Honda has been saying specifically in owner’s manual that don’t change the factory moly-rich break-in engine oil early; but change it according to the usual OCI. If you change factory oil at 1.000 miles because you worry about metal shavings which could harm the engine, that’s what the oil filter for.That's a Honda, but I'd research that oil and may well change it at 1k anyway to remove initial wear particles. If Honda can get it, I can get it or an equal.
I'm guessing Honda says that to protect owners from aggressive dealers.
Here's what I do, and usually end up with an engine that doesn't burn oil.
After gentle warm-up,
0-100 miles baby it, less than 50% of max RPM & less than ~1/3 throttle
100 - 500 miles. Less than ~2/3 max RPM, No full throttle.
500 - 1000 miles less than ~3/4 max RPM, Little WOT
1000 miles change oil
1000 - 5000 miles drive it like I stole it! Hammer DOWN!
5000 miles. Change oil and drive it however I please.
In theory your moly-rich factory oil should be still very effective with only 1,000 miles of service life. But for warranty reason you should follow Mazda recommended flexible OCI, which can be up to 7,500 miles or 12 months whichever comes first hence the message, and change the oil. I’d use OEM Mazda 0W-20 moly oil which has the same formula as factory oil for this oil change.Message on dash says oil change needed. I've owned my 2019 CX-5 1 year but I only have 1,000 miles on it. Do I need to change the oil?
So, if he only drives 1000 miles a year, he should keep the same oil in it for 5 years?My 2019 Ridgeline says to leave the break-in oil in until the first oil change at 5000 miles.
Yeah I remember buying an accord once and they told me to come back 500 miles later to change the oil. The very next day I drove it like a rental car out of state through California mountains. Plenty of redlining in 3-4th gear. It was a lease.
I usually do the first oil change at about ⅔ of the factory recommended OCI. For my 2016 CX-5, I did the first oil change at less than 5K miles, or 30% of oil life remaining showing on my Flexible oil life monitor display. I also try to use the oil for the first oil change with similar formulation such as moly-rich Mazda moly 0W-20 oil on my CX-5.If you are still under warranty, then change the oil as MAZDA recommends. I don't subscribe to the first 7,500 mile oil change but, I also don't toss good oil at a 1,000 miles. I like a happy medium of the first change at ~ 3,000 miles. Ed
Dealer said to wait for 10,000 Kms before the first oil change? I wouldn't wait that long.Sorry hijack the thread since I'm going to ask similar question too. Dealer told me to service after my first 10000km. Recommended?
just fyi, in most European countries the oil change interval for the 2.5L CX5 is 20k km (12,400 mi). And in the US, for the new Mazda 3 and CX30 with the same 2.5L engine, the interval is now 10k milesDealer said to wait for 10,000 Kms before the first oil change? I wouldn't wait that long.
Even dealerships can't make up their minds it seems. Speak to half a dozen different people at different dealers, and you'll get half a dozen different answers.
Even here on this forum, given the different thoughts and ideas everyone has, the consensus seems to be that 10,000 kms is too long to wait.
Best thing to do is to read other opinions, and then go with what you feel comfortable with.
Just to clarify my remark, the question from the OP was about when to do the very first oil change after purchasing new, and not necessarily about what the long term oil change interval should be after that.just fyi, in most European countries the oil change interval for the 2.5L CX5 is 20k km (12,400 mi). And in the US, for the new Mazda 3 and CX30 with the same 2.5L engine, the interval is now 10k miles