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DIY: Oil Change

Didn't see one posted yet so here we go! I take zero responsibility if you screw it up, follow at own risk.
Tools required:
1. Jack + Jack stands (or a ramp would do fine)
2. Wheel blocks
3. Hockey puck (optional; to put between the jack and frame)
4. 8mm key
5. Screw driver
6. Flat head screw driver
7. Filter Wrench (Factory filter is a PITA to take off without one)
8. Pliers (to take off the factory gasket on the drain plug, mine was pretty stuck on there)
Oil + Filter
1. Mazda 0w-20 with Moly x 5qts
2. Mazda Oil Filter Part Number PE01-14-302
3. Drain plug gasket Part Number 9956-41-400


Step 1: Jack up your car and lay down your jack stands. ALWAYS USE JACK STANDS AND WHEEL BLOCKS
Here is the location that you want to jack. First image is taken from the front of the car. It's right smack middle of the picture with the, the location has dimples.

Here is another picture of the location, this is taken from driver side

Step 2: Remove oil drain/filter cover
The cover is held up with 2 screws and a pop off screw. The location is circled in this image.


Once you take off the cover, this is what you will see:

Everything is right there for you! Very easy. Drain plug is a 8mm allen and it uses a washer gasket.

Step 3: Drain oil and remove filter
You might need to use a plier to take off the washer from the drain plug


Step 4: Put everything on the bottom back together, less the cover (to check for leaks later)

Step 5: Fill oil from top

I took off the engine cover so it's easier to work with

Car takes about 4.7~4.8qts of 0w-20 (in the US)
Run the car for a couple of minutes and check for leaks all around.

If no leaks are found, put back the oil drain/filter cover.

Check oil level.

Remove the car from jack stands and take it out for a quick spin! Double check and triple check for leaks. You are done!

Happy zooming!

ps. forgot to take picture of jack stand location but you guys are smart... I use a towel between the jack stand and the lift location.
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Thanks for the write up and pics!

Interesting to see 8mm allen as drain plug...and very cool that the filter and drain plug are actually near each other!

Nice work.
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Is the filter housing plastic or metal? Also, does the new filter cartridge come with a new gasket for the housing?
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I LOVE how easy it is to change the 2014's oil - about damn time car manufactures did this.

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Is the filter housing plastic or metal? Also, does the new filter cartridge come with a new gasket for the housing?
The housing is metal, oil filter comes with an o ring.

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I did my first oil change a couple of weeks ago. The manual says that with a filter (primed) it takes 4.8 quarts. I put a full 5 quarts in before the dipstick read full (and just barely). The garage is level and I ran the car for a bit with 4.5 quarts in it then let the oil settle for a good half hour before I checked the dipstick and topped it off. Checked the oil a couple days ago and it reads right on the full mark. Not even a hair over. Strange.
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Wowww.

I'm glad Mazda finally decided to use normal oil filters for these cars.


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allen key for drain plug.. what the.. O_O. That's a lot easier than I would've expected. I hated the old mazda cartridge filters. And that oil filter spot looks easy to grab and change You should see the one under my old car.. or for that matter under my second car I ever owned. Had to buy a special wrench from the tool truck that attached to a ratchet and still gave me a fit. Usually ended with a screwdriver through the filter.. ';..;' at about a 15 degree angle (off vertical!) no less.. and several sets of holes LMAO

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thanks for the write up and pics!


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very nice, thanks for the write up. I think i will let the dealer do the 1st few changes, than after that i am going to tackle it myself, it looks straightforward enough

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