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1000 miles on oil #4556216
10/27/17 11:59 AM
10/27/17 11:59 AM
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I will be putting my car into storage soon. I have always changed the oil and filter right before putting it away. Well this time around the snow is already here and I only have 1000 miles on my synthetic oil and Honda filter. I'm considering not changing it as it is still quite new. The car is driven primarily to work and back (21 miles each way) so it isn't short tripped.

What do you think?


2010 Honda Civic LX
Valvoline SynPower 5w-20 - Honda oil filter
58,500 miles
Re: 1000 miles on oil [Re: 2010Civic] #4556217
10/27/17 12:00 PM
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1000 miles isn't very many miles to deplete the ph.


"Don't let your preconceived notions get in the way of facts."
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Re: 1000 miles on oil [Re: 2010Civic] #4556227
10/27/17 12:11 PM
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Leave the oil in there. 1000 miles is nothing for a synthetic.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (180k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (33k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: 1000 miles on oil [Re: 2010Civic] #4556232
10/27/17 12:14 PM
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Yeah leave it in there, it will be fine. As many have suggested before on other posts, might be wise to put some fuel additive in the tank. The oil though should be fine, dont waste your money.


Jeff


"You don't have to be crazy to do this... But it helps." Bob Ross.
Re: 1000 miles on oil [Re: 2010Civic] #4556238
10/27/17 12:20 PM
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Are you storing the car to save it from the salt ?

Re: 1000 miles on oil [Re: 2010Civic] #4556253
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You want clean oil to sit in the bottom of the oil pan?

Leave it alone


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 84k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: 1000 miles on oil [Re: Merkava_4] #4556264
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Are you storing the car to save it from the salt ?


Yes, Minnesota loves to salt! That junk destroys cars.

I'll leave the oil in there.

Last edited by 2010Civic; 10/27/17 12:44 PM.

2010 Honda Civic LX
Valvoline SynPower 5w-20 - Honda oil filter
58,500 miles
Re: 1000 miles on oil [Re: 2010Civic] #4556280
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Don't forget to put a battery tender on you battery. Nothing kills a battery faster than a full discharge.

Re: 1000 miles on oil [Re: 2010Civic] #4556331
10/27/17 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: 2010Civic
Yes, Minnesota loves to salt! That junk destroys cars.


How do you know when it's safe to bring the car out of storage and start driving the car again ?

Can you visually see when there's no more salt on the roads ?

Re: 1000 miles on oil [Re: Merkava_4] #4556340
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Yes you can see the whitish salt stains on dry roads. A couple good spring rains will clean all the salt from the roads

Re: 1000 miles on oil [Re: 2010Civic] #4556347
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I do the same thing with 2 of my cars. They will just rot into the ground if you drive in the winter here.

I always leave the oil and change it in the spring, if warranted by mileage. Otherwise I just run it.


94 Nissan Pathfinder 493k km R.I.P.
95 Nissan Pathfinder 200k km
02 Nissan Xterra SC 170k km
04 VW Golf 2.0 245k km
Re: 1000 miles on oil [Re: 2010Civic] #4556366
10/27/17 03:06 PM
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You probably have 80-90% of the original TBN still in that oil. It will be fine. Change it again at the beginning of next summer...or even next Sept/October.

If it gives you peace of mind, change it after the next set of rains washes the roads clear of sand/salt. Then a final drive(s) before parking it.


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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 39K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
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Re: 1000 miles on oil [Re: 2010Civic] #4556368
10/27/17 03:08 PM
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well, my brother is about to put his 2015 Chally back into storage for the 2nd winter in a row,(just moved back here to the salt belt in mid '16) and it still has the FF in it. (less than 2500mi on the odometer.)
he keeps waffling back and forth on just selling it....


Mine:
09 Mercury Sable : 6qts AutoQuest(Meijer/Warren) 0w20, WIX 51516
Mine to Maintain:
03 Pontiac Vibe : 4.5qts VWB 5w30,WIX 51394
Re: 1000 miles on oil [Re: 2010Civic] #4556421
10/27/17 04:51 PM
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This is the 4th winter I've put it in storage so I have a pretty long checklist of things that I do.

Yeah, salt will make the roads white so it is very easy to see if it's on there or not. I usually wait for a couple good rainfalls before I take it out.

Last winter I had about 2200 miles on the oil and I went ahead and changed it but at only 1000 the oil still looks new.


2010 Honda Civic LX
Valvoline SynPower 5w-20 - Honda oil filter
58,500 miles
Re: 1000 miles on oil [Re: 2010Civic] #4556514
10/27/17 06:37 PM
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Imperial Valley, California
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so if you store your car for the winter, what do you drive in the winter then?

Just Curious.


Jeff


"You don't have to be crazy to do this... But it helps." Bob Ross.
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