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Old 02-05-2015, 05:24 PM   #1
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Oil Change Question

Put only 20 hours on my boat last year, was on dry dock most of the time. Should I change oil for the coming season ??? 454 Gas
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Old 02-05-2015, 05:34 PM   #2
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Yeah that's a tough one, but I think I still would. The oil might be fine, but what if there's a lot of moisture or worse - acids in it? Its such cheap insurance.

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Absolutely it is full of moisture and over time what is the cost of 14 gets and two filters. Bill
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:19 PM   #4
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Absolutely it is full of moisture and over time what is the cost of 14 gets and two filters. Bill
If its a 454 gas its probably only 5-6 qts.
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:53 PM   #5
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Play safe, change it. I let a gas engine in a car doing small mileage go 2 years, the variable valve timing parts of the engine suffered, becoming permanently noisy. Oil quality seems to degrade with time.
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Old 02-05-2015, 11:50 PM   #6
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Oil quality definitely degrades over time. It is due to what people have mentioned above. Moisture in the oil and by products of combustion become acidic. Most engine manufacturers specify an hourly interval and a time interval to change oil. That time interval is usually a year. Change it. It is cheap insurance.
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Old 02-06-2015, 12:44 AM   #7
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Thanks,,, Will change right after MARDI GRAS,,,,As most of you all know we have this small 2 week long party in this part of the country.
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"Getting things done" will definitely take a hit in the next 2 weeks. Annual condition, kinda like snow in Buffalo. It's a force, not an event ........
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Thanks,,, Will change right after MARDI GRAS,,,,As most of you all know we have this small 2 week long party in this part of the country.
AND AFTER THAT IT BECOMES A 2 DAY PARTY THE OTHER 50 WEEKS
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:03 AM   #10
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Than get on with loosing the oil, the filter should be OK not to change.
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