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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:49 pm    Post subject: What's the recommended oil change interval on an 04 MPV? Reply with quote

I cannot seem to find my owners manual and can't come up with it online. anyway, my driving style is a 10 mile trip downtown, with maybe 1/2 mile or less of city stop/go driving. Weekends are more stop go errand stuff, but I don't think I fall under the "severe" schedule.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:55 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the recommended oil change interval on an 04 MPV? Reply with quote

With that schedule?
Assuming 4000 miles per year, once a year would be fine.
I happen to change the oil every 5,000.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:30 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the recommended oil change interval on an 04 MPV? Reply with quote

For normal service, the owner's manual stipulates that the oil should be changed every 6 months or 7500 miles, whichever comes first. For severe service, the interval is every 4 months or 5000 miles, whichever comes first. The recommended oil is any ILSAC-IV or API SL approved 5w-20 motor oil

ILSAC-IV and API SL have since been superseded by ILSAC-V and API SN, which are more stringent standards. With a few exceptions, all major brands of 5w-20 motor oil are both ILSAC-V and API SN approved. Ford's own brand of 5w-20 motor oil, Motorcraft 5w-20 Synthetic Blend, is outstanding and sold at WalMart.

An online copy of the manual can be found at:

http://www.downloadcarmanuals.com/2004-mazda-mpv-owners-manual-download/
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:45 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the recommended oil change interval on an 04 MPV? Reply with quote

IIRC a lot of owner's manuals do classify stop-and-go, city driving as severe service, simply because under those circumstances the engine oil may not get hot enough for long enough to boil off moisture and other engine blow-by contaminants. Plus, city driving usually means frequent engine starts, which is when the engine is at its most vulnerable from potential lubrication failures. So like a lot of other people here I just use 5,000 miles as a reasonable number - plus it's easy to remember.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:31 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the recommended oil change interval on an 04 MPV? Reply with quote

The manual said (schedule 2 is every 5K miles or 4 months):

Follow Schedule 1 if the vehicle is operated mainly where none of the following conditions
apply.
If any do apply, follow Schedule 2 (Canada and Puerto Rico residents follow Schedule 2).
• Repeated short-distance driving
• Driving in dusty conditions
• Driving with extended use of brakes
• Driving in areas where salt or other corrosive materials are being used
• Driving on rough or muddy roads
• Extended periods of idling or low-speed operation
• Driving for long periods in cold temperatures or extremely humid climates
• Towing a trailer


i would think you fall under
• Repeated short-distance driving
• Extended periods of idling or low-speed operation
due to your weekend errands and downtown driving.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the recommended oil change interval on an 04 MPV? Reply with quote

I do mine every 3500 to 4000 miles
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