Guest Posted August 11, 2008 Share Posted August 11, 2008 Not sure anyone here will have seen one of these engines close up but anyway.... Volvo Penta AD41 - it's a little reluctant to start. There's no pre-heat, apparently that's normal for these, turn the key and for about 3-5 seconds all you get is the starter. Then the engine begins to splutter and you have about a further 10 secs of it slowly spluttering into life before it can run by itself. It then remains pretty lumpy for about another 20 seconds before it really becomes smooth. It's also pretty smokey at this stage. After a decent run the engine is smooth as you like but becomes quite smokey when left to idle for a bit. Tickover is stupidly high - I'd say around 1100-1200rpm. Something clearly is not right there. But what? I was advised to expect an AD41 to start almost instantly which blatantly it doesn't. But a diesel with no pre-heat? How quickly is one of those ever likely to start when it hasn't run for a week? I was surprised at the smokiness, both on start up and on idling later on - but then it was blowing a F8, very misty, and with vicious driving rain. Potentially these conditions would make it difficult to judge the smokiness or otherwise of the exhaust? Despite this, there's no doubt the engine delivers the punch it promises on the box. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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