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I think Mazda Australia has changed the practice of oil change in the 1000km service.It used to be oil change whenever a new car is back for the 1000km service.But now it will only be changed if request by the owner and will be charged accordingly.The purpose of the oil change at this service ,as I am aware of ,is to dispose some of the metal debris may have left in the oil when the car is new and being broken in and just as a kind of cautious measure.But it shouldn't done much harm if not done as I was told.But for a rotory engine,then I don't know if this still applies?
Did my 1000 service today (at 1400kms) and didn't get the oil changed.
Given that it burns oil, topping up should help keep the oil fresh. I'll probably change it myself at 5000kms. Looks like I've burnt about 340mls in 1400kms (assuming the oil drops linearly on the dipstick).
SCO i spoke to mazda head office and they said that the oil does NOT drop linearly , it drops depending on various factors depending onyour driving style etc , so iam afraid we cannot assume certain amount of oil needed per km travelled.
It makes you wonder why mazda has not put in a better system of replacing oil needed instead of having the owners have an guesstimate at oil required and also the dipstick is hard to read and to get to.
4years of painstaking development and then they put in a shitty dip stick it doesnt make sense???