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Mazda 5 2012 - Personal Review And Jottings


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Posted 26 May 2015 - 08:22 PM

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Hi guys,

 

I just changed my ATF M-V at 82k km. Mazda SC recommends the first ATF change only at 100k km - complete flush (8L) plus ATF filter change (est total price ard RM900+ including labour), but I prefer doing only a simple drain n refill as the factory ATF has turned dark before 100k km.

 

Did it at Mazda SC Puchong. Cost me RM180 (including labour but before GST). SC charged a full bottle of 4L altho qty refilled is only around 3.4L. took d balance back. noticed shifting has improved. ;)

 

In the owner's manual, no ATF or ATF filter change is ever required for the gearbox. It's a lifetime ATF according to Mazda Japan. :wacko:

but i am choosing the cheapest option of drain n refill every 40k km, rather than the costly option of opening up d gearbox for the ATF filter change. In my opinion, I dont think the ATF filter needs changing if drain n refill is done frequently.

 

cheers.

Still need to change the atf. Nothing last forever. One Conti Car make said the same thing, just look at how many failed gear boxes. In cool climate, probably can extend the time. In our climate change more often. Your 40k km drop chnage is good idea, but you have not changed for 82k km and you mention atf already dark. Better to flush it. Most SC do not have flushing machine so what they do is drop chang 3 times, means change, drive  awhile to circulate the atf, then drop change again two more times....



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Posted 30 May 2015 - 04:17 PM

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QUOTE (kenntan @ Apr 18 2015, 02:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any outside workshop can recommend to do some normal service for M5? Preferable place nearby puchong, thx.

Already Pm you my mechanic contacts. Can try him out.... smile_tongue.gif

 

Pls pm me again for the service center contact,Mr Foong,TQ


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Posted 31 May 2015 - 10:21 PM

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Pls pm me again for the service center contact,Mr Foong,TQ

Pm already.....



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Posted 28 July 2015 - 10:45 AM

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Pm already.....

 

Hi, appreciate if you could also PM me the contact for the external workshop?

 

I've been looking for one rather than going back to Mazda SC for servicing.

 

Thanks.



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Posted 29 July 2015 - 08:32 AM

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Hi, appreciate if you could also PM me the contact for the external workshop?

 

I've been looking for one rather than going back to Mazda SC for servicing.

 

Thanks.

Done. He is located in Puchong. If convenient then try him out.....



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Posted 26 August 2015 - 10:14 AM

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I hv my Mazda5 for 4.5 years now. so far so good. current KMs are ~ 93k km.

 

only issue so far is there is a sound from the engine bay... some ping sound.

 

oil change is every 5k km (part SC & part outside), atf is 20k to 25k km (outside workshop) depend of usage.



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Posted 26 August 2015 - 04:01 PM

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I hv my Mazda5 for 4.5 years now. so far so good. current KMs are ~ 93k km.

 

only issue so far is there is a sound from the engine bay... some ping sound.

 

oil change is every 5k km (part SC & part outside), atf is 20k to 25k km (outside workshop) depend of usage.

Hi sifu ycfoo,

 

i own a used M5 for about 4 mths now. 2011 model and current kms around 90k km.

 

found d 'van' (that's what the geran says..haha) pretty good and FC is very satisfactory when compared to my BLM. getting ard 10-11km/L consistently 80% city 20% highway. using K&N filter, TM Works direct ignition harness and cheapo (Tesco) FS oil.

 

however, one issue i'm having is the vibration during idling is quite bad and it happens occasionally only. sometimes it's damn smooth. is there anything i should check on? so far i cant trace anything wrong and it doesnt happen all d time. slow acceleration will also gives the vibration occasionally. pening kephalar.

 

btw, my rear brake pads seems 80% worn. checked with SC and it cost RM450++. bought outside Musashi brand (made by Compact in Thailand) and it cost me RM140 only. havent replace them yet. but hopefully they are as good as OEM then i'm happy.



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Posted 27 August 2015 - 08:55 AM

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however, one issue i'm having is the vibration during idling is quite bad and it happens occasionally only. sometimes it's damn smooth. is there anything i should check on? so far i cant trace anything wrong and it doesnt happen all d time. slow acceleration will also gives the vibration occasionally. pening kephalar.

 

check your engine mounting, i've had my front driver side and rear mounts changed. my M5 is at 134k km now and still loving it.



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Posted 27 August 2015 - 11:30 AM

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check your engine mounting, i've had my front driver side and rear mounts changed. my M5 is at 134k km now and still loving it.

thanks so much aeroboy03 for ur info.

 

may i know where u change ur mountings n how much roughly? aint cheap rite? haha.



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Posted 27 September 2015 - 01:50 PM

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thanks so much aeroboy03 for ur info.
 
may i know where u change ur mountings n how much roughly? aint cheap rite? haha.

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Just had to replace another driver side motor mount. You can see from the stains on the metal parts (from the internal oil leaking out). That's when you know you've got a broken motor mount.

Costed me 580 including labour to change.

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