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Old 10-17-2014, 05:50 AM   #41
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One question for many engines is who made the base unit?

If a company just purchases the engine and then marinizes it , you can expect parts problems (and expensive parts ) as soon as it is no longer the NEW engine.
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Old 10-18-2014, 10:47 PM   #42
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FYI, here is some recent parts pricing history (not including labor) from my Volvo dealer:

These are for Volvo D4, 300 hp.
Note the impeller kit was $44.00

Transmission Oil Filter: $54.59
Bypass Oil Filter: $29.96
Oil Filter: $36.20
Fuel Filter: $39.50
Racor Fuel Filter: $12.95
Air Filter: $56.46
Crankcase Breather Filter: $121.47
Belt: $47.66
Oil: $25.94 / gallon
Impeller Kit: $44.00
Zincs: $10.51
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Old 10-19-2014, 06:17 AM   #43
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FYI, here is some recent parts pricing history (not including labor) from my Volvo dealer:

These are for Volvo D4, 300 hp.
Note the impeller kit was $44.00

Transmission Oil Filter: $54.59
Bypass Oil Filter: $29.96
Oil Filter: $36.20
Fuel Filter: $39.50
Racor Fuel Filter: $12.95
Air Filter: $56.46
Crankcase Breather Filter: $121.47
Belt: $47.66
Oil: $25.94 / gallon
Impeller Kit: $44.00
Zincs: $10.51
Are you able to access Volvo Penta parts and accessories - MarinePartsEurope.com?
This is the official Volvo Penta EU Parts Store

If not, please post parts numbers and I will check and post EU prices.
VP will not let me access the US Parts Store (Volvo Penta Marine Engine Parts and Accessories Online Store - Volvo Penta). They obviously check my IP address and will not let me in to do the comparison

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Old 10-19-2014, 08:58 PM   #44
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FYI, here is some recent parts pricing history (not including labor) from my Volvo dealer:

These are for Volvo D4, 300 hp.
Note the impeller kit was $44.00

Transmission Oil Filter: $54.59
Bypass Oil Filter: $29.96
Oil Filter: $36.20
Fuel Filter: $39.50
Racor Fuel Filter: $12.95
Air Filter: $56.46
Crankcase Breather Filter: $121.47
Belt: $47.66
Oil: $25.94 / gallon
Impeller Kit: $44.00
Zincs: $10.51
You should know that you should be able to cross reference most or all of these filters to other brands and a considerable savings.

I don't have the same engine as you but my filters (WIX brand) are half or less what you are listing. WIX is a well known, high quality filter manufacturer. I get them at the local Parks Auto store.
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:47 AM   #45
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Rossow- I am able to view both web sites. Thank you.

Ron- I'll try to buy the "cross-over" parts once I'm out of warranty. Thank you.

So, it's looking like Volvo parts can only be purchased directly from Volvo or a dealer, right?
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:15 AM   #46
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I have seen a few third party parts Things like pumps, impellers, exhaust elbow and possibly others. Do a web search on the Volvo part number.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:07 AM   #47
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Yes definitely Cummins, unless you love trying to make water tight connections using "O" rings and a prayer and cross referencing repair parts to get a reasonable item cost. Also try goggling information on a Volvo engine and you will find you need a Swedish interpreter.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:44 AM   #48
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Yes definitely Cummins, unless you love trying to make water tight connections using "O" rings and a prayer and cross referencing repair parts to get a reasonable item cost. Also try goggling information on a Volvo engine and you will find you need a Swedish interpreter.
Not true at all.
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Old 10-20-2014, 12:44 PM   #49
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To paraphrase the Torah, "Run from Volvo, run from them as you would the plague."
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Old 10-20-2014, 12:53 PM   #50
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Not true at all.
Volvo does use lots of fluid fittings with orings, including sea water. Get some corrosion in the housing bore and getting the rings to seal can be a real PITA. Hoses and clamps are sorta "dark ages" engineering, but they sure are field serviceable.
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For the short time we had our Volvo we had no problems, always started and never let us down.
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