Sea-going engines require special attention in oil analysis. These engines are not often mechanically different from their land-borne cousins, but they are quite different in their environment and how they are operated. They tend to pull heavy and constant power for long periods of time. The operating environment has the engines situated in holds with little air for cooling and little room for maintenance. Some are treated to splashing bilge water and use seawater for cooling.
Marine engine oil analysis has to take all these factors into consideration when determining if a mechanical problem actually exists. From small piston, gas-fueled engines to gigantic diesels, we have universal wear averages available for determining your marine engine's health. Don't put your fate at the mercy of the sea — send in a sample today!
All our sampling kits are the same, regardless of the type of engine you're analyzing. We have traditionally used the same oil slips for boats that we use for all other gas or diesel engines. But we have created a modified slip to be specific for marine analysis. It's not necessary to use this slip, but if you'd like to, please click here to print it out.