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  1. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Greetings all...yep...it's an oil thread. Please accept my apologies in advance. So when I bought my car the dealer set the maintenance minder to 'scheduled' every 5,000 miles with oil change and tire rotation turned off. Once I got it back from my first free oil change, I turned the scheduled...
  2. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I know this is a nerdy thing to get excited about but I love the fact that the 3 has the flexible oil change reminder. I was able to find a few threads in here but I was curious to see how far on average people are going with the flexible setting before the car prompts for an oil change and what...
  3. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hello all, I have my wifes mazda with a 2.5 engine .. we have It set on flexible service where the car will decide when oil change is needed .. I recently noticed that its been 7 month and currently at 22,000 miles since the last oil change and the info center says its still got 30% oil life...
  4. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    From my 2016 owner's manual: "The flexible setting is available in the United States and Puerto Rico. Based on the engine operating conditions, the onboard computer in your vehicle calculates the remaining oil life. Mazda Genuine 0W-20 oil and Castrol® 0W-20 oil are required to achieve optimum...
  5. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello, In the manual I see a reference to flexible maintenance for oil. I found the setting on the car but it is grayed out and I cannot select it. Any idea why I cannot set it? It is a 2016 Mazda3 iSport. Thank you.
  6. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    flexible = 10k miles fixed = 7.5k miles they're both for schedule 1 (hwy miles). whats the difference besides 2.5k miles?
  7. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Good day Ladies and Gents I am Canadian thus oil change are fixed at 8000k OR 4 months. Is there a way to "force" the system and allows us to have the flexible oil change? Many other car manufacturer in Canada have the flexible oil change (GM, Honda, etc) If this is a thread that was already...
  8. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys, sorry to ask this as I think it's an obvious question, but I just wanted to make sure. My wife has a '14 sGT Hatch getting close to 15k miles. After the last oil change from the dealer I swapped the setting from Fixed to Flexible as they are recommending a 5k mile oil change which...
  9. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Can the flexible oil change schedule be followed in severe driving conditions? I make mostly short trips and let my car idle while it defrosts in the winter. Can I still trust the computer to calculate oil life or should I be on a fixed schedule? I've read the manual, but it's a little...
  10. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I've got a question on how to enable a flexible oil change schedule? I've got an infotainment system, but when I go to Applications I can either turn the reminder off or on and that's it. Where should I look? I'm starting to think that maybe Canadian Mazda 3 with the GS trim don't have this option.
  11. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I'm nearing my first 5k miles and was wondering if I should use the fixed or flexible schedule for oil changes. Has anyone used the flexible or know when the oil life indicator starte to go down?
  12. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Well I am happy to report that Mazda has made flexible oil changes an option on the new 3, it does clearly state Mazda OEM or Castrol 0W-20 full synthetic must be used and max of 12 months/10k miles. I was saddled to 4 month oil changes on my 2010 which I am not doing with more expensive...
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