Quick Answer: Which Is Better 5w20 Or 0w20?

What kind of oil does Mazda 3 use?

Use SAE 5W-30 engine oil.

For maintenance service, Mazda recommends Mazda Genuine Parts and Castrol ® (Mexico only)..

Can I switch from 5w30 to 0w20?

0W20 and 5W30 are very interchangeable in our cars. You can use any and your car will run fine and will not void any warranty for those of you under warranty. After your warranty is over, I am sure 5w30 maybe the better oil to use over 0w20.

Should I use thicker oil in a high mileage engine?

A: Yes. This is a practical method to improve oil pressure in an older, high-mileage engine. The slightly thicker oil film from the heavier base weight oil – 10W – can help protect worn engine bearings as well.

Can I substitute 5w20 for 0w20?

If SAE 0W-20 synthetic oil is not available, SAE 5W-20 conventional oil may be used. However, it must be replaced with SAE 0W-20 synthetic oil at the next oil change.

Does 0w20 damage engine?

All 0w20 oils are made from PAO or Group III. That fact alone puts them a cut above conventional 5w20s. Any engine spec’d for 5w20 will operate optimally on 0w20.

Will 5w30 hurt a 0w20 engine?

0w20 is a fully synthetic motor oil. 0w being the winter weight, the viscosity of the oil at freezing temperatures. 20 is the finishing weight or how thick it is, when the engine is at operating temperature. 5w30 can be fully synthetic, however, putting it into your engine which is designed for 0w20 is a bad idea.

Who makes Mazda Motor Oil?

Idemitsusays Manufactured for Mazda by Idemitsu right on the bottle. If you click on the mazda oil (first one) there is a closeup of the back of the bottle.

Can I use 5w20 instead of 0w20 Mazda?

Both 5w-20 and 0w-20 are IDENTICAL once the car is up to temperature. Thedifference is how thin those oils are when the car is cold. Neither the 0w or the 5wflow enough in the cold to properly lubricate your engine. However, the 0W is thinner and does LESS damage at start up than the 5W oil.

Will 5w20 hurt a 0w20 engine?

Sure, 0W20 will flow better than 5W20 at low temperatures, but the difference is minimal and both versions run thin in cold conditions. However, if you live in an extremely cold region, the 0W oil will do less damage than the 5W oil while starting the engine.

What kind of oil does a 2014 Mazda CX 5 Use?

the 2014 mazda cx-5 only uses sae 0w-20 engine oil that is certified for gasoline engines by the american petroleum institute (api). the engine oil capacity of the 2014 mazda cx-5 2.0 engine is 4.4 us quarts (4.2 liters). the engine oil capacity of the 2014 mazda cx-5 2.5 engine is 4.8 us quarts (4.5 liters).

Can I mix 5w30 with 0w20?

In my opinion it wouldn’t hurt a thing if you mixed some 5W30 with 0W20. In fact you could probably use 5W30 once the warranty has expired (or maybe before).