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    PTguy replied to the thread CX-9 Rear wheel alignment problem.
    Kroil & B'laster PB are the penetrants I've found to be most effective. WD40 does what the name implies...water displacing (40th...
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    How hot is the oil when measured? The book calls for 5.1 quarts (if memory serves). This puts the level at about mid way between the...
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    PTguy replied to the thread Brighter Headlights?.
    Our 2016 CX9 LED headlights are good, not great. Our 2017 Prius Prime LED headlights are better. I know that Mazda put better...
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    PTguy replied to the thread New battery time (CX-9).
    The reason for removing the negative cable first... If you try to remove the positive clamp first and your wrench touches any metal...
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    PTguy replied to the thread Brighter Headlights?.
    New2, what country are you in? Different countries get different Mazda lights. Check the aim of the lights. You can get an idea of...
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    PTguy replied to the thread 2016~2023 CX-9 Water pump leaking.
    "They would test the compression if they thought it was a cylinder head crack." If the crack is the external wall of the cylinder head...
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    PTguy replied to the thread When to change shocks and struts?.
    The strut mount at the top of the strut is a thrust bearing that carries the weight of that corner of the car while allowing the wheel...
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    There's no replacement for displacement...but I'm very pleased with my 2016 CX-9.
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    I have not seen a difference in fuel consumption, but I don't keep accurate records. I notice better engine response at freeway speed...
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    PTguy replied to the thread 2.5T Engine Coolant Leaking TSB.
    What maintenance would relate to a crack in the cylinder head metal? The coolant leak can be visually observed, according to photos...
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    PTguy replied to the thread 2021 CX-9 Burning oil.
    The oil can be too clear to be seen easily on the dip stick. Try laying it alongside a clean white paper towel and let them touch so...
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    There are a couple of different types of negative disconnect switches...a knife switch is another. Any work to disconnect the battery...
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    PTguy replied to the thread 2021 CX-9 Burning oil.
    Can these oil burners pass state emission testing? If not, that is a lever to use against Mazda.
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    PTguy replied to the thread Left or right Tie rod (CX-9)?.
    Adjusting the length of the tie rod end is how the toe-in is adjusted. So--carefully measure from the end of the tie rod end to some...