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#3197393 - 11/25/13 09:34 AM Winter Car Oil Question
K20SiGUY Offline


Registered: 03/02/08
Posts: 26
Loc: PA
Hello,

I currently have a 94 Volvo 850 that is in storage from April-December and then used as a winter car. It sees about 4000 miles a year in the winter and this winter I have decided to go two years on a fill of Rotella T6.
I am wondering if since the car was in storage so long does that have any negative effects on the oil itself? I normally try and take it out for a drive about once a month to two while in storage and get it up to operating temperature on the highway to burn off any possible condensation that may have accumulated.
I would like to be able to go two years on a fill but if storage has any ill effects on the oil I am not against changing it every season.

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#3197422 - 11/25/13 10:00 AM Re: Winter Car Oil Question [Re: K20SiGUY]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
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Since you're getting it out on the highway to burn things off, it's probably fine.
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#3197445 - 11/25/13 10:13 AM Re: Winter Car Oil Question [Re: K20SiGUY]
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Registered: 06/15/03
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No ill effects. Oil would have to be nearly shot to be a poor storage medium with the fabled acids eating your stuff.

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