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When to change oil for new generation Mazda?

You have clocked 3,000 miles since your last oil change and your app is alerting you to the manufacturer's recommended Schedule 1 maintenance interval (severe). It is most likely that in this case ...
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When to change oil for new generation Mazda?

I downloaded the manual for the car. There are different service schedules for different countries. Many countries like the UK have a 12500 miles schedule, whereas some hot countries are as low as ...
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When to change oil for new generation Mazda?

Especially with a new, and I assume still covered by the manufacturer's warranty, vehicle you want to follow the owner's manual recommended service intervals and keep records of having done so. It's ...
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How many minutes to wait after turning off small air-cooled engine before oil change?

Waiting before the oil change of any machine is a compromise between: draining too hot oil (unsafe) failing to drain the wear products with the oil (this is what the break-in is all about, but when ...
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How many minutes to wait after turning off small air-cooled engine before oil change?

I changed the oil now. Because there were some contradictory advice (one advice: wait 10min, another advice: wait for long to cool to a safe 'warm' temperature) I decided ultimately on 20 minutes. It ...
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How many minutes to wait after turning off small air-cooled engine before oil change?

If the engine is too hot to touch then the oil is too hot to safely handle no matter what the container is rated for. Once the engine is cool enough to touch but still warm the oil will still be warm ...
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How many minutes to wait after turning off small air-cooled engine before oil change?

I personally don't think you need to worry about the temperature of the oil too much. Let it sit for plenty of time to cool to a safe 'warm' temperature. No need to risk a nasty skin burn. By then, ...
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