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Posted 02 March 2016 - 11:59 AM


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This must had been answered many times. But as a refresher, please advice.

The norm is change conventional engine oil 3 months or 5000km whichever come first.

I covered 5000km in 4 months. Is it OK to change the oil only when it reaches the 4 th months.

Please advice.


Posted 02 March 2016 - 04:37 PM


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Change both oil and oil filter


Posted 13 November 2016 - 03:28 PM


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If you had read your owners manual you would know the norm is 10k km or 6 months interval.


Only if you are driving under severe manner it is recommended to be half of the servicing frequency but rest assure most of us I can imaging 98% of us would be normal drivers.


The usage of Conventional or synthetic oil does not matter. What matter is the API rating, currently the highest rating is API-SN.


Most car manuals actually recommends a lower grade then SN.


What you have been advised by your service center to do servicing every 5k km if using conventional and every 10 k km using synthetic oil is misleading and unethical. They want more business that's all.  


I cringe every time, I see advertisement that says the service interval has been lengthen to 10 k km, it was never lengthen , it was just the service center intended misinformation to increase turnover for their business.


For example local Honda say it is 10 k km service now but it is 12 k km service interval in Japan, same engine but that did not stop them boosting about the so called " new service interval"