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Re: Frequency of Changing Oil & Fuel Filters
Some points above are hard to follow, but its seems that some are advocating to skip the Fall oil change prior to layup. If I read that correctly, I have an observation to share. Have you pull the dip stick and seen the oil change from bright amber when new to dark and black? Pretty typical in a diesel, even more so in bigger bore diesels.
Those are contaminants that are bad for your motor. Modern oils have additives that are supposed to protect the motor for a short period of time, however, not all winter. Particularly, not after the oil is a full season old already anyway.
It's your motor, do with it as you wish.
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