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|12-14-2007 08:52 AM|
In 1997, I split the exhaust manifold on my olde MD17C. It was my fault.
The cost, then, was £1300, then about $2200, FOR AN EXHAUST MANIFOLD FOR A 20 YEAR OLD MOTOR.
A piston and liner kit, you need three of them, each £300, then $510, total $1530.
Final drive oil seal, one of, £49....sourced elsewhere fo £3.50 (ABC in Aberdeen, Scotland).
Volvo would not seel me oversizes to rebore the motor.
Check out the price for their starter motor too.
Don't learn this lesson the way I did.
Don't buy one. I will never buy another.
Are you listening Volvo? Do want the details?
Expletive to the lot of you!
|12-14-2007 02:22 AM|
Designed for marine use, not a marinized industrial engine. Used for lifeboats etc. Readily available in europe. The 10 hp. should be sufficient.
|12-13-2007 09:14 PM|
|sailingdog||Volvo parts are unrealistically expensive to purchase at least here in the USA.|
|12-13-2007 09:06 PM|
Originally Posted by Rockter View Post
|12-13-2007 09:01 PM|
|sailingdog||Beta Marine uses a Kubota block and many of the parts are available at very reasonable prices.|
|12-13-2007 08:46 PM|
Beta Marine will make a decent motor... in 10, 14, 16 and 20 hP.
They look a good motor.
I have no connection with Beta Marine.
Avoid Volvo. I mean it.
|12-13-2007 04:56 PM|
Thanx guys thought I was being i bit optimistic with the 20 hp idea will keep a look out for a good 12hp, so if anyone knows of any in the uk let me know thanx again