Re: D3 110i-A exhaust elbow

Patrick McAneny

Nick, My Volvo TMD22a is actually a Perkins engine ,and I have found prices for the Perkins M80 (my engine ) is less than half that it would be if I ordered the same Volvo part. If your Volvo is a Perkins ,you may want to order the elbow for your model of Perkins . I have ordered parts thru Parts4Engines , they are in the UK ,but I have gotten parts delivered in like four days.
Good Luck,
SM Shenanigans
Sassafras River,Md.

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From: ngtnewington Newington via <ngtnewington@...>
Sent: Sat, Jul 10, 2021 1:46 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] D3 110i-A exhaust elbow

Since replacing the turbo heat shield I can now visually inspect the exhaust elbow.
To that end I am no longer in blissful ignorance.
As shown in the photo the weld is corroding. Hot exhaust gas meets cold sea water. I do not think failure is imminent but clearly Something needs to be done.
I believe it is stainless steel as it is not magnetic. Not sure of the grade.
I see various options:
1. Buy spare gasket or make one and remove the whole elbow and if still sound have the welds ground out and repaired
2. Buy a new one for about £500
Ouch seems excessively expensive, typical Volvo rip off
3. Have a new one fabricated in stainless.

Does anyone know what grade of stainless is best?
Has anyone been down this avenue? Know of a good fabricator?

Nick SY Amelia

AML 54 -019

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