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Old 07-12-2009, 01:48   #1
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Engine Service Interval - 4JH3E

Finding some conflicting info.
Recommendations welcome on oil, oil filter and fuel filter intervals.
Change based on:
Hours, or
Months
What intervals do you recommend?

Oceanis 411 - family weekend bay cruiser - perhaps 4 hours each weekend max

Environment - Brisbane, QLD - subtropical
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Old 07-12-2009, 02:37   #2
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The manual for our Yanmar (4JHTE) recommends changing oil, oil filter and transmission oil every 150 hours. We change fuel filters when the vacumn gauge shows 5 inches. With your usage I would service a minimum of annually.
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Hiya FRaidknot,
We are on the Coomera R and have the 4JH2-UTE. I change oil at every 150hrs. Which 4JH3? ? I have the service manual for the TE, the HTE & DTE. This may be a headstart, YANMAR Diesel Power - JH3/JH4 Series Marine Engine
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If you're putting less than 150 hours a season on the engine, just change it before you lay it up for the winter, even if you've only put 50 hours on it. Fresh oil over the winter is a good thing to do for your engine.
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Fresh oil over the winter is a good thing to do for your engine.
I have heard this from others who routinely winterize their boats. I am new to the cold storage thing so I was planning to change mine in the spring when I go over everything else on my checklist after winter. What would be the advantage of changing it now?

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I have heard this from others who routinely winterize their boats. I am new to the cold storage thing so I was planning to change mine in the spring when I go over everything else on my checklist after winter. What would be the advantage of changing it now?

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They say it's not good to let the old oil with its acid,moisture and/or sludge due to additives and detergent being broken down, sit in the engine over the winter. We always change the oil before haul-out.
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