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post #201 of 203 (permalink) Old 12-21-2019, 01:31 PM
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2004 3S with the 2.3. I'm now over 220,000 miles, with almost no repairs other than wear items like motor mounts, suspension, and brakes. I did have to replace a leaking radiator last year, but that's really all I can think of off of the top of my head. I had a crack in a rim once, too.

I did the spin on oil filter conversion a while ago, and only use Mazda OEM filters. As far as oil, it's 5W-20 Pennzoil Ultra Platinum or Mobil1 Extended Life High Mileage, and I change it every 5,000 miles. I use less than a quart between changes.

This low amount of oil use seems to be out of the norm for my engine, but I'll take it!

As far as the radiator failure, the one I replaced last year wasn't factory. It was an el cheapo RockAuto replacement from 2012 when I hit a deer.
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Hello all,

I have 176,000 miles on a 2008 Mazda 3 S Sport Hatchback with manual transmission. Upcoming front wheel bearing replacement happening in early Feb, but still have original clutch. Car's been great, I keep up on the oil changes and regular maintenance. Due to the crummy roads in SE Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia, front end alignments and shock/strut replacement happen more frequently than what most people have to get. My ONLY complaint is how crummy the back window wiper is--many replacements, never a smooth clear back window. Have BF Goodrich G-force Comp 2 A/S tires, had been running with Kumho ASX tires but couldn't get them after awhile. LOVE THIS CAR.
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