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  1. Just Purchased a 2014 GT - 208,000 Miles

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    That is pretty awesome haha! Stay on top of the MDX as well, ours has 210k on it. I do the trans fluid drain and fill 3x every 30k. The Honda 5AT units will run for a long time if you treat them right.
  2. Just Purchased a 2014 GT - 208,000 Miles

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    Thanks for the insight there, that is an interesting point. With the new ATF acting as a solvent, it will come down to how much buildup there is already inside the transmission and how good the filter is at catching it. I wonder if its possible to inspect for that with a bore-scope or by...
  3. Tires - Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

    3rd-Gen
    I have driven a BMW 135i on those Firestones. My friend swapped out some old Pilot Super Sports that were starting to show dry-rot. For what its worth the Indy 500 hooked up way better and felt better than the older PSS.
  4. Just Purchased a 2014 GT - 208,000 Miles

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  5. Just Purchased a 2014 GT - 208,000 Miles

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    You are correct on how the testing I referenced works. I have also heard the concern of changing old fluid. Me triple flushing this Mazda 6 at 208k will be my biggest defiance of the "don't flush old ATF" belief that I have ever done. I personally think it is a myth that got started from shops...
  6. Just Purchased a 2014 GT - 208,000 Miles

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    I actually worked for a big name transmission manufacturer as a Quality Engineer. All of the transmissions we made were "lifetime fluid". I have never agreed that a transmission fluid can do its job with no loss in quality/material properties for an unlimited amount of time. This was a contested...
  7. Just Purchased a 2014 GT - 208,000 Miles

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    That is right. The original owner had never replaced the transmission fluid. I just did my first drain and fill on it. I intend to do 2 more drain and fills and replace the filter/strainer. I was going to add a Magnefine until I found out that these 3rd gen M6s use a water to oil transmission...
  8. What do you think of this front lip

    Mazda6 (Atenza)
    The front bumper already has a surprisingly big integrated lip in my opinion.. I think this is just too much, especially with the "wings" on the sides.
  9. TO replace or Rebuild

    Suspension / Brakes
    My 6 is new to me, so I don't have any direct experience with its brakes. I have dealt with this in general and on my high mile Honda that had a sticking rear caliper I chose to rebuild. It was a bit of a pain to get the dust boot seated right.. Took more than 10 tries, but more of an annoying...
  10. How Long Have You Had Your 6

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    I bought my 2014 less than a week ago. Bought with 208k miles on the clock and intend to take it to 300k and beyond. Bought it to replace my 2006 CR-V that had 337k on the clock and still ran strong. The CR-V was just quite bruised up and I am looking to move into the real estate sales world.
  11. What do you guys do for your professions?

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    I am a Quality Engineer with a company that makes power tools for Home Depot under the Rigid and Ryobi brands. When work isn't busy I am a professional internet surfer..
  12. New member

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    Hello Mike! Tell us about your 6!
  13. Just Purchased a 2014 GT - 208,000 Miles

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    Thanks for the warm welcome, tried to post ODO pic for you guys but it is telling me my post count is too low. Will start up a thread with some more info on the car and pics soon. I'll also follow up with the ODO pic as soon as I figure out/meet the minimum post count.
  14. Just Purchased a 2014 GT - 208,000 Miles

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    Just bought a 2014 Grand Touring. PO used it on his work commute (85 mile one way) since new. Car has had regular oil changes (7.5k miles), brakes, tires, and pretty much nothing else. Some road rash on the outside but inside is like new.. Seems like these cars hold up nice. Figured I would sign...
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