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    Default What oil filters to get for a 2012 Mazda3 Skyactive?

    Hello,

    I have a 2012 Mazda3 Skyactive
    Mazda specifies 0W-20 weight oil for that car, which I can get from many stores
    However, I don't know what filter to get (an from where). Any recommendations?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: What oil filters to get for a 2012 Mazda3 Skyactive?

    OEM just go to the dealer and mention TM3

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    Default Re: What oil filters to get for a 2012 Mazda3 Skyactive?

    OEM is your best bet.

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    Default Re: What oil filters to get for a 2012 Mazda3 Skyactive?

    if not OEM i do like the quality in the K&Ns if they make one for yours
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    Just go to automotive and ask to see their nuts
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    Default Re: What oil filters to get for a 2012 Mazda3 Skyactive?

    What about NAPA? Something like the 7002

    I've been using NAPA filters on previous cars and was quite happy with them.

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    Default Re: What oil filters to get for a 2012 Mazda3 Skyactive?

    Fram's filter is a PH6607. Those are the ones I have been using on my car forever. No problems here.

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    Default Re: What oil filters to get for a 2012 Mazda3 Skyactive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reddie1337 View Post
    Fram's filter is a PH6607. Those are the ones I have been using on my car forever. No problems here.
    As a mechanic you should know Fram uses half the pleats as oem.
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    Default Re: What oil filters to get for a 2012 Mazda3 Skyactive?

    Most, if not all aftermarket filters do not have the proper pressure relief/bypass spec that the Skyactiv engine requires... these filters have applications for other non-Mazdas typically... if you see this, avoid them like the plague!
    Why chance it? Stick to OEM!
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    Default Re: What oil filters to get for a 2012 Mazda3 Skyactive?

    I use the napa proselect filter. The best build I've seen compared to any filter for the price. Cost around $8.

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    Default Re: What oil filters to get for a 2012 Mazda3 Skyactive?

    You're not getting any arguments out of me on the quality of the NAPA filter, but do you know what the pressure relief valve spec is? This is as much critical as the filter construction itself... if the valve opens, the oil will essentially be going through the filter unfiltered

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    Default Re: What oil filters to get for a 2012 Mazda3 Skyactive?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMAN View Post
    You're not getting any arguments out of me on the quality of the NAPA filter, but do you know what the pressure relief valve spec is? This is as much critical as the filter construction itself... if the valve opens, the oil will essentially be going through the filter unfiltered
    Not sure what it is but I've read that some other part numbers start from 8psi and go as high as 20psi. I'm pretty confident that they designed it so it only opens in certain conditions (Cold Start Up, High RPM, Filter Media Loaded, WOT).

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    Default Re: What oil filters to get for a 2012 Mazda3 Skyactive?

    Never trust what any aftermarket catalogue says! They make mistakes all the time! With what you said, I'm pretty sure you didn't double check and just blindly trust what they say as being "compatible"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMAN View Post
    Never trust what any aftermarket catalogue says! They make mistakes all the time! With what you said, I'm pretty sure you didn't double check and just blindly trust what they say as being "compatible"!
    Yeh... I'm not really too concerned since I've been using them for a while on different cars. Cars don't have the same tolerances as airplanes but that doesn't mean I cheap out on oil filter.

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    Default Re: What oil filters to get for a 2012 Mazda3 Skyactive?

    The skyactiv engine is a highly tuned and sensitive engine... you're really want to save a buck or two on an oil filter???
    just because it worked fine on the chevy, doesn't mean it works fine for other cars... I've hear similar excuses from others who use fram for years, doesn't mean it's right

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    Default Re: What oil filters to get for a 2012 Mazda3 Skyactive?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMAN View Post
    The skyactiv engine is a highly tuned and sensitive engine... you're really want to save a buck or two on an oil filter???
    just because it worked fine on the chevy, doesn't mean it works fine for other cars... I've hear similar excuses from others who use fram for years, doesn't mean it's right
    Personally I'm not concerned too much. Fram I would stay away from due to construction. I'm also not driving 300km to get an oil filter from a mazda dealership.

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    Default Re: What oil filters to get for a 2012 Mazda3 Skyactive?

    Never heard of mail order and buying several at a time?

    I take back what I said about the NAPA filter... the "Pro Select" isn't that great, I was thinking of the "Gold" one
    http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...Number=2484686

    Oh and since you don't seem to care about your car, but others might be, the NAPA Pro Select filter, while specific only to the SkyActiv engines, the relief valve pressure is not within the OEM range:
    http://www.nfhconnect.com/Lookup/Par...0025&Brand=NAS
    NAPA = 11-14 PSI
    OEM = 12-17.1 PSI
    Last edited by TheMAN; 12-15-2016 at 04:31 AM.

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