I have a 10 year old Volvo
MD 2030C with only 1500 hours. I have just crossed the Pacific and here in Australia
a very concerning noise
has developed. It can only be described as 'clattery' and 'raspy' coming from the front of the engine-alternator end. It is much more apparent at low revs .
disconnected the belt....no difference so not alternator
, or internal water
taken off the back part of the engine
where the fly wheel
is and the vibration damper or drive gear
is fine as is the transmission
- ran the engine
disconnected from transmission
and still sound.
have cracked open each injector and no difference to the sound so not injectors it seems.
Im being told now this could be a fatal problem that has something to do with the connection between the injector pump
and the governor. And, if not taken care of could result in the engine going out of control, and reving up to 12000 revs b efore it selfdestructs.
Does anyone have any idea about this 'raspy, clattery' sound? And does the scary description make sense?
Any help would be most appreciated. I am trying to leave Australia
for S AFrica
but this is concerning me greatly.