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It was not the greatest of engine series, hence it was discontinued and the Perkins motor built under licence.
Volvo are a strange mixture of good engines and astronomic spare parts prices, and the 2000 series, that were really not a good motor.
Their engines are competitively priced when you first buy them (they have to be or they won't sell), but once committed to their motor, they think nothing of price-gouging you for spare parts to the point where you will not believe it.
In 1998 they wanted £1300 for an exhaust manifold.... that's about $2000.
The motor was 21 years old at that moment, and MD17C. It's a good motor, but the spare parts prices mean that a meaningful customer relationship with Volvo is impossible to establish.
My next motor will not be a Volvo.