Technical information: Oil capacity 2.6 litres. Most 280SP drives use VDS3 15w/40 oil
Volvo Penta 280SP Sterndrive. We supply all parts for the 280SP sterndrive. The service and spares parts list includes sterndrive prop removal tools, anodes, drive and exhaust bellows, hoses, oils, shaft grease and shaft seals. Sterndrives use different types of gear oils, dependant on the sterndrive type. See the individual sterndrive sections or our downloads section for more information.
It is important to use genuine anodes on a Volvo 280SP Sterndrive. Volvo Penta anodes and made to exact specifications to protect the Sterndrive from corrosion. We have seen evidence of counterfeit anodes and this can lead to a total loss of the Sterndrive from corrosion.
Replacement Volvo Penta sterndrive propellers including J type Duoprop, A Type, B Type and G series props for DPH are available from us within this site. 280SP Sterndrives use a Standard hub or Long hub propeller.
Please contact us if you need a new propeller. If you require technical help with any aspect of your sterndrive or propeller choice, please call us.
Volvo Penta Sterndrives should be serviced at the end of every season to ensure the oil is not emulsified, indicating that the shaft seals require changing. Water intake hoses should also be checked for condition. See our downloads section from the left-hand menu to download a list of oils for each Sterndrive type.
Volvo Penta VDS-3 SAE 15W-40 diesel engine oil, 1 litre. The high quality of VDS-3 oils allows in certain cases an increase in drain intervals.
Volvo Penta VDS 3 diesel engine oil suitable for all Volvo Penta engines and some gearboxes - see download section for more details.
The 280, 280PT, 285A Sterndrive service kit contains the zinc drive and transom anodes, the UJ drive gaiter and jubilee clips required for an annual drive service. Please note the exhaust gaiter is not included in this kit
The top bellow including Jubilee clips for DP Sterndrives including 280, 290, DP-A, DP-D and DP-E outdrives. These kits include the Jubilee clips. Exhaust bellows should be inspected regularly and changed every 1-2 years.
Sterndrive exhaust bellow kit for 280, 290, DP-E and other Sterndrives. These kits include the Jubilee clips. Exhaust bellows should be inspected regularly and changed every 1-2 years.