- Apr 6, 2004
- PEI, Canada
I'm posting this on behalf of Mazdas247 forum member. I thought this might be of the interest, as Mazda ATF UOAs are not widely represented here. The vehicle is CX-5 with 71,20mi at the time the sample was taken. This particular transaxle does not have an easy way to perform a complete fluid flush, so two subsequent drain and fills have been performed. The fluid is blue when virgin, Mazda strongly suggests on its usage. I think I saw only one aftermarket fluid that claims compatibility. This is "lifetime" fluid. There is quite a debate about the need or benefits of the fluid service, and any comments or suggestions are much appreciated.