Owners manual doesn't show the location; it only mentions that a special tool is required and that Mazda advises you take it to a Mazda Technician. Oh well, we'll figure it out...........LeeLee said:I think the owner's manual shows you the location of the filter but says that a special tool is needed to change it. I will take a look at it one of these days and see just what kind of "special" tool is needed.
The cartridge oil filter was the only filter type until the late '50's. They started showing back up with Japanese cars with the '80's Acura Legend.BMM3 said:Highly, Highly not do what????? He asked how to take the filter off, not if he should shave his eyebrows. I'll chime right in with him; HOW DO YOU TAKE THE FILTER OFF? I want to change my own oil like I have my past/other vehicles, but I have never even heard of a cartidge type filter 'til I got this car. Any advice on changing your own oil in the Mazda3 would be appreciated. :bigsmile: