Our Volvo Penta TMD 22’s timing belt was over 2000 hour old, so as we were having our crankshaft seal and Vetus couplings replaced in Mallorca at the time, we thought we’d replace the timing belt too. However, when we removed it we noticed that we had a leaky idler and the water pump was also showing signs of wear too.

So in the end we replaced not only the timing belt, but the idler pulley, the tensioner pulley and the water pump.. and ended up staying way longer than we anticipated. Even though Porto Christo is one of the cheaper marinas in Mallorca, it added a further €355 to the cost of €2230 for the entire job and we’re extremely grateful to one of our patrons who helped towards the cost of marina fees and the work.

Thanks also to Peter Kukloc from ‘Yacht Concept’ and Torsten who kindly let us film him and bombard him with loads of questions while he worked.

Note to self: Source spares BEFORE work starts and choose cheaper marinas!

Although these videos show maintenance work on a TMD22 marine diesel engine, many components and assembly techniques are similar across the Volvo Penta range, including: MD22L; MD22P; MD22L-B; MD22P-B; TMD22-B; TMD22P-C; TAMD22P-B; HS25A; HS25A-B; 120S-E; MS2A-E; MS2L-E; MS2B-L; TMD22B

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