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Extended Warranty for Volvo D6 Engines

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  • Extended Warranty for Volvo D6 Engines

    Hi Everyone;

    I was wondering if someone could give advuce on the extended warranty on the Volvo D6 engines. My factory warranty is about to expire on my 2004 volvo engines and I was wondering if anyone can advise if it pays to take the extended warranty out on these motors. The price for this warranty is about $4500.00 for the both engines but they seem to be very limited as to what they will pay for in the case of a claim. There is a 2 page list of exclusions that makes me think about this. Besides I called my mechanic and he said that I will have to pay him then summit his bill for payment, he does not accept direct payment from them.

    Any advice in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Fin-Addict
    Capt. Bobby G.

  • #2
    Same thoughts

    Fin Addict,
    I have had the same thoughts on my D-6's. What concerns me is that you have to have an authorized Volvo mechanic peform all of your maintenance in order for the extended warranties to be valid. This includes doing simple routine stuff like changing the oil and filters. Considering the exclusion portion of the extended warranties, they really don't seem like that good of a deal. Perhaps only worth the cost if you were to have a major engine failure, which does not say much for Volvo engines if you do.

    Let me know how your engines hold up, as I may purchase the extendeds down the road if you think you are getting your moneys worth.

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    • #3
      D4 vs D6

      I am about to order an 07 28cc. If you guys had do do it again,D4 or D6.I am getting the 53 gallon fuel increse so I know i have range.Any feedback re my choices and what your speed and fuel use has been would be greatly appreciated.Also how many hours on your rigs and overall satisfaction.Thanks

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      • #4
        D-6

        If you go with the D-6 you will have an additional 2-3 knots of speed at cruise and top end over the D-4. D-6 runs much smoother than the D-4, as most 4 cylinder diesels vibrate on the lower end. Torque on the D-6 is much better throughtout the rpm range. Can't have a genarator with the D-6 because of space constrants and they will use a slight bit more fuel because of the extra horsepower.

        I have 200 hrs on my 06 and would go with the D-6 again because it really runs as smoothly as a gas engine. Practically, you may not run in an area where you can utilize the extra speed so maybe the D-4 is right for you. I've read alot of columns on here with Capt's that are satisfied with there D-4's. One other thing is the D-4's are a good bit less than D-6's if cost is a concern.

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        • #5
          D4 vs D6

          Thanks for the reply. I want a generator as my electronics pkg sucks the life out of my 25 and I plan on doing more offshore. I wonder how they offer the D6s with gen. if maint. is such an issue. Since my yard is the east coast Volvo distributor, maybe the D6 wont be so much of an issue as I plan on having my mechanic do all the maint. Either way, it has to be a better experience than my current 06 25 Yanmar as the engine was warranty replaced at 265 hrs.

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          • #6
            i have d-6,s in my 05 cc28 with no generator. i was told there was NO ROOM with those big diesels for the gen.

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            • #7
              D-6 No Gen

              Loyd,
              BMGBILLY is correct. Not enough room for a Gen, so you may have to with the D-4's if you want a Gen.

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              • #8
                Old engine room/ D-4 space

                pictures say all in terms of space w. a D4 installation - this is into an old engine room with 2" less space down either side of the hatch.

                I easily have 3' of space between the front wall of the engine room and the belts. You can also get a sense of the space down the middle and underneath.

                The D4 is smooth and silent except at idle where it has the 4 cylinder rattle/vibration.

                Look carefully at the inside of a D6 vs either a D4 or Yanmar installation before making a decision!
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                • #9
                  Extended Warranty

                  Hey Doc;

                  I think that I am going to pass on the extended warranty on my motors for that price with all the exculsions that they carry I think after talking with my mechanic that I will gamble. I don't put that many hours on my boat due to work schedule and I am the kind of person that does more than the required maintaince on these motors so I will save the $4500.oo cost of the warranty and if I have to I will use that towards any repairs if needed. I should be OK as long as nothing major happends.

                  Good luck with your new boat.

                  Capt. Bobby G.
                  Fin-Addict
                  Capt. Bobby G.

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                  • #10
                    I have the same thoughts myself

                    MY D-4 warranty runs out May 10th. I'm launching April 1st or so - will push the boat hard a couple times in April and try and get any cold/2nd season startup issues out of the way while the warranty is still active.

                    My biggest concern is electronics - w/ 2 D4's or D6's your talking 7 computers in the boat and I'll bet any one of them is 500+$ to replace befor you start w/ labor costs....

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                    • #11
                      Warranties

                      Backman;

                      Are you taking the Extended warranties out on your motors? I know I am taking a chance here but I tried to weigh out the pros and the cons. They is alot of exculsions on the extended warranties. This is a tough decission.
                      Fin-Addict
                      Capt. Bobby G.

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                      • #12
                        Warranties

                        Backman;

                        I know what you mean with the computers costing so much money but the exculsion pages on these extended warranties are 2 pages plus. Are you taking the extended warranties out on your motors? and if so what are they asking for the warranties? This is a tough choice that I am going back and fourth on.
                        Fin-Addict
                        Capt. Bobby G.

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                        • #13
                          I'm going to read the fine print

                          as well as the core D4 warrantywhich as i recall is 2 years for everything; 5 years for the heavy metal - block, head, shaft,etc and figure out my risk then.

                          I had extended warrantys on my KAMD 42's and broke even in year 5, got perhaps 1K ahead in the 6th and final year. I want to also price out what it costs to replace an EDC, EVC also and see exactly what is covered in the electronics system before making a decision.

                          Right now I am leaning against it....

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                          • #14
                            extended warranties

                            I bought extended warranties on my KAMD300's and I have to agree with earlier posts.

                            The list of extended warranty coverage exclusions is huge.
                            Steve on Reel Screamer
                            2004 Carolina Classic 28

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                            • #15
                              Warranty

                              You are correct, those computers alone are worth the cost of the warranty. I have 05 28cc with D4's and went with the warranty, called the company and negotiated a bit of a discount with a twin package. Saved about 450$ on the two engines. I know this because when I got the boat had electronic issues where the replaced all computers, cost close to 10k. There is a deductible as well but it is only 200$ and this can cover transport time on the bill.

                              As far as the D4's with genny, I have this package, am 6'2" and can service all although it is a bit tight. the performance is good enough, cruise in 2-4 foot seas at 20kts and wide open at 29knots. Burn 2-3 gph per engine on the troll(1700 RPM) and around 18gph total at 2800Rpm. Would like more top end but could rarley use it, I like to ride up top and much faster than 20kts on the top with any kind of sea is a bit of a ride.
                              Code Blue

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