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    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?


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    shouldn't matter one way or the other

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    the manual says to do both, i believe, but that's non-sense. I change after the first ride of the spring....

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    yeah that's a gimmick to get you back into the dealer

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    +1 on oil change i always change plugs after first ride also to get out all the fogging oil out

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSRXP View Post
    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.
    I'm not gonna be starting mine for a few months, I'm gonna winterize it. But does not starting it all winter with old oil in it make a diffence.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R-Doo View Post
    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.
    That is what I always heard! Can corrode the internals of the engine.

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