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
All authorized Detroit Diesel Allison Service Outlets are prepared to
service engines with the viscosity and grade of lubricants
recommended on the following pages.