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Old 12-08-2015, 20:09   #31
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Re: Volvo Saildrive Problem: not engaging forward nor in reverse

Stein, your English is as good as any Australians. Good on ya mate.
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Old 17-08-2015, 01:47   #32
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Re: Volvo Saildrive Problem: not engaging forward nor in reverse

Thanks to everyone who has posted on this site. When the Saildrive was split from the engine and I saw the springs and shattered plate at the bottom of the housings,...I was ecstatic , something like seeing your misses undressed for the first time! I had already received the damper plate from Nanni on spec and so the sight of the loose items confirmed what you guys said. With the assistance from the local MarineEngineering company at Mackay Marina, in particular Ashley, the replacement process to engine running again was only 1.5 hours. I guess I must have been a little heavy handed over the months changing from fwd to reverse to do such damage,... But then again,... It may have been accumulated damage culminating in the final failure put down to the pressure of coming into tight marinas, who wiling side winds and driver inexperience.
I have learnt my lesson,.... Nice and slow!
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Hi. I have a volvo penta sail drive that will not engage forward. It started playing up about 8 months back sailing Indonesia to Philippines. If I slowly eased it neutral to forward several times it would eventually engage. Now it won't engage at all. I have checked all cables and the the shift lever on top of gearbox. These appear to all function normal. Problem deeper in gearbox. Reverse works fine. The drive was installed new 2010 along with new Volvo Penta motor, only been run for 650hrs. I'm moored in remote area of Philippines. Any help or suggestions on what the problem might be would be appreciated.

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Re: Volvo Saildrive Problem: not engaging forward nor in reverse

Doug, I see that your message is the last and latest one in a long earlier list off mails from 2015 about the subject. 1. Are you aware of that? 2. How did you manage since august?
We have exactly the same problem/symptons since one month, VOLVOengine and saildrive are from 2009, some 3000 hours.
I think of buying a complete new leg instead of repairing. Boat is now in Australia , labour and parts will be available but expensive.
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Re: Volvo Saildrive Problem: not engaging forward nor in reverse

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...We have exactly the same problem/symptons since one month, VOLVO engine and saildrive are from 2009, some 3000 hours. I think of buying a complete new leg instead of repairing. Boat is now in Australia , labour and parts will be available but expensive. Jacob
That seems a bit drastic, Jacob, unless you have other issues with your Saildrive.

I suggest you consider (and cost) simply having the clutch plates serviced. You'll need to order the clutch servicing kit from Volvo, appropriate to your mark of Saildrive. And balancing the clutch/top assembly afterwards is a specialist job (done remotely, on a bench rig) but it will end up a lot cheaper than a whole new Saildrive. Even in Australia!

Where are you now? We had this done in Mooloolaba. [And replaced our Saildrive completely in NZ, so appreciate the difference in expense...]

Good luck!
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Re: Volvo Saildrive Problem: not engaging forward nor in reverse

I should add, you don't need to lift your boat out to service the top end of the Saildrive. Just separate engine from gearbox, by moving your engine forward a few inches, and the top assembly removes quite easily for service.

Obviously you would need to lift out for a total Saildrive change, greatly adding to the expense...
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Re: Volvo Saildrive Problem: not engaging forward nor in reverse

Hello Jacob
If your symptoms are exactly the same as Dougs it does sound like the clutches. The first thing to check is what type of oil you are using.
If it is ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid) then you need to change to standard no frills 15W-40 engine oil.
I have had a failing saildrive and since changing to 15W-40 it is still working 2 years later.
What is the engine/saildrive model?
I am assuming your saildrives are the type with clutches not cones.
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