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We're looking at buying a 2008 Cat with twin 30hp Volvos. An acquaintance told us to stick with Yanmar. He said Volvo parts availability is terrible, and slow. Don't really know if he has had more than one bad experience.

Anyone with experience with the Volvo network in the US, Caribbean and Mediterranean? We'd appreciate your insights.
 

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Your acquaintance echos the conventional wisdom about Volvo engines.
Very expensive parts IF you can find them, shipped from wherever.
 

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2008 Volvo parts are not going to be hard to find, particularly on the internet. You'll get them overnight. It's older Volvo parts that can be tough. Knowledgeable and experienced Volvo technicians area are to find. Yards in the US just don't see as many as Yanmars. No big deal on ordinary maintenance. Big deal on troubleshooting.
 
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