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Old 07-08-2012, 06:08 PM   #29
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No aimed at anyone.. Just an observation I see in every oil thread
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:40 PM   #30
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Railroad engines never change oil either but the filter, which has to be removed with a crane, does get changed.
Being an Engineer and in the rail industry 35 years I can tell you that is not true. Any major RR does their own oil analysis and will change oil when necessary. They also keep track of each locomotives analisys to assist in determining bearing replacement.

Granted, the oil filters chamber holds 50+ gals (don't need a crane)
and depending on the engine, the crankcase holds 300 to 650 gals. Coupled with the fact peak RPM only ranges 750 to 900, again depending on engine model and wether 2 stroke (EMD - General Motors) or 4 stroke (General Electric), it's not changed that often.

Generally speaking, if there are no internal problem and analisys is good, they can go a year or two when a rebuild or cylinder replacement becomes necessary.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:48 PM   #31
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Toyota only calls for oil change in my 2011 van every 10,000 miles. I change every 5,000 miles and the oil still looks clean at 5,000 miles with no add between changes.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:57 PM   #32
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@cylon51...Thanks for the info. I had also read that they do not use antifreeze in their cooling system but do use lubricants, anti corrosives, etc.
If the temps get down close to freezing and the engine is not running they will dump their coolant automatically.
Is that true?
(Need to liven up the oil thread a little bit)
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:29 AM   #33
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I had two Datsuns, remember those?

Both had over 300,000 miles and the most oil used was about a pint between oil changes.

And those weren't easy miles either

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Old 07-09-2012, 07:49 AM   #34
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@cylon51...Thanks for the info. I had also read that they do not use antifreeze in their cooling system but do use lubricants, anti corrosives, etc.
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If the temps get down close to freezing and the engine is not running they will dump their coolant automatically.
Is that true?
(Need to liven up the oil thread a little bit)
Since you seem interested in this stuff, I'll give you the long version. Way back when fuel was cheap, most RRs never shut the engines down. Because they did this, they never replaced dead batteries to save money. Well, if one had a shut down fault, you couldn't restart it. Instructions were the emgineer must drain it in freezing weather.

As fuel got more expensive, they replaced dead batteries. Instructions were then to leave them idle in freezing weather and shut them down in warm weather.

Our RR never had auto drains on any locomotives, at least up to the time I retired in 2001. No doubt these days they exist and I would have to assume an option at the time of purchase. When I retired in 2001, we still had a few locomotives built in the 50's.

Of couse what I told here may be totally different on another RR as they just don't operate the same way.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:06 AM   #35
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@cylon51 Have you ever gone through the Baily train yard in North Platt, Nebraska? Went there on a trip we did cross country and they have an observation tower about seven stories high. Retired train people explain what is going on in the yard as you sit and watch.
Hey...you could get a job there.

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No, never been there. My travels were from Detroit to the following locations. London (Ont), Chicago, Port Huron, Lansing, Battle Creek Springfield, Cinncinnati and Elanger Ky.

JOB??? Are you crazy ?
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