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PabloCruise 07-28-2013 07:01 PM

2 Year Old Oil?
 
I looked up the last time I hanged the oil on the Pig - 2 years ago (almost to the day)

In those two years, I have driven Pig ~700 miles.

Oil still good? Or timed out?

Thanks for your perspective.

subzali 07-28-2013 08:12 PM

Change it out. It has contaminants in it from the combustion process that break it down.

PabloCruise 07-29-2013 06:19 AM

Great minds think alike Matt.
I went ahead and did it.
I guess the lesson to be learned is that I should finish up the Pig and drive her!

DaveInDenver 07-29-2013 06:33 AM

That's the reason engine oil recommendations give a milage or time expiration, 5,000 miles or 6 months sort of thing. Long term you can change the oil and not run the engine at all, like you're told to do when you prep a vehicle for specifically for storage. Ideally you'd change the fluids at the storage unit, so total running time on the fresh lube would be zero to maybe a couple of minutes.

PabloCruise 07-29-2013 12:05 PM

The plans are to drive Pig, not store her, but my execution has taken longer than expected.
All of the sudden I realized it had been two years since I changed oil!

Oil & filter = cheaper than 3FE engine rebuild...

nakman 07-29-2013 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PabloCruise (Post 236810)

Oil & filter = cheaper than 3FE engine rebuild...

Plus your front axle got a new dose of rustproofing... ;)

wesintl 07-29-2013 01:29 PM

I would have driven it another 5 years. Meh.

you really want to know test the oil.

Hulk 07-29-2013 11:49 PM

Yeah, I probably wouldn't have changed the oil either. Listen to the lazy south side guys, relax, drink a beer. Needless anxiety will kill ya, man.

DaveInDenver 07-30-2013 07:30 AM

Anxiety, LOL, that's why I'd have just change it and be done. A couple of Jacksons for peace of mind that my oil isn't full of condensation waiting to make foamy soup.

PabloCruise 07-30-2013 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveInDenver (Post 236884)
Anxiety, LOL, that's why I'd have just change it and be done. A couple of Jacksons for peace of mind that my oil isn't full of condensation waiting to make foamy soup.

Yep, that is what I ended up figuring...


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