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Hey guys,

Got to thinking..... If we are to end up purchasing one of these leftover new 2018 trackhawks that have been sitting on the lots for nearly a year, being started and shutoff briefly at times without getting up to full temp and driving, should the fluids be changed before we purchase? I mean, things like the engine oil being nearly a year old and other fluids, it should be changed out by the dealer before taking ownership, correct?

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You may be able to get them to throw in a free oil change by pointing to the following on page 400 of the owners manual if its been on the lot over 6 months...

NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 6,000 miles (10,000 km) or six months, whichever occurs first.

As far as other fluids go they're a much longer change interval so I don't think there is anything to be done there...
 

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Do the above, like Craig suggests. As for the rest of the fluids... no worries.
 

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Good to know, thanks guys.
 

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Hey guys,

Got to thinking..... If we are to end up purchasing one of these leftover new 2018 trackhawks that have been sitting on the lots for nearly a year, being started and shutoff briefly at times without getting up to full temp and driving, should the fluids be changed before we purchase? I mean, things like the engine oil being nearly a year old and other fluids, it should be changed out by the dealer before taking ownership, correct?

Thanks
I had the dealer throw in all the provisions for an oil change in with my deal. I change the oil myself, right after delivery, and captured some to send off to be analyzed. I too was worried about all the cold starts throughout the almost year long time in the dealer's inventory.
 

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I had the dealer throw in all the provisions for an oil change in with my deal. I change the oil myself, right after delivery, and captured some to send off to be analyzed. I too was worried about all the cold starts throughout the almost year long time in the dealer's inventory.
Good call. I ended up getting them to change the oil with our purchase also.
 

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I’m not an expert, but I doubt any of the fluids need changing. The Synthetic oil probably had a shelf life longer than we do. Bottom line suggestion - before purchase, find a safe flat road to smash the accelerator and make sure you can get from 0-60 in 3.5 sec and a smile and you will be fine. And new warranty. My rhino was made 2/18 and she roars like new with 10k miles. Enjoy.
 
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