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    RXP in upper Michigan flnsx's Avatar
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    Does the oil break down over winter?

    My RXP oil only has about 10 hours of use. I stored it for 8 months over the winter.
    It gets well below freezing here in N Michigan.

    Should I change the oil again or wait until I hit 20-30 more hours of use?

    Does the oil break down after sitting for 8 months and below freezing temperatures?


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    Oil does not nessecarily break down by itself over time. However, it does absorb moisture, can get contaminated, and hurt the engine and lubrication properties. As i tell all my customers here at Volvo, it is a small price to pay to ensure a long running engine. I recommend changing it after 6 months of no use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flnsx View Post
    My RXP oil only has about 10 hours of use. I stored it for 8 months over the winter.
    It gets well below freezing here in N Michigan.

    Should I change the oil again or wait until I hit 20-30 more hours of use?

    Does the oil break down after sitting for 8 months and below freezing temperatures?
    You are fine to wait till 20 hours.
    The damage if any has already been done.
    Change the oil at the end of the riding season to keep deposits off your bearing, valves and such , not to freshen your oil.

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    I change my oil twice a year in all my toys. Once after takin it out storage to get rid of any mositure. Right before putting them away for winter. Never have any problems. you should be fine doing this

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    RXP in upper Michigan flnsx's Avatar
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    So, if I ran it without changing the oil after the winter, and there was moister in the oil the damage is done?

    I take it all the moisture is gone now since I ran the ski for a couple of hours.

    Is there any point in changing it now? It very clean BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flnsx View Post
    So, if I ran it without changing the oil after the winter, and there was moister in the oil the damage is done?

    I take it all the moisture is gone now since I ran the ski for a couple of hours.

    Is there any point in changing it now? It very clean BTW.
    If there was any mositure in it, you would have see a milky residue on the dipstick. if the oil is clean, I would run it as it is... Ron

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