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Wrong oil? have i put the wrong oil in my mazda 5? about 6 weeks ago the oil light come on for 1 sec we checked the oil and there was none so we topped up with fully synthetic 5w/40; API SM/CF ACEA A3,B3. now the engine light has come on, would this be due to us putting wrong oil in or is the oil ok? are we ok to still drive the car or should we get the oil? thanks Loretta

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You should have it checked out with a computer the oil will be ok if its not to late.

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Have the oil changed as it is wrong viscosity oil. It should be 20w -40 or 15w 30. Mixing synthetic and mineral oils is not a good idea as the bases are different and may cause engine problems. Most service departments use mineral oil as synthetic oil is too dear for a normal service and the customer would complain about the price.. Synthetic oil has no real advantage over mineral oil unless you are rallying or racing but in normal driving it is an expensive waste as you have to change the oil at least every 10.000klms to remove the wasted additives the hold water ,carbon, and other combustion by products in suspension to be removed when the oil is drained out.

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Use a Brand Name Full Synthetic 10W40 oil and you'll be OK.

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0w30 oil is likely Amsoil? If so, even though the manufacturer may not recommend it, it does and will work well in your engine. it is far more thermally stable than conventional oil, resists molecular shear and is far less susceptible to problems from contamination. It pours like puppy **** even when its way below freezing and offers far beyond the protection "at temperature" that the 30 designation infers. i suggest you google "noac volatility tests" and make your decision based upon the facts stated there! You may be surprised at what you find!!

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