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    Restore lost MPG

    You say increase in the Subject line but actually a decrease? Mileage? Is it still doing it?
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    MPG: SJC to LAX and return

    I have driven this route periodically on I-5 and am familiar. My car has 103k on it, mostly freeway. Tranny fluid flushed by the dealer at 86k. Had PS, Brake Fluid and Coolant done. I typically drove once a month but when my other car broke down recently, drove this instead. All of a sudden my...
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    What have you done to your Mazda5 today?

    Junkyards don't have Miata's especially with original wheels! Anyone using wider tires - any advantage of using wider tires?
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    What have you done to your Mazda5 today?

    Do u have an example for such tires, tires branded as sport tires?
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    What have you done to your Mazda5 today?

    Thanks @njaremka - that is a great insight for me. Appreciated.
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    What have you done to your Mazda5 today?

    Would the CX-5 2008-2015 rims/wheels the same as Miata?
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    What have you done to your Mazda5 today?

    So those wheels transform the Van into a Car like feel! Anything you could elaborate?
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    What have you done to your Mazda5 today?

    em, you are saying that with 17" Miata wheels. Paired with a set of 215/50-17, it will feel like a car? Anything else? Appreciate if you could expand on this?
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    What have you done to your Mazda5 today?

    So 205/50 R16 87V instead of 205/55 R16 gives better acceleration?
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    Best tire for low usage - 3k/year?

    After hitting the Curb, I took the car for alignment check. He said all were green and the car runs fine. There was a minor adjustment needed. So no alignment issue - slow speed as I was turning left. But tire instantly became flat! Was the tire defective?
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    Best tire for low usage - 3k/year?

    Thank you @LDB415 In that emergency, 400 miles away from home, I found one used 2016 Michelin Premier A/S tire (Mastercraft is also 2016). With this one tire installed, M5 was braking better - how? In terms of brake, I done the service by Fluid exchange and changing the rear rotor/pad before...
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    Best tire for low usage - 3k/year?

    My car is Mazda 5 (not CX-30). I remember reading in this forum that braking is not great on this car? Separately, M5 owners had swapped the wheels from MazdaSpeed - some have even used brake calipers too.
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    What have you done to your Mazda5 today?

    Which year Miata rims work for 2013 M5?
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    Best tire for low usage - 3k/year?

    Should I be using performance tires to decrease braking distance? I hear that this car takes longer to brake? Other thing might be using slotted rotors on the front?
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    Best tire for low usage - 3k/year?

    2013 Sport around 3k/year on freeway! 205/55/R16 When I bought it used, it came with 4 MasterCraft - tires made in 2016. I was making turn when the GPS started falling - I oversteered and hit the curb - the driver side front tire was instantly flat due to damage on the sidewall. In my entire...
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    Guide Spin on oil filter conversion for Mazda3 (and Mazda5) 2.3L with pics

    Thanks but what's the point? Is this a second oil filter? Need an intro.
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    Guide How to install Auxiliary AFT Cooler (2012-2013 Mazda5)

    Amsoil is likely superior to Redline: <https://www.amsoil.com/p/oe-multi-vehicle-synthetic-automatic-transmission-fluid-otf/> Twice as expensive: <https://www.amsoil.com/p/signature-series-multi-vehicle-synthetic-automatic-transmission-fluid-atf/> Amsoil is the best. I am not at all connected...
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    Buying a Mazda5 with 86k?

    @Vasy, you are like veteran here whereas I am a novice. The process of adding the cooler is fun for you but worried if I might create new problems if I tried to do it! My question is what is the key benefit out of cooler - does it keep the temp down or it filters the oil? If its temp issue, I...
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    Buying a Mazda5 with 86k?

    I know the two alternatives from Valvoline (semi syn?) and Castrol (regular). Are there any study compare these fluids and recommend one? I watch Scotty Kilmer's channel - I don't know if he recommends OEM tranny fluid? There is also Amsoil - I am sure they have tranny fluid - the brand is...
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    Buying a Mazda5 with 86k?

    So which brand do u guys use for MAF and Coil pack? Is dealer part better than what you would find on RockAuto (RA)? Note: MAF sensor for my Acura is made by Denso but NGK is the popular product on RockAuto - I am puzzled.