Buhk DV 20

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by mechard, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. mechard
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    mechard Junior Member

    Hi all, I just purchased a cal 2-30 with a Buhk DV 20. I've read online that this engine requires 30 weight oil. The only oil I've been able to find is non detergent 30 weight that is sold as compressor oil. Any thoughts
     
  2. dskira

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    I suggest you call the company in Denmark Tel: 45 74 62 20 88
    Bukh is a great engine, it deserve the utmost attention.
    You can also go to: www.bukh.dk
    Take very well care of your engine, they last a life time.
     
  3. mechard
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    mechard Junior Member

    Thank you Dskira.
     
  4. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Look more carfully. I use Shell mono grade SAE 30 in my diesel engines. Easy to source

    Modern engines are all using multigrade so you wont find it at the counter in an autoparts shop. Visit the local agricultural equipment shop. They will have barrels of it.

    Many Marine gearboxs also use mono grade...check your local marine engineering shop
     
  5. mechard
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    mechard Junior Member

    Thank you Michael, I will call around.
     
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    bit Student

    this bye
     

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  7. PAR
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    All of the usual auto parts stores sell straight 30 weight oils, in most of the common brands. I'll still recommend a multi grade 30 though, as cold start up is the most damaging and a straight weight is at it's most disadvantaged, during this time. A 10W30 in your climate will be just fine and is one of the most common oil grades available anywhere.
     

  8. mechard
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    mechard Junior Member

    Hi All, Does Any One Know If My Buhk Dv20 Needs A Right Hand Or A Left Hand Prop . Thanks For Any Help With These Remedial Questions.
     
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