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Old 25-10-2010, 07:46   #16
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Yeah that seems right. I guess they think the filter will last 300 hours. I do both every 150 hours. Actually I would have gladly switched to 300 hours if that was the correct period.
Every 150 hours would be once per month for me untill Turkey.... and once or twice at sea.... LOL

Asia was a lot of motoring, as was GOA.

I shall have a think about it.

I don't go on the change the oil more often than recommended as it just becomes an ever decreasing circle of fear to where I heard a super morotyacht was changing oil after everytime they went out for one day on their 2 x 2,000hp donks.

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Got the same engine, circa year 2000, and the same manual - oil change every 150 hours and filter change every 300 hours. Usually (but not always) I change the filter at the same time. My tranny also takes motor oil and gets changed every 150 hours. Eleven hundred hours on it in ten years. I did a similar tight schedule on all the Mercedes diesel cars I owned (a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away) and they all went well over the 300K mile mark when I sold them.
A friend of mine has the turbo variety of this engine (same age) with 3500 hours on it and it still runs like new - no cylinder sleeve change for him in the near future...


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Every 250 hours or one year, whichever comes first.

Frequent oil changes is the primary key to engine longevity.


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