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My engine has only done 30 hours since it's last service in October, which is not a lot but it includes the winter months.

I just did a quick oil level check with the dipstick and the oil is so clean that at first I thought it was too low to be registering.

I'm not complaining but I have never seen such clean oil on a dipstick and I've naturally done many many oil level checks over the years.

So, just checking in with more knowledgeable members that this isn't a sign of an underlying problem despite being a good thing on the face of it?

Nanni 50 1995 (not re-engined at any time as far as I know)

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6 minutes ago, Ray said:

My engine has only done 30 hours since it's last service in October, which is not a lot but it includes the winter months.

I just did a quick oil level check with the dipstick and the oil is so clean that at first I thought it was too low to be registering.

I'm not complaining but I have never seen such clean oil on a dipstick and I've naturally done many many oil level checks over the years.

So, just checking in with more knowledgeable members that this isn't a sign of an underlying problem despite being a good thing on the face of it?

Nanni 50 1995 (not re-engined at any time as far as I know)

I hope not, as mine is similar, not black and sooty like in the diesel engine in my car. 🤞

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1 minute ago, Ray said:

Well that's a relief 👍 Good engines by all accounts 🙂

I hope so!  We’ve just had to buy a new fridge.  The old one was running all the time and icing up, so presumably an issue with the thermostat.  Had to go for an Isotherm one this time, the price of a Waeco like the original wasn't far short of £1000 including vat.  Where do the manufacturers dream up their prices?

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2 minutes ago, Aboattime said:

Doesnt boat stand for Bung on another Thousand!!:default_hiding:

That or Bring Out Another Thousand.  Amounts to the same thing, really, but what else would I rather spend my money on? 😁

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In my last boat it was very easy to read the oil level as the oil was black even after a few trips since an oil change, the boat I have now has a very similar engine basically a 1500 BMC /Thorneycroft, I have this serviced on a yearly basis the oil is always clean and golden in colour, O plus the fact  I have never topped up the oil between servicing, and when you start the engine even in the winter you get a two second puff of smoke and then nothing, so happy as Larry (big grin)

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1 hour ago, marshman said:

On that theme - Boat Owner - Add a Thousand :default_sad:

Don’t tell the BA!!  It’ll be bad enough this year when they calculate next years toll increase, based on the inflation rate, without giving them ideas!! 😉

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