MIAMI: Volvo Penta debuts line of remanufactured blocks

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MIAMI BEACH — Volvo Penta announced a new, expanded line of factory-direct remanufactured blocks for marine gasoline engines at the Miami International Boat Show.

The Volvo Penta 5.0-, 5.7- and 8.1-liter V-8 remanufactured long blocks are now available, with two-to-three-day delivery to most locations. They come with a one-year factory warranty.

“At Miami, we are also introducing new lines of remanufactured engines to give dealers and customers a lower-cost alternative to a brand-new engine when it comes to repowering,” Volvo Penta of the Americas president Ron Huibers told Trade Only Today. “All of these remanufactured engines are built to the same specifications as original engines with totally new genuine Volvo Penta parts.”

Volvo Penta said the remanufactured base engine assemblies are produced to factory specifications by a tightly controlled process using state-of-the-art, computer-controlled robotic manufacturing systems, providing original equipment durability and performance.

Volvo Penta said they are built with new parts from the original equipment manufacturer and are designed for the saltwater marine environment. The valves, pistons, bearings, timing chain, head gaskets, brass freeze plugs and oil pump, for instance, are replaced with new pieces that are equivalent to or better than a new marine engine. Each unit goes through the same rigorous testing, inspection and acceptance as factory-new engines before they are program-certified.

Read an interview with Huibers in the March issue of Soundings Trade Only.

— Reagan Haynes

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