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Old 04-19-2017, 05:57 PM   #1
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Volvo D4-300 I-e Heat Exchanger End Caps. ST-44. 2012

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Upon the last Engine Service I was told that both Engine Heat Exchangers and Air Charge Coolers have leaking End Caps and require service. Further stated that Volvo has a Service Bulletin out on this issue. The Servicer felt that Volvo would cover the repair as a "recall" but I am now being told that it not true and the Estimate is approx $2500 per engine. I called another local shop and confirmed that this is a known issue and needs to be addressed to prevent extensive damage.

Just wondering if anyone out there has had a similar experience with their Volvo's? I have approx 650 hours on mine.
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:22 PM   #2
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Interesting, thank you. I don`t have the direct experience you seek, but have been looking online at a boat with 300hp D4s, and wondered about any issues. In discussion, my mechanic raised issues about end caps, O rings, etc, but generally, not in a D4 context. I hope Volvo reconsiders. Consumer law may take you beyond the manufacturers idea of guarantee/warranty.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:01 AM   #3
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"I am now being told that it not true"


Told by who?
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:44 AM   #4
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Bay Marine, the local Volvo Servicer told me originally that they thought it would be covered by warranty but then yesterday told me that since the engines were 2011 that the warranty had expired.
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Bay Marine, the local Volvo Servicer told me originally that they thought it would be covered by warranty but then yesterday told me that since the engines were 2011 that the warranty had expired.
Well, they are a bit on the old side to be covered by the original warranty but you could try writing Volvo direct and see what they have to say.
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Welcome to the world of disgruntled VOLVO owners. I have been one for seventeen years.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:50 PM   #7
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$2500 to change a few O-rings-good grief-it's a DYI job I think.
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:17 PM   #8
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A six year old motor is ready for cooler servicing by a good Volvo marine shop. A complete after cooler and HXer service would routinely replace the O rings as well as other labor related cleaning.

Post same question on boatdiesel for the several Volvo service experts who reside there. Far more to it than O rings though.
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