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Change oil or not change oil?

Last year I purchased a new Ariens Plat 24 SHO. I used it once for about 8 hours when we got a 30 in snow fall. I changed the oil with Mobil 1 the next day and haven't used it since. I'm assuming the oil is still good to go for this season and it should not matter that it was stored in the engine vs. a bottle for a year. Would I be correct?
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It's just fine, don't worry at all.
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It's just fine, don't worry at all.
Agreed !!!
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You're good to go. I wouldn't change it until this upcoming winter is over and you are putting it away for storage.

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Agreed. I changed the oil on my 8/26 last fall, and given that I didn't put more than 5 hours on it due to the snow drought, it will stay in there for this winter too.
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Yup, nothing wrong with doing that with today's modern oils.
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