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Changed the oil myself...

Changed the oil but I still have the maint wrench... Tried searching to no avail more than likely since our cars are so new... I did find the video below is it similar for the Cx3?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG7X6YtADwU
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Changed the oil but I still have the maint wrench... Tried searching to no avail more than likely since our cars are so new... I did find the video below is it similar for the Cx3?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG7X6YtADwU
I have the instructions. Send me your email address by pm and I'll send them to you.

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The maintenance wrench comes on if you have chosen the flexible oil change plan correct? If that is the case I believe I read that you must manually reset it after every oil change (from settings > maintenance).
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I like to perform my own oil changes but have never owned a new car under warranty.

How difficult is it to access the drain plug and filter?
How did you know what filter to use? Auto part places don't have the CX-3 in their book. Is there another Mazda using the same filter?
If i'm using full synthetic do i really need to change oil every 5K miles? Seems extreme.

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I like to perform my own oil changes but have never owned a new car under warranty.

How difficult is it to access the drain plug and filter?
How did you know what filter to use? Auto part places don't have the CX-3 in their book. Is there another Mazda using the same filter?
If i'm using full synthetic do i really need to change oil every 5K miles? Seems extreme.

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I plan to do oil changes myself as well. Since it would be under warranty, I would stick with Mazda OEM oil filters. From what I have read on the Mazda 3 forum, the filter is pretty good. Buy a half dozen from your local dealer. Don't go to Walmart and get cheap Fram or Quaker State filters(not knocking Fram, just cheap filters) As for oil, 0W20 GF-5 certified. Castrol and Mobil 1 0W20 oils are certified GF-5. I prefer synthetic, especially in winter. As for drain plug, most require a new washer after every drain. Invest in a torque wrench set to not damage the threads.
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The maintenance wrench comes on if you have chosen the flexible oil change plan correct? If that is the case I believe I read that you must manually reset it after every oil change (from settings > maintenance).
With the car on in park i was able to access it.

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I plan to do oil changes myself as well. Since it would be under warranty, I would stick with Mazda OEM oil filters. From what I have read on the Mazda 3 forum, the filter is pretty good. Buy a half dozen from your local dealer. Don't go to Walmart and get cheap Fram or Quaker State filters(not knocking Fram, just cheap filters) As for oil, 0W20 GF-5 certified. Castrol and Mobil 1 0W20 oils are certified GF-5. I prefer synthetic, especially in winter. As for drain plug, most require a new washer after every drain. Invest in a torque wrench set to not damage the threads.
OEM filter and Mobil1 for this guy. I drive a lot for work so I change synthetic every 5k miles.
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Since we're on the topic of DIY, has anyone managed to come across a service manual for the CX-3?

Or at least anything close to that?
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There is a very comprehensive online manual that covers the technical explanations, the repair, wiring and bodywork but you have to be registered as a motor trader to access it.

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I changed the oil on my car with 500 miles on it this last weekend.

4.4 quarts w/ new filter
I used Amsoil 5w-20 oil (negligible difference btwn 0w)
I used a Royal Purple 10-2876 Extended Life Oil Filter

With amsoil and royal purple filter, i can likely get 10k mile life. That said, I don't believe in oil changes every 10k and will pursue a 5k interval.

Took me 30 mins start to finish.

Surprised they went w/ a hex head drain pan bolt vs a standard 17mm drain pan bolt - kind of annoying but not a big deal.
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