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Martyn2461
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hi all

I've just brought a boat with twin 1976 Thorneycroft 2.52 diesel engines. I'm looking for the correct engine
oil to put in. the manual recommends Castrol cri 20. can anyone recommend a modern equivalent

thanks

martyn



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Any diesel oil you like. I may get shot down for saying that, but what you have there is a pair of old LandRover engines. They are not high performance or turbo charged and would have worked a damn sight harder in their automotive role than ever thay would a  marine one.

You'll find perfectly suitable oil at a very modest price at Roy's DIY (other DIY outlets are availlable!), you don't need to pay an arm and a leg for the stuff.

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arhh the rover 2.25 good ole lump too ......


good quality 15/40 mineral oil .....


better quality the better............


no cheap oil as quality is poor

good branded ones are best ............


keep them oil coolers clear to .....!!!!!


just my humble opion s yer know ......


i,m sure there are more .....................


happy boating ,enjoy yer boot i say ..........




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I really do have to agree with 650XS.  Any old oil will do?  My Seamaster 30 has identical engines fitted and I do run a garage.  Oil is the lifeblood of an engine and even if it cost me £8 a litre for the right stuff I would think this was money well spent!  Regards Alan Smile

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I’ve read many things about oils and watched many videos about them – and it seems everyone has a point and will have their preferred manufacture of oil and put down all others for not offering enough protection – you name it.

Some swear by fully synthetics, others say they can be too good at lubricating or causes seals to leak since the viscosity of synthetics may well get to places thicker oils can’t.  Then there are those who get the best most extensive amber nectar they can it is so confusing when all you want is to keep to metal surfaces from rubbing together.

I’m no expert obviously but common sense says that  if you bought a car brand new you would know what oil was in it from the factory and know what oil the manufacturer recommended to be used in it.  That is not to say if Ford say use Shell, you could not use Castrol – they do all after all meet the same standards so using another brand of the same type is hardly going to cause the engine to fail in the next few months.

But when you buy a second hand car you have no idea what the previous owners have used – did they always change it when they should have, did they sometimes not use the ‘good stuff’ when on a budget, so like with a boat you have no idea what has gone before you – indeed how often was an engine serviced might be a grey area.

If it was me I would be thinking not so much of the brand of the oil but its suitability for the job and one at a price that I could change on a regular basis which might mean for example getting Halfords own brand and saving pounds compared to the branded product.

Being able to afford to change your engine oil regularly is perhaps more important than spending out on expensive branded oil you can only afford to use when it absolutely needs to be changed.

I've read elsewhere that the engines you have might need (in the ideal world) oil and filter changes every 100hrs of use - as I said to begin, everybody has a view on what seems to be best practice.



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Hi many thanks as Robin (the London Rascal) suggested I will go down the middle road and get a good medium oil and change it as the manual suggests.
I took my boat out last weekend for the first quite a strange feeling knowing that's it's your boat and not a hire one.
Martyn

Ps the engines are 2.52L not 2.25L that was a typo


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