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Old 04-04-2009, 08:18 PM   #2
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Change the oil the way it sits. I don't think you should have started the car while it was in storage. Even though you allowed it to warm up, the car needs approximately a 10-15 miles of road time to basically burn out or evaporate the contaminates from the oil. The cold start-up is the worst; extra fuel is injected to keep the car running and to warm the engine as fast as possible, and that extra fuel will wash past the rings (because they haven't expanded and sealed) and into the oil. Condensation from the heating and cooling of the engine in cold weather also will find it's way into the oil. That moisture will collect at the bottom of the sump.

I would not worry about warming up the oil before draining it, 0w40 will flow just fine.
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