07-09-2012 07:54 PM
07-30-2012 06:33 PM
In short to answer your question- Yes, there is a central service reporting referred to as SIMS (Service Information Management System...if I recall.) Any dealer or CAT agency can access this data by the serial number of the engines. However, the real question is if the servicing dealer actually input a record of their repairs. Some dealers are very strict and will input everything others only major repairs and such. I would contact your local dealer and ask them to check the SIMS on each serial number. This will accomplish a few things: 1- It will get you the service history you desire, 2- It will show any outstanding service updates to the engines.
Addtionally, I would recommend you pay for a PAR Test on the engines. It is a comprehensive analysis of the engines and application and is a great tool for the buyer use in seeing if the vessel is right for you.
Hope this points you in the right direction. Check with your local dealer and go from there.