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Old 01-25-2020, 12:32 PM
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I guess the run up before is more important when taking samples for oil analysis.
I'll find out. I drained one quart then took a sample and sent it off for analysis. I've been sending samples to the same lab for five years so I have a good history for comparison.
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Does anybody know how to preheat oil in sealed quarter bottles safely? Up to a 100 degrees or so. Car heat doesn’t make it
assuming you mean while at the airport. I would set them in the engine compartment of your car. If you put them on a warm part of the engine after shut down, it should warm them up well. Maybe not to a 100, but warmer than ambient.

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Vlad, 4 quarts fit on the defroster vents of most cars' dashtops. Direct air blast gets them plenty toasty.
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Does anybody know how to preheat oil in sealed quarter bottles safely? Up to a 100 degrees or so. Car heat doesn’t make it
I set my oil on one of these heated grow mats with a thermostatically controlled switch that's connected to an amazon wifi switch and my $3 per month (plus taxes, etc) Ting hot spot and I can turn it on the night before I'm going to change the oil. I also have independent switches for my battery charger and engine preheat all connected to the same hot spot. You could probably just set the temp of your oil to 75 and put the entire case on the mat and just forget about it. Your oil will always be nice and warm. I just save a little electricity and use the wifi switch.

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In my opinion, ground running to warm the oil is the worst option. Draining warm oil is much better than cold oil, as we all know how tedious it is to wait for cold oil to drain, and warm oil will drain more completely than when cold.
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Vlad, 4 quarts fit on the defroster vents of most cars' dashtops. Direct air blast gets them plenty toasty.
That’s what I did today thanks. OAT was 34F oil level was running low. Added two quarts of warm oil and started on 7th blade.
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I got the oil analysis back. No significant changes other than "Silicon" was down.
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