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    Quote Originally Posted by BradW View Post
    thats a good question i wounder what the oil capacity alone is?
    I'm pretty sure they don't change the oil, or if they do it's not all that often. Diesel engines have filtration systems in place to keep oil for 40k miles, so I'm sure a huge diesel engine that runs at 100rpm instead of 3000 needs them a lot less and that it has a much better form of filtration. I'm guessing they add a few gallons every week for burn off but aside from that don't have to worry much.

    Edit: my estimate is 1000 gallons of oil
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    that seems logical

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    Quote Originally Posted by uskrewed View Post
    I'm pretty sure they don't change the oil, or if they do it's not all that often. Diesel engines have filtration systems in place to keep oil for 40k miles, so I'm sure a huge diesel engine that runs at 100rpm instead of 3000 needs them a lot less and that it has a much better form of filtration. I'm guessing they add a few gallons every week for burn off but aside from that don't have to worry much.

    Edit: my estimate is 1000 gallons of oil
    Even at its most efficient power setting, the big 14 consumes 1,660 gallons of heavy fuel oil per hour.


    http://people.bath.ac.uk/ccsshb/12cyl/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev!n View Post
    Even at its most efficient power setting, the big 14 consumes 1,660 gallons of heavy fuel oil per hour.


    http://people.bath.ac.uk/ccsshb/12cyl/
    I thought we were talking lubricating oil, not fuel oil... Then again it is a 2 stroke engine and a lot of those use a fuel/oil mixture... but this is a diesel this is just too far beyond my area of expertise.

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    i guess the question now is what the ratio fuel and oil they use is

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    wasn't this made for some huge cargo ship?

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    Gas prices are gonna go up again because of this thing :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Im So Dirtbike View Post
    wasn't this made for some huge cargo ship?
    yes it was

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    I bought one for my moped.

    Thats a huge bitch though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev!n View Post

    Even at its most efficient power setting, the big 14 consumes 1,660 gallons of heavy fuel oil per hour.
    Jesus christ. An average fuel tanker, filled to capacity is 9,500 gallons. Being realistic, a tanker usually hauls 7,500 gallons of diesel in it's 9,500 gallon tank to stay within legal weight limits. That's 5 tanker loads a DAY to keep that thing running AT IT'S MOST EFFICIENT. I wonder what the "bad" fuel rate is like, or even the average for that matter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spif Kewl View Post
    Jesus christ. An average fuel tanker, filled to capacity is 9,500 gallons. Being realistic, a tanker usually hauls 7,500 gallons of diesel in it's 9,500 gallon tank to stay within legal weight limits. That's 5 tanker loads a DAY to keep that thing running AT IT'S MOST EFFICIENT. I wonder what the "bad" fuel rate is like, or even the average for that matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uskrewed View Post
    I'm pretty sure they don't change the oil, or if they do it's not all that often. Diesel engines have filtration systems in place to keep oil for 40k miles, so I'm sure a huge diesel engine that runs at 100rpm instead of 3000 needs them a lot less and that it has a much better form of filtration. I'm guessing they add a few gallons every week for burn off but aside from that don't have to worry much.

    Edit: my estimate is 1000 gallons of oil
    Not sure which diesel engines you're talking about but I have the oil changed in my Kenworth every 350 hours of engine use. Which is anywhere from 3,000 - 5,000 miles.

    Most farmers change the oil on their beet trucks after every season, which is in that same ballpark, maybe more, but certainly not much more.


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    I think the big difference in that small amounts of particulates that may accumulate in an engine that large aren't going to make a big difference when the volume of oil is fucking monstrous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ten View Post
    I think the big difference in that small amounts of particulates that may accumulate in an engine that large aren't going to make a big difference when the volume of oil is fucking monstrous.
    That's a good point. They probably don't worry unless a gravel truck accidentally falls in there.


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    That's crazy!!! how much fuel storage to the ships typically have.. and no stats on how much oil this thing holds?

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    "Supertankers" are generally defined as those greater than 250,000 tonnes deadweight (meaning the maximum weight they can carry when fully loaded). Today's supertankers, on average, can carry about 2 million barrels or 84 million gallons of crude oil and petroleum product. The largest supertanker in the world is the Norwegian-owned Knock Nevis which is 647,955 tonnes deadweight and can hold 4.1 million barrels of petroleum.
    Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/Saudi_Arabia/pdf.pd


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    I highly doubt its a wet sump;

    most likely there are spray heads all through the engine, they will lube a bearing then the oil will fall to the bottom of the case to a scavenger pump (or more probably a network of scavenger pumps) to be filtered, cooled and sent through again.

    With proper filtration you can go a LONG way on one oil change for a diesel;

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    I wonder what its Nürburgring time is...

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    fucking awsome weres the radiator ?

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