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Old 04-22-2013, 06:32 AM
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Oil change needed?

Well i actually got a oil change done around last summer(maybe July or something). But my car has been sitting most of the winter due to the battery always dying and since i didnt have a license. The car barely has 200 miles put on it these past months, if that many. I'm not exactly sure if it needs to be changed soon or not. What do you guys think i should do? Thanks. (Syntheticic oil by the way)
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:11 AM
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There is always debate regarding how often to change oil in cars that are not driven much. There could be some water condensation from sitting there due to temerature changes. That may evaporate as soon as engine gets hot enough. Not sure I would change the oil early. Just my opinion.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:59 PM
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:27 PM
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Change your oil. It is cheap enough not to take a chance.
Yes, water may be in it and oil naturally brakes down.
Just change the oil and leave the filter.
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