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God I HATE Volvo...

I have a Volvo Penta 2003 diesel.
Cannot get a Tachometer for the new engine panel anywhere. Backordered, none to be found anywhere.
Because of the yard doing work, my travel, etc. I didn't launch the boat until the end of July. Noticed the engine wasn't charging the batteries so I checked the alternator. No output, but I knew the alternator was good when I put the boat up. So I checked the engine panel and found some wiring frayed and corroded. (That happens when it takes direct blasts of seawater racing offshore!) So I ordered a replacement panel and cable. Came in without the tach which was on backorder. Coming up on 7 weeks now and I still can't use my boat. Dealer said NOT to use the old tach as it could cause problems.
I will NEVER have a Volvo engine in a boat again. Not the first time I've had trouble getting parts. End of rant.

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