Volvo detroit

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines/Drives/Transmissions/Props' started by Xplicitlnck, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. Xplicitlnck

    Xplicitlnck Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Long island ny
    330ec
    Twin 7.4 straight drive
    Can anybody please explain why a diesel motor in a cruisers is labeled Volvo penta but right next to that on the same label say detroit power? If your familiar with this motor are they known to be good? Reliable? And would I have the same issues with getting a Volvo tech?
     
  2. Xplicitlnck

    Xplicitlnck Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Long island ny
    330ec
    Twin 7.4 straight drive
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  3. hughespat57

    hughespat57 Active Member

    299
    Sep 25, 2016
    Rock Hill, SC
    300 Sundancer 1994, trailered tri-axle LoadRite roller
    Mercruiser 5.7 260HP Alpha One Gen II, twin
    Over the years Volvo marine has used many major venders for the base engine not always their own.

    like marinizing GM small block v8 for their outdrives as did Mercruiser

    little hard to see but looks like a 60 series label?
     
  4. Mark.60

    Mark.60 Active Member

    123
    Sep 6, 2020
    Westbrook Connecticut
    2007 44 sedan bridge
    Cummins qsc 500
    Is it a Detroit with pod drives made by volvo ?
     
  5. Xplicitlnck

    Xplicitlnck Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Long island ny
    330ec
    Twin 7.4 straight drive
    Yes 63series.
     
  6. Xplicitlnck

    Xplicitlnck Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Long island ny
    330ec
    Twin 7.4 straight drive
    No pods. I just did some quick reading. Detroit and volvo joined forces way back when .
     
  7. Xplicitlnck

    Xplicitlnck Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Long island ny
    330ec
    Twin 7.4 straight drive
    From what I'm reading the 63 series volvo penta was a bullet proof motor. But parts are very expensive
     
  8. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    A Volvo model 63 would make it TAMD engine it’s the predecessor to the D6 we have. They do have a pretty good reputation. Volvo parts are expensive, but aren’t all marine diesel parts?
     
  9. hughespat57

    hughespat57 Active Member

    299
    Sep 25, 2016
    Rock Hill, SC
    300 Sundancer 1994, trailered tri-axle LoadRite roller
    Mercruiser 5.7 260HP Alpha One Gen II, twin
    Cant find much on a volvo marinized version

    but worked on many DD60 series in the 1990s in trucks. Detroit lead the way with electronic controlled diesels with the 60 series. They had some sensor and contol issues but overall a solid engine in trucks

    have you got the specific volvo model numbers?
     
  10. Burg guy

    Burg guy New Member

    6
    Dec 14, 2020
    Catawba Island,
    440 Express 2005
    TAMD 75 VOLVO
    What year and model is the Cruisers? I have a 2005 with the tamd75 and they perform well. Parts are expensive, but available.
     
  11. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    My dockmate had a 1999 Carver 53 with TAMD's. They smoked like crazy, but gave him no other problems...
     
  12. Xplicitlnck

    Xplicitlnck Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Long island ny
    330ec
    Twin 7.4 straight drive
    Smoke like crazy lol I dunno if I'm interested in that... its a 2000 4270? It's local and just kinda thought i would peek at it too give me just another option. The layout is good. Keeps the kids on the other end of the boat so when I come in at 2am of the docks I can about my wife if ya know what I mean
     
  13. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    Axiom 12 MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    Looks like a Joint Venture so yes, there was a relationship.


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