Check for these Bradenton engine oil factors that can affect the lifespan of your vessel.
It’s officially spring and people all over the U.S. travel to the nearest body of water. Whether that be a lake or a beach, they welcome in the best two seasons in our opinion, Spring, and Summer! Before you take the boat out to enjoy some Vitamin D, make sure to get the best Bradenton engine oil and pair that with a few maintenance checks for the best day of R&R.
Boat owners that complete regular maintenance add more longevity to their vessel than those who don’t. Today we’re sharing a few tips for Bradenton engine oil system maintenance. Because a boat’s engine requires clean fuel to run effectively.
Check For Contaminants
Before adding fuel to the boat, find out the type of oil going into the vessel by adding a small amount into a transparent jar. Allow it to sit for several hours and any contaminants will sink to the bottom of the jar. A big reason why many boat owners have engine problems is due to dirty fuel. By doing this, the owner can filter it before adding it to the boat’s motor.
Check For Water In The Fuel
Water is not good in unleaded gas or diesel, and probably worse in unleaded. The difference between the two is that Ethanol picks up and absorbs water and may ruin injectors and can also have a bad reaction with some rubbers and dissolve through the hoses. Check the filter regularly to make sure that water does not get inside. Water may enter the tank through a loose cap, or by condensation built up in the tank. Replacing filters frequently will combat these issues.
Check For Algae
Mold and algae can thrive inside your engine oil. The mixture of oil and water will allow for these microbes to grow. The drier the fuel the less likely this issue can occur to your vessel. Avoid any products that may contain alcohol, they attack O-rings and other rubber parts in the system.
Make sure before you are taking the boat out to check for these three vital factors. Even if it is winter and you haven’t taken the boat out, you should frequently check up on your vessel. Your Bradenton engine oil should be clean, clear and without algae.
Are you wondering if the Bradenton engine oil we offer is safe for your vehicles or machinery? Yes, our recommended oils go through a series of tests to make sure they withstand the pressure of the machinery.