especially since going catless has obvious repercussions to the environment. Reporting power loss from aftermarket headers is bad. That means they are so bad; in...
  15. High Fuel Consumption - Atenza 20C 2006

    Newbie Section
    Agree. Also, i always recommend changing spark plugs while the ignition coils are out.
  16. High Fuel Consumption - Atenza 20C 2006

    Newbie Section
    Any check engine light? Try the fuel injector cleaner. The stumbling you mention at 2000rpm could indicate more worn ignition coils or possibly a bad injector.
  17. Car won’t start

    Newbie Section
    Do you smell gas when it does start up? Any misfire codes? Bad o2 sensor in itself typically means the engine has an issue with a rich fuel mixture (bad fuel injectors) or excessive oil consumption which is ruining the o2 sensor. I'd recommend replacing the o2 sensor as the next step and then...
  18. want 18x8 wheels on speed 6 don’t know what tires or offset to use

    Mazda6 (Atenza)
    That offset will work with the car. Get 225/45/18 tires.
  19. Another battery mystery drain thread

    Electrical / HVAC
    If you drive only short distances this is what is killing your batteries. If you make sure the battery is fully charged and then unplug it if you dont plan to use the car for at least a week, I dont think you will run into any issues should you need to use the car again.
  20. The worst news of all kind!!!

    Mazdaspeed6
    The rpm is high enough to not cause much logging, but if you really stab the throttle hard enough I still think that would be enough to do the engine in.
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