Engine Oil

NOTE:
Changing the engine oil should be done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Recommended Oil

Use SAE 5W-30 engine oil.

Oil container labels provide important information.

A chief contribution this type of oil makes to fuel economy is reducing the amount of fuel necessary to overcome engine friction.

U.S.A. and CANADA
U.S.A. and CANADA

Only use oils “Certified For Gasoline Engines” by the American Petroleum Institute (API). An oil with this trademark symbol conforms to the current engine and emission system protection standards and fuel economy requirements of the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), comprised of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers.


Except U.S.A. and CANADA
Except U.S.A. and CANADA

The quality designation SM, or ILSAC must be on the label.

Inspecting Engine Oil Level


Inspecting Engine Oil Level

1. Be sure the vehicle is on a level surface.

2. Warm up the engine to normal operating temperature.

3. Turn it off and wait at least 5 minutes for the oil to return to the oil pan.

4. Open the cap.


4. Open the cap.

5. Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, and


5. Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, and reinsert it fully.

6. Pull it out again and examine the level.

It's OK between MIN and MAX.

But if it's near or below MIN, add enough oil to bring the level to MAX.

CAUTION:
Don't add engine oil over MAX. This may cause engine damage.

7. Make sure the O-ring on the dipstick is positioned properly before reinserting the dipstick.

8. Reinsert the dipstick fully.

9. Close the cap.


9. Close the cap.

NOTE:
When closing the engine oil cap, place the cap with the (the OPEN ()) mark aligned at
the OPEN (position and then turn the cap to the CLOSE)
position and then turn the cap to the CLOSE (Engine Coolant) position.


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