Originally Posted by n5ama
I'm looking at a Universal 2 cylinder diesel
engine with 1400 hours on it. Is that considered a lot of hours on this engine and if so is it at its expected life?
I know that depends on maintenance, proper cooling and a host of other factors but assuming reasonable care,
is it about toast? I've seen gensets and other equipment
with many more hours and going strong, but I don't know about small boat
Your help greatly appreciated.
You know the answer already. It is just breaking in if maintained properly.
Look for any signs of neglect. They are usually right under the newly shining paint
or some such. Old hoses attached to new filters or vice versa are also such signs. Other systems not connected to the engine will also give you clies as to the maintenance schedule or lack thereof on this particular boat
, hatches, bottoms of the lockers, etc.
Not saying that those should always be deal stoppers but at least price