You're right.... I just checked the price of all three and it's just as you described.
I might as well go with the EG since it has a 10k rating like you said.
Appreciate all the feedback... new to Mazda's and I'm probably overthinking everything o_O:cool:
Just bought a 2016 CX5 and looking into some maintenance.
The OEM Mazda Filter looks pretty basic and doesn't have/need an ADBV.
Fram's EG is rated at 10k OCI and the TG at 15k OCI.
Leaning towards the Fram TG since I do 7.5k OCI. What do you think?
Yes, knowing the year of the MB would be important.
I usually work on the w210 series.
Valvoline claims that this fluid works for:
Mercedes Benz MB236.1, MB236.6, MB236.7, MB236.9, MB236.10, MB236.12, MB 236.14, MB 236.15, NAG-1
Back in 2012, I did the first oil changes on 2 camry's (V6) & 2 Tundra's (4.6/5.7), all with less than 800 miles. The oil and filters had lots of metallic glitter just like the photos that were posted.
If you're in a pinch, Walmart sells the Attwood Gear Lube Pump for $4.87 that comes with a "yamaha" adapter that fits Nissan/Infiniti 7spd transmission pans. It screws directly into the older style quart bottles (e.g. Nissan S Matic from dealer) and will work nicely.
Keep an eye on the oil level.
You should be aware of this: <a href="https://www.motor.com/magazine-summary/foreign-service-april-2016/" target="_blank">www.motor.com</a>
FWIW A lot of Nissan guys I know swear by the M1 0w40 for their VQ's. <img src="/forums/graemlins/grin.gif"...
+1 Akebono Pads
Installed a set along with new rotors on a Nissan. After the break in period they are fantastic. Better than OEM performance in all categories.
<a href="http://www.tirerack.com" target="_blank">www.tirerack.com</a> has a great selection with free shipping