Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volkswagen engine
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I agree an inpection is neccessary for the engine anyway
I think you give me more credit than I deserve. :-)
I agree spare parts should be easy to source as these engines are based on the commercial truck engines of the VAG group.
My friend, the one who had a VW in his boat, he would not want to be anchored next to a VW powered boat… in case some of it’s diseases (which he had many) were contagious.
As for myself, I stated I would proceed cautiously and have a thorough engine inspection done before purchase…
Remember… my first line was “I know nothing about VW engines…"
Cheers and good weekend to you.
SY Eleuthera, SM 007
This is totally wrong. My VW engine with 1500 Hours has no problems so far. All the main spare parts are available without any problem as they are parts that are also used in the VW/Audi cars. There was a confusion during the VW marine engines from Cummins but now there is no problem of spare parts at least in Greece. To say that you do not want a boat with VW engine near your boat is exagerated and intimidating the Amel brand. When the first 54 were delivered with a volvo engine there were a lot of problems with the alternators as the elastic bands were cutted after a few hours. I never heard of a similar problem with a VW engine.
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