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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 11-09-2020, 15:17
Replies: 48
Views: 2,985
Posted By Lowesmarine
Re: Trying to fix Volvo Penta 2001 that refuses to start

I have uploaded a 2000 series workshop manual. This may help in diagnosing the starting issue. Compression should be 290 - 362 Psi, Check the Decompression Lever adjustment, it may be holding the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 08-06-2020, 13:31
Replies: 61
Views: 3,748
Posted By Lowesmarine
Re: Yanmar 3GM30 running well but using a lot of oil.

Hi, the earlier Yanmar engines do not like the modern multigrade engine oils e.i 15W-40, they like a monograde oil either SAE-30 or SAE-40. Some Yanmar engines will use oil and smoke which are your...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 24-04-2020, 13:56
Replies: 51
Views: 4,477
Posted By Lowesmarine
Re: Must Oil Filter Be Filled After Oil Change?

Hi, the Cummins B series is the only engine that I have had to fill the Oil filter with oil after an engine rebuild. It just would not pickup any oil from the sump, even though everything was well...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 18-06-2010, 16:10
Replies: 40
Views: 44,621
Posted By Lowesmarine
Vasco is correct, this is a Volvopenta seal, To...

Vasco is correct, this is a Volvopenta seal, To Identify it, measure the Propeller Shaft Diameter and the Shaft Tube Diameter, There is only 1 seal per shaft diameter either for imperial and metric...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-06-2010, 16:02
Replies: 20
Views: 5,965
Posted By Lowesmarine
If you are planning on cruising pick an engine...

If you are planning on cruising pick an engine where parts are available world wide. Re-powering and installation costs generally will run about 50% of the cost of the new engine. New MD11 Parts are...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 18-06-2010, 15:52
Replies: 23
Views: 4,851
Posted By Lowesmarine
Hello DRS, how did your glow plug test go? You...

Hello DRS, how did your glow plug test go? You have not answered about smoke on startup, This is quite important in trouble shooting the issue. How does it start when hot? Do you still use the Glow...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 16-06-2010, 13:14
Replies: 23
Views: 4,851
Posted By Lowesmarine
Sounds like a bad glowplug, Does the engine have...

Sounds like a bad glowplug, Does the engine have more white smoke from the exhaust on startup. If so this will usually indicate a faulty Glowplug. Remove the contact bar between the Glowplugs and...
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