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    How many hours...?

    During the season how many hours do you guys go untill you change your oil? Like how many hour intervals? Last year I ran my ski the whole year without changing the oil. About 40 hrs. whats everyone else doing?


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    I'll probably do mine at the start of every season. I'll get about 40 per season.

    Last season we got them broken in and I changed the oil at 11 hours. They are 19 or 20 now. Should I change the oil before the first time out since it has sat all winter?

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    I got my oil changed when they did the winterization, I dont think you need to change it agian if you did it before you put it up for winterization.

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    I'm new to the four-strokes but I would change the oil at the beginning and end of season. Might be overdoing it, but at about $2 a quart of oil, why not.

    There's a thread on the recommended intervals of changing the oil and I believe it was written by one of the admins (Mike).

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Lurker_
    I'll probably do mine at the start of every season. I'll get about 40 per season.

    Last season we got them broken in and I changed the oil at 11 hours. They are 19 or 20 now. Should I change the oil before the first time out since it has sat all winter?
    you should always change the oil on anything before it is stored for a long period of time, i.e. the end of the season. When moisture that is always present in the crankcase from condensation combines with some of the by-products of combustion that is in the oil it forms an acid. It is always best to store with fresh oil.

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    im an auto mechenic and I change my oil approx every 25 to 30 hr
    also at the begening of the season regardless of time on the oil.
    good oil change maint makes an motor last a long time. that is how people get 200000 miles + out of cars and trucks good maint.

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    Yeah, 25-30 hours, wherever the next ride finishes at...PR...

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    well you are suppose to get a hundred hours on your oil on the four strokes. That is when I change mine and haven't had any problems at all. I put at least 60 or more hours on it in a riding season.

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    ive changed mine 8 times and it has 1 hour...but then again ive had some problems....

    Now that they are fixed Ill prob do 15-20 hr intervals. I mean its cheap and easy as heck to change it right

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    Keeping good oil and changing it often, do you think this could help with keeping the clutch in beter shape? Maybe prolong the life of it?

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