There's a lot of good stuff in this thread so far. I don't want to "teach granny", but I also have a VP 2003 series engine
(installed in 1984) and have had a variety of issues with it over the last 10yrs of ownership
. However leaks
in the water
system isn't one of them. AFAIK, the seawater pump
show in the OP's photo
is not a Volvo
part, but is fitted to most engines available here in the UK. As somebody already said, the inlet and outlet pipes to the pump
have brackets brazed to them so leaks
should be solved
by new square section rings and clean pipes.
The rest of the water
system on the other hand is very much VP! My engine
has a fresh water system with a heat-exchanger and over the years I have had it in bits several times for maintenance
. Refitting is a veritable juggling act. It helps very much to have good access to the engine on the starboard side where the heat exchanger
goes as this is the last bit to go together and its clamp should not be tightened until you are happy with all the rest and then have pushed it as far forward as it will go to make everything tight.
Sorry to rabbit on, but I enjoy reading these threads as there's always something new to learn and occasionally something to add.
Mike - custodian of a 100yr old plus, wooden gaff cutter