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Old 28-07-2015, 19:41   #31
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Re: volvo penta 2003t no start, no try, no nothing...

Originally Posted by waynard View Post
when I turned the hose on, it was just enough to keep up with the pump. It was not forced into the motor. But I like your idea of drawing it through a bucket instead.
The boat itself is a double ender, built on the hull of a lifeboat from a Canadian merchant ship. The fella that built it, started on it when he was 72. He was a retired boat builder.
There isn't another one like it.
He did a nice job! If it was a lifeboat,probably it was equipped with the VP 2003 SOLAS version? These had more rugged accessories & other differences.

What I did for winterizing & running on land:
Put a tee in water intake hose between seacock & raw water filter.
Put a ball valve on the tee take off.
Put a length of suction hose with strainer on this valve.

Now you can close seacock & open take off valve,insert strainer in pail of water in spring or pail/jug of RV antifreeze in fall.
You can drop hose with strainer in bilge as an emerg. bilge pump also.

PM me if you need info on these engines.I have learned much the hard way.


My personal experience & humble opinions-feel free to ignore both
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Old 28-07-2015, 20:11   #32
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Re: volvo penta 2003t no start, no try, no nothing...

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I ran a garden hose in to the raw water intake. I ran it for about an hour just to check everything out. My biggest problem was with the starter/solenoid. Both were seized up. Add that to the fact that a rat got inside and made a helluva mess, and chewed up some wiring, it took me 4 days so far to get in back ship shape.
Now, just have to get it out and fill it up with crabs and prawns!
Hi Waynard, I note the responses from others so I won't go on but it's why I asked the question. They are correct. Very bad idea. Always suck, never push water through your engine, even a little pressure. Can be exceptionally damaging.

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