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you can change the oil yourself.
i dont believe there is a service light for these models.
only a DPF light.
the dipstick has an extra cross on it. if the oil level comes to this height - you must drain and fill with fresh oil as it will be contaminated with diesel fuel, caused by DPF operation.
if the DPF light comes on - you have to take it to a dealer to have the vehicle plugged in and possibly have the DPF additive replenished.
You have to take it to a Mazda Dealer. No other diagnostic tool will do the job. The information will not be released to aftermarket sectors yet as the technology is so new at present. The additive is also dangerous to handle and should never be inhaled.
up until January end 2008 - i worked on mazda's in a Mazda Dealer. The company i worked for - i worked on Jaguar, MAZDA, Land Rover, Rover, Citroen, Mitsubishi & LDV. We sold all of these vehicles through our Franchise departments.
ALL DPF systems use diesel to operate !
However only Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Landrover use systems which do not require additive to be added to the system. They are over £30,000 to £80,000 plus per vehicle hence the DPF system is much more advanced and cuts service costs for the ownerd.
The DPF system on Citroen, and Mazda, use additive which needs to be replenished on demand. this varies depending on driver patterns.
Your MAZDA 6 Diesel DOES NEED additive. Check your hand book that came with the vehicle and all the information will be in there.
Thank you for the accept.
Give your local Mazda Dealer a call, and im sure they will confirm the situation. They will have to carry out the work im afraid - as the additive is dangerous to inhale fumes from. The vehicle may have to be forced by the IDS machine to activate a DPF regeneration cycle. Plus clear the system of any relative fault codes.