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Changed oil before going into storage for 5 months. Should I change it again after?
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Changed oil before going into storage for 5 months. Should I change it again after?
Nor sure why you would. I’ve been storing vehicles over the winter months for 30 years. I stick with my standard schedule unless I’m close before storage and then I’ll do it before.
 

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Changed oil before going into storage for 5 months. Should I change it again after?
Definitely not. To validate with data, I have done oil analysis reports (Blackstone) to validate the same.
 

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Only fluid change after storage to consider would be the fuel if you did not use Sta-bil or similar. 5 month old gas will be crap by now and you have a full tank. That being said, you would have parked with a completely full tank so condensation and degradation would be less than if parked with minimal fuel in the tank.

I would try to burn through that tank as quickly as possible and even consider at half full topping with higher grade than you normally run
 
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wasn’t able to use fuel stabilizer. Had issues pouring it in. Don’t think the spout was long enough. Filled it up with premium fuel which is what I use regularly. Burning through the gas shouldn’t be an issue. It’s storaged in a temperature controlled location.

Only fluid change after storage to consider would be the fuel if you did not use Sta-bil or similar. 5 month old gas will be crap by now and you have a full tank. That being said, you would have parked with a completely full tank so condensation and degradation would be less than if parked with minimal fuel in the tank.

I would try to burn through that tank as quickly as possible and even consider at half full topping with higher grade than you normally run
 

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wasn’t able to use fuel stabilizer. Had issues pouring it in. Don’t think the spout was long enough. Filled it up with premium fuel which is what I use regularly. Burning through the gas shouldn’t be an issue. It’s storaged in a temperature controlled location.
For future events, there is a spout in your rear cubby (Where the jack is) meant for filling the tank from a gas can, You can use that to pour fuel stabilizer into the tank.

Only reason to change any fluids is if there was a possibility of contamination in those fluids (Like outside storage, or storage in a corner of a working shop with lot of junk in the air), It's sounds like the conditions you store it in are going to prevent that!
 

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Next time pour the stabilizer in a gas can with gas to pour it in.

Don't worry about the oil
 

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wasn’t able to use fuel stabilizer. Had issues pouring it in. Don’t think the spout was long enough. Filled it up with premium fuel which is what I use regularly. Burning through the gas shouldn’t be an issue. It’s storaged in a temperature controlled location.
I had the same issue with injector cleaner, you need to use the semi-transparent thin funnel stored with the jack in the back.
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