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Old 03-01-2018, 07:12 PM
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Awesome idea, I broke down and put fresh 0W40 mobil 1 synthetic in the blower this year as I didnt have 30w and was too lazy to get some. Figured I would treat the old gal. Now she was to blow like my 911
For winter applications, aren't 0w40 and 30w are totally different ends of the spectrum.... (as in it would do better in a mower than a blower? due to running the mower in the summer?)
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by petee_c View Post
For winter applications, aren't 0w40 and 30w are totally different ends of the spectrum.... (as in it would do better in a mower than a blower? due to running the mower in the summer?)
my bad, you are totally correct. I never could understand why a 30 w oil in the winter.....just pulled the i manual and its 5w 30 called for. So I guess 0 w 40 should perform even better in the old girl.
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Before. I don't want the first gulp of oil to be filled with anything that might have settled over the winter.
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At 1k miles a year I change the M1 V Twin every second fall and filters every second oil change. This is still over-servicing.
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Old 03-09-2018, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Ronan View Post
For me itĺs before. I like to put the car away with clean oil
I agree as do several mechanics's I've talked with as well. Changing oil before you store a car and then changing it again... after already doing so at the end of the previous season, justifies the Internet's view of Porsche owners as being ****... The only byproduct sitting in fresh oil after a few months of non *starts* (this is key) is water from condensation. It will burn off within 20 minutes of driving. But if spending money is ok and adding used oil to the oil recycling industry is not an issue for you - have at it. Shrug
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Originally Posted by ronnie993tt View Post
At 1k miles a year I change the M1 V Twin every second fall and filters every second oil change. This is still over-servicing.
love the smell of varnish
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Originally Posted by jumper5836 View Post
love the smell of varnish
That's BS you're smelling. There are post use Blackstone oil tests all over this site. One shows no appreciable impurities even after 5,600 miles. Chat's with several Exxon M1 techs confirm the stuff is good for years and we're all wasting money tossing perfectly good oil. Check it out for yourself. Make sure you get past the customer service types to an engineer.

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Post storage.
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Originally Posted by ronnie993tt View Post
That's BS you're smelling. There are post use Blackstone oil tests all over this site. One shows no appreciable impurities even after 5,600 miles. Chat's with several Exxon M1 techs confirm the stuff is good for years and we're all wasting money tossing perfectly good oil. Check it out for yourself. Make sure you get past the customer service types to an engineer.
LOL... I suspect that unless your answer is "I change oil before and after storage" you'll have individuals on Rennlist telling you how wrong you are.

FWIW, I like doing a spring oil change... because I'd rather change oil when it's warm out. That probably won't change until I get a warmer garage.
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If you happened to not have changed the oil before the winter, can you simply just drain it without starting since it will all be collected at the bottom? I know it won't be hot oil but...
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If you happened to not have changed the oil before the winter, can you simply just drain it without starting since it will all be collected at the bottom? I know it won't be hot oil but...
Will not ,make a difference, might as well heat it up for a quicker drain. The reason to do before is to have virgin oil on all the bearings rather than potentially used acidic oil during a lay up period.
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Originally Posted by docdrs View Post


The reason to do before is to have virgin oil on all the bearings rather than potentially used acidic oil during a layup period.
Bingo !
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Originally Posted by docdrs View Post


Will not ,make a difference, might as well heat it up for a quicker drain. The reason to do before is to have virgin oil on all the bearings rather than potentially used acidic oil during a lay up period.
What I meant is will all the oil drain out even though it's not at operating temp? No point dry starting twice...
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I would start it and warm it up. Then everything will be coated. If you change it before then there is a possibility of a lag no flow as the filter has been emptied when you put the new filter on. As far as draining, the difference you get out it probably a non factor, unless you start tipping the car like someone did in here. Jmo
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