I just found out that the previous owner of our boat had never changed out the oil
in our diesel
injector pump(Ford Lehman
We bought her last year and are going through a refit
in Port Townsend. Being new to the diesel
world, I didn't know either until I took a diesel class last week. When I drained her--supposed to hold 12 ounces, about 24 came out. Lots of black and the consistancy of diesel fuel
with the same odor
I refilled it with 30wt. oil
and the engine
started right up with no problems. I've put abut 120 hours on her since we bought her last year with never a problem on the engine
Anyone have any idea what problems I'm looking at in the future because of this? It is recommended that the oil be changed after every 50 hours and there has to be at least 2000+ hours and 12 years of use.
I plan to change it every 10 hours for the next few times and see what comes out.