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    2016 Mazda antifreeze

    Ok so the manual says 10 yrs or 120k miles which seems pretty long of an interval. It says FL22 antifreeze. What are the specs on it?
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    2016 Mazda antifreeze

    I am having a hard time finding the stuff. Looks like $25 a gallon for full strength.
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    2016 Mazda antifreeze

    Hard to find expensive etc. Which one of 1000 types and colors do you need.
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    2016 Mazda antifreeze

    So most engines are cast iron, cast aluminum, with rubber hoses. So why do I need special antifreeze for my Mazda or is that all hype? What is wrong with plain old green? Seems that not changing it is worse than worrying about what to put in there. Does it matter what I use as long as it is...
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    20k miles OCI on the wife's car M1 0W30

    Changed the oil just now. Oil looked normal no silver streaks or signs of abnormal wear. It probably had around 3 guarts in it at the lowest. I got about 4 quarts out of it, one of which was the quart I added last night. I saved some and might send it to Blackstone labs.
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    20k miles OCI on the wife's car M1 0W30

    I am not happy about it. I am pretty ocd most of the time. I usually get at least 20 yrs out of cars. Still have my 91 Eclipse bought new. 2000 Excursion.
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    20k miles OCI on the wife's car M1 0W30

    Plan to. We bought a 44 piece of property and are in the early stages of building a house and I work full time. 5 cars, a motorcycle, two tractors, 3 travel trailers, a doublewide and you see how things fall through the cracks. I maintain all of them. Nothing has blown up yet.
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    20k miles OCI on the wife's car M1 0W30

    Next owner will buying a 10 - 15 yr old car with over 200k.on it. I expect the car will be worth about $2k then. I will have gotten the life out of it. We paid $24k for it new. A car is a beast of burden to me not a status symbol. Buy it use it up get rid of it when maintenance gets time consuming.
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    20k miles OCI on the wife's car M1 0W30

    And I would have to drive it to check it at the pump LOL.
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    20k miles OCI on the wife's car M1 0W30

    I think it will be fine. Not happy but car will survive. I expect to put at least 200k on it before it dies. I think it was about 2 quartz low. The wife babies it. She gets 30 MPG and it is only rated for about 25. Oil has been changed at less than 10k before this so I think I am good. I have...
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    Mazda 3 just reached 300,000 miles

    Is that the one with the Ford engine in it or is it Mazda built? I know Ford was doing silly things like putting the water pump inside the engine so a seal failure would nuke the engine.
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    Pick an oil for a 2018 Mazda 3

    I been running mine on M1 0W30 and I drive it like I stole it. Usually 7-8k between changes. It has about 80k Miles on it and never has burned a drop of oil between changes.
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    20k miles OCI on the wife's car M1 0W30

    Well I have been so busy in the last year and a half I did not change the oil in that time period and I checked the oil tonight and it did not read on the dip stick. I know the car burns about 1/2 quart in 7000 miles since it was new. I scratched my head and checked the log book and it was...
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    A little off topic AC conversion R12 to R134A.

    What is the best way to get all the oil out of the compressor?
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