hi there: many, many thanks for providing these comments - very much appreciated. We have two boats and the one currently stuck in Tahiti has a Perkins 4.108. It starts by just looking at it and thinking "start". The Volvo Penta 2003 on our boat here is very reluctant to start when cold and as mentioned in my post, smokes and produces a sheen on the water. I will get on to the approach that you describe right after xmas. Many thanks again!
I also worked with next wave Inc who are located out on Hy-way #4 towards Port Alberni. Qualicum Beach. who developed a sure drive to overcome the failed damper problem. at 2,000 RPM the engine runs perfectly smooth>
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At His premises He took me to the back of the work shop and put each injector on the test tray and demonstrated the the diesel oil was being spurted in four directions like a cross. only one of them was making a slight spray.
They are of course a Bosch product not Volvo. So new parts were ordered from Montreal.
My injectors were disassembled and the bodies glass blasted. He rebuilt them when the parts arrived and then demonstrated on the test rig again that they produced a very fine mist almost looked like gas. best I recall the bill for all three was $456.taxes inc.
I took them back to the workshop and reinstalled them. since that time the engine fires and runs on the second revolution every time. we installed in the boat august 2019 and have run it in the boat on the land for several times for over an hour. all that comes out of the exhaust pipe the is visible is water,
For what is is worth when I first got my volvo Penta 2003 I could not get it to start and run..it was so bad that it would only generate massive amounts of smoke.
I visited Fred Holms fuel injection 13571 Verdun Pl #100, Richmond, BC V6V 1W5
there I met Raj...who rented a slide hammer puller tool to me for $150 deposit.
( I have since made my own.) He instructed me to go back to the workshop and drain down the coolant. Also to fill the copper cups around the injectors with Movit By Lloyds. After soaking with the penetrating oil overnight, I used the slide hammer to extract the injectors and took everything back to Him.