Recent Topics
Advice on spark plugs for 90,000 mile Accord
by Chris B.. 12/13/18 11:24 PM
Elec star kit for predator engine...
by SmokeyBear. 12/13/18 11:07 PM
Mecredes Bosch vs Ngk sparks plug
by Rohan. 12/13/18 09:48 PM
Wife problem?
by penguin. 12/13/18 08:04 PM
2008 Chevy Malibu 3.6L V6
by lordcheeto. 12/13/18 07:36 PM
power company merged and I got the shaft
by motor_oil_madman. 12/13/18 07:19 PM
Space heater burnt smell
by BossMoss. 12/13/18 07:13 PM
Shell Helix Ultra Maserati 10W-60
by wemay. 12/13/18 06:53 PM
Cox Modem Info???
by Gebo. 12/13/18 06:39 PM
How are these Road Force values?
by mclasser. 12/13/18 05:19 PM
Finally broke down a bought a trailer
by BeerCan. 12/13/18 04:25 PM
What oil for '19 Subaru WRX?
by TKNY. 12/13/18 04:12 PM
Splitting wedges
by buck91. 12/13/18 04:00 PM
Avoiding rust in the rust belt states?
by Chris B.. 12/13/18 03:00 PM
Newest Members
Ericbrooks, Japanese, lordcheeto, WondrousBread, slickoo9
66672 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
23 registered members (bbhero, 4WD, Char Baby, ArrestMeRedZ, Duffyjr, DirtyOilGuy, 2 invisible), 803 guests, and 36 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics295,047
Posts4,926,764
Members66,672
Most Online2,553
Oct 27th, 2018
Donate to BITOG
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
2014 Mazda 3 2.0l oil and filter #4612226
12/23/17 01:18 PM
12/23/17 01:18 PM
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 596
GA
miden851 Offline OP
miden851  Offline OP
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 596
GA
Hi there;
I have a friend who recently baought 14 Mazda3 with 50K on it; what would you recommend for oil change and its filter, and for how long on its OCI please

I Thank You


2008 Mazda6i GT; @208K miles
2016 Honda CR-V EX-L; @36K miles
Re: 2014 Mazda 3 2.0l oil and filter [Re: miden851] #4612236
12/23/17 01:30 PM
12/23/17 01:30 PM
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 7,151
Waco, TX
Linctex Offline
Linctex  Offline
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 7,151
Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: miden851
and for how long on its OCI please


Does this car have a built-in "Oil Life Monitor"? If it does, I would follow that.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: 2014 Mazda 3 2.0l oil and filter [Re: miden851] #4612311
12/23/17 03:39 PM
12/23/17 03:39 PM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 6,507
...
PimTac Offline
PimTac  Offline
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 6,507
...
Your friend should change the oil ASAP as so they will know exactly whats in the sump. Right now there is nothing to verify what is in there.

Im not exactly sure if that engine uses 0w-20 but since the warranty has expired, use a major brand of 0 or 5w-20. If the engine appears to be maintained well then 5k would be okay. If there are no records of oil change then I might go with 3k intervals a couple of times. Use the OEM Denso filters. They can be purchased online at mazdaparts.org or through a dealer. If they decide to go short on intervals a synblend or even a conventional oil can be used.


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: 2014 Mazda 3 2.0l oil and filter [Re: miden851] #4612315
12/23/17 03:44 PM
12/23/17 03:44 PM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 9,926
Florida, Cape Coral
Eddie Offline
Eddie  Offline
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 9,926
Florida, Cape Coral
My 2014 Mazda CX5 does really well on 6,000 mile oci and oem or frame ultra filters. ed


CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: 2014 Mazda 3 2.0l oil and filter [Re: miden851] #4612324
12/23/17 03:59 PM
12/23/17 03:59 PM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 542
Texas (south)
FermeLaPorte Offline
FermeLaPorte  Offline
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 542
Texas (south)
Don't go above 5k OCIs and your friend will be OK


Always Mobil 1
2014 1.6L Nissan Versa Sedan, 5 spd, 5k OCI.
2011 3.5L Chevrolet Impala, Automatic, 5k OCI.
Re: 2014 Mazda 3 2.0l oil and filter [Re: Eddie] #4612325
12/23/17 04:00 PM
12/23/17 04:00 PM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 345
Owego, New York
Gillsy Offline
Gillsy  Offline
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 345
Owego, New York
Originally Posted By: Eddie
My 2014 Mazda CX5 does really well on 6,000 mile oci and oem or frame ultra filters. ed
My wife's 2012 Mazda 3 Skyactive 2 ltr runs 5w20 Magnatec or 5w20 QSUD (whatever is there) every 5,000 miles. 80,000 on the car. I'm dumbfounded how well it still runs. 0w20 is spec'd. More choices at 5w20 in my area. I also ran a 2014 CX-5. Love Mazda products.


Many are the afflictions of a righteous man

2018 F150 Supercab 2.7 Ecoboost 4x4
400 lbs/ft of grin at 2750 RPM
2016 Kawasaki 650 Versys LT
Re: 2014 Mazda 3 2.0l oil and filter [Re: miden851] #4612464
12/23/17 07:11 PM
12/23/17 07:11 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 5,410
Florida
Artem Offline
Artem  Offline
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 5,410
Florida
Definitely do an oil change to flush out the sump and make sure the correct spec is in there. 5k intervals would be conservative on 0w20 or 5w20 of your choice.

