2009 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring: Needs a Little Oil at 7K
March 05, 2009
After last night's drive in our 2009 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring, I stopped for fuel. Then, per the car's owners manual, I let the 6 sit for five minutes, during which time I did my taxes and finished Foucault's Pendulum. Then, and only then, did I check the oil
Oil still registered on the dipstick, but it was below the low mark. So this morning I went to the auto parts store to buy the car's preferred drink, 5W20.
The Kragen I go to won't give out paper funnels ("because we want to sell plastic funnels," the staff says), so I was pleased to find this handy cutout in the plastic engine cover. It eliminates the need for a funnel altogether. I took the photo with the bottle's cap on, because I was already done adding oil -- I put in just under half a quart. The level is now fine.
Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 7,074 miles