Can I put 5w30 Pennzoil synthetic oi in my 2018 Mazda
The answer is YES!Can I put 5w30 Pennzoil synthetic oi in my 2018 Mazda
actually, if you really dig deep that was so MAZDA could achieve the maximum MPG and to keep a low emission to federal requirements.I'm not sure where you're getting your information but the Owner's Manual in our 2016 SkyActiv Mazda3 says the following:
- Page 6-4:
- Mazda Genuine 0W-20 Oil and Castrol® 0W-20 Oil are required to achieve optimum performance.
Please provide references to support any of that; until then, the words from Mazda directly carry infinitely more weight.actually, if you really dig deep that was so MAZDA could achieve the maximum MPG and to keep a low emission to federal requirements.
It does not in any way say you are REQUIRED to use it for any other reason.
Honestly I truly understand it is easy to read the suggested wording implying things for auto manufactures. I should also mention that MAZDA is not really forthright about many of their specification published and refuses to use certification stands for printing and publishing real information having to do with engines power ratings.
If you look you can actually find that there are many engines manufactured that REQUIRE the use of specifically certain types/viscosity of engine oil. And they stipulate will void the warranty should that required oil not be used. Unfortunately, MAZDA is NOT one of them.
Exactly if you read them and how they apply and are worded. Proof response #9Please provide references to support any of that; until then, the words from Mazda directly carry infinitely more weight.
David most all motor oil do this, the MAZDA engine can be lubricated just fine with many viscosity motor oils.0-W-20 is perfectly fine in hot climates. We run that in Texas and today the temperature was 104 F. Tight tolerance modern engines recommend lighter oils to properly lubricate parts like crank bearings. Toyota has even gone to 0-w-16. Even lighter oils are coming.
This was a great response. ^^^^^^^^The issue I have with such posts it the basic assumption the highly trained Mazda engineers don't know what they're doing and someone from the general public knows better.
Sorry, your arguments lack any supporting scientific facts.Grendel65 is right. The maximum performance Mazda is concerned about is emissions and fuel consumption. Their main concern in the US market is not horsepower or durability. You don't need to be an engineer to understand this. When I was trying to figure out what viscosity oil to run in my car I looked at the US owner's manual (5w-20). Them I looked at a Mexican owner's manual (where durability is more important than emission standards); and it recommended 5w-30. The engines installed in both cars are the same but the difference is in what each market requires.
I'm running a 0w-30.
As cafe standards continue to become more stringent manufactures are resorting to thinner oils. Thinner oils require less energy to pump and therefore help improve fuel economy. They are also resorting to loser piston ring clearances. This reduces engine power but allows for less friction as the piston travels. A downside of that however is increased oil consumption.
But I do have an associates in automotive technology. As well has having worked at a motorcycle shop with a dyno (thinner oils also increase horsepower at the expense of engine durability).
Engine oil basics are pretty well established. Read some bobtheoilguy to learn a bit more.
You can also figure what oils are meant for what applications they were developed for. The 0w-xx were pioneered in hybrids to get gas mileage as high as possible not in high performance applications because durability would be trash.Sorry, your arguments lack any supporting scientific facts.