I've just had an engine survey
on a Ford Lehman
4cyl 85hp diesel
+ Paragon Transmission
was rebuilt around 3 years ago and has about 10 hours use. The reason for low hours is that the boat as been in refurb
The engine fired right up on first ignition and had very little smoke and vibration. In fact the mechanic
raved about the operation thus far into the survey
. All things were going well until it came time to check the fluids.
When the transmission
was syphoned it came out a PeptoBismal pink and was obviously contaminated. Then the oil
came out and, although it looked ok, was later analyzed to be contaminated with high amounts of metals and sodium.
The owner insists that the issues can be fixed after some root cause analysis and repair (replacing the oil
cooler and heat exchanger), but I'm not so sure and need advice from those with more experience. Is pursuing the purchase
of this boat a lost
Thanks in advance.