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Old 03-06-2013, 04:15 AM
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Location: Maryland
Join Date: Apr 2002
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Mein Auto: M Roadster/M3
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.
Terry Carraway

'95 Alpine M3 LTW
'00 Dakar M Roadster
'02 Topaz M3
Red/White SRF #4 (Chassis 561)
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