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Old 10-19-2016, 12:40 AM   #21
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I thought I'd remove the oil and add fresh oil and watch carefully for oil level. Run over the weekend and see whether the "fairy" adding oil. I also think the time line. If the "fairy" add oil, I'm going to call Cummins "The witch" on a visit to.
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Old 10-19-2016, 02:18 AM   #22
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In automotive talk, the expression used is "making oil". I hope you get to the cause without too much expense along the way.
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I thought I'd remove the oil and add fresh oil and watch carefully for oil level. Run over the weekend and see whether the "fairy" adding oil. I also think the time line. If the "fairy" add oil, I'm going to call Cummins "The witch" on a visit to.
Changing the oil is good, but --- As suggested, recommend you get a sample of the old oil and have it analyzed. Ditto the new after 20 hours or so even if the level doesn't rise.
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Another possibility which I should have thought of because I have experienced it:

Some engines have a dipstick tube which goes down alongside the crankcase and enters at the bottom. A light rise in crankcase pressure, due to a restriction in the breather, can push the oil in the dipstick tube higher than the actual oil level. If your engine has a hose running from the engine to the intake, oil pooling in a low spot can be enough to throw off the dipstick reading. With the small Yanmar on my sailboat, I had to remove the oil filler cap for a couple minutes before checking the dipstick to get consistent readings.
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Changing the oil is good, but --- As suggested, recommend you get a sample of the old oil and have it analyzed. Ditto the new after 20 hours or so even if the level doesn't rise.

Unfortunately, there are no companies that analyze oils privat consumer, only For the industry.

A small country with a low population, a little bit ofservices only and Cummins is not general marine engines here...
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Unfortunately, there are no companies that analyze oils privat consumer, only For the industry.

A small country with a low population, a little bit ofservices only and Cummins is not general marine engines here...
What country? ANY diesel shop should have access to oil analysis. Does not have to be Cummins or even marine.
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even in the US samples are sent to a specialty shop by post. Any diesel specialty shop should know how it is done in your area.
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I shall look into the problem of the boat of the oil level today. It would seem that the time really seems really oil level dipstik. For four days boat is sleping, and oil level 1-2 cm more than the max level. I used the cummins for 5 minutes, I waited 10 minutes for the oil to drain down, I looked at the level of less than the minimum mark dipstic and oil.


Have to be so, that the maintenance man in Germany over filled and I watched the oils in the right time and the oil level seemed ok.


My old boats 2 x volvo penta KAD44 engines oil to drain dawn 3-5 minutes, i thinks Cummins is same but it is not so. It would seem, that takes a really long time to drain the oil from the pan.


I removed the old oil with 1-2 cm dipstic and I believe after the weekend cruising, where the oil level is, I will come back to this issue next week.




Understand the cultural difference between the oil analys. The U.S. is really a general use analysis services, as well as the UK. In Germany, I was trying to get the analysis A few of the of months ago, when I bought the boat, was not successful.


Here in the North of Europe, consumers are not feeling a general oil analysis and, therefore, does not offer this!
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The link above will take you to the Caterpillar site, Europe. Try contacting them to find out if they offer the oil testing service. I'm sure they do.
Caterpillar oil test service is called SOS.

You may not wish to pursue this which is fine but I would be surprised if Caterpillar does not have a lab some near you.

It Does not matter that your engine is Cummins. Caterpillar will test the oil of ANY manufacturers equipment.
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