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Old 08-22-2016, 08:47 AM
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I was first....but....

So, long story short....$hitty summer, no rain, lake drained........so I winterized yesterday.

I put a whopping 30 hours on the ticker this year. The Valvoline racing oil is still blue on the dip-stick. Should I bother to change the oil after only 30 hours? In 2012 we had a drought and I only had 20 hours that year and my dealer said he wouldn't change the oil. What say you?
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:51 AM
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Change it.
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:55 AM
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You really need to quit whining and move around the area lakes. I'll be skiing into the Fall and we only live a few miles apart.
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:57 AM
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Probably no need, but I would just for the sake of it. Mine usually always gets changed around 40 hours because I'm afraid I'll get busy and let it run over if I make it to 50.... Just a good rule of thumb for me is every year, or every 50hrs.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:08 AM
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let it sit it won't hurt it...

and three lashes for the word "winterizing"
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:09 AM
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I would go ahead and change it. If you change it now, you have fifty to go next year. If you don't change it, you only have twenty left on it.

It's kind of like asking "I didn't do much today, do I still need to take a shower?" You will probably be fine either way, but you will feel better if you do.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:11 AM
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I would go ahead and change it. If you change it now, you have fifty to go next year. If you don't change it, you only have twenty left on it.



It's kind of like asking "I didn't do much today, do I still need to take a shower?" You will probably be fine either way, but you will feel better if you do.


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Old 08-22-2016, 09:14 AM
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used oil, even oil with only 30 hours of use, contains acids and contaminants that are not good for your engine.

I don't know why anyone would let crappy used oil sit in their expensive marine engine for six months or more over the winter. Change it now, then you'll sleep easier in the off-season, and you'll be ready to go next spring.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:28 AM
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Just change it.. have a cocktail and burn some down time..
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:17 AM
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Prolly takes less effort to trailer her over to another lake and put another 10 hours on her this Sept.
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