Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Callao, VA
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diesel engine survey should only be an hour or so, unless he has NO experience with the engine in view. Else may be two hours or so.
Small, non turbo diesel should be almost a no brainer...runs, runs up to spec and at speed, no unusual smoke/vapor/sheen, no leaks, good water flow. Check belts, hoses, strainers. Check the logs for last oil/filter/fuel filter/impeller change. Then mounts, flanges and pans.
Hourly rate is a bit higher than here on the bay, but certainly not out there.
Best of luck