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Why have diesel oil tested?
I've asked for much guidance on Sailnet. You've all been very helpful.
One fellow asked me how many hours were on the engine. It's a 1985 Yanmar RWC 2GM and the tach shows only 80, which I find dubious. He also suggested I get the oil tested.
Seems, from what I've learned here, that salt water in the cooling passages will kill the engine before anything else. But, that said, do you know a place I can have the oil tested? Have an idea what I should pay for that service? What will test results tell me?
Finally, right now there is only an engine overheat light (Yanmar Panel type B (for Basic!). Could I fit a sensor to the 2GM (max water temp 100 F) to power a water temperature gauge? Or if you had one gauge to tell you if the engine was running happily, what gauge would you want?
Thanks for any guidance you can offer...
One other little question. I posted a boat pic, and my User CP page shows that pic, but it doesn't show up when I ask or answer a question. It's 61 KB, maybe too close to the 64 KB maximum?