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    Any Mazda Turbo aftermarket filters Yet?

    That is one of the better deals at just over 9 bucks a filter. May have to try that one and share some of the filters with my son. Hopefully they don't substitute the value filter for the Thailand made one.
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    Any Mazda Turbo aftermarket filters Yet?

    It's not that I believe (or said) the Wix filter is better. I would like to think it is equivalent for less cost. Mazda has raised their filter prices significantly (+/- 30% locally over a few months). While my local parts stores have raised their prices as well, it's not nearly as much. I'm...
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    Any Mazda Turbo aftermarket filters Yet?

    The mazda part # you referenced is the one I got. I believe my son got the same number but in the value line. I'm leaning toward the Wix filter as well. I have to believe they, as well as other manufacturers, believe their filters must meet the specs for both of Mazda's filters.
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    Any Mazda Turbo aftermarket filters Yet?

    My son has a 2018 CX5 turbo. He went to a Mazda dealer recently and paid 13.00 for the mexican made "value" filter. I went to another dealer and spent 12.00, but fortunately got a regular replacement filter (made in Thailand). Last Feb. I paid 8.00 at the same dealer. None of the major...
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    Favorite Oil in Sky Active 2.5L engine ?

    Basically yes, the manual says lesser octanes can be used but a reduction in performance will occur. On one of my trips last year I had to use 87 as it was the only fuel available where I stopped. It operated fine and power was still more than adequate but it took a good mpg hit compared to my...
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    Favorite Oil in Sky Active 2.5L engine ?

    I traded my 2016 CX5 Touring in for a 2021 CX5 CE turbo. I started off with Castrol 0w20 syn in the 16 and switched to QSUD for an extra shot of moly and to save a few bucks. It did quiet some clicking. I used only TG6607 filters the whole time I owned it. I was using the same oil and filter...
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    0W20 QS full syn has disappeared here, need options

    Thank-you for the offer! I sucked it up this morning and went an got a jug of Valvoline. Needed to get the change done for a trip this coming weekend. Thanks again.
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    0W20 QS full syn has disappeared here, need options

    That's one of the first things I did as I knew the Mazda oil has a really good dose of moly.. Between the two dealers I checked, one wanted almost 9.00 a quart and the other about 9.50. With 5 qts req'd that ends up being an expensive do it yourself oil change. Then you have to add in the...
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    0W20 QS full syn has disappeared here, need options

    Near Broomfield, not worth the drive down there for a jug of oil. It does make me wonder why you have it and we don't and why they're not offering delivery to local stores.
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    0W20 QS full syn has disappeared here, need options

    Mazda Skyactiv motors tend to like higher moly content oils. Noticeably quieter.
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    0W20 QS full syn has disappeared here, need options

    Tried that, itt comes up as "unavailable" or "out of stock" here.
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    0W20 QS full syn has disappeared here, need options

    QSUD and QS full synthetic have been my go to oil for my Mazdas for years. QS 0W20 has disappeared from our shelves at Walmart and local auto parts stores. You can't order it from Walmart either. I like and use it for it's healthy dose of moly and reasonable price. I now need to find a hopefully...
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    Looking for a "very" sticky grease

    That's the issue, there is no cap, it self destructed and fell off. There's no mechanical downside to leaving the cap off. Just results in a lot of metal to metal noise. I have been just greasing the stop head (it looks more or less like a stove bolt) with grease and the spot where the stop...
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