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Old 10-11-2007, 11:06 PM   #1
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Should i change the oil when i park the car and bike for the winter, or change it before i start driving again in the spring?
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well every 6 months or 3 K miles... but i wouldn't let dirty oil sit in my car over a long winter so i say change it like 50-100 miles before you park it. then drive it for a few hundred miles in the spring then change it again.

thats what im going to do.
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I've heard you should drain the oil before a long slumber and then fill it up when you want to take it out
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I'm one of the extremists..and brutal to my seasonal vehicles..

I drive it in the shed...park it and think about how I should change the oil when it comes out.
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I'm one of the extremists..and brutal to my seasonal vehicles..

I drive it in the shed...park it and think about how I should change the oil when it comes out.
Ditto..to a certain extent.

I change the oil in our Firehawk when it comes out of storage in Juneish. Then, we drive it ~200 miles throughout the summer and put it back in storage in September. Repeat the cycle the following year. Hasn't caused an issue yet.
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I'm one of the extremists..and brutal to my seasonal vehicles..

I drive it in the shed...park it and think about how I should change the oil when it comes out.
Ditto..to a certain extent.

I change the oil in our Firehawk when it comes out of storage in Juneish. Then, we drive it ~200 miles throughout the summer and put it back in storage in September. Repeat the cycle the following year. Hasn't caused an issue yet.
That'* what we do with the farm equipment, change all the oil in the spring.
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