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Old 14-10-2014, 23:25   #16
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Re: Volvo MD7A Rebuild

I rebuilt my 17 two yrs ago. Got most of my parts from Marine Parts Express in Maine and I did a lot of shopping but I did stick with OEM. My gaskets I got from French Creek Marina in NY at about half the price. Also my fuel delivery tubes had some rusty areas and are obsolete but they had some made up out of brake line. I think the 6/7 are also sleeved engines? Not sure id bore the sleeves out..


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Old 10-11-2014, 14:03   #17
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Re: Volvo MD7A Rebuild

Well, as per my original post, I just purchased the piston rings from Greece for $61 US per piston. My mechanic who does nothing but engine rebuilds in his shop looked and was unable to find any except the ones from Volvo. The ones I purchased were approx 1/2 the cost of the volvo rings so here's hoping they are OK. Also had the head cleaned and checked out. Valves needed grinding but apparently weren't too bad. The engine is in my garage and it's getting cold up here in Canada so the reassembly will have to wait until spring. Once it's together and running, I'll give an update
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Re: Volvo MD7A Rebuild

Did anyone ever set up an MD7a rebuild group or website for those of us trying to scrounge up parts?
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Re: Volvo MD7A Rebuild

It's a great idea. I'm don't know how it would be done here. On the Wiki?
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It can be done on facebook. There are lots of different marine type sites there. I belong to a yanmar site on facebook that is very good
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