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    2007~2015 First Gen - Coolant quantity for drain and fill question

    To close the loop. I ended up going to my mechanic and asking for a flush and a new thermostat(120k miles). He said he'd wait until there was a problem with the Tstat and did the flush that required 3 gallons and cost a little less than $200. fingers crossed!
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    2007~2015 First Gen - Coolant quantity for drain and fill question

    I too purchased FL22 for $25 a gallon (55%45% prediluted) and was planning on doing this this weekend. Luckily, there was a mechanic at the parts desk and said I'd only need 2 gallons, which "would be better than nothing" but I believe would leave me with 1.2 gallons of old fluid. I'm still a...
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    2007~2015 First Gen - Coolant quantity for drain and fill question

    Hi everyone, I've been trying to find the amount of coolant needed to do a drain and fill on a 2012 3.7L CX-9. I plan on going to the dealer and buying FL22(It calls for it on the tank cap) and it's pricey. I believe the system takes 3.6 gallons in total, not sure how much i can actually...
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    rattling/vibrating around 1800 or 1900 rpm while accelleratgi fwd not stationary rev

    Thanks for the replies, we are starting to get frustrated with the situation getting worse. I'll check out the pre resonator first and then see if I can isolate the VVT actuator. I wasn't aware of the waterpump issues, so I'll do some research on those. Thanks again
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    rattling/vibrating around 1800 or 1900 rpm while accelleratgi fwd not stationary rev

    Did everyone confirm that adding the nut to the firewall solved these issues? My wife's 2012 Cx-9 with 84k miles has the following: 1)Rev up on cold starts (exhaust sounds louder than before and sounds higher RPM) 2)SOme humming rattling when cold on while turning or going slow 3)The...
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    Tallest tire

    I wanted to reply to this for posterity. The size definitely fits, 24.9" tall is possible. This particular tire is a Goodyear Comforttread which is pretty quiet and smooth, but the handling suffers considerably. I don't know if its the size of the tire or model to blame, but its worth it to...
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    Tallest tire

    awesome. I couldn't find anyone else who was running that size. Thanks a billion.
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    Tallest tire

    Hey everyone I am tired of replacing my wife's tires every 30k miles. I'm running 205/45/16 Kumho Ecstas on there now, but I want higher mileage tires. If I go to a higher sidewall I can get tires that they family sedans which have a higher UTQG. Some of these tires will go +60k. I realize...
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    Oil filter clean after 5-6k miles???

    I don't need a blackstone test. I'm not concerned about the oil right now. I'm concerned that i've been changing my wife's P5 oil for 3 years now. And the last 3 times no oil comes out of the filter from the block when it is removed. Nothing. The filter has a teaspon of oil in it. this is...
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    Oil filter clean after 5-6k miles???

    It's definitely bypassing, its as clean as a whistle. I'm wondering if its because i put in too much oil. I always put in the all 4 quarts even though the manual says 3.7. Does everyone follow that to a tee? If there is too much oil maybe it is increasing the pressure and bypassing the...
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    Oil filter clean after 5-6k miles???

    Has anyone found a solution to this problem? I am convinced now that the 2.0 engine has serious issues with the oil filter bypass. The last 3 changes have been exactly the same. Napa-empty Mobil 1 EP-empty STP-emtpy The car only has 78k on it.
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    ac light on but not engaged

    most a/c systems will not turn on if it is low on refrigerant.
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    Road trip in '03 P5

    He's right.
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    Road trip in '03 P5

    Holy smokes, Glad we're taking the wagon. Definitely bringing the jumper cables. In January we left the P5 at LAX for a week. I kept forgetting the cables, went and saw the inlaws on the way down and forgot to ask them. We get back Sunday night at 9pm and the original battery wasn't going to...
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    Road trip in '03 P5

    OH good call. 20 hours with my wife? That just got added.