I've now got my venerable Volvo
2003T working pretty well. I found the solution to my overheating
problems on oldmarineengines.com (Its a bit sad when technical tips for your motor
is on an enthusiast site for antique engines). She starts with 3 seconds of cranking and runs nicely. I have one last problem, water
slowly enters the boat when the engine
is working. Its not the shaft seal
, as that's new and I can see its not leaking. There's no exhaust
detectable inside the boat, so I don't think its a leak in the exhaust
pipe. I can't see where its coming from and it is fairly frustrating.
I'm thinking the problem must be leaking from the raw water cooling
circuit, but I can't see it. Any tips on chasing this kind of thing?