Originally Posted by daletournier
In regards to the engine
hours I disagree. I've seen many and I mean many yanmars with 4000+ hours still going strong. I recently wrote in another post of a friends yanmar
with 14,500 hrs on it. 10,000 hrs is definitely possible.
Alot of good information on cruisers forum and alot of not so good.
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They are the exception though.
Thinking about it, I have never, ever worn out any kind of engine
except for something like a chainsaw, and I have put more than 250,000 miles on automobiles and still they burned no appreciable oil
, and yet I see all the time autos on the road that I know don't have 100K on them and are smoking, why?
I think it is because I over maintain things, every three to four year all fluids get flushed and changed and I always run a good synthetic oil
and premium filter, and change frequently.
I change the oil in the boat
every six months, which amounts to on average about every 50 hours.
I don't think many or most don't do that, those cars I see smoking I believe get the $20 oil change
every now and again, but not on a regular schedule, same with most engines, boats included.
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