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    Change or not change oil?

    Only got to put 5 hours on the ski this season so I was wondering if next season would I have to change the oil again? It was change at the begining of this season.
    Thanks,
    Chris


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    Stored indoors or out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97GSX View Post
    Only got to put 5 hours on the ski this season so I was wondering if next season would I have to change the oil again? It was change at the begining of this season.
    Thanks,
    Chris
    If you have to ask whether or not you need to change your oil that means you need to change it bro. Dont second guess yourself, these things are expensive!

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    The ski is stored outside for the summer and inside for fall, winter and begining of spring. I have the oil to change it I just thought I would ask and save some oil.
    Thanks,
    Chris

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    Oil is cheap.

    Even 100% synthetic. I change mine way more than recommended.

    My .02.

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    If it is winterized then i wouldnt bother changing it till spring when you de-winterize it..Some say to change it before winter so if there is any water in it it doesnt freeze and crack something....BUT with only 5 hours on it i would leave it till spring and then definatly change it.it wont hurt anything sitting over the winter as long as you dont plan on starting and stopping it..

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    Change It...
    Even 1 hour oil that's now 6 months old has water, gas, contaminants in it that
    are harmful to your engine- especially the bearing surfaces.
    I change my oil and filter as part of the winterization process.
    Then in spring, I fire them up. Then change the oil (not filter though)...
    Oil goes to crap by age too... Not just hours/miles
    It's very cheap insurance. These things are basically totaled out with bad engines

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    Preventive maintenance is far cheaper than corrective maintenance.

    I totally agree with all above. Oil will break down after sitting, that's why in cars they recommend oil changes at xx miles/xx months. Once spring hits, I'd change the oil at least...I'd consider the filter optional being that you only have a few hours on it. Hope this helps

    Pauly C.

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