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Old 01-28-2020, 03:21 AM
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On the last trip out I had port drive unit go bad, loud knocking sound when in forward or reverse gear. Had the boat hauled out, inspected by Volvo dealer, sent me lots of photos of broken teeth in the upper gear set. I think they are too scared to send me the price for repairing this based on our past dealings. They have just said "very very big cost". And I know what that means. It means I'll need to sell my condo to pay for it. I'm based in Asia.

I've tried ebay and Google, does anyone know where I could source used / refurbished for this (picture attached)? At the minimum I need the upper gearset. But they are saying lower isn't looking healthy either.

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I've always used these guys......not sure they can help you in Asia
but a good source none-the less
http://www.marinepartsexpress.com/

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Dph, you are in for a bad time with parts cost on those things. A bit strange that the upper is stuffed, did it have water in the oil? They aren't super hard to build, but lots of special tools required.

Probably easier/cheaper to get a good used drive.
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These are the pictures I've been sent. I also got the news yesterday that my insurance won't cover it. I'm in a lot of trouble as I don't have the money for this repair
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Damn that's bad. Outer prop shaft has to be replaced as part of the gearset, and depending on age of your drive there were changes that meant you will have to change the inner as well, though it's probably grooved where the seal runs anyway. That's a lot of work and cost. Don't know what Volvo was thinking with the stupid plastic shims, it's obviously never been apart though.

You sure you didn't hit anything with that drive 😉
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Well I'm a newbie, I already submitted an insurance claim form detailing the circumstances. This happened while underway at 17 knots. Everything was normal for hours, then suddenly a crazy loud sound. I didn't realize the insurance company would reject the claim based on "mechanical failure alone without other factors". Wish I had known that in advance. Completely screwed now.
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Originally Posted by MitchelP View Post
Well I'm a newbie, I already submitted an insurance claim form detailing the circumstances. This happened while underway at 17 knots. Everything was normal for hours, then suddenly a crazy loud sound. I didn't realize the insurance company would reject the claim based on "mechanical failure alone without other factors". Wish I had known that in advance. Completely screwed now.
Yeah, in future it's best to tell them you've hit a log or something, I've seen some ridiculous claims payed out when there hasn't even been prop damage.

Find out a price for a rebuild from your guys, but I think it's going to probably be easier to get a complete drive. You need way more parts than in your initial post. Upper and lower gearsets, cone clutch, inner prop shaft (likely), all bearings and seals, the updated metal shims etc.
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I wouldn't think insurance would cover that. Do you run in rough water? Usually torque spikes from the prop loading and unloading cause gear set issues. A little piece brakes off one of those gears and wrecks everything else. Ask me how I know that! The exterior of those parts look pretty rough too. How old if this drive?
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1) what did the gear oil look like, was there salt water getting into the drive?
2) I think you may be better off with a reman drive price wise but it is still going to be like 6-8 grand USD I’d guess.
3) are you the original owner? If not it’s posdible a previous owner did hit something fracturing a gear, and when it broke free it caused the carnage.
4) ask the shop if they can find evidence if gear fracture causing subsequent failure. That doesn’t just happen by itself without hitting anything; unless the drive was built wrong or ran full of salt water.
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Originally Posted by LouC View Post
1) what did the gear oil look like, was there salt water getting into the drive?
2) I think you may be better off with a reman drive price wise but it is still going to be like 6-8 grand USD I’d guess.
3) are you the original owner? If not it’s posdible a previous owner did hit something fracturing a gear, and when it broke free it caused the carnage.
4) ask the shop if they can find evidence if gear fracture causing subsequent failure. That doesn’t just happen by itself without hitting anything; unless the drive was built wrong or ran full of salt water.
I bought it about 12 months ago. I'm guessing it probably was due to salt water in the drive, the last owner hadn't used it for 2 years and it sat in a wet slip the entire time. I did buy it cheap, well I thought I was buying it cheap, that hasn't proven to be the case. I also live in a part of the world that it's very hit and miss getting a good mechanic, and there's a language barrier also. My mechanical knowledge is very limited so need to rely on others to volunteer / tell me what I don't know.... and that doesn't happen here. The culture here is "if it still works thats good enough".
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The volvo dph drive has undergone many revisions, I am guessing you have a dph-a (plastic shims), which most lived short lives, they are junk, lots of issues and many unhappy volvo owners. Dont bother with a rebuild, buy a new dph-d1. $14k pill to swallow , i feel your pain. Get a drive shower on your new one and on your other drive. Hope your other drive has already been replaced. Most important buy insurance that covers mechanical drive break down.

The upper housing on the dph-a was weak, and would also over heat. Not worth putting any money into.
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The volvo dph drive has undergone many revisions, I am guessing you have a dph-a (plastic shims), which most lived short lives, they are junk, lots of issues and many unhappy volvo owners. Dont bother with a rebuild, buy a new dph-d1. $14k pill to swallow , i feel your pain. Get a drive shower on your new one and on your other drive. Hope your other drive has already been replaced. Most important buy insurance that covers mechanical drive break down.

The upper housing on the dph-a was weak, and would also over heat. Not worth putting any money into.
Hmm, very concerning. From the survey report this is the model number and serials:

PS: Volvo Penta DPH-BP / SB: Volvo Penta DPH-BS.
Serial# PS: 4102023406 / SB: 4102021076.

Is an entirely new stern drive on one side while the keeping the old on the other side even possible? I would have thought it would have to be the same model on both sides. 14k is definitely not an option, just can't afford that.
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Check eBay.
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You can start here https://www.marinepartseurope.com/en...smissions.aspx

you have to know the type of drive and the least you can have a reference price.
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[QUOTE=.

Is an entirely new stern drive on one side while the keeping the old on the other side even possible? I would have thought it would have to be the same model on both sides. 14k is definitely not an option, just can't afford that.[/QUOTE]

No problem running an old drive and new, as long as the gear ratios match.
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Originally Posted by TREG View Post
You can start here https://www.marinepartseurope.com/en...smissions.aspx

you have to know the type of drive and the least you can have a reference price.
12k euros.

Op, do you know the condition of the rest of the boat? Is it running d6s?
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Not sure if they will ship to Asia but these guys are a good source for US.

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12k euros.

Op, do you know the condition of the rest of the boat? Is it running d6s?
Correct D6-350 motors - approx 700 hours on each.
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Ouch!

Yep, that looks expensive.

Good luck!
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OP - what part do you need, exactly? I can show you where I found everything.

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