Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-12-2012, 16:36   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: south florida
Boat: wildcat catamaran 35
Posts: 3
volvo md2020

I have two md2020 in a cat they have 3000 hrs and run good but can any one tell me how many hours these engines can run.
__________________

__________________
wildcat35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 05:42   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
colemj's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Presently on US East Coast
Boat: Manta 40 "Reach"
Posts: 10,049
Images: 12
Re: volvo md2020

Somewhere between 3,001 and 15,000 hrs. It is more a matter of what shape the engines are in and how they have been used and maintained rather than a specific number of hours for a specific brand/model.

How are they running now? Oil pressure, compression, temperature, oil consumption, leaks, smoke, etc?

If in excellent shape, maintained well and used judiciously, they should have another 3000 in them with some basic stuff like rebuilding the injectors and new exhaust elbows.

Or they could go tango uniform tomorrow.

Mark
__________________

__________________
www.svreach.com

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
colemj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 05:48   #3
Senior Cruiser
 
colemj's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Presently on US East Coast
Boat: Manta 40 "Reach"
Posts: 10,049
Images: 12
Re: volvo md2020

Somewhere between 3,001 and 15,000 hrs. It is more a matter of what shape the engines are in and how they have been used and maintained rather than a specific number of hours for a specific brand/model.

How are they running now? Oil pressure, compression, temperature, oil consumption, leaks, smoke, etc?

If in excellent shape, maintained well and used judiciously, they should have another 3000 in them with some basic stuff like rebuilding the injectors and new exhaust elbows.

Or they could go tango uniform tomorrow.

Mark
__________________
www.svreach.com

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
colemj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 05:50   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: liveaboard
Boat: 36' solaris sunrise catamaran
Posts: 392
Smile Re: volvo md2020

Funny old world isn't it. We also have two MD 2020 Volvos. The last full sevice I asked the Volvo mechanic how long a life the engines would have. His reply was that they would outlive me as long as we had them maintained correctly.

Well they are running so smoothly and sweetly and we keep to the regular oil and filter changes as per the Volvo specs.

Good luck

Peter
__________________
rivonia is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
volvo

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:10.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.