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mariner61

RO# 24261

Posted - Feb 08 2007 :  23:53:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know if formula put volvo IO's on their boats? And if so which models and year?

Thanks...seems from the talk if your lookig at IO's stay with volvo?
Got to go check on the boat!

Homeport: Portchester NY

Chesagansett

RO# 9880



Posted - Feb 09 2007 :  00:09:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Formula has used Volvo I/Os for at least the past few years. They continue to use Merc, too. If you go high performance, it'll be Merc Racing series. I don't think Volvo I/Os has anything more than their 8.1 L 425 hp.

If you don't need the Racing series, I'd go with Volvo I/Os


Glenn
Cape Coral, FL
Four Winns Sundowner 245

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GSENT

RO# 12438

Posted - Feb 09 2007 :  05:58:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a 2005 37 PC with Volvo Ocean Series deives.

GARY STALEY

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C_Spray

RO# 898

Posted - Feb 09 2007 :  08:38:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a 2000 382 FasTech with 600 hp Volvo DPX's. A very rare bird. I give up a couple of mph to the Bravo boats, but I always come home on both engines. Would NEVER buy a Mercury product.

Life begins on the water.

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Chesagansett

RO# 9880



Posted - Feb 09 2007 :  10:42:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CSpray,
Are the DPXs designed for 600 hp, or did you just try it anyway, and it worked out fine?

Why is it a couple mph slower than the Mercs?

Sounds like a nice rig.


Glenn
Cape Coral, FL
Four Winns Sundowner 245

Edited by - Chesagansett on Feb 09 2007 10:44:13

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C_Spray

RO# 898

Posted - Feb 10 2007 :  16:00:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glenn - It was a package deal offered by Volvo in 2000 and 2001. There were 500, 525, and 600 hp packages. The engines were built by Innovation, but used all of Volvo's systems and electronics (fuel coolers/recirculators, ECM's, shift interrupters, etc.) The extra drag came from the second prop and the fact that the drive could not be raised to the point of being semi-surface piercing (too much vibration). Its way more efficient at cruise (3800-4100 rpm) however, and that's where most boats spend their time...

Life begins on the water.

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eyehooker

RO# 12027

Posted - Sep 26 2009 :  20:28:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you must me the only ones that have XDP that have NOT have Bellows problem


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GSENT

RO# 12438

Posted - Sep 27 2009 :  18:16:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have had bellows problems, but unlike Merc. Volvo has stood up and took responsibility for their design errors. Could not be happier with Volvo Penta.

GARY STALEY

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