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post #7 of Old 03-15-2011
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When I took the diesel engine maintenance class at Hansen Marine, they mentioned one thing in particular... don't waste your money on an engine oil analysis unless there is a history of other analyses of the engine over time. From a single analysis, unless the problem is egregious (like water in the oil, which you should be able to tell yourself), the analysis won't tell you anything. Only when compared to other analyses from that very engine over time can it tell you how the engine is wearing internally.

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