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Re: Volvo Penta MD5 Exhaust Pipe Elbow
Guys, the usual Volvo trick.
They cannot sell these engines unless their sticker price is competitive, but later you find that their spare parts prices are astronomic.
I have learned that one myself, with an MD17C.
In 1998, they wanted £1300 (close to $2000) for an exhaust manifold on what was then a 20 year-old engine.
The equivalent part for the Lister-Petter was 1/7 of that. Yes folks, 1/7. That is £186.
I have not forgiven this price-gouging, and never will.
I will never buy another Volvo.
Next motor will be a Kubota.
Last edited by Rockter; 10-07-2012 at 05:45 PM.