2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
- Plano, Texas, USA
Before installation, I pre-fill dry canister-type oil filter used on my CX-5 with fresh oil too just because I can. Other vehicles I have owned the canister-type oil filter has always been horizontally mounted and doing so is not feasible. Of course my BMW 528i uses more environmental-friendly cartridge-type oil filter and there’s no way to pre-fill the oil even thought it’s vertically installed.When changing oil do you guys fill up the new filter or install it dry/almost dry? I fill up the filter at least half way then pour entire 5 quart bottle in a 2.5l engine to reach max line...........about 4.8 on a 2.0l to get to max line. Levels check after running to grocer store and back.
Based on capacity specs the capacity of the OEM oil filter is 0.2 L / 0.2~0.3 US quart. So you used 5.2 quarts on 2.5L and 5.0 quarts of oil on 2.0L to reach the Full mark on dipstick for your oil change.