I have to agree with Gernot. From what I have learned, the additives do
age. Those additives do not include preservatives. Hence the 3 months part
of 3 months/ or 3000 miles, whichever comes first. I realize that this
could be a ploy by the oil companies to sell more product. However; since
oil changes are the cheapest form of preventative maintenance. There is
absolutely no reason not to change the oil. When in doubt, there is no
doubt. Change the oil.
From: "Egil Kvaleberg" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, on 9/28/98 11:39 AM:
On 28 Sep 1998, Gernot Vonhoegen wrote:
> If you change the oil you will have to change it again when you take the
> out of storage as the additives will have aged by that time.
Oil additives aged significantly in 6 months? Won't think so -- they age
and wear due to elevated temperature and stress in a running engine, but
surely not very much in a stationary and (presumably) pretty cold engine.
I'd go for the autumn oil change, and keep the oil in the engine untill
the next autumn - depending on mileage of course.
There will be some condensation collected during the winter season. But
not enough to warrant an oil chance, I'd say. It should all disappear
during the first long weekend trip, anyway.
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