Cat question / opinions needed

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Any thoughts on a Cat 3176 with 5000 hours? Engine is a 1999 and is in a 36 beal.

What is the life expectancy of this engine?
Any idea on what the cost to rebuild if needed?
Are parts easy to get on this engine?
Anyone have / had this engine?

Thanks
Anthony
 

lobster783

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I had a 3176 in my last boat. I liked the engine. If they are taken care of they usually last 10k hours or so from what I have heard. I never made it that far before I sold the boat. The major problems they had with them was the aftercooler failures. I would get the serial # and call CAT, they will be able to tell you if the aftercooler was updated. As far as I know the new updated coolers are ok. The engines are a pretty sound engine but they got a bad rap from the after cooler failures. Parts are pretty easy to get but not cheap.
 
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