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Old 12-15-2008
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Diesel injector pump

The previous owner of my sailboat never changed the oil in the diesel injector pump on my Ford Lehman 80hp engine. Normal recommendation is to change it every 50 hours. He put about 2000 hours on her over the past 12 years. I've put about 120 hours on her with no problems.
When I drained the "oil", it came out mostly the consistancy of diesel fuel and not oil. Smelled of it too. Ran just fine after the change.
Anyone have any idea of what damage may have occurred to my pump due to being neglected? What should I expect in the future? Should I get another pump and get it swapped out asap? How bad is it?
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