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Posted: 09/27/20 05:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wouldn’t change it but I’d probably drive every few months and run the generator while doing so.


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Nope. Leave it as is. Give it a good drive before you put it away to burn off any moisture.


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Agree, I wouldn't change it UNLESS you have started it multiple times without driving it far enough to get the OIL, not just coolant up to operating temperature.

Yes if condensation in crankcase, I would change it. Oil is cheap-- engines, not so much.


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Very good advice here....

wolfe10 wrote:

Agree, I wouldn't change it UNLESS you have started it multiple times without driving it far enough to get the OIL, not just coolant up to operating temperature.

Yes if condensation in crankcase, I would change it. Oil is cheap-- engines, not so much.



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The biggest issue with vehicle that do not see many miles between "scheduled" oil changes is that the engine never get up to full operating temperature to drive out any moisture. It take over 30 minutes of highway driving to achieve that.

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Yes if you tend to use the Class A to go a 1/4 mile to the grocery then by all means change it.
If you rolled in from a 200+ mile day and parked it then it is fine for the winter.


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time2roll wrote:

Yes if you tend to use the Class A to go a 1/4 mile to the grocery then by all means change it.


OR, if you are one of those people who start the engine every couple of weeks and let it idle without driving!

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Don’t waste your money.

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Synthetic oil does not wear out. You have few miles on it. It can go a couple of years with little mileage and still protect your engine.

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