[QUOTE=Steadman Uhlich;2249089]I am starting this thread as an ongoing thread where any CF member
can post something about their Diesel
engine that is particularly LOVED or HATED.
Whichever Engine brand you have, please note the following when you post:
1. Engine Brand, Model, and Year
2. Engine Hours
3. Type of Boat and model
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
It could be a unique mechanical part that is either a positive or negative.
It could be a problem getting replacement parts (e.g. Old engines).
It could be outrageously expensive parts.
It could be a labor saving device (manual oil pump
for oil changes).
It could be an optional part that is added to increase reliability
It could be a poor design of the engine or parts that causes failures or issues.
It could be quirks or odd things required to service
It could be excessive noise
(hate) or lack of noise
and quiet (love).
It could be hard to access parts that require special tools or contortions.
It could be that you are in LOVE with your engine and consider it the best brand, the best model, and the very best you have ever had in your life.
The rest is up to you. Show your Love or show your Frustration (Hate).[/QUOTE
1. Volvo Penta
3. Tayana Vancouver
D2-55B has been very reliable over 12 years of ownership
with no major problems. Professional install by previous owner, I inherited with only 2 hours on it. Parts are expensive. Volvo Penta air filter is a joke, now using a K&N. Aftermarket parts slow to pick up this model line. Fuel filter
best changed after oil filter
removed. "B" model came with 80A alternator
so upgraded to Balmar
110A but tears up belts so went with serpentine conversion...much better. I have heard this engine is a Perkins
modified by Volvo Penta; can anyone confirm?
~ ~ _/) ~ ~ MJH