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2003 Engines Preview - Volvo Penta
Engines — Capt. Ken Kreisler, Capt. Patrick Sciacca, and Elizabeth Ginns

2003 Engines Preview
Volvo Penta

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For 2003 Volvo Penta is streamlining engine maintenance with a number of innovations. The first is color-coding of all service points for quick identification. Another is fittings that allow boaters to attach an ordinary garden hose to any of its entire line of gasoline engines from 135 hp to 420 hp for quick and easy flushing. Volvo Penta also says it has increased the size of water pumps to enhance cooling capacity. The same goes for the cool-water intakes.

Last but not least, Volvo Penta sought to improve its engines' electrical systems. As with the cooling system, the most notable change is increased capacity. Volvo Penta has moved to a 75-amp alternator (from a 65 amp) on all engines, which allows for up to 50 percent more charging capacity at idle. Phone: (757) 436-2800. www.volvopenta.com.

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This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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