Marine Engine Inspections
It is always recommended with powerful petrol or diesel engines, that an independent engineer is engaged to carry out an inspection and report.
Smaller diesels and petrol units are visually inspected when fairly new, but if the engine is older or looks to have been poorly maintained, an engine survey is always recommended.
An engineer can also organise Compression Testing and Oil Analyis. Compression Testing is a very valuable tool, particularly for older engines. Oil Analysis is not quite as useful the age of the oil needs to be known, which is generally difficult to find out unless independent records are kept. The main benefits of oil analysis are that it can determine if there is salt water or antifreeze in the oil. Oil analysis can also be used to determine if extreme internal engine wear has occurred.