Idemitsu Moly Oil Alert

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2014 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech
I had used the Mazda Moly oil in my CX-5 from new until I learned on here that the Idemitsu Zepro Eco Medalist was actually the exact same oil. I started using that instead because it was available in a 5 quart jug for around the same price (and sometimes less) that the Mazda branded individual quarts and one jug is more convenient that 5 individual bottles. I changed my oil yesterday which got me thinking about oil. I recently read that there is a new specification out for motor oils: SP/GF-6 which supersedes SN/GF-5. Since the Zepro is SN/GF-5, I wondered if there would be an upgraded version coming out. I went to the Idemitsu web site and saw all of their products. Their regular oils were all showing the new SP/GF-6 versions, but the Zepro was still showing the current SN/GF-5 version. So I reached out via email to Idemitsu and got an answer right away. There are no plans to upgrade the Zepro to SP/GF-6 and in fact, they are discontinuing the whole Zepro line. So, if you like that oil with the extra moly you should probably get some while it's still available. I know I'll be ordering some more right away.
 
I hope they don't stop then mazda oem oil as well...Lately it’s been out of stock here in my area or only old stock.
 
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2018 AWD GT Premium Red/Black
Our dealer doesn't use Mazda oil. Some don't even use Castrol. I let the dealer do my first change, then I used Castrol, then a couple Zepro that I got for around $30, not I've got a couple jugs of Amazon 0w20 Synthetic and I'm not going to sweat it. The Amazon oil acquitted itself well in comparison reviews.
 
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2017 Mazda 6 Sport
Ok, this sucks. I've been waiting for Idemitsu to come out with the GF6 spec moly oil. I wonder if they will still be making it for Mazda since they are the manufacturer for all of the Mazda branded oils?
 
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2014 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech
Ok, this sucks. I've been waiting for Idemitsu to come out with the GF6 spec moly oil. I wonder if they will still be making it for Mazda since they are the manufacturer for all of the Mazda branded oils?
They have GF6 in all their other oils, but they are not going to produce the Zepro line any more.
 
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2021 CX-5T AWD CE
Great price - I just paid around $35 at Amazon for a 5-qt jug! But at least in western WA, not a single store appears to be carrying it and there are no ordering options.

- Mark
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
Cheap if your local store has them.

$5 for 5 quarts of Idemitsu 0W-20 SN / GF-5 oil is an unbelievable price even if it’s a discontinued product!

The new Idemitsu 0W-20 SP / GF-6 oil costs $36.20 for 5 quarts.

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Pueblo county CO
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CX-5 Sport 16.5 6M
That's so cheap people would buy it no matter the brand, so I wouldn't be surprised if it sold out. People that work at the store would probably buy it too.
 
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2014 mazda cx-5 touring FWD
I just returned from AZ where I bought 2 jugs for $5 each.The shelf had a sale price sticker of $15 but when scanned showed $5.Super deal.Thanks for the "heads up" Jet,it's things like this that make this a great board.
 
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