- 1 Oct 2001
Has anyone much idea of the longeivity of a Volvo engine. The one in mind is a 1984 9hp single cylinder diesel. It has been regularly serviced but is now a touch down on compression, other than that it apparently runs well. Would a complete overhaul or rebuild in say 2 years time (£1,000 quoted) be realistic or is likely to expire through corrosion and need to be replaced (£4,000?). It is linked to a saildrive unit. Best guesses/opinions appreciated, trying to do some forward planning on costs.