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i BOUGHT A 1987 27LE 0DAY THIS SPRING.tHE OIL AND FILTERS WERE CHANGED AT THE END OF LAST SEASON BUY THE PREVIOUS OWNER. SINCE THEN I HAVE PUT 10 HOURS ON THE ENGINE. SHOULD I CHANGE THE OIL AND OIL FILTER,AND FUEL FILTER AND TRANSMISSION OIL? AS I SAID EVERYTHING WAS CHANGED AT THE END OF LAST SEASON. THE ENGINE IS A 10HP WESTERBEKE DIESEL WITH 750 TOTAL HRS. ON IT.
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New fuel and oil filters annually is a good dodge the bullet preventive maintenance on any sailboat auxilary. Stabilized the fuel and change the oil to boot. Its not about engine hours, but calendar days and the environment your engine lives in.
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Re: Oil change

Change the oil, and FILL the transmission with new ATF every fall. Filling the transmission keeps the seals in the engine lubricated over the winter layup. Changing the oil prevents the used oil from turning acidic and increasing wear on the engine. Even with only an alleged 10HRS on the oil, it is worth it for the peace of mind.

I also spray the outside of the engine with WD-40 and then wipe it clean as part of my winterization.

In the spring, drain the transmission to the proper level, and your engine/transmission will be good for the next 100 hrs.


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+1 eherlihy

Our oil gets changed in fall as part of the winderization process as well after every 50 hours of engine use


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Ooops; I meant to state: Filling the transmission keeps the seals in the transmission lubricated over the winter layup, and reduces the possibility of corrosion.


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Ooops; I meant to state: Filling the transmission keeps the seals in the transmission lubricated over the winter layup, and reduces the possibility of corrosion.
So you overfill the transmission in the fall, then pump out the excess in the spring?
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Re: Oil change

exactly. This is recommended by Hurth for long term storage.
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exactly. This is recommended by Hurth for long term storage.
Interesting, thanks.
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