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#4683405 - 03/03/18 05:19 PM When to do first OC on NOS with low miles
Indydriver Offline

Registered: 03/20/11
Posts: 2122
Loc: Indiana
So I helped my daughter buy a new ď2017Ē Mazda CX-7 last September. The car was built in 2016 in their Hiroshima plant then put on a boat, then a train, then sat at the dealer for a while. The car was on top of a lift in the showroom and kind of forgotten about. The good news is it was inside most of the time at the dealer. It has been outside 99.9% of the time since weíve owned it.

The car had 200 miles on it when we bought it. Now, six months later, itís only got 1200 miles on it but the FF is going on two years in the sump. Iíve got all my supplies in stock for a DIY whenever I decide to pull the trigger. Iím currently thinking late spring/early summer but just curious what the board thinks about this time vs miles situation.

Edited by Indydriver (03/03/18 05:21 PM)
2017 Mazda CX3 1000 FF
2014 Camaro 2SS/RS LS3 Vert 13,000 M1
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2007 Tahoe 130,000 M1 HM

#4683411 - 03/03/18 05:26 PM Re: When to do first OC on NOS with low miles [Re: Indydriver]
Trav Offline

Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18242
Loc: MA,
I would have dumped it already.
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#4683414 - 03/03/18 05:29 PM Re: When to do first OC on NOS with low miles [Re: Indydriver]
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Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 375
Loc: US
Me too...
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#4683416 - 03/03/18 05:30 PM Re: When to do first OC on NOS with low miles [Re: Indydriver]
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Registered: 12/07/15
Posts: 74
Loc: Pocatello, Idaho
I don't have access to your owners manual but I do like Mazda's handling. If it were mine, I would change the oil and filter as soon as the weather is decent (spring) and then maybe annually thereafter.
It's not what you don't know that hurts, it's what you think you know that ain't so. Will Rogers

#4683447 - 03/03/18 05:57 PM Re: When to do first OC on NOS with low miles [Re: Indydriver]
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Registered: 06/25/09
Posts: 3541
Loc: Chicago, IL
from the title I thought you had added nitrous to the car....
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#4683460 - 03/03/18 06:07 PM Re: When to do first OC on NOS with low miles [Re: Indydriver]
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Registered: 03/04/17
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I like the idea of dumping the factory fill around the 1000 mile mark. You will get the opposite views from some here. Itís a personal preference.

A nice vehicle. The new CX8 has taken its place but thatís not available in North America. We will have to wait for the new CX-X coming in a few years.
2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

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#4683491 - 03/03/18 06:38 PM Re: When to do first OC on NOS with low miles [Re: Indydriver]
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Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 5832
Loc: USA
Change the oil next time the weather permits thumbsup

Do you have a CX3 or CX7? You said CX7 in your OP, but the line in your sig says CX3 smile

#4683500 - 03/03/18 06:43 PM Re: When to do first OC on NOS with low miles [Re: Trav]
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Originally Posted By: Trav
I would have dumped it already.

Me too.
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#4683519 - 03/03/18 06:59 PM Re: When to do first OC on NOS with low miles [Re: Indydriver]
fdcg27 Offline

Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 15430
Loc: OH
As has been observed here many times, oil can't tell time. It therefore has no idea how long it's been in the sump since someone in Hiroshima aimed a nozzle down the fill hole.
What does Mazda have to say in the OM? Six month drains, a year or what?
If Mazda says a year, then maybe go a year from date in service. The engine's life won't suffer either way. The notion that FF should be drained early is probably an artifact from an earlier time of less precise machining and less clean assembly.
If your daughter only drives 1K in five months, does she even need a car?
17 Forester 12K MSS 0W-20
12 Accord LX 86K PP 5W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
96 Accord LX 104K T5 10W-30
95 318i

#4683536 - 03/03/18 07:12 PM Re: When to do first OC on NOS with low miles [Re: Indydriver]
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Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5216
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
Do it when the weather is better. If that's all the miles it gets, I'd go with the longest Mazda will let you have between changes. Gotta keep that warranty intact ...

Since it looks like you'll be changing well before the oil is "used up", I'd get the least expensive oil that meets MFG specs.

Write down the change dates and mileages in the back of the OM and sign or initial.

Edited by BrocLuno (03/03/18 07:14 PM)
Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.

#4683561 - 03/03/18 07:27 PM Re: When to do first OC on NOS with low miles [Re: Indydriver]
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Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 1856
Loc: US-WA
Whenever in doubt, I just follow a generic severe service. 3,000 miles and 3,000 months. Since it's FF, dump when you get the itch, sounds like you are looking for an excuse to change it already.
95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30,XG8
07 IS250 96K FB ?w??,FULL
04 YZF-R1 18K DELO 15w40,XG7317
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