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Old 04-01-2007
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Well, if you only run it 10 minutes at a shot.. what happens is that the engine now gets a good deal of condensation in it... and then sits with the condensation on the walls of the cylinders... Think about that.. is that good for the engine block?

While low mileage or hours can be a good thing, it can also be destructive to the engine. Your example is a good one of a possibly destructive pattern.

If you were doing your maintenance based on engine hours, and changed your oil every 100 hours, does that mean you've only changed it five times over the 20 years you own the engine.

How would you feel about buying an engine that had only had its oil changed five times in 20 years?

What do you think the condition of the engine would be???


See my point... if you changed the oil every year, instead of every 100 hours, then the engine would probably be in much better shape, compared to an engine with the exact same use pattern but different maintenance schedule.
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