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Leaving in bad oil?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Justin66, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Justin66

    Justin66 The Hondaswap Canadian

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    My car has sat for almost 3 months now with dirty oil in it, it wasent desperately needing an oil change but it was dirty enough for me. The car also has not been started since then either (cause of my supposed injector/wrong distributor issue). Its Castrol Syntec 5w-40, so its a good oil.

    Will it harm the engine at all being in there like that? What about on start up? Things i can do?

    Im just paranoid about these things and its probably nothing but i dont want anything bad to happen.

    My oil pan will probably be sludge lol.
     
  2. INJEN78

    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    i would drain it,and put fresh in,even i its just sitting,old oil will clog shit up:)
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    If I were you, I'd start it, let it warm up via idle, and then change the oil once its warm.. Get all the sediment mixed into the oil and in the filter. If you just change it right now, all the sediment is going to remain in the pan and hop right into the next batch of oil when you start it.
     
  4. Justin66

    Justin66 The Hondaswap Canadian

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    Ya, i wont change it without starting and warming it up first, id have to do 2 oil changes if i didnt, and the oil aint cheap (almost $40 per jug). So no real danger just dirty?
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    As long as you don't rev it high the oil filter would just filter it. I'd say you will be fine.
     
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