Change it now?

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Augusta, Ga
My wife drives an 02 Solara 3.0. She does very little driving, around 800 miles per month. Last November I used M1 5w30 and a wix filter. It now has roughly 4700 miles on the oil and filter, the oil looks almost new. Should I go ahead and change the oil and filter now or just the oil and change the filter next OCI? Gonna use Penzoil 5w30 this OCI.
 
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Hermiston, OR
If you do anything, change the filter. Don't just change the oil and not the filter. It would better if you did the opposite. I would change it and do a UOA. Then you know what condition your oil is next time your in this predicament.
 
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High Up in the Rockies
If your wife doesn't make an abundance of very sort trips (<10 miles) then you can probably leave the oil in for another 1-2K. If she makes lots of short trips, you'd be wise to dump it when you have a chance. It's probably nice and warm in Atlanta already so condensation shouldn't be an issue. DEWFPO
 

Patman

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Originally posted by iontrap: Most of her driving typically is 12 miles per day. So I should leave it in for a couple of month's more then change?
I think it should be safe, but do a UOA when you're done to give you more info for the future.
 
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