Oil Changes for 1986 Mazda RX-7

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1986 RX-7

Help your 1986 RX-7 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

When to Change 1986 Mazda RX-7 Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Mazda RX-7’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Mazda recommends changing your 1986 RX-7’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your RX-7 in the above table. No matter the mileage, your RX-7 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Mazda recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Mazda RX-7. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1986 Mazda RX-7?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1986 Mazda RX-7 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mazda has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1986 Mazda RX-7 vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your RX-7’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your RX-7 by taking into account your driving style, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Mazdas

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Mazda? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Mazda's recommendations to select the right  1986 RX-7 oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Mazda's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1986 Mazda RX-7.

Where to Go for 1986 Mazda RX-7 Oil Change

When the time for your RX-7’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Mazda RX-7s. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1986 RX-7 oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your RX-7’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

1986 Mazda RX-7 Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Mazda RX-7 engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your RX-7’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Mazda RX-7 oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Mazda exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.