After a couple seconds, pull it back out and take a look at the very end. The total capacity, according to the owner's manual, is 4. You can change the oil when it's cold, but I like to think that if the oil is warm when you change it, all of the particles dirt, metal shavings, etc. There is a forged steel crankshaft, forged connecting rods, and aluminum pistons. You're done underneath the car. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your 2 and that the filter is being changed too.
That provides less wear on the starter motor and the best restart times in the industry for the SkyActiv-G 0. You don't want to overfill the oil, so check the oil level now before putting in the remainder of that last quart. I use this when dumping out the old oil from my. Drive the car around for a little while to warm up the oil. Make your appointment online for a Mazda 2 oil change service and let our oil pros take care of your car's most important system, it's engine. This video shows you where the oil fill cap is located on your 2 and how to add oil. But this causes disadvantages in environmental performance.
If your drain pan has capacity markings, you should get about 3. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. The second picture was taken from underneath the car looking towards the front right wheel and shows the oil pan drain plug. Pop the hood and unscrew the oil filler cap this should help the old oil drain out a bit faster : 4. All internal components are lighter and stronger now. The engine has cylinder head quite similar to the two-liter version.
We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your 2. Once the filter is hand-tight, give it an extra cinch with your wrench again, just tight enough so that it won't work itself loose, but not too tight. Screw the oil filler cap back on, close the hood and start the engine. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. This exhaust system 4-2-1 is designed to prevent the recirculation of hot exhaust gases and gas remaining inside the combustion chamber.
How does synthetic oil maximize fuel economy? Be careful to not drop the plug into the drain pan! Motor Oil 101 The main function of motor engine oils is to lubricate the cars internal engine parts so they run smoothly and are protected from wear and tear, for better efficiency and performance. Most Mazdas have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. You want the oil level to be between the two holes, preferably closer to the one farthest from the end: Here you can see my oil level is halfway between the two holes on the dipstick. Again, you'll probably get some oil on your hands. In any case-seems like it is there for when the oil film fails or at start up when it-the actual oil molecules-haven't filmed up yet. So far, no indications of bearing wear in my Mazda's engine, after 586K miles, roughly 1.
Ramps, or jack and jackstands not pictured. The engine marketed under the 'SkyActiv-G' label because of the unusual for gasoline engine compression ratio - 14. Look no further than your neighborhood Firestone Complete Auto Care. The Alloy surfaces are lot harder than the shear forces of the lubricant and probably the products of combustion impurities that are suspended in it. If it is, kill the engine immediately! The first picture was taken from the front of the car looking towards the back and shows the oil filter.
Would love to switch to 0w20 if it is not going to allow the engine to eat itself. On my first gen Mazda 3, you have to remove the splash shield and tackle the clips that like to rust out and deal with changing the cartridge filter. Always consult your owner's manual for the correct viscosity choice and specification grade of oil required. Looking for the best oil type for your 2012 Mazda 2? You just changed your own oil -- you probably saved at least a little money in the process, and you now know that it was definitely done correctly. Use your wrench to snug the plug back on; it should be tight enough to not work itself loose, but not so tight that you're stripping threads or won't be able to remove it again in the future. It should go on smoothly and easily; if you have to crank on it to thread it, you either bought the wrong filter or are cross-threading it. When you visit your local store for an oil change service, our certified technicians with change your 2012 2's oil, recycle your used oil and oil filter, examine all of your vehicle's essential filters, top-off necessary fluids, and do a full 19-point inspection of your entire vehicle, for free! If you can't do this, see our page to find a Mazda 2 oil filter wrench.
Another unique feature of this engine - it has sporty, long 4-2-1 header exhaust manifold. Changed to AmSoil 100% Synthetic 5w20 when we did our first oil change in this car over 8,000 miles ago. The long distance between the engine and the catalytic converter makes exhaust gases cooler and not hot enough to heat fast the catalytic converter in first minutes of operation. Not only do the more even size molecular chains maintain that film better but for whatever reason, it possibly clings to the cold surfaces for longer period than regular oil from my understanding. I just came up on 2100 miles on my car and decided to change out the factory fill early, and took some photos during the process. I have been questioning the wisdom of continuing with synthetics at all given it's burning a quart every 3000 miles, but I suppose they may help reduce wear with my frequent startups.