The 0W-20/16 recommendation for the Japanese make is for CAFE and honestly many will be just fine with that recommendation, though the OE Idemitsu/Eneos oils will be “superior”. The thicker oil suggestion is for the US/Australian market which involve longer, faster roads and more towing/off-road use.The owners manual is pretty non specific with any sort of min spec. Actually they appear to run 5w30 in this same engine in other countries vs the 0w20 they want for here. I’m guessing for fuel economy? The turbo version says if you can’t find any 5w30 10w30 is fine even. I sort of laughed at the way it was written when I saw it 😂. I’m gonna run Castrol edge for this first oil change at least as it seems to be in stock at every parts store I’ve been in plus Amazon.
Good morning everyone. I just purchased a New Mazda CX-5 and this is the first GDI engine I’ve owned. It’s a 2.5 non turbo model.
It calls for 0w20. I plan on doing OCI every 5000 miles. Is there any consensus on what is the better oil to go with for my application?
The majority of the miles on this vehicle will be highway miles. Thanks in advance.
I know this is bitog and everyone wants to do it yourself but....when I bought my CX-5 I bought a $380 service package that includes 10 oil and filter changes with tire rotation. Since Mazda requires 5000 mile or 6 month oil changes that covers all oil changes until the power train warranty expires. Another consideration was that the car had to be lifted to access the oil filter, back side of the engine. All my other cars can be done just reaching under. For me do it myself just wasn't worth it.
There were some side discussions at the HPL open house about the HPL 10W20 that has little to no VI. Seems it is more Shear resistant to fuel dilution.
No I saw that but when he asked for a zero weight.... In that case i probably would have also recommended the red line 5W20.There were some side discussions at the HPL open house about the HPL 10W20 that has little to no VI. Seems it is more Shear resistant to fuel dilution.
I was thinking the same. Plus 5w30 has lower Noack usually. I just bought some 0w20 Castrol edge for my first oil change but I might bump it to a 0w30 or 5w30 for the next one.I'm thinking very strongly with the DI that 5W-30 may be the best 0W-20 for the Mazda but I'll cross that bridge in a few months.
I brought back a case for @The Critic. Maybe he'll have something to say about the oil once he uses it. I'm guessing it's not in any of his engines just yet.There were some side discussions at the HPL open house about the HPL 10W20 that has little to no VI. Seems it is more Shear resistant to fuel dilution.
You can do better than that on eBay $4 and change shipped for a 6 packed. They are made in Mexico but are OEM!I bought ramps because no way I could figure out where to place a floor jack. I think you need a four point lift. Whatever 0W-20 is fine with me but always a Mazda filter, not the Value line. They about $8.25 at the Mazda dealer last time I bought them. I did Zepro couple times until the $$$ got nuts. Now discontinued. Currently Schaeffer’s because I got a deal. I probably go to Mobil 1 or Valvoline next. I doesn’t drive any different no matter what. I change twice a year even though annual mileage only about 4500. All short trips except when I drive.
The filters at the dealer are made in Thailand by Roki. You can see the filter element from the top. What comes from Mexico is a different filter. It says Mazda on it but not the same filter. That’s the value line, different part number. I like a deal on oil but I prefer the dealer filter. I’d buy Mazda oil from the dealer if it wasn’t over $10/quart.You can do better than that on eBay $4 and change shipped for a 6 packed. They are made in Mexico but are OEM!
Carbon Edition with a GDI motor? Is that like a tire store having a blowout sale? Sorry, couldn’t help myself. I’m sure it’s pretty.I run Pennzoil Platinum 0w20 in my 22 Carbon Edition 2.5 non turbo. I change mine once a month (5k a month pretty much) and have changed it 5 times since I bought it back a few months ago. I get the filters in bulk from Amazon (6 pack of Mazda filters from an online dealer sells there) and just buy the oil at the local Oreillys or Walmart.