Originally posted by Brillo
As I understand it, you need a special tool to change the oil in the I-4. I would take to your dealers service department about this. Why that is, I'm not sure. I've heard that it is illegal in Japan to change your own oil(maybe in other countries as well); so since the U.S. I-4 is the same engine as Japan, that could be the reason since Mazda Japan designed the I-4. I have a V6, and since its a Duratec block, it takes a standard filter that Mazda and Ford share.[/b]
Originally posted by Blackbird
Illegal? Cause of the oil's bad for the nature?
Anyway isn't changing oil part of the service intervals?[/b]
Not sure what you are looking for. On the filter, when I went in to get a filter for my 6s the guy at the parts counter said something like "One the those is a cartridge, isn't it?" He was just sort of thinking out loud. Since my car was the first 6 the dealer had sold, I didn't hold not knowing against him.Originally posted by mbd_int
Thanks LBJay. Can you share the source of information on the engine?[/b]