Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: engine hours

Courtney Gorman

Thanks Ian!

-----Original Message-----
From: parkianj@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Thu, Dec 8, 2016 8:08 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: engine hours

My Santorin has a Perkins Prima 50. It was 19 years old when I bought the boat with 3,900 hours. It now has around 4,600 hrs.
It always starts first turn of the starter motor, never had to use the pre-heaters. The handbook states oil changes at 400 hours, but I generally change between 100 and 200 at the most. I use below 1 litre of oil to top up between services. I am no mechanic but have faith that this engine will still be working well at 10,000 hours.
Check the service history and especially the timing belt replacement.
Ocean Hobo  SN96
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