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Old 26-08-2012, 21:54   #31
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Re: Volvo Performance

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You've clearly gotten good service from that engine and I hope it serves you well when you take off soon
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Old 28-08-2012, 11:00   #32
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What happened after the inspection?
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Old 28-08-2012, 11:22   #33
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As Paul says its a freshwater model. Whilst it's easy to knock these engines particularly compared to the latest Yanmars worth remembering the design is now over 30 years old. Other designs from that era weren't great either.



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The 2000 series was the worst engines Volvo ever sold. As for engines of that era try a 3GM30F. That's what I replaced my 2003 with and the Yanmar's still going strong. I replaced the Volvo after 3 years and it was a brand new boat. I swore then never to get another boat with a Volvo engine.
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Hi, old thread I know, but I'm hoping some of you volvo people will know what this little valve is for? The Manuel doesn't say.
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Old 19-08-2013, 03:40   #35
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Hi, old thread I know, but I'm hoping some of you volvo people will know what this little valve is for? The Manuel doesn't say.

cooling water drain valve. don't open it , sometimes they got stuck with dirt and they don't stop 'bleeding" .what it the type of your engine?
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It's a 2003T. I didn't thin it was coolant because of where it was situated. But if that's what it is, then it is mentioned in the Manuel about winter laying up
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it is for wintering the engine by draining the cooling circuit. always remember that cooling drain valves are as low as possible and aft so you can drain almost all cooling water. this is for draining the cylinder block.do you have the service manual ? check here http://www.bluemoment.com/manuals/vo...002_worksh.pdf

go to page COMPONENTS GUIDE first picture number 8 component says :drainage , cooling water
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Re: Volvo Performance

I have an early 80's MD17d. Thousands of hours. Serviced regularly, not thrashed it will soldier on.
The biggest problem is that whilst small things can be dealt with, when something big lets go, it's time to worry.
Seems to me there is no guarantee even with more modern examples.
So much depends on how much previous owners loved and cared for them.
That's the big unknown.
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