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Just had the first oil change and the dealer claims the cx 50 2.5 t comes with non synthetic oil. And recommended the same. They said the 2.5 non turbo uses synthetic..
They said because of the turbo is the reason ...
Meanwhile my last 3 cars all turbo recommended synthetic馃槀 ( 2 STI's , Audi S3)

Have any others experienced this ?
 

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Just had the first oil change and the dealer claims the cx 50 2.5 t comes with non synthetic oil. And recommended the same. They said the 2.5 non turbo uses synthetic..
They said because of the turbo is the reason ...
Meanwhile my last 3 cars all turbo recommended synthetic馃槀 ( 2 STI's , Audi S3)

Have any others experienced this ?
On my first oil change the dealer used 5W-30 full synthetic (with a non-turbo engine it is 0W-20 synthetic, as in our CX-5). The manual doesn't specify synthetic or dino oil. I'd check with Mazda Customer Service or call another dealer to be sure.
 

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My dealership recommends regular oil for the 2.5T which is what it comes with at the factory. I just had my first oil change at 6500 miles and the oil was relatively clean.
It鈥檚 not about being clean.
Lubrication, heat dissipation, molecular breakdown, etc.
No less than a million articles on the advantages of synthetic oils and turbos on the net.
Any dealer that tells you otherwise is ill informed, and trying to save a buck.
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This is my question here..not an oil thread but synthetic or regular oil..
Looking to see if the cx 50 comes pre filled with synthetic or not...
Well that鈥檚 uncertain unless someone has factory build data or has done a oil analysis on the factory oil.
I guess we can assume all we want until those facts show up.
 

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Well that鈥檚 uncertain unless someone has factory build data or has done a oil analysis on the factory oil.
I guess we can assume all we want until those facts show up.
I鈥檇 be willing to send my oil out to Blackstone labs to be tested however, I don鈥檛 drive much. I still have only 160 miles on the car and I bought it almost a month ago lol鈥. In hindsight I probably should have kept the Type R 馃槀 However I always sent every oil chang out to blackstone labs.
 

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I鈥檇 be willing to send my oil out to Blackstone labs to be tested however, I don鈥檛 drive much. I still have only 160 miles on the car and I bought it almost a month ago lol鈥. In hindsight I probably should have kept the Type R 馃槀 However I always sent every oil chang out to blackstone labs.
Ya know, I really love my CX-50 TPP, its gorgeous and quick for what it is, but the new Type R has me questioning if I spent my $43k in the right place! But alas, I do need more utility and space than the Type R offers. Used to have a Z that would scratch the itch, but it's no longer with us.
 

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Ya know, I really love my CX-50 TPP, its gorgeous and quick for what it is, but the new Type R has me questioning if I spent my $43k in the right place! But alas, I do need more utility and space than the Type R offers. Used to have a Z that would scratch the itch, but it's no longer with us.
The only reason I traded in my 2019 Type R for the Cx-50 was because of the value I got. I knew the value was going to start going down. The only reason I didn鈥檛 get a new Type R is because dealerships (aka Stealerships) here are charging 15-20k over msrp and I鈥檓 not about that life. I wanted something more adult looking than the FK8 (which I did love by the way)

I traded it in full bolt on and tuned at 382/384. Full frontal PPF and forged Titan 7 wheels wrapped in PS4S. My friends said I鈥檓 dumb for doing that but the juice wasn鈥檛 worth the squeeze to remove all the parts to me. Plus I got a great value for it.
Now side note鈥. The type R has nearly the same space as the CX-50.
25.7 cu.ft. Cargo capacity 46.2 cu.ft. Max Cargo capacity
So it fit my needs well. I just wanted something more adult looking and I鈥檓 not spending 20k over msrp for a car.
 

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I am finally home from vacation! Man I had a great time but now that I have returned I have done some research on this topic.

Our owners manual states that oil changes are 10,000 miles or 12 months. No conventional oil can do this (to my knowledge). Our owners manual also very specifically calls for ILSAC certified oil. I can not find a SINGLE conventional oil that has this certification. I have only found Fully Synthetic Oils and a few synthetic blends.

I feel confident saying that even our owners manual states we need synthetic oil (based on the ILSAC certification)

If your dealer put conventional oil in, please have them show you on the bottle where it states its ILSAC certified. Again I cannot find a single conventional oil that is ILSAC certified.

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I did a blackstone oil analysis on my oem oil at about 2000 miles on my turbo cx50.
The only reason I traded in my 2019 Type R for the Cx-50 was because of the value I got. I knew the value was going to start going down. The only reason I didn鈥檛 get a new Type R is because dealerships (aka Stealerships) here are charging 15-20k over msrp and I鈥檓 not about that life. I wanted something more adult looking than the FK8 (which I did love by the way)

I traded it in full bolt on and tuned at 382/384. Full frontal PPF and forged Titan 7 wheels wrapped in PS4S. My friends said I鈥檓 dumb for doing that but the juice wasn鈥檛 worth the squeeze to remove all the parts to me. Plus I got a great value for it.
Now side note鈥. The type R has nearly the same space as the CX-50.
25.7 cu.ft. Cargo capacity46.2 cu.ft. Max Cargo capacity
So it fit my needs well. I just wanted something more adult looking and I鈥檓 not spending 20k over msrp for a car.
I got rid of my 2021 CTR for a 2021 STI and now my CX50. I don鈥檛 miss the extra power as I appreciate the midrange punch of the 2.5t in my CX50, but I do miss rowing my own gears. Probably going to pick up either a GR86 or another ND2 early next year to add to the garage.
 

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I did a blackstone oil analysis on my oem oil at about 2000 miles on my turbo cx50.

I got rid of my 2021 CTR for a 2021 STI and now my CX50. I don鈥檛 miss the extra power as I appreciate the midrange punch of the 2.5t in my CX50, but I do miss rowing my own gears. Probably going to pick up either a GR86 or another ND2 early next year to add to the garage.
How was the oil analysis?

Nothing like a manual gear box.... there are pros and cons but I am still pleased with my CX-50. However, its important to note that Ive owned this for a month now and have 160 miles on it lol...
 

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How was the oil analysis?

Nothing like a manual gear box.... there are pros and cons but I am still pleased with my CX-50. However, its important to note that Ive owned this for a month now and have 160 miles on it lol...
It was within industry norms for metals for a motor on its factory fill oil at 2000 miles. I was concerned with gas in the oil. It seemed to me that the oil had a very strong gas odor when checking the oil. However, the analysis showed no noticeable trace of fuel.
 

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It was within industry norms for metals for a motor on its factory fill oil at 2000 miles. I was concerned with gas in the oil. It seemed to me that the oil had a very strong gas odor when checking the oil. However, the analysis showed no noticeable trace of fuel.
I believe the gas odor is a byproduct of direct injection. I too notice that when doing the 鈥榮niff鈥 test on modern vehicle engines oil.
The above statement is just a guess and by no means supported by actual knowledge.馃ぃ
 

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I believe the gas odor is a byproduct of direct injection. I too notice that when doing the 鈥榮niff鈥 test on modern vehicle engines oil.
The above statement is just a guess and by no means supported by actual knowledge.馃ぃ
Short distance drives can also cause your oil to smell like gas over time.
I cannot speak to direct injection causing this to be an impact but it wouldn鈥檛 surprise me.
 
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