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Old 01-28-2017, 08:59 PM   #1
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Oil changes

Should I get an oil change before I take it out for a new season. Only did about 4000 KM last summer and been in outside storage since October 2016. Been going every 2-3 weeks and starting it up and letting it run fir about 20 minutes or so
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I always change oil in the fall. But that was not your question. We need a bit more info is it gas, diesel, what kind of coach?
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That starting is the worst thing you can do. If you must start it then drive it for about 20 minutes to boil off the moisture absorbed by the oil and also get the engine up to operating temperature. Better off to leave it alone. Also you should change the oil annually because, as stated, it absorbs moisture.
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5000 miles or once a year.
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I basically agree with 8roll

I dont think you are getting a big payoff by starting it and just letting it idle, but anyway, since your past posts indicate you have a jayco, which I guess is gas, you should be ok. Just get the motor (and drivetrain) up to operating temps at least every 1 to 2 months and thats the best thing. Otherwise let it sit other than keeping batteries up - and change/sample fluids periodically.

You want the ECM to go closed loop that will make sure you have a lean mixture ( which is close to operating temps) and it will all the fuel in the oil to evaporate (after some period of time).
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