Guest Posted June 23, 2010 Share Posted June 23, 2010 Hi all, just wanted to share a tale with you...and some pics of what I have been up to this summer so far Without boring you with all the details, I have been struggling to get parts from my local Volvo penta dealer/marine engineer, as everytime I turned up, he was not there...unit was closed. Although a note was on the door with a number, it seemed that it was only for emergencies. Cut a (very long) story short, when I did finally catch up with him, it transpires that he was inundated with work (hence not being at the workshop), so I made the suggestion that being as I have a lot of free time in between my wedding photography, and that I want to understand a lot more about my engines and outdrives, could I be any help? To my absolute surprise, he said OK! I started next day (it is only on a casual basis) and I would like to share some of the "project"s that I have got involved in. Please bear in mind that I am not at all mechanically minded and have surprised myself at what I have done in the last few weeks!!!!!! OK The Fenland lady pictured below came into Lowestoft from a sea trip having lost all of its oil on the starboard (Volvo AQAD41 I think) engine. ALL of the oil had blown out through the oil extraction pipe and was in the bilge. Oil pressure was extremely high on both engines. After a number of tests, it was clear that the engines would need to be taken out to ascertain the cause. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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