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Punisher
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« on: August 15, 2013, 06:39:29 PM »

I am getting ready to take my truck off the insurance for a while and storing it in my backyard...
Right now the oil indicator is @ 3%. Should I get the oil changed now or wait until I start using it again.. (may be a couple of months, may be even longer... depends on the winter and how bad it gets..IE: do I need the truck for snow)
Anything else that would be worth doing for storage reasons?
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2013, 06:57:45 PM »

Change it.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2013, 07:24:33 PM »

I mean regardless you should change it, but do you mean by oil indicator at 3%?
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013, 07:33:14 PM »

Quote from: gellar on August 15, 2013, 07:24:33 PM

I mean regardless you should change it, but do you mean by oil indicator at 3%?
My truck has an oil life reader... When new it starts at 100% then over time drops down so you can use it as an indicator to change the oil.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013, 09:22:39 PM »

Quote from: Punisher on August 15, 2013, 07:33:14 PM

Quote from: gellar on August 15, 2013, 07:24:33 PM

I mean regardless you should change it, but do you mean by oil indicator at 3%?
My truck has an oil life reader... When new it starts at 100% then over time drops down so you can use it as an indicator to change the oil.

Weird - never seen that before.  Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2013, 09:30:34 PM »

I think it's on newer GM vehicles.. mine's a 2005
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2013, 11:10:27 PM »

I'd go synthetic as well - once you go that way, don't ever go back though. Synthetic has a longer shelf life.

Also in that link they mentioned a fuel stabilizer.

I HIGHLY recommend Seafoam.

Fantastic stuff. Run your tank to almost empty, then fuel up and add seafoam. Run it for at least another 20 min (perhaps a drive to the store and back).
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