2007 MSCW Tech
Technical Sessions (or
Tech Nights) are sponsored by MSCW in conjunction with local
dealers or automotive establishments. Tech Sessions provide an
opportunity for you to raise your Mazda on a lift and perform
minor maintenance with the help of professional mechanics and/or
fellow MSCW Club members. Minor maintenance is classified as
work you can perform yourself usually within
an hour. Routine maintenance such as fluid changes (oil, tranny,
bleeding brake lines), gaskets, brakes, tire rotations, fuel
filter changes, etc. are the most common repairs during Tech
Sessions. Strut, springs, or more time consuming work requires
advance coordination with the MSCW coordinator and needs to be
accomplished in a timely manner to ensure we are out by 8:45
Parts Departments are generally
open to 7:00 p.m. Members are encouraged to purchase part from
the hosting establishment to help ensure we are invited to return.
Tech Sessions are held in both Virginia and Maryland
MSCW Tech Session
Tech Session etiquette requires common
sense and a respect for the establishment that is graciously
allowing us to use their facility. Guidelines are as follows:
- Tech sessions are a benefit
for MSCW members only, non-members are welcome to socialize and
- You need to bring your own tools,
generally mechanics own their tools not the establishment.
- Show up at the scheduled time,
dont show up ahead of our scheduled time, the shop needs
to clear out their day customers before we can get in and closing
time is very hectic.
- Restrict your work to something
you can perform in one hour.
- Dont ask to use the engine
analyzer, wheel balancer, etc. Take advantage of the lift, being indoors and the technical expertise.
- Support the local dealer that has invited us to use their shop by buying parts with your club discount prior to 7:00.
- RSVP to sign up for a lift and
to help us anticipate attendance.
Stop by even if you are not planning
to work on your car. We hope to see you at one of our events.
Mazda (Gaithersburg, MD)
- Come to Gaithersburg Mazda on
Wednesday, March 14, 2007   from 6:30 until 8:30 PM for our next
tech session. There will be a $5 fee. The parts department will
remain open until at least 7:00 PM. Please, do not abuse Rosenthal's
hospitality by arriving prior to 6:30 PM.
- There will be a $5 fee; exact change is greatly appreciated. This is a great opportunity
to raise your Mazda on a lift and perform minor maintenance with
the help of professional mechanics and/or Club members. You will
need to be an MSCW member to use a lift. You have the option
to join on the spot.
- Bring your own tools and RSVP
if you wish to attend. Visitors are encouraged to socialize and
see what goes on. Those with reservations receive priority. Be
sure to check this page for any last minute updates.
- NOTE: Tech Session participants
should give serious consideration to purchasing parts from Rosenthal
Mazda the night of the Tech Session to help ensure continued
support from the dealer.
- RSVP to at Jane Clarke
or phone 301-253-4913 E