Recent content by DwightFrye

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    Just received the recall notice for fuel pump

    My 2019 CX 5 GT-R with the 2.5L turbo engine has a build date of 03/19 on the door jamb sticker. I checked the VIN for recalls on this official Mazda site: https://www.mazdausa.com/owners/recalls No recalls were indicated. I am however keep close watch on the engine coolant level just in case...
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    2017~2022 Snow chains

    $247 for the Konig XG Pro 12 is fairly expensive when you consider chains are usually around $60-$80 for a set. But if they work as designed and don't interfere with the struts that may be the only choice. I may just buy a set just to have if I really, really need to drive somewhere when there...
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    2017~2022 2.5T Engine Coolant Leaking TSB

    Thanks for posting that TSB. My 2019 GT-Reserve falls within the VIN range. I only have about 14,000 miles on the car since buying it new in May of 2019. I'll be on the lookout for spots of coolant on my garage floor and the coolant level in the tank dropping. Edited to add: I inspected the...
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    2017~2022 Snow chains

    StPark, which brand & model chains do you have that fit your 2019 Signature with adequate clearance ? I'm about at a point where I don't care what the cost is as I don't even drive my CX 5 in the snow, the streets in my town are quite steep and either I can't even get started up the hill out of...
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    Anyone with a CX-5 turbo see any real difference between primo and regular gas?

    I have run nothing except 91 octane in my 2019 CX 5 GT Reserve since it was new. 91 octane is the highest available here in California. If I was making a daily freeway commute of a moderate distance each way, I'd probably run 87 octane. However, I live in the mountains and other than short runs...
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    Need Advice, Power Wire through Firewall?

    For those of you who have poked a hole through the large rubber grommet surrounding the wire harness, did you use anything to seal around the new wire on the engine compartment side to keep it waterproof ? I'm thinking silicone or RTV sealant ? I am also considering using a pencil tip...
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    2017~2022 Snow chains

    Macandal, did "The Guy over at Mazda Representative, Customer Experience" ever follow up with his statement that he was going to contact the selling dealership to see why they were having customers sign the form regarding prohibition of tire chains ? It is ridiculous that dealers are coming up...
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    2017~2022 Snow chains

    Here is the tire chain notice that came with the paperwork included with my 2019 CX 5 GT Reserve. The dealer kept my signed copy. I'm retired so when it snows I just hunker down for a couple of days until the snow on the streets melts enough to expose the asphalt. At that point I'm not in fear...
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    CX 5 Tire Chain Notice.jpg

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    2017~2022 Snow chains

    I don't know what size wheels are on a 2018 CX 5 Touring model, but my 2019 GT-Reserve which has 19" wheels came with a warning notice not to use chains. Apparently there is not enough clearance between the tires and some suspension components and this has been verified by some members. If you...
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    Dr. Colorchip

    I used Dr. Colorchip on my Nissan 370Z and on my Machine Gray CX 5. It did do a good job of filling in the rock chips, both of which were about the side of a matchhead. Their instructions about using a gloved finger to smear the paint are one of the dumbest things ever. I used one of those...
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    Any reason I should not leave the USB drive in the USB port permanently?

    I use 16 gb USB 2.0 sticks made by Cruzer Glide and MOSDART. You do have to format them first in FAT32. I make files from my CD collection in FLAC WAV files and put them in folders by artist on my desktop. Then it is a simple matter to copy to the USB sticks. I have three of them in my car, two...
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    Top Speed?

    The practical top speed of the CX 5 is about 110 MPH. If it takes several minutes and many miles to hit 120 or 130 MPH you really shouldn't bother. I do find that under practical driving conditions that the turbo version can go from 65 to 90 quite quickly and easily and that's about all you...
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    2021 CX-5 Engine Air Filter schedule 1 vs schedule 2 USA with typo?

    When I did my last oil change when the car had about 10k miles on it and was two years old I took a look at the air filter. I live in the mountains and while I don't drive on any unpaved roads, the roads here are pretty dusty anyways. The filter was pretty dirty. I bought a new Wix filter and...
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    Pep Boys refuses used oil

    The Autozone where I used to shop had a sign on the door warning people not to leave their used oil containers outside the store or throw them in the dumpster. Where I live now the only auto parts store in town is Napa and they don't accept it. There is a gas station in town that does repairs...