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Old 14-11-2014, 09:29   #1
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2005Volvo Penta Saildrive 130S A question

My new boat has saildrives which I have no experience with. I noticed their is a knob next to the Gearbox, on a shaft that goes into the boot to the saildrive. Is this some kind of adjustment to keep seawater out of the drive seals? A pressure adustment? I cannot find any writeups or info online.
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Re: 2005Volvo Penta Saildrive 130S A question

That is probably the seacock to turn off the raw water inlet for engine cooling? There may be a hose attached right next to it that runs to the water pump">raw water pump.
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Re: 2005Volvo Penta Saildrive 130S A question

No the seacock is located on the other side, this is a knob that turns a rod in a tube that goes into the saildrive thru the boot


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Re: 2005Volvo Penta Saildrive 130S A question

I just finally figured it out. I found a drawning online. The knob I spoke of is a cap to a small pipe to suck the oil out of the bottom of the saildrive. I bought my boat in Martinique and all my info and manuals are in French so it has been a long translation process for systems on the boat. Many have no English manuals available. I am currently in the San Blas Islands
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Re: 2005Volvo Penta Saildrive 130S A question

Its just a tube that goes to the sump to remove the oil.
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