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post #7 of Old 05-28-2011
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It is a good idea to run the engine 75 - 80% of max. Diesel engines like / want to be run.This is what Mack Boring will tell you if you take one of there maintenance classes. In fact the guy teaching the class suggested going out once a season for a couple of hours and running the boat like a powerboat. The issue for us sailors is that a lot of time the engine never gets a chance to run at operating temps long enough to stay 'clean'. I know that my engine only runs for about 20 minuets when I go out and when I come back.
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