New CX-5 - When Should I really get my first oil change?

7eregrine

The man, the myth, the legend
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Land of Cleve
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2016.5 CX5
Change the filter early, like at around 1,000 miles (or even less)....but only the filter.
Leave the oil in there.

How does someone do this? Is this something possible on the Mazda? If you remove the filter does the oil not come out?
 
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Pueblo county CO
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CX-5 Sport 16.5 6M
I did it once (I don't remember exactly why) and I used a plastic bag to help contain the drool. You might lose a few ounces but if you fill the new filter with oil before you install it that should suffice.
 
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Ottawa, Ontario
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17 Mazda 6 GT
I did it once (I don't remember exactly why) and I used a plastic bag to help contain the drool. You might lose a few ounces but if you fill the new filter with oil before you install it that should suffice.
Exactly.
Pulling the filter will not drain the oil pan.
It's a little messy like you said, but if you prefill the new one, you should be good to go.
 
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CX5 GT-R
On vehicles with special instructions, I follow them. This includes many Hondas. They actually do have a special factory fill.

On vehicles without specific instructions, where it is confirmed they use normal oil from the factory, 1-1500 miles is when I change all service advised fluids. This includes transmission, diffs, all of it. If it is in the manual as a fluid to change...I change it.

On vehicles with normal fluids, and a break in, in the manual, i change fluids after break in interval, whether its 800, or 1200, or whatever, once it's up, i schedule a change the next week or two.

My cx5 is a 2019 GTR. This means that oil was all I changed, as the diffs and transmission are either "fill for life", or "verify only".

Once I select a fluid, I use it for life. This means I select common things that I can buy anywhere CONUS. For this application, Mobil 1 Extended Performance due to low NOAK, Ca, and Dexos G2 and Hot Tube specs as well as very solid anecdotal reports from UOAs, is what I went with in 5-30 oem weight.

I now have 41,594 trouble free miles and am enjoying it just fine.
Here is lifetime mpg. My vehicle uses no oil that is measurable. I change it every 5k miles.

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Denmark
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CX-3 Optimum Aut.
I don'thave a CX-5 but a CX-3 and I just follow the instructions from Mazda, changing oil every 20,000 km when it goes in for service and the first oil change was after 20,000 km (at the first service)
So far I've done just over 159,000 km and it's still running smooth using very little oil (going down to the halfway point after 20,000 km).
 
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Texas
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'19 MX-5, '20 CX-5
This includes many Hondas. They actually do have a special factory fill.

I see this mentioned often, but it's not true. The oil that Honda factories dispense into the crankcases of new engines is the same Honda-branded oil (currently made by Phillips 66 to Honda's specifications) that is sold in quarts over the counter at Honda dealerships. The only difference is that it's delivered by tanker trucks several times each week. You'll find molybdenum in the oil of a new Honda, but it doesn't come from the oil. Instead, it comes from the assembly lube that was applied to certain parts while the engine was being built to protect it during assembly and until the first time it is started after which the molybdenum has no further function. It's just there for a ride until the first scheduled oil change. :)
 
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CX5 GT-R
I see this mentioned often, but it's not true. The oil that Honda factories dispense into the crankcases of new engines is the same Honda-branded oil (currently made by Phillips 66 to Honda's specifications) that is sold in quarts over the counter at Honda dealerships. The only difference is that it's delivered by tanker trucks several times each week. You'll find molybdenum in the oil of a new Honda, but it doesn't come from the oil. Instead, it comes from the assembly lube that was applied to certain parts while the engine was being built to protect it during assembly and until the first time it is started after which the molybdenum has no further function. It's just there for a ride until the first scheduled oil change. :)
I have read different, but I also won't die on that hill, as I bet we can both agree that it will do zero harm to follow Honda's recommendation, whether the oil is special or not.
 
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2018 CX-5 Sport
On vehicles with special instructions, I follow them. This includes many Hondas. They actually do have a special factory fill.

On vehicles without specific instructions, where it is confirmed they use normal oil from the factory, 1-1500 miles is when I change all service advised fluids. This includes transmission, diffs, all of it. If it is in the manual as a fluid to change...I change it.

On vehicles with normal fluids, and a break in, in the manual, i change fluids after break in interval, whether its 800, or 1200, or whatever, once it's up, i schedule a change the next week or two.

My cx5 is a 2019 GTR. This means that oil was all I changed, as the diffs and transmission are either "fill for life", or "verify only".

Once I select a fluid, I use it for life. This means I select common things that I can buy anywhere CONUS. For this application, Mobil 1 Extended Performance due to low NOAK, Ca, and Dexos G2 and Hot Tube specs as well as very solid anecdotal reports from UOAs, is what I went with in 5-30 oem weight.

I now have 41,594 trouble free miles and am enjoying it just fine.
Here is lifetime mpg. My vehicle uses no oil that is measurable. I change it every 5k miles.

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I have fewer miles but 26.7 is the exact same lifetime MPG that I have. I expect it to go higher over time. I did the same thing, did my first oil change at 1000 miles or so. I buy the exact same oil each time too, but it's really not necessary to do that. I get Castrol edge extended performance.
 
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SC Coast
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2019 CX-5 GT Gray
Forgot to add, Service says "Max interval:12 months", so 7500 miles or 12 months, which ever comes first.

*1 The engine oil and filter must be changed at least once a year or within 12,000 km (7,500 miles) since last engine oil and filter change. Reset the engine oil data whenever replacing the engine oil regardless of the
message/wrench indicator light display.
 
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2019 Mazda CX-5 GTR
First oil change should be at whatever mileage makes you feel comfortable, but not to exceed 7500 miles or 12 months.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
I think the SEVERE service mileage is good for the first oil change.
Yes, and I did my first oil change at 5,000 miles with 30% oil life remaining based on maintenance monitor.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
You'd think if there was significant merit in performing the first oil change earlier than normal, Mazda would recommend doing so.
Agreed.

Back in the old days, all car manufactures recommended 1,000-mile early first oil change, and said so in maintenance schedule.

And Honda specifically stated in owner!s manual “Break-in Period” section “Do not change the oil until the recommended time or mileage interval shown in the maintenance schedule.” because Honda believes keeping their special moly-rich break-in oil in the new engine for 7,500 miles is very important, hence the warning.