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Old 08-20-2004, 11:18 PM
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Default Recommended Oil for Volvo TAMD41A Diesels

I just purchased this boat about a month or so ago, she has twin 1989 200hp Volvo Penta TAMD41A Diesels with around 446 hours on them. I am about to replace the racor spin on fuel filters and change the oil and filter, but I'm not sure what oil he was running in them. I have found milk crates in the enngine room with many new quarts of HD 30 oil, but I thought I read these engines run 15W40. Owner has no clue, as he had someone else do change the oil last fall, he only owned the boat for 3 years and put 14 hours on the engines... Anyway, if anyone knows the deal here, please let me know.. otherwise I will call Volvo rep on Monday. Maybe HD 30 is an alternate??
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Old 08-21-2004, 12:26 AM
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Default RE: Recommended Oil for Volvo TAMD41A Diesels

I would run Chevron Dello 400 series 15W40 in it. That oil is designed for Deisels.
You can buy it off the shelf at Auto Zone too.
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Default RE: Recommended Oil for Volvo TAMD41A Diesels

I've owned many diesels and have put numerous hours and miles. Go with shell rotella T . Those are fairly new engines and a multi-grade oil can be used like 15w-40. Any auto parts and marine supply store should carry it.
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