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#4503734 - 08/31/17 07:17 PM Castrol Edge 5w20 - 4,000mi - 2014 Mazda 3 - 2.0L
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 5119
Loc: Florida
Vehicle:
2014 Mazda 3 Hatchback i Sport w/ tech package & 6 speed manual trans.

Engine:
2.0L Skyactiv DI 4 banger.

Engine oil capacity:
4.5qts

Oil type:
Castrol Edge 5w20 with Ti

Oil additives:
None

Gas Additives:
Redline's Fuel System Cleaner in small maintenance doses every 4-5 tank fulls (just for the heck of it)

Make up oil added:
None

Oil filter:
Mazda OEM made by Toyo Roki in Japan

Air filter:
Performance Short Ram Intake with cone filter with a good 40k miles on it.

USE: city / highway @ 70/30. The car gets driven like a race car even though it's designed to be an ECO car. I constantly bury the GO pedal into the All Season floor mat.

Car also has a custom exhaust and is dyno tuned for 93 octane with a higher rev limit.

Been two years since last UOA. Man time flies quick!

Flexible Maintenance Oil Life was showing 40% left.




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#4503744 - 08/31/17 07:23 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w20 - 4,000mi - 2014 Mazda 3 - 2.0L [Re: Artem]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
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Loc: Colorado
Looks good to me! Bet it could be run longer, too.
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#4503749 - 08/31/17 07:26 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w20 - 4,000mi - 2014 Mazda 3 - 2.0L [Re: Kuato]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 5119
Loc: Florida
Oh definitely. The Oil Life was showing 40% left. I can easily do 7,500mi by running it to 5% Oil Life.

The engine is ran very hard. Me and wifey ask the 2.0L to deliver all 155hp was too much. Hahaha.
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#4503803 - 08/31/17 08:02 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w20 - 4,000mi - 2014 Mazda 3 - 2.0L [Re: Artem]
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Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 4221
Loc: Storrs, Connecticut
Originally Posted By: Artem
Oh definitely. The Oil Life was showing 40% left. I can easily do 7,500mi by running it to 5% Oil Life.

The engine is ran very hard. Me and wifey ask the 2.0L to deliver all 155hp was too much. Hahaha.


How much power does the car make with the tune?
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#4503815 - 08/31/17 08:08 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w20 - 4,000mi - 2014 Mazda 3 - 2.0L [Re: Artem]
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Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4635
Loc: Virginia
Oil does look good Artem. Castrol's new formula seems to be quite good.

Ohh and imagine that car going 140-150 mph smile holy cow! That would be a hoot nanny.
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#4503828 - 08/31/17 08:22 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w20 - 4,000mi - 2014 Mazda 3 - 2.0L [Re: jeepman3071]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 5119
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: jeepman3071
Originally Posted By: Artem
Oh definitely. The Oil Life was showing 40% left. I can easily do 7,500mi by running it to 5% Oil Life.

The engine is ran very hard. Me and wifey ask the 2.0L to deliver all 155hp was too much. Hahaha.


How much power does the car make with the tune?


With Better intake and exhaust plus tune for 93 octane 25hp and 20tq is unlocked. The 2.0L now makes what the 2.5L does stock.., haha about 180hp 170tq. Mid range gained over 30 foot pounds!!! Engine pulls very strong and loves to rev.
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#4503842 - 08/31/17 08:32 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w20 - 4,000mi - 2014 Mazda 3 - 2.0L [Re: bbhero]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 5119
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: bbhero
Oil does look good Artem. Castrol's new formula seems to be quite good.

Ohh and imagine that car going 140-150 mph smile holy cow! That would be a hoot nanny.


