LUBRICATION AND PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
To obtain the long life and the best performance 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
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 w i t h t h e v i s c o s i t y a n d g r a d e o f l u b r i c a n t s
recommended on the following pages.