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Old 03-06-2013, 04:15 AM
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Oil changes more often than once a year on a low usage vehicle are wasting oil. Why would oil sitting in the crankcase "go bad" faster than oil in an engine being driven?

Jack stands are not a good idea, as you are leaving the suspension in an abnormal position, fully extended.

And temp gauge to normal is NOT fully warmed up. On our M Roadster and E46 M3 the oil is not fully up to temp for at least 5+ minutes after the water temp is fully up to normal. And then there is the tranny and diff. Better to NOT start it at all.
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