DIY marine engine maintenance

Every certain hours you should do diesel engine service on your boat. (depending on manufacturer advise) This will ensure a longer live and a safer sail. We have done this tutorial that you can do it yourself.

A regular boat engine service ensures a longer boat motor live and a safer sail!

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1. OIL CHANGE (Overview – see following picture for details)

1.1 Start the engine.
1.2 Allow the engine warm up at least 5 minutes then turn it off.
1.3 Remove the oil drain plug using ring spanner or similar (size 18).
1.4 Connect the external oil pump to the end of the oil drain hose for oil pumping. Place the outlet of the pump into an oil collection container.
1.5 Wait for a while to drain the engine completely. After the drain operation put and tightens the oil drain plug.
1.6 Replace the oil filter if needed. See “2. Oil filter replacement” to know how to proceed.
1.7 Fill with oil, according to oil circuit capacity and specifications described in engine instructions manual. For a Solé Diesel MINI-44, oil capacity is 6 liter.
1.8 Start the engine for 1 minute and check for leaks.
1.9 Stop the engine and wait for 5 minutes to check oil level.
1.10 Before checking the oil levels confirm that engine is perfectly balanced.
1.11 Check oil level. The oil mark on dipstick has to be between H and L marks. If not, proceed in order to put the oil between marks commented.
1.12 In case of engine is not perfectly balanced, contact with engine manufacturerto determine the correct oil dipstick mark.

1. OIL CHANGE
1.1 Start the engine.
1.2 Allow the engine warm up at least 5 minutes then turn it off.

1.3 Remove the oil drain plug using ring spanner or similar (size 18).
1.4 Connect the external oil pump to the end of the oil drain hose for oil pumping. Place the outlet of the pump into an oil collection container.

Distractions aside, there was no real rhyme or reason to my workflow. The not-so-fun (but necessary) stuff kept getting neglected.

04. Call it a night.

Now that I had the headphones on my head, I was finally ready to plug and play some music. I plugged the provided cable into the jack on the headphones and then the one on my iPhone 6. Then I called up Pandora. I tend to have a very eclectic music purview and have many stations set up for different moods. From John Williams to Fallout Boy, the sound quality of these headphones was remarkable. There is an amazing depth of sound and incredible highs and lows that make listening to music a truly breathtaking experience.

In order to test how voices sounded, and the overall art of sound mixing, I pulled up Netflix on my iPad Air 2 and watched a few minutes of a movie to hear all the nuances of the film. None of them were lost. In fact, I ended up hearing sounds that I hadn’t heard before. Echoes…birds chirping…wind blowing through trees…breathing of the characters…it was very impressive what the headphones ended up bringing out for me.