Short Track Racer
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hainesville, IL
DIY Oil Change: How-To Guide w/Pics
I just performed this oil change myself - thanks for the guide! - and a couple of thoughts came to mind:
- are those two clips necessary to hold the undertray on? They were a pain to remove and don't appear to do anything those seven bolts can't do.
- would there be an easy and safe way to make a new hole in that undertray so we don't have to take it off?
This change really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Once you have the parts and see it all in front of you, it's not a big deal at all. And, since I needed the hex head for my torque wrench, it was an excuse to buy new tools - YAY!
2004 Mazda3s 5-door - automatic, 6CD/moonroof package, ABS/SAB package, XM SkyFi2 with PIE adapter, Valentine 1 (hard-wired), Infinity Reference 6812cf speakers, Enigma Stubby antenna, rear bumper guards, Continental ContiProContact tires