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Mazda 626, Sedan
#1353 of 2044 mazda tune up stuff
Apr 23, 2003 (8:51 am)
i've been searching thru the net at car parts sites and the cheapest spark plug wire set was $80. when i did a search at auto zone i found about 8 spark plugs that can be used on my 2000 626 lx v6 ranging from $12.99 to $1.99 for each plug. is there a big diffence on what plugs to use? i saw ngk plugs for $18 per plug and the bosch platinum+4 at $5.99 each. i also noticed a wide range of oil filters for this car by fram .
i was thing of installing a K&N AIR FILTER on this car to improve the mileage.
i've read all the negative stuff on the 626's and i have had some minor problems with mine but i just love the ride i get in that 626. i love it when i'm doing 70 mph and hit the pedal real hard , man she just jumps!!! i have 3 guys at work who drive newer maxima's and all 3 of them have spent more time in the shop than my 2000 626.
Apr 23, 2003 (10:22 am)
I just received my order of NGK IX Irridum plugs(part # 2477 for V6) at $6.95 per plug (plus $6.95 for shipping)from http://www.sparkplugs.com/
These should be better then OEM platinum that lasted 60K on my car. I'm sure they also stock ngk wires for the car.
As for oil filters I would use either PureOne, Mobil or Wix.
#1355 of 2044 clock and plugs
Apr 23, 2003 (10:41 am)
I believe they deleted the redundant clock as the radio has this function. Most manufacturers have done the same.
Mazda's MSRP on their NGK platinum plugs (part number 0000-18-KJ13) is $13.70. If your dealer is charging you more that that, try http://www.mazdastuff.com
Apr 23, 2003 (10:46 am)
The OEM plugs on this car(at least on my 2000 LX-V6) are Denso PKJ16CR8 (part #3175)and those you can purchase also on sparkplugs.com. They run $7.16 a piece.
#1357 of 2044 re:mazda tuneup stuff
Apr 23, 2003 (11:05 am)
again you guys are great for advice!!! i was thinking of going to mobil one for my future oil changes. i put 3000 miles on my car in a month and i don't want to keep changing the oil every 5 weeks. i read that you can go up to 10,000 miles between oil changes using mobil one.any ideas?
Apr 23, 2003 (11:18 am)
yep 10K on Mobil 1 is fine as you can see from my oil analysis after 10K. Not to mention that most of those 10K were in winter weather which is typically more hard on oil. So good oil and good filter(PureOne,Mobil or Wix) and you are fine for 10K of zoom zoom !
#1359 of 2044 Crunch time with the tranny
Apr 23, 2003 (11:45 am)
OK guys, give me the skinny: I'm at the 12 month mark on my 3rd automatic tranny. The thing is working better than the previous two. Do I go and get the tranny flushed, and add the Lubeguard (or whatever it was called), OR do I leave well enough alone and do it at the 2 year mark. This is a case when I am guessing: "leave well enough alone" is the best course of action. Suggestions?
#1361 of 2044 thanks zoomzoom626
Apr 23, 2003 (1:02 pm)
what a fantastic post. I don't know about going the extra mile and getting a new cooler installed. I wouldn't know where or how much that would cost. I was amazed to read that there actually is a filter in my Probe transmission. I have always been told by the dealer that there was NOT one in these trannies. Nonetheless, I'm off to my nearest BG machine and having my tranny flushed out right now. Thanks.
#1362 of 2044 Those weird transmissions
Apr 23, 2003 (4:15 pm)
Considering you practically have to disassemble the LA4A-EL/CD4E to get at the filter - and keeping in mind that Mazda dealers don't do this sort of thing if they can help it - "it's got no filter" is almost plausible.
I'm on a 15k-mile flush cycle on mine, on the theory that it cuts down the amount of time the fluid has to deteriorate.
(And '98-'99 models don't have heater ducts under the front seats, either.)