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Offline yorkie

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Re: Service Costs
Reply #460 on: 28 May 20, 07:09:05
*Originally Posted by kernowjim1 [+]
Aye, the oil needs to come out regardless of mileage - full of contaminants

Sorry Jim, we all have our own opinions on this and that is one that I do no subscribe to.
Why would oil that has only done approx. 800 miles be full of contaminants??

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Re: Service Costs
Reply #461 on: 28 May 20, 07:24:52
One of my earliest memories from reading Bike many years ago was one of their journalists writing, "Oil is cheap and engines are expensive."

Made sense to me then, makes sense to me now.

Manufacturers give service intervals for a reason.

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Re: Service Costs
Reply #462 on: 28 May 20, 11:21:36
If your going to change oil on an annual basis don't be conned by must be done at 12 months if it hasn't reached service interval, change it in the spring when you bring bike out of hibernation that's the time when temperature is low that condensation can form in crankcase and hence mix with the oil. Other than that oil does not have a 12 month shelf life

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Re: Service Costs
Reply #463 on: 30 May 20, 06:46:26
Our bikes are 7500 miles or 1 year
My car 12500 miles or 1 year
My truck is 125000 miles or 1 year
All very different machines, but one thing in common is 1 year oil change intervals.

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Re: Service Costs
Reply #464 on: 28 Jun 20, 09:58:28
J&S Northwitch £124. For 600 mile service they did say £110.When I booked it over the phone they said this was only an estimate . Robinsons wanted £160.