I've recently bought an Albin Vega
with a Nanni Kubota 2.45 Eco 10hp diesel
installed in 2002, with about 200 running hours on it. The packing gland
was also changed, as well as the transmission
. I've ran it for around 12 hours so far, and have been really happy with the low consumption
and silent as well as reliable operation.
Last time I came on board and checked the engine
before heading out of the harbor, there was a small amount of oil
in the sump under the engine
. Not much, maybe half a shot glass (about 20ml). And it didn't leak during the last time I used the engine, but some time during the 5 days that the boat sat idle at the dock
. Also, after using the engine for about three hours that evening the amount of oil
Is this sort of behavior normal? I don't know where the oil is coming from, couldn't see any obvious trails. Could it be the packing gland
? It has some sort of an oil system itself, with a separate little oil tank.
The engine sensors didn't complain that oil was low or that it was overheating
or anything either.
I guess what I am asking is, should I be worried and try to locate and fix the problem "at any cost" or just monitor
for signs of it getting worse?