I know nothing about diesel engines but am considering buying a boat with a Cummins 6BTA 5.9 Turbo AC--FWC 250 hp engine

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Customer: I know nothing about diesel engines but am considering buying a boat with a Cummins 6BTA 5.9 Turbo AC--FWC 250 hp engine with 800 hrs on it. the boat is 17 years old. My question is "do you know if this is a dependable engine and what I should ask about it and what should have checked on it my a mechanic? Thanks so much for your time, Dennis
Answered by Dan in 8 mins 14 years ago
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hi boatowner, the cummins is a very reliable engine, with good maintainence it will give you many years of good service. You should check the glow plugs and water pump on the engine . If it used in salt water it can be hard on the water pump. Other than that change the oil maybe get the valves adjusted and happy boating. On of my custumers has the same engine in a 1995 dodge tow truck. It has over 700,000 miles on it and is still going strong. If you need anything else just ask! Tks Dan
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