Re: 30W/40 oil for Dessalator high pressure pump

svperegrinus <no_reply@...>

Hello Eric,

Our water maker is a Dessalator and it is a 220 volt version.

Peregrinus is hull number 350, launched very late in 2001, possibly November.

We are not clear on the desalinator's model number, but based on a manual provided in one of the accessories binders, we speculate it might be a D140 / 2.5 kW / 220.  Our Amel factory manual itself has pictures of a 50 l/hr unit, but it is very clear that that's not the one installed on Peregrinus.

Having said that, the production sight gauge tops at 160 liters, and Bill made a reference to a Dessalator 160, so who knows?

#350  - At anchor, Lake Worth

---In amelyachtowners@..., <kimberlite@...> wrote :

Do you have a desalinator brand watermaker- is it the 220 version?

What is your hull number is it a Kimberlite SM 376?

Fair Winds


Kimberlite SM 376



From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of svperegrinus
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 5:46 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 30W/40 oil for Dessalator high pressure pump



Thank you Vito and Bill.


We postponed our departure by one day to get the oil and missed half our sailing window!  For anyone else who may have a watermaker with a CAT high pressure pump, what you need is:


CAT Pumps Crankcase Oil ISO 68, petroleum based, hydraulic oil.

21 oz. (0.62 liter) $12.95 at Watermakers Inc. of Ft. Lauderdale

Funnily enough, the Amel manual on board wants 0.75 liter oil changes on this pump!


Or, per e-mail received from the CAT factory yesterday:

  "We do have our own Cat oil that can be found at Northern Tool and Home Depot.

But if not available to you.

It is a non detergent 30W Hydraulic oil, or a ISO 68"


And then we desalinated over 300 liters today.  This thing is fast.


sv Peregrinus

At anchor, Lake Worth, La Florida.



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