Hello everyone. Lately there has been a thread regarding RPMs. This is a problem that I've had with our Volvo since we purchased the boat a year ago. I had always feared it was the turbo since I never could hear that telltale turbo whine. Well today, my suspicions were confirmed. The turbo is seized solid.
So now I look at my options. My current web search doesn't seem to be yielding many sources, so I turn to the group to pick your collective brain.
Has anyone had any experience with or know someone who has rebuilt a turbo off of the TMD22? Is rebuilding a turbo economical?
Does anyone know a source for a new turbo?
And if you'll indulge me, I'll ask a third question that I'm sure will solicit some colorful comments. Let me preface the question with a couple observations. 1. Turbo chargers in a marine environment seem to have a lot of associated problems. 2. I've been running the boat this last year including motoring from Ft. Lauderdale to Brunswick, GA in a head sea, and the boat seems to run well and I can achieve 6+ knots with no problem except I cannot exceed 2000rpm.
So here's my questions. What is the downside to removing the turbo altogether, short of a few horsepower and a knot or two?
OK, putting on my Kevlar underwear.
Turbo part number reference: Perkins p/n 2674A120