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Is this a vehicle or fixed application?

 

The manual is always a good bet, Google is your friend.

 

EDIT looks like it's a boat, the manual is still the best bet.

 

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From this page https://www.westmarine.com/WestAdvisor/Diesel-Engine-Maintenance

 

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The typical interval is every 100 hours, but this varies from as few as 50 to as many as 200 hours (small engines like my 1.6 Liter Yanmar take only a small quantity of oil, and need more frequent oil changes, in this case, every 50 hours).

 

Let us know which engine your boat has.

 

Have a Volvo Penta and do it right and you don't have to change the oil for 1,000 hours.

https://www.volvopenta.us/brand/en-us/news/2015/oct/vpenta-doubles-the-service-interval.html

 

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Depends on the engine and operating conditions. 

Cat traditionally recommend 250hr for construction equipment in normal conditions.  This has been extended to 400 or 500 hrs for newer models.   

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How often you have to change the oil of a Diesel engine depends on if it's a hot climate, if you drive long distances or city traffic.

 

  I change mine with a filter every 5,000 km, and I already have more than 300,000 km on the clock.


The engine, Mitsu L 200 still runs like a Swiss clockwork. 

 

  Once the color turns black, it's time for a change. 

  

    

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Hi,  the engine is a Yanmar Turbo Diesel 4 Cylinder, 45 HP.

This engine is on my boat in Pattaya.

I have not been able to find out to much info on this engine, the boat is quite old, imported from Japan.

 Thank you

Tom

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On 10/25/2020 at 5:02 PM, teacherclaire said:

 

 

  Once the color turns black, it's time for a change. 

  

    

 

So basically the moment the engine starts for the first time after an oil change you change it again ?

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