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  1. DBMaster

    Mobil 1 2022 Rebates?

    I've been checking the Mobil 1 site for the 2022 rebate offer that others on this site mentioned would launch on June 1. It appears as though Mobil did not launch that rebate offer. On a related topic, it seems that Mobil 1 EP 0W-20 is out of stock in several of the stores in my area (DFW). I...
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    Question about Brake Rotors

    I see threads almost daily in which people are asking questions about replacement rotors. I have only replaced rotors on one car I've owned and it was only after 300,000 miles when the rotors fell below their minimum thickness spec. Why do people seem to be replacing rotors so often? When I...
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    Words and Phrases You're Tired of Hearing

    Here are a few of mine. It is by no means an all-inclusive list. What are some of yours? Upgrade Let me be clear Make no mistake Please advise Humiliation COVID
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    Battery Charger/Desulfator

    I have a 3.5 year old Duracell (East Penn sold by Batteries Plus) battery in my 2012 Mazda. It's the 2-year free replacement version so not the top of the line. A few months ago the engine started cranking more slowly. I tested the battery and the resting voltage was around 12.3 with the...
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    Kinetik HC800 AGM

    I can't seem to get clear information about whether or not this battery could be used to replace a car's main battery. Has anyone ever done it or does anyone here know if it would work properly? <a...
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    2012 Hyundai Accent SE Code P0326

    I keep forgetting I have access to some experts on this forum. Please answer only if you have had experience with this issue on a car like mine or similar Hyundai/Kia vehicle. We are getting an intermittent CEL. It stays off more than it stays on, but the stored code is P0326 (knock sensor)...
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    microGreen out of Business?

    I have been trying to figure out if Fleetguard makes a Stratapore Venturi filter for my Mazda3 and while poking around I discovered that the microGreen web site is now defunct. Amazon only has a handful of SKUs remaining. I've been using MG filters for a number of years along with the 30K OCIs...
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    Discount Tire Apology and Extra Rebate

    I got an envelope in the mail today from DT and felt the card inside. I figured they made a mistake and sent me a second rebate. I qualified for the $100 rebate after buying a set of Yokohamas over the Thanksgiving holiday. It took a good while to receive it, but I am not sure that it took...
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    Liking E15

    I have a 2012 Mazda3 Skyactiv hatchback. E15 recently became available at QT stations in this area. QT was already my station of choice due to carrying Top Tier fuel at competitive prices. So, I guess I may be taking my chances because my owner's manual states that acceptable fuel not exceed...
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    E15 Arrives in DFW

    This may not be news for some of you, but my favorite QT station now has E15. It is seven cents per gallon cheaper than regular E10 and one point higher octane (88). I figured, what the heck, I'll see what happens. I reset my average fuel economy readout to see how much the mpg drops.
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    Windshield Tint

    A discussion on this forum reminded me that I wanted to check into this for my 2012 Mazda3. Being a hatchback and having a huge windshield I have found for the past five years that the A/C just barely overcomes all the heat hitting me in the driver's seat. I haven't been very happy on 100°...
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    Mobil 1 0W-20 HM

    This may not be news to any of you, but I saw Mobil 1 0W-20 High Mileage in 5QT jugs at Wal Mart over the weekend. That was a new product to my eyes.
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    FWD Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Question

    I am planning to replace one of the front wheel bearings on my son's 2012 Hyundai Accent. One was replaced by the dealer before I bought the car last year. In the past I have removed the steering knuckle myself and taken it to a machine shop to have the old bearing removed and the new one...
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    I am looking for, basically, testimonials. Please post only if you have DIRECT experience with this coolant additive. I read about RMI-25 on this site. I began using it in the first year of my 2012 Mazda3's life. The car came with FL22 coolant from the factory, which is supposed to be good...
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    Announcement for 2012-2013 Mazda3 Owners

    I have a 2012 Mazda3 w/Skyactiv. I had been noticing the headlights flickering consistently when applying the brakes. I don't recall when the issue began, but it had been going on for months. I spoke with a coworker who has a very similar 2012 model and she had the same issue. A quick web...
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    TPMS Question

    While driving yesterday I heard the beep and saw the TPMS light come on. The car is a 2012 Mazda3. The system notified me of tires with screws in them twice since the car was new. These were punctures that occurred between my twice monthly pressure checks. I pulled over and checked all four...
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    Definition of Preservation

    I was doing a little research on a line of mezcals I've been enjoying. This quote caught my eye and I really liked it and just wanted to share. "Preservation is not about museums, where you visit the work of the dead or the hugely famous. True preservation is finding a way to provide a...
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    Cordless Electric Mowers

    I have been using a cheap Lowe's house brand corded 18" corded electric mower for my small yard for ten years. I got tired of the general lack of reliability of gas powered mowers, at least the ones in my price range. The only maintenance required has been annual blade sharpening and replacing...
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    Alternatives to Standard Car Battery

    I saw a Scotty Kilmer video in which he talked about a Lithium Iron Phosphate motorcycle battery. He mentioned that they weren't available for cars yet due to the high prices. I did a fair bit of research online and saw that some of the ATV/Powersports LiFePO4 batteries appeared to have enough...