Reply To: Dufour 38 Classic Engine Volvo Penta MD 2040 general overhaul or replacement


    yes stefan, I had exactly this problem and opted to install a second hand 2040 – there are quite a few around. it cost me £5K overall plus a few bits. my engine looks and sounds new. a lot of bother but worth it! looking a survey pictures of the old one I really don’t know how I bought the boat!!! it was a total mess – no oil & paint coming off everywhere.

    get a good independent engineer to look around for you… then grit your teeth.

    hope it goes OK – dave ‘aurilla’ D39 integral.