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Old 04-23-2001, 07:29 AM
jjrodger jjrodger is offline
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There are a number of factors to be considered:

Distance covered is only one of them.

Time is another.

Climate, type of use, and conditions of use all need to be considered.

Most manufacturers in my experience recommend an oil change after a year, regardless of mileage.

I don't know what the Malaysian climate is like, but if it extreme, then the oil is more likely to break down. If operating conditions are dusty, changes should be made more frequently. If your friend drives the car hard, changes should be made more frequently.

A lot of people obsess about low mileage. Yet under use can be worse for a car than over use.

On balance, I'd recommend an oil change.
JJ Rodger
1999 SL 500
1993 320 TE
1986 500 SEC
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