Give your diesel engine a little TLC and it will keep going and going and going, but neglect that maintenance and it will die an untimely death.
I recently attended the 3-day boat owner diesel training seminar at Mack Boring in Union, New Jersey. Mack Boring has been in the diesel engine business since the 1920s and is one of the largest distributors of Yanmar engines in the world. The company trains over 1,000 people on the ways of diesel engines every year, so its instructors know what they are talking about. Here are 20 quick tips I learned while attending diesel school:
--Change your engine oil every fall; old oil left in the engine becomes acidic and can corrode the inside of your engine.
--Live in a year-round boating climate? Keep track of your engine hours and change the oil accordingly.