I think I will do whatever needs to be done to get it back on the road and that's about all for now. My mechanic is doing the "hot spots" too while he is in there. It's frustrating to me that I don't know enough about engines in general to service this myself.
I know this didn't exactly start out as the most enticing item for sale, but it's worth a shot.
If anyone is interested in this engine let me know. For clarification, this is the five main bearing naturally aspirated diesel.