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I think u can just use ebay ones. That's what I'm planning on getting. I found this one which seems to be the cheapest out there:


https://www.ebay.ca/itm/2pcs-Replacement-Cabin-Air-Filter-for-Mazda-CX-5-Mazda-3-Mazda-6-OE-KD45-61-J6X/232158329282?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649


My local Napa store wants $40.77 for the cabin air filter (Napa Premium) or $19.77 for the Napa Economy. No thanks, i'll just buy off ebay.
Is probably not gonna last as long as oem though

Who knows
 

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Is probably not gonna last as long as oem though

Who knows


I've had pretty decent filters off ebay in the past. Not sure what you mean by last as long? Like the material will break apart?
I've used ebay filter on my corolla and I can see the trapped dust, bugs, and dirt, etc....I just tap them out or use compressed air and then reuse the filter until it's pretty black. I'll put it up to the light and compare a new and old one. If not a lot of light passes through, then I replace it.


Anywho, I bought two orders of that filter I linked (so 4 filters total). Should last me several years.
 

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Another option is advanceautoparts.com when they have coupon deals or online sales. I usually buy cleaning supplies and wax, but sometimes filters or oil. Free shipping sometimes with bigger order $$ or ship to a local store.

I’ve used RA, medcenter mazda, and jim Ellis is my local dealer where I’ve bought 3 cars. All good options.
 

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Is probably not gonna last as long as oem though

Who knows
Who knows is the right answer to a different question: Who makes the OEM product(s)?

Mazda produces neither oil filters nor oil. They publish a specification and send it out for bid. The winner gets a contract and makes them. Different regions of the world may get the same P/N produced by a multitude of manufacturers. While they are all supposed to meet the specification, some may actually exceed in certain areas.

Mazda had at least 4 companies making filters for them in the late 90s and early 00's
Likewise the oil you get at the dealer is most likely to change based on your location.

I personally use the Valvoline oils (currently the Advanced 5/20 full synthetic). If I can get Bosch, Wix, or Mann filters that is the way I go. Anything but Fram/Honeywell.
 

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Honestly, a couple of bucks difference between a good oil filter and an “economy” brand? Is that gonna break anyone?

And yet folks can say, “when was the last time you ever heard of a new engine blowing up because something went wrong with the $6 Fram filter?”

Good points both.

For myself, I’m more than happy to spend the little extra for a Wix or Mazda filter. Maybe I’m just buying piece of mind, but it’s worth it for me. In the end, it’s your money. Spend it how you like.
 

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I think I would opt for better quality oil filters. But when it comes to a cabin air filter or engine air filter, I don't think it's a big deal if I get one off ebay. As long as they're "warranty approved" I guess?


I'm planning on getting oil filters from the dealer and the others off ebay.


For the drain plug gasket/washer, I should probably get OEM? or does it matter? I know it's only like a $1 part.
 

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If you want Moly Mazda approved oil, try Idemitsu Zepro 0W/20 -- reputed to be Mazda's supplier (Amazon link with Prime shipping below). I buy a bulk pak of Mazda filters on eBay an use them. They are as cheap as aftermarket ones when you shop carefully, and since I live away from an urban center, I like them delivered to my door.


Since I'm long out of warranty and 85 miles from a dealer, I do all my own maintenance. Cabin filters I buy aftermarket off eBay. Air filters from Amazon or eBay.



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For european users, i use autodoc. I order on their dutch (Netherlands) page and they shipped from germany. Not sure if that counts for all of their domains.

The reason I like their business is because they have almost all the things you’d ever need for your car. You can search on your car plate number and it’ll show you filtered items specifically for your car. Tip: always double check, ;)

Netherlands: https://www.autodoc.nl
Belgium: https://www.autodoc.be
United Kingdom: https://www.autodoc.co.uk
Germany: https://www.autodoc.de
France: https://www.auto-doc.fr
Italy: https://www.auto-doc.it
Portugal: https://www.auto-doc.pt

Maybe I missed a few, quickly Googled.
 
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