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Old 04-01-2021, 06:40 PM   #1
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New purchase Volvo

Hi everyone. I'm a new member and looking for a little help with a new purchase of a 32ft Fury Mark1 boat. It has a Volvo TAMD 60b with twin turbo. Has 150hrs since total rebuild.
What im looking for is this a reliable motor.
It has a fresh water flush.
Owner says it does 20knots and cruise at 16 knots.
What fuel economy it has.
Any help will be appreciated.
I have not owned a Volvo before as my last boat has a Detroit v6 two stroke.
Thanks every one
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Do you have a Volvo mechanic near you to contact? Parts cost and availability are frequently mentioned when Volvo diesels are discussed. Talk to him BEFORE you put in any offers. It would be good to have the engines surveyed.
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Did you see invoice for “ total rebuild”?
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Did you see invoice for “ total rebuild”?

Yep, that was my first question as well. Many a boat I've seen where the engine is repainted (poorly), even painted over the hoses and clamps, and the seller claims "engine rebuilt", but cannot provide any receipts, or even the name and address of the shop that did the work. Many times, if you have that info, you can go to the shop and get a copy of the work order. Anyway, if there are no receipts to prove what, if anything besides a couple cans of white, grey, green, yellow, red paint (depends on the engine model) then it never happened, and I'm not paying for it! But that's just me . . .
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Thanks. That's good advice
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Assuming you have not bought it yet, get a mechanical survey to ensure the engine is as claimed/documented. The surveyor can answer your queries. Volvo is a negative for me but not everyone.

Where are you located? "Australind" is a tad vague.
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Assuming you have not bought it yet, get a mechanical survey to ensure the engine is as claimed/documented. The surveyor can answer your queries. Volvo is a negative for me but not everyone.

Where are you located? "Australind" is a tad vague.
Western Australia. South of Perth. Club is in Banbury and is one of the oldest in Australia
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I don’t know about Down Under, but Volvo parts here are very expensive and very difficult to get. Here it could cost the entire season waiting on some parts. If you have not closed on the boat yet, check that out before. Good luck.
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Western Australia. South of Perth. Club is in Banbury and is one of the oldest in Australia
Bunbury? We explored south of Perth 5 years back, as far as Albany many more years back, I`ve relatives over there. Hope the purchase goes well.
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Thanks mate.
Hope covid has not stopped you coming to see your relatives in WA
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"Has 150hrs since total rebuild."

Most diesels can go 5,000 to 10,000 hours with out being worn out.

What happened to require a "rebuild"?
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A couple of things here. Volvo has been working with boat manufacturers lately, where the manufacturers receive and install the new motors and don't pay Volvo until the vessel sells. This is pretty attractive to some builders, so overall you're seeing more Volvos these days.

The older Volvos, where all the "systems" are mechanical (read adjustable/serviceable) are/were used by lobstermen and commercial vessels alike, with great success.

Volvo has had a tendency (from what I've read), to design/build "new technology" (increased HP) model before the efficacy and infant mortalities could be sorted and fixed. They've gotten a (deserved) bad rap in the last few years, where despite these issues, they continue to be terrible at warranty and getting parts to support these follies (at least in the US).

As was said, you'll need a Swedish mechanic who knows your specific model and has a good supply chain connection to get whatever is needed in a timely fashion. FWIW, these parts will be far more expensive than an equivalent part from CAT or Cummins (again, in the US)

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"Has 150hrs since total rebuild."

Most diesels can go 5,000 to 10,000 hours with out being worn out.

What happened to require a "rebuild"?
The old Perking died a sorry death as fare as I know
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Welcome aboard Nobby!

A couple of things here. Volvo has been working with boat manufacturers lately, where the manufacturers receive and install the new motors and don't pay Volvo until the vessel sells. This is pretty attractive to some builders, so overall you're seeing more Volvos these days.

The older Volvos, where all the "systems" are mechanical (read adjustable/serviceable) are/were used by lobstermen and commercial vessels alike, with great success.

Volvo has had a tendency (from what I've read), to design/build "new technology" (increased HP) model before the efficacy and infant mortalities could be sorted and fixed. They've gotten a (deserved) bad rap in the last few years, where despite these issues, they continue to be terrible at warranty and getting parts to support these follies (at least in the US).

As was said, you'll need a Swedish mechanic who knows your specific model and has a good supply chain connection to get whatever is needed in a timely fashion. FWIW, these parts will be far more expensive than an equivalent part from CAT or Cummins (again, in the US)

My .02
Thanks. I had no idea about the model Volvo hick ups. Thanks for the heads up
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I've owned a boat with twin VOLVOs for 21 years. I would advise you to "Run from VOLVOs as you would the plague."
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every volvo I have ever run has been nothing but absolute trouble. I am sure there are plenty of good ones out there too. the parts are hard to come by and expensive just my 2 cents worth
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every volvo I have ever run has been nothing but absolute trouble. I am sure there are plenty of good ones out there too. the parts are hard to come by and expensive just my 2 cents worth
Oh that's not good. Thanks for the input.
Sounds like volvos are a hassle
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Oh that's not good. Thanks for the input.
Sounds like volvos are a hassle
In Australia, the US experience, if that is what earlier posts represent, may not be yours. Here in SW BC, Canada, Volvos generally are well represented in both pleasure and commercial service, have a solid network of dealers/experienced mechanics, and a correspondingly good reputation.
Do your local research.
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