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ONLY USE GENUINE Mazda OIL FILTERS in Series II (R3)

Old 11-11-2015, 08:21 PM
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FYI Here's a picture of the Series II oil filter N3R1-14-302 I purchased from Sweeney Mazda - Cincinnati.



Series II (2009-2011) Mazda RX-8 Oil Filter part # N3R1-14-302
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Old 02-27-2016, 01:08 PM
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Where is the Engine Oil filter been relocated on the 2010 model...?

Everything posted shows the 2008 and prior accessible from the top of the engine compartment.. is the series II change up now underneath near the drain plug?
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Everything posted shows the 2008 and prior accessible from the top of the engine compartment.. is the series II change up now underneath near the drain plug?
yes. https://www.rx8club.com/series-ii-di...change-184207/
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Old 02-28-2016, 12:46 PM
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Follow the instructions - it will require you to remove the plate to access the filter. A cap-mounted filter remover will only work easily in this case - a great investment. Mazmart has the best prices on N3R1 (Series II) filters - buy many to save on shipping.
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FYI, I think this thread has outlived reality. Most manufacturers are making different oil filters for Series II than Series I now. Fram is the only one I found that's still using the same part number for all RX-8s.
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Old 04-10-2016, 02:43 PM
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Really, OK, so they (other brands) are going to make a specific Oil Filter to the correct specifications (for Series 2 RX-8) for only 15,000 S2 (R3) in all Model Years in North America....there were less than 30,000 Series 2 made for worldwide use in 4 years.

I suggest "IF" you believe there is a OF around to cross reference it's number and see 'if' it is used by another car maker or model.

The genuine Japan made Tokyo Roki oil filter was specifically made for the Mazda S2 RX-8, it is not used on any other Mazda model and or car.

But yeah, most Mazda oil filters will fit and work......but.
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The S2 oil filter is $9 shipped from Amazon. I don't see any reason to use anything else.
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I agree with Dallas and Ash8 in that that S2 N3R1 filter was specifically made for the Series 2 for higher oil pressures. If you can get another manufacturer to certify it can operate at those same conditions, please post.

In a separate note, certain Honda motorcycles also have the same issue their supplier's filter (OEM) has better specifications (and if you slice one in half) is clearly superior to the Fram/BOSCH/Delco/Dana equivalents.

Oil on the other hand...
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The S2 oil filter is $9 shipped from Amazon. I don't see any reason to use anything else.
Mazmart's pirce is less if you buy a few in advance.
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^ True, but their shipping cost is high enough that you only save around $6 on a quantity of 10.
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PLEASE take a look at this link, we need your help now, it is self explained.

https://www.rx8club.com/lounge-4/you...3/#post4849721
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I don't see any technical specs, specifically the bypass psi rating, which is the key point ASH8 is making.

I don't know about Australia, but in the US and Canada, the OEM filter is pretty cheap(only CAN$11 with tax) and is made by Tokyo Roki, which made oil filters for other Japanese sports cars like the JDM S2000. It's actually such a steal at that price that I don't even bother looking for anything else.

About the only thing cheaper than the OEM stuff is the FRAM orange cans... And you probably don't want those on any car, let alone an RX-8.
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Originally Posted by UnknownJinX View Post
I don't see any technical specs, specifically the bypass psi rating, which is the key point ASH8 is making.

I don't know about Australia, but in the US and Canada, the OEM filter is pretty cheap(only CAN$11 with tax) and is made by Tokyo Roki, which made oil filters for other Japanese sports cars like the JDM S2000. It's actually such a steal at that price that I don't even bother looking for anything else.

About the only thing cheaper than the OEM stuff is the FRAM orange cans... And you probably don't want those on any car, let alone an RX-8.
Yep. I buy OE filters for ~$9 each, which is competitive with any other decent filter on the market.

As much as we like to hate on Fram filters, I used them in several vehicles for hundreds of thousands of miles and 20+ years, before the Internet told me they were junk. If I could put 300K miles on a 1990 Honda Civic (among several other vehicles) with nothing but the cheapest Fram filters, they can't be all that bad. It's OK though. I have seen the light and use Wix filters in our other cars now...
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