In my research, I saw that Volvo had taken over the Perkins M50 Prima, but I was not sure if We were able to cross the Volvo parts with the Perkins engine. Thank you for that info!
What a shame that I did not make the invitation a week ago! We had just arrived and were still trying to get used to the 6 hr time change.
Hope you find you new SM at a bargain price -- I assume you sre looking for one VAT paid?
On Oct 20, 2013, at 10:40 AM, Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...
Volvo use a Perkins diesel rebranded as Volvo. My (now sold) old boat had a Volvo TMD 22 which is exactly the engine installed in SM and SM2k to an extent.
Get Perkins spares = 1/3 the price!!! My engine manual had a timing belt change quite often; it is easily reachable.
PS: I would have joined you in Rome last weekend. But now in London.
PPS: Searching for a near new SM at a bargain price... :-)
On Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:14 PM, Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...> wrote:
Hi Chris! Hi Mike!
Thank you for your input. The engine is in good condition. But, Ezio being as particular as he is ( more like someone from Northern Europe, than from the Med!), he is having some preventive maintenance done. At this time, there is no need to repower but I did read that this particular Perkins model had been taken over by Volvo.
Many thanks for your input.
Fair winds, whether on land or sea!
We Reengined our Amel with a Volvo . On the faithfully Perkins the timing belt broke and damaged the top end of the engine. After 6 months searching in USA and Europe we used D B Marine to send the engine to Phuket.
Chris and Mike Santorin 023
On 19 Oct 2013, at 08:52, Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...
Does anyone have experience in sourcing parts for this engine? I know about TAD in Hayes, VA but is there any place in FL?
Many thanks and fair winds!