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    PP 0w20, 4327 miles, 2012 Mazda 3 Sky-G 2.0L

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: dnewton3</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I don't have enough data on this engine to really know what "normal" deviation is. The Al and Fe look a bit high as a gut feeling, but not enough to warrant an OCI. I would...
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    PP 0w20, 4327 miles, 2012 Mazda 3 Sky-G 2.0L

    I just did my third oil change on my 2012 Mazda 3 i GT on 5/10/13. Got the UOA results back today. The car had 11228 miles when I changed the oil and the PP 0w20 oil had 4327 miles (6 months) on it. Looks like I didn't have the fuel dilution problem this time <img...
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    2012 Mazda 3i Skyactiv, Castrol OE 0W-20, 7k

    Good to hear that fuel dilution isn't a problem for you. I changed my oil on May 10 and I'm waiting for my Blackstone results. They got my sample today so I should know soon whether my fuel dilution % went down.
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    Mobil 1 0w20, 3366 miles, 2012 Mazda 3 Sky-G 2.0L

    I got a pretty generic response from Mazda regarding the UOA. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Hello Derek, Thank you for contacting Mazda. We would not recommend using any other viscosity of oil than what is stated in your owner's...
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    Mobil 1 0w20, 3366 miles, 2012 Mazda 3 Sky-G 2.0L

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DBMaster</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The owner's manual for this car states that, in Mexico, 5W-20 is an option. Also stated, is that 5W-30 is an option. I even saw the 5W-30 option mentioned in service bulletin...
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    Mobil 1 0w20, 3366 miles, 2012 Mazda 3 Sky-G 2.0L

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Boss302fan</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Your OCI looks fine considering the car is still new and breaking in... Maybe go out to 5K. I also suspect that the the possible fuel dilution could be from so many short trips...
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    Mobil 1 0w20, 3366 miles, 2012 Mazda 3 Sky-G 2.0L

    Could the lower viscosity also be caused by my engine still being new and still wearing in? I wonder if I should go with Mazda's recommendation and change it after 4 months or wait 5000 miles like Blackstone said. I've been changing it like every 5 months haha.
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    Mobil 1 0w20, 3366 miles, 2012 Mazda 3 Sky-G 2.0L

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: bourne</div><div class="ubbcode-body">[censored], this makes me wanna go get some M1 0w30 AFE to thicken it up a little bit. My gf also drives mostly short trips in our new Mazda 3 as well. Thank you for the info , must...
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    Mobil 1 0w20, 3366 miles, 2012 Mazda 3 Sky-G 2.0L

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: spasm3</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Is it direct injection? the viscosity is low due to fuel dilution. </div></div> Yeah, direct injection.
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    Mobil 1 0w20, 3366 miles, 2012 Mazda 3 Sky-G 2.0L

    I changed the oil in my 2012 Mazda 3 i GT Hatch last Saturday and sent a sample off to Blackstone for a UOA. My car is still very new (I've had it almost 11 months now) with only 6901 miles on the ODO at the time of the oil change. I changed out the factory fill at 3535 miles on June 5, 2012 and...
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