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Old 09-24-2023, 01:36 PM #1
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Oil change after 6 months in storage?

Hey everyone, I'm coming back from overseas and had my 4Runner up on jack stands in a garage before I left. I did a fresh oil change right before leaving and added fuel stabilizer to the gas tank (drove with it too to get it through all the fuel lines).

My question is: is there any reason to change out the oil that's been sitting in it over the 6 months while I was gone? I had a friend start the car and run the engine up to operating temp a 1 - 2 times a month throughout the 6 months.

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Check the dipstick and see what the oil look like, it should pretty much look like new.
If it looks good, I'd say you're good to go.
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Sounds to me like you're good to go. For only 6 months and someone was starting it 1-2 times a month I think it's fine. I certainly wouldn't change the oil.
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