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
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 grade of lubricants recommended on the following pages.