LUBRICATION AND PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
To obtain the best performance and long life from a
Detroit Diesel engine, the Operator must adhere to the
following schedule and instructions on lubrication and
The daily instructions pertain to routine or daily starting
of an engine and not to a new engine or one that has
not been operated for a considerable period of time.
For new or stored engines, carry out the instructions
given under Preparation for Starting Engine First Time
under Operating Instructions.
The time intervals given in the chart on the following
page are actual operating hours or miles of an engine.
If the lubricating oil is drained immediately after an
engine has been run for some time, most of the
sediment will be in suspension and, therefore, will drain
All authorized Detroit Diesel Allison Service Outlets are
prepared to service engines with the viscosity and