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maineguides

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Diesel Engine: Volvo TAMD63L, 318HP, 4000 hours

What's your thought on the engine?
 

BillD

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Diesel Engine: Volvo TAMD63L, 318HP, 4000 hours

What's your thought on the engine?

Maineguides,

Lots of diesel guys here to ask.

If you want to ask the question to a much larger base of Volvo 63 series owner including from around the world, post the question on boatdieselforum.com.

I just took a peek at the Volvo posts for the 60,61,62,63 series on bd forum and there are 40 pages. The best part of the posts?....all owners are asking for help on a problem.

IMO, "best $25 per year you'll ever spend if you are a marine diesel owner".
 

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As long as normally scheduled maintenance has been adhered to, including aftercooler and heat exchanger cleaning every other year, they are a bulletproof engine. Split head,sleaved,bypass oil filter= long life. Now thats as long as the engine was not overloaded and was run around 2300-2400 rpms. They are also quiet and smooth as a babies ass. Parts are pricey but its unlikely you will need any. I will say that with 4000 hours you are due for injector checkup/rebuild, if it has not been done alredy.
 

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Have a 1982 TAMD60 with 3,000 hours. Runs perfect. Only smokes on start up in cold weather. Once she warms up, run her at 2300 with no smoke. Cleaned the aftercooler a few years back. Never put a major part on it. [should not have said that] Do not give it a lot of use, but for a 30 year old engine she is Great. An old time classic.
 

maineguides

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Thanks for the responses guys. This boat buying thing is tough. Especially when I don't know much about them?
 

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Maineguides,had a friend who ran a 63 in a 31 morgan..with 8000 hours and she still ran like a top....with reg service
 
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