Most engine manufacturers recommend that you change your oil every 50-100 hours (check your owner's manual for your engine's exact interval requirements). This applies to both gasoline and diesel engines. Oil is your engine's life blood and neglecting it can cause irreversible damage. This is particularly true when you're laying up for the winter. Residual acids and moisture left in the crankcase over the winter can pit bearings and other vital engine parts.
For this reason, we recommend that you do the Boat restoration at Whiticar North, Vero Beach, immediately before laying up for the winter, or whenever your boat is likely to be idle for a prolonged period of time.
If your engine is brand new, Whiticar recommend that you make the Boat restoration once every 20 hours for the first 100 hours of operation. As your motor gets older, it requires less frequent changes as the internal parts bed themselves. For your engine's exact requirements, consult your owner's manual.
Important Fact …
When you use your boat occasionally, oil changing is even more important! This is because oil can change its makeup over time, becoming acidic and destructive to internal engine parts. Either way, oil changing is vital, and your engine will always run better with fresh oil in it.
Oil changing is a simple operation, but there are a few things to keep in mind if you want to get the best results:
Before changing, run your engine for a few minutes. This will lower the oil's viscosity and suspend the contaminants.
Shut off your engine and change the oil and filter.
Prepare in advance to collect oil from sump and filter without spilling it, and for proper disposal.
A good tip is to rub some oil on the filter's gasket, as this helps it seat better.
Restart your engine and allow it to run for about a minute to allow the oil to circulate.
Check for leaks while it's running.
If you are a boat lover at North Florida marinas or have your boats at Vero Beach boat yards, it is time to visit Whiticar North, we have the best service in Boat restoration and maintenance. Each boat receives the best treatment with special attention to every detail.
Contact us to discuss the services we can provide for any of your boating needs. Our number: Office: 772-460-0660- Fax 772-460-0605