Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbo Rebuild

paul schofield <pwschofield@...>

Thank you for your advice.  I will definitely exercise the engine at high RPMs regularly once I get this sorted. 


Alexandre, my best wishes to you.  Hang in there. 




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From: Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:31 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbo Rebuild



Good evening Paul,

In the 5 years I owned NIKIMAT, I replaced twice the turbo.
According to the 2 different mechanics, it was not reparable, so put a new one.
Things I did not do, was to push to 90% of power every 10 hours…

According to the latest diesel mechanic (Diesel of America in Fort Lauderdale, FL - which ripped me off of over $8000) you need the turbo. Personally I doubt that.
As my engine has provided me 2250 rpm (without working turbo).

If you can not exceed 2000 rpm, you might want to check if your propeller is clean, this will have a tremendous effect on your rpm.

Good luck to you.

Sincerely, Alexandre

On Tue, 9/19/17, pwschofield@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbo Rebuild
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 4:25 PM


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
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.  
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.  
part number reference: Perkins p/n 2674A120


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