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Re: [6pack] Oil Change after the Winter - Essential?

To: "Bob Rothstein" <rgrothstein@yahoo.com>, <6pack@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [6pack] Oil Change after the Winter - Essential?
From: "Robert McBride" <rmcbride@mi.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 07:13:52 -0400
Bob R     I think your way is the worst thing you can do... you are leaving 
all the water, acid and dirt in the engine over winter??  I think It's much 
better to change after the last ride in the fall and then run that oil the 
next spring...  Bob M

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Bob Rothstein
To: 6pack@autox.team.net
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 10:27 PM
Subject: Re: [6pack] Oil Change after the Winter - Essential?

  Bruce - You're right - it's a shame to dump out what seems to
be good oil.  But while your car is hibernating the oil is
getting mildly hydrated from condensation, and there are
opportunities for microns of dirt and sludge to enter the engine
and build up.
  I leave the oil in the crankcase at season's end.  In the
spring I change the oil along with other start-up maintenance
that I perform - this gives me confidence that the engine has
really fresh oil - without feeling like I've done an extra oil

  Bob Rothstein
  Vienna, VA
  '68 TR-250

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