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#562416 - 15th Aug 2011 9:19am Advice please
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Since I retired I only use my car for short local trips. Consequently I clock up 1000/2000 miles per annum. Years ago I believed that a car needed a bloody good blast up the motorway once in a while to 'clear the tubes', whatever that meant. Is this still appropriate these days ?
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#562419 - 15th Aug 2011 9:26am Re: Advice please [Re: detsi]
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No, just keep on top of the oil.
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#562427 - 15th Aug 2011 9:58am Re: Advice please [Re: detsi]
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If you're retired then you have loads of time to take it for a good blast every now and again.

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#562490 - 15th Aug 2011 11:57am Re: Advice please [Re: detsi]
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Hi Detsi,
When an engine is run for continued short periods moisture can build up and can contaminate the oil. A decent run means the engine gets up to its optimum temperature and this does mean the moisture is "burnt" off.Short runs mean the engine never gets hot enough to do this so I believe a good run can only be good for the long term.

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#562526 - 15th Aug 2011 12:56pm Re: Advice please [Re: detsi]
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Thanks for the replies, guys.
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#562985 - 16th Aug 2011 6:49am Re: Advice please [Re: detsi]
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Originally Posted By: detsi
Years ago I believed that a car needed a bloody good blast up the motorway once in a while to 'clear the tubes', whatever that meant. Is this still appropriate these days ?

Yes. But get an oil change first and make sure the car is fully warmed up before you take it on the motorway. You don't have to thrash the tits off it, just give it a good fast run. You should also know that a lot of short start/stop runs will seriously shorten the life of the engine.

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#563170 - 16th Aug 2011 3:40pm Re: Advice please [Re: detsi]
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Agreed, you should always give a car a good run at least once a month and more frequently in winter.
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