Tag: Mazda 6

  • Transmission Cooler + ATF Flush (Part 2)

    Transmission Cooler + ATF Flush (Part 2)

    by

    in ,

    (this post is part of a series, for part 1 go here. ) Last time, we were working on getting the tranny cooler installed, we were able to choose a place where to put it, next step would be to actually connect it in series with the ATX (Automatic Transmission) and exchange the ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid) with…

  • Transmission Cooler + ATF Flush (Part 1)

    Transmission Cooler + ATF Flush (Part 1)

    by

    in ,

    (this post is part of a series, for part 2 go here. ) Problem Automatic transmissions are extremely vulnerable to heat. The additional size and number of moving parts creates more heat, which requires additional fluid capacity, and cooling. The Mazda 6 ATX (Automatic Transmission) takes 8.77 qts or 8.3 liters.

  • Brake Mod

    Brake Mod

    by

    in

    While exploring online, I discovered a forum post describing a modification frequently applied to the US version of the Mazda 6, produced between 2000-2007, which enables the taillights to activate with the brake lights. Typically, these taillights only function with the parking lights. I then recognized that, since my vehicle is the European version, the…

  • In-Car Tablet Install (Part 1)

    In-Car Tablet Install (Part 1)

    by

    in ,

    Today, the newest cars in the market ship with their own touch screen where you can visualize radio, navigation, etc. At the time, my car didn’t came with any of that. So I set out in a quest of adding a screen to it, but not just any screen, I wanted a tablet, and the…

  • Cruise Control Mod (Mazda 6 2006)

    Cruise Control Mod (Mazda 6 2006)

    by

    in

    It appears that cruise control is a standard feature in many cars right off the assembly line. Unfortunately, my car was an exception. Undeterred, I embarked on a quest to install it myself.