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    2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5T M1 5w30 7422 mi

    Last UOA is <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>. On the one hand, I feel kind of silly changing out Mobil 1 at 7400 miles. On the other, my viscosity had already hit the bottom...
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    2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5T FF 5w30 6230 mi

    Since I don't see a lot of data for the Mazda SkyActiv-T, here's the first UOA for my CX-5. So much for the theory of high Mo in Mazda factory fills... <img src="" alt="[Linked Image]"...
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    True Confessions

    Sometimes I see 'BITOGer' and my brain reads 'BOOGer'.
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    Thoughts on Michelin X-Ice Xi3?

    I'm very seriously considering the Xi3 for the 3 this winter, but I wanted to get any input on how they stack up against (mostly newer) competetive tires before pulling the trigger. I'm also intrigued by the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D, though I've had some rather poor experiences with other...
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    Anybody else watching what's going on in Iceland, and pondering the effects of what could be the biggest volcanic eruption in the world since Mount Pinatubo?
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    PA Turnpike E-ZPass phone scam

    So I had to call E-ZPass customer service yesterday... got their number off the letter they sent me. I dialed 877-736-6727, just like the non-mnemonic translation of the number was printed on the letter. The call got answered by an automated system that said they had a special offer just for...
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    Crud in new air filter

    This is partly a warning to anyone who reads it, and partly my own opportunity to gripe a little. I finally succumbed to the evidence and ditched my K&N air filter in the Mazda3 yesterday. Go ahead and chalk up another prodigal son returning to the Church of the Paper Filter... Anyway, I...