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Old 09-12-2008, 11:40 AM   #1
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I called my service tech about my up comming oil change. I told him I wanted to use 5w-30, and he immidietly told me how it wasnt good for the engine. I told him I dont care and I want to use it, and if I would have to bring my own oil in. He kept telling me how it as bad, and wouldnt say anything else. Any ideas how I can get him to use what I want
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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Bring your own oil
Hover around the service bay and make sure they use it


I had to do the same thing.
THey pulled that hose down that dangles from the ceiling, you know the one filled with the wrong oil.
I had to stop them before filling it up



BTW - I see an oil debate starting from this thread
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:57 AM   #3
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rofl.

its just sad that how clueless service techs are these days ~~~
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:09 PM   #4
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Bring your own oil
Hover around the service bay and make sure they use it


I had to do the same thing.
THey pulled that hose down that dangles from the ceiling, you know the one filled with the wrong oil.
I had to stop them before filling it up



BTW - I see an oil debate starting from this thread
Pls no oil debate, If the tech says anything about it voiding my warenty what should I say? Also doesnt mazda use 5w-20 just so they get there mpg better?

I just want to know the facts so when I have to argue with him I can pwnz him
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:29 PM   #5
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Old Rotor posted this the other day. Seems like a good quote to find and show them.

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This is what is in my Mazda Manual....so not a problem...I had to show the Mazda-mech and thats all he needed. Some of us should be running 10X40wt or even 20X50wt in hot climates. What is your location? Does it get hot there?

"Engine oil viscosity, or thickness, has an
effect on fuel economy and cold-weather
operation (starting and oil flow).
Low-viscosity engine oils can provide
improved fuel economy and cold-weather
performance.
But high-temperature weather conditions
require higher-viscosity engine oils for
satisfactory lubrication"
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:02 PM   #6
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yea I will tell him that, hopefully he just shuts up
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Any ideas how I can get him to use what I want
Sure-fire way to get it done the way you want:

Dont go to the dealership for an oil change. TADA!!!
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:16 PM   #8
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Good advice too lol. I have a Bob Penkhus dealership like 1 minute walking from my place, so it's convenient for me to let them do it. They charge me $10 labor. I bring in the filter & oil of my choice (which was 10w30 synthetic this summer)
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