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Old 07-15-2005
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Hours on a Diesel

This is one of these questions that starts off with an answer"That depends" It is no problem for an engine like this to run double that in hours and it is quite possible that it is ready for a rebuild.If it has been well maintained(and properly used) that amount of hours is not great.Compression check..........And when you see other things neglected on a boat you can probably assume the engine has been neglected as well.Even looking at the exterior of an engine and seeing it with new looking filters and spare impellers,filters,manuals,and maintenance log all put away in some order will also give you some good clues to it`s upkeep.It is more about the owner than the engine that keeps these motors working and proper storage means a great deal since many engines spend a great deal of time not being used.One more thing also is that I do not trust hour gages,they can be easily tampered with or not working at all.
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