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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Fuel Requirements

Vehicles with catalytic converters or oxygen sensors must use ONLY UNLEADED FUEL, which will reduce exhaust emissions and keep spark plug fouling to a minimum.

This vehicle will perform best with fuel listed in the table.

Mazda 3. Fuel Requirements

* U.S. federal law requires that octane ratings be posted on gasoline station pumps.

Fuel with a rating lower than 87 octane (91 RON) will negatively affect the emission control system performance and could also cause engine knocking and serious engine damage.


    Leaded fuel is harmful to the catalytic converter and oxygen sensors and will lead to deterioration of the emission control system and or failures.

  • This vehicle can only use oxygenated fuels containing no more than 10 % ethanol by volume. Damage to the vehicle may occur when ethanol exceeds this recommendation, or if the gasoline contains any methanol. Stop using gasohol of any kind if your vehicle engine is performing poorly.
  • Never add fuel system additives, otherwise the emission control system could be damaged.

    Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer for details.

Gasoline blended with oxygenates such as alcohol or ether compounds are generally referred to as oxygenated fuels. The common gasoline blend that can be used with your vehicle is ethanol blended at no more than 10 %. Gasoline containing alcohol, such as ethanol or methanol, may be marketed under the name "Gasohol".

Vehicle damage and drivability problems resulting from the use of the following may not be covered by the warranty.

Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions

Emission Control System
This vehicle is equipped with an emission control system (the catalytic converter is part of this system) that enables the vehicle to comply with existing exhaust emissions requirements. ...

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Oil Control Valve (OCV) Removal/Installation [Mzr 2.0, Mzr 2.5]
1. Remove the battery cover.. 2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 3. Remove the plug hole plate.. 4. Disconnect the wiring harness. 5. Remove the ignition coils.. 6. Remove the ventilation hose. 7. Remove the oil level gauge. 8. Remove the cylinder head cover.. 9. Remove in th ...

Variable Swirl Shutter Valve Switch Inspection [Mzr 2.3 Disi Turbo]
Voltage Inspection NOTE: The variable swirl shutter valve switch cannot be removed as a single unit. When replacing the variable swirl shutter valve switch, replace it together with the intake manifold as a single unit. 1. Switch the ignition to ON (Engine off). 2. Verify that ...

Hood Adjustment
Gap Adjustment 1. Verify that the gap between the hood and the body is within the specification. Standard clearance a: -2.80.8 mm {-0.110.03 in} b: 1.21.2 mm {0.0470.0.47 in} 2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 3. Remove the following parts: a. Front bu ...

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