What oil for Bukh DV20 ME?

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What oil for Bukh DV20 ME?

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I have used Halfords 15W/40 mineral oil (in a black container) and also (at double the price) Shell Rimula . However, neither of these oil are actually recommended by Bukh, and the Halfords oil (in the black container) is now no longer available. I did obtain a list of oil that were recommended by Bukh, but these oil are now unavailable. Please would somebody recommend a suitable oil?
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In some respects oil is oil, manufactures specify oil they are paid to recommend
Any good quality 15-40 diesel mineral oil will be ok
I have used Motaquip MQP for years and would recommend it
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Dear Bert,
Many thanks for your repy. Yes, viscosity is one thing and it is important. However, what do you mean by "good quality". Oil is produced to a variety of standards and with varying additives. You can use a very "good" oil that is very bad for your particular engine. There is a great difference between a modern car's diesel engine and a 1980 Bukh diesel engine.
But thanks for saying what oil you use.
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Post by Wolfgang »

Hello Roger,
avoid all half or full synthetic engine oils. I was told that those oils are made for a different kind of engine, like engines with smaller tolerances like the old diesel engines have. Hence with bigger tolerances not enough oil pressure may be the result. Stick with any 15W40 diesel engine oil, CD, CE or CF category. Perhaps also CI-4 or CH-4.
See the following link about the API engine oil guide

http://www.api.org/certifications/engin ... 120210.pdf.

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I use

http://www.morrislubricants.co.uk/scrip ... roduct=165

which is API-CC oil as recommended in the bukh manual.
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Hi Nigel,
I gather that is Golden Film SAE 30 API CC / SD.
Thanks,
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Yes indeed....
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