DETROIT DIESEL 53
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 preventive maintenance.
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 readily.
1972 General Motors Corp.
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