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Old 05-25-2017, 06:10 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by CIER2 View Post
Thanks mr Firefly !
Indeed, after 6 more hours the level on the stick did not get lower !
Just checked after your post.
So no rebuild and no new engine.
What RTF says is quite right. I notice if I put the whole 15 L in the container that my oil comes in, (I use Magnatec diesel), the level is just above on on the full level. After a bit of running, it settles on the lower full line below the cross-hatched markings, then it just seems to stay there until I change the oil about a year later. We don't do huge mileage, but I seldom have to add anything, unless we do a very long continuous run, and she only smokes a wee tad at cold start until warm.
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Old 05-25-2017, 06:19 AM   #22
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A bit blue smoke I have when cold.
Often cold in holland 😊
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Old 05-25-2017, 06:22 AM   #23
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Iv read on the forum that snake /oil gun oil can eliminate oil usage increase speed and reduce consumption . Cant remember if it went in the sump ,fuel or fresh water ?
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:41 AM   #24
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RTF remains a TF bright light. On a different note, many a marine engine - on an angle - rear main has been replaced finding out later that the oil level was too high and "flooding" it at rest.
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Old 05-25-2017, 10:22 AM   #25
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Just fill it to the full mark on the stick and don't worry about the level till it gets close to or at the low/add mark.

You might be surprised how many hours you go before the need to top it off.
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Old 05-25-2017, 10:35 AM   #26
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I would consider a Grand Banks with an engine that large to be worth LESS than one with a more appropriately sized engine. You don't buy a Grand Banks to water ski behind it. Even the 120 hp standard engine is more than enough to get it up to hull speed and a bit over, so anything more is just wasted.

If you need to repower I would do it with a newer engine that is as close to the original hp as possible. Even a little less would not be a bad thing.

Of course, there do seem to be a whole lot of the "ARR, ARR, ARR... MORE POWER!!!" guys out there. So I don't suppose the bigger engine would hurt resale value much, if at all. But it would be a negative to me.

You money, your choice.
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