We have a problem with shutting off our engine
It is a Volvo
2003 (fresh water
cooled). It has individual injector pumps for each cylinder
The problem has only developed over the last 2 or 3 weeks, before which we had had no problems at all with the engine
The problem is that it has become increasingly difficult to stop the engine.
In theory, we just pull the engine-stop cable fully out, and it stops... as it has done for the last 3 years. But over the last couple of weeks we have been having to pull the cable out lowly to try to find the "sweet spot" where it will stop because if we pull it out fully it begins to stop (i.e the revs drop) but then goes back to idle revs (about 800rpm).
The problem has become so bad that I sometimes have to control the engine-stop from the engine and use the decompression lever to stop the engine.
I'm guessing that the problem is with the governor. Any advice is gratefully recieved. Thank you.