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Old 04-25-2019, 09:36 PM   #13
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I quoted a cat long block last year at 12k. If I were buying, Id plan on zeroing the hours of the water pumps, heat exchanger and HE end caps, the exhaust risers and all belts/hoses, also do a quick valve adjust. You could well have a perfectly running engine and no survey deficiencies, but this would still be my minimal budget. Should run roughly $5k per engine and set them up to be happy for a long time.

If they had higher hours or slobbering, I might consider doing heads, but even cat recommends a lot more hours before that is slated, you will have to own the boat a long time to get there.

Lots of people wont do any of this until it breaks, I like to have the machinery in a known state and this is what it would roughly cost to do so. I would not ignore the heat exchanger, at this age metal end caps are often going to be close to failure.
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