Mazda MX-5: Miata Spring Maintenance

Been a while since I did any work on my car. For most of the winter I didn’t even drive it. But after starting anew job it’s once again my daily. So at almost exactly 5k miles I got to do my first oil change of 2018. Car feels great with fresh fluids. Over the […]

Mazda MX-5 Miata Maintenance Day

Today was a good day! After the post maintenance test drive my toddler nephew exclaimed: “Oh look it’s Mia and Tia!” Last week at the Woodcliff Lake Cars & Coffee my buddy Bill with the NC1 Copper Red Soft Top said he needed an oil change, so I volunteered to do it for him. Great! […]

Mazda MX-5: Oil Change at Almost 5,000 Miles with Castrol EDGE 5W20 and K&N HP-1002 Filter

Finally! Took advantage of a 59F winter day to do some oil changes in the household. First the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan which just hit 3,500 miles since the last oil change in August and the Mobil 1 synthetic I put into it looked awfully black. Happy I didn’t wait longer to say 5,000 miles […]

Mazda MX-5: Oil Change at 5,000 miles with Pennzoil Platinum 0W20 and K&N Filter HP-1002

Update: (Feb 2017) I wasn’t sure what was causing the car to act weird after this maintenance session at Chris’s house. Now that some time and mileage have passed I think I figured it out. And the result is a few issues. 1). part of the problem was the fact we overfilled the transmission fluid […]