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whitegirl44

Hi can you you please tell me if the recommended oil to use on a mazda atenza 2005 is 5w30 mineral oil and the garage has been putting 10w40sncf instead can this damage the motor. Thanks

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Anon

Hi there,
There are no oil specs for imports but for NZ new Mazda 3, Castrol recommend 5w30 or 10w30. Thicker oil would not generally be recommended in a newer engine if not designed for it, but may not necessarily cause any issue as a vehicle gets older.

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