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Carver 366 Bow thruster OIL

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Carver 366 Bow thruster OIL

Postby claudex » March 5th, 2014, 2:36 am

Has anyone used a generic oil to top up a QL (Volvo) bp800. My manual calls for a Volvo p/n 41100129 oil which is not readily available where I live.

It smells and looks like Auto transmission fluid. It is red and very light. Any advice would be appreciated. My location is Queensland Australia.... a long way from home!!

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Re: Carver 366 Bow thruster OIL

Postby waybomb » March 5th, 2014, 8:28 pm

Go to the Volvo site, find their phone number, and call them. The last thing you want to do is pour the wrong oil in there.
This isn't one of those - if walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck - situations.
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Re: Carver 366 Bow thruster OIL

Postby claudex » March 6th, 2014, 4:20 am

Thanks Waybomb
I've been to Volvo dealers and they have no oil.
I hate being held to ransom and having to pay transport cost that double the cost of a cup full of oil.
Volvo does not manufacture oil. They buy it, bottle it and charge four to five times their purchase price. The thing is that no one knows what the oil is that they buy. hence my question. Does anyone know what oil they bottle.
Thanks again Waybomb, but just check where I am...... not really Volvo country
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Re: Carver 366 Bow thruster OIL

Postby waybomb » March 6th, 2014, 7:36 am

I was suggesting calling the company Volvo, not a dealer.

It may take some doing, but you will eventually find somebody in engineering that can give you the oem of that oil, and from there you can cross it to almost any other lubrication marketer.

You may also try calling a small oil blender, such as Royal Purple, JAX, etc, and they may already have the data on that original oil.

BTW - yes, I did look up where you live. Zoomed in on all the channels. Didn't look like many of those docks had boats though!
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Re: Carver 366 Bow thruster OIL

Postby uaesi » March 6th, 2014, 8:40 am

Check out link! I think this is what you need! I also want to bleed mine out so was looking for the same thing.
http://great-water.com/store/bow-thrust ... -3934.html

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Re: Carver 366 Bow thruster OIL

Postby Ramsport47 » March 6th, 2014, 12:45 pm

The item in the link is the correct oil for QL (Volvo) Thrusters. We stock it, but we also have a lot of QL thrusters out there!
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Re: Carver 366 Bow thruster OIL

Postby claudex » March 6th, 2014, 6:27 pm

Thank you everyone for all the info on the Thruster oil.
I've located a local dealer with a bottle of oil. This saves a $60 charge to ship a bottle from Sweden!!

WAYBOMB go to google earth and type my address 1 castaway ct banksia beach QLD 4507 Australia You will get a good view of the location and the Carver out the front.
SEND me a message via email and I will send Pix and info on importing boats claude.xuereb@gmail.com

Cheers everyone and thanks
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1964 Barron Flat bottom drag boat
A couple of dinghies
Location: Saint Joseph and Trenton, MI
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Re: Carver 366 Bow thruster OIL

Postby waybomb » March 6th, 2014, 7:07 pm

Yup, I can see the place. Looks like a great place to live! How is it out on the Ocean there? What's the water temp?
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Fred
1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
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Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
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Re: Carver 366 Bow thruster OIL

Postby uaesi » March 7th, 2014, 3:36 pm

Wow...$60 for shipping a bit of oil! Let me know how that turns out. We are still snowed in up in the northern latitudes, but I want to bleed the thrusters and insure all is well once the weather clears. Would love to take a ride if we ever get your way...Aus. is on me bucket list!
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Re: Carver 366 Bow thruster OIL

Postby Jrizzo003 » May 1st, 2015, 10:38 am

Volvo stopped making the thruster oil #41100129 - just spoke to Volvo tech - IT IS PLAIN OLD 30W MOTOR OIL!!!!! Guess they figured out as customer learned this they cannot sell it for $60 per bottle.
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