Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Seattle, WA
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Picked up license plates at the dealership and took the opportunity to renew the relationship with the parts dept manager. (still won't be running a front plate)
Also picked up 3 OEM filters (they threw in brass washers) and recorded the first oil change into the dealership database (exactly 1,501 miles) with 0w20 Kendall GT-1 high zinc, OEM filter. Dealership pricing for oil changes was a bit more than I can do myself, even with specialized oils, and I like having a clean modern car to work on that isn't 58+ years old and having to plan every potential piece of hardware that might break every time you touch something.
Input from the oil change: Nice to see that Mazda made an adequate service panel where you can drain the case and replace the filter without oil going everywhere (Looking at you, Mazdaspeed3 undertray designer!!!!). First time using 0w20 and wowwwwwwwww is it thin! The previous 10 or so oil changes I have done were on pre-60's hot rods which take 20w50. That stuff is like molasses in January compared to this stuff!
9 cars and 2 parking spots, this doesn't make any sense.