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I would just do a compression check, make sure the oil pressure is good, and possibly replace the heat exchanger. Or at least check it out and make sure is isn't clogged or leaking. There is not reason that this motor should not give you close to 10,000 hours of service if it is well taken care of. The major thing for me would be to make sure it doesn't get hot, ( heat exchanger) and the compression is fine. Would recommend that instead of replacing it, you get spare parts and if you don't know, learn how to install them. Have at least two spare raw water impellers on board, a spare fresh water pump, at least one of every belt and hose. An alternator would be on my must have list also, and probably a spare starter. Of course a fist full of fuel filters, enough oil and oil filters to do several oil changes, and a pump to change it with. I'm sure you will get some other suggestions, but that would be my absolute minimum amount of extra stuff.
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