change petrol inboard to diesel inboard

Discussion in 'Inboards' started by john buchanan, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. john buchanan
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    john buchanan New Member

    hi i have a volvo b20 inboard (2ltr petrol) with a volvo 270 outdrive, i would like to know if there is a small diesel engine out there that i could swap over and marry up to the 270 outdrive, many thanks
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    Volvo has a tiny diesel throwaway , good for 2000 hours D3 comes to mind.

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    USCGRET/E8 Senior Chief

    Mercedes has a 2.3L 4 cyl and a 2.6 L engine in the 190e's of the 90's that might work. They are quite cheap and plentiful in the states, not sure about over there tho.

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    CDK retired engineer

    Lancing Marine offers all kinds of diesel engines as direct replacement for Volvo/Mercruiser gasoline engines. You can also just order the correct bell housing and engine coupler if you want to marinize a car engine yourself.
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