Yes we checked the prices for spare parts - an oil
pump and head gasket
and they were comparable. Using marinepartsexpress.com for the volvo parts. The parts were much much more for our current
volvo MD21A which I installed 32 years ago ($700 for a water
pump)-it runs great now but I've started having to make parts for it - as parts are just not available. We're leaning towards the Volvo as we had good luck with the old one (!) it should just bolt right up with no changes to engine
mount positions and the salesman was very honest - he suggested we look at the yanmar as availability of parts once we leave Puerto Rico is better than Vovo and because he knew his product so well, he was even able to tell us which Yanmar our Borg Warner trans would bolt right up too.
Hope I still feel this way in about 2 weeks when we get delivery
of the new Volvo.
Anyone need the MD21A or parts?