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#137 of 146 Re: My Mazda5 came with a spin on type oil filter! [c_j_falk]
Aug 31, 2009 (6:17 pm)
I'll have to check mine. It also was built in june 09. I bought 5 cartridge filters
on ebay. I hope I can use them.
#138 of 146 Re: My Mazda5 came with a spin on type oil filter! [c_j_falk]
Oct 18, 2009 (7:50 am)
I have a June 09 build as well and was surprised to find the traditional spin-on metal filter. I actually ordered the cap wrench needed for the cartridge style filter and have no need for it now. All of the web resources show a cartridge filter for the 09, so this must be a mid-year change. What wrench works best for getting to the filter through the hole? The hole seems a bit offset for the filter itself.
#139 of 146 Re: My Mazda5 came with a spin on type oil filter! [xspeedy]
Oct 20, 2009 (5:07 am)
I have an '06 with cartridge filter, and the hole has always stumped me. It's not at all lined up with the filter and I envision quite a mess if I managed to unscrew the filter with the plastic still installed. I just remove the whole plastic belly pan each time I change the oil. There are 6 or 8 10mm cap screws to remove, plus two two "push pin" locating plastic plug deals (similar to those used on interior trim and etc.). The 2 plastic pin deals are more of a pain to remove especially as they get old and scratchy so I left them off altogether starting last year and haven't notice any ill effects.
#140 of 146 Need to replace protective cover that encases tailgate
Oct 30, 2009 (4:53 pm)
The protective cover that encases the passenger side tailgate of my 2006 5 is cracked with a small hole.. The tailgate works fine and I have taped the protective cover with clear tape.
I looked online for a replacement cover, but am unable to find a match. It seems that in order to repair the tailgate, I have to replace the entire tailgate. Has anyone replaced only the protective cover to the tailgate?
Nov 03, 2009 (2:48 pm)
Just purchased a new mazda5 with auto transmission.Does have the canister type oil filter.Wondering if I change oil myself if it will effect warranty,
#142 of 146 Re: rsnover [rsnover]
Nov 04, 2009 (5:56 am)
I have changed oil myself in purchased-new still-in-warrantee cars for 30+ years with no problems. One case being our Mazda5. Save your receipts and initial your log book, so you have documentation if worst comes to worst. (and remember that of all the car warrantee problems you've ever heard about, how many involve engine internals? Me, 0%) You'll find this warantee advice is backed up by Consumer Reports, Car Talk, etc. etc.
Nov 08, 2009 (5:50 am)
I live 60 miles from a Mazda dealer and am wondering If Mazda would consider Jiffy Lube as a substitute for the Mazda Dealer.
#144 of 146 Re: Jiffy Lube [rsnover]
Nov 08, 2009 (7:10 am)
you mean, will Mazda still honor your car's warrantee if you go to Jiffy Lube? Yes, absolutely, but the burden is on you to document that you did the required maintenance and did it on time. Keep your receipts, make sure that Jiffy Lube writes down the little tag, etc. If Jiffy Lube does something dumb like put in no oil, or leaves the oil filter loose, and you wreck your engine, then your dispute would be with Jiffy Lube not with Mazda. Someone else's negligent maintenance (whether me the DIY driveway mechanic, or what you might get as a quick oil change customer) is not a condition that Mazda's warrantee covers. But anyone can assure themselves this won't happen, if they pay attention to their dipstick, the oil pressure idiot light, and look once or twice (and sniff) that their car isn't dribbling oil out on the pavement. Then stop worrying.
#145 of 146 Re: My Mazda5 came with a spin on type oil filter! [xspeedy]
Nov 14, 2009 (7:51 pm)
My 5 was manufactured 6-2009, and just changed the oil for the first time.
It has a spin on filter not the cartridge. Auto parts stores didn't have a listing for this,
but I found Purolator lists it on their website if you search a 2010 mazda5. It is the PL10241 or L10241.
You must take the panel under the motor off, and I used a old style band wrench.
#146 of 146 Tinting price $200
Nov 19, 2009 (12:03 pm)
I've got a $200 quote for tinting a 5, all windows different shades.
Did anybody tinted their 5? What price did you pay? How did you do it?