A large thank you goes out to Dave Coleman of the Mazda Tech Group for providing us some of the details on this fantastic new motor oil! Pouring it all into an old milk jug made taking it to the recycling center so much easier. It made from aluminum-silicon, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, rocker arms which featured needle roller followers. The first picture was taken from the front of the car looking towards the back and shows the oil filter. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your 2. This is an area where synthetics are supposed to do a much better job as well.
At cold operation, The 2. The synthetic oil maker, Idemitsu, is a large Japanese conglomerate involved in petroleum refining and the manufacture of oil, petrochemical and agricultural chemical based products. Never get under a car supported just by a jack! If your 2 is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your 2. Time to remove the old oil filter. If it is, kill the engine immediately! I marked fluid capacity on the side of mine so I know how much fluid has drained into the pan particularly useful when doing transmission fluid flushes, but that's another thread.
Empty 1 gallon jug for old oil. Pop the hood and unscrew the oil filler cap this should help the old oil drain out a bit faster : 4. As a by-product, the utmost fuel economy is achieved from the initial turn of the key to heading down the road no matter what temperature or condition. Once the filter is off, dump the oil that's in it into the drain pan and set the old filter aside. The Alloy surfaces are lot harder than the shear forces of the lubricant and probably the products of combustion impurities that are suspended in it.
Look no further than your neighborhood Firestone Complete Auto Care. Like its predecessor, the new engine has an aluminum alloy cylinder block with 4340 steel-molybdenum alloy bores. Changed to AmSoil 100% Synthetic 5w20 when we did our first oil change in this car over 8,000 miles ago. Motor Oil 101 The main function of motor engine oils is to lubricate the cars internal engine parts so they run smoothly and are protected from wear and tear, for better efficiency and performance. Move your drain pan to under the filter, then break it loose with your ratchet and cup wrench: Once you've broken it loose, you should be able to unscrew it the rest of the way by hand. Let all of the old oil drain out.
If you can't do this, see our page to find a Mazda 2 oil filter wrench. Once the hydrodynamic film initializes, sure but that can take a second or more. After a couple seconds, pull it back out and take a look at the very end. Not only do the more even size molecular chains maintain that film better but for whatever reason, it possibly clings to the cold surfaces for longer period than regular oil from my understanding. There is a forged steel crankshaft, forged connecting rods, and aluminum pistons. Here are the tools and supplies you'll need for the oil change: Tools 1.
How does synthetic oil maximize fuel economy? A new motor oil is now available that will make you think twice about picking up the 5 qt. This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2012 Mazda 2. The system can identify which cylinder was in the correct stroke position, and after that injects and ignites fuel into the cylinder. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your 2. Whether your engine needs synthetic, synthetic blend, or high mileage oil, you can bet we'll do what's right for your car given your driving style, mileage, and climate. The second picture was taken from underneath the car looking towards the front right wheel and shows the oil pan drain plug.
If you clean it between filling the new oil and dumping the old, you can get away with only needing one funnel. And I think you know what we will be using on our next fuel economy record drive What's with the 40°C viscosities? Ramps, or jack and jackstands not pictured. It's illegal to throw it in the trash, and extra illegal to pour it down the drain. On my first gen Mazda 3, you have to remove the splash shield and tackle the clips that like to rust out and deal with changing the cartridge filter. Repeat the process of filling and waiting until the filter stops soaking up the oil and is full. All internal components are lighter and stronger now.
I prefer to use two funnels, one for clean oil only and another for dirty oil only. If your drain pan has capacity markings, you should get about 3. There's still energy consumed in the bearings, though, shearing and pumping oil. Our stores are open late and on weekends, just for you! Disclaimer: I cannot be held liable for anything you may do or screw up by following this walkthrough. When you get back, again take a quick look underneath to make sure there are no leaks. Put your clean funnel into the oil filler hole and pour in the remainder of the quart you opened to pre-fill the filter, then two more whole quarts. Pour the oil into the new filter until it's full, then stop and wait a few seconds.
Drive the car around for a little while to warm up the oil. If the oil level on the dipstick is low, add more new oil through the funnel and check the dipstick again. When it comes out you'll likely get some oil on your hands, so gloves are a really good idea. Other brands I've heard of people having good luck with are Wix and Purolator. You want the oil level to be between the two holes, preferably closer to the one farthest from the end: Here you can see my oil level is halfway between the two holes on the dipstick. In any case-seems like it is there for when the oil film fails or at start up when it-the actual oil molecules-haven't filmed up yet.