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Old 11-03-2008, 23:33   #16
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I'm going to really throw a wrench in the works here. I have owned a few Volvos before. I can say the MD series was waaaaay better than the 2000 series but that is not saying much. I have also seen salt water backing up into the exhaust damaging springs. I'm not sure if it is a salt water attacking steel or the fast quenching of the cold water against the very hot steel. But I have seen it and also injector springs break...again, I know not why.
I did like my MD2B but prices for parts were rediculous and at 23hp. for a 13 ton boat, it was a little under-powered. I now have a 44hp Yanmar and love it.
So if I might make a suggestion...If it is really old and beginning to develop a string of failures...perhaps its time to re-up in the engine department...

...You may castrate me now!

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Old 16-03-2008, 19:38   #17
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I second that emotion....

I don't get a lot of volvos up my way but when I have a question, my "go to guy" is Dick Vosbury at Vosbury Marine

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is not an insult.
I speaks loudly of;
better document, because what I've been told in good faith might have been wrong and I didn't check it out. So I should sue everyone involved. because I didn't do my homework.

that's an attitude all to common in todays society. It also makes me careful in what I say.

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