Thread: Oil change now or in the spring?
10-06-2011, 11:23 AM #1
Oil change now or in the spring?
I have a ski that's do for a oil change does it matter if I do it now then put it away for the winter, or should I put it away with the old oil and then do the oil change in the spring?
10-06-2011, 11:41 AM #2
shouldn't matter one way or the other
10-06-2011, 11:42 AM #3
the manual says to do both, i believe, but that's non-sense. I change after the first ride of the spring....
10-06-2011, 11:46 AM #4
yeah that's a gimmick to get you back into the dealer
10-06-2011, 11:49 AM #5
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+1 on oil change i always change plugs after first ride also to get out all the fogging oil out
10-06-2011, 11:53 AM #6
Change it in the spring after you run it. Change the plugs as well after you start it to warm it up. No need to do it now. I try and start mine up once a day or every 3 days during the winter. Just to prevent it from sitting.
10-06-2011, 12:08 PM #7
10-06-2011, 12:15 PM #8
I don't start mine in the winter. I winterize usually around thanksgiving. I take the batteries out, put them on chargers, then fog the cylinders. Pump the antifreeze through the system while running. I add fuel stabilizer before the last ride. I try to wash the skis really good too, inside and out.
10-06-2011, 12:37 PM #9
I'd definitely change the oil in the Fall. You don't want the old oil sitting all Winter in the engine. The old oil has moisture and acids in it.
10-06-2011, 01:22 PM #10
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