Hi guys, this is my first inboard engine
so I'm learning
as I go. I am mechanically inclined so that helps a bit.
1. The stop cable is binding badly. I need to replace it. I am a little leery because it comes in two pieces and the upper handle portion is discontinued so I don't want to damage it. Is there a trick to separating these pieces? After that I'm good this just has me uncomfortable. The volvo
dealer has an aftermarket cable he thinks will work fine. Any thoughts or should I bleed my wallet dry on OEM?
: I was told one thing but have been reading another around the Green Death.
I am looking at yearly maintenance
needs for this beast. So far these are my plans: (sailing in the Great Lakes)
Change oil/filter at the beginning of each season (I was told every 200 hrs) Am I shooting myself in the foot?
Check belts tension every 30 days
This is raw water
cooled I plan to change the impeller with the oil
. Is this overkill?
I plan to change the primary fuel filter
(Racor) at the beginning of each season.
This has a sail drive transmission
. Should I change the gear oil
with the engine
I need to look at when or if any seals
were changed. I know the big keep water
out seal should be done every 7 years and I don't know when it was last done but I do have a mountain of maintenance records to look through.
Check annodes beginning of each season. Speaking of annodes should I have more than one? The existing is on the shaft.
I do have a shop manual and I am as prepared as I can be to be raped on parts
. Was this engine manufactured by someone else and rebadged? If so I'd like to use those parts
but I'm not willing to shoot myself in the foot to save a few bucks.
So far this engine has treated us very well. The only issue I've spotted thus far is the stop cable which isn't really the fault of the engine.
Thanks for any and all advice!