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    After reading the other repower question thread got me thinking about my boat.
    I have a 1998 Volvo 5.7 GSI engine with just over 3000 hours.
    It still runs good but I think it is getting close to replacement time.
    I live in Anchor Point.
    Where can I buy a new or factory rebuilt replacement engine?
    Thanks,
    Ken "Tiderunner"

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    If it runs good, starts good, doesn't burn oil etc why would you want to replace it ??? My buddies would get 5-6000 hours out of their 350's & 454's in their bowpickers.

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    A fifteen year old engine logging 200hrs per year is quite a good thing! Get an assessment of compression, fuel delivery, ignition, airflow, cooling system, exhaust and the condition of the oil and accessories. Despite the 5-6000hrs logged by a commercial boat many recreational boats won't make that many hours until rebuild due to LACK of use.
    A good mechanic can help you to identify problems. A great mechanic can help you avoid them.
    Steve: Anybody that you WOULD endorse working on your volvo gasser?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceKing02 View Post
    A fifteen year old engine logging 200hrs per year is quite a good thing! Get an assessment of compression, fuel delivery, ignition, airflow, cooling system, exhaust and the condition of the oil and accessories. Despite the 5-6000hrs logged by a commercial boat many recreational boats won't make that many hours until rebuild due to LACK of use.
    A good mechanic can help you to identify problems. A great mechanic can help you avoid them.
    Steve: Anybody that you WOULD endorse working on your volvo gasser?
    Can't honestly answer that one but if i had a gas engine i'd call Robert Geller Mobile Repair 350-5506 350-9673, he's impressed me with the work he did on my Powerstroke and he seems to have a lot of knowledge of all motors.

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    My past boat engines have never lasted more than about 2000 hours. I am not planning on buying an engine today. I am just looking for options when the time comes to repower.

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