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I stopped by my dealer on Friday to pick up some touch up paint. While I was there, they did the Android Auto update and gave me a complementary oil change. I told them that I wanted them to use synthetic oil. The person in the Service Department who was helping me told me that the manufacturer stated that you should not use synthetic motor oil in the 2.5 Skyactive Turbo. I thought this was strange. She said she would follow up with the technicians as to why. I didn't have time to stick around for an answer, but she said she would call me this week with a thorough explanation.
Has anyone else heard or read this before? I have always used synthetic in my vehicles, so this sounded strange. Studies have shown that synthetic motor oil improves longevity.
Yeah, that's not true. Any engine that takes dino oil can take full synth (maybe except those old rotary engines) with no problems whatsoever. I don't think dino would hurt the SkyActive but Mazda recommends full synth so it's not worth saving a couple bucks twice a year going against their specs. Weird they would tell you that.
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2004 Mazda 6s Wagon - 3.0L V6, 5MT, Steel Gray Metallic
Mods: Pinstripes removed, rear V6 emblem added
Other Mazdas owned: 2015 Mazda 5 Sport ATX (current), 2010 Mazda 6 ATX (traded), 1997 Protege MTX (sold)