Does the car have navigation? If so, it was a built in maintenance reminder window where you can set a "flexible" oil change interval where the oil life will decrease based on actual driving conditions.

I'd only use the OEM Mazda filter. There's word going around that the Skyactiv engine has specific oil pressure needs and a generic one size fits all oil filter has random Bypass PSI ratings.

When buying the OEM filter, make sure it's not the MV model. It's the same part number as a regular one but has MV on the end which stands for Mazda Value. They are a cheaper alternative made in Mexico. Not sure why Mazda even makes them considering the price is only like $2 more for a regular one.


2014 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0L & 6spd - Idemitsu 0w20 Synthetic @ $0.75 a quart. (thanks Advance Auto Parts for the awesome deal)
Re: 2014 Mazda 3 2.0l oil and filter [Re: miden851] #4612471
12/23/17 07:16 PM
12/23/17 07:16 PM
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 596
GA
miden851 Offline OP
miden851  Offline OP
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 596
GA
Thanks for all your participation!

The car has no navigation, and Ill check where it was made; the car asks for 0w-20; Im asking this question because I want to know should we proceed with any well known oil and filters, aka Mobil1 and FRAM or simply to stick with OEM parts, oil+filter;

Also I think of MM I think he/we will stick with 5k oil change interval just because oil is cheap and ease of keeping records

Last edited by miden851; 12/23/17 07:22 PM.

2008 Mazda6i GT; @208K miles
2016 Honda CR-V EX-L; @36K miles
Re: 2014 Mazda 3 2.0l oil and filter [Re: miden851] #4612558
12/23/17 09:40 PM
12/23/17 09:40 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 13,979
Illinois
tig1 Offline
tig1  Offline
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 13,979
Illinois
You guys are amusing me with the 5K OCI thing with 0-5-20 wt oils. Come now, this is 2017 not 1967.


2007 Ford Fusion 235,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 60K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: 2014 Mazda 3 2.0l oil and filter [Re: tig1] #4612590
12/23/17 10:24 PM
12/23/17 10:24 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 552
South OZ
KL31 Offline
KL31  Offline
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 552
South OZ
Originally Posted By: tig1
You guys are amusing me with the 5K OCI thing with 0-5-20 wt oils. Come now, this is 2017 not 1967.


Yeah it's 2017 and direct injection engines are plentiful so 5-6K miles might not be a bad idea!


95 MX-3 2.5L|Shell Helix Ultra 5W40|Wix 51356
04 Focus 1.8L|Wesfil Cooper WZ63|Valvoline MST 5W30
05 Kluger 3.3L|Wesfil Cooper WZ418|Magnatec 10W30 Semi Syn
Re: 2014 Mazda 3 2.0l oil and filter [Re: KL31] #4612601
12/23/17 10:41 PM
12/23/17 10:41 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 13,979
Illinois
tig1 Offline
tig1  Offline
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 13,979
Illinois
Originally Posted By: KL31
Originally Posted By: tig1
You guys are amusing me with the 5K OCI thing with 0-5-20 wt oils. Come now, this is 2017 not 1967.


Yeah it's 2017 and direct injection engines are plentiful so 5-6K miles might not be a bad idea!


DI=tech in reverse. Too bad.


2007 Ford Fusion 235,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 60K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: 2014 Mazda 3 2.0l oil and filter [Re: tig1] #4612605
12/23/17 10:57 PM
12/23/17 10:57 PM
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,474
St. Louis
MONKEYMAN Offline
MONKEYMAN  Offline
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,474
St. Louis
Originally Posted By: tig1
Originally Posted By: KL31
Originally Posted By: tig1
You guys are amusing me with the 5K OCI thing with 0-5-20 wt oils. Come now, this is 2017 not 1967.


Yeah it's 2017 and direct injection engines are plentiful so 5-6K miles might not be a bad idea!


DI=tech in reverse. Too bad.


I think that is called progress!


Truth alone triumphs, not untruth.

2017 Elantra SE
Re: 2014 Mazda 3 2.0l oil and filter [Re: MONKEYMAN] #4612907
12/24/17 09:59 AM
12/24/17 09:59 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 13,979
Illinois
tig1 Offline
tig1  Offline
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 13,979
Illinois
Originally Posted By: MONKEYMAN
Originally Posted By: tig1
Originally Posted By: KL31
Originally Posted By: tig1
You guys are amusing me with the 5K OCI thing with 0-5-20 wt oils. Come now, this is 2017 not 1967.


Yeah it's 2017 and direct injection engines are plentiful so 5-6K miles might not be a bad idea!


DI=tech in reverse. Too bad.


I think that is called progress!


How so? I actually bought my last Ford Fusion with the 2.5 engine to avoid DI and the problems I see reported here.


2007 Ford Fusion 235,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 60K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: 2014 Mazda 3 2.0l oil and filter [Re: KL31] #4613143
12/24/17 02:14 PM
12/24/17 02:14 PM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 345
Owego, New York
Gillsy Offline
Gillsy  Offline
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 345
Owego, New York
Originally Posted By: KL31
Originally Posted By: tig1
You guys are amusing me with the 5K OCI thing with 0-5-20 wt oils. Come now, this is 2017 not 1967.


Yeah it's 2017 and direct injection engines are plentiful so 5-6K miles might not be a bad idea!
Regardless of what year it is, here in America I do as I please with my dollar.


Many are the afflictions of a righteous man

2018 F150 Supercab 2.7 Ecoboost 4x4
400 lbs/ft of grin at 2750 RPM
2016 Kawasaki 650 Versys LT

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™