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It really is just for peace of mind. I sleep better, also if you don't have access to a cat then just put a few dryer sheets in the car, I put two in the trunk, two in the passenger compartment and one under the hood.

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Change it in the spring when your ready to drive. It's 3.5 months not 3.5 years. But, as with most people, if you will sleep better at night then do what you need to do. Lol.

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Agree with above. I change my oil every spring in my 69' 912 and have not had any issues. My grandpa does the same thing with his 56' 356 speedster and 84' 911 and has not had any issues either.
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I have put mine away for 2 winters here in NH - altho if the roads get clear I will take it for a run - I make sure it is topped off with gas - as for oil - I change it in the spring before it goes to the track - Never had a issue - Of course I am anal about oil changes - ever 2000 miles with Mobile One - piece of mind as the car is run hard a lot -
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My opinion on this is if you are close to an oil change change it before you put the car away and when you take it out of storage just drive it the add pack in the oil will be in fine shape for a full run in spring.

My expieriance working on small mower motors has shown that if you leave dirty oil in a motor for an extended period of time if you pull the dipstick the oil will look clean?? Why? The reason is the sludge or impurities separates from the oil and sits in the bottom of the oil pan I have seen this many times. But if you change out the oil then put fresh oil in get the motor good and hot then put it away there will be no sludge that will build in the oil pan.

This is the practice I used on a Briggs & Stratton powered 1979 Wheel Horse tractor and last year when I rebuilt the motor the oil pan was spotless.
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A lot depends on how many miles you put on the car each "season" and what you consider a normal oil change interval. I only put 2k-3k on the car each season, I get the car out in the spring, run it a couple hundred miles (to re-suspend all the junk in the oil so it will come out at the oil change), then change the oil. In the fall I just leave the existing oil in it because it's only got 2k-3k mies on it.


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