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    2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Touring 73.3k UOA (WIX) - 527 ppm Potassium?

    I am not sure if the AMSOIL 0W-20 Signature Series is high in sodium but I would definitely be willing to give the pressure test a try or possibly even another oil change at a different lab like Blackstone to confirm if WIX is accurate.
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    2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Touring 73.3k UOA (WIX) - 527 ppm Potassium?

    I didn't see milky looking engine oil last time I did my change and it was pitch black. My coolant is green; did not see anything milky or brown colored. I did add some coolant but mainly to top it off.
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    2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Touring 73.3k UOA (WIX) - 527 ppm Potassium?

    I haven't had a chance to take a look at the back/bottom of the engine but that would probably be a smart choice.
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    2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Touring 73.3k UOA (WIX) - 527 ppm Potassium?

    Hi All, Here's the oil analysis at 73.3k miles and it appears that there's coolant found in my oil. Not sure if I agree or disagree as I don't even know how to test for this but if anyone has any advice, please let me know.
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    2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Touring 64.1k Transmission Fluid Analysis (WIX)

    I hope so as well. I'm planning to do my next ATF drain and fill within 10-20k. A bit earlier than I was anticipating but better off knowing if my tranny isn't toast I guess.
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    2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Touring 64.1k Transmission Fluid Analysis (WIX)

    So I did 3 drain and fills and 2 pan drops. Reason why I did a second pan drop was because the RTV wasn't sealing properly and I saw a puddle so I had to redo the process. I took the sample on the first drain and fill.
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    2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Touring 64.1k Transmission Fluid Analysis (WIX)

    I hope it's not skewed, I think they ran the test twice but I can't confirm. Would you mind elaborating on why it "wouldn't be that way"? Thanks!
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    Favorite Oil Analysis Provider ?

    So I just received my results back online from the Ohio location. Turnaround time: 9/25 (Friday): Received 10/2 (Friday): Results Posted
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    2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Touring 64.1k Transmission Fluid Analysis (WIX)

    Hi All, Here is my analysis that I just received from WIX regarding my ATF FZ for Mazda. This is my first time ever changing the fluid for the transmission.
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    Favorite Oil Analysis Provider ?

    I did try to look into the locations a little more and I think a few years ago some BITOG members mentioned that the Ohio location is the fastest. I sent it there and it arrived last Friday and now it's still being processed. I'll let you guys know how long it takes but the account set up...
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    Sending brand new/unused fluid for analysis?

    The baseline would be to get a starting point of unadulterated oil/fluid to compare against used fluid/oil to see how much additives is remaining. For example, if it started off at "10 moly/ppm" in the bottle but after performing another analysis and I see only "5 moly/ppm", then we can conclude...
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    Sending brand new/unused fluid for analysis?

    Hi All, Just wondering if it would make sense to sample brand new fluid (Transmission/Engine Oil) from the bottle and send it in for an analysis to establish a baseline of some sort? It does seem like a waste of money but it would be more accurate than comparing across universal averages I...
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    Favorite Oil Analysis Provider ?

    Is Polaris the only one seems to offer the most data for the price, assuming you bought it in bulk? It appears that NAPA/WIX only has TBN included but is there other alternatives that include TBN + TAN as well without paying $50/test?
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    2016.5 Mazda CX-5, AMSOIL 0W-20 Signature, 13,382/60,382 Miles with TBN Analysis

    I will try it one last time with the Mobil 1 filter and see if the results are consistent. If it is, then I will not go past 10k anymore.
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