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Experience:  Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.
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Just finished the season with 1050 hours on my Volvo Tamd

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Just finished the season with 1050 hours on my Volvo Tamd 74p. People keep saying I need to do a 1000 hr service. Boat is a 2002 with oil, filters, zinks changed annually (average 90hrs /year) coolant, belts checked changed as needed. turbos were inspected, exhaust is pure steam and clean never a dark cloud or hiccup.
I have been searching on line but can not find anywhere what is done in a 1000hr check up. just that its thousands of dollars each engine.
Does anyone have a list??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hi Steve my name is Jason.

On this engine the maintainence required (or reccomended depending on how you want to look at it) for the 1000 hour mark would be to change the running gears oil and filter, change the engine air filter, and check/adjust the valves. And replace the fuel filters. That is what Volvo would have you do on this engine. You said you have been searching, this schedule is actually in the engines owners manual. Do you need a copy of it? If yes, can you open p PDF files?

Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That's all I seem to find as well and why I am so confused.
I just don't understand why a 1000 he service would be 10-20k. What else would be performed?
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

What do you mean by 10 to 20K? Are you talking about 10 to 20 thousand bucks? Is that what a marina is quoting you to do some kind of work?

Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hi Steve. It looks like you read my reply. The website has charged you to speak with me. Did you have any further questions on the issue?