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thinking of buying a 1996 455 motoryacht

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thinking of buying a 1996 455 motoryacht

Postby cmdr61 » November 29th, 2014, 8:04 am

Thinking of buying a 1996 455 motoryacht with 420 cat 3126 engines with 800+hours on it,does anyone have any info on these

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Re: thinking of buying a 1996 455 motoryacht

Postby Lyndon670 » November 29th, 2014, 2:16 pm

Usual advice, survey, engine survey by CAT dealer etc. BUT, you may want to get the serial numbers from the blocks BEFORE you go any further. Cat had serious problems with the 3126 blocks in the early to mid nineties with porous blocks. I believe they subcontracted the blocks to a manufacturer in Belgium and they pumped out junk. Apparently CAT looked after most if not all of the issues with warranty and even out of warranty on these engines.

Do your homework on these (Cat) engines before going further. If you have the good engines, you will have a great boat with tons of room.
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