Volvo Penta MD 2040A circulation pump

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by simon, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. simon
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    simon Senior Member

    I have a Volvo Penta MD 2040A Engine. The bearings on the (freshwater)circulation pump need changing. Volvo does not sell any repair kits, but just whole pumps at around 1000 USD. I do not see the point in blowing up money volvos exhaust for a part that must be much cheaper. As the engine block is Perkins. Does anyone know if there are any alternative parts that can be used?

    Cheers

    Simon
     
  2. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    All Volvo parts are priced insanely .

    Look in any good bearing catalog , or go to a guy that rebuilds electric motors and simply purchase bearings , you may have to machine to fit.

    Far Far simpler is a good quality electric motor and pump , and to He++ with Volvo's in$anity.

    Also try Perkins , they may have rebuild kits. OR even NAPA or the auto parts places for a local water pump rebuilder.

    FF
     
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  4. simon
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    simon Senior Member

    Just ordered an aftermarket pump for around 140 USD, delivery time 4 days. In the meantime the price for the originals volvo pump has gone up to 1000 USD. Delivery time 2 weeks
    Anyone can tell me some good reasons to buy a Volvo engine. They buy all the parts, spray them volvo green and raise the price by a factor 8.

    Simon
     

  5. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    Anyone can tell me some good reasons to buy a Volvo engine.

    They need the money ?

    FF
     
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