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Originally Posted by Guesser
I guess I'm confused. You're saying: Low hours = Bad? High hours = Good? Maybe in Bizarro world, but not the real world. I don't care what you say, I'll take a low hours, over high hours any day of the week. (oh, and sorry about the yahoo thing, I deleted it right after I posted it).
I never said that... I said that an engine with low hours that was not properly maintained could be very bad... and that an engine that was used regularly often received better maintenance, due to the regular use. I never said that low hours was always bad... but that you have to be careful of very low hours on an older engine, since that can often mean its maintenance was neglected.

From my previous post:

Low engine hours can be a bad thing, as many people schedule their maintenance around running hours, and if that was the case, and an engine has low hours, it may be neglected
From Cam's previous post:

The other danger with long spells beween start up is that the oil has settled and lost it's protective qualities in the cylinders during start up cycles...this could result in the scoring of cylinders and/or corrosion over time. Also oil that is not changed regularly can cause problems as it changes its' chemical composition.
BTW, an engine that is rarely used and rarely heats up to working temps can often get condensation in the cylinders, and that can lead to corrosion in the engine block that is really detrimental to the engine's health.


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