She gets up to a buck thirty with ease. One of my tires has an internal nail patch, so I don't push the tires to the limit. Once I get new rubber, I plan to explore the top speed on the current setup (on a closed course, of course) hide
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#4503850 - 08/31/17 08:42 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w20 - 4,000mi - 2014 Mazda 3 - 2.0L [Re: Artem]
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Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4635
Loc: Virginia
130 with ease.... That's pretty cool. I like the Mazda 3 and the Mazda 6s. Very nice looking cars that ride well. I had a V6 Mazda six that was a rental and I enjoyed driving that car.
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#4504098 - 09/01/17 07:33 AM Re: Castrol Edge 5w20 - 4,000mi - 2014 Mazda 3 - 2.0L [Re: Artem]
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7609
Loc: New York
You don't seem to have any fuel dilution issues which seem common on the Skyactive engine (although it doesn't seem to hurt anything). Are you running premium gas?

PS: I guess this UOA proves that 5w20 is fine in an 0w20 spec'd engine (at least in Florida)..

Very good UOA.
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#4504124 - 09/01/17 08:04 AM Re: Castrol Edge 5w20 - 4,000mi - 2014 Mazda 3 - 2.0L [Re: Artem]
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Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1111
Loc: San Antonio, TX
How is your oil consumption in that car? By 4K miles my 2.5 has used .75 of a quart of oil.
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#4504484 - 09/01/17 02:14 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w20 - 4,000mi - 2014 Mazda 3 - 2.0L [Re: pbm]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 5119
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: pbm
You don't seem to have any fuel dilution issues which seem common on the Skyactive engine (although it doesn't seem to hurt anything). Are you running premium gas?

PS: I guess this UOA proves that 5w20 is fine in an 0w20 spec'd engine (at least in Florida)..

Very good UOA.


I've ran 0w30 in it before. Engine didn't seem to notice. Ran great.

I did a custom blend of 0w20 and 0w40 @ 50/50 ratio.

No fuel dilution. Yes I run Premium and the ECU is tuned to make full use of the octane.
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#4504487 - 09/01/17 02:14 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w20 - 4,000mi - 2014 Mazda 3 - 2.0L [Re: E150GT]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 5119
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: E150GT
How is your oil consumption in that car? By 4K miles my 2.5 has used .75 of a quart of oil.


Zero consumption. Oil level stays FULL start to finish. I'm a happy driver.
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#4504670 - 09/01/17 05:27 PM Re: Castrol Edge 5w20 - 4,000mi - 2014 Mazda 3 - 2.0L [Re: Artem]
buster Offline


Registered: 11/16/02
Posts: 30415
Loc: NJ
I have the same car only it's a 2015/sedan. Never did a UOA. I have 48k miles on it now. All the 3's I've had never consumed oil - 2007, 2013 and the 2015.

Nice UOA. It's one of those engines that it really doesn't matter what oil you use. I'm currently using M1 AP 0w20 but should probably consider another oil for my next change. I drive <6k miles a year now. Not worth it.

I only run 89 Shell/Citgo/BP gas.
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#4505279 - 09/02/17 10:21 AM Re: Castrol Edge 5w20 - 4,000mi - 2014 Mazda 3 - 2.0L [Re: Artem]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 9580
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
Good to see fuel dilution on the SkyAct DI engine nice and low. Ed
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#4505393 - 09/02/17 11:46 AM Re: Castrol Edge 5w20 - 4,000mi - 2014 Mazda 3 - 2.0L [Re: Artem]
2002 Maxima SE Offline


Registered: 05/29/04
Posts: 836
Loc: NC
Originally Posted By: Artem
Originally Posted By: pbm
You don't seem to have any fuel dilution issues which seem common on the Skyactive engine (although it doesn't seem to hurt anything). Are you running premium gas?

PS: I guess this UOA proves that 5w20 is fine in an 0w20 spec'd engine (at least in Florida)..

Very good UOA.


I've ran 0w30 in it before. Engine didn't seem to notice. Ran great.

I did a custom blend of 0w20 and 0w40 @ 50/50 ratio.

No fuel dilution. Yes I run Premium and the ECU is tuned to make full use of the octane.


I have a CX5 with the 2.0L. Have you used Castrol Edge as the oil (with varying weights) all 50k or did you use another brand?


Edited by 2002 Maxima SE (09/02/17 11:46 AM)
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