OLM vs Mileage or ?

erhayes

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CX5 Reserve
Looking for Mazda OLM readings versus mileage & driving style. Trying to decide on using the olm or mileage interval for oil changes on my 2021 GTR. Ed
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
The owner’s manual will only say “the onboard computer in your vehicle calculates the remaining oil life based on engine operating conditions when selecting flexible maintenance.” or something similar. I’d just keep the Flexible OCI on (it’s default from factory) and change the oil either follow the “Oil change due” notification, or change it earlier before the notification. Just remember to do the reset after the oil change. You should get the first “Oil change due” notification earlier than you thought (depending on how long the CX-5 has been sitting in dealer’s lot), as the oil life monitor starts its calculation once the CX-5 left the assembly line.