1st oil change????

mixmasterlove

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Has anyone done thier 1st oil change at 1000 miles? I always do it after the initial break in then 5000, 10000, 15000.. itc
 

Kayger12

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'14 AWD GT w/Tech
Was going back and forth on this as well.

From what I've read, certain manufacturers like Honda put in a special break-in oil in the factory that is meant to be left in for the first 5k-7.5k or whatever the regular interval is. Not sure if Mazda does the same.

My original intention was to change it out after break-in at 600 miles.

The regular Mazda w/moly oil has so much moly in it I can't imagine that they use a break-in oil.
 

SayNoToPistons

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Somewhat relevant to this thread. First oil changes are free of charge from Mazda, right?
 

mixmasterlove

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Was going back and forth on this as well.

From what I've read, certain manufacturers like Honda put in a special break-in oil in the factory that is meant to be left in for the first 5k-7.5k or whatever the regular interval is. Not sure if Mazda does the same.

My original intention was to change it out after break-in at 600 miles.

The regular Mazda w/moly oil has so much moly in it I can't imagine that they use a break-in oil.
Question. ... what is "moly"
 

Kayger12

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'14 AWD GT w/Tech
Thanks... thanks good to know. Know I know to use their oil not just any synthetic (I thought I saw in the manual that they recommended castrol 0-20 synthetic)

Anytime. Yeah, the manual recommends both their own oil as well as the Castrol, but they say that using the Mazda w/ moly is necessary to get maximum fuel economy.

The oil seems to be pretty popular with the oil junkies over on the bobistheoilguy forums. Seems like really good stuff.
 
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Thanks... thanks good to know. Know I know to use their oil not just any synthetic (I thought I saw in the manual that they recommended castrol 0-20 synthetic)

I think the manual was written before the oil was available...
 

2ndName

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I was told and also read that it's best to wait until about 5000 miles before your first oil change. I have a '14 Mazda 6 and will most likely wait until 5K miles before changing out the oil.
 

SayNoToPistons

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CX-5 GT AWD w/ Tech, RX-8 GT 6spd w/ 'goodies'
^Best? No. One can never change their oil too early if their wallet allows.
 

mixmasterlove

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I was told and also read that it's best to wait until about 5000 miles before your first oil change. I have a '14 Mazda 6 and will most likely wait until 5K miles before changing out the oil.
I don't know about that... I'm gonna call my friend who is the service manager where I bought my CX-9 and CX-5, cause I've always done my "1st" at 1000 miles.
 

pt00323i

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Somewhat relevant to this thread. First oil changes are free of charge from Mazda, right?

is the first oil change free? I don't remember the dealer telling me that. maybe I'll call, I'm at 5500 miles right now, about to do it myself then saw this post
 

MikeM.

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2013 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD 2.0L
Mazda pays for the 1st service, any free after are up to the dealer and at their expense. This is for all mazdas.

Yeah, really nice. I wanted the Moly oil from the bottles and the dealer said they would throw that in for free too. This was not negotiated at the time of purchase so a very nice surprise.