Not sure you'll really get an answer on that, the debates seem to rage on with no concrete answers!TurboRoss wrote:This is interesting reading , as I noticed that my port engine runs slightly hotter than the starboard one. Not by much but you can see the gauges are different .
The chap looking after the engines has said let’s get it all serviced up & see how it goes from there .
I hope it’s nothing serious!!
750 hrs on these motors but no idea if that’s acuurate , what sort of hours can you expect out of the volvos ?
I had a fishing boat engine , a 90hp John Deere make 15,000 hrs on the clocks and still was going strong !
I personally don't even think about it, mine are on 1500 hours and in very good shape, don't use oil etc.
I use to drive a Volvo FL6 which is the engine that these are (apparently) based on. I'm sure in the lorries they're lower power output but mine had done 250,000 miles when I got it and it got absolutely hammered day in, day out for 5 years with absolutely no ill effects.
I've been reliably informed that the TAMD6 series of engines are some of the best engines that Volvo ever made so I'm sure that corrosion and lack of use is far more of an issue than ever wearing the things out