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Old 05-05-2019, 03:17   #1
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Volvo Penta MD17c governor

Hey all,

Has anyone done any major surgery on a volvo penta md17c? I had a seized injection pump that required I remove my gear case housing on the back of the engine. I am putting things back together and I can't seem to figure out how the governor goes back in, specifically the termination point of the spring that attaches to the governor arm. The engine schematic and workshop manual have offered no help.

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Re: Volvo Penta MD17c governor

Well, its been a long time since I had anything to do with an MD17 governor....

My recollection is that the front end of the spring connects to linkage arm #5, as shown in the parts breakdown. This is the arm that goes from the throttle shaft to the fuel pump rack.

The aft end of the spring hooks into a small hole in the timing case which is covered up by the governor cover.

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Hey all,

Has anyone done any major surgery on a volvo penta md17c? I had a seized injection pump that required I remove my gear case housing on the back of the engine. I am putting things back together and I can't seem to figure out how the governor goes back in, specifically the termination point of the spring that attaches to the governor arm. The engine schematic and workshop manual have offered no help.

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I think the part I am talking about is the tensioner spring.
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Re: Volvo Penta MD17c governor

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Thanks Jim, I appreciate bay. the part iím talking about is number 11 in the second picture. Iíve spent hours looking at all of these diagrams and canít seem to figure what that attaches to.
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Re: Volvo Penta MD17c governor

As Doug suggests, check for a tiny hole near the middle on the underside of arm 5 for one end of the spring and for tab with a hole in it on the housing an appropriate distance from where the other end of the spring mounts.

There is often an 'it only goes one way' trick to reassembling these delicate mechanisms...
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Re: Volvo Penta MD17c governor

If you have an MD17 c/d workshop manual, go to page 32 and look at the drawing titled ď checking the control rod travelĒ. Immediately below the letter ďBĒ in the drawing you see a little loop, which is a representation of the end of the governor spring inserted in a small hole drilled directly in the timing case.

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If you have an MD17 c/d workshop manual, go to page 32 and look at the drawing titled ď checking the control rod travelĒ. Immediately below the letter ďBĒ in the drawing you see a little loop, which is a representation of the end of the governor spring inserted in a small hole drilled directly in the timing case.

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