Changing the oil on your inboard diesel

The best checklist for changing your diesel inboard’s oil (until you find a better one)

Porto Baia di Siracusa, June 2019

Changing your diesel inboard’s oil and filter is like launching a rocket. The difference between success and sudden, expensive failure is a checklist.

I use this checklist for my sailboat’s Yanmar 2GM20 inboard engine. You should be able to adapt it easily to other diesel inboard engines.



A handy PDF for you to download and print:

Thumbnail image of the checklist


Before you start

What you need

At your service

Humbly yours,
Supreme Purser