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Oil Change Before Winter Storage

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Thoughts on changing the oil/servicing an 07 Endura Duramax. Before storage or after. Does
It make a difference?

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I always changed oil for winter storage.

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Ron Hall

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Yeah, I have always changed the oil and greased all the zerks and generally did an all over service before storage. Makes it easier come spring time and taking it out of storage.

Mark
2006 Senica HD 34SS


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If you're going to pick one or the other, and it's not going to get started at all during the winter, change it after. Otherwise, next spring you'll be driving around on oil that's been collecting moisture all winter. But if you can, I would start it at least once a month and let it warm up fully to keep the internal part surfaces covered

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Agree, and that goes for the Genset too.

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If you're going to pick one or the other, and it's not going to get started at all during the winter, change it after. Otherwise, next spring you'll be driving around on oil that's been collecting moisture all winter. But if you can, I would start it at least once a month and let it warm up fully to keep the internal part surfaces covered


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In around 40 miles, all the moisture will be evaporated out of the oil, and I always store mine with the fuel tank full to the brim and I put an additive in to combat moisture. Living in the Seattle area we see lots of moisture and I have yet to have the moisture in fuel sensor light up.

Mark
2006 Senica HD 34SS


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But the thing is, what good is it going to do to have fresh oil sit

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There is one argument for changing the oild before storage, and that is that the oil will be thicker and will cling to the components better over the winter. But I bet my lube engineer co-worker would say it would be hard, if not impossible to measure that difference. You'd probably be best off to pull the fuel pump fuse at start up



 

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Yes, you should change your oil before winter. Organic acids are formed during the combustion process and some of those organic acids collect