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Old 09-23-2015, 02:13 PM   #41
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Stirring things up a bit

On recreational low hour per year marine diesels, of what use are oil samples?
Re-sale value.

You have hard evidence of past engine history for surveyor and/or new buyer.
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:30 PM   #42
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Fuel did not show up on the dip stick in my two engines.

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I know I'm being anal but any experience with recreational marine engines having work done on them due to an oil sample?
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:33 PM   #43
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Re-sale value.

You have hard evidence of past engine history for surveyor and/or new buyer.
Yes, good point maybe. But that begs the question I posed about work performed due to an oil sample shedding light on a problem with work then performed.
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I know I'm being anal but any experience with recreational marine engines having work done on them due to an oil sample?
Yes you are being anal. The answer is no. But an engine is an engine.

I have also not done any work on a land engine due to UOA either.

But DOING work on the engine is what I am trying to PREVENT by performing a UOA.

Spending a bit of money on UOA is worth it to me because:
  • UOA HAS caused me to change how I operate my engines to PREVENT problems.
  • UOA allows me to know that how I am operating my engines is NOT harmful.

The GOAL is to NEVER have to do work on an engine due to a problem found by UOA. Hopefully, UOA allows me to prevent the problem in the first place, or worst case, before the problem gets really bad.

When we have a marine engine I will do UOA. Cheap information to have available.

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